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4517 78th Lane N- Brooklyn Park, MN 55433 - 09/30/10 07:20 PM
Here is a quick video tour of this home for sale in Brooklyn Park, MN! More info on this and other homes for sale at:The Discovery Team Website (1 comments)
Light Up The 4th Quarter!! - 09/30/10 04:31 PM
I don't know about you, but I plan to LIGHT up the 4th quarter! While some people are busy taking time off and slacking because its the SLOW 4th quarter; I'll step it up so I finish strong this year and start even strong in 2011! This morning I had this overwhelming ENERGY to accomplish MASSIVE amounts of success in the 4th quarter of this year! I don't care what the market is like. I know I will succeed! I know I will give full effort! I know that GOOD THINGS will happen because of my diligence! I sat down a wrote (4 comments)
Elk River, MN Real Estate Market Update - 09/29/10 10:05 AM
Continuing with one of my themes for the week I am posting market updates on different cities and counties that I do a lot of business in. The last market update featured Big Lake, MN House Market and today I will be summarizing the Elk River, MN Home Market. To search for homes in Elk River, MN and the surrounding areas click here. Current Active Listings: 277 homes for sale in Elk River, MN. This includes 27 homes under $100,000 in price in Elk River. 59 of the homes are in the $100,000-$150,000 price range. 49 homes are in the $150,000-$200,000 (1 comments)
Papa Murphy's Pizza- What a Deal and Yummy! - 09/28/10 09:00 PM
I was in charge of supper in my house tonight since my wife was going to be getting home a little late. Now I am not much of a cook so I go to plan B and this is a better plan anyway! Its going to Papa Murphy's Pizza in Cambridge, MN and getting the meal! I have a bunch of coupons so Papa Murphy's is especially good! I used a $5.99 one topping family size pizza coupon, and I also got cookie dough and Cinnamon pie for only $6.00 more. So for $11.99 my family of five is totally stuffed (2 comments)
Back On The Market-5028 Bluff Rd, Big Lake, MN 55309 - 09/27/10 10:39 PM
To follow up my post about the Big Lake, MN Real Estate market. Here is a home for sale in Big Lake, MN that I have listed. For more details on this home and other Big Lake, MN homes for sale click the link. 5028 BLUFF RD, BIG LAKE, MN 55309$134,900 4 Bedrooms 1 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 1,896 Est. Sq. Ft. Listing #: 3911953 1 Nice Fenced yard with deck. 4 Bedrooms with 3 car Garage. Needs a little cleaning, but great home. Lots of cabinet space in kitchen and good sized family room! This home is a (0 comments)
Big Lake, MN Market Update - 09/27/10 07:49 PM
Here is an update on the Big Lake, MN Real Esate Market. Big Lake, MN is located in between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities and the housing and this area is starting to rebound. Current Active Listings: 134 homes for sale in Big Lake. 14 homes are listed under $100,000. 41 homes are in the $100,000 to $150,000 price range. This is the main area that people are buying in right now in Big Lake, MN. To search for homes in Big Lake click here. Current Pending Sales: There are 24 sales pending in Big Lake, MN. Out of those pending (0 comments)
Isanti County Homes Market Update - 09/27/10 10:07 AM
Isanti County Market Update includes homes active, pending and sold in the cities of Braham, Cambridge, and Isanti plus area townships. Current active listings: 377 homes listed for sale in Isanti County. About half of these homes fall into the very affordable price range of $150,000 and under. Including about 85 homes under $100,000. Keep in mind most of these home need work and are regular financing is not likely available. Current pending listings: 53 homes listed as PENDING in Isanti County. 19 of those homes are above the $150,000 price range. 19 of the pending listings are below $100,000. Sold listings (2 comments)
You have to start them early! - 09/26/10 11:02 AM
On ActiveRain we have RainCamp. For my second grade son the first four Saturday's this fall he had football camp. I thought it would be a good way to get some basic skills that I can't teach him, and these days you have to teach them early. I don't know that I would want him to play contact football for a while, but its good for him to know how to play at a young age. Boys love to get rough and the tackle drills seem to be the most fun for him. When the coach was not looking the boys (1 comments)
