What will happen in the 2022 housing market?

If you’re like most people, you have been watching the real estate market like a hawk. You may have looked up your home value on Zillow, and even considered what it would look like to sell in this market. But then, fueled by thoughts of “But where would I move?", you stop considering it.

You’re in good company.

Prices are high, competition is fierce, and inventory is super low. Typically when people are ready to move on to the next stage of their life, they sell their homes. On average that happens every 7-10 years. But that’s not what’s going on right now. The pandemic has delayed plans for many of us, and that has resulted in historically low inventory. Six months is considered stable, so it’s definitely a tough market for a buyer.

Here are…

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Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Selling Your Home in 2022The real estate market is busy right now. The pandemic has allowed people to rethink their lifestyles and look for more space. Technology has shown that many jobs can be done remotely, which opens up the potential for people to live further from their work. All these affect real estate sales, so if you are planning to sell your home in 2022, here's what you need to know.

1. Find a Good Real Estate Agent To Market Your Home

A lot of property research is done online these days, so having a best-in-class real estate company to market your home is vital. They should take professional photos, deal with inquiries and manage the selling process for you. They should have access to marketing tools that will get your home seen by thousands of people. Real…

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Six Things to Add to Your Holiday Wish List For Your Home

In 2021, home prices rose significantly, so if you're thinking about selling, it's a good time to put your house on the market (yes, even during the winter!). If your home could talk, what do you think it would want this holiday season to make it more enticing to potential buyers?

Here are some six things to add to your holiday wish list for your home:

1. A New Paint Job

If your home has been in the same color palette for a few years, a new fresh look will spruce it up for the holiday season and beyond! You can choose to repaint with your current color scheme. But if you want to be adventurous, you can select a new color palette and give your home a contemporary vibe. Your imagination only limits the color combination. You can turn to the…

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How Do I Know What My Home Is Worth?

Thinking of selling? Want to refinance your home?

If so, the first thing you're probably asking yourself is, how much is my house worth?

There is no shortage of online home value tools in today's digital world, but how accurate are they? 

To calculate the actual value of your home, you must consider a broad spectrum of factors. Here's what you need to consider, plus how to get started!

How Much Is My Home Worth?

Wondering what your house is currently worth?

The quick answer is: whatever someone will pay for it. 

A more comprehensive answer will depend on several variables, including what's happening in the housing market, particularly in your area. For example, is the demand for houses high but supply is low? In this case,…

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As a homeowner, what home projects are worth your time, money, and energy to improve property value in the long term? 

We often see the end result of a homeowner spending substantial savings in areas of a home that did NOT improve their home's value for what they hoped it would yield. Check out our Do's and Don'ts list below! 


  • Repainting
    Choose neutrals, grays, shades of whites, blues. (See below for colors to stay away from.) Sometimes all you need to do to spruce up a space is add a fresh coat of paint! It can make a room feel brand new. 

  • Door Color 
    Black doors have proven to increase offer/sold prices of homes. It adds a pop of color without being too flashy. 

  • Hire a Contractor
    Hire a professional contractor or handyman that you…

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It's that time of year when the market shifts and shows less inventory. With that being said, this IS the time to put your home on the market. Relocation buyers AND local buyers are motivated, especially if they have just put their homes under contract or want to be in a new home by late winter or spring 2021. The upcoming Holiday gives buyers more time and flexibility away from work to look at properties. The reality is that the Gallatin Valley remains a highly desirable place to live and homes are not lasting long! With the craziness of COVID, we have seen a shift towards a seller's market. Click Here to see November's Market update. 
Sellers are receiving more for their homes than they have in awhile. It is not uncommon to see homes sell for…

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Being a homeowner means taking care of your home through every season. We have made it easy to know exactly what you need to do to prepare your home for winter with this simple checklist:

Winterizing your home


  • Test all systems
  • Clean any debris around units
  • Change Filters
  • Reverse Ceiling Fans
  • Program thermostat to regulate temperatures when you are not home


  • Clean & check dampers
  • Stock up on firewood
  • Inspect your chimney cap
  • Ensure you have a fire extinguisher nearby


  • Look for drafts
  • Apply caulk/weather stripping where needed
  • Remove & store window AC unites
  • Seal off crawl space


  • Winterize sprinkler systems
  • Turn off outdoor spigots

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It's that time of year when the market shifts and shows less inventory. With that being said, this IS the time to put your home on the market. Relocation buyers AND local buyers are motivated to buy especially if they have just put their home under contract or want to be in a new home by late winter or Spring 2020. The Holidays gives buyers more time and flexibility away from work to look at property. The reality is that the Gallatin Valley remains a highly desirable place to live. Lastly, we have seen average days on market decrease this fall.

Note: There can be flexibility to negotiate your closing date. While we can't guarantee this, it's possible.  

If you're considering putting your house on the market this winter, we are happy to help guide you…

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We know that hosting holiday guests can be one of the most stressful times of the year. That's why we put together this short list of tips to make you feel like the hostest with the mostest!

1. Clear Out The Clutter

• No, we don’t mean for you to organize all your junk drawers and closets. This step is for public areas - living room, kitchen, dining area, guest rooms, etc.

• Belongings not a part of your "daily routine", store in closets, storage areas, or even the garage.

2. Get Your Bathrooms Ready for Battle

  • Stock with extra supplies including towels, toilet paper, extra toiletries, and a bath mat and toilet plunger! Make sure these items are out in the open for guests who won’t feel comfortable digging through your cabinets.

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Undecided if you should list your home for sale during the Holidays, or to wait until January? We are here to help you! Below are 10 reasons you should list your home now, instead of waiting.

1. Serious buyers are more ready to make a decision. With fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays, your property would have less competition. Less competition = more money 

2.  Showings can be restricted to when you want your home to be shown. Marketing specified showing times is easy and simple to communicate up front. 

3. Houses “show better” when tastefully decorated for the Holidays with the wonderful lights and festive colors associated with the season.

4. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays and often base their decision on the warmth and…

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