keller williams brainerd lakes: Time to start Moving Along! - 04/26/16 12:41 PM
 
 
While ideal weather is one of the main advantages to selling
your home in the Spring, another advantage is that the children do not have to be moved in mid-school year. When a buyer purchases a home in the Spring or early Summer, they are most likely to move in during the  Summer. That means plenty of time for the kids to adjust and adapt to the area before the new school year begins. They may even make a friend or two in their new neighborhood  before the first day of school.
Interest rates are still low! Properties that are ready for the market … (3 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: What is HAFA? - 10/05/11 05:32 PM
HAFA is another one of those terms thrown about in Short Sale discussions and pronounced Hoffa or Halfa. It has not been the most successful of the Short Sale program attempts but is far more successful than the loan modification programs. No matter how you choose to pronounce it, the letters stand for Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative. HAFA sets a structured time frame for the Short Sale process but does not always hit their own goals. None the less, the financial incentive to homeowner's is a powerful carrot to dangle as the journey is long and stressful to a successful closing. … (1 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: This Month in the Brainerd Lakes Real Estate Market - 07/09/11 03:57 AM
Rates are at a record low after steadily declining throughout May, primarily due to uncertainty in the global and domestic economies. While these incredible rates represent a significant savings for home buyers, experts note that for the benefits to fully be realized, lending conditions must loosen so more buyers can take advantage of them. As overall economic activity gets back on track, rates will likely rise to keep inflation in check. In other words, the window of opportunity for buyers to lock in these historically low interest rates may not remain open much longer.
In our lovely Brainerd Lakes are of … (0 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Interest Rates for June 2,2011 - 06/02/11 05:32 PM
The Brainerd Lakes area is looking like a the summer playground that it is.  With our sky blue waters and lush green fields and forests, there is something for everyone. Right now with our inventory of homes on most lakes and other desirable locations, one's attention goes to the interest rates for mortgages and they are looking good, as well.
 
 
 
 
 

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keller williams brainerd lakes: Interest Rates are Creeping UP - 02/14/11 05:01 PM
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keller williams brainerd lakes: LESS Than Perfect - 12/25/10 03:46 PM
 
Selling your home?  Being ready to show at a moment's notice and knowing what to do and what not to do- takes some experience and training and life.
 
In my last post I described the process of getting ready to list my house for sale.  I think it important to share some things I learned in that process and the additional knowledge I gained from the experts that actually do the work of selling homes, Realtors(r).  Remember, we were not selling a vacant home, but even at that, based on what I learned with this (pending) sale, I might … (4 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Why Not You? - 12/25/10 06:03 AM
This is Christmas Day and by now most of you will have already opened your gifts and had some good things to eat! This is perhaps the most celebrated holiday in the entire world. Gift giving is core to the message of Christmas." For unto this world a child was born", a gift for all mankind who believe. Jesus gave the best gift of all- the sacrifice of a sinless life-heaped with the sins of mankind. None of use could give a gift like this-"for all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God". But we can share this … (4 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Interest Rates for December 11, 2010 - 12/11/10 03:13 AM
Interest rates are going up ever so slightly, but going up just the same. We are in a market where historically everything is set just for you to make a home purchase.  With the huge inventory to choose from, motivated sellers, a multitude of distressed properties priced under market and low interest rates - what are you waiting for?  Looking to invest in a rental and have the renters make your payments? Thinking of finally buying that lake cabin you have always wanted? Think fast!
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keller williams brainerd lakes: Real Estate news for the month of October for the Twin Cities area of Minnesota - 11/01/10 01:23 PM
The monthly Skinny in Real Estate for the Twin Cities area of our wonderful state of Minnesota. What is happening in real estate this month? Where is the direction of real estate moving to? From the present and looking into the future- the skinny gives you the latest information on our real estate market. … (0 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: The Monthly Skinny for the Twin Cities, MN October 2010 - 10/25/10 04:50 PM
Wondering what is happening in the real estate market for October in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota?  This video will give you insight into our area market and the latest skinny. Short Sales, foreclosures and traditional sales all compare as well as apples and oranges -both are fruit but have quite different tastes.
Need some help with any of the above in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota- just give me a call.
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keller williams brainerd lakes: Gull Lake-Cinosam Club - 09/30/10 05:34 PM
Looking for a two bedroom year around residence to come to and Swim in Gull or fish in the many nearby lakes. The famous Cinosam Club has low taxes, low club dues and a peaceful atmosphere much like it was years ago when founded. What has changed is this property. Completely updated full bathroom, new roof, new interior paint,steel siding and newer windows- wow. What are you waiting for? … (0 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: The Monthly Skinny for the Twin Cities, MN September 2010 - 09/29/10 05:22 PM
Wondering what is happening in the real estate market for the Twin Cities Metro area of Minnesota? Watch the Skinny Video and pick up some tips on still getting properties sold as we move into our slower sales time of the year. It is busy right now with most everyone getting ready for snuggling in for our long cold winters. September's skinny just for you! … (0 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Easy Seasonal Centerpiece - 09/15/10 04:36 PM
It is Fall here in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota and the trees are starting to show their brilliant colors.
Instead of the traditional floral arrangement on a dining room table , buffet table, or counter  consider a simple, elegant arrangement of seasonal produce.
Think about Fall's unusual fruits and foliage, and let them inspire you. Search your local farmer's market or grocery store for gourds, nuts in the shells, and bring out your faux fruits and or veggies. Use treated or silk oak and maple leaves with real dried twigs.  When arranged on tiered cake stands, these harvest-time items … (14 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Interest Rates for September 7, 2010 - 09/07/10 03:39 AM
     What is happening today in the world of finance, real estate and slightly rising interest rates for home buyers?
Although there was a slight increase from yesterday's closing rates- rates are still rock bottom.
If you are buying and if you are borrowing money to buy- then get moving.
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keller williams brainerd lakes: Love, Sacrifice and Bravery- Thank you! - 08/21/10 03:52 AM
     This video speaks of love, sacrifice and bravery- both for those men and women in our armed forces and those they leave behind. Everyday those serving in our armed forces risk their lives to bring peace and stability to other regions of the world and to ensure that ours is kept here in the USA. They have marketable skills, they have training and educational backgrounds- they are employable- they could pursue an easier job back home, but they sacrifice for you and for me.  It costs them, it costs their families and I am so grateful that they willing go … (3 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Crow Wing County Fair Joke - 08/04/10 02:51 AM
     While working in my Keller Williams/ Re$ale Design booth at the Crow Wing County Fair, this bit of humor came my way. The fair is an interesting place with many fashion and cause statements being made and jokes flying.  Yesterday was HOT with a Heat Index of 101 outside. I was in a metal building with little ventilation and many people. Hopefully today will be cooler and maybe I will hear another joke for you.      A DEA officer stops at a ranch in South Dakota, and talks with an old rancher.  He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect … (4 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Central Mn Vietnam War Memorial - 07/29/10 05:52 PM
 
