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maple grove real estate: Houlihan's in Maple Grove Closing the Doors - 10/15/14 11:04 AM
I have to admit.  Houlihan's in Maple Grove was one of my go to places to get a bite to eat or to meet with clients that preferred a beer over coffee when meeting.  Sadly, it was announced that today (10-15-14) would be the last day the Maple Grove location would be open.  We all understand competition and profit margins, but Houlihans was one of the better places to go and was there at the start of the Maple Grove boom.  Now with literally dozens of places to eat in the Maple Grove area, the newest trendy place get's the business … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: If the Listing Agent Doesn't Know- Your Buyer Agent Better!! - 06/21/14 03:55 PM
You would think after 12 years in real estate, I'd have at least one week where I'm out with buyers on showings that I wouldn't say... I've never seen that before or I can't believe the listing agent didn't know about that.  Honestly, other than the teaching aspect of the home buying process, it's what I enjoy most.  Buyers and Sellers think we do the job for the money or the freedom, but I don't.  I love teaching buyers and educating sellers about their homes, the market and all the nuisance that make real estate exciting to me.  Here is a example I … (1 comments)

maple grove real estate: Tired of looking at SOLD homes on the internet? We have you covered! - 04/11/14 08:41 AM
Data on websites like Zillow, Trulia and many other sites can be out dated and highly inaccurate. One study found that up to 30-40% of the data was incorrect on many sites.
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maple grove real estate: Keller Williams Realty at it Again!! So is the Helmers Group - 02/04/14 12:30 PM
KW ranks and the #2 company worldwide in training for their agents and employees and ranks #1 as the highest rated real estate franchise.  Another reason buyers and sellers chose Keller Williams.  On top of that, the Helmers Grou ranked in the Top 5% of agents in sales for December. The Helmers Group is out working year round to care for our clients needs.  Contact us if you're ready to make a move!


maple grove real estate: Open House of Tears - 09/21/13 11:41 AM
         Today I was sitting in an Open House today and a neighbor came in, said hello and then walked around taking a look at the home.  I asked her a few questions about her needs, wants and future plans and provided her the property information and how to reach me.  She looked sad, distant and like she was about to cry. I asked her if everything was ok and as she was about to answer, another couple arrived and she ducked out the door.

The next couple came in and stopped to have a lengthy chat and … (2 comments)

maple grove real estate: Your 2013 Fall Tailgating Guide - 09/10/13 06:04 AM
Its fall and my favorite time of year both personally and professionally!
On a personal level, I love the change of season, the turning of the fall colors, the cool breeze and most of all, I love fantasy football, tailgating and going to football games either high school, college or pro.
On a professional level, opposite of most agents, I tend to sell more homes in the fall.  I have never believed in the idea homes only sell in spring or summer.  There is half the competition in fall that here is in summer, buyers tend to be more serious if … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: Highly Desired Maple Grove End Unit Town Home! - 09/07/13 09:01 AM


maple grove real estate: The Greatest Mobile Property Search App Ever! - 08/07/13 09:58 PM
I know right?  The greatest mobile app for searching for homes for sale sounds too good to be true.  Well not for residents in Minnesota that are looking for an app that allows them to search by true GPS mapping and not by cell towers.  This new app allows for Map search, List search, Detail search and Area search and it lets you contact an agent direct from the app by phone, text or email to ask questions or to set up a showing so you can be the first one in the door.  Looking for a new home?  Get this … (3 comments)

maple grove real estate: Dang It's Hot! How to Save Money in the Summer! - 07/18/13 03:19 AM
Today I'm going to step into my old roll as a contractor and give you some ideas on how to save money on your A/C bill and how to lengthen the life of your unit.
Step 1- Remove any grass, weeds, leaves and dirt from the unit.  At least 2 feet away.  The biggest ting to know is the unit needs to breath.
Step 2- Turn off the power to the unit and clean it!  The condenser coils when plugged lower the units use and life expectancy and need to be cleaned at least twice a summer.  Once after all the … (27 comments)

maple grove real estate: Maple Grove MN Post Office Alternative - 01/09/13 01:25 AM
Hello!  Today I'm going to try and save Maple Grove, Plymouth and New Hope residents a little time.  As many of you know, the post office in Maple Grove is generally packet to the door and wait times can be long and sometimes seem never ending.  Face it, they have a small branch in a very, very busy city.  The city has far outgrown this post office and they are often short staffed and in some cases you can tell by the temperament of some of the employees.

