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By Greg and Beth Hostetter, Rochester Minnesota
(REMAX Results)
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It's a lovely Monday morning here in Rochester, Minnesota.  I looked out my window this morning to see the world famous Mayo Clinic shrouded in a foggy haze.  No, it wasn't actually fog, is was a cloud of ice crystals hanging in the air.  Oh yes, it was 22 degrees below zero and the wind was blow...

By Greg and Beth Hostetter, Rochester Minnesota
(REMAX Results)
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You know the moving day drill: pack, carry, load, drive...  Oh yes, you also need to sign the documents to sell your home!  One more task in a day full of jobs and to-do's.  But, your moving day just got easier. Did you know that as a seller, you can sign your documents to sell your current home ...

By Greg and Beth Hostetter, Rochester Minnesota
(REMAX Results)
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Starting September 23rd, we’re teaching our home selling/buying classes and our personal finance class.  More and more people are looking to take advantage of the improving real estate market, so Rochester Community Education has asked us to teach our popular series of five classes.  Join us for ...

By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
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 Being a Realtor is such a wonderful job! I consider many of my past clients good friends and part of my extended family. There are many reasons why people move and I pride myself in taking the time to get to know my client's needs, wants, budget and help them navigate through the complex world o...

By Greg and Beth Hostetter, Rochester Minnesota
(REMAX Results)
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Three Signs of Rochester Real Estate Recovery Continuing in 2013  1) Smaller number of homes for sale. As of today, 1/4/2013, there are 478* homes for sale in Rochester. At this time in 2012, there were 617 homes for sale. At the first of January 2011, the number was 810!  2) More homes currently...

By Derrick Guevremont, Rochester MN Homes for Sale
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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  Recently I showed some homes to a couple of new buyer clients of mine here in the Rochester, MN real estate market.  I had not looked in the price category they were in for a couple of months but I thought there would be more homes to look at since spring had now sprung.  It didn't take very lo...

By Derrick Guevremont, Rochester MN Homes for Sale
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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Hello everyone.  I hope you had a great Easter weekend.  Markets were closed for Good Friday and therefore interest rates remained the same for the past 3 days.  Just a side note, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are not Federal or State institutions.   From a lender in Rochester last Thurs...

By Derrick Guevremont, Rochester MN Homes for Sale
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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When applying for a mortgage, or refinancing for that matter, make sure you don't forget to check the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) document!  This is a document, standardized to be the same for all lenders, containing all of the costs associated with getting that loan.  Items covered in that documen...

By Derrick Guevremont, Rochester MN Homes for Sale
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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How did your day go today?  Did you get together with family or friends and have a nice feast?  Did you say "Happy Thanksgiving" to a few people?  Well, it is the Holiday Season again and I would like to remind everyone that while many of us are here struggling to sell real estate there are peopl...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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SW Rochester MN Local Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011: Summary Statistics   Feb-11 Feb-10 % Chg 2011 YTD 2010 YTD % Chg Absorption Rate 8.35 8.86 -5.76 7.98 8.23 -3.04 Average List Price $326,336 $314,499 3.76 $304,439 $311,632 -2.31 Median List Price $259,900 $265,000 -1.92 $239,...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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SE Rochester MN Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2001: Summary Statistics   Feb-11 Feb-10 % Chg 2011 YTD 2010 YTD % Chg Absorption Rate 8.85 6.34 39.59 8.65 5.98 44.65 Average List Price $131,803 $136,954 -3.76 $128,901 $133,714 -3.60 Median List Price $115,000 $124,850 -7.89 $117,900 $...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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NW Rochester MN Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011 Summary Statistics   Feb-11 Feb-10 % Chg 2011 YTD 2010 YTD % Chg Absorption Rate 6.34 6.73 -5.79 6.15 6.31 -2.54 Average List Price $164,234 $178,149 -7.81 $162,176 $175,018 -7.34 Median List Price $149,900 $159,900 -6.25 $149,900 $1...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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Here are NE Rochester MN 2011 Monthly Statistics for February: Summary Statistics   Feb-11 Feb-10 % Chg 2011 YTD 2010 YTD % Chg Absorption Rate 6.82 7.45 -8.46 6.96 7.13 -2.38 Average List Price $240,158 $243,530 -1.38 $230,573 $235,560 -2.12 Median List Price $199,900 $199,900 0.00 $179,850 $193...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor 1. Get at least three written estimates. 2. Get references and call to check on the work. If possible, go by and visit earlier jobs. 3. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints. 4. Be sure that the contract state...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain-the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same is true with selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations. How to Calculate Gain In r...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home Make your home more appealing for potential buyers with these quick and easy tips. 1. Trim bushes so they don't block windows and cut down on light. 2. Buy a new doormat. 3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch. 4. Put...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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Moving Tips for Home Sellers 1. Give your forwarding address to the post office, usually two to four weeks ahead of the move. 2. Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of the change of address. 3. Develop a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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What You Net When Closing on a House To find out how much money you'll net from your house, add up your closing costs and subtract them from the sale price of the house. Closing Costs for Sellers: Mortgage Payoff and outstanding Interest Prorations for MN real estate taxes Proration for utility ...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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Things to Know about about Real Estate Purchase Agreements 1. The closing date. See if the date the buyer wants to take title is reasonable for you. 2. Date of possession. See if the date the buyer wants to move in is reasonable for you. 3. The earnest money. Look for the largest earnest-money de...

By Dan Kingsley, ePRO, CDPE-RANGER - Rochester MN
(Counselor Realty of Rochester)
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5 Ways to Speed Up Your Sale Understand these are 5 general ways to speed up your sale. If you have worked with a full-time professional Realtor and together you have analyzed your best course of action for your specific situation this information may not be applicable. Your agent is your best s...

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