10 Ways to Make Your Fall Open House Extra-Cozy!

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As the leaves change and the weather cools, fall provides the perfect backdrop for big changes and fresh starts—like selling your home. If you’ve been thinking of selling, now is a great time to do it, and hosting a fall open house will help you kick it off right. Open houses generate excitement about a property, attract potential buyers, and give you an opportunity to showcase everything that makes your house unique and lovable. This autumn, use these 10 tips to make your fall open house extra cozy and bring the offers rolling in. 

Fall Open House Tips:

1. Start with repairs, maintenance, and fall projects

Before you dive into the cozy decor and…

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Which Mortgage is Right for You?

There are several types of mortgages available for homebuyers in 2023. Not sure which is right for you? Let’s check out the options.

Conventional mortgages

Conventional mortgages are the most common type of mortgage. You can get this type of loan at almost any mortgage lender, and the requirements are fairly standard. To qualify for a conventional mortgage, you must have the following:

  • A credit score of at least 620, though some lenders have higher requirements

  • A debt-to-income ratio of 45% or less

  • Minimum down payment of 3% with private mortgage insurance

  • Minimum down payment of 20% without private mortgage insurance

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Our Top 10 Tips for Real Estate Agents: What We Implement for Continued Success

Our team of experienced real estate agents have been helping clients through their journeys in the Bozeman market for many years, and we're proud to say we've become one of the top 1% producing teams in the area.

We know that in order to succeed in this business, you need to constantly be improving your skills, whether that be in marketing, communication, Real Estate laws, guidelines, the list goes on. By prioritizing advanced real estate agent training, this is how we are able to be the best real estate agents in Bozeman, Montana.

We've implemented several top-notch training programs for our agents, two of which will be featured later in this blog! We will be…

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Buying a home and selling a home can be two of the most stressful — and expensive — life events. And, they often happen at the same time! If you’re looking to buy a home while also trying to sell your home, don’t panic. In this post, we will go over a few tips to help you tackle the buying and selling sides of the real estate market without becoming overwhelmed.

Tips for Buying First

You likely can’t buy and sell a home at the exact same time. So, first, you’ll need to figure out whether you want to buy a home or sell your home first — each has its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to buy first, here are some expert tips to follow:

1. Request an Extended Closing

We know you will be…

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Bozeman Real EState

The residential real estate market usually cools off as fall starts turning into winter. Many people don’t have time to search for homes during the fall, so they don’t spend too much time looking until summer. People feel hesitant to move during winter because the winter holidays take up a lot of their time.

These obstacles don’t mean you cannot sell real estate during winter. However, we can do a few things to make sure you make your property as attractive as possible. You can start by following these winter home staging tips that will make your property seem cozy and beautiful. You might want to adjust these slightly to fit the current weather. Your Realtor can make suggestions that will help your home sell quickly.

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Home Inspection Bozeman Montana

Home inspections can be difficult and stressful to navigate, but they are crucial for both homebuyers and sellers. For buyers, overlooking flaws now could result in thousands of dollars in repairs down the road. For sellers, failing to know potential problems could devalue your home, cost you extra in repairs, or send you back into negotiations.

To help you successfully navigate your next home inspection, here are some common home inspection questions and answers that could save you thousands down the road.

Should I get a home inspection before I list my home on the market?

Yes. According to Bryan Kirkham, an inspector with Utah Property Inspectors, having a home inspection before you list your house on the market will help you understand the…

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Home Buyers Bozeman

Buying your first home is a huge life milestone! Make sure you’re taking the right steps by checking off our top three tips for first-time homebuyers.


Try to save $3,000-$6,000 for expenses like your downpayment, appraisal, inspection, and other closing costs. If you want more information about the upfront costs associated with purchasing your first home, our team will be happy to discuss the home buying process with you!

Improve your credit score

A credit score of at least 620 will help you get approved for a home loan, but the higher your score, the better your mortgage rate, so spend some time trying to bring up that score before you apply. If you want to talk details with a lender, we work with some great ones and…

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Selling Homes Bozeman

If you’ve been thinking about selling, it may be time to speed up that decision. Low inventory and low mortgage rates are still creating the conditions for a seller’s market this season. When homes hit the market, they generally go fast. 

While this is great news for potential sellers, there’s something that may be in the way of being able to jump into the market — literally. We’re talking about stuff in your home. Whether you’re dealing with decades’ worth of memories or just the everyday pile-ups that pop up in rooms (and in closets), clutter can complicate the selling process.

For one, clutter makes it difficult to even think about selling due to just how overwhelming and time-consuming it can be to deal with. Second, clutter makes rooms feel…

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Are you selling your home or thinking about selling your home? This is the article you'll want to read..

There’s a lot to consider when you put your house on the market. When working with a seller, I always brief my clients with a lot of this information beforehand. However, if you are looking to sell your home on your own (for sale by owner), pay careful attention to this blog. It could prevent your house from sitting cold on the market.  

This is a common mistake - Using the wrong neighborhood sales statistics. You want to analyze other homes, do so within a very close proximity to where your home is located. Using a home that is located near a park or in a more appealing neighborhood than your home will inevitably cost more. So be very…

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 2020 is the year of change!

While this year has definitely been a year of unknowns, one thing has been constant and that is working remotely. Most employers have figured out a way to ensure keeping their employees safe by operating exclusively from home. Whether you are guaranteed until the end of the year, or into 2021, it is no secret you have probably found the flaws in your home's floor plan, location and overall need. Keep in mind, you are not alone! A recent study from Upwork found "Anywhere from 14 to 23 million Americans are planning to move as a result of working remotely...and 20.6% are currently based in major cities." With mortgage rates as low as they are it is understandable that now it the right time to make that big move you have…

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