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733 Emerald Ridge - SOLD in Roseville!

This majestic townhome – located at 733 Emerald Ridge in Roseville – closed on July 2nd for 102% of asking price! Like our other Roseville townhome that closed this date, 733 Emerald received a ton of attention in the first weekend, culminating in multiple offers. It was a great debut for this beautiful home! Congratulations to our sellers! (more)

Townhome SOLD in Roseville - 2115 Albemarle Court!

Single-level townhomes are always popular, and this gorgeous home was no exception. 2115 Albemarle Court received multiple offers in its first weekend on the market and ultimately closed on July 2nd for 104% of listing price! We employed the expertise of our staging and photography professionals, which made the home even more attractive to viewers. Congratulations... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1590 Saint Albans Street!

This beauty – located at 1590 Saint Albans Street – closed on June 6th for 101% of listing price! It spent only a few days on the market before an offer was accepted. Our professional stager provided her expertise, and our photographers were able to capture just the right angles. Congratulations to our sellers! (more)

1493 Albany Avenue - SOLD in Como Park!

It was our distinct pleasure to sell this original, single-owner home in Como Park. 1493 Albany Avenue still retained its original wall oven and cooktop, in gleaming bubblegum pink. Best of all, the sellers were also the builders of this home in the 1950s, and the home contained blueprints and photos from the construction process. Every home we help to sell... (more)

Dayton's Bluff SUCCESS - 1206 Pacific Street!

This charmer – located at 1206 Pacific Street – closed on 5/17 for 102% of list price! It’s always exciting when we’re able to have a strong showing for a client’s home, and our sellers’ experience here fit the bill. We were able to generate TONS of attention for this listing and had an offer in-hand within days! Thinking... (more)

Como Park home SOLD - 776 Parkview Ave!

This Como Park beauty – located at 776 Parkview Avenue – closed on 5/11 for 107% of list price. It received nearly two dozen showings in its first weekend on the market, and an offer was promptly accepted! Have a look at the outstanding job our professional stager and photographer did: Considering selling YOUR Como Park home? Contact us to find out... (more)

Como Park home SOLD - 1424 Almond Avenue!

This gorgeous mid-century home – located at 1424 Almond Avenue – closed on 5/3 for an amazing 112% of list price! It hosted nearly 20 showings and a full open house during its first weekend on the market, and it had an accepted offer within days. Our staging professional and photographer did an amazing job of helping this classic home to shine. Interested... (more)

Another home SOLD - 1601 Cohansey Street #205!

This charming townhome – located at 1601 Cohansey Street #205 near the desirable Como Park neighborhood – closed on April 27th for 104% of list price! It had a flurry of showings and tons of activity at its open house, and an offer was promptly accepted within only a few days. Another successful sale, and we were happy to be a part of it! Want to... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 1200 5th Street E!

This classic home – located at 1200 5th Street East – closed on April 27th for 103% of list price! It had more than 40 showings in the five days it was active, and a great offer was quickly accepted. It’s always a fantastic experience when we can help sellers through this process so quickly and efficiently! Wondering what YOUR St. Paul home is worth... (more)

SOLD in Maplewood - 3017 Chamberlain Street #5!

This classic home – located at 1200 5th Street East – closed on April 27th for 103% of list price! It had more than 40 showings in the five days it was active, and a great offer was quickly accepted. It’s always a fantastic experience when we can help sellers through this process so quickly and efficiently! Wondering what YOUR St. Paul home is worth... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1538 Grotto Street!

This gem – located at 1538 Grotto Street N in the Como Park neighborhood – closed on April 26th for full list price! It had several showings and a busy open house in the first weekend, and there was an accepted offer within only a few days. It was a pleasure to work with this seller and facilitate a speedy sale! Want to know what YOUR Como Park home... (more)

Como Park home SOLD - 1531 Alameda Street!

We sure love selling these Como Park homes, and buyers love them, too! This beauty – located at 1531 Alameda Street – closed on 4/20 for 102% of list price. It received a ton of interest, with dozens of viewers stopping in during showings and our open house. We were thrilled to be a part of this sale! Wondering what your Como Park home is worth? We’d love to... (more)

Another home SOLD in Como Park - 982 Como Place!

This charming home – located at 982 Como Place in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul – closed on 4/18 for 104% of list price! It didn’t take long to get attention on the MLS, and this great offer was quickly received and accepted. Considering selling YOUR Como Park home? Send us a note using the form at right! We’d love to share our strategies with you! (more)

Lino Lakes home SOLD - 113 Century Trail!

This beautiful detached townhome – at 113 Century Trail – closed on 4/13! Congratulations to our happy sellers! Interested in finding out what YOUR home is worth? Contact us today for a market analysis! (more)

SOLD in Como Park before listing - 1153 California Avenue!

This beauty, located at 1153 California Avenue, closed on April 3rd for full asking price. It didn’t need any time on the market at all, because an offer came in even before it went live! It was a dream result for these clients, and we were thrilled to be a part of it. Looking to sell YOUR Como Park home? Contact us to find out how our strategies... (more)

HOME SOLD in Mahtomedi - 174 Kale Street!

This fantastic home, located at 174 Kale Street in Mahtomedi, attracted a lot of attention during its time on the market! Congratulations to these sellers, who closed on their sale on March 30th. Looking to sell YOUR Mahtomedi home? Drop us a note and we’ll be in touch! (more)

Coming Soon - THREE Como Park listings!

We’re excited to share that we have THREE fantastic Como Park listings coming onto the market in the coming months! These lovely homes are located in different areas of Como Park and are offered at different price points. Looking to live in Como Park? Contact us to find out more about these offerings! (more)

Roseville home SOLD - 1873 Eldridge Avenue!

This grand home – located at 1873 Eldridge Avenue in Roseville – closed on 2/1/18! It was a gorgeous home with more than a few surprises, like a hidden room concealed by built-in shelving. It was a delight to work with, and our professional stager and photographer made sure the home looked its best. Here’s a glimpse of how it looked while on the market: Ready... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 26 10th St W #702!

This fantastic condo in the heart of St. Paul went from newly-listed to CLOSED in only 20 days! It quickly received an offer and came off the market in the blink of an eye. Ready to sell YOUR St. Paul home? Contact us today using the form at right! (more)

Declutter and DONATE!

That’s how many of us feel, anyway. The new year provides an opportunity to kick off new ideas, projects, and initiatives. After a rush of holiday entertaining and gifting, what better time of year to clean and declutter? Along with decluttering comes the possibility of donating those gently-used goods that you don’t need any longer. Whether it’s clothing, kitchen... (more)

SOLD in Roseville - 1803 Alta Vista Drive!

This fantastic Roseville home – located at 1803 Alta Vista Drive – hit the market running and received multiple offers within days of listing. It closed on 12/15 for a whopping 122% of list price. The home was vacant upon listing, but the classic mid-century touches made photographing and working with this home a delight! Here’s how the home appeared on the... (more)

Maplewood Home SOLD - 1206 Skillman Avenue!

This beautiful rambler – located at 1206 Skillman Ave E in Maplewood – closed on 12/8 for 105% of list price. It had an exceptionally strong debut, receiving nearly 30 showings in the first weekend and hosting a jam-packed open house! It went quickly, and from the fantastic work our staging consultant and photographers provided, it’s easy to see why. Here’s how... (more)

Newport home SOLD - 1872 3rd Avenue!

This fantastic home – located 1872 3rd Ave in Newport – closed on 11/17! It received a consultation with our staging professional, and our photographers did a fantastic job of making it shine. Here’s how the home looked while on the market: Considering making a move? Drop us a note using the form at right to find out what we can do for you! (more)

Summit Hill home SOLD - 765 Laurel Avenue!

This victorian charmer, located at 765 Laurel Avenue, didn’t even have a chance to hit the market before it received multiple offers. It closed on 11/17 for 105% of asking price! Ready to sell YOUR St. Paul home? Contact us using the form at right! (more)

SOLD in Gem Lake - 1606 Goose Lake Road!

This gorgeous home – located at 1606 Goose Lake Road in Gem Lake – was renovated beautifully from top to bottom by our sellers. It had 15 showings in the first weekend and received multiple offers by Monday, ultimately selling for 102% of list price! Our stager offered some tips for highlighting the space, and our photographers helped to make the home shine! Here’s... (more)

St. Paul home SOLD - 86 Sycamore Street!

SOLD in St. Paul! This sweet home just north of the Capitol – 86 Sycamore Street in St. Paul – closed on 10/25 for a whopping 105% of list price! It generated more than 20 showings and multiple offers within the first week on market. Our photographer was able to capture the charm of this century-old home – have a look! Interested in selling YOUR... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1450 Grotto Street!

We love these classic Como beauties, and 1450 Grotto Street N was no exception! This charmer closed on 10/24 and had a strong debut on the market, garnering lots of attention before receiving an offer. Our stager had an easy job at this one, fine-tuning and making suggestions, while our professional photographer managed to showcase it beautifully. Here’s how... (more)

1200 Sandwiches!

On Saturday, the Korby Home Team had the opportunity to rally our families, friends, and clients and do some good in our community! We assembled to make 1200 sandwiches for the 363 Days Food Program. This program, founded and run by Allan Law, provides food to the homeless and needy in our community every single night. From 363days.org:   Enabled by the... (more)

White Bear Lake home SOLD - 1965 Campbell Circle!

This 3br/2ba rambler – located at 1965 Campbell Circle – closed on 10/13 for 100% of list price! Things moved quickly with this beauty, going from listing to accepted offer to CLOSED in only 6 weeks. Our professional stager offered fantastic advice on preparing the home for market, and our photographers made the images shine! Here’s a look at how the home appeared... (more)

Fall Planting for Spring Flowers

While many of our favorite flowers and shrubs are best planted in spring, after the coldest days of winter are past, there are some plants that thrive with a fall planting. Some bulbs will bloom year after year, so long as they’re cared for after blooming. Flowers like daffodils and crocus don’t need to be replanted and will come back the following year. Tulips,... (more)

Como Park home COMING SOON - 776 Parkview Avenue!

Looking to live in Como Park? Look no further! Coming soon, this lovely 2br/1ba home featuring all the charm expected of these classic Como Park homes. Hardwood floors, fireplace, and more! Interested in making your move? Contact us using the form at right to find out how we can help you get where you want to go! (more)

COMING SOON in Maplewood - 1206 Skillman Ave E!

