home sellers: Add Value to Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements - 07/04/20 05:39 PM
Add Value to Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements
 
Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.
The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And they don’t require a lot of specialized skills or experience. So grab your toolbox, then get ready to boost your home’s appeal AND investment potential!
 
Spruce Up Your LandscapingLandscaping improvements can increase a home’s … (3 comments)

home sellers: When is the Best Time to Buy a House? - 02/04/20 07:38 AM
We hear this question the most from our first time home buyers, often with a measure of hyperventilation!  The answer?  As your circumstances allow or demand. Many home buyers who are new to to the world of real estate enter with considerable trepedation. 
 
Regardless of  IQ, education, or street smarts, purchasing one's first home feels much like being a kid jumping into the deep end of the swimming pool for the first time. Our human brains are designed to ensure survival, which is why a multitude of "what ifs" enter the mind of someone contemplating a large stride into full adulthood.  That, … (0 comments)

home sellers: Harness the Power of Your Home Equity - 02/01/20 07:06 AM
Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide
 
 
Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1
 
But one of the biggest perks of homeownership is the opportunity to build wealth over time. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that homeownership is financially beneficial for most families,2 and a recent study showed that the median net worth of homeowners can … (2 comments)

home sellers: 5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home - 11/02/19 07:37 AM
5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home
 
 
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1
 
Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future financial security, so the stakes are high.
 
Follow these five steps—and complete the corresponding worksheet offered below—to assess your priorities, streamline your search, and choose your next home with … (0 comments)

home sellers: Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the "Instant Cash Offer" - 10/02/19 01:47 PM
Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers
and the “Instant Cash Offer”
 
 
Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.
 
iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home.
 
While the actual market share of iBuyers remains … (0 comments)

home sellers: National Snapshot: How's The Real Estate Market? - 09/04/19 08:22 AM
National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?
 
 
The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1
 
However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be headed toward a recession. Global trade tensions and a slow down in the GDP growth rate have sparked volatility in the stock market, leading to economic uncertainty.
 
Given these differing signals, you may be wondering: How has the U.S. housing market been impacted? Where is it headed? … (1 comments)

home sellers: Cambridge MN Town Home Can Be Yours - 2 Bedroom-2Bath-2Car - 08/22/19 11:03 AM
2125 Cleveland Lane S, Cambridge, MN Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1325 SqFt Spacious Town Home - Why Pay Rent? Large open living area with stairs up to bedroom level, featuring a full bath and full size washer/dryer. Main floor is home to a generously sized living room, kitchen with new center island and Informal eating space. There is also a half bath on this level. Finish lower level for additional bedroom and bath to … (3 comments)

home sellers: 5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home - 08/07/19 11:54 AM
5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home
 
 
In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle.
 
In fact, the advantages of downsizing are being increasingly recognized. A “tiny house movement” has gained passionate advocates who appreciate the benefits of living simply at any age and stage of life. Not only does a smaller home typically cost less, it also … (0 comments)

home sellers: One Owner Park Hill Rambler For Sale in Woodbury - 08/05/19 12:35 PM
SOLD! 1364 Cedarwood Circle, Woodbury MN 55125 SOLD! For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings Follow This Home Free Home Values Search All Homes For Sale Battle Creek Homes For Sale Presented By: Mark & Laura Anderson Realtors Keller Williams Premier Realty 651-307-4020 Licensed In: MN License #: 20296725
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 1952 SqFt Bring all of your ideas to this vintage rambler located in the desirable Park Hills development of Woodbury. Nearby Odawa and Potawatomi Parks offer walking/biking trails, picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts, ball … (3 comments)

home sellers: Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget - 07/01/19 06:24 AM
Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst)
Ways to Spend Your Budget
 
Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue.
 
Whatever your reasons are for taking on a home improvement project, it’s wise to consider how the money you invest will impact your home’s value.
 
We’ve taken a look at six popular home renovations and identified those that—on average—have the best and worst returns … (0 comments)

home sellers: SOLD! Charming One Level Battle Creek Bungalow For Sale - 06/28/19 12:36 PM
                      SOLD! 323 Hazelwood Street, St Paul, MN SOLD! Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print View More Listings $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1 Baths (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 1158 SqFt The joys of home ownership are abundant, and can be yours with this sparkling clean rambler, nestled in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood.  With three spacious bedrooms and bath on the main level, this 1951 built home features gleaming hardwood flooring, a tiled galley kitchen with loads of cabinet and counter … (4 comments)

home sellers: Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block - 06/01/19 02:13 PM
Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home
the Best on the Block
 
 
We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!
 
If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.
 
Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and … (1 comments)

home sellers: Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers - 05/01/19 11:07 AM
Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers
 
 
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”
 
With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.
 
Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and … (1 comments)

home sellers: What's Your Home Actually Worth? - 03/01/19 05:31 AM
What’s Your Home Actually Worth?
Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market
 
 
It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.
 
As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it may sit on the market. But price it too low and you may be losing out on a good chunk of money (nobody wants that!). For buyers, it’s important to know … (1 comments)

home sellers: SOLD! Just Listed - End Unit Town Home - Lino Lakes 55014 - 01/29/19 12:28 PM
SOLD 481 Aqua Circle, Lino Lakes, MN SOLD Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1425 SqFt Rare opportunity to buy a sun splashed end unit across the street from Marshan Park and Playground. Thoughtful layout includes a cozy gas fireplace, well appointed kitchen, water softener and upper level laundry featuring a new front loading washer and dryer.  Enjoy life in your own home in a spectacular location!  More photos coming soon!
Follow This Home! Free Home Values Schedule a Showing/Request Info … (3 comments)

home sellers: 9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season - Starting From Home - 12/07/18 03:19 PM
9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home
 
 
The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy.
 
But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your house into your community. Some homeowners hang outdoor lights and decorations to help make the neighborhood “merry and bright.” But that’s not the only way to share the magic of the holidays with others.
 
Not sure where to … (1 comments)

home sellers: ‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home - 11/07/18 01:21 PM
‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a
Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home
 
 
It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.
 
This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.
 
The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is … (3 comments)

home sellers: "How's the Market?" What's Ahead for Real Estate? - 10/03/18 01:45 PM
“How’s the Market?”
What’s Ahead for Real Estate
 
While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country.
 
So what does that mean for home buyers and sellers? To answer that question, we take a closer look at some of the top indicators.
 
 CONTINUED GROWTH IN HOUSING MARKET
 
There’s good news for homebuyers! In many markets across the country, prices have … (0 comments)

home sellers: Are You Covered? A Homeowner's Insurance Guide - 09/08/18 03:15 PM
Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide
 
No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes.
 
A homeowners insurance policy covers your home—as well as the belongings in it—in case of theft, accidental damage, or certain natural disasters. In fact, most financial institutions require that you purchase homeowners insurance before they issue a mortgage. While … (1 comments)

home sellers: What's the Best Use of Your Investment Property? - 08/02/18 01:48 PM
Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?
 
 
The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand for multi-family units, including apartments and condominiums.2
 
At the same time, the short-term, or vacation, rental market is also booming. The popularity of online marketplaces like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO has helped the … (0 comments)

 
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