Pure Montana: A Lifestyle & Real Estate Blog


Deciding whether it’s the right to sell your home is a very personal decision with both financial and lifestyle considerations
Posted by Erin Duval on June 23, 2023 in  lifestyle  seller tips
News headlines often shout the black-and-white figures of the real estate market, such as highlighting an uptick in mortgage rates. While financial factors certainly come into play when thinking about selling your home, or purchasing a new one, discerning homeowners also know that the reason behind making a substantial life change is often very personal, and PureWest agents understand that too. Your lifestyle and needs change over the years, and any number of personal factors can be more crucial to the decision-mak... read more
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Use the new season to supercharge your home's curb appeal and spruce up the entrance to your Montana home!
Posted by Erin Duval on May 17, 2023 in   Montana  seller tips  spring
As spring blossoms with vibrant colors and new beginnings, it's the perfect time to boost your home's curb appeal and create an inviting entrance that sets the tone for a remarkable living experience. The exterior of your home, from the landscaping to the front door, plays a pivotal role in making a lasting impression. Here at PureWest, we’ve got some tips to share to spruce up your entrance and elevate your curb appeal this spring.   Lush Landscaping: Start by rejuvenating your landscaping. Trim overgro... read more
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Three ways to attract buyers to your Montana home
Posted by Erin Duval on March 10, 2023 in  luxury property  seller tips  spring
If you’ve been thinking about selling your home in Montana, now is a great time to commit, as the competitive, dynamic spring real estate market heats up. The market is nowhere near as frenetic as it has been the past two years, and returning to a more normal market cycle is healthy for buyers and sellers. Even with these broader real estate trends, we still expect buyers to make attractive offers in Montana this spring. Keep reading for three ways to prep your house for sale and make a splash in the housing ... read more
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Why home staging is so important
Posted by Erin Duval on November 10, 2022 in  home decor  seller tips
There are so many things to think about when selling your house: repairs, cleaning, finding a real estate agent, and so on. Most sellers know that they want their house to look its best when it goes on the market, but what does that mean? Should a house simply be clean and clutter-free? What Is Home Staging?Home staging is a step beyond wiping down cobwebs and boxing up knick knacks. Many people equate home staging with decorating, but they’re actually very different: decorating makes a space reflect your per... read more
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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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