Fish Lake Fun!

Back in August, I had the joy of helping a young couple buy their first home. I learned a lot about them and their preferences during our initial consultation, which led us to many great options. We pursued a couple different homes for a while, and had one snatched away  by another buyer before there […]

4 Tools to Help You Clear Your Yard of Fall Debris

Just for fun, take an inventory of all the leaf removal tools cluttering your garage. If you’re like me, you’ve got a half-dozen rakes of different sizes and materials, a couple of blowers in various states of repair, and a couple of infomercial gadgets that promise to make annual leaf gathering faster and easier. In […]

A wonderful experience!

Kerby and I had the opportunity to help our friends, Dan and Jen, purchase their first home. We had a great personal consultation at our office, going over their questionnaire and discussing their needs, priorities and desires for the home. After setting them up on a pesonalized home search, we did the rounds and checked […]

Average Delinquency+Foreclosure at 599 Days

The average mortgage loan in foreclosure has been delinquent for 599 days, according to Lender Processing Services (LPS). That’s a record for the company’s regular monthly study on mortgage performance trends. At the end of July, LPS counted 2.2 million loans in foreclosure and nearly 1.9 million that were over 90 days past due but […]

Why They Are Saying to Buy A Home Now

Despite what appears to be a non-stop wave of tough news regarding real estate, four major media players have come out this month with the same advice: It Is Time to Buy a Home! Here are the four articles and a breakdown as to why the advice makes sense. The Wall Street Journal: Why It’s […]

Market Update – Minneapolis and West Metro

General Market Pending sales for May 2011 in the 13-county Twin Cities metropolitan area were up 13.2 percent over last year’s post-tax credit market. Sellers introduced 7,021 new properties to the market, a 10.8 percent increase from the year prior. Inventory shrunk 11.8 percent to 25,636 units—the lowest May inventory count since 2005. The overall […]

Is it possible to buy a home with $100 down?

YES! As far as we know, people are buying a home with a $100 down payment ONLY. How is this possible?  Go to this website:  hudhomestore.com  If you are an “owner occupant,” there are HUD homes available. You could negotiate to have the seller pay 6% of your closing costs, which covers just about all the […]