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Staging….It’s Important!!

Cindy Thomes and I (Jeri Pischke) are Certified Home Stagers and own Tender Heart Transitions. The definition of "Staging" is simply to prepare your home for sale.  The way you...
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The Taxman Cometh…homeowner benefits

As I was out reviewing a property for a client this afternoon I saw the above sign and was reminded that some of the benefits of home ownership come at...
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The value of a good credit score.

A good credit score has always been important, but today it’s more valuable than ever. In the past, if you were getting a mainstream conforming conventional mortgage (not sub-prime), the...
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Common Buyer Questions

Buyers often do not fully understand the role a real estate agent plays in the homebuying process. Here are answers to some common questions. Why use a Realtor to help...
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Home Inspections for Home Sellers, Part One

If you’re planning on selling a home in the Minneapolis or Saint Paul area, there is a good chance you will need to have a home inspection done before you...
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Where do I begin? …for buyers

Whether you are buying your first home or any one thereafter, the process starts in the same place…assessing what is available for sale that fits your needs and how much...
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It’s a great time to buy a home.

There have been many mortgage guideline changes in recent months, but there is currently money available at relatively low, fixed interest rates for those homebuyers who want to take advantage...
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As I reflect over the past week it seems that I have been seeing signs…    …signs that spring is coming in spite of the long hold winter has held...
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Transitions  occur throughout our lives, and often times also include changes in housing. For first-time homebuyers it’s often a transition from renting to owning your own home. Move-up buyers often...
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Spring is here!

I think it’s a few minutes before it’s officially spring, but this is close enough. I looked for a bouquet of daffodils, which have been my sign of spring from...
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