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Found 28 blog entries tagged as "Bozeman Broker".

houseinfingers_lehui_450zillow.com - If you’ve been out there house hunting, you’re likely aware of the many challenges and obstacles that come with the territory. A major factor driving this fiercely competitive market is the lack of for-sale inventory, especially in the lower end.

Want to have the upper hand? Here are some ways to gain that competitive advantage.

Find properties before everyone else does. Make an all-cash offer.  Write a personal letter.

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construction_adamvilimek_450realtor.com - Every home has shortcomings, even that adorable cottage you swooned over at first sight or that house with the majestic views you can still picture with your eyes closed.

It did have the bathroom tiles that were wiggling loose. Its closets were smaller than you had hoped. The weeds in the backyard needed to be whacked. And its water heater seemed to be making strange noises.

But which shortcomings can you deal with, and which ones are deal-breakers?

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houseinhand_voronin_450realtor.com - The polar vortex is proving to be no sweat for home buyers, according to the latest National Housing Trend Report from realtor.com®.

Despite severe winter weather conditions across the nation, the 2014 home buying season got off to a good start with a year-over-year increase in inventory and sustained growth in home prices.

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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.18 percent, up from 4.14 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 4.17 and 4.21 percent for the majority of the week, spiking to 4.27 percent on Wednesday before dropping back down to 4.18 percent on Thursday.

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sale_chris_boswell_450zillow.com - In some ways, the buyer-real estate agent relationship is similar to a romantic one. In either situation, the relationship’s success or failure depends a lot on picking the “right” partner from the beginning. Chemistry and communications also play an important role.

Here’s how you can find the best real estate agent “match” and nurture that relationship to achieve your goal: buying your dream home.

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menhouse_sellingpix_450zillow.com - Before any lender will loan you money to buy or refinance a home, the lender will attempt to get some idea of what the property is worth. After all, the real estate serves as the collateral that you will be putting up to secure the loan.

Typically the lender will order an appraisal report. The value returned on this report will determine how much the lender is willing to lend.

Here is a simple guide to help you understand this sometimes very confusing document.

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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - Shopping for the best mortgage involves more than just checking interest rates and loan terms. Many borrowers are surprised by the many additional costs involved in closing the loan.

Almost all closing costs relate to fees that the mortgage lender is charged by a third-party company and then passes on to the borrower. Some of the fees are additional costs the lender levies. Because these fees are all settled at the closing table, they are commonly referred to as closing costs.

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bank__olegdoroshin_450money.cnn.com - The foreclosure crisis is showing signs that it's finally fading away.

The number of new foreclosure filings -- which includes default notices, auctions and bank repossessions -- dropped 15% to a total of 113,454 properties in November, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties.

That was the biggest monthly decline since November 2010, and foreclosure filings are now at the lowest level since December 2006. From a year ago, filings are down 37%.

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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.25 percent, up from 4.14 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate spiked to 4.22 percent on Wednesday and hovered between 4.23 and 4.28 percent for the majority of the week before dropping to the current rate this morning.

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holiday-phildkeen_450zillow.com - Embellishing your yard with holiday lights is a cheery idea if you follow a few simple guidelines and precautions:

Create a master plan,  Find balance, Consider the backyard, Measure, Assess, Power up, Choose plastic,  Stay safe.

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