While the role of first-time home buyers hasn’t changed much over time—vacating rental housing for starter homes—the characteristics of these new buyers has definitely evolved. Today’s first-time home buyers are older, less likely to be married and purchasing more expensive homes than previously....
The real estate market in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro area is continuing to make positive strides for buyers, as rates remain low, and inventory although less than some major markets remains healthy as well.  This according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. A sign of that heal...
Get your slice of small town "Americana" just a few minutes west! Stunning 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Story in Waconia Schools Super friendly neighbors & community! Private lot with lots of mature trees and professionally landscaped. Upgrades galore! Hardy Board siding, birch hardwood floors, maple tri...
Apple Picking in the fall is a traditionally family activity for millions of people in the northern part of the US. It is especially true for my family, born and raised in Minnesota. For many years we have been going to local Apple Orchards for hay rides, dances, weddings, dinners, and of course ...
Well, it is a sad statement....but very much true. The bad is getting better, but it is still not that good, at least from the "historical perspective". There has been a steady decrease in the percentage of homeowners that are underwater for the last 13 quarters in a row. Q2-2015 is no exception,...

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