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Moving to Bozeman? Here’s Your Moving Checklist

Whether you’re moving from outside the area to Bozeman, or simply moving from one end of town to the other, keeping your ducks from falling out of line and running all over you can seem like a monstrous task. Once you’re packed up all of your belongings and moved them to your new home, the […]

New Homeowner? Here are the 6 Items You Need To Buy First

First, welcome to the first time home owner’s club. It’s an overwhelming and exciting time, and we know you could probably use all the help you can get. You’ve got a laundry list of things to do, likely including laundry, so to help you move and settle in as smoothly as possible, here’s a prioritized […]

Understanding Appraisals: What to Do If Your Home Appraises Low

Home appraisals are used to establish market value of a property. In the world of residential real estate, they are most frequently used to protect a mortgage lender’s interest. Translation; if the home doesn’t appraise for the agreed upon selling price, the buyer will have to renegotiate terms with the seller and/or lender or walk […]

Why Your Home Mortgage Is About More Than Interest Rates

Buying a home? Then odds are, you’re going to need a home mortgage loan. When most folks think about mortgages, their mind goes to current interest rates. Here’s one reason why your home mortgage is about more than interest rates. From ‘interest rates’ to ‘down payment’ to ‘debt-to-income ratio’… there are so many terms involved […]

5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed

Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line, especially if you are first-time home buyers. Instead of going it alone, here are a […]

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the US housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts […]

February 2017 Bozeman Area Real Estate Market Update

The 4th quarter of 2016 incidates what you already know if you’ve been home shopping in Gallatin County. The number of homes for sale was drastically down, while sales and prices were, generally, up. Bozeman area real estate market reflects the very definition of supply and demand. New construction is booming and existing home sales, […]

Misconceptions About Down Payments

New research shows many potential home buyers have misconceptions about how much they need to have saved for a down payment. The most often cited amount is 20 percent of the selling price of the home. But, depending on the type of loan, it could be much less and large numbers of eligible buyers don’t […]

What’s The Most Affordable Architectural Home Style?

No matter where you live, there are likely a number of different architectural styles represented in your area. You may live in a neighborhood of bungalows down the street from a row of old Victorians. Or maybe your neighborhood was built more recently and is dominated by Colonials and Mediterranean-style homes.  Here in the Bozeman […]