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By Jamie Magness, Distinctive Properties
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Sriracha HOT! New Listings in Brainerd! Click to view the Newest Homes for Sale in Brainerd The spring home buying season is upon us here in Brainerd and some great new properties coming on market. Buyers are encouraged to act quickly with interest rates on the rise. The average interest rate on ...

By Jamie Magness, Distinctive Properties
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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"Millionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that stocks remain relatively cheap compared to other investments as the economy continues to improve."   Houses are another attractive investment at current prices, Buffett said. He added he might buy a couple hundred thousand homes if only he could figure...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Buying a first home in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota is a huge step and definitely not an easy decision. Anyone entering into this process for the first time deserves special attention from a real estate professional that is prepared to walk them step-by-step through the process.I'm here t...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Rates are at a record low after steadily declining throughout May, primarily due to uncertainty in the global and domestic economies. While these incredible rates represent a significant savings for home buyers, experts note that for the benefits to fully be realized, lending conditions must loos...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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             CURRENT MORTGAGE RATES AS OF 1/19/2011 30-YR FIXED………………………………….. 4.750% 15-YR FIXED………………………………….. 4.125% JUMBO 30-YR FIXED (> $417,000)…………. 5.500% JUMBO 15-YR FIXED (> $417,000)…………. 4.750% Minimum $70,000 loan amount for the following quoted rate: RURAL DEVELOPMENT  (30-Year Fix...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Wondering what is happening in the real estate market for October in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota?  This video will give you insight into our area market and the latest skinny. Short Sales, foreclosures and traditional sales all compare as well as apples and oranges -both are fruit but have ...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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To Quote: "The US Government pushes homeownership in the form of the mortgage interest deduction, low mortgage interest rates and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Most Americans want to own a home, they believe they deserve to own a home and that forces politicians to want the same." As a real estate...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Where has the Twin Cities real estate market been and where is it heading? This monthly summary provides an overview of current trends and projections for future activity. Narrated by David Arbit, audio recorded by Zach Foty and video produced by Chelsie Foty. With graphs and charts the statisti...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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This week I joined the Miss Brainerd Lakes  Scholarship pageant (MAO) contestants and their guests for a workshop on breast cancer. I have a strong family tie to the ugly disease and always am interested in the latest information. A young woman, Rachel, started out the workshop by telling her sto...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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     Are you wondering how things are going in the real estate market in Central Minnesota? Things are moving and buyers are coming out of hibernation.       Despite the cold weather and heavy snow in February, buyers in the Greater Lakes region were very active during the month of February. Ther...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist)
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     By this time we are now well in to the workings of the trillion dollar & still adding spending stimulus package, others beside myself should be questioning what is going on. The majority of the funds  are for future use which does not even qualify it to be a called a stimulus package (call a...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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Enlist in the Lord's Army:  Mark your calendar for February 22 at Heritage Assemblies of God Baxter, MN. The Battle will begin at 8:00 AM to Noon. Men across the Brainerd Lakes area are called to enlist in the Lord's Army to fight for their purity at The Battle. The Battle is the first of a four ...

By Bob Pederson, Matterport Virtual Tours
(Distinctive Properties of MN)
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Hey everybody, my new blog featuring virtual tours of homes for sale in the Brainerd Lakes Area is here: Brainerd Real Estate Thanks for looking!

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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       Statistics say that the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks? Experience has shown that this is true. These studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale. It is so very important to price your proper...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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October Market Report for the Brainerd Lakes area There were strong home sales in the Greater Lakes region once again in October. For the month there were 242 closed sales, up 14.7 percent from a year ago as low mortgage rates and the federal tax credit for home buyers spurred activity. With the...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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  In reading a blog on the net , I came across the idea of the 50% Space to Stuff Ratio This was new to me but may be old stuff to some of you.   The concept is that you are to evaluate the floor space in your home.  If it is almost completely covered, there is no room left for new opportunities ...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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     Here in the Brainerd Lakes of Minnesota,  2 special corn fields have been silently growing and planning for the Fall.  Soon these innocent  looking fields will be sculpted and designed into twisty labyrinths for the sole purpose of making you walk in circles. You can spend an afternoon wind...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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 Beautiful Farm & Lake Properties for sale ..........  On my drive up from Minneapolis/ St Paul (Twin Cities) in Minnesota I was driving by Farm Properties like this everywhere. Word has it nothing is selling because once again the Banks don't want to finance anyone interested i purchasing these...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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     I am signing up for a Webinar sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS and am thinking how sad it is that we need to even consider these issues.  Although I have not had any trouble or even felt uncomfortable at a showing or an open house, I know others who have.  I have also heard ...

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
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     Tell your parents, your children, your friends, your clients, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn ...

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