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2015 

The Twin Cities has a strong and relatively stable real estate sales market. With a 7.4% increase in new listings from 2014, with a total of 2,187. Pending sales increase 29.4% to 1,488 Pending sales, and tightening inventory was observed with of 2.9% to a total available for sale in the metro to...
05/28/2015
Sellers: Here are a few tips to getting your home ready to sell! Thoughtful real estate agents, industry insiders, and even more importantly potential homebuyers notice, even the smallest of details. Here are 8.5 that can help a seller get a home ready to show and sell for top $$$. Cleaning and m...
05/25/2015
Whether you are thinking of purchasing a home with an HOA to live in, or as a possible rental (investment) you need to carefully consider the potency and the purpose of Home Owner Associations. They primarily exist to retain market value of the units. How that is specifically accomplished, who "r...
05/21/2015
Minneapolis is the best place in the United States for people who love and live to ride their bikes. For its rankings, Walk Score factored in the number of bike lanes, hills, destinations and road connectivity, and the share of local workers’ commutes traveled by bicycle. In celebration of Bike t...
05/15/2015
HOMESNAP is the ultimate new "toy" for frenzied "home curious" types that need new fixes of technology to curbe their cravings....Founded in 2008 and based in Washington DC, Homesnap is a trusted real estate search platform for people to explore homes and search MLS real estate listings -- online...
05/15/2015
 If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate, and are not sure who you may want to represent you.....or even if wondering  if hiring an agent is something you "really need" to do, well then there is an alternative to give you more options, on YOUR terms.... Oh yes, and it is FREE to use,...
05/05/2015
Who wouldn't want to live near the Mall Of America?The Mall of America is located on the eastern edge of the town of Bloomington, Minnesota.It is not only the largest mall in the United States, it is also the 12th largest mall in the world....  See ALL Real Estate (including bank owned, foreclosu...
05/04/2015
The Mall of America is located on the eastern edge of the town of Bloomington, Minnesota(Appx 86,000 people) It is not only the largest mall in the United States, which it is. It is actually the largest mall in all of North America, and the 12th largest mall in the world.... (Most of the biggest ...
05/03/2015
Whenever you hear advice from people who are trying to make money on that particular purchase, it makes me wonder.... Is it really true, or just "sales speak" to get me to buy something I don't really need. Well, in this article, Vera Gibbons with Zillow paints 4 mighty powerful and plausible rea...
05/03/2015
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