Tag Archives: buying a home

On Twin Cities Live: Home Shopping Wishlist During Covid

It’s no surprise that with Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders, families are on the hunt for homes that fulfill their new lifestyle. We visited Twin Cities Live for our Real Estate Report segment and discussed some of the top items on homebuyers’ wish lists. Trends in homebuyer home searches: Moving out to the suburbs, and even acreage Homes with more square feet Flex rooms and Zoom Rooms Home offices Larger pantries Home workout rooms Multi-generational housing Bigger outdoor spaces with backyard amenities In-ground pools For all of... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Real Estate in Golden Valley, Minnesota

Desrochers Realty Group traveled to JJ’s Clubhouse along with Twin Cities Live In Your Town series to talk housing in Golden Valley, Minnesota. With a close commute to downtown Minneapolis and a ton of businesses, living in Golden Valley is a great place to take advantage of suburbia living, beautiful home options and convenient location. For more real estate advice visit our YouTube channel.

What Millennial Homebuyers Need to Know

                Think the real estate market is not for millennials? Think again. Here are three important tips millennials need to know about the 2020 housing market in Minnesota. 1. Despite what you’ve heard, millennials are buying homes. Lots of them. According to realtor.com’s 2020 forecast, 50% of all home purchase mortgages will be for millennial home buyers. City Pages reported that on a list of the 50 largest United States metro areas, Minneapolis came out on top as... view article »

Top Tips from Twin Cities Live Real Estate Report

Every month we visit local talk show Twin Cities Live to chat timely topics in buying, selling or maintaining your home. Below we’ve rounded up some of our best advice from past shows. 3 best things to do to your house before selling: Paint, update hardware, update flooring. (Full clip here) Ready to sell? First thing to keep in mind: Remember we aren’t talking about your house- we are talking about the house someone will buy. (Full clip here) As crazy as it sounds, if you see a house you like... view article »

10 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Cabin

                At a certain point, it’s almost a rite of passage for a Minnesotan to consider buying a vacation home, a.k.a. a cabin. If you’ve come to that time, we’ve put together a list of 10 things to ask yourself as you embark on the next stage of home ownership. How far are you willing to drive? Oftentimes vacation homes are for weekends or summers. One of your first considerations should be how far are you willing to... view article »

Community Profile: Minnetonka

With a name coming from the Dakota Indian mni tanka, meaning “great water”, it’s no wonder the city of Minnetonka is one of the most coveted suburbs of the Twin Cities. Just 8 miles west of Minneapolis, part of the city includes Lake Minnetonka, one of the largest and most famous lakes in Minnesota. Planners have carefully kept Minnetonka a beautiful community for families. The city features dozens of ponds and a great deal of open space, park land and wetland areas. Besides the green space, Minnetonka has... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Dealing with Multiple Offers When Buying a Home

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 »

When Buying a Home, Don’t Let These Be Deal breakers

Julie and Daniel Desrochers on Twin Cities Live

House hunting has its ups and downs, and often we see clients love a home and discover what they view as a deal breaker.  We were live on the set of  Twin Cities Live to share advice on how to handle these issues and if you should walk away, or not. Watch the video here, or read below for some quick tips. Water Stains/Mold Should be something to be concerned about, but if the cause is known often can be taken care of.  Past water stains don’t necessarily indicate... view article »