Check out this sweet 3br/2ba home in Maplewood! This home features vaulted ceilings and fireplace indoors, while a deck and fenced yard offer the perfect space for entertaining. Watch this space for more information! Interested in knowing about this home before it hits the market? Contact us using the form at right! (more)

COMING SOON in Lino Lakes - 113 Century Trail!

We’re pleased to give a sneak-peek at this 3br/2ba detached townhome in Lino Lakes! Built in 2004, this townhome features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, a walk-out basement, and fireplace. We can’t wait to get the photos back and share this lovely home with you! Want to know more about this property – and others – before they hit the market? Drop us a note... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1542 Grotto Street!

This classic Como Park charmer – located at 1542 Grotto Street N – closed on 9/29 for 102% of list price! It received more than a dozen showings in its first few days on the market, and potential buyers were quick to recognize all that this home had to offer. Our professional photographers did a fantastic job of capturing all the right angles – have a look! Ready... (more)

5 Top Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Improving your home’s curb appeal can seem daunting. There are so many things that could be done, and it can be hard to decide what’s important. Here, we’ve compiled a short list to follow if you’re struggling to decide where to start. The exterior of a home can become dingy or dirty over time. Take a broom to those cobwebs, sweep and scrub those... (more)

KW Provides "Mega Relief" in Texas

Every year, Keller Williams holds an international seminar and training event known as Mega Camp. It was scheduled to be held from September 11-14th in Austin, TX, based at the convention center. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the weeks before, it became apparent that something would need to change this year. Rather than cancel the event, it took on new... (more)

Chanhassen home SOLD - 6407 Oxbow Bend!

This exceptional home – located at 6407 Oxbow Bend – featured a host of stunning amenities and spent only a few days on the market before an offer was accepted. It was a distinct pleasure to work with a home such as this! Here’s how the home looked while on the market: Interested in selling YOUR Chanhassen home? Contact us using the form... (more)

Another Look at Staging

We’ve taken a look at how our staging professional can improve the existing furnishings and decor of a lived-in home (see: our piece on photography), but what about a vacant home? Some may have the idea that an empty home is a blank slate. After all, those empty rooms could allow potential buyers to imagine filling the space with their own things, right? Not... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 1768 Lafond Avenue!

Hamline/Midway Home SOLD! This charmer – at 1768 Lafond Avenue – closed on 9/13 for 103% of list price! It attracted multiple offers in its first weekend on the market, and because of the phenomenal CASH offer it received, it was able to close less than a month after being listed! Our professional photographer made this century-old home stand out from the rest,... (more)

Como Park Home SOLD - 1471 Maywood Street!

SOLD in Como! 1471 Maywood Street closed on 8/25 for 103% of listing price! This charming home generated a number of showings as soon as it hit the market, and it had an accepted offer within two days of listing. Our staging consultant provided great feedback on this home, and the professional photos really show off what it had to offers. Here’s what this home... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1438 Breda Avenue!

Como Park home SOLD! 1438 Breda Avenue in Como Park closed on 8/24 for 101% of list price! It generated a ton of interest its first weekend on the market, resulting in nearly two dozen showings and an offer within days of going live. Our stager worked her magic on this vacant home, and professional photography helped to bring out the best in this charming home. Here’s... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 782 Buffalo Street!

St. Paul Home SOLD! 782 Buffalo Street closed on 8/21, just 14 days after listing! Within days of listing, an excellent offer was received and accepted, and we were fortunate to work with the buyer and seller to confirm an exceptionally speedy closing. It couldn’t possibly have gone any smoother! Ready to sell YOUR St. Paul home? Contact us using the... (more)

Como home SOLD - 1463 Huron Street!

Another home SOLD in Como! This stunning home – located at 1463 Huron Street in the Como Park neighborhood – closed on 8/18 for 104% of list price! This was a brilliant example of a classic Como home that had been carefully and diligently updated, providing some fantastic upgrades while still maintaining the features and touches that make Como homes special.... (more)

Minneapolis home SOLD - 4414 S 42nd Ave!

Sometimes, all it takes is a little imagination and dedication to see something great in a home. That was the case with this home, at 4414 S 42nd Avenue in the Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis. This humble home was sold AS-IS, and its solid structure and gorgeous hardwood features gave buyers a glimpse of what could be. It received multiple offers within... (more)

Home SOLD in Minneapolis - 3157 32nd Avenue S!

This classic home – located at 3157 32nd Ave S in the Longfellow neighborhood – closed on 8/15 for 101% of list price! The owners had exceptional attention to detail and managed to maintain all the rich, original charm of this century-old home. The woodwork and hardwood floors alone were absolute show-stoppers! Our staging consultant didn’t have much to say... (more)

Buyer (and Seller) Beware: Email Fraud in Real Estate

The topic of wire fraud has been in the news over the years, and it’s again been on the minds of real estate professionals. From this alert in January to this storyjust last week, real estate professionals and their clients are being targeted by fraudsters. Some are losing tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in the process. This week, our team was hit... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1097 Montana Avenue!

We know Como well, and the updates and additions made to this home – located at 1097 Montana Avenue – made it a little slice of luxury in this charming neighborhood. It closed on 8/9/17 and looked absolutely exceptional during its time on the market. Our professional photographers did a knock-out job! Here’s a look at how the home appeared while listed: Interested... (more)

Another Como home SOLD - 1034 Hoyt Avenue!

We were delighted to help list this home, located at 1034 Hoyt Avenue in Como Park. It closed on 8/4 for 102% of list price! This gorgeous home received a consultation with our stager, and the professional photos really showed off all that the home had to offer. It’s little wonder that it received multiple offers within days of listing! Here’s how the home looked... (more)

Como home SOLD - 741 Como Avenue!

741 Como Avenue went from FOR SALE to CLOSED in a lightning-fast 17 days! It closed on 7/31 for 108% of list price, after receiving multiple offers its first weekend on the market. This home was presented vacant, which can pose a tricky job for photographers. But with such stunning, pristine woodwork and the right photographer, our team was able to make this... (more)

The Importance of Photography: Before and After

We talk a lot about great photography at the Korby Home Team, and with good reason. Your home deserves photos that captivate the viewer and make them want to see more. We believe so strongly in the importance of outstanding photos that we provide professional photography services to every client, on every listing. But rather than talk about it, we want to show... (more)

SOLD in Roseville - 1409 Ryan Avenue!

This immaculately-updated rambler – located at 1409 Ryan Avenue – closed on 7/27 for 107% of listing price! It hit the market on a Friday and had a whopping 31 showings the first weekend! That was all it took – an offer was officially accepted on Monday! Our professional staging consultant had an easy job in this classy home, and our photographers really helped... (more)

Mendota Heights home SOLD - 587 Kirchner Avenue!

Located at 587 Kirchner Avenue in Mendota Heights, this fantastic home closed on 7/27 for full list price! The situation here was something special, with an offer made even before the home hit the market. The home had been in the family for generations, and it was lovingly updated and maintained with attention toward its rich history. Our staging consultant... (more)

Roseville home SOLD - 2705 Farrington Street

HOME SOLD in Roseville! This rambler – at 2705 Farrington Street in Roseville – closed on 7/21 at 101% of list price! The homeowners worked hard to spruce up this lovely home, and with the help of our staging specialist and our professional photographers, we think the end result is pretty fantastic! Here’s how the home looked while listed on the market: Ready... (more)

Home SOLD in White Bear Lake - 2269 5th Street!

This lovely home – located 2269 5th Street in White Bear Lake – closed on 7/21! It was a beautiful home to list, with owners who respected the historic nature of this century-old home with all of their updates. Our staging consultant offered advice, and our professional photographers got all the right angles to showcase this home to its fullest. Here’s how the... (more)

6407 Oxbow Bend, Chanhassen - Pre-MLS Showings Available!

We’re delighted to offer this exceptional home – located at 6407 Oxbow Bend in Chanhassen – for pre-MLS showings! This 5br/5ba home will be arriving on the market on Friday, so don’t miss this opportunity to see it before it’s available to the general public. For inquiries and to schedule an appointment, please contact Sue Evens at 651-338-7753. Looking to... (more)

Home SOLD in Woodbury - 6766 Jenny Lane!

This single-level townhome – located at 6766 Jenny Lane in Woodbury – closed on 7/14 at 102% of list price! There was a ton of interest in this listing even before it hit the market, and the accepted offer was placed after its very first showing. Not a bad debut! Our staging consultant helped to put the finishing touches on this lovely space, and our professional... (more)

Edina home SOLD - 5213 W 56th Street!

This exceptionally-maintained mid-century modern home – at 5213 W 56th Street in Edina – spent only a few days on the market before receiving an offer at 102% of asking price! Our seller wanted to showcase the era of the home, and with the help of a professional stager who specializes in mid-century style and our professional photographer, the home packed a... (more)

SOLD in Roseville - 2729 Churchill Street!

This stunning custom-built home – at 2729 Churchill Street in Roseville – closed on 7/14 for 100% of list price! It made quite an impression when it hit the market, garnering an offer after its very first showing the day it was listed. Our sellers had exceptional taste and the home was beautifully styled, but a consultation with our staging professional served... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 806 Agate Street!

This sweet home – located at 806 Agate Street – closed on 7/12 for 105% of list price! It hit the market on a Friday and had dozens of showings by Monday. Within days, an offer had been accepted, and the rest is history! Our professional photographers did a fantastic job with this home: Looking to sell YOUR St. Paul home? Contact us using the form... (more)

Fall in Love With Your Home Again!

As we settle into our homes and the weeks – and, eventually, years – pass by, our homes become comfortable. Lived-in. They become an extension of our lives and families. But as time passes, some of that excitement of this great new home can slip away. Try some of these tips to rekindle the love you had the first day you moved in! • Rearrange the furniture. You... (more)

Como Park home COMING SOON - 741 Como Avenue!

Coming soon in Como Park! This 2br/1ba home will be hitting the market within the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Our professional photography team will be arriving at the property next week, so watch this space for more details! (more)

Fun on the 4th of July!

On Tuesday morning, our newest agent jumped into the fun at the St. Anthony Park Fourth in the Park celebration!  Sticking with the festival’s tradition of decorating bikes for the local parade, Colleen filled up a free booth with streamers, flags, and lots more. It was a beautiful day and we were happy to be a part of it! Thanks to Colleen for staffing... (more)

Another home SOLD! 1862 Berkeley Avenue

This gorgeous Mac/Grove home, at 1862 Berkeley Avenue, closed on 6/30 for 102% of list price! It, like so many other properties this year, hit the market with a splash and saw a ton of interest immediately upon listing. It’s a stunning home, and its beauty was highlighted by our professional staging consultation and professional photographs. Here’s how this... (more)

HOME SOLD in Como Park - 1094 Oxford Street!

