first-time homebuyers

My Property Taxes Increased, But I Disagree With the Assessed Value. Now What?

According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, “Each spring your county sends you a Notice of Valuation and Classification. Three factors that affect your tax bill are: The amount your...
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Essential Real Estate Knowledge for Millennials

If you are a Millennial and it seems like all your friends are suddenly buying homes you are not alone, especially if you are an Older Millennial (age 26-35). The...
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First-Time Homeowner Regrets

I found the results of a study of recent homeowners conducted by NerdWallet fascinating. Their Home Buyer Reality Report divided answers to a number of questions about the homebuying process...
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What recent first-time homebuyers had to say about their experience with Sharlene and Angela of HomesMSP

At a recent closing with first-time home buyers my happy buyer spontaneously sent me the following message, telling me I could use it however I wanted. I decided to share...
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First-time homebuyers, this is your year!

If the number of sellers I have been meeting with lately is any indication, 2015 should be a great year for everyone planning to buy or sell a home! After...
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How much do you have to earn to buy a median-priced home?

The National Association of Realtors put together the infographic below with 5 of the most Millenial-Friendly Cities… the most affordable cities for first-time homebuyers. Good news… Minneapolis made the list,...
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Minnetonka first-time homebuyer and home repair funds available

The City of Minnetonka has just released loan funds available for first-time homebuyers to use for down payment or closing costs through their Welcome to Minnetonka program… or for repairs...
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Buying Your First Home – 5 Questions to Ask before Starting Your Search

Buying your first home is one of those dual experiences… both exciting and scary at the same time! Even though right now is a great time to be a first-time...
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