Creating Potential With Home Staging

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The “Eyes” Have It When it comes to generating interest in a property, it’s all about appearances. The visual impact of a home – inside and out – is what first grabs potential buyers and creates the impulse to learn more. While appearance alone won’t sell a house, it’s how a transaction begins. Consider which Read More

Housing Market: Then and Now

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35 years of data is a lot to handle, especially when it comes to the housing market.  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has been surveying and compiling data for a while now and release an annual report right around Halloween.  NAR gave us a quick snapshot of trends: First-time homebuyer participation is depressed Real Read More

New Rules Coming Soon.

TRID RULES

On October 3rd, 2015 the rules of Real Estate are going to be changing.  Welcome TILA (Truth in Lending Act) RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) Integrated Disclosure rule or TRID.  Change is common now a days in Real Estate as new disclosure laws (most recently added Radon) and forms are added on an annual bases. Read More

St. Paul Area Association of Realtors Annual Report

St. Paul Association of Realtors Median Sale Price for 2014

The St. Paul Area Association of Realtors released their Annual Report with 2014 numbers of what happened from a real estate prospective last year in the 13-County Twin Cities Region. Information provided by www.SPAAR.com. Two steps forward, one step back. That’s how the 2014 housing recovery went in most local U.S. markets. It was another recovery year Read More

Sellers Market?

Home Price Appreciation

Where is the 2014 Real Estate Market headed?  No one has a crystal ball but if history has taught us anything is that the past will provide us with valuable information towards the future.  In Phoenix, AZ this past week at Keller Williams Family Reunion 1,000’s of the top agents, administrators and leaders gathered to listen Read More