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Pay Attention to Needed Home Repairs

Most homeowners enjoy remodeling and decorating their places. Addressing home repairs and infrastructure replacements - not so much! A sound plan to follow is to schedule the work ahead of time with anticipated budgets and timelines. Too often, I meet with homeowners who want to sell their properties and they are overwhelmed with the cost and time it will take to address issues that will impact the asking price for their homes.

Here in Montana we have particular home systems that need to be maintained. If your home uses a septic system, you should have your system pumped and inspected at least every 2-4 years (depending on usage.) If you have an older well pump, you might want to replace the pump before you wake up one morning and find yourself with no water! If your home has a radon mitigation system, you should have a periodic radon level test conducted to make sure your home's radon levels are within accepted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health safety levels.

Through the years, I have put together a preferred vendor list of local service providers. If you believe now is the time to tackle some of your property's repairs and replacements, just reach out to me for a referral to a reliable local contractor.

In this April 2019 issue:

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Client Testimonial

"Tracy was our realtor during our out-of-state search for a property in the Bitterroot Valley. If only there were six stars to give for a rating! Tracy was such a pleasure to work with. She started us off with a great welcome packet that had information about the area, and she herself knew the area in and out, so was a treasure in that respect. She was never too busy for us when we had questions or wanted to schedule a visit to see multiple properties in a quick run, and even previewed homes for us when we couldn’t be there right away.

Always prompt with responses via email or phone, Tracy was so easy to connect with. We had a long house hunt, and from a different state on top of that, but Tracy never pressured us into getting something we didn’t need or want; she was extremely patient alongside us as we searched for the right house.

When we were ready to put in an offer, she guided us smoothly through the process, very familiar with all the rules and regs, and she worked well with the sellers’ realtor. She worked hard to make sure everything was right in the agreements and was always ready to make helpful connections for us, both during and even after the purchase. By the end, we felt that we’d gotten more than a great realtor—we’d made a valuable friend too! I highly, highly recommend Tracy to anyone looking to buy a home in the area"
Cameron and Vanessa

Bitterroot Valley Market Update For March 2019
The biggest news to report is the increase of pending sales for both residential properties and bare land. As of mid-April, there are 83 homes that are under contract and 23 parcels of lands that are in pending status.

Last month, 35 residential properties closed with the lowest priced closing at $60,000 and the highest priced listing closing at $1,250,000. The average sales price was $343,904 and the average total square footage of a home sold was 2,206 square feet. The take away from these statistics is the increase in home prices occurring in the Bitterroot Valley. Our real estate prices, however, still remain considerably lower than neighboring Missoula County.

The breakdown of the locations of the 35 homes sold in March are as followed:
10 properties in Hamilton; 9 properties in Stevensville; 7 properties in Corvallis;
and 3 properties each in Florence, Victor and Florence.

There is an increased interest in bare land with many out-of-state buyers wishing to build their own retirement homes. In March, eight parcels sold at a low price of $52,500 and a high price of $215,000. Parcels were sold in five communities: 3 in Hamilton; 2 in Hamilton; 1 each in Florence, Corvallis and Sula.

* Sales information is sourced from the Bitterroot Valley Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Services and is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Featured Property

461 Hudson Lane, Victor, MT

Horse lovers dream! Cute and cozy log home with two car garage/shop situated on 10 acres. Garage is heated with a ¾ bath. Fully finished, insulated, heated and cooled bunkhouse for use by extended family or friends. The expansive 1500 square feet of wrap-around porch offers the ideal place to barbecue and entertain guests (click here to view details).

Sit back and enjoy the panoramic mountain views. This property is private and away from it all, yet only 6.5 miles from schools, shopping, and dining. Fully fenced and cross fenced for horses, water and loafing shed with adequate pasture area. Come see this true Montana country home!
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Search For Your Future Home or Land
From My Property Website

When researching available properties and locations in the Bitterroot Valley, you should use an online portal that is updated constantly and is easy to use. My property search website includes all the listings in Western Montana - no more need to view properties on Zillow, Realtor.com or any other online source.

You can set up your own personalized search criteria, save your favorite listings, and create a listing alert function that will notify you immediately when a new property comes on the market that matches your personalized wants, needs and budget. If you want additional details about the property, just reach out to me and I can provide all the information you want.

Click here for a reliable, easy-to-use way to find your special Bitterroot Valley property.


Community Spotlight
Hamilton Players Inc.

William Shakespeare coined the phrase "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," in his well-received comedy As you Like it.

Well here in the Bitterroot Valley, our stage can literally be found at the Hamilton Players Performance Arts Theater, 100 Ricketts Road, Hamilton MT.

Each show season, an ensemble of talented local actors, directors, costume and set designers, local musicians, and dedicated volunteers come together to produce fantastic shows offered at a reasonable price of $18 per person. I have volunteered at many of the events, and left amazed at the local artistic talent we have here in the Bitterroot Valley.

During July, the Hamilton Players also sponsor two one-week summer theater schools for children from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

During the 2019 season,three different shows are planned for April, June and July. You can find out more about the productions and how to purchase tickets by going to the Hamilton Players website.

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