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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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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