Keller Williams

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Minneapolis 2040

After two-years of planning and over 50 public meetings, the City of Minneapolis Planning Committee revealed the first draft of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan early in 2018. The plan seeks to reduce economic, housing and safety dispari...

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“How’s the Market?”

While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordab...

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Are Home Prices Softening or Are They Falling?

We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that thes...

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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Exposed

We’ve all been there—the HGTV binge session, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more real estate eye-candy shows all in one sitting....

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Homeowner 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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Mortgage Payments as a Percentage of Median Income

Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford their own home. It’s not just the price of a home that determines affordability. The monthly cost of a home is determined by the home price and...

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Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching...

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Understanding the Home Inspection Process

In today’s real estate market, most home buyers include a home inspection as a contingency in their purchase agreement. The home inspection contingency provides an opportunity for buyers to hire a professional to thoroughly inspect the hom...

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IRS Clarifies Tax Deductions for Home Equity Loans

In the wake of the new tax law changes, many taxpayers were left wondering if their much-loved interest deductions on their home equity loans, home equity lines of credit (HELOC) and second mortgages were gone forever. Amid growing concern, ...

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The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid ...

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