Pure Montana: A Lifestyle & Real Estate Blog


Looking at the financial and emotional value of home remodeling projects
Posted by Erin Duval on October 10, 2022 in  buyer tips  seller tips
Whether you’re buying a home in Montana or looking at features in your current home that you’ve always wanted to change, the pros and cons of remodeling can be hard to calculate. If you plan to sell in the near future, should you remodel your home now, or save the money for your next home? Does remodeling actually add value to your home? The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry recently conducted a joint study to find some of these answers. The resulti... read more
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Why purchasing a home now is a smart idea
Posted by Erin Duval on November 10, 2021 in  buyer tips
With the 2021 changes in the residential real estate market, you may be wondering if you should think about buying a house now or wait until 2022 and see what the market will do. Despite recent increases in home prices, there are several good reasons to buy now instead of waiting: 1. Mortgage Rates Remain LowToday’s mortgage rates remain near their historic lows, which will save you money over the life of your loan. You may be thinking about waiting to buy in hopes that home prices will come down in 2022. How... read more
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Home offices remain attractive as remote work becomes a part of regular life
Posted by Erin Duval on September 28, 2021 in  buyer tips  home decor  home layout  new construction
The home office is one hot Montana real estate trend that is likely to stick around long after the pandemic ends. According to a survey by Upwork, 27 percent of employees will work remotely in 2021, and 20 million workers have moved during the course of the pandemic, or are currently planning to relocate. At PureWest, we are seeing a demand for functional home offices continue in both our residential real estate market and our luxury real estate properties. Interestingly, home office space had actually been a decli... read more
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PureWest's connections can take you from Montana to anywhere in the world
Posted by Erin Duval on September 17, 2021 in   Montana  Big Sky  Bozeman  buyer tips  Flathead Valley  Kalispell  Missoula  PureWest Christie's  Whitefish
There are so many reasons for moving to Montana. Or moving from Montana. Or for selling a piece of Whitefish real estate and picking up a house in Bozeman. Sometimes we need more space, sometimes it’s a desire for a change of scenery. Job transfers or a newfound ability to work from anywhere find us thinking about relocation. Maybe you’ve realized a lifelong dream and you’re ready to own a vacation home. These reasons can take you across the world as easily as they could take you across your homet... read more
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Add ease and fun to the holiday season with an open concept kitchen
Posted by Erin Duval on September 16, 2021 in  buyer tips  home decor  home layout  PureWest Christie's
As the days begin to cool and the first trees turn yellow, we know here in Montana that the holidays will arrive before we know it. One of the current trends in real estate that will pay big dividends over the holiday season is the open concept kitchen. 20841 Osprey Loop, Rollins ~ 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms ~ 6,727 Sq Ft ~ 0.99 AcresMLS# 22110757 ~ $8,900,000 ~ Sean Averill | 406.253.3010 | Sean@PureWestMT.comWhile not a new idea, the enduring popularity of a combined cooking and entertaining space shows its true val... read more
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