Buying a Home

Weekly real estate market update 2/9/24… more listings make it easier to buy

Last week coming soon listings took a dramatic jump… this week they settled down (still higher than they had been) while new listings rose. Expect new listings to continue to...
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The difference between buying and renting a home

It can be hard to make the decision to buy rather than continuing to rent, especially when interest rates started going up instead of down. Mortgage rates have come down...
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Earnest Money… what is it, how much is it, can you lose it?

What is Earnest Money? Earnest money is a cash deposit submitted at the time of coming to an agreement to purchase a property that shows the home seller that the...
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Weekly real estate market update 1/26/24… why homebuying is more affordable this year

Pending sales are rising, along with multiple offers and coming soon listings… even new listings are higher than they were last year at this time. Spring market is gearing up....
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Weekly real estate market update 1/19/24 – have you considered new construction?

Activity is settling down after the post-holiday surge… the first blast of winter cold also doesn’t help. January is usually cocooning time as people settle into the winter and decompress...
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How to choose a real estate agent

I regularly get contacted by people looking for a Realtor who tell me they were referred by someone they know… and just as often by people who say they found...
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What does it mean to Homestead your home?

After you finishing signing all the papers at closing to purchase a home in Minnesota you will likely be given instructions for homesteading your new home. Is homesteading yet another...
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How to close on a house in Minnesota when you are traveling on the other side of the world

Problem-solving is one of the qualities often called upon in real estate transactions. At the end of last year it turned out that my buyer was going to be out...
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