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By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Pending home sales fell in September by -5.60 percent, and were 1.20 percent lower year-over-year. This is the first time in more than two years that pending home sales have fallen below year-earlier readings. September's reading was below August's reading of -1.60 percent. The National Associati...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Barbecue season is all but over, and you won't be spending as much time out on the deck. Don't let it get you down, though. Spring will be here before you know it. There are a lot of things that can wear down and damage your deck, so protect your deck and make sure it stays in tip top shape over ...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today's low interest rate for the next 15 or 30 years. While interest rates now are still low, there's a good chance they will be heading up in the coming months. The Fed won't maintain the current bond purchasing level forever, and just a...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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If you are looking to buy a home, you might be wondering whether you should be looking for properties that are right in the center of the city or property in a rural area a short drive away. The rural or urban decision will ultimately be up to you, as there are advantages and disadvantages to eit...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Existing home sales for September fell by 1.90 percent from August's revised reading of 5.39 million sales to 5.29 million sales. Economists had expected 5.30 million sales for September, so a slow-down in existing home sales had been anticipated. The National Association of REALTORS cited higher...

By Eric Helmers, Your Trusted Real Estate Source
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Several new listings and sold properties in September in the Maple Grove 55311 & 55369 area.Strong sales numbers and limited inventory are promising for sellers and suggest buyers will still have to work hard and be patient in their home search.  Seasonal change and the government shutdown will p...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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The kids are back in school, the weather is getting cooler and your yard is covered in a layer of fallen leaves. Yep, it's that time of the year again, but don't think of fall leaves as a chore. They can be a useful resource for fertilizing your lawn or even decorating your home for autumn. Finis...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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The National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped two points to 55 from September's revised reading of 57. Builder concerns over labor costs and availability and economic uncertainty related to the federal government shutdown were noted as factors contributing to t...

By Eric Helmers, Your Trusted Real Estate Source
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Nottingham Homes| Maple Grove, MN 55311   See what's for Sale in the Nottingham Neighborhoods of Maple Grove today.   Nottingham neighborhood is located in the heat of Maple Grove. Nottingham is a comprised of 5 neighborhoods built by Lundgren home builders.  Neighborhoods include the The Preser...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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You may have heard the term Private Mortgage Insurance when looking to finance real estate. What is PMI, and how do you know when you need to purchase it? The answer can be hard to find among all the real estate jargon you're hearing lately. Below is the short version of what you need to know. Wh...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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By the time you get to the final walkthrough on your property, the home buying process is almost complete. However, it is still important to pay close attention to this final step, as it will be crucial in the success of your home purchase. The final walkthrough is your last opportunity to ensure...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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From crunched-up leaves stuck to bottoms of shoes to bulky coats shed as soon as kids walk through the door, mudrooms are ideal for keeping outdoor dirt, wet clothing and outerwear from being strewn throughout your home. Mudrooms not only keep the rest of your house clean, but they also designate...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Having your home broken into is completely violating. Burglars don't just steal your stuff; they steal your peace of mind. While this is the sort of thing you think will never happen to you, it's worth the time and effort to make sure you're not a target. Below are five strategies to help secure ...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Home inspections are a tense time for everyone. Sellers are fervently hoping that nothing major is wrong with their home that could hold up the transaction. Buyers are eager to hear that their new house is in prime condition. Whatever the wishes, one thing is for sure; any news from an inspector ...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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A home equity loan is a type of loan that allows you to use the equity of your home as collateral. It is an option that home owners have available to them and that some people use to pay for major expenses such as home renovations, college education or medical bills. These types of loans became p...

By Eric Helmers, Your Trusted Real Estate Source
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I thought I would share a simple tip that should make it loud and clear that your landlord is upside down on their mortgage and you may be facing eviction soon or you may have a landlord that likely will not be addressing maintenance issue should they occur in your building.  One of the biggest c...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Whether you just got a puppy, have newly mobile children or built a pool, there are a multitude of reasons for wanting to keep people and animals in your yard, while preventing other from entering. Picking the perfect fence can be difficult, so below we've outlined the main fencing materials to c...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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When you own a home, there are additions that you can make to the property that will improve the value of your home. For example, a newly renovated kitchen or bathroom is a popular choice that will really make the home more desirable to buyers. Also, adding storage space or a well-thought-out fam...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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When you have been researching your different options for a mortgage on your home, you might have heard of an "Interest-Only Mortgage". What exactly does this type of mortgage mean and how does it work? Usually when you take out a loan, you must pay back the capital debt (the amount you borrowed)...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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A recent study of US and UK home buyers, conducted by the London based Nationwide Building Society, found that more than 40% of people buying homes were confused by the jargon that lenders used to describe mortgages. When it comes to taking out a mortgage on your home, could confusing mortgage ja...

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