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Information about Minnesota real estate, Minnesota relocation, Twin Cities real estate market, the Twin Cities, Twin Cities relocation, Minneapolis Homes, Saint Paul Homes, St Paul Homes, Edina Homes, as well as other things that might be fun or of interest. Articles will be posted that describe the real estate and mortgage markets and provide useful information to first time buyers, move up buyers, and investment property buyers.
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Did you see the news about the 1.5 billion dollars to help out the 5 states hardest hit by foreclosures?  Why throw money at only the biggest problem?  Why not come up with a solution-money or otherwise and allow all states to participate. Last time I looked, foreclosures were endemic everywhere....
02/18/2010
Here is what our Minneapolis Board of Realtors president has to say about the housing data for our 7 county metro area.  Prices may have stabilized, but what is the true trend?  In my opinion, it is all about jobs-jobs that need to created and maintained.  I got a phone call today from a potentia...
02/15/2010
You Gotta Start Somewhere By Rob Minton & John Mazzara This space has never been used for political views, so this is a completely non-partisan, no left- or right-leaning assessment of some of the things going on in the U.S. economy and what our government is trying to do about it. No matter whic...
02/13/2010
This video explains the Sweetheart deal that was created between Wallstreet and the government.   If you've ever wondered why things are the way they are in the mortgage bailout, this will explain a lot.  Is it any wonder we are in trouble?  Now the FDIC is back looking for more government dollar...
02/13/2010
  What is holding you back?  Let's get going and buy a home!  Search Minneapolis Real Estate From the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal: Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 2:57pm CST  |  Modified: Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 3:03pm Rybak, Coleman announce $41M for first-time homebuyers Minneapolis / St...
02/09/2010
The Pendulum has Swung By Rob Minton & John Mazzara NOTE: You might want to check out how your local market fared on the report referred to in this article. Obviously, an undervalued market would be a selling point for you. You could also spin an "overvalued" market as a negotiating tool to get a...
02/07/2010
Recently I found a useful tool that will keep you up to date with real estate trends as they are happening.  It is Real Estate Today Radio.  Listen to it and see what you think.  In addition to the radio show, consider visiting our Minneapolis Realtor site at http://www.MplsRealtor.com.  When you...
02/06/2010
Here is more "great economic thinking" from the genius pool in Washington.  Want to KILL the housing recovery in the Jumbo market??  Pass this into law and see what happens to homes that require a mortgage greater than 417K.  Already 12% of the homes in this bracket are in default.  MORE will fo...
02/02/2010
Sell When Everyone Else is Buying...and Vice Versa By Rob Minton & John Mazzara You always hear about trying to time the market's bottom when it comes to buying a property. You've heard the phrase "buy when there's blood on the street" and probably have taken note of expert investor Warren Buffet...
01/30/2010
With all the changes in the mortgage world, let's revisit an opportunity-The USDA rural development loan.  This loan is available in Minnesota and our Edina mortgage company - Venture Development offers this loan.  This loans works great in area just outside of the metro area. Here are the highli...
01/27/2010
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