It was another hot property in Como, with 1094 Oxford Street hitting the market on a Friday and seeing a flurry of activity over the weekend. By Monday, offers were in! This home closed on 6/29/17 for 103% of list price, and we know that professional photography and a consultation with our staging professional were part of this home’s success. Here’s how this... (more)

JUST SOLD in West St. Paul - 1076 Smith Avenue!

1076 Smith Avenue – in West St. Paul – closed on 6/22 for full list price! Our professional stager set the scene, and our photographers captured the home perfectly! Here’s a look at how the home appeared while on the market: Interested in learning more about selling YOUR St. Paul home? Buyers are competing, and sellers are reaping the rewards!... (more)

Moving Tips: People to Notify of Your Move

It’s easy to forget little details when caught up in the chaos of moving. Especially when you’re both buying and selling, there’s so much to keep track of! So allow us to provide a brief checklist of people who should know you’re moving. This one seems obvious, but so often there’s at least one friend or family member who slips through the cracks. Sit down and... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul - 1593 Margaret Street!

This charmer – at 1593 Margaret Street – closed on June 16th for 110% of list price. It featured a whopping 44 showings in its first weekend on the market and had an accepted offer within days of listing! The sellers received a complimentary staging consultation with our stager, and our photographers found all the right angles to make this home “pop” on listing... (more)

COMING SOON in Roseville - 1409 Ryan Avenue!

Roseville home COMING SOON! We have another fantastic listing coming this week, this time in Roseville! 1409 Ryan Avenue features 3br/3ba with a 2-car garage. Fenced yard, fireplace, workshop, and more! With today’s low inventory, homes are receiving offers within days of hitting the market! Interested in selling YOUR Roseville home? Contact us today using the... (more)

The Top 12 Do's and Don'ts for Borrowers

It’s a huge relief once a home loan has been approved. It feels like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but the process isn’t over until the loan has closed and the keys to your new home are in-hand. In fact, your loan can be denied after your approval, because underwriters may periodically check your credit report, to ensure no new activity... (more)

Another Como Park gem COMING SOON!

We’re excited to have yet another classic Como home coming onto the market in the upcoming weeks! 1471 Maywood Street is only blocks from Lake Como and will be ready to knock your socks off. It features 3br/1ba – we can’t wait to tell you more, so watch this space! With today’s low inventory, homes are receiving offers within days of hitting the market! Interested... (more)

SOLD in South St. Paul - 1158 5th Avenue!

2024 Manitou Avenue closed on 5/26/17 for 105% of list price. It generated a storm of showings in its first weekend on the market and had an accepted offer within days of listing! Our professional staging consultant worked her magic, guiding the sellers through the preparatory stage, and the home was ready to take the stage when our professional photographer... (more)

COMING FRIDAY in Longfellow - 3157 32nd Ave S

If you’re looking for original charm and century-old beauty, this is the home for you! 3157 32nd Avenue S in Minneapolis features gorgeous hardwood floors and original woodworking throughout, with sparkling leaded glass windows and elegant touches around every corner. With today’s ultra-low inventory, homes are selling within days of hitting the market. Don’t... (more)

JUST SOLD in Arden Hills - 1156 Benton Way

It’s been a season of success stories, and this home was no different! 1156 Benton Way in Arden Hills hit the market late on Friday, and by Monday, offers were in! It ultimately sold for 104% of list price, and we know that our proven strategy – which includes a professional staging consultation and professional photography – was part of this home’s success. Here’s... (more)

SOLD in Como Park - 1468 Saint Albans!

This fantastic home in Como Park, located at 1468 Saint Albans Street, closed on May 31 for 103% of list price! It generated interest as soon as it went live on the market and received an offer within the first weekend of being listed. The sellers received a consultation from our staging professional, and this guidance combined with professional photography... (more)

Another Como Park Home COMING SOON! 1463 Huron Street

Coming SOON in Como Park! One glance at our website and it’s easy to see that we love Como Park. The homes are stunning, fun is around the corner, and the location can’t be beat! 1463 Huron Street lives up to the neighborhood, with 3br/2ba and charm for days! This home has original features with updates where it counts, with a gorgeous sun room, custom oak cabinets,... (more)

COMING SOON in Como Park - 1097 Montana Avenue

Coming SOON in Como Park! 1097 Montana Ave W is located in the high-demand Como Park neighborhood and features 3br/3ba/2 car garage with loads of stunning features and upgrades! This is a rare find in Como Park with a private master suite, two laundry areas, beautifully finished upper and lower levels! With today’s super-low inventory, homes are selling within... (more)

COMING SOON in Roseville - 2729 Churchill Street

Coming on FRIDAY to the MLS! 2729 Churchill Street in Roseville will be coming to the MLS on May 26th! With 5br/4ba and 3000+ square feet – not to mention a phenomenal back yard – there’s tons of room for everyone! We can’t wait to see the professional photos this week, and we’re even more excited to share it with you on Friday. Stay tuned! With today’s super-low... (more)

SOLD in West St. Paul - 202 Muriel Blvd!

202 Muriel Boulevard closed on 5/19 for 104% of asking price! This gorgeous home received a lot of attention, earning multiple offers in the first weekend on the market. With the winning team of our staging consultant and our professional photographers, the home was able to hit the market running! Here’s a look at how the home appeared while on the market: Interested... (more)

Falcon Heights home SOLD! 1789 Hamline Avenue

This charming home in Falcon Heights closed on 5/16 for 107% of asking price! 1789 Hamline Avenue generated a huge amount of interest when it hit the market, earning 23 showings in its first three days. Our professional stager consulted with the homeowner to ensure the home was showcased to its full potential, and our photographers did a fantastic job of... (more)

COMING SOON - a mid-century modern in Edina!

Coming soon in Edina, 5213 W 56th Street offers 5br/3ba and ORIGINAL 1950’s features on a half-acre lot. Exceptionally maintained and beautifully showcased in this mid-century modern home! Coming to the MLS in early June! Contact Us Name:* Email* Phone What Brings You Here? Schedule a ShowingFree Market AnalysisFree Buyer ConsultationOther Schedule... (more)

Today is RED Day 2017!

Each year on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams Realty celebrates RED Day. Founded in 2009, RED Day – which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate – is our annual day of service and charity. It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the communities in which we live and work, fostering a spirit of togetherness and fellowship. Throughout the day,... (more)

Home SOLD in St. Paul! 2024 Manitou Avenue!

This lovely 3br/1ba home – at 2024 Manitou Avenue – closed on 5/9/17 for 104% of list price. It generated more than FIFTY showings in its first weekend on the market and had an accepted offer within days of listing! Our professional stager provided an outstanding consultation, which helped our sellers to take a home that had been customized for their children... (more)

Como Park home SOLD! 1463 Breda Avenue

We love our Como Park homes, and this was no exception! 1463 Breda Avenue closed on Friday for 104% of list price. It needed only 3 days on market to generate a rush of showings, and thanks to the input of our professional stager and the photos taken by our photographers, the selling process was over almost before it started! Here’s a look at how the home appeared... (more)

Mac-Grove home COMING SOON! 1862 Berkeley Ave!

Coming Soon in Mac-Grove! Coming on Friday to the MLS, 1862 Berkeley Avenue! This beautifully-maintained home, in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, features hardwood floors and original woodworking. There’s something to love in each and every room, from the lower level workbenches to the dining room buffet, the living room fireplace to the gorgeous three-season... (more)

COMING SOON in Como Park - 1094 Oxford St!

Coming Soon in Como Park! 1094 Oxford Street is coming to the MLS on Friday! Located in quiet South Como, this 3br/2ba home is the perfect blend of original beauty and recent updates. Features three-season porch, an enormous deck for entertaining, wood privacy fence, and tons of classic charm! With today’s ultra-low inventory, homes are selling within days of... (more)

Moving Tips: Simplify Your Packing

Buying and selling a home is a huge job, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle. In order to move into your beautiful new home, there’s one little detail you need to overcome: Packing. Below, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you maximize your time and make your move as easy as possible. For some people, this is the most exciting part of the move. It’s an... (more)

SOLD in St. Paul! 1154 Juliet Avenue

This phenomenal home in the Mac/Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul closed on Thursday! 1154 Juliet Avenue featured 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and it was professionally staged and photographed prior to listing. Here’s a look at how the home appeared while on the market: Interested in learning more about selling YOUR St. Paul home? Buyers... (more)

MN Truth in Sale of Housing Inspections

f you’re planning to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities area, the Truth in Sale of Housing inspection (or “TISH”) is something you may encounter. The requirements for this inspection may vary from city to city, so we’ve compiled a list of which cities need what kind of inspection. City Name Type of Inspection When Compliance By Bloomington Time of Sale Before... (more)

Keeping Chickens in the City

In these blogs, we talk a lot about the compromises one makes when choosing urban vs. rural life. But in many cities today, one compromise that doesn’t need to be made is keeping chickens. It’s true! An increasing number of cities are allowing backyard chicken-keeping, and both Minneapolis and St. Paul are among them. Cities allowing chickens have strict ordinances... (more)

Roseville home SOLD! 1270 Garden Avenue

This beautiful 1 1/2 story home, located at 1270 Garden Ave in Roseville, closed on 4/18 for 107% of list price after multiple offers! It generated a ton of attention as soon as it hit the market, hosting nearly 30 showings in only three days. It was professionally staged and photographed, which helped encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves in this... (more)

Upgrading Your New Home

Some of us are fortunate to snap up our dream home, ready-made, with nothing on the to-do list down the road. But for the rest of us, there may be one or two little tweaks we already have in mind. Maybe the kitchen is perfect except that funny backsplash, or the bathroom is everything you want except for that weird countertop. Having a few things on that “Upgrade... (more)

Coming Soon in St. Paul - 1593 Margaret St!

Coming Soon! 1593 Margaret Street in St. Paul is coming to the MLS this month! This single-story home boasts 4br/2ba and features a beautifully finished basement with fireplace! It’s been lovingly maintained by the same owners for decades, and their painstaking care shows in every aspect of this home. It won’t last long on the market! With inventory at rock-bottom... (more)

Simplify and declutter this spring!

Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual for many people, and decluttering is often goal number one. Unless you’ve specifically dedicated some time to regularly clearing out your home, chances are good that you’re in the same situation! If you need help finding a place to start, try out these tips: Start with 5 minutes. Tidying and decluttering feels like a daunting... (more)

Coming Soon in Arden Hills - 1156 Benton Way!

