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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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Help Prevent a Wildfire Disaster at Home

Last year, over 56,000 wildfires burned 2.6 million acres, destroying over 4,300 home and commercial structures across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 4,318 structures were destroyed by wildfires in the United States in 2023, including the devastating fire that destroyed 2,207 structures in Lahaina, Hawaii, the most devastating fire in modern US history.

Will it Be Easier to Buy a Home This Year?

One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. Context is important. On the one hand, inventory is up over the past few years. That means you’ll likely have more options to choose from as you search for your next home. But, at the same time, the graph above also shows there are still significantly fewer homes for sale than there would usually be in a more normal, pre-pandemic market. And that deficit isn’t going to be reversed overnight.

Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home

Has the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you’re not alone. More buyers are choosing to go this route and buy a multi-generational home. Here’s a look at some of the top reasons why, to see if a home like this may be right for you too.

Are Mortgage Rates on a Downward Trend?

When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things affect mortgage rates and impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know.

FEMA Brings You Safety Tips to Gobble Up

America’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has some seasonal safety tips in this article:

“As you gather with your loved ones, it’s crucial to remember that safety should be on the menu as well. Read our tips to help you make this Thanksgiving as safe as it will be delicious.

When the Need to Move Outweighs Mortgage Rates

If you’re thinking about selling your house right now, chances are it’s because something in your life has changed. And, while things like mortgage rates are a key part of your decision on what you’ll buy next, it’s important to not lose sight of the reason you want to make a change in the first place.

Why Housing Prices Are Not Going Down

There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home. And after several years of rapid price appreciation, home prices finally peaked last summer. These changes led to a rise in headlines saying prices would end up crashing.

4 Key Tips for Selling Your Home in 2023

Spring has arrived, and that means more and more people are getting their homes ready to sell. But with recent shifts in real estate, this year’s spring housing market will be different from the frenzy of the past several years. To sell your house quickly, without hassles, and for the most money, be sure to follow these four simple tips:

How to WIN as a Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

More homes are anticipated to hit the market this year, but still below pre-pandemic levels. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing. All great news for buyers. However, you will still need a competitive strategy to come out ahead. Here’s how to get started: