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Whitefish Ranks First For Ski Resort Town Real Estate Investment

RealtyTrac set out to find the best ski resort town for real estate investing. They sifted through housing and economic data for resort towns with some of the nation’s top ski resorts — as defined by extensive data analysis by their friends over at Zrankings — to come up with a list of top ski resort towns for real estate investing. Below is the list of criteria used, along with the winners.
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Achieving Proper Pricing for Your Montana Property

How do we determine the price for your property? We walk through your property and the home in person. We cannot begin the research required to determine market value without first seeing the real property firsthand. We know the areas comparable to your area. A 4-bed, 2-bath home in Columbia Falls, for instance, does not compare equally with a 4-bed, 2-bath home in Bigfork. Our agents have the tools and knowledge to determine the differences in value anywhere in the Flathead Valley. We prepare what is called a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) on your property. This analysis compares your property
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10 Home Design Choices That Cut Costs, Not Quality

Value-engineering a home is a tricky operation, since it is easy to remove critically important features and amenities that could be deal-breakers for potential buyers. However, in this market, keeping prices competitive generally means rethinking design decisions made prior to the recession. Here are some ways to value-engineer your home to cut prices down while keeping design standards high. 1. Bring the fireplace inside. Historically the wood-burning fireplace was a brick chimney located on an outside wall extending to the roof. As the fireplace evolved into a gas or electric appliance, projecting the firebox outside the wall can only be justified if
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