Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,All Real Estate Advice Topics,ND http://www.zillow.com/advice/ND/all/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Looking for opinions and advice on buying a home in the Bismarck, ND market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-opinions-and-advice-on-buying-a-home-in-the-Bismarck-ND-market/497045/ Moving to Bismarck from Texas in August and I have been checking out the homes just to get a good idea about what is available and frankly I am quite discouraged. I had already been informed by my soon to be employer about the housing situation but I did not expect this. My house here in Fort Worth is like a palacial estate compared to some of those homes and at the fraction of the price.<br/><br/>I do not intended to rush in to buying a home and intend to live sparsely in a small apartment until I find suitable lodging, but what are your opinions about buying a home in Bismarck?<br/><br/>I am concerned that even if I found a home that was acceptable to me that eventually the supply of homes would reach demand and the prices would return to normal and I will lose quite a bit of money.<br/><br/>&nbsp;Is residential construction taking off, where that scenario could be a possibility happen in the near future? Is that even possible?<br/><br/>In your opinion should I buy if I see something I like or just wait it out? <br/><br/>Rent is extremely steep there as well, almost double my entire house payment here in Texas. Not to mention the few apartments I have seen online have also not been gems.&nbsp;<br/><br/>How about surrounding communities, coming from DFW I dont mind a little bit of a commute to work if it saves me money.<br/><br/>I have also considered buying a 5th wheel or something and taking it up for temporary housing, but my wife is due to have our first child in November and I dont really think a 5th wheel trailer is the best place for a newborn during a North Dakota winter.<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 14 Jun 2013 03:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-opinions-and-advice-on-buying-a-home-in-the-Bismarck-ND-market/497045/ 2013-06-14T03:44:00Z Home Inspections http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspections/486337/ Timothy Evans of Traverse City Home Inspections did a great job identifying problems with a&nbsp;home deal we were working on. The seller refused to do any of the required repairs or offset it in the purchase price in any way. Seller says it will make him liable for future problems should they arise.&nbsp;Have others had the experience where a seller wont budge at all on price given the inspection identified legitimate repairs.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-Inspections/486337/ 2013-04-04T19:19:00Z Rent House http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-House/455506/ Bismarck, ND<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-House/455506/ 2012-08-14T17:23:00Z What Do You Think? Pro or Con? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-Do-You-Think-Pro-or-Con/449290/ <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/the-other-fracking-north-dakotas-oil-boom-brings-damage-along-with-prosperi" rel="nofollow">Here is a recent article speaking of growing pains in oil country ND.</a>&nbsp; The recent expansion and oil boom has many locals up in arms as their towns are changing, and non North Dakotans are feeling the ache of being unwelcomed into the area by many.&nbsp; The stress level is certainly high in many towns in and around the oil patch and the tension is rising.&nbsp; As a leading local professional dealing with out of towners and locals on several levels, I have certainly found it interesting to observe the dichotomy of the mind sets.&nbsp; I was wondering what experiences or issues you've seen and maybe ways we can help ease the strain in our markets?&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-Do-You-Think-Pro-or-Con/449290/ 2012-07-02T05:13:00Z getting a home listed on the MLS when the home is for sale by owner http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/getting-a-home-listed-on-the-MLS-when-the-home-is-for-sale-by-owner/314641/ &nbsp;we sold our home through a broker for a fee for them to list that <a href="http://www.zillow.com/for-sale-by-owner/">house for sale</a> on the MLS but I can not seem to find any one who does some thing like that in North Dakota can any one make a suggestion?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/getting-a-home-listed-on-the-MLS-when-the-home-is-for-sale-by-owner/314641/ 2010-01-14T01:16:00Z Do you know who in Minot North Dakota would finance a geodesic home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-who-in-Minot-North-Dakota-would-finance-a-geodesic-home/266964/ I was pre-approved, now the bank came back and said no one will buy the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loan</a>. Any suggestions?? Please help, I really want this home!!!!<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-who-in-Minot-North-Dakota-would-finance-a-geodesic-home/266964/ 2009-08-11T21:42:00Z