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Are You Prepared to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Are You Prepared to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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What is Home Repair Insurance?
Posted on 01/19/2020
What is Home Repair Insurance?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Should You Spend More On Your First House?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Should You Spend More On Your First House?
When you think of your real estate budget, you should know that the more you spend on a home, the more overhead costs you’ll face. You’ll need to pay for things like real estate agent fees, attorneys fees, and other closing costs. The more you pay for a house, the higher all of these fees will be since they...
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Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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Another Property Sold - 7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068
Posted on 12/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068
Opportunity! Spacious Rambler Features: Updated Windows, New Flooring, Updated Bath, Large Main Floor Great Room, Fresh Paint, Office, Patio & Deck, Heated/Insulated Garage, Sheds, RV/Boat Parking Pad and a fenced yard. Home is conveniently located in a great Northern Lakeville neighborhood close to the elementary school and parks. The Apple Valley Public Transit station is just a few minutes...
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Smart Home Gadgets: Inexpensive Fixes to Lower Your Bills
Posted on 12/29/2019
Smart Home Gadgets: Inexpensive Fixes to Lower Your Bills
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Legal: Hiring a Real Estate Attorney for Retainer
Posted on 12/22/2019
Legal: Hiring a Real Estate Attorney for Retainer
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Posted on 12/15/2019
Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Neighbors: How to be Neighborly When Selling Your Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Neighbors: How to be Neighborly When Selling Your Home
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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3 Attributes of a Successful Home Seller
Posted on 12/01/2019
3 Attributes of a Successful Home Seller
A successful home seller knows exactly what it takes to list a residence and maximize its value, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions. In fact, a successful home seller displays many attributes, such as: 1. Empathy If a home seller can step into a homebuyer's shoes, he or she may be better equipped than ever before to...
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Mortgage Basics: Prequalified vs Preapproved
Posted on 11/24/2019
Mortgage Basics: Prequalified vs Preapproved
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, odds are you’ve thrown the words “prequalified” and “preapproved” interchangeably. However, when it comes to home loans, there are some very important differences between the two. For buyers hoping to purchase a home with a few missteps and misunderstandings as possible, it’s vital to understand the procedures involved in acquiring financing for a home....
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7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068 now has a new price of $259,900!
Posted on 11/18/2019
7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068 now has a new price of $259,900!
Opportunity! Spacious Rambler Features: Updated Windows, New Flooring, Updated Bath, Large Main Floor Great Room, Fresh Paint, Office, Patio & Deck, Heated/Insulated Garage, Sheds, RV/Boat Parking Pad and a fenced yard. Home is conveniently located in a great Northern Lakeville neighborhood close to the elementary school and parks. The Apple Valley Public Transit station is just a few minutes...
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