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Welcome to West Central Minnesota! With over 1200 lakes, gently rolling hills and vibrant hometowns surrounded by farmland, there is a little something for every lifestyle. Contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect match.

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Non-financial Reasons to Buy a Home

You may have heard how owning real estate is a key part of building generational wealth. Even if you are single or without children, there’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home. But if today’s housing market has you wondering if now’s still the time to buy, consider the non-financial and emotional reasons too.

Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories with loved ones at the kitchen table or settling in to read a book in a favorite chair, the emotional connections to our homes can be just as important as the financial ones. Here are some of the things that make a house a home.

Should You Buy a Home During Growing Inflation?

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession.
You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb. The pinch it’s creating on your wallet and the looming economic uncertainty may leave you wondering: “should I still buy a home right now?” If that question is top of mind for you, here’s what you need to know

Home Price Forecasts for 2023

When we look back at history, we’ll likely find our pandemic and post pandemic real estate market is highly unique. Industry experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace.

Revealed! What Mortgage Lenders Review on Bank Statements

Knowing which financial weaknesses raise red flags for lenders, and avoiding them, can strengthen your chances of loan approval. Lenders are trained to spot financial mismanagement so they are careful to review your finances before they take you on as a mortgage client. A bad risk isn’t good for their business.

10 Tips to Save Money When Moving into a New Home

Your house has sold, and you have a new home to move into. Check that off your list. But that’s only part of the moving process. You can save money on the move and have extra cash for new accessories to make this home your own. Plan ahead and take advantages of freebies offered when moving to a new home.

Enhance Outdoor Spaces and Sell-ability

Are you looking to ramp up the curb appeal when selling your home, or just dreaming of dining beneath the stars this summer? Here are some affordable tips for sprucing up outdoor spaces to help you meet your end goal, and get some extra enjoyment out the summer before moving. The project doesn’t have to be big or expensive to be full of appeal.

Sellers- Not All Home Inspection Fixes are Required

When selling your home, you can expect the buyer to request a home inspection. It’s to the buyer’s benefit to identify any potential problems that owners have not already disclosed. You may get an extensive list of potential fixes suggested by the inspector and wonder how you will ever come out ahead if you fix them all. But rest assured, some fixes may not be necessary, especially in a seller’s market.

Greening Up Your Garden…and the Earth

Thinking about planting a garden in your new home this spring? The benefits of gardening are many. Getting out in the sunshine and doing a healthy activity. Growing your own nutritious foods. Being healthier overall. Your garden could also be a part of the climate solution by sequestering carbon — or pulling carbon from the air and storing it underground. This also helps offset emissions from other parts of the food system. Climate Victory Gardening is one way to make healthy decisions to accomplish that.