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Twin Cities Real Estate mega-agent, and caring Realtor, Barb Goerss, shares information about homes for sale, the Twin Cities real estate market, and answers your questions about buying, selling, or investing in real estate.

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2011 

Want to sell your Grand Avenue, St. Paul house? You would be well-advised to study recent buyer trends when it comes to home priorities. Ron Phipps, president of the National Association of Realtors, lists several noted trends that show what buyers are looking for. Some may surprise you! Among th...
06/30/2011
There is good news and bad news on the horizon if you want to sell your Maple Grove, MN home as a short sale. If you owe more on your mortgage than the house is currently worth and need or want to sell, a short sale is quite possibly your best option. It’s important to state up front that you sho...
06/29/2011
If you’re thinking about selling your Shoreview, MN house, one of the most important things you need to do is something you can’t do: view your house from a detatched, unbiased perspective. Your real estate agent is someone who can help you make important decisions about the price of your home, a...
06/28/2011
Looking for a townhouse in Cottage Grove, MN? You might be wondering if it’s a good investment. The past five years of the real estate downward spiral in the United States has been discouraging for some, but surveys show that most Americans still believe that buying a home is a good way to invest...
06/27/2011
Should you be in the market for a home in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, you might be facing a chicken or egg conundrum: do you find the house you want first, or first get approved for a mortgage? Increasingly the answer is the latter. “It used to be, if you wanted a house, you went out, found a house and...
06/24/2011
If you are selling a home in Mahtomedi, MN and this is your first time as a home seller, the good news is that you have no previous experiences to compare this to. That’s good news because all your previous experiences would have had very little bearing on what it’s like to sell a home in today’s...
06/22/2011
Interested in selling your home in Blaine, Minnesota? You likely know the importance of pricing your home correctly for the market and your area, and have taken care of major repairs and decluttering. But some other surprising factors can help sell your home, as mentioned in this article: 1. Neig...
06/22/2011
If you’re considering purchasing a foreclosure in Maplewood, MN, you should be prepared for the fact that the process will be very little like a standard home purchase. Even if you’ve purchased a house in the past, this article lists some differences that are helpful to know about buying a forecl...
06/21/2011
Roseville, MN is a great place to buy a house and live! With good schools, good shopping and still a small town feel to many of the neighborhoods, it really has everything. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, and are now looking at homes in the area. If so, this article contains some tips on some “do...
06/20/2011
In this final video, Doug discusses how much cash you'll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area.
06/19/2011
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