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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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During the period since the housing crash, there have been a lot of folks who were waiting for prices to finish their plummet.  They waited and waited.  Eventually many got tired of sitting on the fence and made a commitment to upgrading their lifestyles.  Few regretted their decisions, and many ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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If one could attempt to find a silver lining in the antics of our elected do-nothings, perhaps we could say that they are in total agreement that the other side is to blame.  Unfortunately, that will not make the lives of 300 million people better. A month ago, I wrote that it was not realistic t...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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Live Animals at Christmas Eve Services at Hosanna! Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN   Look out....you may get spit on! You are just never sure what the camel may do during Christmas Eve Service at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville, MN.    This is the third year that the Stable's sights and smel...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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It may be more exciting than watching paint dry or even the NHL cancel another few games.   The it is of course the latest spectacle in Washington.  The folks in charge of the national do-nothing alliance are now exerting maximum effort to claim that the other side is not working hard enough to a...

By Joe and Emily Stradcutter, Educator - Consultant - Trusted Advisor
(RE/MAX Results)
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Lakeville MN Housing Trends Nov. 2012 Real estate market data for Lakeville MN Dakota County provided by the Stradcutter Team, High Pointe Realty As you've probably read for the past few months, the Twin Cities housing market is improving and Lakeville MN is one of the communities that is mirrori...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Investing in real estate income property has been one way people have accumulated wealth over the decades.  You can make money in several ways if the winds of fortune blow your way.  There are a number of ways to postpone paying income tax on a portion of rental income, which means that there wil...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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I LOVE MY JOB....I LOVE MY JOB! Oh yah.....oh yah..... Home Staging Minneapolis MN Isn't that the goal. Yup....quick sale. Love it!  I first staged a vacant home for this investor that sold in 3 days with multiply offers so he had me stage this one as well. This one didn't go so well. It took 5 w...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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First time buyers are sometimes surprised when I tell them that it's not my job to sell them a home.  As their buyer's representative, the only selling I do is when I am charged with selling my clients' offer to the current owners.  As buyer representative, it's my responsibility to help my clien...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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When folks want to fire their landlord, there are a few early thoughts that usually come to mind.  First is the joy of just thinking about getting rid of Mr. Landlord and his draconian restrictions on their lives.  Next comes the realization that buying a first home is an unbelievably huge financ...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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Yes Irene..that's what I said! Free paint on Saturday! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch paint anymore.  All day Saturday at your local ACE HARDWARE store they are giving away a quart of free paint to introduce a new premium paint found exclusively at ACE called Clark+Kensington.  O...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Lakeville is progressing nicely in its return to housing market stabilization.  According to information provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, there are currently 270 homes listed for sale in Lakeville.  In the first four months, 230 homes have been sold with another 109...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Lakeville doing well in 2012 Last year we reported that home sales in Lakeville, MN were heating up in the first quarter. Compared to last year, inventory is down and sales are up substantially.  On March 31, 2011, total homes for sale in Lakeville totaled 338.  In comparison, there are now 270 h...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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A prospect contacted me yesterday with a question about a listing I had sent her.  At her request, our previous contacts were only by email.  Our conversation revealed that she had been dealing with a brother of a friend who is a real estate agent and also an investor.  She indicated that the age...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Lakeville Market Update March 15, 2012 Lakeville, MN is in the process of a successful spring buying season.  With total residential sold units running well ahead of 2011 and more optimistic employment numbers, demand could have an upward effect on sale prices this spring. According to data suppl...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Tonight, most of us will need to move our clocks forward an hour, and that means we will lose an hour of our lives, sort of.  While Daylight Saving Time will give us an extra hour to tour homes after work and to do whatever else requires that it be done before sunset, it also takes away an hour o...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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According to a Gallup report as cited in 24/7 Wall Street Wire, Hawaii is the happiest state, followed by North Dakota and Minnesota.  In aggregate, employment, health, longevity, and education point to these three states as the happiest. The report makes for entertaining reading, but it probably...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced their ninth annual Landscape Home Expo and Consumer Showcase.  It will take place on March 17, at Lakeville North High School.  This is a great event to research all your needs for home improvement projects and services.  Over 150 exhibitors wi...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Year Over Year Permit Fees Take Huge Jump According to information reported in the Dakota County Tribune, Lakeville building permits for the month of January were for a total valuation of just over $6.6 million, compared to about $2 million in January, 2011.  Most of the increase was in single fa...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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Yesterday I posted about an email I had received regarding a Home Staging Consultation where the subject line was : "Your Expertise Helped Us Get an Offer In Five Days After Listing!" Well, I got up this morning and found this in my email: "Hello Shar, Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for helpi...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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There's a lot of discussion in America about the definition of marriage and who should have the right to marry whom.  There are alternative suggestions like making all marriages legal partnerships, and perhaps allowing the word marriage to exist only in churches which could set their own criteria...

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