Coming Soon in Arden Hills! 1156 Benton Way in Arden Hills is coming to the MLS this Friday! Located in a quiet neighborhood just one block from a nature preserve, this 3br/2ba home is the perfect city retreat. Features two fireplaces, two decks for entertaining, and a beautifully-finished lower level! With today’s low-low-low inventory, homes are selling within... (more)

Earth Day Cleanup

On Saturday, April 22, the Korby Home Team will be joining the City of St. Paul in its 31st Annual Citywide Cleanup. From 9-11:30 am, volunteers across the metro area are invited to sign up and join fellow residents in cleaning up our neighborhoods and parks. Sites are available across the city, and the Korby Home Team will be focusing on an area near and dear... (more)

SOLD in Arden Hills - 2048 Stowe Avenue!

This split-level home, at 2048 Stowe Avenue in Arden Hills, closed on 3/29/17 for 101% of list price! It was professionally photographed, showcasing all it had to offer. Here’s how this property looked while listed on the market: Interested in learning more about selling YOUR Arden Hills home? Contact the Korby Home Team today to get a FREE... (more)

Coming Soon in Roseville - 2705 Farrington Street

Coming Soon! Another great Roseville home is coming to the market in April! 2705 Farrington Street is a 4br/2ba/1car home featuring expansive upper level deck and lower-level walkout patio. Conveniently located just off County Rd C West and only one block from Acorn Park! With today’s low-low-low inventory, homes are selling within days of hitting the market.... (more)

Looking Back at 2015 and 2016 - Como Park homes SOLD

With Como Park inventory continuing to be extremely low, homes that hit the market are getting offers almost immediately upon listing – often multiple offers! So we’re taking some time to look back the great homes we’ve sold in Como Park over the past few years. 1472 Como Avenue 777 Hoyt Avenue 1543 Holton Street 908 Idaho Avenue Interested in selling YOUR Como... (more)

Coming to the MLS in April - 1468 St. Albans St!

Coming Soon in Como Park! 1468 St. Albans Street in the Como Park neighborhood is coming to the MLS in April! Here’s another home that has something for everyone, with beautiful updates that include a fireplace, appliances, and a backyard oasis featuring a hot tub. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, there’s enough room for the whole family! With today’s low-low-low... (more)

Coming Soon in Como Park - 1463 Breda Ave!

1463 Breda Avenue in the Como Park neighborhood is coming to the MLS in late March! This 4br/2ba/2car home is perfectly located, within walking distance of both Como Park and the State Fairgrounds. With inventory at rock-bottom levels, homes are selling within days of hitting the market. Don’t miss your chance to see this home! Interested in selling YOUR Como... (more)

Another home SOLD in Como Park! 958 Nevada Ave

This beautifully-updated home, at 958 Nevada Ave W, closed on 3/22/17 for 102% of list price! It turned more than a few heads, resulting in multiple offers in its first three days on the market. The home was professionally photographed, which captured this home’s charm perfectly. Here’s how this property looked while listed on the market: Interested... (more)

Gardening on a Smaller Scale

Living in the city has some definite advantages. It often reduces commute times and brings us closer to shopping and entertainment options. But land is often at a premium in the city, which means our yards take a hit. The typical St. Paul city lot is less than half the size of a lot in the outer suburbs. For those who want to enjoy gardening, it can seem impossible. Fortunately,... (more)

Another Como Park home SOLD! 1660 Fernwood St

This lovely Como Park home, located at 1660 Fernwood Street, closed on 3/14/17 for 103% of list price! It generated an impressive 46 showings and multiple offers in the first three days on the market. The home was professionally staged and photographed, to show off the charm of this 1930s home. Here’s how this property looked while listed on the market:   Interested... (more)

Home SOLD in Roseville! 2833 Virginia Avenue

This charming rambler, located at 2833 Virginia Avenue in Roseville, closed on 3/7/17 for 102% of list price! The home was professionally photographed, which really made it shine. Thinking of selling YOUR Roseville home? Contact us using the form at right to find out more! (more)

It's déjà vu all over again with Low Inventory in the Twin Cities

In January of 2016, we made this blog post about the very low inventory on the market, and this year, it’s more of the same! Low inventory is driving up competition, and with that competition, prices are on the rise. Multiple offers are the name of the game right now on the hottest new properties. Homes are selling faster now than they were at this time last... (more)

Roseville 3BR/1BA coming soon!

COMING SOON in Roseville on Garden Ave! Beauiful 3BR/1BA/2car home in Roseville coming to the market this month! This home features hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, dining room, large fully fenced yard.  Walking distance to plenty of shops – Cub Foods, Caribou Coffee, House of Wong restaurant!  Easy access to both downtowns, the State Fair, and Como Park! Interested... (more)

Falcon Heights listing COMING SOON!

COMING SOON in Falcon Heights! This fantastic 3br/2ba home – at 1789 Hamline Ave N in Falcon Heights – is coming to the MLS this month! Full of charm with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, large backyard, and beautiful porch and patio. Located less than a block from Larpenteur – Como Park is only a few blocks away. Don’t let this one pass by without a... (more)

Planting with a Purpose

If you’ve followed the news in the past decade, even at a passing glance, you’ve likely heard talk about pollinators. Specifically: the disappearance of millions of insects that, along with birds, help to pollinate the plants and trees that provide food for us all. There simply aren’t as many pollinators around as there once were, and scientists are racing to... (more)

A Look Back at 2016 - Como Park homes SOLD

With Como Park inventory being as low as it is, homes that hit the market are getting offers almost immediately upon listing – often multiple offers! So we thought we would take a look back at some of the great homes we’ve sold in the neighborhood in the past year. 1428 Breda Avenue 1390 Arona Street 1247 Avon Street 1154 Hoyt Avenue Interested in selling... (more)

SOLD in Falcon Heights - 1785 Hamline Ave

We were delighted by this rare opportunity, 1785 Hamline Avenue in Falcon Heights, a vacant lot within the city limits. With easy access to the State Fairgrounds, Como Park, and major freeways, we knew it would sell quickly – and it did! This lot spent less than 2 weeks on the market before it was snapped up by a local builder. Have a look at this great opportunity: Interested... (more)

Creating Potential With Home Staging

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 of these would grab your attention first:... (more)

Another home SOLD in Como Park! 980 Victoria St

This charming home, located at 980 Victoria St in the beautiful Como Park neighborhood, closed on 1/18/17 for 100% of list price! It spent only 17 days on the market and had 15 showings. The home was professionally photographed, which served to highlight the bright and airy design of this turn-of-the-century home! Here’s how this property looked while listed... (more)

Living Smaller in the City

Large, expansive homes are big draws in the suburbs, and while it’s possible to find 2000-square-foot homes in the city, those home buyers who want to live in the middle of it all may find themselves limited in space. After all, space is at a premium in downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis, and even if large properties are found, they can be prohibitively priced... (more)

List your home in winter for spring rewards!

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and for many people, it’s a time of home buying and selling. There are plenty of reasons to sell in the spring – pleasant weather for cleaning up and clearing out, warmer temperatures for packing moving vans, and we all seem to have a little more energy after we’ve thawed out. So it’s no wonder that many sellers bide their... (more)

Ramsey home SOLD - 6140 172nd Ln NW!

This phenomenal house – located at 6140 172nd Ln NW in Ramsey – closed on 1/6/17 and generated lots of buzz during its time on the MLS! With 36 buyer showings, some of them repeat visits, we knew we had a really neat property on our hands. The sellers consulted with our stager, and professional photographs were ordered to show off all that this home had to offer.... (more)

Como Park listing coming in February!

Winter snapshots don’t do this lovely 3br/1ba home justice, but allow this photo to pique your curiosity! Located at 1660 Fernwood St in the high-demand Como Park neighborhood, only blocks from the golf course! Breakfast nook, hardwood floors, front bay window, and all the charm you’d expect from this historic neighborhood. Put this one on your radar – coming... (more)

Woodbury condo SOLD! 6333 Alderwood Circle

This bright, airy condo – at 6333 Alderwood Circle in Woodbury – closed on 1/3/17 with multiple offers! It sold for 102% of list price after only 10 buyer showings. The seller consulted with our professional stager to maximize her home’s showing potential. We think the results are clear when we look at these gorgeous photographs! It pays to use professionals! Here’s... (more)

SOLD in Shoreview - 4035 Victoria St N!

This condo, at 4035 Victoria St. N in Shoreview, needed only two weeks on the market to find a new owner! It was beautifully staged and professionally photographed, and these elements combined with our marketing strategies resulted in 10 showings. What a difference it makes! A look at how the property appeared on the market: Looking to sell... (more)

Winter in Como Park

Most locals are familiar with the many things Como Park has to offer during warmer months. From the miles of walking paths and outdoor eateries to the Como Park Zoo, it’s easy to think of things to do on a sunny summer day in the neighborhood. When winter hits, it can be tempting to lock ourselves away at home and overlook all the great activities that deserve... (more)

Just SOLD in Thomas-Dale! 1023 Van Buren

This home, located at 1023 Van Buren Ave, closed on 12/20/16 at 103% of list price! Listed on 10/14/16, it spent only 24 days on market and generated 14 buyer showings. The home was professionally photographed, to highlight its beauty. This approach ensured that it was presented competitively within the market, and the sale price reflects success! Here’s how... (more)

Como Park listing COMING SOON!

COMING SOON in Como Park! Check out this beautiful 3br/2ba at 958 Nevada Ave W in the desirable Como Park neighborhood, only two blocks from Lake Como! Did someone say “fireplace?” This home has something for everyone, with original charm and numerous updated amenities. Main level hardwood flooring and fireplace, cozy family room with wet bar in the basement.... (more)

How to Create an Aggressive Marketing Strategy to Sell Your Home Fast

How to Create an Aggressive Marketing Strategy to Sell Your Home Fast November 29, 2016 by Travis Leave a Comment (Edit) The real estate market is incredibly competitive. Not only do you have to show possible buyers why they should love your home, but you also have to prove why yours is a better fit for them than your neighbor’s house, the house for sale down... (more)

Multiple Offers in November?

