Missoula's hot housing market makes this real estate agent's job harder

Aug 4, 2021
"You're working twice as hard for the same amount of money," says Mindy Palmer of helping buyers in a tight market.
Limited inventory and high home prices have created challenges for Mindy Palmer, a realtor in Missoula, Montana.
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Open houses become a sign of the times

May 21, 2021
After a year of virtual visits, real estate brokers are rolling out the welcome mat for frenzied buyers
An Open House sign directs prospective buyers to property for sale in Monterey Park, California.
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U.S. new home sales rise surprisingly strong 16.6% in May

Jun 23, 2020
The numbers suggest that the reopening of major parts of the country gave a boost to the housing market.
A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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Home sales fell in March, but don't expect bargain prices

Apr 21, 2020
Analysts say last month's slowdown is just the beginning.
Home sales are down during COVID-19, but prices aren't.
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Buying a house is tricky when you can't leave the one you already have

Apr 1, 2020
More realtors are taking up drone photography and virtual tours.
Would you buy a house you've never stepped foot in?
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Existing home sales expected to rise

Aug 20, 2019
Analysts are predicting a lift in July numbers after June's small decline.
A sold sign is seen in front of a recently purchased home in San Francisco.
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Instant offers create a new kind of seller's market for homeowners

Jun 12, 2019
Some would rather sell for less than go through the hassle and expense of selling a house the traditional way.
Renee Williams' former house, now owned by Zillow, in Parker, Colorado.
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Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Sometimes you can go home again

Apr 17, 2019
Our housing reporter revisits her childhood home 30 years later and discovers just how much homeownership has changed — and stayed the same.
Amy Scott in her old room.
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In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

Nov 27, 2018
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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