Buying a Home: Questions to ask Yourself Before you Purchase

Spring is here and new homes are coming on the market in Bozeman every day.  While it’s great to have many choices, it can be overwhelming when making the decision to buy.  It’s easy to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, but there are other important factors to keep in mind.  Here are 3 important questions to ask yourself while shopping for a home:

1.  Where should I live? 

Considering your daily commute is important, but think even beyond that.  What school district do you want your kids to be in?  Do you want to be close to bustling downtown Bozeman or farther out of town with some elbow room?  Realizing what’s important to your family and your lifestyle will help you choose the area of town that best fits your needs.

2.  What does our future look like?

What do the next 5-10 years look like for your family?  Will you be having kids soon or have elderly parents who may need extra care?  It’s good to make sure your new home fits your family now, but if you want to stay in place for a while, it’s important to consider what a home will need to accommodate in the near future.

3.  Want a fixer-upper?

Some people love a big project and others don’t have the DIY time or budget and need something that’s move in ready. Be honest with yourself on how much time, energy and money you want to put in to your new home.

Whatever you need in a new home, we can help you find it! Bozeman is booming and we can help you find what fits your family, lifestyle and budget.  Give us a call or send us an email.  We look forward to helping you!

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My wife and I used Jody Savage for the sale of our home in Gallatin Gateway, MT. Jody was exceptional in all phases of our sale. We had multiple offers over asking price and sold our home in two days! Jody uses up to date modern marketing, was extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding our market and addressing our needs. She was great to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. Jody is the best in the business and we highly recommend her services!

G & B

Jody Savage is knowledgeable, trustworthy and tireless. I purchased a property this spring (2017) near Bozeman; Jody represented me as well as the seller in the transaction. Jody led me through the entire process because this was the first property I had ever purchased. HOA complications and other details made the purchase more difficult. Jody undertook a boat-load of legwork to make the transaction go smoothly. I hope to work with Jody again.

J.D.

Jody was awesome to work with. We were new to the area and she was helpful and knowledgeable about not only the housing market, but schools, and lenders. She worked with my work schedule for showings. Jody also stayed late to write an offer to meet our schedule. I would recommend Jody to anyone needing a realtor.

M.L.

Jody is amazing. She knows the market and was able to advise us on all our many concerns. We so appreciated how responsive she was; within minutes of submitting an online request for realtor contact on a house, she had called us. All our communications with her were like that; we never had to wait long to hear back from her. She was patient and always willing to sit down and meet with us. When we found the house we wanted, she worked tirelessly to secure it for us, and she was extremely patient with us. She was easy to communicate with, understand, and a pleasure to work with – I highly recommend Jody!

J.T.

Jody is FANTASTIC!! We were first time home buyers and she was with us ever step of the way! She never made us feel silly for being new to the process. She definitely knows the area, always kept us up to date on new listings and was just a delight to work with. I would have absolutely zero hesitation recommending her to anyone. Thanks for all the hard-work Jody! We love our house!

K.G.
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