Well, I found a hidden gem for residents living in southern Maple … (1 comments)

maple grove real estate: Maple Grove MN Polar Bear Plunge Feb. 2 1pm - 01/06/13 02:44 AM
It's that time of year again and the Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Minnesota is hoping you will come out and take the plunge or at least donate to their cause of helping the Special Olympics.  This year the Polar Bear Plunge will take place at Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove Minnesota on Feb. 2. 
Residents from all the communities surrounding Maple Grove are encouraged to participate in some way, whether attending the event, donating to the cause or maybe volunteering your time.  So far to date to events scheduled throughout Minnesota have raised $616,349 with over 3169 "Plungers" … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: Preparing Under Ground Storage Tanks for Winter - 12/03/12 06:52 AM
In my market, we have a very diverse set of housing from luxury mega homes, condos, townhomes and farms with everything likely in between.  It's one of the reasons I love the west side.  With this in mind, today I wanted to make sure to remind everyone with an in ground septic system or active wells to make sure and prep them for winter.  I know, this seems like a routine maintenance item but every year there are hundreds of systems that freeze up and are damaged and the cost can be significant to fix or replace a system.  There is … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: Buy Now Rather Than Spring 5 Reasons Why! - 11/28/12 04:15 PM
Based on past markets through as long as real estate sales have been tracked, it looks like we may be in for another grand rally in the real estate market.  Based on local prices, demand, recent mortgage rates and an improving economy, we may be at the start of another huge run on housing..  Here are reasons to consider when making your decision of buying.
Shrinking Inventories
Inventories are declining in most markets in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.  Lack of inventory and an increase in demand could and likely will lead to higher prices in the spring from sellers … (2 comments)

maple grove real estate: Hard to Find One Level Ling in Maple Grove - 08/02/10 05:07 PM
Check out this wonderful virtual tour of a great one level town home in Maple Grove. Surrounded by nature area with walking and biking trails make this a great location to settle into. Features include ceramic tile foyer and kitchen, master suite with walk-in closet and walk through bath. Separate shower and whirlpool tub, maple floors, breakfast area and much more! … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: 10 "Must Have" Home Features for 2010 - 02/08/10 08:49 PM
Recently AVID Ratings released their annual surnvey of home buyers for 2010 and found these features as the top ten must haves in a new home.
1. Large kitchen with an island 2. Energy efficient appliances, insulation, and windows 3. Home office / study 4. Main-floor master suite 5. Outdoor living room 6. Ceiling fans 7. Master suite soaker tubs 8. Stone and brick exteriors 9. Community landscaping, including walking paths & playgrounds 10. Two-car garages
Check out the entire article by Steve Kerch for MarketWatch.
If you are ready to look for some of these features in your … (3 comments)

maple grove real estate: Several Foreclosures Coming to Soon in Maple Grove - 11/27/09 05:47 PM
Our teaqm has several foreclosures coming to market in the Maple Grove area in the months of March, April and May.  We currently have two townhomes, a single family home and a side by side duplex that area possed to available soon.  Call or e-mail me to be notified of regarding the property information and pricing so you can be the first in the door when they become available. 

maple grove real estate: Metro Area Housing Statistics. - 11/06/09 03:16 PM
Market changes drastically from last year with pending and closed sales up significantly from this time last year.  Expect prices to show a slight bump due to frenzied first time buyer activity trying to get into a home before the now extended tax credit was to expire.  The volume of first time buyers entering the market and purchasing foreclosures at break neck speed with show as an aberration in the coming months as the rush will be over and we will enter into a seasonal slow down.  However, if your considering selling your property this summer, you may want to push … (0 comments)

maple grove real estate: Vikings/Gopher Football Schedulea Available. - 10/03/09 07:59 PM
We over ordered football schedules this year and are offering to send anyone interested in a magnetic Vikings/Gophers combo schedule for free.  E-mail with your name and address and we'll send you the magnetic schedule or if you request, we can e-mail you a copy in adobe format that you can print for your office or kids rooms.


maple grove real estate: Maple Grove Real Estate Trends - 09/22/09 12:22 AM
Here is this months market report showing trends for the Maple Grove area.
Trends show median sale prices are still showing signs of depreciation in Maple Grove.  The vast majority of sales in this area are still foreclosures which are impacting on this number.  Marketing times year to date have had a very small increase of just 2 additional days over last years numbers.  Total inventory is down 12% and closed sales are slightly lower.  Signs still point to sellers pricing their homes higher than the market is willing to pay, but the numbers also show sellers are being are more likely to negotiate on an offer rather … (0 comments)

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