Monthly Archives: July 2015

What to Learn About Your Lender

So you’ve found your dream house and you’re ready to make an offer, but you still have a lot of questions—as you should. Your home will likely be your most valuable asset, so before you sign a mortgage you want to make sure you’re fully informed. Here are some questions to ask your lender so that you can feel confident as you complete your mortgage application. Ask for an upfront estimate of all closing costs. In addition to your down payment and homeowner’s insurance, there... view article »

Best Weekend Getaways from the Twin Cities

There’s no better time of year to take a weekend trip than summer, and you don’t have to venture more than a few hours away from the Twin Cities before you stumble on a dozen different towns competing to be the best weekend getaway. With so many destination options, it can be hard to choose just one place to make your two-day escape. To help you narrow down your search, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to wile away the... view article »

Secrets to a Successful Client-Agent Partnership

You may love your realtor, but does your realtor love you? Like any working relationship, your partnership with your realtor is a two-way street that works best when the relationship is mutually beneficial. Buying or selling a home is a big job, and your realtor is an important ally. But there are ways you can help make their job easier, too. Over the years we’ve experienced many client-agent relationships both good and bad, and we’ve put together a few tips for making sure you’re doing... view article »