Real Estate Tips & Advice

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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The Anatomy of a Mortgage Payment

Mortgage: While the common English translation – a huge chunk of money going out the door every month –strikes fear in every American homeowner, just think how the French must feel. In French, mortgage translates to “death contract.” That sounds even scarier until you understand that the “death” of which they refer means the death […]

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The REAL Cost of a Home

Out of all the acronyms in the real estate and mortgage industries, the one that homebuyers become most familiar with is PITI, pronounced “pete-ee,” “pity” or “pee-eye-tee-eye,” depending on region. It stands for Principle, Interest, Taxes and Insurance and is otherwise known as your mortgage payment. When a buyer is determining how much he or […]

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What is Your Home Worth?

With all the information at our fingertips nowadays, it’s surprising that we hear this question so often. But, apparently, there’s a lot of confusion over just how one determines the market value of a home. Since we believe that an educated client helps the transaction go smoother, we are happy to offer an answer to […]

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3 Easy Tips for Increasing your Home’s Value

Years roll by while we go about living our lives. Home is the place we end up at the end of each day. That is, until you’re considering selling that home. All of a sudden, it feels more like an investment – “how much is it worth?” you wonder. “Is there a way for me […]

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What Should You do to Sell Your Home Before the Holidays?

The holidays are around the corner. For those selling their home right now, making sure you list it when buyers are still in the market is best. Many people may be trying to land the right home before the holidays arrive so this is the time to list before the holidays are here. Try these […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Nokomis

Nokomis is a community located at the southern edge of Minneapolis city limits. It contains 11 neighborhoods within the community. Along with these neighborhoods you will find biking paths, parks, a lake and shopping. Most homes were built between the 1920’s to the 1960s and are in a Colonial style. Here is a look at […]

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What can you do to Save Money on Energy this Winter?

The winter season is almost here and it’s time to start getting the house ready. Heating costs can be outrageous if you’re not careful. From adjusting the water heater to looking for rebates on appliances, here are some tips to save money on energy this winter. Don’t let the cold weather rob your bank account […]

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What the Rich and Famous Look for in a Home

There’s a home-buying frenzy going on among the rich and famous – especially in the Southern California area. I was kind of curious to know what these people look for when house hunting – just what do people with more money than they know what to do with look for in a home? Bill Gates […]

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