rapid city homes: Tristan and his WHITEBOARD - Buyer's Video Series Complete Library - 02/21/17 01:40 PM
Tristan and his WHITEBOARD
DONE!  (well - for now....I'm sure I'll find more material to add as time goes on!)
Tristan and his WHITEBOARD Complete Buyer's Video Series Library is now posted!
Now you can start where you want to, stop where you need to, and jump around all day and night.
Watch at 2am!  No reason to be hesitant to start the home buying process with this wealth of information.
Don't do it alone.  Sarah and I are here to help.  We've helped many clients and would be happy to add you to our frame of smiling clients on our … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: New Episodes of Tristan and his WHITEBOARD - The Home Inspection - 01/10/17 02:44 PM
Tristan and his WHITEBOARD - Home Inspection
Now that the offer is signed and accepted, and you've been out all night celebrating...
It's time to rock and roll.
Let's get the home inspection started!
{Yes - you should get a home inspection (see episode 9.4)...}
In Episode 9.1, we break down the contract side of the inspection...time frames, things to expect, what to watch out for.
Episode 9.2 follows up with negotiating with the seller for repairs.
I added Episode 9.3 as there is often much confusion about the difference between the home inspection and the required … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: New Episodes of Tristan and his WHITEBOARD - Buyer's Video Series - 12/13/16 02:50 PM
It's time to go Look at HOMES! (finally, right?)
 We've talked about planning, and websites and preapprovals and more...
Now it's time to get in the car and check out those homes!   (Never fear, WHITEBOARD will stay on the wall...)
Three episodes are released this week:
In Episode #7.1, we talk about the process of looking at homes...how I work as an agent, what you should expect, and a few things to look for.
In Episode #7.2, we discuss buying a for sale by owner home or new construction homes.  There are pros and cons of each!
Finally Episode #7.3 takes … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: How to Buy That Rapid City Home - in video - 11/22/16 02:34 PM
Just released!  Episodes 3 and 4 of Tristan and his WHITEBOARD... 
How Do you Buy A Home?You've probably heard scare stories and stress, stress, stress.  Conquer that stress by coming along with me on Tristan and his WHITEBOARD!
This week, in episode 3, we break down the rapid city home buying process into pieces and give you the quick overview.  We'll go over each stage in detail, but let's talk about where we are going first.
In episode 4, we discuss the importance of having an actual sit down with me (or your favorite REALTOR) BEFORE you go looking at homes.  I … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: Southeast Rapid City Home - City Views! New Price! - 07/28/14 06:50 AM
Southeast Rapid City Home with City Views - it's got a better price!
Seller is ready to move on!  New price of $237,500.

Built in 2004, this split level home is in an awesome southeast Rapid City Neighborhood.  4 bedrooms, 3 baths,  hickory-like cabinets and breakfast bar.  Back deck is perfect for coffee in the morning or checking out the city lights on that perfect Black Hills summer night.

Minutes away from the New Walmart Supercenter (and new commercial businesses popping up around), hospital and medical center, Robbinsdale Park, and even Interstate 90 by taking the southeast connector (Catron … (1 comments)

rapid city homes: Rapid City Homes For Heroes - It Begins!! - 11/05/12 08:20 AM
Rapid City has a new program.  It honors our local heroes.  Those that put their lives on the line for us.  They deserve a nice home.  And we are here to help with Homes for Heroes.Homes for Heroes is a national program that was started after the 9-11 attacks.  A REALTOR was inspired by the sacrifices made by the police, firefighters, care givers, and others that put their lives on the line...and Homes for Heroes was born.  It is now in over 40 states and growing strong.  With the Rapid City Homes for Heroes program, local heroes such as firemen, active … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: Happy Rapid City Home buyers - 09/26/12 07:28 AM
Happy Rapid City Home Buyers...
When everything just comes together, you count your blessings and enjoy the moment.  Tim and Hanna Grace bought a great westside Rapid City home that will suit them and their soon-to-come baby!

What more is there to say?
Give me a call to see how I can help you get into your Rapid City Home.
-  Tristan

rapid city homes: Rapid City market report for June 2012 - Moving Forward - 07/20/12 08:05 AM
How is the real estate market in Rapid City, South Dakota.  For once - similar to other parts of the country...
Low inventory, mulitple offer situations, sellers getting closer to asking price, buyers not being able to "think about" the good stuff.
Especially westside Rapid City.  That seems to be having the most success.
Check out my video about the June Rapid City real estate market on my blog!  
(it was cool - my first ipad video uploaded to youtube.  Much better quality than the laptop camera!)

Not only has the real estate market been hot here … (1 comments)

rapid city homes: May 2012 Real Estate Market Report for Rapid City, SD - 06/15/12 09:15 AM
The May 2012 Real Estate Market Report...on video!!
We've had a similar real estate market as I have been hearing across the country - lower inventories, well priced homes in the right areas of town going quickly, multiple offer situations...
We're even starting to see prices edge up a little more as sellers are getting closer to their asking price.

