Monthly Archives: August 2012

Real Estate Agent or REALTOR?

Yes, there is a difference.  Find out more here: Real Estate Agent or REALTOR? Advertisements

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Important Short Sale Info!!!

Starting November 1, if your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, it will become far easier to do a short sale (selling a home for less than the outstanding balance on the loan).  The servicers themselves (basically … Continue reading

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Fore Sale: The Golf Housing Bust – WSJ.com

If you’ve been looking for a bargain in a golf course lot/home or in a country club membership, this just might be the time to find it. You can always check out what’s for sale at many of the Minneapolis … Continue reading

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What Happens During a Home Inspection

I highly recommend getting a home inspection done if you’re purchasing a property.  In case you’re wondering what happens during the inspection, this is the how it goes in Minnesota. What Happens During a Home Inspection.

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Why You Should Sell Your Luxury Home Now

If you’re considering selling your upper end home, you might want to consider getting it on the market now and closing the deal before the end of 2012.  There are a couple very important tax changes looming just around the … Continue reading

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3.8% Home Sale Tax Information

The new healthcare reform law contains a little known item effective January 1, 2013 that may affect some homeowners upon the sale of their property.  The “may” is the key word.  There has been a lot of confusing and often … Continue reading

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What’s Your House Worth Now?

Most homeowners realize that their property is worth somewhat less now than it was during the housing bubble around 2005.  The problem is that most of them don’t realize just how much less.  Here’s a couple tables that will help … Continue reading

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