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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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Rising Bank Repossessions Amidst Decline in Homeowners Receiving Foreclosure Notices

By Clare Trapasso In a surprising turn of events, the real estate market has witnessed an increase in bank repossessions, despite a decrease in the number of homeowners receiving foreclosure notices. A recent report by ATTOM, a prominent real estate data company, sheds light on this intriguing trend that is raising eyebrows within the industry. During […]
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The 15 Best Restaurants in Helena, Montana

By Mark BarnettLast Updated: February 28th, 2023 Discovering new places is always thrilling, from exploring tourist spots to hunting for the best shopping locations. However, amidst all the excitement, don't forget to savor the local flavors during your journey. In this blog, we'll unveil the top 15 restaurants in Helena, Montana, ensuring you have a […]
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The 10 Best Things to Do in Missoula, Montana

Kurt NorrisBy Kurt Norris Missoula, Montana, known as "the hub of five valleys," is a captivating city nestled in the western part of the state. Surrounded by five high mountain ranges and bordered by the Clark Fork River, Missoula boasts a unique blend of rugged landscapes and rich culture that draws tourists from around the […]
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Thinking About Using Your Home as Collateral on a Loan? Here's What You Need To Know

By Kathleen Willcox In the current economic climate of fluctuating interest rates and inflation, many individuals find themselves in need of extra funds to navigate tough financial times. As a result, personal or business loans have become a popular option for those seeking financial relief. However, the decision of what to use as collateral on […]
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Rents Continue To Fall—but Renters Still Face Affordability Challenges

By Clare Trapasso Jul 25, 2023 Renters across the nation are seeing a glimmer of hope as rents continue to drop, but the relief may not be enough to ease their financial burden. In June, rents declined by 1% year over year, with the median rent in the 50 largest housing markets reaching $1,745 per month, […]
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Understanding Mortgage Default: What Happens When You Can't Pay

Mortgage Default Explained: What Really Happens When You Can’t Pay Up By Julie Ryan EvansJul 20, 2023 As homeowners, we're well aware of the importance of timely mortgage payments to keep our homes secure. However, life can throw unexpected challenges our way, leading some individuals to face the dreaded situation of mortgage default. Let's delve […]
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4 Ways to Have Successful Home Staging Consultations

As a realtor, you understand the crucial role that home staging plays in attracting potential buyers and selling properties quickly. Home staging consultations are an excellent opportunity to guide your clients in preparing their homes for the market. By offering valuable insights and advice, you can help sellers maximize their home's appeal and increase its […]
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Understanding the Difference: Inspection Vs. Appraisal in the Homebuying Process

Purchasing a home is a significant milestone in our lives, filled with excitement and anticipation. However, navigating the complex world of real estate requires knowledge and understanding of various processes. Two essential steps in the homebuying journey are inspections and appraisals. While often used interchangeably, it's crucial to recognize the distinction between the two. In […]
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