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BUYING A HOME?

Buying the home of your dreams starts here.

We've put together a great process that revolves around you with your success at its heart. Your wants and needs, dreams and desires are the cornerstone of that process. Routine communication, access to new listings in real-time, thoughtful guidance and associates that specialize in buying are what you can expect from us.


If you're looking for information on how we work differently than the rest of the real estate industry, scroll below. We think you will like the way we work. And if you have questions, call us today at 406-442-3111 or toll-free at 866-933-1379.

BEFORE YOU SHOP

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    DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

    Start to learn about the homes in the market by exploring online. Know about how those homes are selling, what they're selling for and how to buy one by working with our team. It's important that you are well versed in the steps necessary to meet your ownership goals. Here at Ahmann Brothers, we understand the process can appear overwhelming, but our team of hardworking associates have dedicated their time to help. Our goal is to provide you with all the tools and knowledge needed to be successful.

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    GET PRE-APPROVED

    This task is not only important but crucial before you can apply for a home loan. It allows you to budget for a property that fits your lifestyle. Not to mention, it’s simple to complete. A buyer who is pre-approved has a much higher likelihood of successfully negotiating a purchase! If you have any questions about pre-approval call us today at 406-442-3111 or toll-free at 866-933-1379. We can connect you with valued partners in the mortgage world who can make the process a snap. For our team, real estate is a lot more than the transaction. We pride ourselves on client relationships and are happy to help in any way that we can.

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    KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. BE PREPARED TO COMPROMISE.

    Ask yourself what you're looking for in a home, before you shop. Think about size, commute time, neighborhood, and necessary repairs. Also be prepared to compromise. There is a difference between your "wants" list and your "needs" list. Share openly with your agent if your needs change - remember we're in this together! Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for an adventure? Do you have a hobby or home business that requires a special space? Need room to roam for a family pet? All of these are things to consider as you identify your wants and needs. Remember, we're here to help and can assist in narrowing and focusing to get it right!

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    BE PREPARED TO VIEW NEW PROPERTIES QUICKLY

    It’s a challenging time to buy real estate in Helena, MT, and new listings are in short supply. While properties are selling quickly and sometimes with more than one offer, great interest rates create an opportunity to keep costs down. Our associates are well versed in what it takes to come out on top and win in tough conditions. Homes sell quickly in our area, so be ready to look quickly and make fast decisions. If you have done your homework up front and worked with us to created a good plan, we will successfully navigate the buyer process!

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    EASY ACCESS TO OUR TEAM - ALL THE WAY HOME

    Quick communication can make all the difference in purchasing the property of your choice. Our team of real estate experts are prepared and thrilled to find the perfect homes for sale in Helena, MT, that are fit for you. We work as a team, so someone is always available to answer your questions and help to guide you. We are serious about our relationship with you during this journey, we want to be there for you every step of the way.

WHEN IT'S TIME TO BUY

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    SUBMIT A STRONG, COMPETITIVE OFFER

    A key factor when attempting to purchase a house in Helena is submitting an offer that is both appealing to the owner and also within your means. A competitive offer will bring more attention to you as a buyer. It’s best to get advice on accomplishing your purchase from your real estate agent. Our real estate agents have the knowledge needed in the real estate world, we are more than happy to help you come up with an offer that will get noticed and accepted.

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    MINIMIZE THE NUMBER OF CONTINGENCIES

    Fewer unexpected events will mean a stronger offer. Try to refrain from adding contingencies you don't expect to utilize. It’s best to understand what contingencies come up in your new home’s neighborhood, so ask your real estate professional for advice on which risks to explore and which to live with. Our real estate agents will carefully assist you in balancing which contingencies are worth keeping and which might keep you from successfully becoming the purchaser.

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    HIRE AN INSPECTOR

    A professional building inspector or contractors can help make sure the house of your choice is in satisfactory condition. Homes are a huge purchase and rarely come with an "Owner's Manual". Consider the inspection as your opportunity to obtain that all important manual. We can assist you in identifying items to inspect as well as make recommendations on inspectors to consider as you make your purchase.

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    CHECK ZONING REGULATIONS AND COVENANTS

    Most residential neighborhoods will be zoned to keep out commercial and industrial users. Areas closer to downtown may contain a mixture of uses. Bottom line, know before you close as to what your home may have around it as a result of zoning and don't forget that some uses may be "grandfathered" in. Read any restrictive covenants and make sure they fit your lifestyle. Don't simply rely on what you're seeing, but make sure your uses will conform to any covenants. If you have any questions about zoning regulations or covenants, contact us today.  

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    KNOW IF IT STAYS OR GOES

    Your contract will be very specific about which items of personal property (appliances, etc) are included in the sale. It's also specific if there are any fixtures (items attached to the property) that are excluded. Know about any rented items like water softeners or propane tanks and what your ongoing obligations will be. Our agents will happily go over your contract with you and identify the items that are included in your home purchase.

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    IT'S ALL GOTTA BE IN WRITING

    Make sure that any verbal agreements are written into the final contract to avoid any stressful and expensive issues later. If it's not in writing, there is a risk it won't happen.

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