In the past week, our team has again experienced multiple offers – wait, isn’t the Real Estate market supposed to be slowing down this time of year?  Well, yes and no.  Historically, less homes come on the market in November and December: Over the past 3 years we have seen that trend continue.  However, the major difference we have seen this year is that inventory... (more)

Housing Market: Then and Now

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 estate agents aren’t being replaced... (more)

Why millennials are the future of real estate

In article just published on Inman by Andrea Brambila, Zillow recently released the results of a 160-question survey of 13,000 homebuyers, home sellers, homeowners and renters.  Take a look: Article from: http://www.inman.com/2016/10/18/zillow-group-millennials-future-real-estate/ BYANDREA V. BRAMBILA STAFF WRITER Key Takeaways Zillow Group has released... (more)

2016 Election and its Effect on the Housing Market

The 2016 Presidential Election has been anything but normal and regardless of who is elected into office, people are wondering what will happen to the housing market.  We wanted to spend some time looking to the past in order to have a better understanding of housing trends during election years. When people are uncertain, they often wait to make any major life... (more)

Where has all the inventory gone?

Fall is in the air – leaves are changing colors, Vikings are 3-0 (who would have thought that?) and homes are in multiple offers…Wait, what?  Yes, we are still seeing multiple offers on homes rather frequently.  How could that be?  For starters, when reviewing the most recent numbers from the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR) we have about 16% less... (more)

Secure Your Home when Listed

September is Realtor safety month and last week I had the pleasure of taking a class at St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR) learning about how to keep clients and agents safe.  One of the newest trends that was shared in the class was the prevalence of prescription drugs and other valuables being stolen from the property.  The presenter (an ex-police... (more)

How Not to Price a Home

Some homeowners want to price their home for up to $30,000 higher than market value. They think by pricing the home higher, they leave room for low-ball offers. This thinking in theory is sound, but in reality, it doesn’t offer the results you’d expect. Statistically, a home that is well priced will sell more quickly and closer to list price than one that is... (more)

What time of year should I sell my house?

Most homeowners ask this question when they start planning to sell. It’s a perfect question because timing can make a big difference in how long it takes to sell. If you have the need for speed, then timing is even more important. Depending on where you live, there are times that are better than others for putting your house on the market. The first step is to... (more)

The 5 Undeniable Benefits of Owning a Home vs Renting

The 5 Undeniable Benefits of Owning a Home vs Renting There are definitely times in life when renting makes sense, but the advantages and benefits of owning a home far outweigh renting.  There are five primary advantages for owning a home. Rent payments are so unpredictable and typically rise annually, but most mortgage payments remain unchanged for the entire... (more)

Man Cave Garages

I had always thought a “Man Cave” was a basement tricked out with 65″ plasma flat screen TVs, pool tables and recliners perfect for the big game.  Not until recently when we had moved, had I noticed a trend – as I would walk by homes in our neighborhood either going for an evening run or bringing the kids up to the park, I noticed the familiar glow of flat screen... (more)

Looking for a great location and low maintenance?

If you are looking for a great townhouse in the northern suburbs, look no further! This great 3BR/3BA/2car garage townhouse in Maplewood was built in 2005 and it will be hitting the market soon! Unit is a quad located near the junction of 694 and Hwy 61 near Costco and Beam Avenue. Lots of shops, restaurants, the public library and Maplewood Mall are all within... (more)

The Importance of Inspection Language

Inspections often take place on almost every real estate transaction.  If your a seller, you are often sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear what is discovered with the inspection – those 3-4 hours of being out of your home knowing someone is going through it just looking for issues can be extremely stressful.  When you are purchasing, often during and... (more)

Roseville Home SOLD - 3100 Oxford St. N.

Roseville Home SOLD – 3100 Oxford St. N., Roseville, MN 55113.  Within a week of being on the market, we had 14 showings and multiple offers on 3100 Oxford St. N. in Roseville.   The combination of the seller’s work they put into getting the home ready for the market and our aggressive marketing plan ended up with the home selling for $10,000 more than list price!... (more)

Roseville Home SOLD FAST!

Roseville Home SOLD Fast – 1751 Skillman Ave., Roseville, MN 55113 was sold in 1 week on the market.  We had a total of 13 showings in the first 7 days and had an offer signed on day 7.  1751 Skillman Ave. in Roseville was an amazing home we had listed for sale and pride of ownership showed through out!  Take a look: 1751 Skillman Avenue... (more)

Agent Fiduciary Duties

In any relationship certain “duties” are involved to ensure all parties needs are met.  At work, most likely you have set list of tasks that are done on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.  With kids, well dependent on their agent, your Duties might involve the Doodie 🙂 – In Real Estate, out duties are very clear in what we owe our clients, every time – regardless... (more)

Como Park Home SOLD - 1340 Arona

Como Park Home SOLD! 1340 Arona St., St. Paul MN! In just one week of being on the market, this home garnered 73 Showings, 11 Offers and a Sale Price $25,000+ over the asking price! 1340 Arona St., Como Park, MN 55108 Interested in more information about selling YOUR Como Park home? Contact us using the form to the right! (more)

Press Release: Spring Market Draws out Eager Buyers; Sellers Still on Hold

  Spring Market Draws out Eager Buyers; Sellers Still on Hold Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 14, 2016) – With the spring market officially underway, both buyer and seller activity rose in March 2016 compared to last March. Buyers signed 5,861 new purchase agreements, pushing pending sales up a respectable 12.6 percent. Would-be sellers were still concerned... (more)

Things are getting a little CRAZY!

March 2016 marketed a new record month for the 13-County Twin Cities Region with 5,301 signed purchase agreements…5,301 purchase agreements is the highest March total since 2005, and was a 30% increase from March 2015.  That is a huge number – in fact, not one that we have seen in a while.  Our office is receiving calls almost daily asking about upcoming... (more)

Coming Soon - Just Like New Construction!

Amazing chance to own just like New Construction without the wait!  4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom 3 Car Garage with 3,100+ finished square feet!  Upgrades through out – Granite Countertops, Hardwood Floors, Luxury Owners Bath and Walk in Shower – simply a must see.  Will be available mid April on the MLS.   2665 Heron Lane Victoria, MN 55386 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom,... (more)

Coming Soon in West St. Paul - 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath!

Just listed in West St. Paul – Coming to the market Mid-April.  Two-Story Tudor on quiet block – will sell quickly! 1076 Smith Ave. S. West St. Paul, MN 55118 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage – 2,200+ Finished Square Feet Listed with Shawn Korby of Keller Williams Integrity Realty.  If you are working with an agent, please have your agent contact Shawn directly... (more)

Coming Soon in Vadnais Heights - 5 Bedroom/3 Bath!

Coming Soon in Vadnais Heights – 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath with 3,000+ finished square feet!  Will be available on the MLS End of April. 648 Willow Grove Lane Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage 3,000+ Finished Sq. Ft. – Move in Ready! Listed with Shawn Korby of Keller Williams Integrity Realty.  If you are working with an agent, please have your... (more)

Closing Day - What to Expect.

The BIG day has finally arrived – the truck is all packed, the movers are ready and the pizzas have been ordered – Its MOVING DAY!  There is nothing better than capping off a smooth sale than a stress free closing.  Here are a few of the common questions we get from our clients when closing day approaches. When will the final walk-through be?  The final walk-through... (more)

SOLD Before the MLS

Did you know that who you know in Real Estate is just as important as what you know?  Networking in Real Estate has always been there and always will be.  Any successful agent or team will know about homes before the rest of the general public through the MLS.  For example, as of today (3/23/16) our team currently has 15 listings withheld from the MLS (meaning... (more)

Maximize Your Return on Investment

Often times we are asked what kind of a return will we get on our investment when updating a home.  The return is often subject to the price point of the home, location and quality of craftsmanship.  Having uncle Ed show up and slap together a “New Kitchen” is going to be less appealing to a buyer than bringing in a pro.  I did a quick search in Google to see... (more)

The Science Behind Selling

I happened to come across and article last year released by Realtor.com titled “The Sneaky Science of Selling Your Home Revealed!”  Instantly I was intrigued.  The article did not disappoint (click here if you would like to read the full article).   Through out the article, there are several points that tie into the psychology of selling a home.  A few key points... (more)

3 Steps to Make Sure You Are Ready for BUYING in the 2016 Spring Market?

Over the past few weeks we have been seeing early indicators of another amazing Spring Market.  Multiple offers are happening what seems to be almost daily, homes are selling in less than a day on the market or even before they hit the MLS.  Here are 3 steps to help ensure you get the home of your dreams when you see it. Make Sure You are Pre-Approved.  This... (more)

Pre-Spring Market

Multiple offers, sold before the on the MLS, buyer needs emails internally…Inventory levels are low – real low right now.  However, we are starting to see the Pre-Spring Market come into play.  According to the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR), we are seeing an uptick in inventory as of last couple of weeks:   However, when we examine where... (more)

Roseville Home Sold

We recently had the pleasure in helping sell an absolute 10+ home in Roseville, MN.  1420 Sextant Ave, Roseville MN 55113 was an absolute gem!  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a little over 2,000 finished square feet – located in the heart of Roseville.  The results of this sale are when preparation meets promotion – the home was amazing, however it was empty.  Our... (more)

Low Inventory Levels in the Twin Cities

Current inventory levels in the Twin Cities are at an 10+ year low.  We typically see less homes available on the market during the beginning of a New Year, however this coupled with the slight increase in interest rates over the past few weeks are creating the perfect storm for selling this Spring or sooner.  Last year (2015) started off with a huge bang –... (more)

Update! Gorgeous Cathedral Hill condo hits market 1/21!

