Minneapolis & St. Paul Real Estate Blog ~ by Native Minnesotan Teri Eckholm

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2010 

Looking for a foreclosure, bank-owned or short sale but need to be able to live in the home immediately after closing? Good news is that foreclosures are no longer always trashed, fixer-uppers. Today's foreclosures can be simply AWESOME! This economy has forced builders and responsible homeowner...
10/28/2010
Or maybe something a bit stronger! This was taken last year at Chris Costello's family fun Halloween house in Forest Lake. Chris tries to set up his elaborate display every year weather permitting. It is located on the north side of the lake just off North Shore Trail and it is FREE! For additio...
10/27/2010
My cell phone rang as I pulled into the parking lot of my RE/MAX real estate office in White Bear Lake one afternoon. The caller said he and his fiancée had just driven by a listing of mine and could I show them the inside. My first question is always, “Are you working with a real estate agent?” ...
10/26/2010
A couple of weeks ago, a friend mentioned a new company had opened in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He later realized it was just Fair Isaac now going by the new name, FICO. I was taken aback by the confusion because most people living in the Twin Cities north metro are aware the business analy...
10/25/2010
The City of Ham Lake has a rich history. Incorporated in 1974, Ham Lake became a city after over a hundred years of humble but steady growth. The area was first settled in 1855 by a group of Scottish men on the southwest side of Ham Lake. Though, I can only assume that the lake itself got its na...
10/25/2010
I met with a potential client awhile back. He was interviewing real estate agents as he was going to be relisting his Anoka County acreage home that had been unsuccessfully under contract for a year. As part of my job as an acreage REALTOR®, I walked with the seller around the house, through the...
10/21/2010
There was a nip in the air this morning. Leaves have turned gold, red and yellow and now are blowing all over Anoka County. The fallen acorns have attracted white-tailed deer as they feast in Ham Lake, Columbus and Lino Lakes backyards. It is time to get those autumn chores done to protect our h...
10/20/2010
Some people believe that a foreclosures is the best deal out there for a first time buyer. But this is not always true! Out of the hundreds of homes on the market throughout the Twin Cities and Anoka County only a small percentage are a really good deal!. As a first time buyer, it may be hard to...
10/20/2010
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY October 24th  1-3pm! 6794 Upper 28th St, Oakdale, MN! **SPARKLING** Turnkey Home! 4BR/2BA with heated & insulated 3 Car garage--Beautifully Maintained inside & out!! Plenty of room and driveway to park the boat or RV and still leave room for the at-home mechanic to work in the h...
10/19/2010
But they're not! Out of the hundreds of homes on the market in the Twin Cities only a handful are really good deals. As a first time buyer, it may be hard to tell the gems from the junk because the best deals for a novice homeowner isn't always the one that is the lowest priced. Some deals are h...
10/19/2010
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