2017 Favorites From Our Twin Cities Home Blog

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Our Favorite Blog Posts of 2017

It’s that time again. As we say goodbye to the old year and look ahead to 2018 with great expectations it is always worthwhile to reflect on the last 12 months and review the work accomplished with some satisfaction. On Our Twin Cities Home Blog, we try to bring you the best information we can find on everything real estate from buying and selling a home to living well in our vibrant and beautiful Twin Cities Metro.

As we look forward to more good work this year we’d like to share some of our favorite posts with you again. So without further ado, here is what we think deserves a second look before we close the books and begin the first chapter of the brand new year!

Linda’s Favorites

The Minnesota Property Group A Twin Cities Success Story

Has a year really passed since I wrote this one? It was one of my favorites because I am proud to work with Joe all 365 days of the year. He has a great real estate story and a great philosophy on how he approaches real estate so I felt it appropriate to tell it one more time.  

Passive Savings -  Like Giving Yourself a Raise

Saving more money is a popular new year’s resolution for many people. Well, it just so happens we know a little about that here at the Minnesota Property Group. When I started researching the topic of how to save, it got me thinking of other ways that you could do it without feeling the pain or strain of giving up stuff you like.  I called it passive savings and I fell head over heels in love with all of these ideas and incorporated them all into my own life. So this became a practice what you preach stories. This is definitely advice worth sharing over and over again so for any of you who would like to put a little more cash in your pocket at the end of the month, this article is for you!  

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Let the Magic of This Wayzata Home Enchant You

We believe that every home has its own unique story to tell and Joe, as team leader, believes that telling that story best is what his marketing plan accomplishes. In addition to professional photos and virtual tours we also like to tell that story in words, pictures, and anecdotes. We like to tell you about the neighborhood and the personal experiences of the people who have lived in and loved their home.  I really love the result when we coax the personality of the home as the central theme of the story.  Here is one of this year’s special homes, in a magical location.

Three Things You Should Not Do When Buying a Home

So it’s established already that I am a sucker for a good story. Here is the story of three buyers who made some big mistakes. We can learn from them. The good news is, it all worked out well for them in the end and in a couple of cases, even better than anticipated. So if you are buying a home this year, don’t do these three things!

Joe’s Favorites

This has been another amazing year for real estate. This market has broken records for housing values, and for inventory shortages. Buyers have been tenacious and undeterred to fulfill their dreams of homeownership. So is 2018 the year of the home? I think so!

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Is 2018 the Year of the Home?

This has been another amazing year for real estate. This market has broken records for housing values, and for inventory shortages. Buyers have been tenacious and undeterred to fulfill their dreams of homeownership. So is 2018 the year of the home? I think so!

Should I Buy a Home This Winter or Wait for Spring?

If you ask me what one thing I know for sure about the housing market heading into this new year is that inventories of home for sales at the first time buyer level will definitely continue to be constrained. My best advice, if you want to purchase a home in 2018, the sooner you start looking the better.

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New Construction vs Existing Home

The good news for housing in 2018 is the expectation of an increase in new construction and the surge in new housing permits in November backs this up. Given we will have more newly built homes adding to our inventory I wanted to give this blog post another go-round. I get asked frequently by buyers about the advantages of buying new vs. an existing home purchase. 

10 Ways to Grab Buyers at Hello

My absolute best advice for those who plan on selling their homes. The market may change and styles and trends come and go but some advice is simply timeless. Putting your best foot forward in regards to showing off your home when it’s time to sell will never go out of fashion. 

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The Biggest Buyer Turnoffs

In keeping with the same theme of how to present your home for sale here are some situations that will have buyers looking for the closest exit. This is about issues that must be addressed if you are planning to sell your home.

There you have the best of our best. As we look forward to another great year we hope we have helped in some small way or even some really big way! As always, if you have any questions, Joe has answers. Give him a call. He’s not only very knowledgeable, he’s a really nice guy and so easy to talk to!



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