Twin Cities Market Update – July 13, 2018

The unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent in June 2018, marking the first increase in nearly a year. Economic forecasters are calling this a healthy increase indicative of more people being counted as entering the work force in an exceptional job market that added more than 213,000 paying jobs in June. Strong demand for workers […]

Twin Cities Market Update – July 6, 2018

The first half of the year in residential real estate fared as expected, with the most obvious markers continuing to be low inventory and higher prices. We are also seeing decreased affordability in many markets coupled with more urgency (lower days on market) and increased purchase offers (higher pending sales) ahead of perceived future rate […]

KC Half-Year Catch-Up!

  Thank you for your continued support and friendship! We’re grateful to have already helped 280 Happy Clients this year! We are well on our way to meeting our goal of helping 450 clients in 2018! Not only do we love seeing your smiling faces at the closing table… we also love seeing your smiling […]

Twin Cities Market Update – June 29, 2018

Sales across the nation have risen not only because this time of year typically offers an increase in residential real estate activity, but because this year in particular has proven to have strong economic and market conditions. While it’s still true that prices are rising and inventory is tightening, these long-standing trends have been happening […]

Meet Our Showing Agent, Cullen Hundertmark

  Each month, we introduce you to one of our amazing team members. Each member plays a role that contributes to the overall success of the team. This month, meet our Showing Agent, Cullen, and learn why it’s beneficial to have Showing Agents on a real estate team.

Restaurant Review of the Month – Costa Blanca Bistro

As the arrival of kid number four is quickly approaching, Cristina and I are taking time to get out on a few dates (we are pretty sure that once we have the fourth, no one will want to watch all four at the same time, so this could be the last “just us” dates we […]

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 […]