34706 DOLPHIN ST NW, PRINCETON, MN 55371 $399,900 3 Bedrooms 2 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 2,676 Est. Sq. Ft. 1 Open House on Saturday, Sep 25, 2010 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Open Home Info) (Close Open Home Info)Directions: Hwy 95 E of Princeton to County 15 (Dolphin) N to home on LeftRemarks: 14 Acres of Privacy w/Set up for horses, includ. outbldgs! Gorgeous W/O Ramb. w/many upgrades (includ. paneled drs, cust. cab. (4 comments)
Minnesota's Weather Has Been Cloudy and Wet, But Don't Let That Get You Down - 09/24/10 04:30 PM
The last few days in Minnesota have been filled with cloudy skies and a lot of rain. People often get down when the weather is not so nice. However, in this video I wanted to remind you that there are plenty of good things around you in nature to be thankful for. Take time today to be thankful for all the good things! (This video is taken at Lake Fannie in Cambridge Minnesota a beautiful lake just east of town.) (0 comments)
1-800-Got-Junk (Thanks from Chuck Carstensen) - 09/23/10 05:16 PM
In this video (:58 seconds long) I am thanking 1-800-Got-Junk from dropping one of my favorite candies at my office. I am also looking for other vendors to drop "goodies" of with me!!! Plenty of ideas in this video so check it out!! (0 comments)
Open House Saturday 1-4pm at 34706 Dolphin Street NW- Princeton MN 55371 - 09/22/10 05:39 PM
Sept. 25th this home will be open 1-4pm. Directions are HWY 95 E of Princeton (Detour if your coming from Princeton)...to CR 15 (Dolphin Street) go NORTH to home on left about 1 mile off of HWY 95. More info on the home at www.thediscoveryteam.com featured listings. (0 comments)
1 Wonderful 2 Story Home. Up north feel with deed access to Long Lake. Walking trails, 2 docks with plenty of boat parking. Good sized 3 car garage, 3 bedrooms up, main floor laundry, wrap around deck and much more! Property Features (1 comments)
Why Buy A Townhome? (Video) - 09/20/10 07:15 PM
There are many good reasons to buy a townhome! I talk about some of them in this video: (1 comments)
Elk River Area Toastmasters - 09/20/10 11:41 AM
I have been a Toastmasters member for about three years now. Toastmasters is a fun way of getting more comfortable speaking in front of people. As I have become more comfortable speaking its now become a fun challenge to work on my speaking skills and come up with more topics to speak about. I am the President of our club and we are also looking for new members to help learn and grow with! You can find more information on Toastmasters on our club website: http://elkriver.freetoasthost.biz/ We meet every Thursday at 12noon at the Senior Activity Center in Elk River at (0 comments)
Good To Be Back in the Rain - 09/19/10 11:34 AM
ITS GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE RAIN for a whole week! For the past year and a half or so I have posted 2-3 blogs a week at the most. Plus I rarely read other blogs. Its not overally exciting for me to admit this because a lot of people are real good at being on here all the time. Last week I came back in strong and completed my first full week in a long time. It was fun and I feel I can commit to being back full time. Over the past several months I really only posted (8 comments)
A Way To Improve Your Credit? - 09/18/10 12:06 PM
My title of this blog has a question mark because I was thinking about ways to improve your credit that typically don't count toward credit scores. At times they have been used for alternative credit verification, but in this economy it would be nice if they were used to help your credit score assuming you're doing a good job paying them. 1. Cell Phone bill- Most people have one of these. A lot of people pay around $100 with the total package and this is a solid amount that I think should be looked at as an option for credit scores. (4 comments)
Cambridge, MN City Wide Garage Sale Event This Weekend - 09/17/10 05:27 PM
Another big event in Cambridge is happening right now and this weekend! Its the city wide Cambridge Garage Sale Weekend! If you like to hit garage sales its the place to be in Isanti County! My wife and her parents are checking out garage sales as I post this! (Sept 17 - Weekend) !!! !!! (3 comments)
Visit Cambridge, MN Main Street Customer Appreciation Tonight - 09/17/10 03:01 PM
My current hometown Cambridge, MN is having a customer appreciation even on Main Street. Put on the by the Main Street business. There is fun for the whole family including kids games, a car show, food, prizes and live music. If you are in the Isanti County and Cambridge area tonight check it out! (9/17/2010) !!! !!! (0 comments)
What do you want to be when you grow up? - 09/16/10 08:41 PM
