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Real Estate Resources

When the interest rate changes.

Dane Hollinger

With the anticipation that banks and lenders are going to raise interest rates in 2017, Dane Hollinger helps Buyers and Sellers understand how a change in the interest rate can affect their “buyer power” and “selling power” in this video:

Appealing your taxes

Diana Rahdert

The appraisal cycle in Montana is now every 2 years for most properties (still 6 years for properties classified as “Forest”).  Tax assessments are mailed out annually and usually appear sometime in the Spring, however in 2015 many didn’t receive their assessments until July.  We routinely receive phone calls from property owners (most on waterfront (continued…)

Buying home insurance

Diana Rahdert

Buying a home for the first time, or need a little update on why?  Its good to call on several insurance companies to get a quote as they can vary widely.  A great way to get insurance company names is to ask your REALTOR, your parents, friends or a trusted business owner in the area (continued…)

Furniture arrangement

Diana Rahdert

Wondering how to position that new sofa…or how to make a new style with your same furniture? Here are some tips on furniture arranging!

Ideas for your Backyard

Diana Rahdert

I came across this article which had been shared on Facebook.  Its got fun ideas to enhance your backyard.  Some of the projects are more involved and some would just be fun to do with some youngsters.

Dock and Shoreline improvements

Scott Hollinger

Whether you own property on Flathead Lake, another Flathead Valley lake or river you’ll need a permit to do any improvements on your shoreline,  adding or fixing a dock, or even attending to trees and brush along the waterfront area.  Reading over the shoreline regulations and getting the proper permit BEFORE you start can eliminate (continued…)

Heat Pumps (Geo-Thermal Systems)

Scott Hollinger

Improving home energy efficiency is no longer a trend — it’s mainstream.   Scott is one of those people early on who built his home using a Geothermal (or “ground-source”) heating and cooling systems.   A geothermal system uses the temperature of the ground to condition the air that is distributed through the house using conventional duct (continued…)

“Analysis Paralysis” can be costly

Diana Rahdert

While working with a number of client sellers this year, I’ve come to note in some a state of “Paralysis by Analysis”.  Brought on by the recent falling market and the uncertainty of whether we are at the bottom of the market (and coupled with an unknown election outcome) there is real loss of direction (continued…)

Haggling (otherwise known as Negotiating)

Diana Rahdert

I’ve been watching an interesting show on PBS called “Market Warriors” which is about 4 antique buyers who are given challenges to buy and sell antiques.  The four buyers are followed around and you can watch their different methods of haggling to get the best deal.  The four have vastly different personalities and in any (continued…)

State Leased Property

Dane Hollinger

On Echo Lake and Rogers Lake you’ll find properties for sale that have really low prices in comparison to other lakefront home.  Why the huge difference?  These are “State-Leased” properties.  These is real estate where you don’t own the land, the State of Montana does.  The purchase price is for only the improvements on the (continued…)

The Hollinger Team

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With a lifetime of experience living here in Montana's Flathead Valley, we can answer any question you might have—we've got a ton of real estate expertise, but we can also help with the practical stuff too, like where the best fishing spots are, when ski season begins, and what to do if a moose wanders into your property.

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