The Advantage to Selling in a Low Inventory Market

When it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as you plan your move. One thing that may be working in your favor is how few homes there are for sale right now. Here’s what you need to know about the current inventory situation and what it means for you.

Buying a House in a Tough Market vs. Renting

🏠💰 Considering buying a house in a challenging market? Some may be put off by higher interest rates or lack of inventory, but there may be other compelling reasons to jump in. 📈 Here’s why it’s still a smart move compared to renting!

Strong Job Market Keeps Homebuyer Demand High

The spring housing market has been surprisingly active this year. Even with affordability challenges and a limited number of homes for sale, buyer demand is strong, and getting stronger. One way we know there are interested buyers right now is because showing traffic is up. 

Know the Right AC System for Your Home

AC units are our favorite appliance during record-breaking high temps. But when they are on the fritz, life can be miserable! An HVAC system (for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is what keeps a home cool in the summer and warm during the winter. You can also justt add AC.But not all AC units are built the same, and there are several different types. So, let’s dive in and see which one is right for you.

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.

Exploring 20-Year Mortgage Options

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Nearly 78% of all home mortgages created last year were for a 30-year term, according to the Urban Institute. But have you ever considered a 20-year term? A shorter term will save tons in interest payments, and you will build equity faster and be mortgage free sooner, even though you will pay a bit more monthly. New proposed legislation could help first-time homebuyers reduce the cost of a 20-year mortgage or provide down payment help.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering a 20-year mortgage:

Here are 5 Good Reasons to Sell Now

Still on the fence about whether to sell your home now? Homes are selling quickly at premium prices. Knowing what to expect will help you decide if this is the right time capitalize on your sale during this seller’s market.

Remodeling Projects that are Best for Resale

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In today’s market, remodels that are planned with a return on investment in mind is essential. Properties are selling quickly, so only those projects with the best opportunity to increase value are worth the investment. For investment properties, you can then rent your units for more income while planning to sell. Or, you can add value to your home while enjoying living in it.

According to the 2018 Consumer Housing Trends report, nearly 80% of sellers made at least one improvement before selling with most sellers averaging 2.2 renovations or improvements before selling. Only 21% of the sellers in 2018 actually listed their home as-is. This article covers a range of the best improvements for return on investment across different budgets, plus those remodeling projects that do not pay off at resale.

10 Ways to Stretch Minnesota Summer Into Fall

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It seems like we were just whining about hot weather. Soon, it will be Fall, with crisp days and golden leaves to rake up in the yard. September is typically a warm, sunny month, so get out and enjoy the natural vitamin D provided by our extended summer. Here are 10 fun ways to keep summer going all month long, while still keeping your cool.

How to Be Less Stressed When Moving Cross Country

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Moving to a totally different environment from what you are used to opens up a wealth of opportunities for new experiences and growth. But if the actual moving cross-country part has got you a little anxious, there is some smart preparation that will help the transition go smoothly.

Here are 5 things you can do to prepare for a big move so that the experience is uplifting, with perhaps a bit less heavy lifting.