How to Create Curb Appeal in the Winter

Cool Weather, Warm Welcome: How to Amp Up Your Winter Curb Appeal

As winter sets in, there's a unique opportunity to enhance your home's curb appeal and make it stand out even in the chilliest season. While many homeowners associate exterior improvements with warmer months, there are plenty of ways to showcase your property's charm during the winter. 

Why should you take the time and energy to amp up your home’s curb appeal when the weather is working against you and your landscaping isn’t in season? According to a study featured on the Martha Stewart website, 75% of home shoppers want a home’s exterior to look impeccable. Many cite it as the number one reason to buy—or not buy—a home.

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New Year, New Self-Care

Are you ready to implement new self-care routines in 2024? There are a plethora of local beauty spas in Bozeman that would love to help you kick off the new year in the right direction! To help sift through the list, we have provided our top picks alongside descriptions so you can find the perfect self-care retreat in town to meet your pampering needs.

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The Loft Spa:

"We hold the values of acceptance, self-love, embracing natural beauty, and meeting your body where it is. We are driven by integrity for the benefit of all involved and value quality of life and balance above all…

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Discover Montana Mansions On The Real Estate Market

With exceptional square footage, elegant updates and home features, and often significant acreage attached, a mansion in Montana is the epitome of luxury living. Tamara Williams and Company can help you find the exact home you're been looking for, with the interior upgrades you want, in the location you desire!

What Makes a House a Mansion?

For a house to be considered a mansion you are looking for three things:

  1. Over 5,000 sq ft
  2. 5 or more bedrooms
  3. Luxurious features

The difference between a traditional mansion and a Montana Mansion, though, is the lifestyle intent. A Montana mansion is going to be centered around incredible landscape views, acres of land, and the great big sky…

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Five New Year's Resolutions for First-Time Homebuyers

Resolution #1: Work on Your Credit Score

Your credit score can significantly affect how much you'll pay for your home, the amount you must put down up front, and whether you'll qualify for a mortgage. A conventional loan requires a minimum credit score of 620, while a USDA loan might require a score of 640. A score of 580 can get you an FHA loan at 3.5 percent down, but a lower score could force you to make a downpayment of 10 percent or more.

You can raise your credit score by paying down debt, making monthly payments on time, and not opening new credit accounts or closing current ones. You also want to avoid applying for anything that requires a credit check (also known as a “hard inquiry”…

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Appraisals

Selling your home is a significant milestone, and understanding the appraisal process is crucial to ensure a smooth transaction. This blog post will guide you through the essentials of home appraisals, helping you prepare and maximize your property's value.

What is a Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal is a comprehensive evaluation of your property's value done once a home is under contract as part of the buyer’s due diligence process. Its purpose is to determine the actual market value of a home so that a buyer doesn’t pay more and so that a lender doesn’t lend more for a home than it is worth. Lenders require an appraisal before a mortgage can be approved.

Who Conducts the Appraisal?

A…

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How to Sell More Homes as a Realtor

"Sellers, as well, turned to professionals to price their home competitively, help market the home to potential buyers, and sell within a specific timeframe. Eighty-nine percent of sellers used an agent to sell their home..." (NAR Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 2023). Buyers and Sellers alike turn to real estate professionals for guidance in the high percentages year over year. Though this industry can be incredibly challenging, the client pool is plentiful. Are you struggling to reach your volume goals as a real estate agent? Want to do more business in 2024? I have some insights that may help you thrive, follow along with me...

How to a Gain Prospective Client's Attention

How do you not only meet the…

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SOLD! Rare land opportunity near Hyalite Canyon: 10-Acres of Privacy and Panoramic Views in Bozeman, Montana

Are you searching for the perfect land to build your dream home in Bozeman, Montana? Look no further! Nestled at the end of a private road, this 10-acre parcel in Bozeman, Montana, offers unparalleled privacy and breathtaking views, making it an ideal canvas for your dream retreat.

 

End-of-Road Privacy Meets Natural Beauty

Imagine waking up every morning to the tranquility of nature surrounding your dream home. This exclusive property backs up to a conservation easement, ensuring that your slice of paradise is preserved and encapsulated by thousands of acres of government land. The privacy here is unmatched, providing you with an…

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Our Client's Exclusive Discount Marketplace

At Tamara Williams and Company, we're not just about finding homes; we're about enhancing the entire Bozeman living experience. That's why we've crafted an Exclusive Discount Marketplace – a carefully curated collection of exclusive deals and discounts from local businesses and beyond that cater to every facet of your life.

As a fellow local business, we found ourselves longing to be cheerleaders for other small businesses in town. We finally decided it was time to create a hub where our clients can be immersed in savings, savings that hype up the local heart of Bozeman. For clients of ours who have relocated to Bozeman, it is a great way to support the Bozeman community. Local businesses all across town…

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Elevate Your Lifestyle: 7 New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners


As we bid farewell to another year and welcome the promise of a new one, many of us set resolutions to improve various aspects of our lives. For homeowners, the start of a new year presents a fantastic opportunity to make resolutions that enhance the value of your property and elevate your lifestyle. Whether you're a new homeowner or have lived in your residence for years, these seven resolutions will inspire you to make the most of your space and create a harmonious living environment.

1. Invest in Sustainable Upgrades

With growing awareness of environmental issues, there's no better time than now to make your home more eco-friendly. Consider investing in sustainable upgrades such…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year... to sell?

Snow and icy roads galore are upon us, but winter may still be a great time to sell your home - especially if you're ready to get settled by spring. There tend to be more serious buyers in the winter season and coupled with there being less competition on the market it's possible that listing your home during the winter will help you secure a fast sale.

If you’ve been contemplating whether you should brave the snow and list your home now, well we've made a list of 5 things that will help you sell your home before the weather warms up!

Put Your Best Foot Forward Online

As Dave Ramsey says, “The internet has no seasons.” Since most people would rather be cozied up on the couch in the winter…

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