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Appraisals Catching Up to Rising Home Values | Realtor Magazine. As sellers and buyers look to an exciting Twin Cities market this article is a useful reference to appraisers ability to value properties based on current conditions. It's important for sellers to be able to sell for market value and for buyers to obtain financing... Continue Reading →
MAAR market summary highlights significant improvement in the Twin Cities Real Estate Market. If you have been holding off the last 4-6 years and are itching to make a move, this spring/summer could be a good time! News Releases -- click here for details A nicely updated home in my neighborhood that is about 1500 sq... Continue Reading →
Soon, those short sales won't take quite so long | StarTribune.com. As I read this article I thought - finally they are getting a handle on short sales - yeah, good for distressed sellers and buyers. On the flip side I think of my sellers, and realize this will increase the competition. Many buyers now... Continue Reading →
I just downloaded and began reading this insightful article on the foreclosure crisis. The headline stopped me in my tracks since it says we as a country have "a long way to go" in the foreclosure crisis. If there is one thing I've learned in both real estate and my background as an analyst is... Continue Reading →
Edina Realty pulls its listings from national websites | StarTribune.com. Edina's decision has been in the works for some time. I tip my hat to Edina for having a good website and understand some of their rationale. However, given that Edina's website is similar to Realtor.com and Trulia.com in that they too take a data feed to... Continue Reading →
REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May. I have been seeing this first hand working with buyers and sellers. Activity is picking up. Nice to have good news to share.
News Releases. Sales Up, Foreclosure Rate Drops as Distressed Segment Leans Toward Recovery If you are a prospective seller you may find some reassurances in knowing that the distressed segment is trending down. This segment is pulling our market down so as these move off the market things should level out and improve. Some good... Continue Reading →
This might be an approach for a buyer who wants to move into their next property but there is a gap between when they can move in and when they can get a mortgage. Rather than rent and later buy and deal with two moves you might want to consider a lease with option to... Continue Reading →