I asked my kids (Chase and Chloe) what they want to be when they grow up in this video. I am wondering what you want to be when you grow up? Are you doing what you love? Did you think you would be doing what your doing (Realtor, Loan officer, etc.)? ...Let us know! <> (4 comments)
Its Been 8 Years Since My First Sale! - 09/16/10 03:10 PM
I got into the real estate business on August 30 of 2002. It was September 16th of 2002 that I made my first sale. Its one of my most memorable sales. Of course, because it was my first sale that does make it memorable. However, the most memorable fact of this sale was that at the time I was working for my father in law (now ex) and he was a builder. I lived in the neighborhood and he had 9 houses for sale. Part of my duty because I did not know any better was to mow the lawn on the (3 comments)
Introducing Chloe, Another Carstensen Realtor? - 09/16/10 07:42 AM
Last week I posted a video with my son Chase, so now its Chloe's turn to be introduced! I blog about my kids a lot and I thought it was time for everyone to meet them. (0 comments)
I Can't Leave the Office Yet, My Kids Have Not Finished Their Game - 09/15/10 05:32 PM
When following my blog you know I have my kids around me while working a higher percentage of times then most agents probably do. In fact the inspiration of this post is that I am sitting in the office, emailing listings, following up on emails and so on. I did that and hopped on Active Rain and gave the kids a 10 minute warning (meaning we would leave in 10 minutes). Well 25 minutes later I am here and waiting for them to finish their computer games. My son is not listening to my command of THATS YOUR LAST GAME and (1 comments)
Rentals Available in the Twins Cities (Now on MLS) - 09/15/10 12:00 PM
Rentals are now available on the MLS in the Twins Cities metro areas. Buyers and renters will soon see these listings filter through to the area broker websites. We do have a lot of people asking for rentals so I believe this is a positive step for MLS especially in the current economy. This allows us to list rental properties in the MLS too. Its another option for sellers who are having trouble selling a home. Renting can be a great option for them. So look for rentals filtering through to broker websites soon. If you have a home you want to (1 comments)
34706 Dolphin Street NW, Princeton, MN 55371 - 09/10/10 02:57 PM
34706 DOLPHIN ST NW, PRINCETON, MN 55371$399,900 3 Bedrooms 2 Full | 1 Partial Bathrooms 2,676 Est. Sq. Ft. Listing #: 3966234 14 Acres of Privacy w/Set up for horses, includ. outbldgs! Gorgeous W/O Ramb. w/many upgrades (includ. paneled drs, cust. cab. & Anderson Windows). 30 X 8 Screened back porch & Lg front porch. In floor heat in Mst BR, LL Finished w/lg open floor plan. Property Features (0 comments)
That Time Of Year! - 09/09/10 06:50 PM
Its that time of year again! My kids are back in school and in a different school for them. The NFL and football in general are starting. Also buyers seem to be ready to make purchases! All this seems to be starting at once for me. I am a Vikings fan so of course its a big game tonight to get the season underway. The Vikings are under the radar a bit this year with everyone seemingly going with Green Bay, Dallas or the Saints to be the top teams. I am not sold on the Vikings myself but they really (2 comments)
FHA Offers Short Refi Program For Underwater Homeowners - 09/08/10 02:45 PM
I found Howard Sobel's post on Active Rain and wanted to reshare it so it gets out to my readers. This is a option for some people. Via Howard Sobel (yourpropertypath.com): FHA Offers Short Refi Program For Underwater Homeowners In an effort to help responsible homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their property HUD adjusted its refinance program. The changes will enable lenders to provide additional refinancing options to underwater homeowners. see chart Starting September 7, 2010, FHA will offer some underwater non FHA borrowers the opportunity to qualify for a new FHA insured mortgage. Designed to (0 comments)
I Like Good Follow Up - 09/08/10 11:19 AM
One of the things I do well is follow up! When I am working with a buyer or seller I do my best to follow up and keep them updated on the houses available or feedback on showings. It seems there are a lot of different methods of follow up. Some are real quick like me and follow up right away most of the time. Some people like to wait 24 hours to follow up. Some people have certain times of the day set up for follow up and do well to communicate that. Others don't follow up until they are (1 comments)
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