Buying a Waterfront Home? Questions You Should Ask

Living on the water, and especially on Flathead Lake or River, is an experience like no other. Many waterfront dwellers will tell you it's like being on vacation every day.  The view is stunning and the recreational and sporting opportunities are spectacular.  We are very fortunate to live here in this beautiful place and enjoy one of the cleanest natural lakes in the world.

When people think about buying a waterfront home they usually picture in their mind how great it will be. This certainly can be the case, but like most things, there are also potential issues to buying a waterfront property that you should try to avoid. Let's take a look at some of the questions you should ask before diving in . . . pun intended :-)

What Will The Solar Eclipse Look Like in Polson?

Mark your calendar . . . don't schedule anything else for a couple of hours . . .  and get your solar eclipse glasses ahead of time so you can enjoy the experience. 

On Monday, August 21st, we will experience a 91% partial solar eclipse in the local Polson area.  It will be a spectacular sight!  The solar eclipse event will begin at 10:16 a.m., maximum (91%) sun coverage will be at 11:31 a.m., and it will end at 12:52 p.m.  From beginning to end it will last 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Want to know what the eclipse will look like in Polson?  Here is a link to a time-lapse animation of how the solar eclipse will look: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/polson

Buying a Home as a Sole Owner? Here are Some Things You Should Know

woman sitting on sofa reading beside traditional fireplaceSingle and thinking about buying a home on your own?  Do your research and take your time.  Start learning what you need to know several months before you are ready to start viewing properties.  The more you know and the better prepared you are, the quicker you will find the right home to meet your wants and needs.

There’s a huge sense of independence in owning your own home, being comfortable in your own living environment, and making your own rules and decisions.  I guess that's one of the reasons they call it the American Dream . . . the ability to have freedom and control over your space.

Many single women and men are buying their own homes. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors® single women accounted for 21% of all home purchases in the year ended this past June, while single men accounted for approximately 10%.

Here are a few important financial tips for single home buyers (women and men):