In the heart of the Cathedral Hill neighborhood lies a beautiful building called the Aberdeen. Built in 2005 and blending in to the elegance and charm of the surrounding homes, this luxury condo building holds 57 units in an upscale, secure building within walking distance to some of the best restaurants and shops in Saint Paul! Bike lanes carry you off to adventures... (more)

Como Park Home SOLD - 1090 Oxford St N

Just SOLD in Como Park, 1090 Oxford St. N., St. Paul, MN.  A great-looking home in the ideal Como Park neighborhood! 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom and 2 Car Garage.  1090 Oxford St. N. was an amazing property that was staged, photographed and marketed right to ensure a quick sale at top dollar.  Take a look at how the pictures and staging turned out: If... (more)

Metro Area Home Sales Best Since 2006

One of the best parts of working in the real estate industry is watching market trends and how shifts in the market can happen quickly.  Often times, as agents we see it first hand before the rest of the media picks up on it.  This happened a few years back right around Feb. when we began seeing multiple offers on what seemed to be everything.  Overtime the pendulum... (more)

Roseville Home SOLD - 1646 Oakcrest

Roseville Home SOLD – 1646 Oakcrest Ave., Roseville MN 55113 Sold in just over 2 weeks on the market.  This home was amazing!  Our seller did it right with getting the home ready for the market and also having our professional stager come in and stage the home.  What a difference it makes when hiring an Agent to sell a home with having the right stager and photographer... (more)

Vadnais Heights Luxury Home SOLD - 428 Oak Creek

Vadnais Heights Luxury Home SOLD – 428 Oak Creek Circle sold.  Beautiful home w/many updates, pond view, on “Where the Creek Bends”! Tons of updates: new roof, new carpet & paint, landscaping, New granite in kitchen, bar. Lots of storage. On cul-de-sac. Bike paths 1.5 blocks. Plenty of space for entertaining.  Take a look for yourself: This... (more)

Selling a Roseville 55+ Condo

We were fortunate enough to help out a client selling a Co-op unit in Greenhouse Village of Roseville.  Selling a Co-op has its own set of rules, one of which was the seller was only able to accept a cash offer as with a Co-op, the buyer is buying shares not real estate.  The shares that are owned allow for the buyer to occupy a unit within the complex.  We were... (more)

Overcome the Fear of Selling

In a recent post that was sent out from Dave Ramsey’s Real Estate minute the headlining topic was “How to Overcome the Fear of Selling Your Home.”  If you would have asked me a few years back what I thought about this, I would have shrugged my shoulders and said suck it up and get to work.  However, with our family of 6 just recently selling (4 under the age... (more)

Top Tips to Prevent Burglary

In a recent sitting for Como Park District 10, Crime Prevention Specialist Pam McCreary and Police Commander Paul Lovino spent some time talking about what you can do to minimize your risk ofburglary: Top Tips to Prevent Burglary  Lock your doors and windows, even if you’re home or in the yard. Don’t leave your garage door open... (more)

Twin Cities Real Estate Market Remains Active

We are not currently seeing the flurry of activity we saw back in the Spring of this year, however we are still seeing a lot of activity with serious buyers.  Last week, our team listed 3 homes for sale and had them both under contract within 48 hours.  This may be an isolated case – but when talking with other agents in our Keller Williams officer in Roseville,... (more)

Mac/Grove Duplex SOLD by Shawn Korby

Mac/Grove Duplex SOLD in 6 DAYS!  We listed the property for sale on 8/29 and ended up with multiple offers.  The home had been previously listed with another agent for over 140+ days without selling.  With the right staging, professional photography and work done by the seller in order to properly prepare the home for the market, this one really stood out from... (more)

White Bear Lake Home SOLD - 3667 Cranbrook Dr.

We sold 3667 Cranbrook Dr. in White Bear Lake within 3 days of being on the market at full price.  A lot of work into getting the home ready for market behind the scenes during the preparation process.  Newly refinished hardwood floors, tile backsplash/granite counter top, knock down ceilings and more.  Take a look to see how the photos turned out: #gallery-2... (more)

Como Park House SOLD - 1538 Grotto St. N.

1538 Grotto St. N. SOLD in less than a week with multiple offers in Como Park.  1538 Grotto St. N. is located in the premier St. Paul neighborhood of Como Park and was listed at $189,900 and SOLD for $196,000.  Take a look at this one of kind Como Park Charmer: Looking to BUY or SELL in Como Park or any surrounding area? Contact Shawn Korby... (more)

Como Park Home SOLD - 1468 Canfield Ave.

Just closed, 1468 Canfield Ave. in the heart of the Como Park neighborhood.  We listed 1468 Canfield Ave. on the MLS and had multiple offers on the Como Park home within 12 days.  The home was listed for sale for $219,900 and ended up selling for $226,500.  Take a look at this amazing Como Park Home: Shawn Korby, KW Realtor 651-442-0829 Looking... (more)

New Rules Coming Soon.

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.  These changes however are driven by... (more)

Gary Keller's Real Estate Market Update

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan kicked off Mega Agent Camp (large Keller Williams training event) with an update on the US housing markets. Keller reminded the audience that agents are the local economist for their clients. It is imperative that when talking to buyers and sellers they make sure to have the most current information available to help clients understand... (more)

1381 Arona St., Como Park SOLD - 3 Days!

We listed 1381 Arona St. in Como Park on 6/4/2015 and was under contract within 72 hours.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home was located in an ideal West Como Park neighborhood.  We had 11 showings within the first 3 days of being live on the MLS.  This created the perfect amount of exposure/interest and helped to generate a full price offer for our Como Park... (more)

Bloomington Home Sold - 8220 Oregon Circle

We had the privilege in selling 8220 Oregon Circle, Bloomington, MN 55438 this year.   This home was incredible and its owners took amazing care of it.  4BR/3BA and over 2,700 square feet.  We listed it on 5/16/2015 and had 4 offers almost immediately!  This is a result of proper preparation meeting excellent promotion.  We ended up closing for $15,000 over the... (more)

Oakdale Historic Home Sold - 7081 30th St. N.

We had the pleasure of working with the seller of 7081 30th St. N., Oakdale, MN 55128 and helping assist them in selling one of the oldest homes in Oakdale.  The attention to detail and the scenic views were amazing.  We listed 7081 30th St. N. on 6/11/2015 and had an incredible amount of interest right out of the gates.  We invited the neighborhood to a Showcase... (more)

The Smart Home

The Smart Home It is now easier than ever to control virtually everything in a home with the simple click of a button or smart phone app. What was once only science fiction has become reality. Not only can smart gadgets make homes more convenient and efficient, they also have the potential to increase home values and make them more attractive to buyers. Here... (more)

Como Park - 1543 Holton Street SOLD

Another fantastic Como Park Home SOLD in 4 Days!  1543 Holton St. in St. Paul was listed for sale through the MLS on 5/15/2015 for the list price of $299,900.  1543 Holton St. showcased 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and 2,250 finished square feet in a premier location in the Como Park neighborhood.  Prior to listing 1543 Holton St. in Como Park, Shawn Korby was able... (more)

Just SOLD - 1611 Dunlap St. N., Como Park

Just Closed Today in Como Park – 1611 Dunlap St. N., Como Park, MN 55108.  Just an absolutely awesome home – 11 Showings in the first 4 days on the market and a Full Price Offer!  Great location, amazing preparation of the property and the right price all contributed to a quick sale and a great offer.  Here is how the property looked:   Interested... (more)

Recent Como Park Home Sold

Sold in 3 days with Multiple Offers in Como Park, 1492 Midway Parkway in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul had a flurry of activity right out of the gate!  With 12 showings in the first 72 hours, we knew we had a special property.  This cute one-Story, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home was listed at $184,900 and sold for 100% of the list price.  The preparation... (more)

New listing coming soon to West Como! 4BR, 3BA, 2Car

Coming soon to Como Park! Just listed and not yet on the market in Como Park! 1381 Arona St. is located in the heart of West Como Park and will be available for showings to the general public in June.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is well maintained and ready for you to call it home! Close to Como Golf Course, Como Zoo, Como Lake and Park. Walk to the MN... (more)

Home Sold in Roseville, MN - 320 Minnesota Ave.

Just SOLD in Roseville, MN – 320 Minnesota Ave., Roseville, MN 55113.  This gorgeous home was listed on 4/9/15 and had an accepted offer within the week. In the first 72 hours on the market, we had 14 showings already scheduled – WOW!  The property was immaculate and the sellers spent a lot of time and energy into following our stager’s suggestions... (more)

Como Park SOLD - 1408 Arlington Ave. W

What a fun property this was to sell in the Como Park neighborhood!  We listed 1408 Arlington Ave. W. in Como Park on the MLS 4/9/15 and the flurry of activity began.  We had 8 showings scheduled within the first 24 hours of being on the market!  That is usually a great sign for the seller.  In less than 24 hours we had a fully signed and executed purchase agreement... (more)

Influx of New Listings Fuels Twin Cities Housing Market

Anyone on the front line of the real estate industry has felt the pressure of the market.  I cannot remember the last time we either had an offer or helped a buyer write an offer that was not in multiple offers.  Today a News Release was sent out on behalf of SPAAR: The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® announced today that a 10.7 percent boost in new... (more)

Coming soon - Como Park Charmer!

Coming soon: 1543 Holton St This Como Park charmer is just listed and not yet on the market in Como Park! 1543 Holton St. is located in the heart of the Como Park neighborhood and will be available to the general public this week.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is well maintained and ready for you to call it home! Walk to Como Golf Course, Como Zoo, Como Lake... (more)

4 Tips top Keep You Out of the Doghouse When Selling.

Selling a home is stressful enough for home owners, but selling a home with pets can be even more stressful. In addition to the usual concerns home owners have, clients with pets also have to consider if they should move their animals out while the home is for sale, how much it will cost to repair any pet-related damage and if pet odor will deter potential buyers. Unfortunately... (more)

Coming soon to Como Park! 3BR/1BA/1Car

Coming soon to Como Park, 1611 Dunlap Just listed and not yet on the market in Como Park! 1611 Dunlap St. is located in the heart of Como Park and will be available to the general public this week.  This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is well maintained and ready for you to call it home! Walk to Como Golf Course, Como Zoo, Como Lake and Park. Close to the MN State... (more)

Vadnais Heights home coming soon! 5BR/4BA/3Car

Our team has many new listings that are coming up this spring throughout the areas of Saint Paul and surrounding suburbs. The newest Vadnais Heights home we will have on the market will be a five bedroom, four bathroom with a three car garage home coming up near Vadnais Regional Park. This fantastic home has lots of space for entertaining as well as having a... (more)

How Important is Culture in Business?

In a recently published article by David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan of Stanford, a closer look at the culture of a business and the impact it may have used Keller Williams Realty as a case study.  At the core of Keller Williams, the company’s belief system can be summarized by: “WI4C2TS” Win-win – or no deal Integrity – do the right thing Customers – always... (more)

Citywide Spring Clean-Up

Join forces with family, friends and neighbors alike to clean up the garbage that has recently become exposed due to the melting snow. We invite everyone –families, friends, neighbors–to come together to help beautify the city of Saint Paul. Participating is easy! Register below, and then drop by your selected Cleanup Site any time between 9:00 and 11:30... (more)

Just Sold in Highland Park

We had so much fun working on selling 620 Saratoga St. S. in the Highland Neighborhood of St. Paul.  This home was truly amazing and we were lucky enough to work with a client that put all the effort in possible to make the home truly shine.  When we listed it, the pictures looked amazing – check a few of these out: #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7... (more)

Como Park Neighborhood Garage Sale

Looking to do some Spring Cleaning?  Como Park will be having their annual neighborhood garage sale on Saturday May 16th.  Signing up is fast an easy on the District 10 Como Park website.  Here is the link to sign up ($15 registration fee): http://district10comopark.org/2015_garage_sale.html.  Registration includes a listing on the printed and online garage sale... (more)

New Como Park Home, Coming Soon to Market.

