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Weekly real estate market update 6/14/24… home equity gains by state

Price changes are increasing as other stats trend down… Showings continue to hang below 2023, as they have for the last couple months… And new listings continue to be higher...
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Mortgage rate updates

Wednesday morning started out with the May CPI report (Consumer Price Index) and it came out better than expected. The overall inflation report showed 0% for the month, which was...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Baked Alaska

“You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth.” – Louise Erdrich NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to...
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Swede Hollow… in the shadow of St. Paul Brewery in the historic Hamm Brewing buildings

Swede Hollow and its immigrant story has been on my radar for almost 20 years, but last weekend was the first time I actually experienced it. The Art in the...
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Save Time and Energy: Stop Rinsing Your Dishes Before Dishwasher

I’ve used a dishwasher the wrong way for most of my life. I used to scrape and rinse my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher, which was a waste...
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What are multiple offers like in 2024?

Multiple offers exist regardless of the market, but when there is a shortage of homes for sale they are even more common… and when the property is exceptional in some...
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Weekly real estate market update 6/7/24… new listings highest in two years

New listings jumped up again this week after the Memorial Day holiday… not this high since June and July 2022. Price changes and pending sales are also up… multiple offers...
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Is staging worth it? An opinion from a home seller

In this time of competition over a shortage of homes for sale is staging really necessary? Read below what a recent seller thought… before and after… My wife and I...
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Are you a first generation homebuyer?

There are two new down payment programs in Minnesota for first generation homebuyers. A first generation homebuyer is described as someone that has not owned a home and neither have...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Thighs

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” – Euripedes NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our...
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