Archive for November, 2017

Happy Holidays From the Smith Team!

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Why Should You Get Your Home Inspected Before Listing?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

If there’s any doubt about the condition of your house, double down and pay for a professional opinion. It’s easy to grow attached to your home and overlook some of the wear and tear. But while those familiar flaws may feel like home to you, they might not be to potential buyers. After all, if […]

Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The holiday season from November through January is often considered the worst time to put a home on the market. While the thought of selling your home during the winter months may dampen your holiday spirit, the season does have its advantages: holiday buyers tend to be more serious and competition is less fierce with […]

More veterans and military members are putting VA loans into service to buy homes

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Using a loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) rather than a conventional or Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan, saves veterans thousands of dollars by obtaining the lowest interest rates on the market. DVA loans also assist veterans by not forcing them to scrape together a down payment or pay mortgage insurance. A VA Loan proves the […]

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting (A Home)

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Here’s a guide to each player’s roles and responsibilities during a typical property inspection. If you’re a first-time buyer who just nabbed your first place, you’re likely in one of the scarier places in the real estate transaction. Before choosing paint colors, you’ll need to inspect. The property inspection is one of the most important parts […]

Are Schools the Priority when Choosing Your Next Home?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR HOMES IN THE MAHTOMEDI SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SELL BEFORE EVER HITTING THE MLS! CONTACT THE SMITH TEAM FOR THE INSIDE SCOOP ON FINDING YOUR NEXT HOME! WE WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU A COMPLIMENTARY MARKET EVALUATION ON YOUR CURRENT HOME, AND SHARE WITH YOU ANY HOMES THAT MAY BE COMING ON THE […]

Wouldn’t you love this view every day?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Check out these AFFORDABLE homes with lake front or lake views within the Stillwater Area school district. It is not uncommon for lakefront properties sell before ever hitting the MLS! Contact the Smith Team for the inside scoop on finding your dream home! We would love to give you a complimentary market evaluation on your current home, […]