Twin Cities Market Update – April 21, 2017

With both inventory and months of supply struggling to keep up with demand, it will not be unusual to see some weeks where pending sales post a year-over-year decline, especially if new listings droop below the standards set during the prior year. Meanwhile, we can continue to expect to see sales prices forge their way […]

Why Work with a Buyer’s Agent?

It is a very competitive market! Working with a Buyer’s Agent will put you at an advantage when searching for that dream home! To schedule your Strategic Home Buyer Consultation call Cristina at 612-812-9262 today!

Twin Cities Market Update – April 14, 2017

Confidence in buying a home has fallen according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index after hitting an all-time index high in February. Continuing price increases and low inventory are easy answers for why the index fell. The good news is that an improved employment outlook and higher wages are major factors toward purchasing […]

5 Hidden Pizza Joints in the West Metro

Is there really anything better than a good pizza? Sure, we all like to get dressed up and go out to the hottest new restaurant or make reservations for some place where you end up using six forks, four spoons, and who-knows-how-many knives during a five-course meal. But when it comes down to it, nothing […]

Twin Cities Market Update – April 7, 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, housing affordability has clearly become an issue for some buyers, as prices continue to rise amidst strong demand. Even so, pending sales figures have generally remained positive across the nation. A better balance between high-price inventory and starter homes being sold would be the most beneficial situation for the […]

Buying Your New Home As A Senior

Guest Author, Jim Vogel You made it. Retirement has officially begun, people don’t question when you use your AARP card for a discount, and it’s just you and your spouse — in a giant house that feels empty and lonely at times. Many seniors sell their older, bigger homes and buy one that’s more affordable […]

Twin Cities Market Update – March 31, 2017

The number of existing home sales was down last month, indicating that there is still a large divide between supply and demand. However, we need to keep in mind that the value of the housing market is the highest it has been in years. Confidence and household incomes are increasing, which are indicators of future […]

Twin Cities Market Update – March 24, 2017

In the last three months, the Federal Reserve has now twice increased its benchmark interest rate a quarter point. The good news is that this was an expected move due to strong confidence in the economy. Mortgage rates will likely increase as well. That said, homes are still selling quickly, and there is little indication […]

Parents WIN in a 17+ Offer Situation…

I met with Rene and Marilyn through a virtual consultation. We immediately connected and I realized they had a unique situation with their home search. The home they would be buying would be for their son and his girlfriend. They wanted the new home to be in a location that wasn’t too far from work […]

Arizona Couple Finds Their Perfect Home in Minnesota!

Lauren and I met through a virtual consultation back in December. Lauren and her husband, John, had recently sold their home in Arizona (in just two days)!!! They were planning to move to Minnesota in only two weeks! We put together their home buying strategy so they were ready to look at homes as soon […]