Check out the rest of the graphs and the video of my mug giving the low down on the full Rapid City Real Estate Market Report.
Happy Buying and Selling,
- Tristan
The Emond TeamPrudential Kaher REALTORSRapid … (1 comments)

rapid city homes: Rapid City SD Real Estate Market - Spring, spring, spring! - 04/20/12 02:59 AM
Ah the lovely Spring real estate market!  With beautiful and uncommon warm temperatures in the Rapid City area, buyers have jumped off the fence (investors, even!) and have made for a busy first few months.
In the single family department, we are about 100 homes down from the same time last year - but have sold just as many as last year.  We are really needing some ready to move into Rapid City homes that are priced right.  And they will sell.  
Prices remain stable and have even inched upward!
Sellers are enjoying a bit more of the driver's seat … (2 comments)

rapid city homes: New Changes to South Dakota Rural Development Housing Program - 09/15/11 10:14 AM

The saying goes:  "Change is good."  Some circumstances make me wonder who came up with that one...
The changes are never ending...with the crazy lending landscape and the government poking their head everywhere, new rules are common and often.
South Dakota's rural development program - which offers 0% down on properties outside of metro city limits (Rapid City and Sioux Falls) to limited income buyers - is making things a bit tougher effective October 1, 2011.
There is some good news in this...the up-front, added on funding fee to process the loan will go from the 3.something percent it was … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: The age old question: Buy or Rent? - 09/15/11 09:47 AM
Well...what should you do?
Buy? Rent? What?

I could bring out all kinds of charts and worksheets and posts and data to show you what you should do on paper.  We would look at how much money you made and how much would go out the door each month.  And then we would consider how long you planned to be in a place.  And calculate this and that.
It does need to be a financially feasible endeavor.  Don't expect to buy a home if you are knee deep in debt, have no cash, and your monthly income would be topped out … (1 comments)

rapid city homes: Great Neighborhood! 3 bedroom Split in Black Hawk - 08/24/11 09:09 AM
3 bedroom, 2 bath split level in great neighborhood in Black Hawk, SD...
Nobody is behind you on this great home in Black Hawk.  New black appliances, good sized rooms, large back deck has just been repainted and is ready for grilling, entertaining, and relaxing.  The bathroom downstairs was just put in last year.  New water heater and the polybutylene pipes have been replaced!
Fully fenced back yard.  One car garage. 
Open house Sunday the 28th from 11 to 1!

Check out more pictures and details at www.6409WestElmwood.com. 
Or call me for your showing!  Happy to help!

rapid city homes: Investment Home near Downtown Rapid City - 08/24/11 08:56 AM
Investment Home near Downtown Rapid City..
2 bedroom, 1 bath single level home on crawl space.  About 900 square feet.  Previously rented easily for $750 per month.  Vacant and ready for new owners and tenants!

- Tristan
Tristan EmondPrudential Kahler REALTORS(r)Rapid City, SDwww.rapidhomesonline.com

rapid city homes: Now you can buy it AND fix it with the same loan! - 05/05/11 11:17 AM
Now you can buy that piece-of-junk home...and fix it up (even get new appliances)...all with the same loan!
It’s called the Streamlined 203K Loan.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA)has had this program available for awhile, but no lenders would fund it.  Now, we are seeing some lenders allow it through the doors.
Basically it works like this:
 You go and get preapproved for a loan.  $100,000 they say.  You find this home that you really like – foreclosed on, needs a lot of work.  And it’s only $50,000.  But FHA won’t finance the home because there is some … (3 comments)

rapid city homes: Executive Rapid City Home with City and Hills Views - just minutes from the hospital! - 04/14/11 10:34 AM
Executive Rapid City Home.  Location, location, location!
City and Black Hills Views on 3.5 acres!Only minutes from the Rapid City Regional Hospital!

3289 Sandstone LaneRapid City, SD
Welcome to your Dream Home! This 4 Bedroom, 3 ½ bath custom home is situated on 3.55 Acres. Enjoy all of the benefits of living in the beautiful Black Hills and be in the City at the same time! This timber frame home features custom oak woodwork, flat-panel solid core oak doors, wide-plank oak flooring, Tiffany lighting, Kohler fixtures, and spectacular views throughout.
The great room has 22-foot ceilings and a … (2 comments)

rapid city homes: New Rapid City listing - 3 bedroom starter home with 1 car garage - 03/10/11 04:35 AM

rapid city homes: Finally - last quarter market stats for Rapid City, South Dakota - 01/12/11 10:00 AM
2010 Last quarter home sale stats for Rapid City, South Dakota:
Wow.  It's the middle of January and I got some big time catching up to do!  Not sure what happened...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years...
But here we go back making things happen!
I've included the market stats showing how homes sold in the Rapid City area for October, November, and December 2010.  Lined them right next to each other so that each column is a month.
This is alot of stinkin' information all at once.  Here are the notable details, in (of course) my most humble opinoin.
Active listings … (0 comments)

rapid city homes: New Rapid City listing - Nice little home on large lot with 4+ car garage! - 11/04/10 10:04 AM

rapid city homes: September 2010 Rapid City Homes market report - It's in! - 10/18/10 04:03 PM
September 2010 Rapid City Homes market report - It's in!
Things are lookin' good.  Summer ended and everyone got back into their regular schedules.  And showings picked up!  Lots of homes on the market (almost 200 more than this time last year) matched with just over 20 more homes sold this month versus last year.  Fewer under contract, showing the stagnant August month we had.
All in all, things chug right along.  Days on market remains about the same, prices continue to edge up, and new construction continues to slowly rebound.

And that's how … (1 comments)

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Tristan Emond

Rapid City Homes Sales Specialist

Rapid City, SD

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Mindful Living Realty

Address: 4447 South Canyon Road, Suite 1, Rapid City, SD, 57702

Office: (605) 593-9367

Mobile: (605) 391-7086

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