Stay Put:

Commit yourself to your new home for at least a couple of years before making your next move.

Money Matters:

If you’re considering a mortgage, shore up your credit and get a copy of your credit report.

Get Pre-Approved:

Save yourself the time and grief of looking at houses you can’t afford.

Determine How Large Your Mortgage Can Be:

Explore different loan options to determine what is best for you.

Decide What And Where You Want To Buy:

Prioritize your needs (i.e., location, schools, and amenities…)

Consider Your Re-Sale Value:

Even if you don’t have school-aged kids, a strong school district is a good thing.

Do Your Homework:

Bid based on sales trends of similar homes in the neighborhood.

Calculate The Hidden Costs:

Property taxes, insurance, maintenance and association fees can impact your wallet over time.

Don’t Be House Poor:

Double and triple check to be sure you haven’t maxed yourself out on the cost of your home and left nothing for maintenance, etc.

Get Help:

Consider hiring one of our REALTORS to get the most for your money. It pays to have a professional real estate agent looking out for your interests.

From Montana Association of REALTORS®

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