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5 Ways to Build More Equity in Your Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, February 26, 2021

Building equity can be easy. Every month you increase your home equity by making your mortgage payment. 

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Four Projects to Finish Before you Sell

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, February 12, 2021

Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers and help you make a great return on your investment.

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Greater Kitchen Storage is in Demand

Posted by: REALTORĀ® Magazine on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kitchen storage is a top priority among renovating homeowners, finds the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, based on a survey of more than 2,000 homeowners.

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Must-Have Amenities for a Healthier Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Your home can inspire you to improve your health and wellness.

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7 Reasons Why Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic.

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An Easy Guide to Virtual Home Tours

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Friday, December 4, 2020

Virtual home tours have quickly become the new norm.

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5 Countertops That Are Worth the Upgrade

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Updating your kitchen can be a smart way to increase your home's worth.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood.

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Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, October 22, 2020

You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important.

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Yard Work That Sets Up Spring Benefits

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

During the pandemic, homeowners have been rediscovering the importance of connecting to the outdoors.

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Is the Highest Bid the Best Bid?

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The highest bid is the obvious choice, right?

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Busting 4 Myths About a Big Yard

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Many buyers are looking for bigger homes with larger yards.

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How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, August 27, 2020

The homebuying market continues to remain hot — and that means there could be some fierce competition out there.

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5 Upgrades to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, August 13, 2020

If you have been tending to your garden, grilling dinner on the patio or taking dips in the pool, you may have noticed some areas that could use sprucing up.

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What to Know About Home Inspections

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Whether you’re buying or selling a house, getting a home inspection can be nerve-wracking.

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Create the Yard of Your Dreams

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Create a beautiful Staycation in your backyard this summer!

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Protect Yourself Online

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Remote work isn’t perfect. It could actually pose a security risk if you’re not careful.

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Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a disaster strikes is key.

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Add Value with Curb Appeal

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, May 28, 2020

As a homeowner, you shouldn't ignore curb appeal.

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De-stress in Your Own Backyard

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

It's time to get outside and enjoy your backyard!

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4 Tips for Decorating a Small Space

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Do you wish you could add more charm without forgoing square footage? 

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How to Create Your Ideal Home Workspace

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

If you're like most Montanan's right now, you're working from home.

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Spring Maintenance Checklist

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, April 2, 2020

If you have found yourself with some extra time on your hands and want to get outside, here's some spring maintenance ideas.

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How to Sell a Backyard to Buyers Who Have a Dog?

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Experts agree that having and spending time in our green space (a.k.a. being an “outsider”) is good of our bodies and our minds.

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Getting Your Lawn Mower out of the Garage This Spring: 9 Tune-up Tips

Posted by: Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A manicured lawn contributes to improved curb appeal which has been shown to boost home prices by as much as 17 percent.

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Do You Want More Space When You Retire

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

When you think of the home you’ll retire in, a new house may come to mind.

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Don't Pay More Than What It's Worth

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, February 6, 2020

As we near your closing date, your lender will want to verify the home’s value with an appraisal.

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Create a Healthier Living Space

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Today, people are taking wellness beyond diet and exercise and into their homes.

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Are You Ready for a New Home

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Selling your family home is hardly ever about building your financial portfolio. For most of us, it’s usually a matter of necessity. 

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The True Value of a Real Estate Agent

Posted by: Kathie Butts on Thursday, December 12, 2019

You many think you know everything about home buying, but here's some reasons to consider using a REALTOR®.

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