Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January

The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, including single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, increased 2.7% last month and are 5.3% above January 2010. This is the first time in seven months that sales activity was higher than a year earlier. The improvement is good but could be better, said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “The uptrend in home sales is consistent with improvements in the economy and jobs, which are helping boost consumer confidence,”
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Northwest Montana Real Estate Market Report

As the real estate market picks up across the country, it is obvious that the Flathead Valley is also on a significant recovery trajectory. Though our scenery and amenities play a significant role in that market recovery, according to leading Flathead Valley real estate agents, it is the community cohesiveness that really sells people on northwest Montana. Flathead Valley real estate agents and the mn custom home builders report that our international airport providing accessibility in and out of the valley is a real draw to the area. Other attractions drawing people to Whitefish include our proximity to Glacier National
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Property Loans/Equity Release Mortgage Rates Dip as Spring Home-Buying Season Begins

Mortgage rates across the United States have dropped slightly, just as the spring home-buying season has kicked into gear. If you’re planning to move house then it is best to keep an eye out for the mortgage rates in that area. For example, if you want to move to Texas then it is best to keep a close eye on the Texas mortgage rates to see when the cheapest time to move is. If you’re moving house in the UK, check out Peak Removals. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage dipped to 4.34% from 4.41% last week, according
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Experts Expect Home Prices and Mortgage Rates to Rise Slowly in 2015

At a recent panel discussion on the 2015 real estate market, the chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, was asked to describe what the market will look like in one word. His answer? “Mysterious.” His response tells us that, for one, the real estate market can confound even the experts. But, more importantly, it suggests that housing has reached an inflection point. With home prices in many markets at or above pre-bubble levels, we can no longer expect the “rebound effect” to power home values higher each month. Fundamentals, like population and wage growth, as well as
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2014 Flathead Valley Parade of Homes

The FBA is a non-profit membership organization with over 30 years of experience dedicated to promoting professionalism, credibility, quality and vitality in the Building industry to the benefit of its members and citizens of Northwest Montana. In 2019, the FBA has 155 members. 44 of the members are Builders/Remodelers and 111 are Associate members representing sub-contractors and businesses related to the construction industry, including major financial institutions and title companies. These businesses work together to create a positive environment in support of the construction industry of the Flathead Valley. Get the inside view of today’s Montana lifestyle. Enjoy three days
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Business Leaders Nurture Tourism: Trade Mission Aims To Bolster Recreational, Medical Opportunities

WHITEFISH – With an eye toward promoting recreational and medical tourism in the region, Flathead Valley business leaders traveled to Canada last week to foster a stronger partnership with their neighbors to the north. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, who organized the economic trade mission, said its impetus was to build on Montana’s existing trade relationship with Canada by reaching out to industry officials and meeting in real time. Baucus said he expects the trade mission and others like it will bring more nonresident buyers into the state, as well as create new jobs and boost business opportunities. “Helping businesses create
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Best Ski Resort Towns For Real Estate Investing

By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President | June 10, 2014 With the busyness and stress of the holidays over – except for maybe that Christmas credit card bill that needs to be paid – it may be time to get away from it all by going on a ski vacation in a snowy mountain resort town. Towns are great places to stay as they are so convenient, for example check out this for rent townhouse 3 bedroom barrie. Those who make such a post-holiday trip into an annual tradition might consider buying real estate in their favorite mountain resort town
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Battle Over Flathead Water Rights Faces Specter of Litigation

Tribes are reviewing legal options; state representative says issue will likely go to court. In 34 years, Montana lawmakers have approved 17 out of the 18 water rights compacts to come before the Legislature, counting settlements for the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which recently cleared the House on their way to the governor’s desk. The only compact that legislators have rejected since the Montana Reserved Water Rights Commission was established in 1979 is an expansive agreement to forever settle the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water rights on and off the Flathead
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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 also help homeowners throughout California who desire to sell their house quickly. View homepage. At Windermere, we understand that businesses need homes too, so our commercial brokers represent everything from retail and office spaces to industrial buildings and multi-family communities. Our extensive knowledge of local markets allows us to offer you a full range of services that match your commercial real estate needs.
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