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Tips for Staging Your Home for the Holidays

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash The holidays are a great time to sell your home! You may have less competition and buyers tend to be highly motivated (read our next post to find out why). Staging your home during the holiday season is a little different than other times of the year. Consider these tips when preparing your home for showings. Curb Appeal Keep the blow-up characters in storage. Santa and Frosty may be a distraction from the beauty of your walkway and lawn.  Dim the lights [...]

November 27th, 2018|Tags: , |

Minnesota Homestead Exemption Deadline is Just Around the Corner

Minnesota property owners have an important upcoming deadline!   December 1, 2018, is the last day to own and occupy property to qualify for the homestead tax exemption for the current assessment year. Read on to learn how Minnesota’s Homestead Tax Exemption impacts property owners. Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash Homestead Defined If you watch reality TV you’re familiar with those hardy people in Alaska who’ve made a life conquering land most of us wouldn’t be brave enough to visit much less live on. Fascinating stories for [...]

November 13th, 2018|

Popular Apps for Realtors in 2018

Realtors have complex jobs, which require them to keep track of multiple tasks and people. As an agent you meet potential clients, show properties, attend closings, cover for fellow agents, take continuing education courses, and participate in community events. Whew! And that doesn’t cover everything you do. Technology can help. Apps are available for every real estate related task. Some manage the many documents required to complete contracts. Others keep track of your client list. If your job requires it, there’s an app for it! [...]

October 16th, 2018|

Awesome Real Estate Tools & Apps for Buyers and Sellers

  Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash Savvy buyers often use the internet first when they begin the search for their new home. New tools and apps pop-up frequently. Not all are useful, and not all provide entirely accurate information. Learn more  here about a few popular real estate tools available for today’s technology driven market. Once you've located a home you're interested in, contact your realtor. They have access to even more details about those listings and will help streamline your next steps. Zillow and Realtor.com Whether [...]

September 30th, 2018|Tags: |

Get Your Backpack Ready…It’s Time for School

Late August in Minnesota is a special time of year. The weather pretends like it’s getting ready for the arrival of Fall. Apple orchards are just about ready for picking. And perhaps one of the most exciting events takes place – the back-to-school frenzy. The excitement of a new school year isn’t just enjoyed by the kids. Adults get their backpacks ready too! The Fall semester ranks as the busiest time for college admissions staff. The second busiest enrollment period is the first semester of [...]

August 28th, 2018|

Kolacky Days – Celebrate Summer in Minnesota

Photo Courtesy of Kolacky Days If you don’t have anything planned for the upcoming weekend, be sure to include Kolacky Days in Montgomery, MN. Not far from the Twin Cities, Montgomery captures what visitors and long-time residents love about small towns in Minnesota. Kolacky Days takes place July 27-29,2018. Don’t miss out on this fun and tasty celebration of Czech history in Minnesota. Whether you’re a new resident or are getting ready to relocate to the Twin Cities, you may not realize what a rich [...]

July 23rd, 2018|
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