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1) The VA does a home inspection to make sure the everything on the property is good. False: The VA hires an appraiser to appraise the home and they have a checklist of items they verify are in working order, however this is not nearly as detailed as a professional home inspection. 2) Vets can on...
04/11/2014
Data on websites like Zillow, Trulia and many other sites can be out dated and highly inaccurate. One study found that up to 30-40% of the data was incorrect on many sites. If you want to search for homes that are actually available in your market or want to view your neighborhood sales activity,...
04/11/2014
It's slowly gaining public attention, but likely you have not heard of the Heartbleed Open SSL bug that researchers at Google discovered recently.  However, this bug is waking up tech and business people worldwide do to it's intrusive nature, inability to trace origins and it's potential uses. It...
04/11/2014
KW ranks and the #2 company worldwide in training for their agents and employees and ranks #1 as the highest rated real estate franchise.  Another reason buyers and sellers chose Keller Williams.  On top of that, the Helmers Grou ranked in the Top 5% of agents in sales for December. The Helmers G...
02/04/2014
There's little to report in Wayzata.  Limited listings, limited closings, great home values and slight appreciation which is typical for the area.  There is some excitement with the addition of a new luxury condo developement on Lake Street which is adding inventory to a very tight market. Search...
02/03/2014
Home prices are rising at a nice clip in St. Louis Park.  Closed sales are at nice numbers considering seasonal activity levels and weather and lower new listings coming to market makes it a good market to sell your home. Search St. Louis Park Properties for Sale Foreclosures for Sale in St. Loui...
02/03/2014
Lower than average inventory and closed sales is somewhat seasonal but still well below normal. However, the St.Michael Housing Market is seeing decent appreciation.  Sellers looking to get out could do well and should consider contacting me to get on market earlier than in a normal market.  Sear...
02/03/2014
Sellers in Rogers seemed to have taken December off.  While other area markets have seen healthy yet still season numbers, Rogers residents seam to have fallen into a Holiday coma.  Appreciation levels are increasing still but without any inventory, it's going to be hard to even get proper data f...
02/03/2014
Home values in Robbinsdale took a huge hit during the down turn, but values are coming back. Robbinsdale market values should continue to rise but more activity and new listings need to happen soon.  Relatively low listing to closed sales numbers show a tightening inventory and sellers should ben...
02/03/2014
Home sellers in Plymouth have seen great appreciation over the last 18 months which has leveled off some during the last year.  Foreclosures are very low and Plymouth has one of the highest sold unit numbers in Henepin county show Plymouth is still a high demand area to live in and with low rates...
02/03/2014
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