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By Richard McDeid
(Our Home Real Estate)
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#6 Use your Realtors’ knowledge of the community Your Realtor is trained in all aspects of Real Estate, including understanding supply and demand, economics and the neighborhoods of the city in which they practice. As they regularly view homes as they are placed on the market, they are at the hea...

By Richard McDeid
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 #5 It’s still true – location, location, location You’ve heard it so many times, that it’s probably starting to sound like a broken record. That’s because it’s true! A home is not a stand alone item. Rather the value of a home is greatly affected by the surrounding homes. Don’t let your emotion...

By Richard McDeid
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#4 Communicate clearly with your Realtor Spending time with your Realtor will reap huge dividends. When you have a clear picture of the type of home you’re looking for, your Realtor can come closer to finding the home you want. You won’t waste time looking at homes that don’t match your needs.  ...

By Richard McDeid
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#3 Be aware of your hidden costs There is more to a home than simply the mortgage. You will be responsible for other items including mortgage insurance, appraisal fees, legal fees, inspection fees, transfer taxes, title insurance, inspections, etc. Your Realtor can give you a good idea of the co...

By Richard McDeid
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# 2 Choose your winning team Buying a home is a complicated process, with many people involved. From choosing the right mortgage, to finding a home inspector, to viewing available properties, there are many steps involved for even the hardiest person. With a professional realtor on your side, yo...

By Richard McDeid
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  Whether you are buying your first home, or your fifth, the process of buying a home is a detailed, time-consuming venture. At the same time, it’s an emotional period laden with difficult choices. You want to ensure that the home you purchase meets your family’s needs now, and in the future. Eac...

By David Kosmecki
(Sierra Pacific Mortgage)
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Most of us look at a body of water and view it as a part of the community in which we live. Often its history can be so interesting. Take Elm Creek for instance. It flows through two cities, namely Champlin and Maple Grove. This body of water begins from a mill pond off the west side of the Miss...

By Richard McDeid
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    What is the best thing you can do during showings of your house? Make yourself scarce. Ever shopped in a store where the employees clearly work on commission and almost seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop? This scenario doesn't really put you in the buyin...

By Richard McDeid
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    Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people’s emotions, otherwise, there wouldn’t be a multi-billion-dollar fragrance industry! Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odors, and cooking smells can each dramatically impact how potential buyers feel a...

By Richard McDeid
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    First impressions make a significant impact on a buyer's decision-making process! Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. Home Styling or Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating, but actually turning y...

By Richard McDeid
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  When you’re selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. That’s why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors including: Market conditio...

By Richard McDeid
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Your Plan   1. Find the right representative The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale. 2. Determine your need...

By Richard McDeid
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First Impressions Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. A spruced up house makes a great first impression on pot...

By Our Home Team
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Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood     1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not. 2.  Determine what the best featu...

By Our Home Team
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  “Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community."                      Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate. Understanding local conditions in Maple Grove is important when it comes to buying and selling real estate, but the neighbo...

By Our Home Team
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Unexpected repairs For $300 - $500 a professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the home. This way, you’ll have an idea of the cost of future repairs. Make the final contract subject to a favourable report. Shopping without pre-approval It only takes a few days to get financing...

By Our Home Team
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Buying a mis-matched home What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple. Yet, clearly identifying your needs and bringing an objective view to home shopping, leaves you in a better position. Sometimes, home buyers buy a home that is too large or too small. Perhaps they didn’t consider the d...

By Our Home Team
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      Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It’s also time consuming and  comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. Their home purchase turns into an expensive process. These errors generally ...

By Our Home Team
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Where the money for the transaction will come from. Typically homebuyers will need some money for a down payment and closing costs. However, with today's broad range of loan options, having a lot of money saved for a down payment is not always necessary - if you can prove that you are a good fin...

By Our Home Team
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Is now the right time financially for you to buy a home? Would you rate your financial picture as healthy? Is your credit good? While you can always find a lender to lend you money, solid lenders are more skeptical if your credit history is not good. Generally, a couple of blemishes on a credit ...

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