minnesota real estate: MN Renters - Don't Get Trapped By Rising Rent Prices - 02/23/16 05:10 AM
 MN Renters - Don't Get Trapped By Rising Rent Prices
The article below is from a national publication, KeepingCurrentMatters.com, but the information on continued rent inceases is true in Minnesota, especially in the Twin Cities Metro. 
Data below from Rent Jungle.com
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
Don’t Become Trapped
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com recently reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis”. He warns that,
“Low rental vacancies and a lack of new rental construction are … (0 comments)

minnesota real estate: Twin Cities Real Estate Market Update: "The Skinny" for February 2016 - 02/22/16 09:18 PM
Twin Cities Real Estate Market Update: "The Skinny" for February 2016
Twin Cities real estate inventory of homes continues to be tight making it difficult for home buyers to secure a property of their choice. However, economists are predicting a slow and steady increase in the inventory, prices, and home sales nationwide.
 Watch below:
Contact Marzena M. Melby, REALTOR®, GRI, e-PRO, CDPE. Proudly licensed with Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty in the state of Minnesota
 Visit my website to search homes for sale in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
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minnesota real estate: Minnesota Home Buyers: FHA Costs Going Up... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale - 04/05/11 02:27 AM
 Minnesota Home Buyers: FHA Costs Going Up... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale

Annual MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) on new FHA home mortgages are going up as of April 18, 2011.  The 2.5% increase will affect your monthly payment.
If you are in the market right now, you should work hard in the next couple of weeks to secure a property. 
Some buyers may be prioced out of the market - check with your lender how this change will affect you.
To find a perfect home for you, CALL ME TODAY! 
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minnesota real estate: Twin Cities Weekly Market Activity... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale - 05/04/10 03:19 AM
Twin Cities Weekly Market Activity… by Twin Cities Homes for Sale
Twin Cities Weekly Market Activity
As of May 3, 2010
                                                2010                2009                 % Change
New Listings                             2,147                1,802          +19.1%
Active Listings                         26,354              26,281            +0.3%
Pending Sales                           1,184                1,078            +9.8%
Days on Market until Sale             130                   150            -13.7%
Percent of Original Price
            Received at Sale              94.0%               91.5%        +2.7%
Supply-Demand Ratio
            (# homes … (0 comments)

minnesota real estate: Counselor Realty Receives 2008 Best of Saint Paul Award - 05/08/08 03:38 AM
    Counselor Realty has been awarded as Best of Saint Paul 2008 in the Real Estate Buyer Brokers category by the U.S. Local Business Association. 
    "The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, USLBA members are asked to identify companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success and overall customer satisfaction in their local market and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. "
   "The awards represent excellence in local business and rate the best … (4 comments)

minnesota real estate: Richfield MN homes for sale - 02/26/08 03:58 PM
Are you looking for Richfield homes listed in mls?  If so, the time has never been better than right now to check out some of the great homes that are for sale here in Richfield MN!  Prices are LOW and interest rates are LOW!
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