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Twin Cities Real Estate mega-agent, and caring Realtor, Barb Goerss, shares information about homes for sale, the Twin Cities real estate market, and answers your questions about buying, selling, or investing in real estate.



Looking for a home in Maple Grove? Chances are you've looked at numerous bank owned homes. Nationwide, bank owned homes made up 28% of all sales in the first quarter of 2011, which is up 1% from the last quarter of 2010, but down 1% from a year ago. At the same time, the Minnesota Association of ...
If you're looking for a townhouse in Shoreview, MN, the time has never been better to buy!  This article lists nine reasons to consider buying a home in the next few months, among them: Lowest Prices and Interest Rates in YearsIt's unclear when the housing market will begin to recover, but analy...
You want to sell your house in Cottage Grove, MN as quickly as possible. You’ve cleaned out your belongings to make it more attractive to potential buyers, you’ve painted the walls and done the repair work necessary. You’ve maybe even baked cookies before a showing to make the whole place smell a...
If you are selling your Lake Elmo, MN lakefront home, be advised that the Minnesota summer storm season is upon us! After a tornado ripped a path of destruction through north Minneapolis earlier this week, it’s clear that no city or neighborhood is immune to the destructive forces of Mother Natur...
Buying acreage or a home in Mahtomedi, MN can feel like a daunting process if you don't live nearby. You don't have the advantages of seeing properties for sale as you drive to and from work, it takes special trips to view property, and maybe you don't know the area well. Not to worry! By followi...
Almost everyone who’s currently looking at homes for sale in Blaine, Minnesota has considered a foreclosure as a possibility. They’re numerous, the prices are tantalizing, and they indeed present buyers with a unique opportunity for home ownership. But foreclosures also come with unique challenge...
Selling your Maplewood, Minnesota home? Start with a good price on your good home. Finish with good photography. The timeless advice is “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The problem is, we all do exactly that. And nowhere is that more true than with MLS listings of homes for sale. So many home l...
If you’re trying to sell your Roseville, MN home fast, there are steps you can take to make your efforts more successful! Maybe you’re relocating, have found the new house of your dreams, or just need more space quickly. Whatever your reason for needing an extra burst of speed in selling your hou...
Looking at condos in Hugo, MN? You’ll need some good strategies to sort through what you are really looking for, what you can afford, and where you should start your hunt. There are some good tips for everyone in this article, Five Strategies For Navigating The Summer Real Estate Market, which li...
If you are in the beginning stages of selling your townhouse in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, one of the biggest questions you’re considering is certainly “How much will I be able to get for my home?” A natural tendency for sellers is to overvalue and therefore overprice their home, as noted in thi...

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