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Selling Your House Before Purchasing a New One

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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

Our Best Tips for Buying in a Sellers Market

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The market is challenging, but we can help Great interest rates mean it’s a favorable time to buy a new home. But if you have started the hunt, you may have already run into a few obstacles. Low inventory means houses do not stay on the market long. If you do put in an offer, … Continued

6 Tips to Stay Cool and Save Energy

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As summer heats up, your bills don’t need to rise That few extra degrees of warmth that summer brings to West Central Minnesota makes a difference. Not only is staying cool a challenge, but water and energy bills can spike. Here is the best advice from property management pros to not only beat the heat, … Continued

Buying a House? How’s Your Credit?

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The first step in home buying- Check your credit. Before you start looking for a new home, take a look at your credit, and understand where you stand financially. Credit scores are symbols of your ability to repay debts. Mortgage lenders look at this number first when reviewing your credit worthiness. If you are applying … Continued

Buyer Letter Do’s and Don’ts

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A letter to the seller may give you an edge in a competitive market Home buying in today’s market is competitive. A heartfelt, personal letter from buyer to seller is one way to make an offer standout. However, some sincere sentiments can also turn off buyers. Here are 5 areas to avoid if you plan … Continued

Summer Outdoor DIY Projects and Cautions

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Make a Plan Before Attacking Outdoor Projects With our looong Minnesota spring, you might be anxious to dig into some major outdoor home improvement. Decking and landscaping are two of the most popular summer projects. But along with these sweat equity feats can come some pretty significant fails. So while you’re creating your lumber store … Continued

Buying Investment Property

How Financing a Rental Property Gives You Leverage in Real Estate Investments Interested in purchasing investment property? This could mean a home you rent out, an apartment building or other income producing real estate. The key to successful investing is using leverage. What does leverage in real estate mean? Leverage in real estate simply means … Continued

Searching for a Family Home

Kid-considerations when purchasing a home Buying a home for a growing family is an exciting process, with many things to take into consideration. Your wants and needs are important, but kids have some requirements too, and they will change as they get bigger. This guide will navigate you through buying a home with kids so … Continued