How far can you negotiate with sellers?

As we have seen, interest rates have increased this summer. Just a few months ago earlier this 2022 year, it was a seller's market. But now the tables have turned. We are seeing price reductions, sellers offering credits, longer days on market, and a slight dip in where home prices have been.  We were at a peak of our home prices that was unprecedented and unsustainable so a "dip" is what we call just a correction in the market.  Even some sellers are willing to go above and beyond to help buy down a buyer's interest rate in order to get their home sold.  With seasons changing and winter approaching in the near future, my recommendation if you are a BUYER to continue your pulse in searching for homes that have…

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There are many different reasons you might be thinking about selling your home. Perhaps you want to downsize (or upsize), perhaps you want to take advantage of the market, or maybe you need to move to another area of the country for your company. Regardless of the reasons, there are many things to consider before you speak with a real estate agent.

You probably already have a good grasp of how the home-buying process goes since you've done it at least once before. But if this is your first time selling a home, there’s plenty more to learn. Even if you have sold a home in the past, the market is always changing. 

If you're thinking about buying a home within the next year, or buying a home after you sell your current one there are a few…

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The housing market has been a seller's market throughout the pandemic, but is this still the case? The current trends are pointing towards an end to the real estate market conditions that created a bonanza for sellers. Many issues created a high-pressure market environment severely skewed in favor of sellers. From sky-high home prices, intense competition between buyers, and tactical play from sellers waiting for the right moment to put their homes for sale. 

It's worth saying outright: things are changing, and there are things home sellers need to be aware of today that weren't true last year. Here's what they are:

1. Home prices growth is returning to pre-pandemic levels

This is not the same as saying home prices are…

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 12 - 2 
63 PLEASANT VALLEY LANE, BOZEMAN, MT 59718



Features for this gorgeous property include: 

• Located in Pleasant Valley Subdivision • 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom • 3 car attached garage • Situated on a cul-de-sac • Zoned in Bozeman School District • 2 large walk-in closets Beautiful brand new custom home on a 2 acre parcel. Modern 3,623 SF home includes 5 beds, 3 baths, quietly situated in a cul-de-sac with 3 other custom homes. 1ST FLOOR master suite has a dedicated wing overlooking your private backyard; includes dual vanities, TWO walk-in closets, spacious tile shower with 2 shower heads, and soaker tub. Entertain in your 2 story grand living room with an incredible 25…

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 12 - 2
515 MICHAEL GROVE, UNIT #39, BOZEMAN, MT 59718


Features for this property include: 

• VACANT AND MOVE-IN READY • MSU bus line is off Hunters and Durston - a quick trip to MSU • Two-story, 3 bed, 2 bath • Front covered patio • Privacy fence in the backyard 
• Great investment opportunity with the rental capability This condo will feel more like a townhome! Only one party wall with private entrance. This two-story 3 bed, 2 bath condo has a dedicated front covered patio, and privacy fence from the adjoining neighbor looking at mature trees and grass to enjoy sitting on the concrete patio. Upstairs there are 2 guest bedrooms, full bath, and master with ensuite with full bath and large vanity. Main…

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84 Rolling Prairie, Three Forks, MT
Listing Price: $600,000 | MLS: #376091

Features of this property include:
• Located in Village at Elk Ridge
• Single level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom
• 3 car attached garage
• 1.21 acre landscaped lot 
• 28+ acres of subdivision park space


Recently built in 2020, this single level 1,710 sq ft home with 3 car garage is turn-key with landscaping. Located in the Village At Elk Ridge subdivision. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sitting on a 1.21 acre LANDSCAPED lot. White Shaker cabinetry and modern light fixtures creates a modern, farmhouse style. Finishes include Quartz countertops, stainless steal appliances, covered patios, central air conditioning, and vaulted ceilings in the main living area are just a few…

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63 Pleasant Valley, Bozeman, MT
Listing Price: $2,550,000 | MLS: #376087

Features of this property include:

• Located in Pleasant Valley Subdivision
• 3 car attached garage
• Situated on a cul-de-sac
• Zoned in Bozeman School Districts 
• 2 large walk-in closets

Beautiful brand new custom home on a 2 acre parcel. Modern 3,623 SF home includes 5 beds, 3 baths, quietly situated in a cul-de-sac with 3 other custom homes. Main level master suite has a dedicated wing overlooking your private backyard; includes dual vanities, TWO walk-in closets, spacious tile shower with 2 shower heads, and soaker tub. Entertain in your 2 story grand living room with an incredible 25 foot stacked stone gas fireplace. Belmont cabinetry with Cherry doors throughout,…

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As the market continues to shift, more and more questions are being asked about how home prices will behave in the coming months. Will home prices continue to rise, or will they finally start to come down? If you’ve been interested in selling your home and/or buying a new one but have been intimidated by the fast-moving market, you’re in the right place. This post will explore real estate market conditions and when we may start to see home prices drop.

Rising Interest Rates: What They Mean for the Real Estate Market

The cost of buying a home skyrocketed by more than 20% across the country in April of this year compared to last year. In some cities, that number was even higher, including:

  • 34.8% in Tampa
  • 32.4% in…

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3860 Blondie Street, Bozeman, MT 59718
Listing price: $645,000 | MLS: #374914

Features of this property include: 

• Beautiful high-end condo with great natural light located in Baxter Meadows subdivision • Conveniently located close to Chief Joseph Middle School, shopping, and restaurants • Surrounded by hundreds of acres of parks/open spaces and miles of trails throughout this neighborhood, and the 100 Acre Regional Park is just across Baxter Lane • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,744 sqft of living space Beautiful high-end condo with great natural light located in Baxter Meadows subdivision. The Lofts at Four Points is conveniently located close to Chief Joseph Middle School, shopping and restaurants! Not to mention…

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306 Farmall Lane, Manhattan, MT
Listing Price: $525,000 | MLS: #374769



Features of this property include: 

• 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with 1,572 sqft of living space • Located on the north side of Centennial Village Subdivision • Equipped with great features such as soft close cabinets, vaulted ceilings, large living room and master bedroom with en suite & walk-in closet • 0.7 miles to Manhattan School • Vacant and ready for a quick close! This single level ranch style 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ready for you to make it your own! Located only 1 mile from Manhattan school & 0.8 miles to downtown Manhattan. Featuring a small town community atmosphere, 306 Farmall sits on the North side of Centennial Village Subdivision.…

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