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What you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we’ve put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you’re ready, call Tom Verhelst at 218-205-2604 | Karen Zell at 218-731-6836. to discuss how we can help sell your house.

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Don’t Put Off Buying or Refinancing

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While we are sensitive to the nation being gripped by COVID-19, the pandemic has created a unique opportunity for those who have a need and are still financially able to buy a home or refinance an existing mortgage. Mortgage rates are at an all-time low, competition may have eased in some neighborhoods, and prices have … Continued

Navigating an Active Real Estate Market During Coronavirus

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While other sectors of business are slowing down due to Covid 19, commonly known as coronavirus, U.S. real estate is still strong, spurred in part by historically low mortgage interest rates. Even though we have not heard of any known coronavirus cases in Otter Tail County as of this writing, we are monitoring the situation … Continued

Are Open Floor Plans Still Popular?

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Open vs Closed Floor Plans before Building or Remodeling For the last two decades, open-concept floor plans have been a dominant architectural trend. This concept generally joins a kitchen, dining area and living room into a large open space without dividing walls.  Knocking down walls to an open, multipurpose … Continued

How to Sell a House When It Needs Work

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Would you like to sell your worn-out home and move on, but extensive repairs are out of the question? If time and/or money are holding you back, there are a few options. You could sell your home as-is. Other options include completing just minor repairs, or, you could focus on only the big-ticket items buyers … Continued

Selling Your Home Over the Winter Holiday Season

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Strategies for a successful winter home sale With low inventory, buyers are looking throughout the year for homes to buy. Winter is still not a peak real estate season, but home sales have increased across all seasons- even while the snow flies. According to Zillow research, homes listed for sale in the winter stay on … Continued

Selling Your Home- A Beginner’s Guide

Home Sellers Guide

15 Tips for New Home Sellers   Are you ready to sell your home, but not sure where to begin? If so, know you’re not alone. Selling is a complicated process that can be emotional and stressful. You probably feel connected to your home, and it may be your largest investment. It is very reassuring … Continued

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

Quick Fixes: Selling During Spring

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Sprucing up for a sale without breaking the bank Spring is here, and that means the start of the busiest season of the year in the real estate business. A thorough spring cleaning is a tradition with many homeowners, but if you’re planning to put your home on the market, more effort than usual is … Continued