Does your house have MOLD??

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Oh no. Does your house really have mold? Are there dark splotches on the walls? Do you smell it but not see it?The best way to determine if your house has mold is to hire a professional inspector. Since there...
What to Know When Buying a Fixer-Upper

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I will often remind my buyer clients while they consider buying a house that this is real life and not HGTV. Popular TV remodeling shows glamorize the before and after. Buyers are thrilled at the potential for...
Does staging help Sell a home?

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We are asked this question frequently and the short answer isYES, staging helps sell a house.One misperception that must be addressed up front is thatyour house may or may NOT look like what you see on theTV...
Does Highest Price Always Win?

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When a buyer makes an offer on a home, there are generally5 main terms to the offer: price, earnest money, closing date,inspection period, and, sometimes, seller paid closing costs.Many believe that the...
SUMMER HOME MAINTENANCE IDEAS

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Between our long winter and extended quarantine, peopleare embracing the warm weather more than ever! Trees areleafing out, flowers are blooming and the summer sounds oflawn mowers, children biking and...
Disclose What?

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Did you know that as a seller, you must disclose what are called “material facts”? Any piece of information that could alter a buyer’sdecision to buy is a loose definition of a...
Who do Agents Represent?

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Who does a Realtor represent? We’re glad you asked. Here’s the unexciting answer. Minnesota law requires that early in any real estaterelationship, real estate brokers or salespersons...
2022 Paint Colors

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According to RIS Media,  this year, as we’re set to enter the third year of the pandemic, paint color trends are turning toward the serene. With all the noise and anxiety that still fill many...
Is a Reverse Mortgage right for you?

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Before you say NO, please read on and keep an open mind.A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, also known as areverse mortgage, is a Federal Housing Administration insuredloan which enables you to access a portion...
Frequently Asked Questions

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 Q: “A YEAR OR TWO AGO I REFINANCED MY HOME AND HAD AN APPRAISAL FOR THE LOAN. I PLAN TO SELL MY HOUSE THIS SUMMER. SHOULD I PRICE THE HOUSE BASED ON THIS APPRAISAL?” A: Although a...