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By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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The November/December issue of "The Residential Specialist" arrived in our office today.  We are proud to have one of our marketing ideas featured in the article titled "The Bright Side."  If you would like a copy of this article, just e-mail me and I'll be happy to send it to you.  

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Isn't it just great having the speculation of a new stimulus incentive for everyone?  Now I am starting to hear buyers say, "Well I'm going to just wait to buy a home in Hutchinson, MN because there is an even better stimulus package that will be available to all home buyers coming soon."  Well, ...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Last year I had a past client who contacted me and said that she wanted to sell her home here in Hutchinson, MN and get into a townhome.  She had only owned the home for about 1 1/2 years and after looking at the market, I suggested to her that she wait until the real estate market had a chance t...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Now is the time for all real estate people to wake up and realize that nothing is going to replace the face-to-face contact that we have with customers and clients.  I keep seeing all the agents going goo-goo over the newest technology and I have to wonder, "why are these people in the real estat...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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What a beautiful weekend we had and it looks like the rest of the week is going to be very mild as well.  We survived winter!  There were a few weeks that I wasn't so sure why we chose to make Hutchinson our hometown, but then I remembered.  The Hutchinson Leader's editorial last week said it all...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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The real estate market in Hutchinson, MN is continuing to come alive.  Right now, there are less homes for sale than there were a year ago and the pending sales have shown an increase over a year ago.  (Pending means that a purchase agreement has been written by a buyer and the seller has accepte...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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A few weeks ago I talked about the multiple offers that we were starting to see.  Well, that's intensifying with the "spring" market approaching.  There are alot of buyers that have been making offers on homes in the last couple of weeks and many of them on the same houses.  It's very encouraging...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Last fall I heard an economist speak to a group of real estate people and mortgage brokers.  He spoke about what we could expect in 2009 in our industries.  He told the mortgage people that there was good news and bad news for them.  The good news was that the interest rates would drop and they w...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Even though the real estate market in Hutchinson, MN is still quieter than we'd like, we are starting to see multiple offers come in on quite a few properties.  That certainly is a good sign!  There are buyers out there just waiting for the right "deal" to come along and when it does, the buyers ...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Recently I had the opportunity to spend a few days with my sisters laying on the beach and shopping.  All of us have careers that are being affected by the economy in one way or another.  We decided at the beginning of our trip that we would not read any newspapers, listen to any television, or l...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Every day someone asks me if anyone can get financing to buy homes any more.  I usually answer them by telling them that they need to quit listening to all the doom and gloom in the media.  Then I answer them, that yes, buyers can still get financing.  Although the number of mortgage companies th...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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Back in the fall of 1999, Hutchinson Technology had a significant layoff (about 700 employees if I remember right), and so I went back to my records to see how the housing market in Hutchinson was affected.  The first thing I found was that the vacancy rate of rentals increased significantly.  Ma...

By Cheryl Dooley
(Hometown Realty)
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 Tomorrow one of Hutchinson's major employers will be laying off a significant number of employees.  In a way, I'm sure that most will be glad when tomorrow is over.  The employees were told about a month ago that there would be a large layoff starting Jan. 12.  I haven't spoken to a single emplo...

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