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Furniture arrangement

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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…)

1031 Exchanges

Large and small real estate investors looking for tax relief from capital gains take advantage of the tax code commonly knows as a 1031 exchange.   If an investor sells property they pay tax. Taxes are paid on capital gain, not equity or profit. However, property that qualifies for preferential treatment under Internal Revenue Code §1031 (continued…)

Home design for aging

Its no surprise that when we show property to folks over 50 (and sometimes 40) that there is a concern about how the home will function for them when they reach their golden years.   I saw this home design that puts some thought into creating a versatile living space for usability as one ages (continued…)

Zoning – what’s it all about?

Zoning questions?  Zoning can be very important in the decision to purchase property.  Zoning is put in place by a governmental body – here in Montana it is at the county level.  Regulations usually have guidelines that would affect a larger geographic area.  We can assist you in determining the current zoning before you buy, (continued…)

The Hollinger Team

Can we answer any questions for you?

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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