Closing Day

Closing Day

Welcome to Closing Day! This podcast is for anyone looking to get into their very first home. The steps to buying a property are complicated. How much house can I afford? Where do I start? Should I just rent the rest of my life? Hear from industry experts and get the knowledge necessary to approach the process confidently. If you’re looking to purchase your first home, you’re in the right place. This podcast will help get you closer to closing day! After listening to Closing Day, listeners will be able to make informed home buying decisions and gain the confidence needed to take control of the process. ... Show More

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Kassi and Kyle work together to recap all ten episodes from season one. They highlight the guests and major takeaways from each episode to create a comprehensive review of season one before jumping into season two! *Resources: * First-Time Home Buyer Programs By State (https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/first-time-home-buyer-programs-by-state/) - https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/first-time-home-buyer-programs-by-st... Read more

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On the tenth episode of Closing Day, we talk all about the home selection process. Kyle interviews Julie Gardner, a realtor with ERA Lambros Real Estate here in Missoula, Montana where she helps individuals sell and buy both commercial and residential property. Julie is a third generation realtor and was a practicing attourney before she jumped into real estate. Topics addressed in this episode: * Setting housing expectations * C... Read more

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On the ninth episode of Closing Day, we discuss downpayment assistance programs. Kyle interviews Dave Glaser, the President and CEO of MoFi here in Missoula, Montana where he helps make funding opportunties available to many people throughout the community, state and region. MoFi's program, HomeNow, is a great example of a downpayment assistance program and Dave shares very valuable information on the topic. Topics addressed in th... Read more

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On the eighth episode of Closing Day, we talk about title companies. Kyle interviews Nissa Liesz, the Business Development Professional at First American Title Company here in Missoula, Montana where she has experience in basically every roll within the company. Full of experience and knowledge from her time working her way up in the company, Nissa has a lot of great tips for the Closing Day listeners! Topics addressed in this ep... Read more

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On the seventh episode of Closing Day, we talk about home inspections. Kyle interviews Emmon Snyder, a home inspector from ES Ventures, INC. here in Missoula, Montana. With experience in both construction and insurance and as the owner of his own home inspection business, Emmon has a wealth of knowledge to share! Topics addressed in this episode: * What a home inspection is * When to contact a home inspector * What the home insp... Read more

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On the sixth episode of Closing Day, we discuss the difference between a lender and a broker and what happens after you make an offer. Kyle interviews Cathy Swofford, a broker at Missoula Mortgage where she helps people find the loan they need to get into a home. She is a vetern of the US Air Force and has many years of experience as a broker in the state of Montana. Topics addressed in this episode: * The difference between a le... Read more

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On the fifth episode of Closing Day, we talk about what it looks like to work with a realtor! Kyle interviews Andrew Squires, a realistate advisor with Engel & Volkers Western Frontier here in Missoula. Andrew has a background in business, education, and real estate, all of which have given him a powerful outlook on the home-buying process, helping our listeners get into their first home! Topics addressed in this episode: * What ... Read more

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On the fourth episode of Closing Day, we talk about what it looks like to work with your lender as closing day approaches. Kyle interviews Julie Lapham, a loan officer with Mann Mortgage here in Missoula, Montana. With over 20 years of experience as a loan officer, Julie is an advocate for a simple, educational experience throughout the lending process. Topics addressed in this episode: * Selecting a lender * Safeguards in place ... Read more

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On episode three of Closing Day, we address the process of choosing a lender and how to approach the financial piece of buying your first home all from a bank lender’s point of view. Kyle interviews Ronnie Stevens, a home lender at First Interstate Bank here in Missoula, Montana who has been working in this role for over 17 years. As a lender, Ronnie considers herself to be an educator, helping home buyers through this process that... Read more

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March 11, 2019 48 min

On the second episode of Closing Day, we tackle the topic of budgeting! Kyle interviews Katie Sadowski who teaches the Financial Fitness course at Homeword here in Missoula, Montana. Katie has a background in accounting and outdoor education, helping her become an excelent financial "quarterback" for the people who take her course. Topics addressed in this episode: * Preventing debt vs. recovering from debt * Budgeting on dreams ... Read more

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On the first episode of Closing Day, we tackle the question, “how do I know if I should rent or buy?” Kyle interviews Julie Pavlish, a homebuyer educator from Homeword here in Missoula, Montana where she teaches a HUD certified class for first time homebuyers. She has a background teaching financial literacy to everyone from small children to people making the largest purchase of their life- a home! Topics addressed in this episod... Read more

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