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Weekly real estate market update 2/23/24… how changing mortgage rates impact you

Property showings are on track with activity in previous years… … as are new and pending listings. Coming soon listings popped up a bit again this week. It feels good...
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Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near...
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Stunning MCM house by Henry Hoover, pioneer of New England modernist architecture

from Mid-Century Home – Henry Hoover’s Germeshausen house in Weston, MA Modernism Week in Palm Springs wraps up this weekend, and although we aren’t there this year I keep getting...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Tuscan Scallops

“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.” – Fidtjof Nansen, Norwegian polymath NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day...
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My new favorite outlet tester: the Triplett ET100

Every home inspector uses an outlet tester throughout the entire home inspection. The most diligent home inspectors will test every outlet they can access to ensure the outlets are properly...
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Weekly real estate market update 2/16/24… new listings take a big jump up

New listings took a big jump up this week after the Super Bowl, which is the ‘official’ start of the spring real estate season. What is even more significant is...
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January 2024 real estate market update… off to a promising start

Nationally, 2023 home sales were the lowest since 1996. In the Twin Cities market, the number of sales fell every month compared to the previous year every month since September...
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Are you thinking about buying an investment property?

There are different ways to finance investment properties. Most people just think of a conventional loan and know they need to qualify for the mortgage with their current income. There...
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Interior Design Trends that Never Go Out of Style

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, some trends stand the test of time. They have a unique ability to capture the essence of style, making them perpetually relevant in...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Lemon Bars

“Absolutely everything you do is a chance to give love. Start any time you like.” – Brian Andreas NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home,...
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