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SEE NEW LISTINGS AS SOON AS POSSIBLEWith the shortage of homes available, buyers are constantly scouring new listings and often schedule showings the day a property is listed for sale. It is not uncommon for sellers to get an offer on their home the first day on the market.  If you wait a few day...
If you have ever wondered why a property listing shows up as Active, only has “C-SOAP” describing the listing you are likely not alone. It is one of those industry acronyms that not even all insiders understand!“C-SOAP“ means the property is sold Contingent upon the Sale Of Another Property.It us...
As the seemingly endless drop in inventory continues it made me think of the never-ending snowstorm last weekend… it just kept falling, and falling, and falling. Months supply of inventory in March 2018 was 1.7 months, 22.7% below March 2017. That means it would take 1.7 months for the entire sup...
Baby Boomers talk a lot about downsizing. It can be very cathartic… resulting in the biggest reason I see for downsizing, whether or not you are Empty Nesters……FREEDOM! Freedom from taking care of a big house and yard Freedom from high energy bills Freedom from high mortgage payments Freedom to p...
Selling your home is a big undertaking… one which can be overwhelming. Here are some questions suggested by RE/MAX to help you get started… your Realtor can help you answer them! What do I need to sell my home – and what do I need to know? What are the most important factors when selling my home?...
Did you know that over 20 percent of homes are part of some sort of CIC (Common Interest Community)? The most common form of CIC is a condominium, but some townhomes and some single family developments are also part of a CIC with covenants and fees.When you make an offer on a property that is par...
The sellers of 5109 York Avenue South in Minneapolis bought their home nearly 11 years ago precisely because of the neighborhood… highly walkable, with good schools. They outgrew their home but stayed because they didn’t want to give up their amazing location and great neighbors. Only when they f...
There aren’t many experiences that are both as exciting and scary as buying a home. Be careful not to get so swept up in the experience that you don’t keep your wits about you. Here are 5 important things to keep in mind.1. Be realistic about what price is affordable for youKnow what you can affo...
When you sign a Buyer Representation Contract, we are legally obligated to keep your best interests in mind… and the seller pays us on your behalf!Here are just some of the things we do for you…Help you arrange financing Connect you with knowledgeable and reputable mortgage lenders who can help y...
The best way to learn about life in a community is directly from the people who live there. When I asked a current seller to make a list of 10 things she has loved about living in her Golden Valley home, it wasn’t all about the house. Here are some of the things she has loved about living in Gold...

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