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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.

Check back often- we continuously update this blog with community and real estate information to add to your lakes area lifestyle.

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.

Fall in Love With These Home Design Trends

If the love for your home has faded, you may need a shot from Cupid’s arrow. You can fall in love with your spaces again by making some simple, trendy updates sure to ignite your passion. Having been forced to spend more time in our homes over the pandemic, these trends are driving a desire to create both a visual and affectionate feeling that generates new energy.

Resolutions to Help You Buy a Home This Year

Would you like to buy a new home, or first home, this year? Getting your finances into shape and a couple other key strategies will help you improve your home-buying odds. It’s a competitive market, so do everything you can to come out on top.

2021 Real Estate Market Recap

Real estate trends have been a bit unexpected, starting with the pandemic, and continuing through 2021. While there was early caution over COVID-19 slowing real estate activity, demand in many communities has risen. At the same time, economic uncertainty kept many homeowners in place, especially those that refinanced with historically low interest rates, creating a shortage in inventory. Supply chain woes slowed new construction. Yet, people continue to look for new homes, with high demand expected to continue, even as interest rates rise. Lets take a look at state and local data over the past year.

Selling Your Home This Winter Has its Advantages

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Sellers might be wondering if putting their home on the market in the winter will result in a sale. Though the snowy months are generally a slow time for home sales, this past year has been anything but typical. So, should you try to sell your home now?

Increasing Mortgage Rates- The Good and the Bad News

Rising mortgage interest rates could be a curse or a blessing for prospective homebuyers, depending on a host of factors. With a housing shortage, builders unable to meet demand, and millennials wanting to become homeowners, rising interest rates are a new wrinkle in the home buying challenge.

Boomers vs First-Timers in Home Buying Competition

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Baby boomers are seeking a simpler life and an easier to take care of home. However, this means moving into a lower priced housing market traditionally sought by young families. In an already fiercely competitive market, this makes home buying a challenge for everyone—boomers, and younger buyers alike.

Know the Pros and Cons of Shopping for a Home Online

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It’s okay to begin shopping for a new home online, but at a certain point you will need to take that search into real life. Online searches can simplify some tasks but be aware of some downfalls to spending too much time internet shopping, especially in today’s market.