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Real estate market update 9/15/23 – what experts project for home prices the next 5 years

New listings are up again this first full week after the Labor Day holiday. But what is perhaps more significant is price reductions are the highest they have been since...
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How baby boomers are driving the housing market

Whether you are thinking about buying or selling a house right now, there is a good chance you are a baby boomer… or are supported by one. Many baby boomers...
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Want to know about more about your credit score? Can you buy with bad credit?

Everybody makes mistakes, but a low credit score shouldn’t cost you your dreams of homeownership. Even if your credit history prevents you from securing a traditional mortgage, there are many...
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TC Habitat for Humanity Home Stores – anniversary sale, donation doors open

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Restore is celebrating their anniversary with a big sale this Saturday! Downsizing and looking for places to donate household items? They are also open to...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – One-pot spinach shrimp pasta

“We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” Rania Al-Abdullah NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our...
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Buying a home… yes, I have patience

When I first meet with buyers, they are often cautious, saying they aren’t in a hurry and don’t want to be pushed into buying something. They are often relieved when...
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Why You Should Never Skip a Home Inspection, Even for New Construction Homes

Don’t ever skip the home inspection, even when it’s new construction. While new means new, it doesn’t mean perfect. There are a lot of steps required to put a house...
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Weekly real estate market update 9/8/23 – home price forecasts revised, new listings ahead of last year

New listings are ahead of last year for the third week in a row. The first half of last year was still in the altered reality market of the Covid...
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Mortgage Insurance thoughts

Every home buyer’s situation is different. Some people have 20% down (or more!) and mortgage insurance is not an issue. Others have very little money and need to figure out...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Peach Jam Bars

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.” H. Jackson Brown Jr. NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and...
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