Keller Williams

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Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

"Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step."  - R...

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How to Get the Most Money From the Sale of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. ...

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First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act

Without a doubt, one of the largest obstacles in buying your first home is coming up with funds for down payment and closing costs. However, saving for a new home in Minnesota just got easier thanks to a new law supporting first-time homebu...

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4 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report p...

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factor...

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Should I Buy a Fixer Upper?

A house that needs a little TLC can be a great investment and the end product will entitle you to bragging rights. But don’t be fooled by the magic of TV and the 30 minute whole house transformations, fixing up a home is a lot of work and wil...

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Your First Home

It seems like everyone is buying a new home! For Sale and Sold signs are everywhere. You’ve been saving, planning and the time has come for you to jump in to buy your very first home. But hold on, there are a few questions you need to ask you...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Part 2

6 reasons you should downsize! In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, I discussed some reasons why some empty nesters might benefit from staying in their current home instead of downsizing. I want to help you make the right downsizing decisio...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Part 1

Is it time to downsize? 6 reasons you should stay put! After the kids have flown the coop, empty nesters find themselves facing the decision of whether they should stay in their current home or downsize to a smaller home, townhome or condo. ...

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4 Reasons to Keep up With House Projects

As homeowners, we have the best of intentions for keeping up with home maintenance and repair projects. However when things are working just fine, it’s hard to remember to do the checkups needed to make sure things continue to run smoothly. A...

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