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Although we as United States citizens are not exactly revered these days (and have not been for quite a long time), at least we can stick it to the rest of the world in the winter Olympic games.  It is great to see these athletes exuding so much pride as they represent us as a nation.  We are cur...
The median sales price of traditional homes (excluding foreclosures and short sales) in January was $198,000, down 7.9 percent from a year ago. Lender-mediated properties posted a January figure of $125,000, an increase of 3.3 percent from a year ago. There were 2,736 signed purchase agreements i...
After 41 consecutive months, four Super Bowls and a presidential election, the Twin Cities housing market finally posted a median sales price that was higher than the same month a year ago. The January median sales price of $157,000 was a 1.3 percent increase from last January's mark of $155,000....
Week of February 15, 2010 What to Watch For    The Twin Cities housing market at the beginning of 2010 continues to look similar to the Twin Cities housing market at the beginning of 2009. There were 1,848 new listings for the week ending February 6, a 3.8 percent increase from the same week las...
First Time Homebuyer Program In the market for your first home? Whether you are buying an existing home or building a new one, the Dakota County CDA's First Time Homebuyer Program provides a financial resource to make your purchase successful. Current interest rate: 4.99% Program Eligibility Home...
  Brooklyn Park's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Homebuyer Assistance Program is now available!  Brooklyn Park has $500,000 available to help people buy foreclosed and vacant homes for owner-occupancy. The program includes up to $10,000 in down payment assistance, up to $25,000 in rehab...
Week of February 8, 2010 What to Watch For As winter continues its streak of cold and snow, sales activity in the Twin Cities housing market is moving along at a pace you'd expect for the season and at about the same pace as a year ago. Pending sales for the week ending January 30 came in at 650...
I am sure that most salespeople in our industry attend the regular weekly or monthly meeting.  The sales manager asks you to contribute ideas of what you are doing to help the "Team".  What works, what does not work, what secrets do you have, etc.  The problem with this is simple, we work in a 10...
Christopher Larson, Loan Officer River City Mortgage When a marriage ends in divorce, the lives of those involved are changed forever. During this time of upheaval, one thing that shouldn’t have to change is the credit status you’ve worked so hard to achieve.   Unfortunately, for many, the experi...
Program Highlights:  - Up to $10,000 for down payment assistance! - Current interest rates are very competitive!  - Must be a first time home buyer  - Max Purchase price     -  $276,683 for Single Family Residence      - $389,205 for a Duplex  *Borrower must apply with a loan officer that has com...

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