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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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According to the Dakota County Community Development Agency, there is still funding available for their downpayment and closing cost assistance program, making home ownership a possibility for more residents.  There are a few broad qualification criteria, but they are not extremely prohibitive.  ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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This is a great time to buy, maybe. There is an $8,000 first time buyer tax credit waiting for just about everybody who doesn’t already own a home. Dakota County’s first time homebuyer’s assistance plan will help you make up to half of your downpayment and closing costs when you buy your first ho...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
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This is a tale with winners all around, and of my unending gratitude for the trust and confidence my clients place in me. Last Christmas I met a lovely woman who had been trying to sell her townhome for a year. Her listing was almost expired, and she was moving out of state for her job. But the i...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Down payment assistance is available for first time Lakeville home buyers and others who have not owned a home for at least three years. This program is made available through the Dakota County Community Development Agency, and it provides financial resources to make your home purchase successful...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
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This morning I am getting off to a slow start. I was out fairly late last evening, talking through some options for a young couple who wants to move and is $49,000 upside down in their home (luckily they do have options). There are important things I wanted to do before I leave for showings: I wa...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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We conduct stress tests on home listings that have gone out of contract without a sale.  If you want to know why your home failed to sell, contact us now to schedule a comprehensive analysis.   Just about everybody knows that there are a lot more homes for sale in Lakeville than there are buyers....

By Joni Preuss
(Hip Homes Inc.)
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My family moved recently. We moved from Burnsville to Lakeville. Not far I know, but interesting nonetheless. See, I never sold my "own" property before just other people's. That's because the last time I bought (in 1997) and sold (in 2001), I hired a realtor. This time I WAS the Realtor! (I got ...

By Jennifer Brinson
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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I love Lakeville, Minnesota because... great education parks and trails small enough to have my own mechanic shop, ice cream place, church, and theatre big enough to have Target, restaraunts, grocery stores nearby newly developed, very clean pride of the city and residents lakes wonderful neighbo...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
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We had two big, nasty storm systems come through the Minneapolis / St. Paul area in the last week. They were pretty much expected. Our temps were over 90°F, and the humidity was just about as high. It felt more like summer in New Orleans instead of Minnesota. Last night was the 2nd episode where ...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
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The topic of relisting a home surfaced last night on ABC's Nightline, of all places. The agent in the story, as part of his normal listing process, said he cancels and relists his listings when they reach 70 days.  Of course, when a buyer zeroes in on a particular house, a good buyer's agent rese...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
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My mother broke her hip the Friday before Christmas, and had surgery to replace it the next day. This was quite a shock to her....at 83 she stands tall, works out daily, prunes her own trees, lays sod (yes, really!) and you have to pry her off their Harley trike.Mom and Dad live in Texas, and my ...

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