Twin Cities Market Update – March 9, 2018

We are in a bit of a residential real estate holding pattern thus far in 2018. While some regions have witnessed a welcome increase in pending sales, declines in metrics such as closed sales, new listings and inventory in national year-over-year comparisons are more common, and it may take until late summer or early fall […]

Market Update: NOW is the Time to Buy and Sell!

 The market is HOT! Inventory is low, demand is strong! It is definitely a sellers’ market, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t also helping buyers crush their real estate goals with our expert strategies! With mortgage rates projected to rise, NOW is the time to buy AND sell, and we’d be honored to help […]

Twin Cities Market Update – March 2, 2018

The trends from the last several weeks and, honestly, the last several months remain in place in much of the country as well as locally. The market is trying to sustain a healthy number of listings to keep pace with a consumer base that is clearly in a buying mood. There is real evidence of […]

Meet Our Buyer’s Agent/Listing Agent, Sarah Appel

  Our team at Kerby and Cristina Real Estate Experts consists of 15 agents, a full-time marketing team, a full-time operations team, a full-time listing coordinator, client care specialists, and administrative support. The role of each individual team member is necessary to provide our clients with the best real estate experience possible. This month, we […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 23, 2018

The market needs an increase in new listings in order to build inventory. It is something that has been needed for some time, and there has been positive movement in that regard in desirable submarkets. But it has not been consistent from week to week in year-over-year comparisons. Another way to boost inventory is to […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 16, 2018

As we get beyond the newness of the year and into the idea that 2018 is here and now, there is plenty of excitement about the promise presented within strong economic conditions and an active real estate market. Buyers are taking fresh listings that show well off the market in short order, and it is […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 9, 2018

It is common for there to be a lift in residential real estate activity at the beginning of each calendar year, as consumers steel their collective resolve to do what they deem is next toward achieving their goals. It is the housing industry’s equivalent to resolving to eat better, go to the gym more, quit […]

Twin Cities Market Update – February 2, 2018

Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, were up 1.1 percent in 2017 compared to 2016 to 5.5 million sales, becoming the best year for sales in 11 years. Overall, the housing market performed well in 2017 within a strong economy. Homeowners made healthy price gains at sale, […]

The Art of “Rightsizing”!

  “Rightsizing” means different things to different people, based on wants, needs, finances, or phase in life. It can mean “upsizing”, “downsizing”, moving into a condo or townhome, or possibly, renting. Often, it means getting into that dream home you’ve been thinking of for years.

Restaurant Review of the Month – Jimmy’s Kitchen and Bar

As many of you know, Cristina and I try to break away once every two weeks to enjoy a date night, just the two of us (always needed, especially with a fourth baby on the way!). We had recently come across a write-up about Jimmy’s Restaurant and Bar in “Lake Minnetonka Magazine”. What we read […]