Recent Blog Posts

4 Homebuying Costs That Are Often Forgotten

Every prospective homebuyer knows that they need to save additional money beyond just the down payment for closing costs, which generally total between 2% and 5% of the purchase price. Although closing costs include many of the various fees that are required to seal the deal on a home purchase, they don't cover them all. As a result, many buyers fail to budget for any extra costs that are incurred during the final phases of the buying process. Keep reading to find out about some of the most common costs that you should expect to encounter while grabbing that dream home!

Flathead's Affordable Inventory Was Tight in 2017

If you follow real estate, you have probably heard about the lack of inventory which has been driving up prices and stifling the sky-high potential for home sales. Driven by the glut of Millennials entering the housing market and the increasing amount of Baby Boomers choosing to stay in their current home, this lack of inventory has resulted in a strong seller's market; however, this trend does not hold across all types of housing inventory. Writing for the Flathead Beacon, Jim Kelley shows that the inventory bottleneck exists exclusively in the more affordable portion of the market.

Enjoy a Pint & Learn About the Hubble Telescope

Have you ever been to one of Flathead Lake Brewing Company's "Science on Tap" events? On the first Tuesday of every month, they host an educational presentation led by an expert in some field while raising money for the Flathead Lakers and Flathead Lake Biological Station! This set-up provides the unique and precious opportunity to enjoy great beer while learning about and supporting science! The next Science on Tap is happening TODAY, February 6th, and features a retired aerospace engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab discussing the incredible Hubble Space Telescope.