Minnesota Real Estate

Real Estate 101: What’s a Contingency?

The real estate process is full of legalese that’s tossed around during a transaction as if all parties are attorneys. Too often, lenders, title reps and real estate agents don’t stop to consider that the consumers that brought this deal to the table ― the buyer and the seller ― may not have a clue […]

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It’s Safe to Come out Now

Psst, it’s safe to come out now! It appears that real estate investors have left the building and the Twin Cities real estate market is now wide open for consumers. No more competing for the home of your dreams against individuals whose cash offers prove so irresistible to sellers. Come on out of hiding! Now, […]

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Mortgages Demystified

  First-time homebuyers have plenty of questions about the process and that’s to be expected. Anything can be confusing the first time you do it. If you won’t be paying cash for a home, you’ll need to get a loan, or mortgage as it’s commonly known when buying a house. Mortgages come in an assortment […]

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Twin Cities: Members of the Zombie Clan

America’s fascination with all things zombie now includes zombie homes ― foreclosures in which there is no-one living. They cause neighborhood blight, dragging down the values of nearby homes. It’s a pity, really, that so many homeowners don’t realize that they don’t have to vacate their homes immediately upon learning of foreclosure proceedings. Minnesota Foreclosure In […]

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The Art and Science of Marketing a Home

Sounds rather lofty, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, marketing truly is an art. But, a science?  Well – maybe not, but it made for a snappy title! Then again, since a robust marketing plan requires a formula of sorts, perhaps there is a bit of science to the process after all. My current and […]

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The Real Estate Roller Coaster!

Because — you know — WALKING through a home for sale is just so yesterday!  https://youtu.be/D2QOtnLdnLQ What do you think? Should I build one of these at my next listing??

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5 Signs that it’s Time to Move

  You can ignore them all you want, but, like a recurring nightmare, signs that it’s time to move will keep popping up. 1. Sick of the Cold If you’re fed up with feeling like a character in the movie “Fargo,” if you’re tired of scraping ice off the windshield and shoveling snow, you may […]

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Which St. Paul Areas are the Best for Buying a Home?

If you’re looking for a place to live in St. Paul, there are a ton of great options to choose from. Whether you are renting or buying, you have to make decisions based on what type of lifestyle you want. There are quiet residential streets, stylish urban lofts and areas by coffee shops or nightlife. […]

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To Sell your Home FAST and for the Most Money, List on Friday

  If you’re considering selling your Minnesota home, we’ll need to get it on the market on a Friday. Really. Recently, the Wall Street Journal released the results of a study that showed the day of the week you list your home does matter. According to the study’s results, the best day of the week […]

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Buying a Twin Cities Fixer Upper

If you’re in the market to purchase a home in the Twin Cities metro area and are planning on waiting until spring, you may be met with lots of competition. If that turns out to be the case and you don’t feel like competing with others only to get shut out of a home you’ve […]

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