Category: Real Estate

We Love Where We Live!

We are starting to see lots of babies in Montana! Comment below where you’re from and if you have calves yet!

Popular Agent Designations…What Do They Mean?

Popular Real Estate Agent Designations Real estate designations are credentials for REALTORS®. Real estate designations acknowledge experience and expertise in various real estate sectors.  Broker  A licensed real estate broker generally has more training and subject-matter education than an agent, but not always. A real estate broker can work independently or hire real estate salespersons to work under…

What should I look for when I select a Home Inspector?

What a great and timely question! As of January 1, 2020, all Home Inspectors must be registered with the State of Montana and they must conform to industry standards. Previously, there were no requirements and anyone who believed they knew the scope of the job could label themselves “Home Inspector.” The new registration program protects…

2019 Ruby Valley Market Report

In 2018 there were 43 reported residential sales in the Ruby Valley from all brokerages with an average sales price of $244,277 and an average days on market of 119 days.**  In 2019, there were 44 reported residential sales in the Ruby Valley from all brokerages with an average sales price of $300,889 and an…

Ranching in Montana

Ranching is defined as “an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions; a large farm used primarily to raise one kind of crop or animal; a tract of land, usually with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood.” (Dictionary.com, 2020) Ranching, one of Montana’s first industries,…

34th Annual Hunter’s Feed

Join hunters, family & friends of the Ennis community for the 34th Annual Hunter’s Feed on Friday, October 25th @ 3 PM! The event is held down main street…local chefs cook up their most creative dishes including chili, stews and more! Awards are available for best non-chili, best chili, most unique, and people’s choice!   Food…

Why Look For A Real Estate Broker With An ALC Designation?

When you’re buying, selling or exchanging land, you have many significant issues to consider. That’s because each land transaction is unique, and considerably more complex than residential real estate. Whether you’re interested in purchasing a ranch, a recreational property or doing a 1031 Exchange, you’ll get the best results if you engage a land specialist…

Pre-Approval Vs. Pre-Qualification

What’s The Difference?  When purchasing a home, obtaining a letter of pre-approval and pre-qualification from your lender is an important step to take.  A mortgage pre-qualification means your lender has looked into your credit and has made the decision that you are eligible for a loan up to a certain amount (they will give you…

14th Annual Fly Fishing And Outdoor Festival

Join the Ennis community for the 14th Annual Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival on August 30th & 31st, 2019 in Downtown Ennis to celebrate all things fly fishing and outdoor. Enjoy activities such as fly tying clinics, fly casting clinics, tacklet manufacturers, food, raffles, family fun, live music, guided fishing trips, and more!  I’m sure…

Ways To Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

There is a lot you can do to protect your home from storm damage. The most common type of property damage is damage to the roof and siding from heavy winds and/or hail. Here are some quick and easy precautions you can take to minimize property damage.  Replace Missing or Damaged Shingles  If you notice…