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ABR. CRS. GRI... There are a myriad of Realtor® and agent designations - enough to confuse anyone who is searching for the right real estate professional.  What do those strings of letters after real estate agents’ names mean to you if you want to buy or sell a home in Seeley Lake?  Here are 10 o...
The weather in Seeley Lake may still have a crisp feeling, but for the most part, we've turned a corner.  The sun is shining, the snow is melting, hibernating animals are waking, and the crocuses are poking their heads up through the ground; a long and cold winter is starting to wind down.  This ...
It’s that time of year when people are starting to think about their spring break vacations, and many may be romanticizing about owning a  second home in Seeley Lake.  The recent economic downturn has likely discouraged some from buying a vacation home, however that tide is turning.  Today, condi...
Are you overwhelmed with what could be described as media-driven real estate malaise?  Everywhere we turn, we’re hearing about the recession and how today’s market is a buyer’s market, if you’re in a position to buy.  There is no doubt that real estate is a cyclical business - all of this has hap...
In the wake of the latest economic crisis that has hit the housing market hard, banks are tightening lending practices, and those looking to buy a home are now having to be prepared.  When you’re looking to buy a home in the Seeley Lake area, do your homework and be sure to follow these tips to g...
You’ve heard the saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”  I think this principle applies particularly well to recessions and the  real estate market in Seeley Lake (and across the nation).  How?  Consider that whenever the economy hits a downturn, someone is having an upturn (for exa...
Buying a vacation or second home in Seeley Lake should be fun, not stressful.  To avoid turning your dream of spending more time with family and friends in a place you love into a buying nightmare, follow these helpful tips to minimize your stress and make the process of buying a house smooth and...
Mortgage rates in the United States have dropped to their lowest levels since the 1940s, and homebuyers in Seeley Lake should be taking advantage.  Historically, it is highly unusual for mortgage money to be available below 5 percent.  In the 1940s, average rates fell as low as 4.7 percent, as th...
Maybe you’ve had your eye on our Seeley Lake area, and have even thought of buying a vacation home here, but were waiting for the right time to buy.  In real estate, timing is important, and you’ve been watching the market trying to judge the right moment to purchase in an unstable economy.  But ...
Often, in real estate, great emphasis is placed on location, location, location.  Here in gorgeous Seeley Lake we certainly have all the benefits of a beautiful and exciting location.  Location alone, however, is not the only key to real estate; proper pricing is critical.  So, what’s your home p...

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