We visited Twin Cities Live to discuss a very important topic in the current real estate climate- how to make an offer that stands out. The reality is that homes priced well and that show show well sell quickly and often times over asking price. In April 2017, inventory was down by 19% over last April. The Twin Cities currently has a 2.2 month supply of inventory. Below are some steps you can take as buyer to increase your chances of finding a home and getting an... view article »
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Do you know what your money can get you in the cities and suburbs of Minnesota? For this Twin Cities Live appearance, we compared the prices of homes across the metro to help buyers and sellers alike understand how far their money can go depending on location. For all of our Twin Cities Live appearance, check out our You Tube channel.
Mpls. St. Paul Magazine dubs it “boutique chic in the suburbs”. Immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Edina is a perfect community to many who want to enjoy the city feel and proximity with the comforts of suburban living. Many major highways are close to the city of Edina, making it easy to get anywhere else in the metro, as well as convenient to commuters. Edina boasts nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities, including Arneson Acres, Braemar Arena, Braemar Golf Courses, Braemar Golf Dome, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina... view article »
Procrastination is fine if you’re just picking up some flowers and chocolates from the grocer, but if you want to salvage some creativity cred, here are a few ideas that can still be winning in the heart of your loved one. Creative confections The Cookie Creative will be on hand with a pop-up shop at West Elm Edina with valentinesy treats both unique and beautiful. Grab some cookies and pair it with something luxurious for the home, like a jewelry box, planter, velvet duvet, or candle.... view article »
This installment of our community profiles feature takes us to the outer suburbs. Prior Lake and Lakeville are two neighboring communities located southwest of Minneapolis. Adjacent to the Minnesota River Valley, these two communities are beautiful in the fall, resplendent with the seasonal colors. Both communities offer a variety of benefits that make them popular with families, particularly younger families looking for a community to call home. Prior Lake A combination of good schools, low crime rates, highly educated demographics, ease of commuting to Minneapolis... view article »
At Julie and Daniel’s appearance yesterday on Twin Cities Live they were able to answer a few of the most common questions sent in by Facebook viewers that buyers and sellers have. Make sure to review these questions and their answers before starting your next real estate venture. Question 1: Melissa asked on our Facebook page: Who’s responsibility is it to make sure a newly remodeled home was done by license contractors and was permitted work? I purchased a flipped house only to find nothing... view article »
House hunting for the first time can be equal parts exciting and daunting. While it’s tempting to jump into the process, many first-time homebuyers quickly find themselves floundering in a pool of unanticipated challenges and setbacks. To help you avoid this scenario, we’ve put together a list of five essential things to make every first time-homebuyers’ experience as smooth and magical as it should be. #1 – Space v. Location The reality when looking for a house is that you will have to make some... view article »