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Weekly real estate market update 5/17/24… the number of homes for sale is increasing

New listings continue to increase and coming soon listings also increased again this week… good news for weeks to come. Transactions that fall through and come back on the market...
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April 2024 real estate market update… median sale price highest on record

Median sale price in April 2024 hit a new peak, even higher than highest sale prices in June (typically the yearly peak) of the last two years. The flip side...
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CCM Line of Duty Death Benefit

Protecting those that protect us! To honor those that make the ultimate sacrifice protecting our communities, CCM is offering an exclusive Line of Duty Death Benefit. It is designed to...
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Searching for homes online… when it’s time to move from dream to reality

Ok, admit it… you love searching for homes online! There is nothing quite like dreaming about beautiful homes while snuggled up in the comfort of your own home. But when...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Potato Salad a la Tene

“Every minute of joy makes you gain ten more days of life.“ – Paulo Coelho NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and...
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The Challenges of Sealed Attic Access Panels

Sealed attic access panels are a bane to home inspectors. Nothing about home inspections causes more consternation than ‘sealed’ attic access panels; not just for the home inspector, but also...
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The High Hat… great new breakfast spot on Cathedral Hill in St. Paul

We were looking for a new place to stop for Sunday Brunch a couple weeks ago and in my Internet surfing I discovered The High Hat at 485 Selby Avenue...
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Weekly real estate market update 5/10/24… price decreases on the rise

When I look at the stats this week what stands out to me is the steady increase in price changes… now close to pending sales, which have been relatively steady....
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NAR settlement gets preliminary approval… date set for changes to take effect

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) entered into a provisional settlement on March 15, 2024, to end the seller commission class action lawsuits. Now a judge has given approval to...
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Are you having problems getting a mortgage?

We have some programs that might help you! Are you self employed? Do you have rental properties? Are you looking at a condo and there are issues with the insurance...
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