Twin Cities Market Update – March 17, 2017

Tight inventory, lower affordability and higher mortgage rates continue to dominate residential real estate news, but a declining unemployment rate offers a bright spot. Employment in the construction industry had some of the largest gains. It would be great to see this increase translate into an impact on the construction of new homes for sale. […]

Save the Date for our 5th Annual Client Appreciation BBQ!

  The market is HOT right now! July (and more specifically, warm weather) might seem far away, but it will be here before we know it. We are VERY EXCITED to announce that our 5th Annual Client Appreciation BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 22nd. We are doing something different this year… We have […]

Bryant Lake Bowl is Giving Monday a Good Name

I think it’s safe to say that Monday is the least celebrated day of the week for most. Bryant Lake bowl, located in Minneapolis, is trying to change that… and doing a mighty fine job, I will add. Technically, the place is open seven days a week from 8am to 2am, serving breakfast, lunch, and […]

Perseverance and Good Timing Come Together!

Aric and Christen were a referral from Aric’s mom, Fran. After receiving some unbiased advice on her rental property, Fran thought we would be the perfect team to help her son and his family transition closer to Saint Paul… and she was right! Aric and Christen had a great home in Saint Louis Park, but […]

Twin Cities Market Update – March 10, 2017

As mortgage rates rise, median sales prices increase and stiff competition for low inventory continues, buyers are beginning to face some limitations with their housing options, especially for first-time buyers. That being said, for most weeks in 2017, sales have been higher in year-over-year comparisons with the same weeks in 2016. In the Twin Cities […]

Twin Cities Market Update – March 3, 2017

In much of the country, both new and existing home sales increased in January. At the same time, prices continue to rise in year-over-year comparisons, and the number of homes available for sale remains quite low. The low inventory situation and affordability crunch is particularly hard on first-time buyers, leaving some properties available for landlord […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 24, 2017

The total supply of homes for sale at this early juncture of 2017 coupled with the relative low affordability of those homes have made the market interesting to watch. The combination of broad personal financial situations is particularly pronounced among millennials celebrating their prime home-buying years. While some individuals may have a decent amount of […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 17, 2017

According to a recent Gallup poll, it is the first time in more than 15 years that a majority of Americans are optimistic about finding a quality job. This is great news for the entry-level housing market, as job growth and improved wages fuel demand for home purchases. Rents have also been on the rise, […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 10, 2017

While the winter months that lead us through the holiday season and to the end of December are typically a slower time for the housing market, the beginning of each new year tends to bring a renewed interest in moving or buying. The annual January resolution effect is in full swing so far in 2017. […]

Perfect Home for a First Time Home Buyer!

Shaunna came in for her buyer consultation desperate to find a new home as soon as possible. She recently finished school and started her new job as a hospice nurse and had a very limited schedule to view properties. She had been living with friends and sleeping on couches until she could find her own […]