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Please note ever market, city and even neighborhood can be different and may not be reflected in this report. For a accurate view of your market, contact me for more local information in your area. Home sales slipped a little but were weighted by foreclosure sales as usual. Non REO or short sale ...
01/11/2011
BUYERS!!!  Are you timing the market??  Why? Everywhere I look, cities and counties are throwing money at buyers for down payment assistance, low interest loans and reimbursements for energy efficient upgrades.  Interest rates are near all time lows making money extremely cheap to borrow. I am he...
01/07/2011
Starting 1/1/2011 an average of 10,000 baby boomers will start to retire each day for the next 19 years.  Many of you have seen the housing and stock market go up, down and sideways.  You've seen children and grandchildren.  Most of you are in a great position right now.  80% of you own a home an...
01/05/2011
I would like to take a minute to congratulate Bert Blyleven on his election into the baseball Hall of Fame.  Timing is really everything in Baseball and in real estate.  Timing can be critical.  The execution of the at bat, the jump to chase a ball in the field and the timing of the distance to t...
01/05/2011
We had over 12 inches of snow with 30 mile per hour winds and temps nearing zero for highs this weekend. A great Sunday to stay home, enjoy time alone or with family, read a book, watch a football game and just relax.  Chances are slim to none you will be having a showing if selling your home.  A...
12/12/2010
I love working in the winter! Honestly I love it! In most years, my business tends to do much better in the fall and early winter than in spring and summer.  This is counter to normal market behavior in my area (Minnesota) because most buyers do not want to view homes in the winter and sellers fi...
12/07/2010
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Ever hear a buyer or and agent blurt this out when dealing with a foreclosure sale? Recently a buyer purchasing a foreclosure property has their inspection prior to the FHA Appraisal in order to review and negotiate any defects and their repairs so that they could be addressed prior to appraisal ...
10/08/2010
Check out this wonderful virtual tour of a great one level town home in Maple Grove. Surrounded by nature area with walking and biking trails make this a great location to settle into. Features include ceramic tile foyer and kitchen, master suite with walk-in closet and walk through bath. Separat...
08/02/2010
Maple Grove Foreclosure Deal! 8526 Xenium Lane N,, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Spacious Master Bedroom with walk'in closet. Kitchen/dining with vaulted ceiling, skylight and extra cabinets. Large deck, brick fireplace with oak mantel, central air, water softener, huge family room w/ walkout and many e...
05/10/2010
Prime St.Michael Foreclosure! 9955 42nd. Street NE, St.Michael, MN 55376 View Map Great location! Walkout split entry home on pond. 5 Bedrooms with three on one level. Master with walkin closet, vaulted living area, great pond view, stainless appliances, walkout lower level family room with fire...
03/05/2010
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