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Real Estate Sales Representative - EXP Realty
There is so much to take in when you are buying a home, the list of ‘to do’ seems to go on forever. After your meeting with your lender, you feel like you might have it all under your belt. You’ll know your loan options, down payment, interest rate, and a list of docs that the lender needs.Howeve...
It is always frustrating to find a home online, then get there to find that it isn’t at all what you expected. Worse, it isn’t even on the market because it was sold 3 years ago. The market is like the ocean, tides come and go, you want to ride the wave that gets you home.  Use a reliable source....
It’s really exciting when we decide to buy a new house. Especially when we get the green light from the bank, it’s GO time. Hubby and I were kids again. It was like choosing really cool toys in the biggest toy store EVER!It means so much more though, it’s a huge milestone to reach this level of a...
What Your Realtor is Afraid to Tell You This guide is for you, to help you get your house ready for sale so at the end of the ordeal you still have a head of hair, and your hubby won't be convince that you're bat shit crazy.  Look at the big picture, all the work is worth it to sell your home at ...
I'm so glad you asked.  Of course, you know the part where we say, "And here's the kitchen!'  because you can't find it on your own.Most of what you see a Realtor doing is opening doors and pointing out details of what's great or not with a home.  That's 10% of it, here's the low down.1. Give you...
                                                                                        Or, what Fannie Mae is up to, and how it affects you. Come September Fannie Mae's underwriting is adopting Trended Data.  Last October Fannie's website headlined, "Fannie Mae Announces Innovations for Lenders,...
This morning's Today show featured internationally acclaimed financial expert Suze Orman, interviewed by Matt Lauer.  Most of us are familiar with Suze's take on the housing market.This morning she was promoting her new book, "The Money Class," How to Create Your New American Dream.There were thr...
Just listed, bright and spacious 3 bedroom plus loft, 2 bedroom transformed 1946 bungalow in St. Paul's popular Mac/Groveland.  The second story addition with a huge master bedroom, walk in closets, 2nd bedroom, loft and 3/4 bath was added in 2005.   It's just blocks from all major colleges, prit...
To say that 'Change is in the air,' is a massive understatement.  Since the onset of the technology revolution we've been hurtled through a tunnel of evolution.  Today, a 13th astrological sign of Ophiuchus (how Do you pronounce that?  Ofee u juice?), slid right in between Scorpio and Sagittarius...
Right there, in South Minneapolis, plunked in the middle of big snow drifts, is an adorable, affordable and totally rehabbed tiny house.   We've become accustomed to seeing 4000 square foot Minneapolis Garagemahals, but what about that single first time buyer who doesn't want to live in a condo? ...

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