There’s no denying it, Minnesota is one of the absolute best places to be in the fall. So let’s break it down, what are the best activities you can do this fall to enjoy every minute of it before winter! Here’s what we think, let us know what your favorite activities are! 1) Apple OrchardMinnesota,Continue reading “Top 5 Fall Activities in MN”
One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year. Here are the latest percentages showing the year-over-year increase in home price appreciation (national): The HouseContinue reading “Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?”
The City of St. Louis Park has implemented several programs to encourage people who work in the city to be able to live in the city as well. These programs are designed to help employees find a home near their job, producing the benefits of reduced commuting time, and increasing a stronger feeling of community. Continue reading “St Louis Park – More Affordable Than You Think “
Did you know that September 1st is World Letter Writing Day? Now you do! While picking up a pen and paper to write to a friend, family member, or pen pal is largely outdated, there is still a meaningful impact a handwritten note can make. Taking the time to write out your thoughts and feelingsContinue reading ““Love Letters”: Love it or Leave it?”
With the proverbial “Dog Days of August” in full swing, the dawning realization that summer is nearing its too soon end and a general personal malaise in discussing current trends and statistics about real estate, inflation and interest rates, let’s take a break and just explore some random and entertaining fun facts about real estate!Continue reading “25 Fascinating Facts about Real Estate!”
These signs seem to have popped up everywhere, along the sidewalks, billboards, in your mailbox, you name it. If you own a rental property, you are probably also receiving daily postcards, calls and texts asking if you are interested in selling the property for a cash offer. Seems too good to be true, right? Here’s howContinue reading ““We Buy Houses for Cash”, What Does That Mean?”
There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive to buy a house today than it was in 2005? What about 1995? What happensContinue reading “Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?”
According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose by 8.1% from the same time last year. As it notes: “Beyond simply recovering to pre-pandemic levels, rents across the country are surging. Typically, rents fluctuate less than 1% from month to month. In May andContinue reading “With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?”
With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone couldContinue reading “3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble”
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