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Otsego, MN Homes - Real Estate Market Update For January 2011 - 01/31/11 10:25 AM
The video below will give you a more detailed look at the Otsego, MN Real Estate market. Otsego has 119 homes currently listed as active, 25 pending sales, and nine closed sales so far this month! However, their are several active homes that have offers and soon will be marked pending. If your looking to buy or sell a home in the Otsego area go to: Otsego MN Real Estate!
Big Lake, MN Homes - Real Estate Market Report for January 2011 - 01/30/11 09:44 PM
Here is this months market update for Big Lake, Mn homes active, pending and sold. Big Lake is another area city with several nice houses for under $150,000. Big Lake foreclosures and short sales make up a lot of that segment of the market. Looking to buy or sell a home in Big Lake, MN go to: Big Lake MN Real Estate!
Zimmerman, MN Homes- Real Estate Market Update for January 2011 - 01/30/11 11:08 AM
In the video below you will find a quick market summary of the homes listed, pending and sold in January. The activity has started to pick up with the new year in Zimmerman, but there are several good values out there for sale. If you are looking for a foreclosure in Zimmerman for purchase or a home on acreage you have several good options under $150,000. To search for homes go to: Zimmerman MN homes for sale! (1 comments)
Isanti MN Homes - Real Estate Market Update for January 2011 - 01/29/11 11:55 AM
This market report is for the City of Isanti, MN homes for sale, pending and sold. There are 67 homes on the market. Nine sales are pending a closing. There have been eight closed sales in Isanti in the month of January. There is more detailed information in the video below! If you are looking to buy a home in Isanti you can search homes at: Isanti MN homes for sale! (4 comments)
Cambridge, MN Homes - Real Estate Market January Update - 01/28/11 01:28 PM
The Real Estate market has picked up a great deal in Cambridge, MN homes have been pending accepting offers and going pending daily. Right now there are 109 active listings on the market with a few about to go pending. Cambridge, MN shows 19 homes pending a sale as of today and there have been 9 closings so far this month with a few closing in the last couple business days of the year. Watch this video for a more detailed overview. Buying a home in Cambridge, MN? Selling a home in Cambridge, MN? Contact Chuck Carstensen, REMAX Results.
Early Bird Special Ends Today On Live Marketing In Motion Event - 01/28/11 09:19 AM
Jane Morrison, a local business coach, and I are presenting a Social Media Marketing Seminar on Feb. 11th from 8:30-12noon in Rogers, MN. Today is the last day of the early bird pricing. I have a video I post on the 365 Things To Do Page that I thought I would also share through my blog for a final reminder of the Early Bird Pricing on this. For more information or to sign up go to: MARKETING IN MOTION LIVE!
Northwoods League Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament - 01/25/11 02:27 PM
The Northwoods League, a summer collegiant baseball league with teams in Minnesota, Wisconson, Iowa, Michigan and Thunder Bay, is having its 1st Celebrity Poker Tourament on Monday, Jan. 31st at Cantabury Card Club in Shakopee, MN. I will be playing in the tournament! I am not a celebrity (maybe someday or maybe on Active Rain), but celebrities include Curtis Granderson (OF- Yankees), Jason Senti (made final table of world series of poker in 2010), Taylor Bills (winner of Reality Show on ABC "True Beauty"), Joe Vavra (Twins Hitting Coach), Paul Allen, Kevin Gorg, Phil Mackey (local TV and Radio hosts) and (0 comments)
(Fun Video) My Son Makes His Football Predictions For Today's Games - 01/23/11 10:43 AM
This is not Real Estate related, but I too still like to do a fun video once and a while. My son Chase, who is 7, makes his football predictions about todays NFC and AFC championship games. He expects very high scoring contest with the Packers winning 49-28 and the Steelers winning 39-28. I don't you will get those predictions anywhere else.
New Website With RE/MAX Results - 01/22/11 05:00 PM
I have been setting up my new website now that I am with RE/MAX Results. I am thankful for all the new tools I have with the new company. Most people don't notice the changes because I am still with RE/MAX but I can serve my customers at a higher level with Results. The video gives a quick tutorial of the home search feature on the new website: Chuck's New Website!
