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Real Estate Agent - Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN
Bits and pieces of local real estate information in the Billings Montana and surrounding area.
The Billings Police Department will host a "Drug Disposal" at Rimrock Mall for anyone who wants to clean out that medicine cabinet of unused and old prescription drugs.  It's not good to put them down the toilet or into the trash.  Once collected, the Police in cooperation with the DEA incinerate...
I'm not sorry I didn't answer the phone, I was driving and I need all of my attention on those around me either walking or in their motorized vehicle.  I'm especially trying to concentrate on motorcycles right now, they tend to creep into spaces where I'm not expecting them. I've had a couple peo...
Very good tip and reminder.  This is also a common concern for FSBO's and one of the reasons I highly recommend googling your buyer's. Open houses have concerns as well!Bill Bein's recent post about Nine Security Tips for Sellers reminded me of an unfortunate incident that happened at one of my l...
The true cost of nuclear energy?  Don't for get to take into account the loss of Real Estate values should a horrible disaster occur. Just watching updates this morning about the "grave" situation in Japan's earthquake struck, tsunami struck and nuclear meltdown struck geographic location.  The n...
I'm so glad the snow is melting!  Maybe rural property sales will start picking up as well.  I've taken a look at the entire market area around Billings Montana at properties over 10 acres, just to get a feel for what's happening out there.  Over the last year, we've sold 82 of these properties, ...
I was watching one of the morning shows this weekend and Suze Orman was talking about her newest book on personal finance.  She had 3 major points, and the one I listened to the most was about home buying. She said that a home buyer should only buy in this market if they have 20% down and 8 month...
The College Subdivision in Billings Montana is located between Poly and Rimrock Roads.  The streets are appropriately named Yale, Harvard and Princeton. Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1940's and 1950's featuring traditional ranch and cottage styles.  You're likely to fin...
One of the major landmarks of the Billings Montana landscape is the prominent rock formations called the Rims.  Years of natural erosion from the mighty Yellowstone River has carved a lovely valley for us to enjoy. Living in the shadow of "The Rims" many homeowners enjoy views of the Yellowstone ...
I've taken a look at the 2 acres or more small acreage residential activity for within a 75 mile radius of Billings Montana.  Winter is typically a difficult period for this market and the numbers for the last 90 days demonstrate this as well. The best 90 day moving average is in the under $150,0...
I quickly read the first two chapters of the book Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel, then I took the quiz.  I learned about this Active Rain Challenge from one of the daily AR emails.   I so wanted to be a Wildebeest, but it turns out I'm a Crocodile! One of the most powerful images th...

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