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2009 

By Sara Huebener Spring market is upon us!  Market activity has picked up to prove it.  Showings are picking up and inventory is beginning to increase.   First-time homebuyers and those who are upsizing have some of the best opportunities we have seen in years.  And then there are some who, if se...
02/28/2009
Hi everyone, This really sums up what we are seeing in our housing market today...If you have a couple minutes, we think it is worth a look.  It is published by the MPLS Assn of Realtors and was a nice summation of our current housing market.   Click here.   Then scroll down to the article called...
02/24/2009
By Chad Huebener The opening date for Spring Market is February 1, and we are seeing the market come to life in Scott County and Savage as a whole.   We are beginnign to see heavier showing/open house activity as buyers begin searching for homes.  In our West Savage community, inventory is virtua...
02/24/2009
By Sara & Chad Huebener In this market, an offer on a home is precious! While not all-encompassing, there is a belief we hold that goes a little like this: First showing - No offer  =  Indicates initial interest in the home, but after viewing the property, the buyer has ruled out the home in favo...
02/18/2009
By Sara & Chad Huebener Short sales - we are hearing more and more about them, as well as foreclosures.  What exactly is a short sale and how does this differ from foreclosure?  A short sale is the sale of real property where the value of the property is less than the outstanding mortgage and oth...
02/15/2009
By Sara Huebener These days, more than ever before, the status of the real estate market seems to be a hot topic.  The years 2000-2004 were incredible times for the Twin Cities housing market for many local homeowners.  The market was accelerating rapidly, and at its peak, houses were selling fas...
02/12/2009
By Sara Huebener The year 2008 was certainly one like no other.  A market where foreclosures and short sales have become commonplace is certainly uncommon compared to years past.  The year presented new challenges to bringing buyers and sellers together.  (Fortunately, there are some key initiati...
02/10/2009
By Sara Huebener At first glance, the title of this article initially appears to ask whom will purchase your home once it hits the market.  And to a seller, that is the most important component - getting a home sold for the highest price possible, especially in this market, where we have seen dec...
02/05/2009
 This impressive Oak Hills home is now available for a private showing.  (Currently non-MLS) The home boasts a full brick front with three car garage, arched covered entrance with a beveled glass door, and an impressive two-story foyer.  A formal living room and formal dining room adjoin the foye...
02/03/2009
By Sara Huebener The first-time home buyer tax credit is one of the most useful pieces of information we can share with buyers right now.  Even people not looking to buy their first home should know about the credit because the ability and ease in which buyers can make a purchase impacts home sel...
02/03/2009
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