Trim Your Waste Line- Elk River Energy City Event on Thursday January 27th - 01/20/11 11:37 AM
The city of Elk River does a great job putting on events. Coming up in a week at Great River Energy from 7:30 to 9:30 am on January 27th a FREE EVENT called Trim Your Waste Line will help local business owners learn how they can Trim their bottom line Watch the video below and find out more information at Trim Your Waste Line
Cambridge, MN Homes For Sale $80,000 to $130,000 - 01/19/11 06:18 PM
In this video I am taking you through some of the homes that appear available in the Cambridge, MN Real Estate market. However, many of the newer homes around $100,000 all have offers and will be sold in the next few days. Buyers that have been waiting are missing these great values as prices tend to trend upward as we get closer to Spring. If you want to buy a home in Cambridge, MN contact me and we can work together to find you a great home! Homes are this price are less then rent in most instances! See the video (3 comments)
Ten Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance - 01/19/11 02:41 AM
This is an older post from the Active Rain network but it looked worthy of reblogging to help people who are into saving money. I might add that local I suggest talking to Matt Pagh of Integrity Insurance at 612-298-1001. Via Lauren Krady Lancaster PA Realtor (Coldwell Banker Select Professionals): Here are ten tips from HUD.gov on ways to lower your homeowners insurance. 1. Shop AroundIt'll take some time, but could save you a good sum of money. Ask your friends, check the Yellow Pages or contact your state insurance department. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (www.naic.org) has information to help you (4 comments)
365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN (Video tutorial) - 01/18/11 01:46 PM
In the beginning of the 2011 year one of my goals was to connect the community of Elk River, MN by starting a Facebook Page called 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN. Each day we spotlight an event coming up in or around Elk River, MN. One of the goals is to grow the page so we can learn about more events happening in the area, and of course post them on the page. We also are starting to do a Business Spotlight at least one local business each week. If you are in the Elk River Area you (3 comments)
If Today Where The First Day I Ever Blogged... - 01/18/11 08:01 AM
Lets just say this was the first blog post I have ever written, but I had the knowledge from the previous 1000 or so blogs I have posted to Active Rain and all of the other blogs I manage... Here is what I would do: 1. Make sure there is great content in every post. Something that helps a buyers and sellers or something that helps my readers here on active rain. I would not post a random thought just to get 200 points. 2. I would make any Real Estate related post more SEO friendly. I would use short tail (8 comments)
Live Event - Marketing in Motion - FACEBOOK for BUSINESS in Rogers, MN Feb. 11th - 01/17/11 07:43 AM
Today's video I talk about having "Less Haste and More Speed" with your online/social media marketing. You will have to watch the video to see what I mean! However if you are in the area on Feb. 11th in Rogers, MN from 8:30am - 12noon - Jane Morrison (savvy success business coach) and I will be presenting a LIVE event on using Facebook for business. We will be talking about the strategies you can use and how to get the most bang for your buck with FACEBOOK. For more information and to sign up see the link: Marketing In Motion Live (2 comments)
Giving - 01/16/11 08:14 PM
Today I want to share a poem I recently read. Its titled GIVING:
To get he had tried, yet his store was still meager. To a wise man he cried, in a voice keen and eager; Pray tell me how I may successfully live? And the wise man replied, "To get you must give."
As To giving he said, "What have I to give?" I've scarce enough bread, and of course one must live; But I would partake of Life's bountiful store. Came the wise man's response; "Then you must give more."
The lesson he learned; to (5 comments)
Minnesota Homes That FHA and DVA Won't Finance - 01/15/11 10:08 AM
Working with a lot a buyers in the Anoka, Sherburne, and Isanti counties in Minnesota I get calls on houses that are priced really low. The buyers think they have found the steal of the century. I ask questions about their financing and find out they are using an FHA or DVA loan. With these loan types the house needs to be in fairly good shape. These are typically foreclosure homes but could be homes that were not well maintained. Today's video will show you a house that does not work for this sort of financing because of the condition. (0 comments)
Locked Out of LinkedIn - 01/14/11 08:33 PM
For the past couple weeks I have not been able to access my LinkedIn Account. I tried to enter a password and it would not let me in. I changed my password and it would not let me in. Now it just pretends I am a new person and wants me to sign up. I emailed LinkedIn's customer service and they gave me instructions to try to see if I could get in and said this sort of thing is common with LinkedIn.
I was wondering has anyone else had trouble logging into LinkedIn? I still get emails from people (1 comments)
Elk River MN Real Estate Market Update - 01/14/11 10:52 AM
The first couple weeks of the New Year has proven to be a busy one for a lot of agents in this area. Today I am going to write about the Elk River Housing Market. Coming into the year there were several good homes that were clean enough and in good enough shape under $120,000 that just were sitting on the market. Now in the first couple weeks about 10 of the 20 homes in this price range are under contract and a few of the other ones are entertaining offers!
Buyers who waited until after the New Year to (2 comments)
I have been starting to do some more outside blogging this year. That is one of the reason I am really only able to do about 5 or 6 posts a week on my Active Rain blog. One of my outside blogs is that Elk River Minnesota Blog. This blog does what you might think it does which is keep people up to date and things that are happening in and around Elk River. With the blog we started a Facebook Page called 365 Things To Do Around Elk River. The basic intention is to be a resource for what (2 comments)
(Video) Be A Leader - Soar Above The Crowd In Your Business - 01/12/11 11:15 AM
Earlier I posted a story about an eagle who fell from his nest into a group of chickens. He would look up and see the Eagles and what to soar with them, but he thought he was a chicken because he was surrounded by other chickens. I think in business this story applies too. Most people are just like the rest and don't stand out. More of what I mean on the video...
