Archive for June, 2018

Top 5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living […]

Thank You Kim and Lisa!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

  Find more testimonials from our AMAZING clients on GOOGLE and Zillow.

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Minnesota is one of the most affordable states to be a homebuyer With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to […]


Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

These recent clients of ours have a story we LOVE to share!   After deciding to sell their house and look for a new home in Mahtomedi, they realized how frustrating it can be to be a home buyer in this housing market. Many of the homes they visited didn’t fit their family’s needs exactly, […]

What’s the Value?

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The value of anything is a matter of perspective. In the real estate world, there are a few definitions. Tax assessed value, the appraisal value, and fair market value are all important terms to be familiar with when you are a homeowner.  Tax assessed value is the most common and readily available The most common […]

Thinking of Selling or Refinancing?

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5% (or more) over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market […]

This market has us flipping out

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

  Home flipping reaches highest rate in six years The pricey housing market is making home flipping a tough investment, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions. The average return on investment hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2018. “The 2018 housing market is a double-edged sword for home flippers,” said Daren Blomquist, […]

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer!

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More […]