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Key Signs You Are Unlikely to Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
Posted on 01/19/2020
Key Signs You Are Unlikely to Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
If you recently listed your home, you may expect many offers to purchase to come your way in the near future. However, the house selling journey can be difficult to navigate, and there are many signs that indicate offers to purchase your home may be unlikely to arrive any time soon. These signs include: 1. Homebuyers are not scheduling...
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Enjoy a Worry-Free Homebuying Experience
Posted on 01/12/2020
Enjoy a Worry-Free Homebuying Experience
Buying a house should be a worry-free experience. Yet problems may come up that prevent a property buyer from achieving the optimal results. Lucky for you, we're here to help you quickly identify and address various homebuying hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you minimize stress as you navigate the homebuying journey. 1. Plan...
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Past Sales/Rentals: 2018 & 2019
Posted on 01/07/2020
Past Sales/Rentals: 2018 & 2019
136 PROPERTIES SOLD & 22 PROPERTIES LEASED WITHIN THE LAST 24 MONTHS! (The map below is interactive! Feel free to zoom in to see where we have sold properties and/or leased properties.) BLUE = 2019 Sales | RED = 2018 Sales | YELLOW =...
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Identify Your Residence's Weaknesses
Posted on 01/05/2020
Identify Your Residence's Weaknesses
If you intend to add your residence to the real estate market, you should try to differentiate your house's weaknesses and strengths. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and make myriad house improvements before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your house's weaknesses. 1....
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Another Property Sold - 12395 89th Place N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Posted on 12/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 12395 89th Place N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Located on a quiet street, this home is move-in ready with new paint and flooring throughout. The main level has an open concept layout for friends and family gatherings. A large deck off the main level leads you to an expansive backyard that backs up to a pond for year-round activity. Each level has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath for maximum flexibility. (The lower level second bedroom has legal egress but lacks a closet.) The large two stall garage gives you enough room for vehicles and all of the other toys, bikes, tools, etc. Don't miss out on this affordable...
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Smart Tips for Seniors Looking to Downsize in Retirement
Posted on 12/30/2019
Smart Tips for Seniors Looking to Downsize in Retirement
Smart Tips for Seniors Looking to Downsize in Retirement Thinking about downsizing for your golden years? You’re not alone! Nearly half of seniors in America are planning to move during retirement, and many of those folks are looking to move to a smaller home. If you’re one of these older Americans, you may be wondering how you can...
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Choose the Right Smart Home Gadgets
Posted on 12/29/2019
Choose the Right Smart Home Gadgets
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
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Another Property Sold - 12824 88th Avenue N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Posted on 12/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 12824 88th Avenue N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Beautifully maintained home that showcases an open concept main floor. Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, & Maintenance Free Deck. Large finished walk out basement perfect for watching the football games and entertaining. 3 Bedrooms on the Upper Level. Lots of Storage in the unfinished 4th level. Must Watch Video...
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Another Property Sold - 9713 Belmont Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Posted on 12/24/2019
Another Property Sold - 9713 Belmont Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
This Townhouse offers 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Bathrooms, & 2 Car Attached Garage. Property features; Hardwood Floors, New Carpet and Fresh Paint. It’s a Corner Unit with lots of natural light in nice neighborhood. Must Watch Video...
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What Homeowners Wish They Knew Before Buying A House
Posted on 12/22/2019
What Homeowners Wish They Knew Before Buying A House
Buying a home is an extensive process that comes with a bit of a learning curve. For first time buyers, this process involves making mistakes and learning from them. While we can never be 100% sure of our home buying decisions, there is a way to increase your chances of making the best choices when it comes to buying...
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Another Property Sold - 3917 Heritage Hills Drive #308, Bloomington, MN 55437
Posted on 12/21/2019
Another Property Sold - 3917 Heritage Hills Drive #308, Bloomington, MN 55437
Fabulous West Bloomington location, 2 BR, 2 full baths, new carpet, 2 ceiling fans, 3 A/C units, kitchen/dining room, deck, single garage stall/with 2 storage cabinets, all personal property to be sold with...
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Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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