Twin Cities Market Update – June 2, 2017

Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest levels so far this year but remain above where they were last year at this time. The market has proven to be ready for higher rates, as many homes continue to sell rapidly, often above the asking price. As long as there is ample supply, which is not […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 26, 2017

The residential real estate story continues to revolve around the low supply of homes for sale, thus a surge in new homes being built would be a great thing to see. Existing home sale are at all-time highs in some areas; however, home builders have not been able to keep up with demand for new […]

Planning Ahead Definitely Pays Off!

Ben was looking to purchase his first home when we met in our office with his parents. He had been saving his money toward a down payment since he was a teenager. He started working by running a small business fixing bikes out of his parent’s garage. He liked the potential of a fixer upper for […]

The $62,000 Windfall!

We are BEYOND excited to announce that we have helped 120 clients (buyer or seller) so far this year (with another 70 set to close)! John and Heather (our 100th clients of the year), we are lucky to be able to call you repeat clients and we want to congratulate you wholeheartedly on your recent […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 19, 2017

As we get closer to summer, more houses are put up for sale, as tends to happen around this time each year. Yet it’s not as many homes for sale as 2016, and last year did not have as much available to buy as in 2015. The downward trend continues, which can have an affect […]

Restaurant Review of the Month – Burch Steak and Pizza Bar

Steak Upstairs AND Pizza Downstairs… Twice the Nice! We ventured out alone one night for date night – the first time without our five-month-old. We had heard good things about Burch and we wanted to try it for ourselves. Burch Pharmacy had occupied the corner of Franklin and Hennepin in Uptown for years, but it […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 12, 2017

Much of the news surrounding the housing market is about climbing prices and continued decreases in inventory on a year-over-year basis. Although prices have been rising steadily, we are only now beginning to reach pre-recession price levels on a national basis, and that’s not the rule for all homes and communities. If demand stays strong, […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 5, 2017

It is a lucrative time to sell a home, and it would appear that it will remain that way for the time being. Houses that show well and are priced correctly have been selling quickly, often at higher prices than asking. Thus far, buyers are proving to be resilient in 2017, keeping the home-purchasing momentum […]

Making Golden Valley Home

Josh goes to Bible study with Kerby and my brother, and when he and his beautiful wife Claire decided to look for their first home, we were honored when they reached out to us. We love helping people achieve their goals! We met for a home buying consultation and talked through their needs, wants and […]

Twin Cities Market Update – April 28, 2017

In light of the low inventory and affordability situation this year, it was a good surprise to see existing home sales hit a national 10-year high. It isn’t a surprise, however, to see multiple offers on a home within a few days of being on the market. Buyer demand is high and will continue to […]