Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those surveyed, the ability to afford a down payment is the biggest hurdle. That […]

Reasons You Should Consider Listing This Fall

By: KCM If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than […]

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We are in our busiest real estate months of the year, which is a good time to ask yourself if you really are on track for those goals you set for yourself this past January. Reach out to us today for a confidential conversation (Bonnie @ 612-532-7445) if you want to learn what the Kerby […]

2 Truths and a Lie: Twin Cities Real Estate Edition Can you Spot the Lie Correct Answer!

New Listings decreased 5.0% to 1,757 Pending Sales decreased 11.0% to 1,454 Inventory decreased 19.5% to 7,906 THE LIE IS “PENDING SALES INCREASED” Although summer has come to an end, experts are expecting an unusually busy fall market, as sellers continue putting more homes on the market, hoping to take advantage of record-high sales prices […]

POP QUIZ! Correct Answers

AffordabilityA measure of whether someone earns enough to quality for a long on a typical home based on the most recent price and income data.  Today’s low mortgage rates and increasing wages offset rising prices, making homes affordable for buyers.  AppraisalA report highlighting the estimated value of the property completed by a qualified third party.  […]

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House!

By: KCM If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past […]

Let’s Talk Money: The Biggest Financial Questions Sellers Have

By: Cristina Edelstein-Skurat Don’t get caught off-guard about common real estate expenses and financial terms. When you’re thinking about the financial aspects of selling your home, it’s easy to focus on how much you can potentially get for your home (and how to maximize potential profit). After all, the real estate market is still extremely […]

8 Fun and Unique Museums Around Minnesota

Did you know that Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities, is home to many unique museums and historical places to visit? Whether your family loves art, science, aviation, or history, you can find cultural spots of interest in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. Continue reading to discover some of the best museums in Minnesota. 1. Minneapolis […]