I have already had a few of you e-mail me asking what I meant buy, "The purchasing power being diminished or having no effect if buyers are waiting for a price drop when interest rates are climbing". Here is a simple example. You are looking at properties and you find a home priced at $150,000.  ...
Have we hit a bottom? Buyers who have been sitting on the fence waiting for interest rates to drop, home values to decrease or additional inventory to come to market due to lack of "The Perfect Home" may want to get some gas in their tanks and get motivated.  Inventories are continue to decline, ...
Happy Independence Day from The Helmers Group We would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day! Click the www. button of the tour to view Minneapolis Police brochure on fireworks. Photo Credits: Shin-T, Semnoz, Ondrejk, Alex Sims, Sparky R, Brad Mills and Unknown Artis...
I have a website that receives good traffic,( ) I blog on occasion and I get a fair number of leads through these efforts.  However, I am having trouble converting electronic leads and need to take a fresh look at my 8*8, 12*12, e-mail responders and similar marketing an...
The Helmers Group has represented several banking institutions in the sale of their foreclosure/REO property inventories. While foreclosures and banks have not always received positive press, they have been a part of several occasions in which some of these financial institutions have made prope...
I was at CE event recently and I was approached by an agent I had worked with at a Brokerage House I had worked at in the past. Nothing unusual about that, we all interact on a daily basis and do a little chit chatting at these events.  But as I was talking to him he received a phone call and pro...
Stop to Remember on Memorial Day! We at the Helmers Group would like to wish you and your loved one's a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Please take a minute to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many in order to protect our freedom and the rights we so often take for granted! Spe...
Attention buyers!  Buy on weakness for perceived weakness?  Recently the StarTribune ran a three part series on property values and other issues related to homes in Wright County.  The article did not shine brightly on the County as a whole, which is interesting.  There are indeed some areas of t...
Deciding to help a client to buy a Bank Owned (REO) property or assisting them in dealing with a short-sale purchase will in many cases require you to have a great deal of patience with both the selling agent and your buyer(s).  Banks and Title companies are currently overwhelmed with the number ...

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