Archive for October, 2017

Paper are signed and you have the keys – now what?! Here’s our Top 6 Tips for After You Move!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

  There are things you should do when moving into a new house to ensure your move isn’t tainted with nasty surprises: 6 tips for new homeowners 1. Change the Locks You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the only person who has access. […]

The Skinny – A summary of Twin Cities Market Activity

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Few cities and neighborhoods – around the nation and locally – are turning heads as hotbeds of new housing inventory. Residential real estate markets that have had a hard time dealing with a reduction in the number of homes available for sale are now also struggling to keep up with new listings levels from last […]

From Listing to Closing – What Happens in a Real Estate Transaction

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

The steps, process and details of buying real estate can be intimidating and overwhelming to the first-time (and even the veteran) buyer. If you’ve never done this before, you likely have no idea how the process begins or what to expect. Every market does things a little differently, and The Smith Team will step you through how the process […]

COMING SOON! North St. Paul Rambler $199,900  

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Hitting the market soon! Three bedroom rambler on a deep corner lot in a quiet North St. Paul neighborhood! Beautifully refinished hardwood floors throughout the main level, brand new stainless steel kitchen appliances, and three spacious bedrooms on the main level. Finished basement offers a family room with wood stove, walkout to backyard, and two […]


Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Much like other commodities, real estate values fluctuate. Many markets are impacted by seasonal and economic changes throughout the year. Supply and demand are the factors determining buyer and seller dynamics. In Minnesota, we love our four seasons. Historical date has shown our local real estate seasons fluctuates at different times of the year.

Monthly Housing Report

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Every market is unique, yet the national sentiment has given rise to the notion that housing could be stalling. Although desirous buyers are out on an increasing number of showings, there remains a limited number of desirable listings. And although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low and the economy has mostly cooperated, the shortage of […]

Does the thought of selling your home scare you?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Listing your home is enough to make anyone want to run and hide. If it’s time to sell, we can help you face your fears and alleviate any concerns.   Rest assured, you are not alone!  Here are five big fears many sellers face, and ways to cope we can help you through them! My home won’t sell […]

Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!!

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

As August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME TODAY! In a recent article by CBS News, they explained that the number of existing home sales is shrinking, and Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, said: “There should be 3 […]

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. With the cold Minnesota winter ahead, it’s important to take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from winter storms […]

COMING SOON! Single Level Townhome in Oakdale

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

COMING SOON! Single level living in Oakdale! $179,900 2-Bedrooms, 1300+ square feet, two-car garage, patio, vaulted ceilings. Contact The Smith Team with Keller Williams Premier Realty for more info or to schedule a private showing, 651-777-3434