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Is it time to buy a second home?

I have had a couple calls recently from clients that are thinking about buying a vacation home.  Maybe it's a good time to think about that!  Interest rates are great,...
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Here I am!

Hi, all.  My name is John and I am Sharlene 's husband. I recently retired from 15+ years as a lay pastor/department head for three different Lutheran Church congregations.  Now...
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Online Building Permit History and more for Twin Cities Homes

While real estate web sites give the most important information about homes to potential buyers, there are many other free web sites that give public information about homes in Minnesota....
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Listing photos… little things can make a big difference

With over 90% of buyers doing most of their home searching online, photos are more important than ever. The old adage that 'a picture speaks a thousand words' has never...
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What happens in multiple bid offers?

With the supply of home for sale down to levels not seen since 2003 and months supply of inventory at 3.8 months we are officially in a seller's market. That...
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Why does it seem like nearly every house I find that I like online is already sold?!

It seems like clients are always finding listings that they like online… only to learn that they already have offers when I check them out. Why is that? When a property has...
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Sunday’s Site – Lake Minnetonka

NOTE: see the bottom of Sunday's Site posts for homes for sale in the area When we visited the St. Croix River in Stillwater on the far east side of the Twin Cities...
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