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Many people dream of living on a Minnesota lake...Or even just close enough to fish every night after work. This summer it could be a reality as lake homes are selling at rock bottom prices. Depending on what your needs are you can live on a private full recreational lake in Lino Lakes for around $350K, enjoy the banks of Shoreview's Lake Wabasso for just under $325K or dock your boat on Coon Lake in Anoka County for $69,900! Yes...Minnesota's beautiful lake shore is affordable and this summer there are plenty of options! (12 comments)
Perfect Timing—In Real Estate, Does it Exist? - 06/18/11 09:51 PM
Years ago, my then 3 year old son wanted us to videotape him singing a song. He was not like most toddlers, wanting to record Twinkle Twinkle or a quick chorus of Happy Birthday on tape. No, he loved the Hal Ketchum song, Small Town Saturday Night and wanted us to record him singing the entire song. I can still see him start the first few lines then pause with his blonde head bobbing slowly as he concentrated. We stopped the camera and asked if he forgot the words. He said of course not and started again. But again he paused (20 comments)
Chisago County Home Buyers CAN still 100% Financing with USDA Program! - 06/16/11 04:35 PM
You want to own your own home. You know that prices are very affordable and interest rates are extremely attractive. But rising gas prices and a weak economy leaves you struggling to save for that down payment. Sound familiar? Most loan officers will tell you that a conventional mortgages can require 5, 10 or 20% for a down payment. Even government backed FHA loans will require that buyers have a minimum of 3.5% of their own funds to invest in their home. Our veterans have always had a wonderful zero down program available and the VA loan program is still a (4 comments)
Completing the Minnesota Seller’s Disclosure Form—What is a Unique Well Number? - 06/12/11 05:26 PM
The seller’s disclosure form for residential real estate in Minnesota is currently nine pages long. It may seem like a lot of pages, but if your home was built after 1978 and has city water and sewer, there are more. If a home was built prior to 1978, the seller must fill out the two page federal disclosure regarding lead based paint. If a home has a septic system, the seller needs to complete a three page disclosure for subsurface sewage treatment systems. And if a home has ever had a well for water, there is a specific three page disclosure (8 comments)
What is that Terrible Smell? Your Pet Could be Killing Your Home Sale! - 06/09/11 05:26 PM
I love my cat but I have to admit, when that noxious cat box odor wafts up the stairs from the basement on a rare occasion, it makes me crazy. I notice it immediately and take care of the terrible smell as soon as possible. And I don't have my home listed for sale either. We Americans LOVE our Pets. Dogs, Cats, Bunnies, Monkeys, Rats...you name it. We let them sleep in our beds and eat in our kitchens. We buy and cook them special foods. We dress them up and treat them like the members of the family that they (6 comments)
In Minnesota we have a choice with our hibiscus plants, bring them indoors and hope they survive the eight months of less-than-ideal weather for tropical plants or rebuy them in the spring from Linder's or Bachman's. Up until last year, we chose the latter. But last fall we decide to take the plants in off our Ham Lake front porch and they survived,..though a bit ragged as our cat enjoyed chewing on the foliage. This was the first flower in late April after months in our somewhat cold sunroom. The conditions were not perfect but the plants survived. This (11 comments)
Avoiding a Home Buyer Headache! - 06/08/11 04:07 PM
Don’t you hate when you forget the simple things? Like this morning, I have all my vitamins and allergy medications set out to take first thing when I wake up but today I realized at noon, I hadn’t taken them. No biggie…except for the generic Allegra that keeps away sinus headaches. By lunchtime it was too late and the headache had already started. Oh well, it won’t last for too long. This reminds me of a rather expensive headache that a homebuyer could experience if they don’t take care of the simple things in a timely manner. Filing for homestead is (0 comments)
Minnesota Lakeshore Dreams Come True! Lake Homes ARE Affordable! - 06/08/11 12:13 PM
Are you one of those people who dream of living on a Minnesota lake? Would you love to wake up in the morning to the sound of a loon’s call? Would you love to spend evenings watching the sun set slowly over the waves of your own shoreline?. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, many would-be lake home owners gave up the dream as prices skyrocketed on lakeshore. The lake home dream was out of reach for the average home buyer. As prices shot up, the average person couldn’t afford to live on the lake anymore. Just a decade ago, (0 comments)
Brilliant Sunsets right outside YOUR door! Only a relocation allows this wonderful lakeshore property to be available. With brilliant sunsets on private, full recreational Reshanau Lake, This is the perfect place to move into and never leave! A nature lover's paradise-This home is located on a 0.44 acre lot with mature trees and 100 ft of lakeshore. Swim, fish, sail or jet ski on this private lake. With no public boat access, Reshanau is only accessible to the homeowners on the lake!
2010 Real Estate Sales Statistics for Anoka, Chisago, Washington Counties—Snapshot VS Detailed Report - 06/01/11 12:42 PM
Real estate marketing statistics can be confusing. Local television news reports can seem to be conflicting and if you are a home owner or home buyer, you may have trouble understanding what you hear. Just last year the news reporters were proclaiming fantastic news that the market had turned the corner in the Twin Cities metro area. Now the news is gloom and doom again as we are in the lowest valued market since the bubble burst. Foreclosures and short sales have caused a significant decline in the market value of homes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. And last year’s tax (10 comments)
Theresa "Teri" Eckholm/REMAX Specialists assists Minnesotans to find their way home with helpful tips and quality service. Dedication to customer service has made Teri the REALTOR® of choice for families in Blaine, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and Wyoming areas. Licensed in MN.
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