Home Buying Blogs – Twin Cities

Best Ways to Simplify a Long-Distance Move

Anoka home buyers may not love the process of moving, but they can offer reliable tips for others who face a long-distance move with no prior experience. It’s possible to alleviate the stress of moving through advance planning, proper timing and strict attention to detail. Anatomy of a Move Areas of primary concern typically center […]

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The 3 Basic Home Foundation Types

A foundation is the cornerstone that every home is built atop of. Without it, the home wouldn’t have the stability it needs to stand tall. Not all home foundations are the same, and there’s actually a few different styles that a home can use. If a home needs work on its foundation, an Apple Valley […]

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Home Architectural Design: 5 Ever-Trending Construction Styles

While every home possesses its own unique charm, the majority of residential structures are designed upon a particular architectural style. Indications of architectural origins are typically apparent throughout the exterior and interior spaces. Those considering building or buying an Anoka County home may encounter homes modeled after these popular architectural designs. Traditional Home Designs Traditional […]

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Common Real Estate Terms to Learn

When it comes time to search and buy a home, home buyers are often immediately hit with jargon they may have heard before but might not entirely understand. This can be a detriment for buyers because it’s not always easy (or practical) to speak up every time you hear an unfamiliar word. This list of […]

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What Are the Common Types of Homes?

When people think about buying a home, one of the first things they must choose is the type of property that is most appropriate for them. There are many unique styles of dwellings, from single-family homes to twin homes, townhomes, condominiums, and more. With this information, potential home buyers will understand the basic differences between […]

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The Difference Between Stick and Mason Homes

One of the fundamental choices for those buying or building a new construction home will be that of choosing stick built or masonry construction. Stick built, or wood built homes, are those primarily built board by board with wood as the major construction material. Masonry or concrete homes are those constructed using concrete products such […]

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How to Navigate a Home Closing

Closing can be an exciting yet stressful time for any new home buyer, especially because most buyers have already begun mentally preparing to move into their new place. The closing period, also known as escrow, usually takes around 30 days. However, this number is by no means set in stone. If anything goes wrong during […]

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Buying a Home Soon? How to Create a Home Buying Wishlist

When the time comes to stop renting and buy a home, it’s important to identify your priorities. If you’re new to the home buying market and aren’t sure what kind of home to buy, the following tips will help. For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any […]

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Why Do Investors Like the 1031 Exchange?

Real estate investment can be financially rewarding. One possible way investors can utilize the existing tax laws to their advantage is through a 1031 exchange. With a little due diligence, a 1031 exchange can help investors pay little or no capital gains tax at the time of the transaction. Of course the transaction must meet […]

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What Home Floor Plan is Right For You?

Most first-time new home buyers spend a lot of time thinking about the neighborhood where they’d like to buy, the school district they would like to live in and the location of their home relative to where they work. It’s less common for buyers to give thought to the type of floor plan that is […]

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