2014 January Monthly Report – The Skinny

2014 January Monthly Report – The Skinny

2013 was a good year for sellers. Homes sales and prices were higher. Foreclosures and short sale homes were significantly lower. we had more closed sales in 2013, totaling 53,087, or an increase of 8.8%  5 year high home price $192,000 10.5% less homes for sale. With all of these factors, multiple offers are still veryContinue Reading

Are Auction Homes worth it?

Are Auction Homes worth it?

Once in a while, you may see a home listed for sale at a ridiculously low price of $1. Yes, a dollar. Almost always, this indicates that the house is being sold under auction terms. Some times a different house may be identified as going under auction, with a higher price. Either way, auctions canContinue Reading

The Difference Between “In Foreclosure” and “Foreclosed”

The Difference Between “In Foreclosure” and “Foreclosed”

What’s the difference between these two terms? In Foreclosure In foreclosure means that the house is in the process of being foreclosed. This is the time period where the seller has been notified of the start of the foreclosure process, to the sheriff sale, to the end of the redemption time period. In Minnesota, weContinue Reading

Staging a home

Staging a home

5 Reasons to stage a home for sale? There are several reasons why I recommend staging a home before putting it up for sale. I’ve listed my top 5 below. Read on. It’s the basis of marketing Marketing a home starts with the basics. You have to start with a strong foundation and build uponContinue Reading