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How did you discover your neighborhood? What do you love about it? When Judy and John first recommended my townhome development in Lake Elmo, I thought, “There is no way I am going to live in Lake Elmo!” However, Judy encouraged me to at least take a look as she thought I would fall in […]
We’re now in Q4 of 2019 and consumer confidence is high as we head into this market update. One thing that many clients are asking me is, “how are these China and trade tariffs going to affect the housing market?” From this also comes, “should I sell now or wait until Spring?” These are all […]
Welcome to 2095 40th Street just on the outskirts of Somerset, Wisconsin! This home is nestled in a peaceful setting right on the St. Croix River with 300 ft. of frontage and just under 15 acres. Here you’ll enjoy wildlife, the river and private campfires overlooking the river. It’s just outside of town about 20 […]
In this current market, sellers are finding themselves in multiple offer situations but how do you know you’re accepting the right offer? You’re probably wondering why we’re saying “the RIGHT offer,” arent you? Well, receiving multiple offers has its pros and cons and we really believe in helping people make smart real estate decisions. That’s why […]
How does the “Showing Report” add value to you as a seller? Pricing can be one of the trickiest things when it comes to selling your home. It’s a delicate balance of pricing at what your home is worth and ensuring that it’s priced so potential buyers actually discover your listing. The MLS number of showings report […]
It’s a multiple offer market right now with listing inventory levels at a low. So, how do you position yourself as a buyer when you know there’s other offers on the table or the home you want is likely to receive multiple offers? This is the question that we are getting a lot right now […]
It’s the Wild West out here in the local St. Croix Valley real estate market right now. Demand is still high and supply is at a significant low with it being our second lowest inventory balance of homes on the market from the last 5 years. Listings are down 10% and sales are down 13% […]
This home is like living in a treehouse right near Big Carnelian Lake! The birds and the sounds of nature are just beautiful out here. In the summer, you can enjoy kayaking, paddle board, fishing, etc. In the winter, enjoy snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or skating on the lake. This particular home was built in […]
There’s no question that HGTV has affected the real estate industry! Shows such as Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, Love it or List it, and so on, have started to change expectations of buyers and over the last few years, I have seen it happen right here in the Twin Cities area. Here are the top […]
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