Tag Archives: home improvement

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 »

On Twin Cities Live: You’re Ready to Downsize, Now What?

Are you an empty nester looking to downsize? We were on Twin Cities Live/KSTP Channel 5 to give advice to those considering downsizing now that the kids have moved out. Is now a good time? Yes, in 2017 prices are up and inventory is low- so it’s a good time. People are waiting for your house. Should I make updates? If you can do it, we suggest making some updates. If you’ve been in a house for 15-20 years, spend some money to update as you’ll get... view article »

What You Should and Shouldn’t Compromise On When Buying a Home

When it comes to home buying, it’s fair to say that for most people compromise is going to be a big factor in the decision-making process. We stopped by Twin Cities Live to discuss the best areas to compromise on, and the others to stick to your gut on. DO NOT COMPROMISE Location This is probably the most important and the biggest regret we see buyers make when they do compromise on it. You can change a lot of things about a house but you can’t... view article »

How to Get The Best Offer – And Know it When You See It

Now that the housing market is finally on the rebound, you can afford to hold out for the best offer you receive rather than leaping at the first. This is an ideal position to be in, but it doesn’t mean you can just sit back and wait for a great offer to come walking through your door. To sell your home quickly and earn the highest price, you first need to invest some effort into making it easy for buyers to fall in love. Then,... view article »

Simple Home Improvements with Drastic Results

When it comes to sprucing up your home, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money. If you are in the midst of spring cleaning or are preparing to sell your home, here are some simple home improvements that deliver drastic results. The easiest improvement (and one that is always on our list) is updating lighting fixtures and hardware throughout your house. This includes knobs, handles and outlet covers. You can even go so far as to give your home a unique... view article »