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Hiking & Biking in Helena

It’s officially spring and we’ve had some beautiful weather (along with some bouts of snow still, it is Montana after all!).  So if you’re ready to get out and enjoy the sun and fresh air, we have some fabulous hiking and biking trails.

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Homeowner’s Associations, Good or Bad?

It is rare to find a property anymore that doesn’t have some sort of covenants.  Even some recreational properties will.  Most Counties now require developers to file covenants when they create a subdivision.  Sometimes they are pretty minimal and sometimes they’re quite restrictive.  Some people love living with covenants and an association and some hate it.

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First Impressions

Did you know that within the first few seconds of driving up to a house a potential buyer will decide if they like it or not?  So again, we cannot stress the importance of having your home prepared for viewing.  The outside is obviously what potential buyers will see first and curb appeal is incredibly important.

Here’s a checklist to help you evaluating and preparing your home.

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Why Choose Townsend Montana?

Townsend, MTTownsend Montana is a wonderful little town located about 33 miles from Helena and 64 miles from Bozeman.  We pride ourselves on being less corporate and leading a simpler way of life.  We also have some fabulous recreational opportunities!

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Tips for Buying a Foreclosed Home

Find a real estate agent.  Purchasing a foreclosed property is very different then purchasing a home from an individual.  There are oftentimes extra steps that you have to take.  These can include submitting electronic offers through specific websites.  You must have knowledge and experience in this area as it can be very complicated.

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Remodels that pay

Just like building a new home can get out of hand and take a life on of its own, so can a remodel.  You should plan carefully and stick to that plan as much as you can.  Part of your plan should be for unexpected surprises.  Something might not go according to plan, or when you tear out a wall you might find that there’s plumbing or wiring that may need some repairs.  So be prepared.

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To buy or not to buy a fixer-upper?

Let’s face it, many of us get sucked into those home improvement shows that make us dream of buying that cool old home and fixing it up ourselves.  They make it look fun and easy, well, to an extent.  But is that the right choice for you?

Before you get too excited and jump into a big project like that, sit down and weigh your options, write down the pros and cons.  Remember that movie Money Pit?  That could have easily been a true story.

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Meet your real estate team

Oftentimes we talk about how complicated it is to buy and sell these days, but we haven't gone into how many people it takes to make a transaction happen. So we'd like to introduce your team to you.

When a homeowner decides to sell their home the first thing they generally do is to hire a real estate agent. Their agent belongs to an office, oftentimes with multiple people in it, ranging from administrative personnel, to assistants, other agents, and a supervising broker.

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Winter Activities in Montana

Are you thinking about moving to Montana and wondering what there is to do in the dead of winter?  Or did you just move here and you're looking for some fun things to do?  And for those of you that have lived here for years, this list could give you some ideas on what to do this weekend too.

Montana is a land full of outdoor recreation opportunities, all year long.  Here's a few ideas for the winter:

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Montana is AMAZING! My family and I love all the Montana seasons, but seem to really enjoy winter. Don't let the winter blues ge... Read More
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Winter Home Staging Tips

There is so much to know about selling a home. One of the things that many people don't understand is the importance of staging a home for sale. People’s first impression of a home can often decide whether or not they want to make an offer. People form an impression within the first few seconds of walking up to a house.

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It is time for you to get serious about buying a home?

With the access of the Internet at our fingertips it's easy to sit and shop for houses for hours online. We can become obsessed with viewing photos and looking for our dream home. But are you actually ready to take that step?

There’s a few indicators to help you realize if you are…or not.

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I agree 100% with this post! First off it is very important to know what your budget is. If a buyer is ready before making an of... Read More
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