Listing Coming Soon in Como Park, St. Paul at 1492 Midway Parkway – will be available on the MLS on April 1st. 1492 Midway Parkway, Como Park 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Como Park listing for sale with Shawn Korby of Keller Williams and Top Como Park Realtor.  For more information or for an updated Como Park market analysis on your Como Park Home, contact Shawn... (more)

"Buyer and Seller Activity Surged in February"

By Aubray Erhardt on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 (http://www.mplsrealtor.com/blog/after-three-full-years-of-price-gains-recovery-shows-renewed-vigor/) The Twin Cities housing market showed refreshed signs of strength last month, partly in anticipation of what looks to be a promising spring market as well as favorable interest rates. Buyer and seller activity... (more)

New Como Park Home Coming Soon.

Home will be on the market mid March and will sell quickly once made available to the public.  If you are looking for a Como Park home not listed on the MLS, take a look and feel free to contact us to learn more about this home or to schedule a private showing before the rest of the Como Park Home Buyers know about it.  Fill out the form to the right to get... (more)

Monthly Housing Market Report for Twin Cities | Feb. 2015

Each month, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) puts together an excellent video on what is happening in the Twin Cities Real Estate Market  called the “Skinny.” In this month’s edition a couple things stood out:  Many anticipate a robust Spring 2015 market as there is less inventory on and home prices have continued to climb steadily. Some great... (more)

Monthly Housing Market Report for Twin Cities | Jan. 2015

Each month, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) puts together an excellent video on what is happening in the Twin Cities Real Estate Market  called the “Skinny.” In this month’s edition a couple things stood out:  Many anticipate a robust Spring 2015 market as there is less inventory on and home prices have continued to climb steadily. It is... (more)

St. Paul Area Association of Realtors Annual Report

Each month, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) puts together an excellent video on what is happening in the Twin Cities Real Estate Market.  In this addition, MAAR discusses housing trends for Twin Cities and round out the 2014 year as another recovery year. Could 2015 be your year to get in a new home?  Are you thinking about selling your Twin... (more)

Real Estate Housing Recap for Twin Cities 2014

Each month, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) puts together an excellent video on what is happening in the Twin Cities Real Estate Market.  In this addition, MAAR discusses housing trends for Twin Cities and round out the 2014 year as another recovery year. Could 2015 be your year to get in a new home?  Are you thinking about selling your Twin... (more)

How does the POLAR VORTEX Help Sellers?

It was about this time last year when I recall looking at the Community Bank Sign across the street from our office and seeing -20 when the temperature would scroll by.   Brrrr….It was frosty out.  Over the past few days we have seen some pretty cool days roll through the Twin Cities.  With frigid temperatures out, you would think that anything regarding having... (more)

Success Story in December

Often times, a seller is not ready the day we go out to the property for the appointment.  Our stager needs to come out and see the home, de-cluttering and painting typically need to be done – it can sometimes take a month or so to get ready.  We would always prefer to put the hard work in on the front end so that the home shows in the best light.  When we list... (more)

Como Park Housing Review - 2014

The year is starting to wind down and Christmas lights are beginning to fill the our neighborhoods.  Housing often takes a back seat to Holiday traditions and celebrations, which gives us a great opportunity to review what has happened in Como Park in 2014, and what we are expecting to see take place in 2015.  In doing our research, we pulled up a graph of a... (more)

Happy Thanks Giving!

The Korby Home Team wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving and nothing but the best.  Thanksgiving is such a great time of year as it gives us all a chance to slow down from the day to day activities of life and remember what we are all thankful for.  We all feel very blessed to be in the business of helping others and consider it a great honor to help families... (more)

Selling in Spring? (hint: start now!) Here's how.

If you are thinking of selling your home in spring, don’t wait until after the first of the year to get started. Now is the time to put your plan in place and reduce stress in the spring! Contact us today to set an appointment and we can set you up with a winning strategy to get your home sold in the shortest amount of time for the most money! Taken from daveramsey.com: Interview... (more)

What WE are about.

This is my (Travis) favorite time of year for business.  Being a self-proclaimed number nerd at heart, this always gives us an opportunity as a team to look at where we have been and where we are going.  To set goals for how many people and families we are going to help for the next year, and how we get there.  During our business planning session last week,... (more)

Affordable Como Park Homes

Affordable Como Park Homes for sale in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul.  Find the best Como Park deals with Local Como Park Realtor, Shawn Korby and his Team of Como Park Agents, Korby Home Team of Keller Williams.  Let the Como Park Specialists know if there is anything that you would like to see in person. $181,000 : 1374 Breda Avenue, Saint Paul 4... (more)

Woodbury High End Homes for Sale

Looking for Woodbury High End Homes for Sale – find the BEST Executive Homes for Sale in Woodbury fast and easy.  Search Woodbury Luxury Homes and Woodbury Executive Townhomes, up to date with the high end homes for sale in Woodbury. $639,000 : 3113 Arden Drive, Woodbury 5 beds, 4 baths Home size: 4,226 sq ft Lot size: 16,988 sqft Year built: 2006 Listed... (more)

High End Arden Hills Homes for Sale

High End Arden Hills Homes for Sale in Arden Hills MN.  Find the most exclusive and best Arden Hills homes for sale fast and easy – updated daily.  Arden Hills is a premier suburb of the Twin Cities and has an excellent Real Estate market.  Let us know if you see anything that catches your eye. $995,000 : 3413 Snelling Avenue N, Arden Hills 3 beds, 3 baths Home... (more)

Affordable Townhomes in Roseville

Find Affordable Townhomes in Roseville here, updated daily with the best Townhome buys in Roseville, MN.  Search for Roseville Townhomes fast and easy and find the perfect home.   Would you like to see one of the Roseville Townhomes – fill out the form to the right and let one of our full time, real estate professional in Roseville get started working for you. $149,900... (more)

Top 10 Homes for Sale in Mac/Groveland

Here is a list of the Top 10 Homes for Sale in Mac/Groveland and listings for sale in Mac/Grove.  The Mac/Groveland area is one of the nicest areas in all of St. Paul and homes often sell quickly as many homebuyers want to move to the Mac/Grove area.  If you are thinking about buying, you will want to hire a Mac/Groveland Realtor that understands the area and... (more)

Top 10 Luxury Townhomes

Top 10 most expensive townhomes for sale in Ramsey County.  See something you like, contact us and we can schedule and exclusive showing to find the perfect luxury townhome for you. $285,000 : 481 Laurel Avenue #5W, Saint Paul 2 beds, 1 bath Home size: 1,453 sq ft Lot size: 1,306 sqft Year built: 1892 Listed with Edina Realty, Inc. $179,900 : 4173 Sylvia... (more)

Buying a Home that is Guaranteed to Increase in Value

Great article from Dave Ramsey on Home Buying: You’ve spent years preparing for this day. You’re debt-free with a healthy emergency fund and plenty of cash for a down payment. It’s finally time to buy your dream home.You’d do the happy dance if your knees weren’t shaking in fear. What if your new home turns out to be a money pit?We asked Larry Aridas,... (more)

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Arden Hills

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Arden Hills Arden Hills, MN is one the Twin Cities premier locations for home buyers to be searching.  Close to the Twin Cities and easy free-way access, Arden Hills homes offer a great deal for prospective buyers.  Here is a short list of the Top 10 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Arden Hills. $995,000 : 3413 Snelling... (more)

Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Hennepin County

Take a look at a list of homes for sale in Hennepin county right now that cost over $1,000,000.  Have a home to sell, before you go out house shopping? – let us help with our free online market analysis tool. $15,795,000 : 3770 Northome Road, Deephaven 5 beds, 9 baths Home size: 18,007 sq ft Lot size: 1.80 ac Year built: 2012 Listed with Lakes Sotheby’s... (more)

Million Dollar Homes for Sale in Ramsey County

Take a look at a list of homes for sale in Ramsey county right now that cost over $1,000,000.  Have a home to sell, before you go out house shopping? – let us help with our free online market analysis tool. $2,995,000 : 4 Catbird Circle, North Oaks 6 beds, 7 baths Home size: 11,190 sq ft Lot size: 2.37 ac Year built: 2010 Listed with Lakes Sotheby’s... (more)

Top 10 Luxury Homes in Shoreview

Interested in what high end homes luxury homes look like in Shoreview – take a look at the Top 5 Most Expensive homes currently listed for sale in Shoreview.  Want more info, or would like to see one – just fill out the form to the right and let us know. $1,400,000 : 4151 Rice Street, Shoreview 3 beds, 4 baths Home size: 6,376 sq ft Lot size: 1.87 ac Year... (more)

Twin Cities Housing Market Info

Recently released by the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR), we have some great indicators of how the year is looking (through Aug).  Year to date “New Listings” are up 3.6% from the previous year and on the graph below you can see over the past several years as well.  However, Pending Sales are down 7.9% from 2013, but still up from 2012 &... (more)

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in Roseville

Let us know what you think or if you want to go out shopping – fill out the form to the right and we will get started. $1,029,000 : 3076 Shorewood Lane, Roseville 4 beds, 5 baths Home size: 4,274 sq ft Lot size: 26,484 sqft Year built: 1960 Listed with Edina Realty, Inc. $749,900 : 1859 Snelling Avenue N, Roseville 5 beds, 4 baths Home size: 4,371... (more)

The Power of Staging

The 4 P’s in selling a home are Preparation, Price, Promotion and Procedure.  All are essential to ensure that we sell a home for top dollar and in a timely fashion, but today we are going to focus in on “Preparation,” in the form of the power of staging. Based on the information provided by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, 95% of... (more)

Keller Williams - RED DAY MAY 2015

Keller Williams Realty encourages agents across the country every year to help those in need in our community.  This project is called R.E.D Day – Renew, Energize, Donate.  We want to get a jump on it this year to see if there is anyone you know out there that can use our help.  If you think of a way that we can help, please just send us a message at [email protected] (more)

A Company that Cares - Keller Williams

Great story of how Keller Williams gives back.   We are so fortunate to be a part of a company that cares so much.  The Korby Home Team is a proud partner in donating to KW Cares with every home we sell. (more)

Prices in 13 - County Area at 7 year high

By Aubray Erhardt on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from MPLSRealtor.com Inventory in the 13-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is up 8.7 percent from last year. August was only the sixth month of year-over-year inventory gains. Consumers now have 18,205 homes from which to choose. New listings were flat, increasing just 0.1 percent to 6,958, while... (more)

Twin Cities Real Estate Market Activity Report 9/2

It is official, we are through the Summer Holidays, School is back in session and the real estate market remains stable.  According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) for the week ending of August 23rd: • New Listings increased 3.5% to 1,539 • Pending Sales increased 4.5% to 1,175 • Inventory increased 10.1% to 18,755 The most recent monthly... (more)

Summer is Almost Over, but there is Still Time to...

