Lewiston Montana Real Estate
Lewiston is an agricultural community located at the geographic center of Montana in the vast Judith Basin. Like many towns in Montana it drew most of its early population thanks to an 1880’s gold rush. Today the town features many well-preserved historic businesses and homes. The scenery of Lewiston is some of the most beautiful in this part of Montana and consists of a combination of rolling prairie, farms, ranches and five beautiful mountain ranges, the Snowies, the Judiths, the Moccasins, the Belts, and the Highwoods. Accordingly picturesque landscapes, mountain terrain, and small quiet towns typify the area.
To find the best Lewiston Montana real estate we suggest you do a little research before you buy. The following tips are pretty general to any type of real estate purchase. A knowledgeable buyer is a happy buyer so take your time, research an area and use reasonable precautions when seeking out Lewiston Montana real estate.
1. Buy within your means. It is strongly recommend you save up money and pay cash for the land or at least have at least a 10% down payment. Even if the seller will take gradual payment, it's more expensive and consumes psychic energy. Save up a bunch of money, set a maximum, and then push down from that maximum, not up.
2. Think through what you want. Make a list of things that you envision your real estate to have. Do you want to be near a city or in the country? Do you have specific needs such as children, animals or health issues that need to be taken into consideration? Make a whole list then start to weed out the things that are frivolous or not as important. Hopefully you will end up with several items that will assist you in making the right real estate purchase.
3. Choose negatives! The way to get a really good deal is to think of features that lower the price that you don't care about, or even that you prefer, and actively look for those things! For example: a) No utilities. I want to be off the grid. b) No buildings. I want to build my own. c) Land that's just been logged.
4. Don't fall in love. Unless you have more than $50,000, don't hold out for a piece of land that you are in love with, because you can't afford it. And don't fall in love with a piece you've seen, or refer to it as "my land" or "our land," until you actually own it. If you do, you are setting yourself up for the bait-and-switch, for ignoring red flags, for wishing yourself into a bad deal or a disaster.
There will be many voices talking at you when you begin the process of looking at and purchasing Lewiston Montana real estate. It is easier to ignore these voices when you have done your own research and have your own plan of action. Keep in mind that the real estate you purchase is yours to live with for years to come.
National Parks Realty serves primarily northwest Montana, however if you are interested in learning more about Lewiston Montana Real Estate please contact one of our agent to assist you in finding an agent located in Lewiston.