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Home Selling Faux Pas that Could Ruin a Sale

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5 Seller Tips for a Smoother Home Sale Your realtor is not the only one who employs salesmanship when selling a house. You have a role in prepping your house for sale, welcoming buyers to tour your home, and answering questions as they come up. Preventing buyers from getting on your last nerve while preparing … Continued

10 Tips for Attracting Income Property Tenants

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Managing tenants to optimize your investment property return Whether you plan to turn your home into a rental property, or you plan to purchase a property specially as a rental property, the steps for finding a tenant are the same. You need to be aware of local laws, keep organized paperwork and accounting, price the … Continued

Expensive Home Repairs- and How to Avoid Them

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Home maintenance today can save big bucks later Just about the time you are thinking your home budget is under control, a major repair tosses in a monkey wrench. While home repairs and improvements are a part of the cost of owning a house, there are strategies to avoid being caught by surprise by a … Continued

5 Really Good Reasons to Sell Your Home Now

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The White-hot Market for Sellers is Shifting It’s been a seller’s market for a few years. Those who have wanted to move (or sell to take advantage of the market) have had and easier time. However, several factors indicate that landscape is shifting. The hot seller’s market may be beginning to cool. If you have … Continued

Pricing Your Home Like an Expert

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How savvy MN sellers come up with the right price Home pricing takes research an a certain amount of detachment. Homeowners have a tendency to remember everything they have put into a property and price with their heartstrings instead of the most realistic tools- cold, hard data. Savvy sellers know that reviewing numbers will always … Continued

Building a Lake House

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Basic steps to building a MN lake home Lake homes in West Central Minnesota come in all shapes and sizes, from a weekend cabin all the way to a palatial estate. Most fall somewhere in between, with a moderate size home. The planning process can take a bit of time. So if you are considering … Continued

We Love MN- Even at -40 Degrees!

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Why we still love West Central Minnesota Facing record lows in West Central, we figure you might need a few reminders of why we love Minnesota. 40 degrees is the new 75. When anything above zero is a heat wave, you can deal with 40 below. And 40 above? Well break out the shorts and … Continued

Minnesota Real Estate Market Report

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RE trends that will affect 2019 There is so much to love about Minnesota, from lakes and recreation to the “Minnesota Nice” attitude. As real estate activity slows during the holidays, it is a good time to look at what the market is doing. If you are planning on buying or selling, we can help … Continued

Interior Design Trends 2019

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What is “In” according to designers With world attention on climate change, it should come as no surprise that there is a move in design toward natural materials such as stone, granite and concrete and fresh elements such as plants and flowers. Incorporating organic elements will keep a space natural and serene. Photo from South Shore … Continued