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Single-Family Homes with Homeowner Associations Are Growing in Popularity for Baby Boomers

Many real estate professionals (myself included) believed that condos and townhomes would become more valuable and in demand as baby boomers reached retirement age. The idea being that this demographic, of roughly 70 million people, would do...

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A Sewer System Inspection Should be on Your Home Buying Checklist

Before signing on the dotted line, hiring a professional home inspector to conduct a thorough analysis of your new home is a no-brainer. The inspection ensures the home is in good working order and identifies potentially costly problems before ...

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Homeowners Associations: Don’t Be Afraid, Be Informed

Many buyers shy away from properties with homeowners associations (HOAs). Most often, they worry about the fees: What is the money used for? How are the fees set? What if they rise dramatically after I buy? How can I determine if ...

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April Showers Bring…Wet Basements?

If you’ve had water in your basement this spring, you're not alone. Many homeowners have had basement water intrusion problems. April showers on top of already soggy ground, means water is sitting next to home foundations, and in a lot of cas...

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April Market Update

With the snow behind us (fingers crossed), it’s safe to say that we are in our spring market. There is a commonly held perception that homes in Minnesota don’t really sell over the winter and that it’s better to wait until spring to list ...

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2019 Cost vs Value Report

Inevitably as a homeowner, the day will come when it’s time for a remodel. When choosing which projects to undertake, keep in mind some improvements give you a higher return on investment than others. And thanks to Remodeling Magazine, fig...

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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House for Sale

It’s never too early to start the decluttering process if you’re planning on selling your home in the near future. Not only will cleaning out the more personal decorating items allow buyers to imagine themselves living in the home, it also ...

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2018 Market Review

Did you feel it? There was a sense that homes weren’t selling as quickly in the last half of 2018 as they had in the first. However, the data doesn’t support that feeling. The median days on market slowed from a high of 36 in January to ...

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Renovations to Complete Before You List Your Home

Planning to sell your home this year? Chances are your home will need some renovating to get the price you want and to sell quickly. Carefully planning the right renovation decisions can ensure your upgrades will actually pay off and give you t...

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Further Proof it’s Not 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustm...

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