Twin Cities Market Update – February 19, 2021

Popular home services marketplace HomeAdvisor released their State of Home Spending Report, which details trends in homeowner improvement projects. Among survey participants, the total spending on home projects rose from an average of $9,078 in 2019, to an average of $13,138 in 2020. The more than $4,000 increase in average expenditure was likely due to […]

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in a time that’s largely uncertain. If you’re a […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 12, 2021

A strong housing market isn’t just a local activity, and two recently released reports provide us with insights to the strength of residential real estate nationally. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index rose 9.49% in December 2020 from its December 2019 level. Meanwhile, the National Association of REALTORS® existing home sales report […]

Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell?

If you’re on the fence about selling your house, now is a great time to take advantage of sky-high demand, low supply, and fierce buyer competition. With buyer demand rising and historically low inventory for sale, if you’re in a position to move, your house may really stand out from the crowd. Let’s connect today […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released their December housing report this week showing overall housing starts increased by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units. Single-family housing starts increased 12 percent to a 1.34 million unit seasonally adjusted annual rate, the highest level since September 2006. Expectations are for further […]

KC Restaurant Review: Brick & Bourbon

Brick & Bourbon | 7887 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Last Wednesday night, Kerby and I went to Brick & Bourbon in Maple Grove! When we arrived, it looked like it may be packed because of all the cars there. However, once we walked in, they were very organized and conscious to […]

Our Team Has Winning Strategies for Sellers Who Are Also Buying

Low interest rates, a desire for new space during the pandemic, and low inventory have created one of the most competitive housing markets in years! Many houses are selling before they hit the market, on sellers’ terms and for thousands over asking price. It is a great time to sell, but a somewhat challenging time […]

What’s the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]