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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
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  THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD!Stunning Walkout 2 Story Upgraded Throughout! 5BR/4BA/3Car Rambler on 1/2 Acre Culdesac LotPrivate Backyard Koi Pond & More8943 138th Street CtApple Valley, MNThis exceptional two-story, loaded with curb appeal, is even more impressive beyond the front door! The well desig...

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Comments 4
This home is now SOLD!   Need additional information on how to buy a beautiful home like this one? Contact Teri Eckholm REALTOR® /Boardman Realty. I have helped many families buy and sell homes throughout the Minneapolis St Paul area. Contact me today for a FREE Home Buying Guide or Home Selling ...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 1
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath 1900+ finished square feet on a Culdesac!Fresh, New, and READY to sell....Open Floor Plan Split with soaring Vault, lots of recent renovations in Kitchen, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and more! 2 Fireplaces, Quiet Culdesac Location, less than a mile from 35E and just two miles from Burn...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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The Affordable Care Act hinges its success potential on the requirement that everyone must have health insurance.  The logic behind a broad risk pool is clear.  All Americans, rich, poor, healthy, unhealthy, young and old, must be part of the pool to eventually see more affordable health care cos...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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In April, I wrote about my experience trying to connect with various contractors at the Apple Valley annual Home and Garden show.  We have several projects in mind and wanted to hire someone to complete them.  Although we left contact information with about a dozen vendors, nobody had responded a...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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One of the local communities has an annual home and garden show every April, and walking through the exhibits is usually an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  I can't say that that day was not enjoyable, but I was there on a mission which seems to have failed. We have four projects pla...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 8
There are a lot of folks who feel that the best possible investment right now is single family rental property.  Not only are individuals pursuing low cost homes to own and rent out for income, but there are a fair number of corporations doing likewise.  The corporations are buying where the pric...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 9
My morning stock market overview landed on the Yahoo Finance page for Apple.  Looking through the data I found that the third highest individual holder of Apple stock is the inventor of the internet himself, Albert Gore Jr.  The man must be some kind of genius, because he bought 59,000 shares of ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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The Donothing Alliance, AKA Minnesota State Legislature, has been in a state of not-so-dynamic tension for generations.  The folks on either side of the aisle take turns preventing the other side from proceeding.  I'm sure that's the situation in many other states too. Now there may be something ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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In terms of politics, we hear the "four years ago" question a lot these days.  I'm not sure if trading the 2008 brink of economic collapse for a 2012 modestly high unemployment rate is better or worse.  That's something for you and the hate commercials coming soon to a TV channel near you to eval...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Buyers often wonder and frequently ask me if they will be able to sell their home in a few years for more than they paid.  The correct answer to this question is, "I don't know."  Home prises rise and fall with the market, and there is no way to accurately predict what will happen.  There are som...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Occasionally my buying clients see a home that is full of junk, cluttered to the extreme.  They sometimes express surprise that a seller would not get rid of their stuff before trying to sell.  That's when I have to remind them that we covered this issue in our orientation. Clutter is often the g...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 4
Home buyers have some great advantages today that were not available to them a dozen or so years ago.  With the advent of the internet and almost all active home listings visible to almost all house hunters, the search for the best home at the best advertised price is a snap.  It's possible to sp...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 9
Home buyers begin their journey to a lifestyle upgrade filled with enthusiasm and a little apprehension, and that is as it should be.  Your home purchase is usually the greatest financial commitment in your life, and it's hard to not worry that you're doing everything right.  Today we'll address ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Recently we went over the way buyer representatives get compensated.  We said that the agent's compensation was part of the seller's listing agreement, and that it is paid by the seller from the proceeds of the sale of their home, and that the listing broker compensates the buyer's broker with a ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 2
...and buyer agents are eggs, or at least similar to eggs.  What comes first???   The question has been asked so often for so long that it has long ago achieved cliche status.  Should a first time buyer first find a real estate finance specialist, or should they first find a buyer representative?...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 1
Apple Valley, MN is progressing nicely in its return to housing market stabilization.  According to information provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, there are currently 212 homes listed for sale in Apple Valley.  In the first four months, 225 homes have been sold with a...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Well, existing home sales data for last month is out and the numbers were lower in March than in February.  According to the NAR press release existing home sales were down 2.6%.  Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, blames the lower sales on the lack of homes for s...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 2
2012 Is A Breakout Year For Apple Valley Last year we reported that home sales in Apple Valley, MN were heating up in the first quarter.  Now, although 2011 had a great start, it pales in comparison to 2012.  Compared to last year, inventory is down and sales are up, and not just a little bit. On...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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Apple Valley, MN could face a shortage of available homes for sale during the spring buying season.  With total residential sold units running substantially ahead of 2011 and more optimistic employment numbers, demand could have an upward effect on sale prices this spring. According to data suppl...

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