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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1st Time Home Buyers - Homeword

We wanted to let you know about a great opportunity in Missoula for 1st time buyers. Homeword of Missoula presents Home Buyer Education classes on a regular basis for first-time buyers. The topics covered are:

1. Selecting a lender
2. Using credit wisely
3. Understanding home inspections and insurance
4. Working with a real estate professional
5. Determining affordability 
6. Distinguishing between different types of loans
7. Identifying special financing programs
8. Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership

Upon successful completion of the program, attendees are provided with a certificate of completion which is required for many down payment assistance and other lending programs for first-time buyers. 

The courses are offered on a monthly basis, either on three consecutive week nights from 6-9PM or on Saturdays an all-day class is offered several times a year from 9AM - 6PM. 

For more information, and to schedule, please visit - Homeword

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Missoula County Looks to Make Airport Development Park

With commercial building and manufacturing coming on strong in Missoula, leaders are wondering why the Missoula airport development park hasn't received much attention with regards to attracting employers. And they look to change this by attracting potential businesses.

Their goal is to actively market the property more online and in real estate publications. James Grunke, CEO and president of the Missoula Economic Partnership, agreed there is a lot of interest in the Bonner Mill site. He said they've seen no interest in the development park the past 6 months. There are 2 companies showing strong interest in the Bonner Mill site, with one of them expected to open in September.

The county is actively looking for technology based businesses for the development park. Some expressed concern that employees prefer the downtown setting. The county does remain hopeful about the future of the development park, as it does have broadband in place, and the county is considering some incentives for businesses to locate there as well. The board plans to continue moving forward at it's next quarterly meeting where it will review pricing and other incentives. 

Source: Missoulian

James Grunke