Are You A Chicken Or An Eagle? - 01/12/11 08:07 AM
The story I share below can apply to your business or your life. Its a metaphor for how most people live. Read the story and see where you are at....The ChickenBy: Unknown Author Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside where aneagle's nest rested. The eagle's nest contained four largeeagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain,causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain to achicken farm located in the valley below. The chickens knewthat they must protect and care for the eagle's egg, so anold hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg.One day (2 comments)
Best Deals For Real Estate In Cambridge, MN - 01/11/11 03:16 PM
Today I previewed some homes for an investor buyer in Cambridge, MN and right now there are some real good homes for close to $100,000 that would work for buyers looking in this range and wanting a move in ready home. Some of the homes need paint, carpet cleaning or some appliances. This is pretty normal for the foreclosure and short sale homes in the area. Cambridge, MN Real Estate buyerscan find a 3 BR, 2BA home with a 3 car garage for $105,000 or less. There are one of those type of homes that are nice so it should sell (0 comments)
North Metro Twin Cities, MN Market Seems To Be Picking Up! - 01/11/11 08:00 AM
Yesterday I did a quick video explaining that I was so busy with all the offer I was working on that I have done less videos then I wanted so far. Not a bad problem to have. I am actually surprised by the start. Its funny though I have 3 offers accepted now so far and real close on 2 more, I have another that seems like a long shot and at this point 2 got beat out in multiple offers. I am going to be putting together one more offer today for someone. Plus I have started working with 3 (1 comments)
2011 is off to a Crazy Busy Start - 01/10/11 03:31 PM
I am now running 3 total blogs. The one here on Active Rain. One for Elk River, MN Things To Do and another one for my new Online Marketing Website www.TheProsperityLeader.com. I intended to have a few more video's up early in the year, but its been crazy busy. I did a short video to explain this in a bit more detail.
RE/MAX Results, I'm Loving It - 01/07/11 04:13 PM
If you have not noticed or heard on January 1st, 2011 RE/MAX Associates Plus inc merged with RE/MAX Results here in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. So I am now with RE/MAX Results. To the consumer RE/MAX is what they hear and assume we are all the same, but there are differences. RE/MAX Results has a different Broker/Owner and I am LOVING IT because they offer more tools in technology and more continuing education opportunities. The past few years Ihave been an agent who likes to do my continuing education online if possible, but this year that will change. Re/MAX Results (2 comments)
"Too bad, it could be the perfect home" - 01/06/11 06:08 PM
There are a lot of bank owned homes out there. Buyers sometimes rule out a home because it needs too much work. However, I thought this post was a good reminder that the 203k loan option could help you make that "rough around the edges" home a wonderful home! There are good deals out there. Look into this loan!
Via Ross Therrien, Realtor, Broker Associate (Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire): "This place needs a lot of work!"..."Too bad, it could be the perfect home." Could be? The 203k loan can be used to make the almost perfect home in the perfect town (2 comments)
2011...Bring It On - 01/05/11 09:18 PM
High energy has been a huge factor in my success so I wanted to share this info: If you are like a lot of people who struggled last year, then you are glad 2010 is history and you are eager to welcome in this new year! If you are committed to making 2011 an amazing year (which you better be!), then you realize that having powerful energy is a MUST. Your energy is everything!Would your business and your life benefit if you had a higher energy level?Could you stand to lose a few pounds after the holidays?Are you ready to (0 comments)
Ten Things Home Buyers Will Simply Not Tolerate Right Now - 01/05/11 01:31 AM
Sellers need to know this info. Sure the bank owned type of houses have these issues and sell a price according to the work needed...but sellers looking to find a buyer on a regular sale need to have a house that shines. See the reblog I am sharing below.
Via Claudette Millette - Metrowest Mass Buyer Broker (The Buyers' Counsel): Ten Things Home Buyers Will Simply Not Tolerate Right Now Anyone who can open a newspaper knows that we are currently in a buyer's market. If your home is for sale now there are some realities that you need to accept. With the amount (2 comments)
Go to my new website that provides business marketing tools and strategies to help you have a Prosperous 2011. Check it out: :Chuck's New Website! (1 comments)
More On 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN - 01/04/11 08:17 AM
Our New Facebook Page on 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, Mn is really growing and to make it a strong page we are asking for more people and business owners that have an event coming up to let us know. We are looking for Elk River Area Events, Elk River Area Arts Info, we can spotlight Elk River Area Business, and more. Check out the page at: :365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN!
Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns - 01/03/11 07:01 AM
Another good reminder for home owners to check what they spent money on this past year because there might be an additional deductions waiting for you! Via Amy Mullen (RE/MAX Professional Associates): In addition to the standard tax deductions for home owners, here are some additional ones that you might want to check your records to see if you qualify. The tax areas that are most beneficial for home owners are; mortgage interest, points paid to refinance your mortgage, PMI, capital gains up to $250k for qualifying home owners, home improvements that have increased the value of your home at your future sale (1 comments)
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