Have we forgotten those who served and sacrified in the Vietnam War and were so unsupported by many in the US along with celebrities who sacrificed nothing!
 

Central Mn Vietnam War Memorial
In Eastman Park at Lake George downtown St Cloud stands the Central Minnesota Vietnam War Memorial. Carved in granite, an American soldier and South Vietnamese soldier represent the 2 countries who fought side by side during the war, and above their heads flies their countries flags.
You'll never be forgotten, carved in granite, at the feet of the the 2 soldiers. The memorial was created due to the efforts of Hoa … (3 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: Soon it Will be Crow Wing County Fair Time! See You There! - 07/26/10 01:19 AM
     I will soon be setting up my Keller Williams/Re$ale Design & Home Staging booth at our Crow Wing County Fair in Minnesota.The Crow Wing County Fair will celebrate its 113th year anniversary in 2010! The fair was organized in 1897 and fairs were held in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Crosby before permanently locating in Brainerd in 1937. The 1897 fair was held at grounds owned by M. K. Swartz located just east of the 1900 block on East Oak Street. In 1938 the fair was held at the Brainerd Armory and beginning in 1939 at the Mill Avenue fairgrounds where … (0 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: "X" marks the spot!!!! - 07/21/10 03:45 AM
 
This really should be an OLE and LENA joke!
Good clean fun.......................
 
A bit of light humor for the end of the day.   Things seam to be a bit tense so enjoy!
Bob and Fred are out in the boat fishing.  They are having a great time and the fish are biting non-stop also.
"This is the best day of fishing we have ever had", said Bob.
"It sure has, to bad we couldn't mark this spot for the next time", replied Fred.
Bob reaches into his tackle box and pulls out a big marker and puts a big 'X' … (3 comments)

keller williams brainerd lakes: A Buyers' Agent Is Just As Valuable As A Buyer To A Worthy Listing Agent - 07/21/10 03:14 AM
 
Not returning my phone calls. do not want to give me access into YOUR listings because you want a hogger?
 
Marketing to real estate agents is as important a task as marketing to potential buyers.  Co-broke agents are the crux of our business.  We love to see agents from near and far, and the further out they are from the better the chance of closing that buyer.  When an agent from Boston, or one of its suburbs, drives to Franklin, it's realistic to think that a reservation will follow.  Agents do not like to waste their time, nor do … (1 comments)

 
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