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There aren’t many experiences that are both as exciting and scary as buying a home. Be careful not to get so swept up in the experience that you don’t keep your wits about you. Here are 5 important things to keep in mind.1. Be realistic about what price is affordable for youKnow what you can affo...
When you sign a Buyer Representation Contract, we are legally obligated to keep your best interests in mind… and the seller pays us on your behalf!Here are just some of the things we do for you…Help you arrange financing Connect you with knowledgeable and reputable mortgage lenders who can help y...
The best way to learn about life in a community is directly from the people who live there. When I asked a current seller to make a list of 10 things she has loved about living in her Golden Valley home, it wasn’t all about the house. Here are some of the things she has loved about living in Gold...
Most people start their home buying process by dream searching online… next often comes going to open houses. But when you are ready to move past the dreaming stage and really become a homeowner, most home buyers choose a Realtor to help them through the process. It’s complicated, and in today’s ...
It’s pretty easy to spot mid-century-modern design furnishings and decor… can you also spot mid-century-modern architectural design elements?This home built in 1953 is not a classic mid-century-modern, but it does share some mid-century-modern design characteristics.One-level rambler styleThe ram...
Are you or your family wondering if it is time to sell your home and move to a senior community? Or perhaps move in with an adult son or daughter? It can be hard to think about leaving the family home filled with a lifetime of memories. In fact, sometimes it is harder on adult children than on th...
With home prices steadily rising for the last six years, foreclosure filings have become more and more rare because defaulting homeowners can often sell the home for more than they owe and pay off the mortgage… thus avoiding foreclosure.As you can see in the chart below, the percent of distressed...
1. Find a Realtor who is simpatico.Homebuying is not just a big financial commitment, it is also an emotional one. The Realtor you choose to work with will be like your BFF during the process. It is critical that you choose someone who is not only skilled but also fits with your personality… some...
Getting ready to sell and wondering which home improvements will give you the greatest return? Remodeling’s annual Cost vs. Value Report is a great resource for estimates on both the cost and return of common remodeling projects. Doors top the list in our Minneapolis market again this year… both ...
Another stunning mid-century modern custom home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright was just listed and I had to add it to the other Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes below.3 Long Marsh Lane, North Oaks – 3BR/2BA – 3,312 sq ft – $540,000Courtesy Edina RealtyThis Wright-inspired home was built later,...

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