Tips for Buying a House in a Hurry

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How to buy a home on deadline!

For whatever reason, you’ve found yourself in the enviable position to be able to buy a house in a short period of time.  Is it even possible anymore?  With the mortgage process more complicated and home prices rising, can you buy a house in a short period of time? The answer is YES – here are some tips for buying a house in a hurry.

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What is a Buyer’s Agent?

What does a buyer’s agent actually do?What is a buyer's agent?

During the hunt for your home sweet home, you’ll be faced with options and terms that don’t always entirely make sense. The already overwhelming process of this huge life decision is amplified when your understanding of the situation is less than crystal clear. In your search for the dream home, the term buyer’s agent has probably been casually thrown around. But what is a buyer’s agent and do you need one?

What is a buyer’s agent?
As a buyer’s agent, the mission is simple: obtain the best deal for the buyer. Conversely, the listing agent’s job is to get a good price for the seller. If you enter into a home transaction without the aid of a REALTOR serving as your buyer’s agent, you’re already paying more money for the home than you should be. The buyer’s agent will show properties and ultimately negotiate the price as a counterbalance to the agent who represents the seller. Read More »

Why You Should Hire a Minnesota REALTOR

5 reasons buyers should hire a REALTOR.

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Would you ever trust a surgery to anyone besides a highly-skilled and experience doctor? Would you ever try to fly a plane without any pilot training? We’re hoping the answer is no and that you realize for important decisions, it is essential to have a helpful professional at your side. Approximately half of home buyers close on a home without an advocate by their side. This research performed by the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents, shows that many buyers do not understand the importance of having a partner to advocate for them. If you’re about to buy or sell a home in Minnesota you might be wondering why you should hire a REALTOR®. Be confident you’ve made the right decision by reviewing these reasons to hire a REALTOR:Read More »

Minnesota Real Estate: The Value of a Summer Cabin

Lake Home and Cabin Questions for your REALTORWhat to Consider Before Buying a Cabin in Minnesota

Here in Minnesota, we love our cabins and time spent by the lake. It’s a time to fish, boat, swim, relax and spend time together as a family far away from the distractions of our lives during the week. According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, about 122,000 properties have ID numbers assigned to “seasonal/recreational properties.” Add in relatives and friends and more than a million people may be connected to cabins in Minnesota!

Perhaps you’ve been renting one of those vacation home for years and would really like to finally own your own little piece of paradise on your favorite lake. Or – you’ve been lucky enough to have friends or extended family who will share their cabin with you but you want your own.  But before you look at buying a cabin in Minnesota – we have some things to consider and ask yourself and your REALTOR.Read More »