Tagged : Montana Home Buying

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193642_15_1280realtor.com - Spa-like bathrooms are a hot amenity among home buyers, and whether you’re looking to buy or sell, you might be thinking about putting some money into a bathroom upgrade.

But you don’t need to install a Jacuzzi tub to indulge in a home spa. A few simple steps involving lighting, color and some fun add-ons can transform the room into a luxurious retreat.

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houseonmoney__voronin76_450homes.yahoo.com - Looking to get your foot in the door (of your new home)? If you’re a renter who’s tired of paying someone else’s mortgage, now may be the time to pursue the American dream of homeownership. In fact, the days of needing a 20% down payment are long gone. While you can always elect to put down the full 20% or more, there are now many alternatives available. Here’s what you want to know if buying a house is in your future.

 

In the mortgage industry, 20% down is considered the benchmark down payment for looking strong on paper as a home buyer. While this a general standard for financial strength, it is by no means a requirement, nor is it necessarily expected.

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houserainbow_anthonycz_450zillow.com - From the moment a first-time home buyer begins searching until the final closing papers are signed could be as short as three months or as long as three years.

Along the way, the journey is filled with twists, turns and probably some bumps in the road. So how do you navigate the journey? Once you get “in the game,” you should start setting the top criteria for your home early on. Establishing your most important factors upfront will help you stay on track as you move through the home buying process. It also will help you know when to compromise and when to stick to your original list.

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housekeys_voronin_450realtytimes.com - The best time to buy is when market conditions suggest a bottom.

That means there's still some risk for homebuyers, since no one has a crystal ball that predicts the future. To take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and home prices still well below previous records, you may have to take a risk, such as riding out another short-term dip in property values.

But the rewards may be well worth it. Here are five reasons to buy a home right now.

1. More jobs are available   2. Houses are a great hedge against inflation  3. Housing price increases are slowing  4. Mortgage interest rates are still low  5. Pent-up demand ready to release

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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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