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By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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What is the Lender Criteria for Approving Home Mortgage Loans?   Buying a home is a dream for most Americans.  The process is time consuming, paperwork intensive, and can seem overwhelming to many people. The reality is that the process, like anything other unknown in your life, really isn't as ...
By Ronald Gombach
(The Gombach Group)
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 The Nokomis Knoll Residential Historic District exemplifies one type of urban subdivision that transformed the rural fringe of American cities in the early 20th century. The District stands today as a reflection of community planning and development practices utilized in Minneapolis from 1922 th...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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This question was posed to me by a new client."Why are you showing me the bad things here?" Because it is my job! "Well the other agents that I was with never did that." Well, I am not other agents.  I replied. When I see material facts, I point them out.  That is part of what we are to do.  If w...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
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Mortgage Interest Rates are AWESOMEIn terms of standard conventional 30-yr fixed mortgage rates, the BEST we've ever seen was for just a few days in 2012, when the best clients could get 3.125% - 3.25%.Mortgage interest rates dipped back to 3.25% for a brief time back in July 2016, but since then...
By Bob Elliot
(RE/MAX Advisors)
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According to the National Association of Home Builders, August home builder sentiment met analyst expectations and rose by two points to a reading of 60; July's reading was revised downward to 58. Two out of three components used in calculating the Home Builder Index were higher. Builder sentimen...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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While at the condo in Orange Beach, Al. this storm cloud was rolling in.I check the radar and it was coming right for us.As it neared the shore, it started to back out again.Then i started back towards us and just as it hit the shore it took a 90 degree turn and went down the coast.,Storms do not...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Being gone for over 2 weeks made it hard to keep up with my fantasy teams let alone do an update.So this is the first one since the All Star game.At this stage of the game it is harder to move in position very much, but not impossible. The spread between first ans last was 62 points and now is 63...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Yesterday I took a newer investor to look at distressed properties.WE have looked at a good number and I know what he is looking for.Before we went, I told him what my thoughts were and that none would fit his needs.Still, he wanted to see them. After wer were done looking he said...Bill, I am ti...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Well, it is good to be back to home and work.It is especially nice that the temps are more suitable to outdoor activity.95-100 with the high humidity was not to my liking.Today I was able to breath in the 82/60% air.Yes, I was greeted by our state bird the mosquito, and the flys, but some bug rep...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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If a chair could tell a story I wonder what it would say? Especially this chair.  I saw this chair in a house that was going to be remodeled; I was hired to do all the design selections and then stage it. When I saw the chair I knew it was a classic, well made and had been a stunner in it's day. ...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Here is a video that I did explaining for buyers how not to make an offer!  This applies well for the Minnesota home market and likely to buyers in most areas!  Most buyers look for advice when make an offer from more people then just their agent.   Not every home is priced the same so you dont w...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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It has never been a secrete that I am critical of the GPS system.Well, after 10 days on the road it has proved me right.It works really well on straight long stretches.But it has sent us to the wrong place for hotels and stores 5 times in 10 days.I never use one, but my wife insisted.I will say t...
By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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I'm so glad you asked.  Of course, you know the part where we say, "And here's the kitchen!'  because you can't find it on your own.Most of what you see a Realtor doing is opening doors and pointing out details of what's great or not with a home.  That's 10% of it, here's the low down.1. Give you...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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I love renovation projects and lucky for me I have been doing a lot of them lately for an investor. It's always fun to see old homes with so much character brought back to life. This project was in St. Paul in a great neighborhood. Sadly the house had been neglected with no one living there but n...
By Ronald Gombach
(The Gombach Group)
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The Stevens Square Historic District provides an overview of apartment designs popular in Minneapolis in the period 1912-1926. A standard Renaissance Revival formula is evident on the exterior of most apartment buildings in the District. Nearly all buildings have dark red or dark brown face brick...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Here is just a fun photo...There was two separate storms that as I watched closed the gap and became one.IT is much easier to watch this happen over the water than at home on land and trees.The rain was much needed here in thid area og the coast. 
By Julie Moorhead, A Love of Selling Homes
(Edina Realty, affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway)
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Home Sellers in Annandale, Minnesota....listen carefully to this. Your listing agent is trying to protect your price by recommending that you take control of the home inspection and have it done before a buyer makes an offer.Now I know, you are all saying "Whhhaaatttt"? Why would I do that?Becaus...
By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
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  The market is hot and sellers are in the driver’s seat once again in the housing market. So why in the world would any one of them be expected to kick in for a buyer’s closing costs?  One of the items on the seller’s estimate of proceeds included in every market analysis I do has a place for a ...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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Actually, not everyone is cut out to be a manager of those people.We stopped by a chain restaurant.Very busy, and we felt the food was also slow getting out...for everyone.WE waited 45 minutes.A dad with his 4 boys sat next to us.After about 30 minutes the youngest about 2 was getting hungry and ...
By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
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    Playing basketball outdoors in the summer has it's advantages.  Especially on  a perfect 75 degree day with puffy white clouds, a slight breeze and no humidity. However, in the dog days of summer when the humidity is tropical, the sun is scorching and the mosquitos are rampant, an indoor game...

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