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Should You Buy Rental Property?

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See if Investing in Real Estate is Right for You There are many ways to invest in real estate, but one way which typically generates income is through purchasing rental property. Sometimes people buy rental property to fix up and quickly sell, or flip. Another option is to invest in a property for the long-term … Continued

Mortgage Rates Forecast for 2020

Mortgage Rates 2020

What Will Mortgage Rates Do in 2020? We don’t have a crystal ball, but there are data sources that help predict what mortgage rates will do in the near future. In review, 2019 was an outstanding year for mortgage rates, and mortgage shoppers can expect to still find great value going into 2020. If you … Continued

10 Tips to Slash Heating Bills

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DIY tools to insulate and bust drafts Did you know you could save as much as 20% off your heating bills this winter just by closing up drafts? And while most people call in a contract for big insulating jobs in walls and ceilings, there are quite a few DIY ways you can eliminate drafts. … Continued

Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

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9 tips for developing passive income to help buy a home  Dreaming of home ownership or purchasing a different home, but having a hard time saving money from your paycheck every month? People that are more successful with meeting financial goals, like saving for a down payment, invest time into making their money work for … Continued

Selling Your Home Over the Winter Holiday Season

Selling a home in winter

Strategies for a successful winter home sale With low inventory, buyers are looking throughout the year for homes to buy. Winter is still not a peak real estate season, but home sales have increased across all seasons- even while the snow flies. According to Zillow research, homes listed for sale in the winter stay on … Continued

Selling Your Home- A Beginner’s Guide

Home Sellers Guide

15 Tips for New Home Sellers   Are you ready to sell your home, but not sure where to begin? If so, know you’re not alone. Selling is a complicated process that can be emotional and stressful. You probably feel connected to your home, and it may be your largest investment. It is very reassuring … Continued

First Home Purchase? Here’s 10 Great Tips!

First time home owners

Do these things before starting to look for your first home Are you ready to buy your first home? Home shopping is fun and exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Ideally, everyone wants an affordable home that they love, but there is more to that idea than many people realize. Unfortunately, many first-time buyers … Continued

Selling Your House Before Purchasing a New One

temporary housing

Tips for navigating the month-to-month rental market Selling a home in a low inventory market is great, but not if you can’t find or get into your next home right away. If you are having to vacate before your next home is secured, there are more options than overstaying your welcome in a guest room … Continued

Selling Your Home in the Fall

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10 Ways to Attract Autumn Home Buyers Temps may be cooling off in West Central Minnesota, but fall real estate is almost as hot as summer around here. In fact, it is the second-best time of the year to sell a home. It’s a bit of quieter period, when kids are back in school and … Continued