Tag: affordable housing

The Average Down Payment for Homes Throughout the United States

Buying a house is a major financial decision, and one of the most significant upfront costs is the down payment. The amount of money needed for a down payment can vary greatly depending on where you live in the United States. According to a recent study by Visual Capitalist, the median down payment for a […]
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The Importance of Understanding Property Taxes in Real Estate

Property taxes are an important part of real estate that all investors and homeowners should understand. Local governments pay these taxes on property values, which can have a considerable impact on affordability and investment potential. Property taxes are essentially taxes levied on real estate properties based on their assessed value. Local governments use these taxes […]
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Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Buying your first home can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. As a first-time homebuyer, it's crucial to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions and avoid common pitfalls. In this blog, we will explore some of the most frequent mistakes made by first-time homebuyers and provide insights on how to steer […]
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Biden Administration Takes on America's Affordable Housing Crisis: Will it be Enough?

The Biden administration faces a critical task in addressing the affordable housing crisis. In 2023, home-buying affordability reached a record low, with housing costs taking up 41.4% of the median income, according to Redfin. President Biden supports bills like the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, targeting the construction of 500,000 starter homes in under-resourced communities within […]
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The Truth Behind the National Housing Market Slowdown

By Carolyne Calvin November 27, 2023 In the real estate world, there is a lot of media about the slowdown in the national housing market. As a result, I have had numerous calls from clients looking for "deals" in the market. It is important to remember that while our area has undoubtedly experienced a fairly dramatic […]
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Bozeman City Commission Unveils Ambitious Affordable Housing Initiatives

by Bryanna Carroll Bozeman, a city known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant community, is facing a housing challenge that drew concerned residents to a recent City Commission meeting. The issue at hand: the need for clean and affordable housing. During the meeting, one local resident passionately addressed the Commission, highlighting the scarcity of safe […]
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7 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Apartment Housewarming Party

By Alondra Segoviano You've finally secured your dream apartment, completed the move, and now it's time to celebrate your new space with a housewarming party. Hosting a successful apartment-warming soiree requires careful planning to ensure both you and your guests have a fantastic time. Here are seven essential tips to make your apartment housewarming party […]
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Why Montana is Attracting a Growing Number of New Yorkers

In an era of global change, many people are seeking a simpler, more peaceful way of life, a trend that has surged, especially since the pandemic. The clamor of big city living no longer holds the same allure for a growing number of individuals. Instead, they're drawn to quieter, more serene locales across the nation. […]
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The Surprising Factors That Shape Your Home's Value

When it comes to seeking out your ideal home, you likely have a checklist of essential features: an expansive kitchen, modern bathrooms, and a serene backyard escape. Yet, beneath the surface lie unexpected elements that wield significant influence over a home's value. Beyond the apparent factors, there are hidden gems and practical considerations that can […]
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