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Real Estate Investors Wanted - 01/28/10 07:20 AM
Even though the temperatures in Minnesota are freezing cold today; the desire for investment properties has been heating up for a while. When it comes to homes that an investor might be able to "flip" for a profit there is a lot of competition. Right now I am normally running into 5-15 offers on those types of homes. Many of those offers are CASH offers. When it comes to homes that would work better as rentals you will still find multiple offers in some of the popular areas that have extremely low prices. As you move farther out of the Twin (2 comments)
Good Things Are Suppose To Happen To You - 01/27/10 06:47 AM
Its time to start expecting good things to happen in your life. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and expect things not to work out. We need to realize that what happens to us in our life is a choice and we can speak things into existence if we understand the power of our thoughts and words! It takes more effort to have negative things come about then it does GOOD things. You can start thinking about things you would like to have happen (instead of how everything goes wrong). You can speak the works, "GOOD THINGS ARE SUPPOSE TO (3 comments)
Reminder: The Good New Listings Sell Right Away - 01/26/10 06:53 AM
As new buyers come into the market its important to know that in the Twins Cities Area in Minnesota the new listings and homes reduced to the right price will sell fast once they are priced to get attention. Knowing this you will want to be pre approved for a mortgage when you are ready to move because not doing so could keep you from ever getting that great deal. Also, you want to see the home right away in order to have a chance to get an offer in. Often these homes are getting multiple offers and the price is (2 comments)
Poverty is a Mindset - 01/25/10 06:32 AM
This is something we don't think of often enough. Our mindsets direct us toward prosperity and abundance or toward poverty. It may not be as simple as thinking more positive and things will turn completely around because most people have deep rooted fears, expectations, habits and strongholds on the mind. However, if you are aware that your mindset is a big part of where you are financially now it gives you a chance to start working on replacing your limiting thoughts. I want to share an expand take on this from part of a newsletter I read this morning: "We all (8 comments)
You Have The Choice To Be Successful - 01/22/10 07:30 AM
I am wondering how many people actually know that they have the choice whether to be successful or not. I think some people adopted thinking that other people can be successful but they can't. Those limiting thoughts have set you up only for a mediocre life. Is that what you want? Hopefully religion has not taught you that its more spiritual to just get by or worse yet to be poor. If so you better get out the WORD and cross reference it with the TRUTH. "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that (6 comments)
Take Time To Develop Your Mind - 01/21/10 08:12 AM
Are you taking time to develop your mind? The world is changing so fast around and one of the ways to keep up with this change is to have a sharp mind. There are various faculties of our mind we can develop such as our: intuition, will, memory, perception, imagination and reason. What have you done lately to work on any of these? Your mind is a powerful tool and I spend time daily exercising my mind. Here are some of the things I do to help strengthen my mind: 1. Read books that help me learn and grow. 2. Listen (2 comments)
Signs You Should Go Home When Your Sick - 01/20/10 12:49 PM
I really don't have a list of 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD GO HOME WHEN YOUR SICK or anything like that. I am just stubborn when it comes to any illness and don't believe I can have them. Therefore I rarely get sick and if I do I just work through it. I don't have any face to face appointments so I am in the office and not harming anyone. Just trying to stay on top of my follow up and I have a lot of it to do today. However, my TopProducer program just froze on me and I am taking (5 comments)
Expect Home Inspection Delays On Minnesota Homes - 01/19/10 10:08 AM
We have had a heat wave in Minnesota for the last few days. Daily high temperatures reaching 32 degrees or higher. However the days before that we were freezing with wind chills well below zero. What does that mean for the Minnesota home buyer?!?!? When it comes to getting a HOME INSPECTION it means to expect delays. I have a had two home inspections delayed in the last week. These delays ultimately delay the closing most often. The first delay is on a property with an empty propane tank. The house needs heat in order to turn the water on. Of (0 comments)
Do You Think The Vikings Ran Up the Score on the Cowboys? - 01/18/10 08:27 PM
I enjoyed the Vikings victory over the Cowboys yesterday. Coming into the game most of the experts picked the Cowboys to win. Even some of the experts that pick the Vikings to win seems to be doing so just so they could be different. Although watching them talk about the pick they seemed to think the Cowboys were going to win. I had predicted a Vikings 41-17 win. Of course the actual final score was 34-3. The last touchdown of the game came with under two minutes left with the Vikings going for it on a 4th down near the goal (10 comments)
Elk River, MN -- Neighborhood Stabilization Program - 01/15/10 09:04 AM
There are FUNDS available for qualified buyers looking to buy in Elk River, MN. Buyers that meet the qualification can get $10,000 to $15,000 in Downpayment assistance for their home purchase. The money is available when buying a home in these neighborhoods: Elk River Station, Trout Brook Farms, Country Crossings, Heritage Landing, Twin Lakes Townhomes, Grandview Addition, and Sandpiper Estates. If you have questions about NSP or would like to see if you qualify please call or email me: Chuck Carstensen 612-290-3809 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking For More Contract For Deed Buyers and Sellers in Sherburne and Isanti County - 01/14/10 02:06 PM
There is a growing need for buyers and sellers that can put to use contract for deed financing. This market has been a challenge for many people leading to credit issues that prevent people from buying a house with traditional financing. There are still a lot of people with a good job and steady income that fall into this category and these are the buyers who could benefit from financing on a Contract for Deed. The challenge is right now there are not a lot of sellers offering this type of financing at a term that works for them. If you (0 comments)
Spending Time With Your Kids - 01/13/10 08:43 PM
One of my goals this year is to spend more quality time with me kids. They grow up so fast and I don't want to miss it. I added one more little cutie when I got married at the beginning of the month. So far after coming back from the honeymoon I have caught up on my work and been able to spend good quality time playing with them. One of the best things about kids is their joy! They have so much fun playing and bouncing around. Its a good reminder to us not to lose our joy and to (11 comments)
Getting Off To A Good Start! - 01/12/10 04:01 PM
We are almost two weeks into the beginning of a new year! As always the new year brings new goals and resolutions for people. And its important to get off to a good start because often when people don't get off to a good start they fall back to the old habits and don't get anywhere at all. You may be looking to lose weight, sell more homes, make more money, take more time off, etc. So how do you get off to a good start and keep going strong? 1. Persistence - you have to go out and do the (6 comments)
Where I have been! - 01/12/10 11:02 AM
I have been away from Active Rain for more then two weeks now and there are probably a couple people wondering what I have been up to! Sure I have been selling house and working to help them close, but that is not the main reason that I have been away. I was married on Jan. 2nd to my lovely wife Melissa. We then went on our honeymoon the following week. I am back at work now. Although I don't know if work ever stops. I had four offers get accepted while I was on my honeymoon! Which is ironic in (8 comments)
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