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Whether looking for a home in one of our great towns like Fergus Falls, or finding your dream lakefront cabin, we are here to help you buy your next home. We understand this is one of the biggest decisions you will face, at any point in your life. Not only are we committed to finding you the right property at the best price, we will walk you through the transaction, address all of your concerns and assist you with all paperwork and negotiations. Your complete satisfaction is our highest priority.

When It’s Time to Move, We Can Help

Homesandlakeshore.com provides a FREE moving trailer to clients on a first come, first served basis. Save time and money, and start enjoying your new home sooner. This service is available to buying and/or selling clients throughout Otter Tail County, including Ashby, Battle Lake, Clitherall, Dalton, Erhard, Fergus Falls, Henning, New York Mills, Ottertail, Perham, Underwood, Vining, and all of the beautiful lake areas, town neighborhoods and rural properties with acreage.

We would be honored to assist you in buying your next home, and help you move too. Contact us and ask any questions via our custom contact form.  We would love to hear from you!

 

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

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

Condo Buying Tips

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What to Look for in the Condo Documents Condos offer a wonderful low maintenance lifestyle and are often a more affordable option. When you purchase a condo, you are also investing in the association that oversees the property. Before making a commitment, there are several documents that should be reviewed, and important questions to ask. … Continued

Does Your New Neighborhood Have Broadband?

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An update on broadband service in Otter Tail County There are many parts of rural Minnesota still underserved with slow, or even no internet, but for Otter Tail County, broadband connectivity is improving. What is broadband? Today’s “high speed internet” is more accurately defined as “broadband”- high-speed Internet access that is always on and uses several high-speed transmission … Continued

Is a vacation home in your future?

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4 considerations before buying a second home Many friends in Otter Tail, Douglas and Becker counties have second homes- even if they are just a few communities away on a nearby lake. If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time.  Although mortgage rates are rising, they are still relatively … Continued

Selling Your Home in the Fall

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4 Tips for an Autumn Real Estate Sale You may have noticed our other articles encouraging buying and selling in the Fall. There are advantages to both. While there won’t be as many buyers as over the summer, those that are looking are more serious. Fall buyers typically want to close a deal sooner. More … Continued

Tips for a First-time Home Loan

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6 things to do before applying for a mortgage Acquiring a home not only represents something tangible that is your own, but is also an asset that typically increases in value over time. The equity created in home ownership comes in handy if you later when you retire, or if you want to fund a … Continued

Dealing with Financing

Ready to buy a house? Now you have to figure out how to pay for it. Take these 3 steps to be prepared for financing. As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are … Continued

5 Best Tips for Buying a Home

Make the home buying process as stress free as possible by being prepared. Your realtor can provide great guidance but being armed with knowledge is powerful in this important transaction. Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. 💲 Get your finances in order Start … Continued