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All of the lenders in our area e-mailed all of the real estate agents last week about the potential for Rural Development loans to very soon deplete their funding. In the Hutchinson, MN and surrounding area, the RD loans make up about 60% of all the first time homebuyers financing. So, there is...
The November/December issue of "The Residential Specialist" arrived in our office today. We are proud to have one of our marketing ideas featured in the article titled "The Bright Side." If you would like a copy of this article, just e-mail me and I'll be happy to send it to you.
Isn't it just great having the speculation of a new stimulus incentive for everyone? Now I am starting to hear buyers say, "Well I'm going to just wait to buy a home in Hutchinson, MN because there is an even better stimulus package that will be available to all home buyers coming soon." Well, ...
Last year I had a past client who contacted me and said that she wanted to sell her home here in Hutchinson, MN and get into a townhome. She had only owned the home for about 1 1/2 years and after looking at the market, I suggested to her that she wait until the real estate market had a chance t...
Now is the time for all real estate people to wake up and realize that nothing is going to replace the face-to-face contact that we have with customers and clients. I keep seeing all the agents going goo-goo over the newest technology and I have to wonder, "why are these people in the real estat...
I'm a bit concerned that all the "recovery" that we are experiencing is merely more fabricated stimulus. It feels alot like the fabricated stimulus we've experienced over the last 10 years with lenders allowing almost everyone who could breath to get a mortgage to purchase a home. I vividly rem...
I should have shared this idea with everyone a few weeks ago, but it slipped my mind. About five years ago our company came up with this terrific marketing idea for American Home Week. We had hundreds of signs made up that say "Hometown Realty helped us realize our American Dream. Celebrate Am...
What a beautiful weekend we had and it looks like the rest of the week is going to be very mild as well. We survived winter! There were a few weeks that I wasn't so sure why we chose to make Hutchinson our hometown, but then I remembered. The Hutchinson Leader's editorial last week said it all...
The real estate market in Hutchinson, MN is continuing to come alive. Right now, there are less homes for sale than there were a year ago and the pending sales have shown an increase over a year ago. (Pending means that a purchase agreement has been written by a buyer and the seller has accepte...
A few weeks ago I talked about the multiple offers that we were starting to see. Well, that's intensifying with the "spring" market approaching. There are alot of buyers that have been making offers on homes in the last couple of weeks and many of them on the same houses. It's very encouraging...