8 reasons there is a shortage of homes for sale in Minneapolis, MN

People are staying in their homes longer – in 2008, people bought and sold after staying in their homes an average of 6 years… in 2016 it was 10 years Renters are now buying, creating high demand – increasing rents and low interest rates mean it often makes more sense to buy than rent and renters.

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Getting the best mortgage lender

There are all kinds of options for mortgages – your current bank, mortgage bankers and brokers, some are online and some have offices in your area. What’s best for you? Many people get referrals from friends and realtors – it’s helpful to know someone has used the lender you are going to work with.  Getting.

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Wednesday Unplugged – Asparagus, Strawberry, Arugula Salad

“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our.

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Minnesota permit requirements for radon mitigation systems

If you want to have a radon mitigation system installed in your home, you might need a permit. As I’ve shown in past blog posts about hot roofs and Diamond Piers, requirements and interpretations of the building code can vary from city to city. While attending a recent meeting of the Minnesota Association of Radon.

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If It’s Transparent – Clean It

When selling your house, if you can see through it, it must sparkle! Let’s look at the list: Windows:     That means inside and out, all levels of your home and yes the screens too. Your home does show better without the screens at all so clean them and put them in your storage.

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Top 10 Qualities to look for in a Real Estate Agent in Minneapolis, MN

1) Honesty and Integrity Puts client interests first Tells it like it is, even if it is hard to hear Licensed REALTOR, who subscribes to a stringent code of ethics 2) Communication One of the top complaints about Realtors is lack of communication Responds promptly to your calls, emails and texts Keeps you informed every.

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USDA mortgages

Are you looking for a home in a small city, maybe a home out in the country? A USDA mortgage might be perfect for you! USDA or rural development mortgages are for those that are buying outside the metro area. But depending on where you are buying, it’s not that far from the Minneapolis/St Paul.

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