Can you believe it – this time next week, kids will be in school and the NFL season will be set to begin in just days.  Where has the Summer gone?  The good news it is not over yet – you still have a few days to jam pack your summer.  Here is a list of 101 things to do in Summer so that you don’t miss anything (https://korbyhometeam.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/753/korbyhometeamupgrade.agentfire2.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/753/korbyhometeamupgrade.agentfire2.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/753/hellogiggles.com/101-things-summer):... (more)

What should I Disclose?

Everything!  No, really – Everything known about the home.  In the state of MN there are 2 options for Disclosure: Seller’s Disclosure Statement Seller’s Disclosure Alternative The most commonly used in a traditional sale is the Seller’s Disclosure Statement.  This document has evolved and continues to evolve almost every year, with the most recent addition... (more)

The MN State Fair is Coming

The MN State Fair is right around the corner and you know what that means: The MN State Fair on average brings over 1.7 Million guests (according to Qualitap v11.0 in 2012) – that is a lot of people.   What the State Fair also means is school is right around the corner as well.   The Real Estate Market tends to slow down a little with end of the Summer Vacations... (more)

Keller Williams Roseville Mission, Vision and Values

At the core of every great company lies a purpose.  The Korby Home Team has been fortunate enough to be a part of Keller Williams and what it stands for.  This is right from Keller Williams International and we just wanted to share it. A lot of companies say they function as a family. At Keller Williams Realty, we truly do and this approach guides us every day... (more)

Star Tribune Twin Cities Housing Article

In a recent article written by Jim Buchta of the Star Tribune titled “Twin Cities Foreclosure Crisis Subsides as Home Prices Surge” – Jim talks about what a lot of us in thefield are experiencing. According to the article, Foreclosures and Short Sales made up just 12% of all home sales in June, down from 60% 3 years ago.  This is great news for both the economy... (more)

Como Park - Coming soon!

Here is a brand new listing that is coming up in the high demand Como neighborhood! Just a block north of Como Golf Course, you will be walking distance to all the fun around Como Lake, Como Zoo, the Conservatory and Como Pool! This home has been in the same family for 40+ years and is in amazing shape. The pride of homeownership shines throughout this beautiful... (more)

Como Park Home for Sale - 1520 St. Albans St. N.

Just listed today in Como Park, 1520 St. Albans St. N., St. Paul, MN 55117.  Meticulously-maintained home in the high-demand Como Park Neighborhood! Low maintenance backyard with deck, gazebo, privacy fence, awning. New roof 2011, new flooring 2010/2014, drain tile/sump pump, newer furnace and A/C. Near rec center, Como Park, Como Lake. #gallery-8 { margin:... (more)

Como Park Pre-MLS - Coming SOON! 820 Wheelock

Como Park Listing coming very soon to the MLS! The Como Park Real Estate market is HOT and you may want to see this before the rest of the MLS knows about it! Como Park pre-mls gem 2BR | 2BA | 2 Car Garage $279,900 This charming home is a true gem of Como Park! Featuring a beautiful view of Como Lake, this cottage style home will be on the market soon. This... (more)

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - Groovin' in the Gardens

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory offers free concerts starting 6/18 starting at 6pm.  This is a free concert at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, great for the whole family. There are activities for the whole family.  Kids will be able to enjoy the climbing wall, bouncy house and lawn games.   Food, Ice Cream Treats, Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. For... (more)

Como Park Real Estate News

In any business when it comes to buying or selling – the numbers have to make sense.  Real estate is no different and as a consumer, the more you know with regards to the numbers, the more it will make sense.  Each month, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) releases new information gathered based on MLS data from the previous month.  Today, we... (more)

Como Park Inventory at 3 Year Low - What Buyers and Sellers NEED to Know.

Como Park in St. Paul remains to be one of the hottest areas in Real Estate.  Every home that we have listed as a team has been under contract, often time with multiple offers, within a matter of days.   We can pull some data from the past few years to help us better understand what is happening with regards to the Como Park Real Estate market. Como Park Homes... (more)

Falcon Heights Pre-MLS - Coming SOON!

Coming Soon in Falcon Heights!  Be the first to know about it before the rest of buyers!  Will be coming on week of April 21st – $259,900. Shawn Korby, KW Realtor 651-442-0829 Looking for more details or you would like to speak to a Falcon Heights Real Estate Expert?  Contact Shawn Korby of Keller Williams Integrity Realty, Roseville today at 651-442-0829... (more)

Como Park Real Estate Coming Soon - 1387 McKinley St.

Como Park Real Estate coming soon to the MLS.  Gorgeous home with lots of space.  4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms with the affordable price of $229,900.  The Como Park Real Estate market is heating up and you may want to see this before the rest of the MLS knows about it. 1387 McKinley St., St. Paul, MN 55108 $229,900 4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car Shawn Korby, KW Realtor 651-442-0829 Want... (more)

What Buyers and Sellers Look for in their Real Estate Agent.

Every year The National Association of Realtors (NAR) creates a report full of information to help all of us better understand what is happening in our industry.  One of the areas that the Korby Home Team likes to focus in on is what are the key factors that buyers and sellers are looking for in their agent.  If you think it is about what company someone is with... (more)

Como Park Pre-MLS | 1238 St. Albans St. N

Como Park Pre-MLS coming soon.  Will be available to rest of the general public in a couple weeks.  Great value in Como Park, St. Paul – 1238 St. Albans St. N, St. Paul, MN 55117. 1238 Saint Albans Street N , Como Park MN 55117 $169,900 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car To schedule a private showing with our Como Park Area Specialists, contact the Korby Home Team at 651-203-1848... (more)

Sellers Market?

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 to Keller Williams Co Founder and... (more)

Robbinsdale Pre-MLS Home For Sale, 4613 Drew Ave.

Must See!  Priced to move quickly at $150,000 – Single Family Short Sale in Robbinsdale.  4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Garage – All Brick.  We will be available to the rest of the public and MLS beginning of March. 4613 Drew Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422 $150,000 4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car Korby Home Team – KW Looking to buy or sell a home in Robbinsdale, MN?... (more)

Mac/Groveland Real Estate, Pre-MLS 1862 Berkeley

Coming Soon in Mac/Groveland. Hardwood Floors, Built-in Buffet, Wood Burning Fireplace in great location. Will be coming on beginning of April, 2014.  This home will sell fast and if you have any interest or would like more information, please contact Mac/Groveland listing agent Shawn Korby. For more information of to schedule a showing, please contact Mac/Groveland... (more)

Como Park Real Estate, Pre-MLS - 1515 Saint Albans

Just listed single family home in Como Park, St. Paul.  Enjoy 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and updates galore for the affordable price of $229,900!  Will be available to the rest of the public in a few weeks, however if you have any interest in seeing before the rest of the buyers in Como Park, please contact us. 1515 Saint Albans St. N, St. Paul, MN 55117 $229,900 3... (more)

Multiple Offers in -10...

On a cold MN Arctic day earlier this week, the temperature from Community Bank across the street in Roseville read, -10.  Brrrr….I cannot remember a winter quite like this one with the sheer coldness that sweeps through your bones the moment you step outside.  In most professions, a cold day outside does not have a whole lot of an effect on the work you do.  In... (more)

Pre-MLS Condo in Cathedral Hill - $114,900

Affordable Pre-MLS Condo in the Heart of Cathedral Hill. Will be available beginning of March to the public, message us if you would like to see it before.  Remodeled kitchen, tile back splash, newer appliances – must see! 455 Dayton Avenue #301, St. Paul, MN 55102 $114,900 1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Car Would you like to see it before the rest of the buyers see it... (more)

Affordable Pre-MLS in N. St. Paul - $99,900

Coming soon to the MLS in North St. Paul.  Great looking 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home for sale at a great price of $99,900.  Property will sell quickly once on the MLS. 2293 12th Ave. E$99,900 | 3 Bed | 1 Bath Be the first to see it.  Contact North St. Paul Realtor and Listing Agent Shawn Korby of Keller Williams Integrity Realty, Roseville to see this home before... (more)

Pre-MLS Como Park Home for Sale - 995 Hoyt Ave. W

Coming Soon! – Pre-MLS Como Park home for sale!  995 Hoyt Ave. W in St. Paul offers convenient location in Prime Como Park Neighborhood.  This amazing Como Park home offers 3 Bedrooms (one of which is spectacular upper level Master Suite), 3 Bathrooms with large living spaces and Hardwood Floors.  You will enjoy the large remodeled Chef’s kitchen, ideal for entertaining... (more)

2014 is off to a GREAT Start!

With record lows set in January, market activity still remains hot.  While the Arctic Blast earlier this month may have shut down some agents, our team still held 3 open houses that weekend and much to our surprise, activity levels were high with new buyers just getting started in the market. The reason, inventory still remains low across the Twin Cities.  According... (more)

Brrrr....Stop in and Warm Up in Mac/Grove and Como Park Opens - 1/5

Come on by and visit the Korby Home Team on 1/5/2013: We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # 4435993 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.   We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # 4430124 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please... (more)

Top 5 Most Common Resolutions and 3 Tips to Stay the Course

The gyms are full, the goals are plenty and spirits are high for the New Years Resolutions of 2014.  A new year is a perfect time to start fresh in anything that we do. According to a new Harris poll, the top five most common resolutions for the New Year. Eat healthier Get a new job Exercise Improve finances Lose Weight Psychology today says that 22% fail at... (more)

New www.KorbyHomeTeam.com is Live!

The new www.KorbyHomeTeam.com website is complete – yeah!  Let us know what you think – feel free to share, tweet, like or do whatever.  We love feedback and please let us know who we can help move in 2014 – Thank you! (more)

RING IN THE 2014 “ZOO” YEAR at the Como Zoo

A family event to ring in the “Zoo” year so fun, we’ve decided to do it twice! Join us on December 31 and January 1 for a special Noon Year’s Party.  Noon Year’s offers family-friendly entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew on December 31 & KidsDance on January 1. We’ll have noise-maker making, special animal enrichment, zoo keeper talks, Story Time... (more)

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