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5 Steps to Homeownership in 2017

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 12, 2016 in  Buying and Selling  Financing
Sitting at the intersection of low interest rates and a slightly cooler market, this might be the perfect year to make that move on your first home. Take these five steps to get started in the right direction. Explore locations. Many young professionals are still in fluid career positions, and buying a home means you should be prepared to stay put for five to seven years. If you’re serious about buying, make sure you’re looking in a location where you can stay for a bit. Buying involves significant upf... read more

Tips for Selling in January

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 12, 2016 in  Buying and Selling  Decorating and Staging  Financing
A job transfer requires us to put our home on the market in January. How can we make that work? If you’re moving away for work, odds are that someone else is moving here for work. January is actually a fairly typical time for businesses to make personnel decisions involving transfers. The most important step you can take is finding yourself a solid real estate agent. These three tips will also help you sell a property in the middle of a Minnesota or Wisconsin winter. Keep up with the snow. Make sure you ha... read more

Market Outlook: 2017 Looks Solid and Steady

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 12, 2016 in  Buying and Selling  Financing
National real estate and lending entities are projecting continued growth through 2017 and beyond. The National Association of Realtors, various lenders, and the Mortgage Bankers’ Association are predicting a movement among Generation Y to finally take that leap and purchase their first homes. Home sales will continue to increase, says NAR, through 2020 as unemployment rates remain low and young people begin to feel more confident investing in real estate. Some predict that sales will remain steady through ... read more

Can you name the holiday movies where these homes appeared?

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 06, 2016 in  Uncategorized

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