Wanda's Blog

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.
Your Realtor is not your home inspector, period! So if your Realtor tells you that the roof looks fine and the foundation is strong, it may be a good opinion based on a general intelligent observation, but it is not a substitute for a home inspection. A home inspector is another opinion, by a "hi...
How's the Market in Shepherd, Huntley, Worden, Ballantine and Pompey's Pillar this December 2010?  The Shepherd area is leading the pack in sales volume. Let's look at supply and demand: Supply = number of unsold homes on the market, includes active, pending and contingent listings Demand = numbe...
Montana lots and land sales are a hard sell this time of the year, especially since we've had the 2nd snowiest November on record!  It's pretty hard to get excited about looking for land when it's all covered with snow. Land prices have come down just a bit, but there have been less price reducti...
Hold on Baby, it's slippery out there! It's just after 9am and I finally made it to the coffee shop, took me over an hour!  The first slick day on our roads is always a "re-learning" experience, for everybody!  Even if I'm careful, and don't go too fast (or too slow), I'm always way worried about...
Yellowstone County has one of the lowest average indoor radon levels in the State of Montana, but does that get you off the hook? No or Know?  Do you have any idea what the radon level is in your indoor living space?  Do you know your radon level?  Do you care?  Have you lived in your home so lon...
My own little take on boosting the economy and making more people happy. I read an article, somewhere, just this week about how our economy will not recover as long as people are stuck in high interest home loans on homes that are underwater.  The reference is to those who will continue to make t...
How's the housing market in Billings Montana?  Our local market news continues to intrigue every homeowner, whether they plan to sell their home, buy a new home or just comfort themselves about their current home value. I've had 3 people in my friends and family group who have talked to me about ...
Yesterday as I was showing homes to a buyer client, I was followed by another agent who was bringing her buyer client through WITH HER BLACK POODLE ON A LEASH!  In Billings Montana, this is very unusual!   I was pretty amazed!  It's not like the dog was a working seeing eye dog.  It really got me...
Are you just a bit overwhelmed by the National and Local News about Home Sale prices?  While we are selling fewer homes, and it’s true that inventory is rising, our local Real Estate Market News should bring you a bit of comfort. I like to compare apples to apples once in awh...
Pumpkin and fall festival at Gainan's Heights Home and Garden Center this weekend drew a pretty big crowd! I stopped by the Billings Heights Gainan's this afternoon and ran into a whole bunch of family fun!  There was a silent auction for some decorated pumpkins (I wonder if I'll win), as well as...

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