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Scam Alert--Grant Deed for Sale Letters Hit Homebuyers Mailboxes! - 03/31/12 02:53 PM
Does a Homeowner need copy of Grant Deed? A client sent me an email earlier this week from regarding a letter that arrived in their mailbox that day. Sherry and her fiancé had bought an Anoka County house late last year . This letter strongly suggested it was important to purchase a copy of their grant deed for their records. My well-educated clients were confused by the strange wording in the letter. They began to question their instincts…Did they need this “grant deed and property file” as the Record and Retrieval Company of Champlin was suggesting? The short answer (51 comments)
Love em or hate em...Everyone has an opinion on Peeps! In my opinion they are barely edible but I have one son that loves them! We visited Mall of America in Bloomington this weekend and they have a new store devoted to the Peep. It's not just a candy store either...though there are Peeps and every flavor of Mike and Ike you can imagine! They also have socks, t-shirts and assorted Peep related gifts. I do have to admit, I kind of like the glowing giant Peep at the center of the store. (16 comments)
Amazing Foreclosures! Bank-Owned Homes on Lakeshore and Acreage in the Minneapolis/St Paul North East Metro! - 03/14/12 04:33 PM
Looking for a foreclosure, bank-owned or short sale on lakeshore in the north east Minneapolis/St Paul metro area? Not all lakehome foreclosures are handyman specials requiring extensive rehab work. Today's lakehome foreclosures can be AWESOME--Inside and out! This economy forced responsible homeowners to let amazing properties go back to the bank. Many are still in very good condition...some might need some work or rehab financing. There are bank-owned, lakeshore homes on the market that may require a bit of cleanup or a few cosmetic changes but there some are in move-in, MINT condition too. Here are a few of the (4 comments)
Curb Appeal Tips to Sell Minnesota Home Fast Inventory is down in the Minneapolis/St. Paul north and east metro but what will happen come spring? If all the calls I have been receiving from interested home sellers are an indication, the market is going to be competitive. This means that homeowners that want to see a sold sign in front of their Minnesota home sooner rather than later, will make Curb Appeal a priority as they prepare their home inside and out! Last week, I had the opportunity to show a “just listed” Forest Lake home a few days (9 comments)
Irish Eyes will be Smiling in Minnesota on St. Patrick’s Day! - 03/11/12 06:36 AM
St Patrick's Day Events St. Paul Minneapolis March 17th an official holiday is a semi-official holiday in Minnesota! Growing up as a Irish-woman in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area made St. Patrick's Day a fun event. (Okay...I'm only a quarter Irish but on St. Pat's day, whose counting?) From time to time our family attended the parade on the east side of the river in downtown St Paul. One time we even jumped into the parade and strolled down the street under the “Flaherty”banner. There were meals of home cooked corned beef and cabbage, though I much prefer a Shamrock Shake. We (9 comments)
The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent - 03/10/12 08:25 PM
There are so many good REALTORs out there...We are all individuals and finding a good agent is essential when selling or purchasing a home. My friends Bob and Lisa Hammerstein, do an excellent job explaining the benefits of using a REALTOR when buying or sellling a home. Via Robert and Lisa Hammerstein, Realtors® Coldwell Banker, Pascack Valley Area (Bergen County New Jersey Homes For Sale 201-218-6802): The Benefits of Using A Real Estate AgentYou may be in the process of Buying or Selling a Home and wondering "What Are The Benefits Of Using A Realtor ®?" Well, You Must Read This..... If you (3 comments)
First Time Homebuyer’s Real Estate Word for Today is Truth-In-Housing - 03/04/12 12:19 PM
First Time Homebuyer Word Truth in Housing In a past episode of Cash Cab, an Emmy award winning television game show, a taxi full of contestants with stumped by the acronym, FSBO. As a REALTOR® in the Minneapolis/St. Paul north and east metro, I was a bit surprised “For Sale By Owner” eluded them. That is until I remembered the times a glazed look came over my buyer’s eyes when I mentioned escrow and earnest money. These real estate terms are easily be confused with other real estate financial terms like down payment or cash to close. It became apparent (2 comments)
Home Ownership Still Trumps Apartment Life—Especially IF there's a Spot for Grandma! - 03/01/12 12:02 PM
Homebuyers for Multigenerational Acreage Homes When I started selling real estate over a decade ago, one of my very first clients was a family: mom, dad, two daughters, three horse AND a grandma! My goal as a REALTOR® was to find a home on acreage that accommodates horses within the Forest Lake School District that had a mother-in-law apartment for grandma. There weren’t too many options at the time. Sure the market was overloaded with McMansions on small lots but few homes were designed to accommodate a multigenerational family with horses. We did eventurally find a Scandia home that would (3 comments)
First Time Home Buyer Statistical Snapshot of Wyoming MN Home Sales - 03/01/12 11:59 AM
First Time Homebuyer Real Estate Wyoming MN Wyoming, MN is an excellent place for a first time homebuyers to start a home search in the northeast Minneapolis/St Paul area. There are a variety of choices ranging from single family split level homes to affordable detached townhomes. As in most neighborhoods, the best priced homes go fast! First time homebuyers looking for a Wyoming MN home in 2012 will be able to take advantage of the extremely low interest rates hovering around 4%. Being ready with your mortgage pre-approval before an offer or risk disappointment as several homes have sold in (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyer Statistical Snapshot of White Bear Lake MN Home Sales - 03/01/12 11:33 AM
First Time Homebuyer Real Estate White Bear Lake MN First time homebuyers love exploring the opportunities in the White Bear Lake area. There are a good number of options from single family starter homes to townhomes but the best homes do sell quickly. First time homebuyers looking for a White Bear Lake home in 2012 and wanting to take advantage of the low interest rates need to be preapproved for their mortgage. Being ready to write their offer before stepping over the threshold of a potential first home in White Bear Lake is necessary to avoid disappointment. White (0 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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