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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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Signs

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

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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Short sale musings…

Yesterday morning I was out looking at homes with a buyer ( in the falling snow!) and at least half of the properties we saw were short sales or foreclosures....
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I Love Crate & Barrel

The new Twin Cities Crate & Barrel store opened last Thursday and we visited for the first time on Saturday. It was awesome…and extremely busy! I must admit I have...
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The Waiting Game

The media has been talking plenty about the effect of foreclosures and short sales on housing market prices…it was on the front page of the Star Tribune again yesterday. While...
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The Silver Lining

One of the big reasons for the current state of our real estate market has been declining affordability. With home values outgrowing income almost three-to-one from 1992 to 2005, it...
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