Tagged : Big Sky Real Estate Agent

Found 9 blog entries tagged as "Big Sky Real Estate Agent".

housemoney_volff_450realtor.com - You’ve just sold your home and are ready to buy again. For the first time in your life, you may have enough money to pay cash for a home—but should you? Buying a house with cash has its upside and its downside, too.

Let’s explore the pros and cons and what you could stand to gain–or lose—if you purchase your new home for cash.

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houserainbow_anthonycz_450zillow.com - Your crazy neighbors have been bugging you for months. They don’t maintain their yard. They’re loud and stay up too late. Their dog barks any time you go near and leaves smelly “presents” too close to your fence.

It is one thing for you to put up with this. But now that you’re getting ready to sell your house, you are concerned that their bad behavior may sabotage the sale. What can you do?

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housekeys_voronin_450realtor.com - It might be the most nerve-wracking, anticipatory, hard-to-find-the-patience question of home buying for first timers:

“When do I finally get the keys to my new house?”

Usually, a buyer takes possession of a new home after closing. But exactly how that is defined differs transaction to transaction.

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new_construction_buchachon_450_01zillow.com - Home improvement projects don’t always require large budgets. Many homeowners assume they need major construction to make a difference, but minor alterations have the potential to transform cosmetically-challenged interiors.

Desire an easy, low-cost face-lift for your home? Check out these six do-it-yourself projects that won’t break the bank.

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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450Realtor.com - Buying a house is a highly individual decision—and a local one—but current trends are creating a favorable situation for many would-be homeowners.

Interest rates are low, employment is rising, home prices—in most markets—are still well below their peaks, and rents are through the roof.

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construction_adamvilimek_450zillow.com - First-time homeowners sometimes find themselves surprised at how much maintenance they need to do on their houses — even new ones. Sometimes maintenance is as simple as plunging a toilet or touching up paint on a wall or stain on a deck. Other times, however, home maintenance means bigger projects. These are the kind you might not be willing to undertake right away — either because you lack the expertise or the money.

But skipping these projects could wind up costing you in the long run. How? Because neglecting some maintenance or repair projects could mean expensive home insurance claims. That means paying a deductible now and facing the prospect of higher premiums in the future.

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piggybank_voronin76_450zillow.com - Accumulating an emergency fund isn’t as exciting as saving for an extravagant vacation or a down payment for your dream home, but financially-savvy folks understand the value and prioritize for their security. Emergency funds are separate from general savings accounts, retirement funds and health savings accounts. They cover unexpected costs that could otherwise force you into debt.

If a pipe bursts at home, are you ready to pay for the repairs? Can you make your monthly mortgage payment if you lose your job tomorrow? These are prime examples why amassing an emergency fund is necessary

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menhouse_sellingpix_450It’s easy to see the value of an open house—a designated time for prospective REALTORS® and buyers to scope out your home while on a Sunday spree of house tours.

But if you’re worried about getting lost among the competition, creative open house ideas are a must if you want to make a sale.

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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way.

According to the National Association of Realtors 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 88 percent of buyers purchase their homes through real estate agents or brokers. That reliance on real estate professionals has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001.

While real estate websites and mobile apps can help you identify houses you may be interested in, an experienced agent does much more.

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