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RECENT BLOG POSTS
So the Dow drops 500 points today upon news of buyouts and bankruptcies.  Pundits blame it on bad investments in the real estate market.  I agree.  To an extent, every loan is a risky loan.  The question is how much risk one should assume.  A few years back when my wife and I purchased, we worked...
09/15/2008
Yes I know, the National Association of Realtors came out with a stat about a year and a half ago that 1 in every 400 people will come through an open house and say, "Let's write an offer."  I would even guess those statistics have worsened with home selection increasing.  But does that mean open...
09/12/2008
Alan Jackson asks us, "Where were you when the world stopped turning?"  I was stepping out of the shower, ready to head to work when the sky erupted in madness.  Like others, I stood vigilant, prayerful, even offering spiritual support to the community where I lived.  It was truly a day unlike an...
09/11/2008
We all think our homes are worth more.  Why wouldn't we?  You live there!  But even if you are in People Magazine's Top 100 for fame and fortune, your presence alone probably isn't going to raise the market on your house, especially now. Remember taking medicine as a kid?  It wasn't good at the t...
09/09/2008
I work a lot with people who haven't been successful in selling their home with other agents.  Last night I was at a house in NW Rochester that's been on the market for quite some time.  Great location.  Pretty good overall condition.  Price not incredibly inflated.  Previous marketing not necess...
09/08/2008
I've been a pastor now for 17 years.  I'm entering my 5th year as a Realtor.  Some don't see the two as being compatible, especially in a cynical world.  I beg to differ.  Some think that by resigning my position as a Senior Pastor in a growing church I was running away from ministry.  I didn't s...
09/04/2008
My wife and I put up a new backboard this evening at our quiet abode in Stewartville.  We say it's for the kids, but Deb then subsequently beat me at "pig" shortly before we put our kids to bed.  I begin my career as a "bricklayer" tomorrow! We live on a cul de sac with some great neighbors.  As ...
09/03/2008
Over the weekend, I took the family to the Minnesota State Fair.  It's a great tradition my kids enjoy.  We sampled Grandma's Cookies, visited the animals, wandered the exhibits, and enjoyed the rides on the Midway.  It began to heat up in the afternoon, so we took out our bottles of water from o...
09/02/2008
So here we are...Labor Day is one of those benchmarks that causes buyers to think differently about their choices, their timing, and their overall take on what to do.  How should we counsel them?  A few points to consider as we gear up when we come home from the fair, or bring the boat in from th...
08/30/2008
So here we are...Labor Day Weekend approaches.  Sellers are saying "it's crunchtime".  Buyers seem to be somewhat noncommittal.  What are we to make of everything?  Here's a few tips and facts to consider in the midst of the muddled market in the Rochester, MN area along with the place you call h...
08/29/2008
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