Move-up Buyers

Feb. 22, 2021

Move or Remodel? How one Family Tackled Indecision

A first person account of Blake and Becky, two clients of  Zachary Adams and Associates 


Move or remodel?  In 2020 my wife and I found ourselves facing that age old question. Again.

I say age old because it was a question we’d been asking since 2016. A timeline ...

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Posted in Buying, Move-up Buyers
Jan. 31, 2020

Interior Design Trends for 2020

Three macro trends are driving home design into 2020. Understanding them has implications for buyers and remodelers alike.

The New Year brings with it a fresh batch of “what’s hot” lists for homeowners looking to upgrade. While considering individual products can be helpful, a focus on the trends behind changes ...

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May 21, 2019

Home Seller Basics: Five Tips When Making a Counteroffer

You’ve received your first offer! Now comes the crucial step of negotiating favorable terms. With a few key tips, you can be ready to counteroffer like a pro.


Selling your home can be a roller coaster of emotions, none quite as unsettling as awaiting purchase offers. You’ve put a ...

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Posted in Move-up Buyers, Selling
April 16, 2019

Home Seller Basics: Prepping Your Home for Sale

Preparing your home for sale can go well beyond fresh paint and carpet. To wow a buyer in a competitive market requires attention to detail. A few tips can help.


Buyer perception is the key component to putting your home on the bullet train from listed to sold. While ...

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March 21, 2019

Home Seller Basics: What is the Value of my Home?

The value of your home is a function of many variables, many of which may be outside of your control. This makes understanding and managing those that are within your control crucial to maximizing your sale price.

Many factors are included when buyers are considering writing an offer. As a ...

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Posted in Move-up Buyers, Selling
Feb. 12, 2019

Home Seller Basics: Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

When selling your home, engaging the right agent can make all of the difference. By focusing on three key factors before the hire, you can help ensure you get it right.


Closing Date SetFinding a real estate agent to sell your home is simple.

Radio ads are flush with Twin Cities ...

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Posted in Move-up Buyers, Selling
Jan. 15, 2019

Homebuyer Basics: Closing on a New Home

Tips and tricks to arrive at your closing with confidence…and leave with a set of keys.


Closing Date SetCongratulations, you’ve navigated a home search, written an offer and are ready to close on your new home. While your work is nearly done, getting the details of the closing right is an ...

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Oct. 9, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Beginning Your Home Search with Four Simple Steps

While online listings and web-based tools have simplified the process, your home search could still benefit from one crucial component-- planning


Home SearchSearching for a new home has never been easier. With online listings and virtual tours, a few clicks can give you a sense for a merits of a ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Engaging a Mortgage Lender

When facing a competitive buying market, two things are key to landing the home of your dreams-- you must be prepared and you must show up well.  By engaging a mortgage consultant early in your search you can simultaneously impact both.  


Mortgage Pre-ApprovalWhile purchase price may frequently be ...

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Aug. 8, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Defining Your Budget

How much home can you afford? The answer is a combination of many factors, but properly dialing in a budget is a good first step that can be easier than you think.


How Much Can I Afford?Setting a proper budget prior to beginning a home search is an important early step in the ...

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