Posts by Deborah Schatz

Whitefish Real Estate Tips – 21 Reasons for Title Insurance

We Hope You Never Have A Title Claim Americans have the future in mind when they buy a house, and they purchase homeowner’s insurance to help protect that future. But with Whitefish real estate ownership comes the need to protect the property against the past, as well as the future. Title insurance protects a policyholder against challenges to rightful ownership of real property, challenges that arise from circumstances of past ownerships. Each successive owner brings the possibility of title challenges to the property. Buying Whitefish Real Estate Is A Numbers Business 1. A fire destroys only the house and improvements. The ground
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Mountain Watch releases home sites in Phase Two, “The Woods”

The Woods at Mountain Watch is nestled in mature stands of pine, birch and western tamarack. Design and build your own private hideaway or choose from plans developed exclusively for Mountain Watch. Thoughtful and sensible design guidelines assure the lasting quality and character of this naturally beautiful neighborhood. Full services including water, sewer, electric, and cable are available to every home site. Learn more at http://www.murphyranchandland.com/phase-two.html or call Brian Murphy at 406.890.1681 today!
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Whitefish makes top ten in resort guide

Backed by its affordable prices and small-town vibe, Whitefish Mountain Resort has cracked the top-10 of Ski Magazine’s annual resort guide for the first time ever. Coming in at No. 9 overall, Whitefish scored the most points for its value and service. The magazine uses a reader survey to calculate the results. “The prices aren’t Colorado-glamour-resort high and the service is genuinely small-town friendly, not corporate-training-course cold,” the magazine writes about Whitefish. Resort spokeswoman Riley Polumbus said Whitefish has always been recognized for its value and service, so it’s not surprising that’s where the resort garnered the most praise. She
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Year to date real estate sales in Whitefish

Year-to-date sales in Whitefish reached 294 residential units and 119 pieces of land at the end of August. The average price of the residential sales was $484,855, with a median price of $310,000. Land sales averaged $197,834 with a median price of $131,000. Land sales include everything from lots to large acreages. August 2015 sales were down a bit from August 2014. The sales decline was attributed to a decline in available properties.
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6 Perks a Sparkling Credit Score Will Earn You

Excellence pays off. So you say you’ve got pretty decent credit. You pay your car loan on time—90% of the time. And you meet your minimum monthly payments on all your credit cards, even though you’re close to maxing out a few. As for that personal loan you got while in between jobs? You’re still chipping away at it—albeit five years later. You may not have an excellent credit score, but pretty good is good enough, right? Well, that depends on how you feel after running a few numbers: Going from a fair credit score (mid to upper 600s) to
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What is a good credit score?

Do you have a good credit score? It sounds like a simple question, yet you may not know the answer – in fact, you may not even know what your score is. Yet keeping on top of it and understanding how your financial activities affect it may make the difference in whether you are approved for a loan or given a better rate on your insurance. And according to a recent Time Magazine article, good credit scores can save borrowers thousands of dollars in interest on everything from mortgages to auto loans and credit cards. Here’s what you need to
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