Twin Cities Market Update – June 22, 2018

The Federal Reserve recently increased the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent, marking the second rate hike this year and seventh since late 2015. Two more 0.25 percent increases are expected by the end of the year. The 30-year mortgage rate did not increase, yet Fed action can have an indirect effect on the housing […]

Twin Cities Market Update – June 15, 2018

At this time last year, there were two universal truths in residential real estate across the country. Whether or not sales were up in year-over-year comparisons, the market was assuredly active, and, thus, overall inventory was trending downward compared to the year before. That remained the case for the entirety of 2017, and that refrain […]

Twin Cities Market Update – June 8, 2018

Residential real estate activity is in full swing across America. Some trends are persisting as they have week after week, month after month and now year after year. But some metrics are teasing a deviation from the norm. There may not be as many homes for sale as there were last year at this time, […]

Twin Cities Market Update – June 1, 2018

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales were down 2.5 percent for the nation as a whole in April. While local trends do not necessarily coincide with national trends, a holistic outlook can often explain the general state of feelings regarding residential real estate. Sales have been lower in year-over-year comparisons in […]

Restaurant Review: Hai Hai

Kerby and Cristina are BUSY, BUSY leading the team, selling homes, and preparing for baby #4 to make her appearance, so I offered to take the restaurant review off their plate (pun intended) this month, and took a friend of mine, Blake, with me to try a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for some […]

Fun Run Video Unleashed!

  Sunshine… birds chirping… 65-degree weather… we had a PERFECT day for our KC Fun Run this past month at French Regional Park. We had roughly 300 of our clients/friends/family join us for some family fun, including bouncy houses for the kids, which were quite the hit! Thanks to all who made it out – […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 25, 2018

Inventory and days on market both continue to skim along at historic lows, while buyer demand is creating competitive purchase offer situations that are increasing the number of homes sold for more than the asking price. This practice is nothing new in more popular areas, but higher offers are becoming normal outside of the hottest […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 18, 2018

Year-over-year percentage changes for housing metrics like inventory, median sales price and days on market have sometimes looked dramatic over the past few years in most markets across the country not named Houston. But as faster sales and higher prices persist, another trend is beginning to emerge: reliability. Although more market balance is preferred, the […]

Twin Cities Market Update – May 11, 2018

As with last spring, the home-purchasing season will be competitive this year. Demand is still strong, especially in light of rising mortgage rates. Savvy consumers will want to get into a home before rates go up again. Amidst an environment of low inventory, buyers need to remain watchful of new listings and make their offers […]

Congrats on finding “the one”, Cory and Emily!

Cory and Emily were looking to find their first home together as a married couple and wanted to find “the one” BEFORE their wedding on May 18th. They needed their home to be close to their jobs, and it also needed to allow cats. There was not a large amount of inventory within their search […]