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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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FAQs About Selling Your House This Summer

There’s no denying mortgage rates are having a big impact on today’s housing market. And that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house and make a move. Here are some of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them.

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on a Home Sale

Calculating Capital gains

When your home is worth far more than what you paid for it, you might expect to make a tidy profit when selling. However, you may end up  paying capital gains tax too. Depending on how long you have owned your home and market conditions, this amount can be significant. Here are tips to limit capital gains tax liability when selling, or thinking about selling in the future.

Get Prepared to List Your Home This Spring

If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.

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.

The Top 3 Housing Market Questions You May Be Wondering About

When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if you’re thinking about making a move, that can leave you with a lot of lingering questions. That’s where a trusted local real estate agent comes in.

Why Today’s Housing Market Needs Expert Navigation

The housing market continues to shift and change, and in a fast-moving landscape like we’re in right now, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate agent on your side. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling once again, it’s mission critical to work with an expert who can guide you through each unique step of the process.

Leverage Your Equity to Buy a New Home

Even though home prices have moderated over the last year, many homeowners still have an incredible amount of equity. But what is equity? In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between the market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains how your equity grows over time:

Industry Experts: The Benefits of Selling Your Home Now

If you’re trying to decide if now’s the time to sell your house, here’s what you should know. The limited number of homes available right now gives you a big advantage. That’s because there are more buyers out there than there are homes for sale. And, with so few homes on the market, buyers will have fewer options, so you set yourself up to get the most eyes possible on your house.

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: