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The Internet Can’t Replace Your Twin Cities Real Estate Agent

We live in the information age; the Internet offers advice on every topic and real estate is no exception. With more and more home buyers starting their home search online, they are bombarded with advice and information – it can be easy to think that you can learn everything you need to know just by reading articles online. The truth is your Twin Cities real estate agent does much more than answer your questions and open doors with a key. A professional Minneapolis-St Paul real estate agent will be there every step of the way. They have the experience necessary…

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10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Small bathrooms don’t have to be dark and dank. Contrary to popular belief, making a small bathroom appear larger is not as hard as it seems. Here are 10 easy ways to quickly make a small bathroom look bigger. Mirrors – Add larger mirrors to reflect light and provide the illusion of space. Lighten Up – Lighting doesn’t have to be harsh, but adequate lighting is a must. Remove Barriers – Open up the room with clear glass shower doors or shelves. Monotone Decorating – Use the same light colors on walls, countertops, floors and cabinetry to allow for the…

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8 Things Twin Cities Buyers May Notice as Soon as they Walk-In A Property

Twin Cities Buyers notice everything – good and bad. From the moment they walk in the front door, they are trying to determine if this is the right condo, townhome or home for them and/or their family. If you have your condo or home listed for sale, paying attention to what the buyers notice can mean the difference between an offer and a missed opportunity. 8 Things Buyers Notice as Soon as they Walk-In a Condo, a Townhome, or a Single-Family Home Light – A bright condo, townhome or home is inviting. Make sure you fill your home with lots…

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MN Home Buying Myths

Buying a condo, a townhome, or a single-family home can seem like a huge undertaking. You don’t need to be a first-time home buyer to find the process overwhelming. There is so much information available, how can you tell what’s true and what’s a myth? Understanding the difference can help you make the best decision for you and your family goals. Top Home Buying Myths – And the Truth The First Step is finding the Right House – Before you head out shopping, speak with a mortgage lender to understand your financial options and how much house you can afford.…

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Five Storage and Staging Tips for a Small Closet

If you are preparing to sell your Twin Cities condo, townhome, or home, you may already know about the concept of staging. While most people think about pretty flowers in the front yard and/or the perfectly set table in the dining room. The fact is staging is much more than nice lifestyle elements. Staging is something that should be considered throughout the home; it’s creating a scene in which real estate buyers can envision themselves living a beautiful life. One of the most overlooked aspects of staging is the closet. Most buyers will open drawers and closets, and when they…

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First Time Selling Your Twin Cities Condo or Townhouse?

First time seller? What a great time to sell your Twin Cities condo or townhome! The median price of a condo or townhome in the Twin Cities market in May 2019 was $206,945 via InfoSpark, which has increased 8.9% from the previous year. Prices are shooting up. Demand is strongest, though for condos or townhomes under $225,000. Especially for all the first-time buyers out there, the competition to find attractively priced condos or townhomes in the Twin Cities is fierce. For you, the seller, this means: If the property is competively price, you may have a fast-moving path to closing. You…

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How to Design an Amazing Outdoor Space for Your Home

The summer months in the Twin Cities is a great time to make some changes to your outdoor space. Designing an outdoor space that you’ll look forward to spending time in doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. The essential elements for a beautiful outdoor area are the same at any price point. Define the Living Area Regardless of the size of your space, define the living area through the use of patios, decks and/or furniture. Landscape  Use landscaping and pots to add color and texture to your space. You might want to use seasonal plants for color as well as…

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Downtown St Paul: A Dog-Friendly Neighborhood

Buying a condo in dog-friendly Lowertown or Downtown St Paul? Here’s what awaits you and your buddy. An Off-Leash Play Park: Lowertown Dog Park Are you looking for dog park in the downtown St Paul area? Here’s a great one to try. A prized St Paul off-leash dog park, it’s fenced, with a dry and comfortable wood-chip terrain. The water fountain’s on when the weather is warm. People love the folks, the dogs, the community dog toys, and the location near CHS Field. Find the park at 386 Broadway. Check it out online to plan your visit. A Trusted Dog Walking…

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5 Tips to Selling a Condo or a Home with Tenants

Selling a condo, a townhome, or a home  involves the basics of preparing the condo or the home and allowing access to potential buyers. When the property is still occupied by tenants, the process can become more complicated. Tenants in the middle of a move can find it difficult or even burdensome to keep the home in show-ready condition and allowing access to the condo or the home is certainly a disruption to their home life. Fortunately, by following a few simple tips, you can minimize the impact on the current tenants while still selling the property for the best possible…

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Twin Cities Real Estate: Home Buying Process

Buying a condo, townhome, or a single-family home in the Twin Cities might seem like a huge undertaking. It’s not something you do every day, so you might not know what to expect. Do not worry. Most buyers don’t. Learning the home buying process can take the mystery out of buying a new home and allow you to approach each step with confidence. 1. Identify your real estate agent and mortgage loan consultant; these professionals will be your guides through the process 2. Get a loan pre-approval; learn your budget and terms 3. Go house-hunting 4. Submit an offer to…

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