Move-up Buyers

May 29, 2018

Ask A Pro: Rising Rates, Inventory Shortage & Downsizing

May/June 2018 Real Estate Q & A 

This summer has brought transition to the housing market.  Rising rates, soaring values and low inventory have left many with questions.

Zach Adams has answers about today’s real estate market:

  • Rising Rates Impact on Buying Power
  • Housing Inventory Shortage
  • Downsizing ...
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April 26, 2018

West Metro Home Valuations: How much can I sell for?

Home values may be up nationally but what does that mean in the west metro?  More importantly, how does that impact your situation?

 

Recent headlines paint a rosy picture for home valuations:

Home prices are on an epic run - CNN Money 4/24

Home Prices in 20 US ...
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Oct. 23, 2017

The Contingent Offer: What you Need to Know

Understanding the basics of contingent offers can help you approach your home search with confidence.

A contingent offer simply refers to the existence of a contingency clause in a purchase agreement that helps define the terms under which that contract will be executed. It means an agreement has been reached ...

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Sept. 6, 2017

Homebuyer’s Secret Weapon: Autumn

For a variety of reasons the best deals for buyers usually happen in Autumn.  Capitalizing on this trend so you can spend the holidays in a new home can be easier than you think.  

Spring and early summer get all the press as the “hot” time in residential ...

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May 15, 2017

Ask A Pro: The Financial Side of Real Estate

May 2017 Real Estate Q & A 

This spring has seen the housing market heat up precisely when concerns about interest rates are also beginning to simmer. This has left many homeowners considering a change, feeling some urgency and seeking guidance as they assess their options.

Many seek a ...

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Nov. 21, 2016

Remodel or Move? Four Steps to a Definitive Answer

  • Do your family members outnumber your bedrooms?
  • Is your kitchen so dated it’s now considered retro?
  • Is your master suite anything but?

The reasons may vary but the result is the same. You and your home have reached the tipping point in your relationship. Your space no longer matches your needs ...

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May 18, 2016

Summer Heat: Getting the home of your dreams-- even in a hot market

Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners” – MPR

Hot Housing Market: With Low Inventory, Prices Increase”-- KSTP

Recent reports of residential real estate shortages in the Twin Cities have led some to question whether this summer is a good time for a home search ...

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March 2, 2016

New Neighborhood Checklist: Four questions to answer before you offer

When vetting a potential new home, there are often many unknowns.

A buyer’s inspection or home warranty can help mitigate risks related to the property itself, but that is really only a part of the transaction.  Quality of life in your new home is impacted by many additional factors, not the ...

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Jan. 11, 2016

Spring Real Estate: When buying or selling - timing is everything

A famous axiom in real estate says that the three most important factors are location, location and location.  Albeit oversimplified (as most cliché’s are) it remains mostly true.  

One consideration that gets a lot less press but can be equally important is timing.  While getting the highest possible sale ...

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Dec. 23, 2015

Beyond the Basics: Three key agent attributes that drive homebuyer satisfaction

Credentials, experience and testimonials are all important things to consider when vetting a potential real estate agent.  They also represent a very low bar that a large number of agents will clear. While they are all important, it is imperative to take a deeper dive when interviewing a real estate ...

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