The housing market was red hot for months. Mortgage rates were low and the competition for homes was fierce, with many people paying far above the asking price. Buyers were snapping up homes within hours of being listed, leaving many frustrated in their continuous search.

Usually, low-interest rates signal that it’s prime time to buy, but in 2021, the rates exacerbated the intense competition, and other factors made the housing market tough, especially for millennial buyers. Many in this group have been waiting to purchase their own home for years,  only to be delayed by factors such as savings and low housing inventory.

Some of these buyers may find relief in the current changing market conditions. Rising interest rates, a larger level of…

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During the summer, the weather is warm, and people spend more time outside. It's natural to think about how your house can be more energy-efficient when you're enjoying more of Mother Nature (and potentially paying more in energy bills).

Are you looking for a way to help reduce energy consumption and reduce your monthly bills? Simple changes to your lifestyle and a few home upgrades can help you make your home more energy-efficient. Not only will you do your part to conserve essential resources, but you’ll also save money! Now, that is one thing every homeowner is interested in.

Whether you’re looking to lower your personal costs or help make your home more attractive to sell, investing in energy-efficient changes benefits everyone. In 2022,…

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The vast majority of people hire a real estate agent to help them sell their homes. In fact, 92% of homes sold in the U.S. in 2021 were sold using an agent or a broker. Of course, most people know how invaluable and helpful a real estate agent is during the selling process. But most people don't realize that real estate agents are extremely helpful to you before, during, and after the sale goes through.

Want to learn how to maximize the benefits of working with an agent? Check out these often-forgotten ways we can help throughout the entire home-selling process — from point A to point Z.

Before the Sale of a Home

Before selling your home, the real estate agent of your choosing can help you determine a listing price. Based…

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JUST SOLD - 310 W Viella Street Whitehall, MT 59759 List Price: $449,000
MLS # 366359 3 bed, 2 bath, 0.43 acres Listing Agent: Diana Hafemeyer 310 W Viella Street Whitehall, MT 59759  is on 0.43 acres and surrounded by mature trees and a creek that borders the back of the property. Once inside, you will find a 3 bed, 2 bath, open kitchen layout looking into the living room. The living room features a gas fireplace making the space even cozier! This home also offers a screened-in porch you not only can use for additional living space but a spot to enjoy the view. "Thank you very much for all your hard work. I would recommend you to everyone." John Downing  Are you looking to buy or…

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2117 Nixon Gulch Road, Manhattan, MT
List Price: $800,000 | MLS #371186

  • 2.25 Acres
  • Built in 2021, brand-new
  • Open layout in the kitchen
  • One mile away from the Nixon Gulch fishing access

Truly unique property on 2.2 acres with minimal covenants (allows for livestock/animals), and live water & in the Manhattan School District (1.5 miles to K-12 school). Beautiful brand new manufactured home built in 2021 with a multitude of upgrades and shop with tons of amenities. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an additional space to use as an office or den area, a laundry/mudroom, living room & kitchen. The kitchen has a large open layout, farmhouse sink, tile backsplash, upgraded stainless steel appliances, and an incredible walk-in kitchen pantry.…

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Although the square footage of your home does not include your backyard, there is no reason you can't expand your living space, turning your outdoor space into an extension of your home. Whether you love to cook outdoors or want a relaxing place to hang out with friends and family, there are plenty of projects that will make your outdoors more enjoyable while also increasing your home’s value. 

Both landscaping and real estate market experts agree that how your home looks on the outside builds anticipation for the buyer as they step into your home for the first time. If you’re thinking, how can I sell my home for the highest price — remember, curb appeal is everything. When a buyer pulls up to your house, they should be drawn in — and…

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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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It’s no secret that the real estate market is going a mile a minute right now. Homes are still selling fast and way over the asking price. Of course, this sounds like an ideal time for someone to sell and take advantage of this market, right? The big question though is: where will you move?

If you want to sell and take advantage of the red hot seller’s market, you're not alone. However, there are always pros and cons to every decision. Keep reading to learn the reasons you may (or may not) want to wait until the market cools to sell your home. 

Pros and Cons of Selling Right Now

Pro: You’ll Likely Get at Least a Full Price Offer

Over half of the homes on the market, today are selling for above the…

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Bozeman, Montana

4374 GLENWOOD DRIVE, BOZEMAN, MT
LIST PRICE: $440,000 | MLS: 366744

Diana's sellers reached out to her after finding their dream house while on a getaway. With a tight deadline Diana was able to; get her sellers' home priced, photographed, listed, scheduled multiple showings, get it under contract at their desired price AND meet the timeframe. In today's market it is possible to buy a new home while still having to sell yours. 

Here is how... Diana listed the property stating that the seller is under contract on replacement property, sale is contingent on seller's securing replacement property. Does it make sense? The only way her sellers were going to list and sell their home was IF they had a secure replacement property. SO it is possible and…

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Montana Land


Curlew lane, whitehall, MT
LIST PRICE: $95,000 | MLS: 366719

Do you want to wake up and see mountain views all around you? Are you looking for some privacy, seclusion, and mountain air? Check out these SPECTACULAR VIEWS in a highly desirable neighborhood!!! Are you looking for land to build on with minimal covenants? This 20-acre lot allows just that! Bring your vision, your horses, and your plans to make this YOUR dream home surrounded by mountain views. 

Diana's sellers were looking to sell their land and wanted it SOLD. Diana listed it and got it under contract after having multiple counter offers and was able to obtain a price above her sellers dreams. "Diana was awesome! She listed our property with amazing photos, and we received multiple…

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