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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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What to Expect When You Attend an Open House
Posted on 11/17/2019
What to Expect When You Attend an Open House
Attending an open house should be a fun, exciting experience. An open house enables you to view a residence and determine whether a home is right for you. As such, if you know what to expect from an open house, you can plan ahead and maximize the value of this event. Preparing for an open house can be simple....
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Video Tour  - 7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068
Posted on 11/16/2019
Video Tour - 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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7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/16/2019
7095 Upper 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55068 is now new to the market!
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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FSBO or Sell with an Agent?
Posted on 11/10/2019
FSBO or Sell with an Agent?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Common Homebuying Questions and How to Address Them
Posted on 11/03/2019
Common Homebuying Questions and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a house in the near future, you should try to map out the property buying journey. By doing so, you can identify any potential homebuying hurdles and resolve such issues. To better understand what to expect when you pursue your dream home, let's take a look at three key questions that every homebuyer needs...
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Another Property Sold - 4885 190th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Posted on 10/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 4885 190th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Great house w/hard to find 3 car garage and spacious flat backyard including shed. Fantastic space for new or growing family. Open concept w/vaulted ceilings. Kitchen has island w/seating, wood floors. Deck & patio great for entertaining. Four bedrooms, all good size, & two full bathrooms...
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Find a House You'll Be Satisfied With For Years
Posted on 10/27/2019
Find a House You'll Be Satisfied With For Years
Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider. The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting...
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Another Property Sold - 17357 Eastwood Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55024
Posted on 10/25/2019
Another Property Sold - 17357 Eastwood Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55024
Quality built 2019 Parade Model home by Robert McNearney Custom Homes.Fabulous Kitchen w/Pantry, Roll Out Shelves Additional Main Floor Features: 2 Bedrooms, Walk in Closets, Spacious Laundry Room, Beautiful Corner Fireplace, Lg Foyer, HWD Floors, Large Covered Porch and so much more. Finished LL Walkout With 2 More Bedrooms, Flex Room & A Large Family RM, Schedule a showing today. See why The McNearney Family has been known as a top quality local builder for over 100 years. Model hours 12:00 - 4:00 Satudays and...
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