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 […]

Atlanta Couple Relocates to Minnesota

I first met Bill & Steph by way of our virtual consultation. They were relocating to Minnesota both for Bill’s job and to be closer to family. After going through our Buyer Consultation about what our team had to offer and how we were going to accomplish finding them the right home, moving to Minnesota […]

American Dream…

I first met with Sammy in late 2014, when we sat down to discuss his home buying options and goals. At the time he still needed to make a few preparations before they could start actively looking, but we got him on a path with a plan in place to make his home buying dreams […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 3, 2017

The number of existing homes sold in 2016 was 5.4 million, which exceeded the 5.25 million sold in the previous year and is now the highest in a decade. Declining inventory and affordability are both going to be closely surveyed this year, as a continuation of those trends could negatively impact sales. For now, prices […]

A Dream Come True!

Kelsey has been dreaming of being a homeowner for a couple years. As first-time homebuyers, we were able to help them navigate through the options and strategy and getting all their “ducks in a row,” so to speak. Kelsey and Jon planned their strategy and their finances in order to make a decision they felt […]

Twin Cities Market Update – January 27, 2017

In winter, it is not uncommon for housing starts to tail off, but 2016 closed on an uptick and became the best year for housing starts since 2007. Granted, multifamily homes have been driving the increase in recent years, while single-family starts and building permits are mildly down. Yet there is warranted optimism for new […]

Restaurant Review of the Month – Tongue in Cheek

No joke, Tongue in Cheek is a place worth checking out. Located in St. Paul, this restaurant is sure to excite your senses. Tongue in Cheek has a wonderful low-lit ambiance. Upon entering, you will find yourself surrounded by cool contemporary style art. The staff is upbeat and their great service makes for a very […]

Twin Cities Market Update – January 20, 2017

If predictions hold true – a continuing inventory crunch, moderate price gains, higher mortgage rates – 2017 will likely be in favor of the seller. On the other end of the spectrum, deals may be harder to come by if the largest potential group of buyers, the millennials, do not start wading into the buying […]