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FHA financing

When someone has less than a 20% downpayment available, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage is often an excellent choice.  For many years, conventional financing options were so abundant...
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Wednesdays Unplugged

Last year I started a tradition of ‘Wednesdays Unplugged’. Here is what I said on January 4, 2007… Time seems to be such a rare commodity in today’s hectic world....
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Spring maintenance for homeowners

After this warm weekend we had, it really feels like spring has arrived.  If you own a home, now is a great time to go over some of the outdoor...
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Dreams Shattered…Dreams Come True

We have been hearing so much lately about the devastating effects of foreclosures, and just last week Governor Pawlenty said that the state will increase foreclosure-prevention help. See the bottom...
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What Does it Mean To Be a Certified Stager?

We are often asked what it means to be Certified.  In today’s market place, everyone knows how difficult it can be to sell a home.  As we have stated before,...
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The Third Age

Perhaps one of the most widely recognized major life transition periods is that of retirement. The system of retiring at age 65 was developed in earlier generations, when that age...
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Fixed Rate or Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

When people come to me for their mortgage, they have often already made their decision between a Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM).  These are some of their comments:...
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Market Trends

Monthly market updates are compiled by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS for the 13-county metropolitan Twin Cities region. Knowing that market conditions can vary significantly by specific community, they...
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Home Inspections on foreclosures

Just last week, I had four customers call to cancel inspections at the last minute – one a half-hour before the start time of the inspection.  All four of these...
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Springtime in Minnesota

A chart of our Minneapolis average daily temperatures since spring officially arrived on March 20th looks as challenged as our market conditions. If you are new to Minnesota you may...
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