Twin Cities Market Update – October 20, 2017

Many potential buyers are simply not on the market during this time of year, as school-aged children settle into routines and the gainfully employed focus more on end-of-year goals and holiday planning over taking on a big move. But not all buyers are equal. Consider instead the first-time buyers with no children, relocated employees, investment […]

Twin Cities Market Update – October 13, 2017

Few cities and neighborhoods – around the nation and locally – are turning heads as hotbeds of new housing inventory. Residential real estate markets that have had a hard time dealing with a reduction in the number of homes available for sale are now also struggling to keep up with new listings levels from last […]

Finding a Home on the Right Lot!

I met Mikael and Sonja a few years ago when they relocated back to the Twin Cities area and I had the privilege of helping them purchase their first home in Maple Grove. It was a gorgeous, newer single-family home in a tightknit community. However, as their family grew, they knew it was time for […]

Welcome Home, Lukas & Laura!

I met Lukas and Laura through my brother, who kindly referred them to me when they decided to start looking for their first home. They were recently married, working great jobs, and starting to think about building a family. We started off the conversation via phone and email about a year before they really dove […]

October Restaurant Review: Nong’s Thai Cuisine

Kerby and Cristina had a crazy, busy month, not giving them time to get out and review a new restaurant. That is where we (Bonnie and I) stepped in and took one for the team (there really wasn’t any convincing needed – Bonnie is a total foodie and I just love food). We decided to […]

Twin Cities Market Update – October 6, 2017

Last year’s national chorus was about how high buyer demand, a sunny economic outlook and enticingly low mortgage rates were propping up sales and prices in spite of low inventory. That refrain is still common enough, but regional changes continue to become more pronounced, whether due to weather, differing employment expectations or varying new construction […]

Twin Cities Market Update – September 29, 2017

According to the National Association of Home Builders, there is a rising demand in the new-home market spurred on by ongoing job and economic growth, the continuation of attractive mortgage rates and increased consumer confidence. And there does appear to be a notable increase in building or announced building projects around the country. Builder confidence […]

Twin Cities Market Update – September 22, 2017

For several years, residential real estate markets across the country were relatively similar except for a few pockets of extreme price increases in the west and a few areas of slower post-recession recovery in the east. Regional market diversion is becoming more common. Natural disasters play a part, as do factors such as the proclivities […]

Kristeen’s Story Made Our Day!

Our team had the opportunity to help Kristeen (Kerby’s high school friend) and Kyle purchase a home in 2012. Through continued check-ins and visits at client appreciation events, we’ve been fortunate to see their family grow. We recently received a very touching review from them, thanking us and referring us to anyone looking to buy […]

Meet Our Listing Agent/Buyer’s Agent, Jenn Brenning

When you work with Kerby and Cristina Real Estate Experts, you get an entire team of experts working with you to achieve your real estate goals. Everyone on the team has a particular role, but at the end of the day, positive outcomes are a result of strategic teamwork. This month, we introduce you to […]