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2010 

By Sara Huebener The pendulum continues to swing to the side of over-protectiveness, without regard to the long-term impact on our housing market.   Just as we are beginning to see signs of stabilization and recovery, FHA is proposing a series of increases in fees and changes that would impact th...
01/27/2010
Just Listed in Savage!  This 5BR 3BA former PARADE OF HOMES MODEL has many updates, and pride of ownership shows! The Kitchen has brand new stainless appliances, including a Fisher-Paykel, two-drawer dishwasher. A high, wood-vaulted ceiling flows between the kitchen and living room, adding tremen...
01/22/2010
By Chad Huebener Lenders have long known it was coming, and many prayed it would go away.  But it is here to stay.   Effective January 2010, major changes have just been put into place regarding lending practices when it comes to purchasing a home.  The intent of the change is to make it easier f...
01/17/2010
Inventory has dropped in Southbridge, and sales have cooled.  But do not become discouraged.  The holidays stalled activity for a time, but unlike January 2009, this month has been unusually "abuzz" with inquiries of people investigating the market.  Short sales and foreclosures continue to be pr...
01/17/2010
By Sara Huebener   Inventory in West Savage has begun a slow upward crawl, up two listings from last month's inventory, as those getting a head start on the spring market seek to take advantage of the narrow window of opportunity afforded to existing homeowners.  (Those who have lived in their ho...
01/17/2010
JUST LITSED! Immaculate 4BR 2BA home has been completely redone on the inside.  New paint and carpet throughout entire home.   Many upgrades including hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, updated lighting, ceiling fans, large deck, full fenced backyard, 9-zone in-ground sprinkler system, 3-car hea...
01/11/2010
There are a lot of hurdles to getting a home sold.  After the transaction survives a majority of the hurdles, a final, important hurdle remains:  the home inspection.   A vast majority of buyers hire an inspector to determine the condition of the home and its mechanical components prior to sale. ...
01/11/2010
Just this week we were talking with a client who informed us that now that her she is done raising her children and they are moved out,  she is planning on selling her larger two story home in Savage and moving to a condo.   Her future plans including living there for a period of time  as she beg...
01/09/2010
Just Listed in West Savage - Oak Hills Neighborhood!   9320 134th Street W.  - Oak Hills Neighborhood of Savage Welcome to 9320 134th Street.  This home boasts 3 levels of living space, loaded to the hilt with almost every upgrade offered by the builder.  A full brick front and large arched entry...
01/04/2010
The following article was one we recently compiled for The Pointe Neighborhood's Association newsletter.   It was published in December 2009.  Winter in Minnesota is often associated with a slowdown in the housing market.  It's no secret that most prospective sellers wait to enter the real estate...
01/04/2010
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