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By Jim Barta, www.JimBartaRealEstate.com
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Let’s discuss buyer representation! When searching for a home, consider working with a Realtor whom you trust to represent all of your interests. Shoppers don’t have an obligation to contact the name that appears on the ‘For Sale’ sign in front of the home. In fact, hiring a Realtor will give you...

By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
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  Steve Mikula is a licensed real estate agent and certified appraiser located in Northfield, Minnesota. He and his wife Kristy have made Northfield their home since 2003. In addition to traditional real estate, Steve is an REO specialist as well as an expert on real estate valuation. Steve thriv...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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One of the privileges of living in this country is being able to enjoy at close range the greatest spectator event in the world.  If one can resist getting too caught up in the heat of the stagnation, watching government do nothing can be very amusing and entertaining.  Many of us understand that...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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According to data provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Rice County has 387 active home listings with 566 closed sales so far this year.  There are 85 accepted offers awaiting closing, which suggests that, with another two and a half months left, 2011 could be a fairly g...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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For 2011, Northfield sold home totals have already exceeded homes sold for all of 2010.  According to data provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc., there were 198 homes sold in 2010, and the year to date sales are 203.  With another 23 sales under contract pending fin...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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People who claim to be home buyers are sometimes not really sold on the idea of leaving the Land of the Bland, the world of temporary housing, the rental world.  At some point in their journey to a better lifestyle, they are slapped by the harsh reality that they are contemplating making the bigg...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Independent School District 659 classes start in just a couple weeks.  The day after Labor Day, or the day after the State Fair ends, will once again mark the beginning of the countdown to June 1, 2012, the last day of classes.  The entire school calendar is posted online at the District 659 webs...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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February 2 marked the beginning of the Minnesota house hunting season, and it looks like buyers have responded well in Northfield.  According to Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, there are 194 homes for sale in Northfield priced at or below $200,000.  Since February 2, there have be...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Minnesota's official house hunting season is about to complete its third week.  If you want to fire your landlord, now is the time to get serious.  The best deals are always gone in the first couple weeks, and the competition for what's left is getting stronger every day.  Need some motivation?  ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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We are rapidly closing down on the official Minnesota House Hunting Opener which, of course coincides with Groundhog Day, February 2.  Ten days from today the masses of homebuyers will wake up, fail to see their shadows, and hit the streets to find a place to buy before the lease expires in May. ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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If you're considering buying a home in Northfield, demand that the agent assisting you advocate exclusively on your behalf. If the agent does not put his/her commitment in writing, you are being short-changed. A buyer agency agreement binds agents to put your interests ahead of theirs. They must ...

By Bob Kuyper, Northfield MN Short Sale Pro
(RE/MAX Results (Specializing in Short Sales))
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Please don't be offended by anything I say, I owe you the truth. Sometimes the truth is painful. But I have always found that it is better to know the truth and to be able to make a fully informed decision based on fact rather than guessing based upon a pretty fairy tale. I can easily tell you th...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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We are way past the part of the season when we complain that the retailers are rushing us.  The complaints about Christmas promotions coming too early are mostly forgotten.  It's just about panic mode.  The good stuff is gone and the sales we were waiting for have not materialized.   A month or s...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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There's nothing wrong with renting if you love your landlord and enjoy being treated like a child.  Well, nothing but the lack of privacy and that obnoxious other tenant who can't seem to keep the noise down and loves the odor of burning grease.  The rent's probably going up next year, but you're...

By Bob Kuyper, Northfield MN Short Sale Pro
(RE/MAX Results (Specializing in Short Sales))
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Are you familiar with HAFA? If you are falling behind on your mortgage payments or know someone who is, then you need to know about HAFA. Below is a short video that will give you a general understanding of some of your options. Do not let your home go into foreclosure, watch the video and then p...

By Bob Kuyper, Northfield MN Short Sale Pro
(RE/MAX Results (Specializing in Short Sales))
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Are you on the edge? or is someone you know?    Is anyone you know struggling to make mortgage payments? With millions facing foreclosure today, chances are someone you know is in this situation, maybe even you. As an agent with the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, I am extensive...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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There are a lot of homes on the market, and there are a lot of homes that were listed and failed to sell.  Many homeowners have listed their Northfield  homes for months with nothing to show for the effort but an expired listing contract and a pile of buyer agent business cards.  Lots of showings...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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If you're looking to purchase a home and don't think you have enough cash to make it happen, there may be help available. There is a division of the Department of Agriculture called Rural Development which now has funds to provide loans at low interest rates with zero down payment and no monthly ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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It will soon be possible for home buyers to again get zero down financing with the help of the USDA. H.R. 4899 will be signed into law by the President soon, and funding will again be available for rural development loans. This type of loan is available for real estate located in all areas of Ric...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(RE/MAX RESULTS)
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DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES Affordable living 2 br 1 ba 1 garage condo next to St Olaf College! Appliances included* Bedrooms:2Bathrooms:1Square Feet:874Year Built:1971MLS #:3811820 LOCATION Click to view map: 1103 Highland Ave Northfield MN 55057 LINKS Affordable 2Br Condo Next to St Olaf!

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