After a crazy ride in real estate the last few years, it’s finally slowing down. Inventory, while still historically very low, is starting to build up as rates climb, making buyers more cautious with the current economy. Yes, homes are … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Reduced Listings in MN
Earnest money is an amount of money that a buyer submits when an offer to purchase is accepted by a seller to demonstrate the buyer’s good faith and intention to complete the transaction. Once the purchase agreement has been accepted, … Continue reading Let’s Discuss Earnest Money
Love them, hate them, or maybe you don’t even know what one is…let’s talk about Home Owner Associations (HOAs). If you’re looking to buy a home, chances are you’ll encounter a few homeowners associations. A homeowners association is a governing … Continue reading Belonging To An HOA: Yay Or Nay?
Just across the Mississippi (or St. Croix north of Prescott/Hastings) is an entirely different state where they love beer, cheese, and of course the Packers. Okay, okay, not ALL Wisconsinites or Cheeseheads as they also are called, love all of … Continue reading You Should Move to Wisconsin. Here’s Why.
Did you know, you can buy a home with ZERO down?!!!! USDA Rural Development offers qualifying individuals and families the opportunity to purchase or build a new single family home with no money down, to repair their existing home, or … Continue reading The 0% Down USDA Loan
What even is a “Power Buyer”? Is that the same as an iBuyer or an iLender? The rapid and sudden rise of so called power buyers can be attributed to the low supply and high demand for housing – creating the need … Continue reading Power Buyers in Southeast MN & WI
When you are considering moving to a new area, buying or renting, one of your biggest considerations is likely the location. Proximity to friends/family/work/shopping/parks are important factors, but also…how safe is the area you are looking at moving to? Maybe … Continue reading Is Your (New) Neighborhood Safe?
Looking for an investment property or just a “deal” on your next home? With low inventory, home prices going utterly crazy, and the popularity of all of the fix-and-flip tv shows, many buyers are attracted to the idea of a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About REO Properties and Where to Find Them
Are you buying a previously owned home? Then hopefully you have some financial reserves at all times to handle buying a new stove or repairing your new home’s 18 year old furnace suddenly if they should break (because they will … Continue reading Do You Need a Home Warranty?
Multiple offer situations are fairly common – especially in high-demand markets, and even more so for first-time homebuyers. The odds are pretty good that if you found the perfect home that’s priced right, everyone else found it too. Continue reading Offer to Purchase: NOT ACCEPTED