You love your home. You have lived there for years. You may have even raised your kids in that home. You cannot imagine a better place to live. Yet, you are starting to realize that there may be a time that this home will just be too much for you to keep up. Likely there [Read More]
2017 was quite the year in real estate! Our own experience mirrors what the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shared: a strong market overall yet a continued lack of inventory. In fact, at 1.8 months of inventory, we are at the lowest level in 15 years! The challenge? Sellers are ready to list, but are [Read More]
Last week, I was asked “what has made this year different than other years?” At first response, I thought about the interest rates and inventory. But truly, this year, more than others, 2014 opened up something special: Opportunity for a Change. I have a theory...
Is that home for sale or not?! Do you know the phrase "water water every where but not a drop to drink?" an old mariners tale? Buyers are certainly experiencing this but in the world of homes. Why is that home showing available on websites if it is not for sale!?
Time for a little fun in the sun in your back yard! Graduation party perhaps? Engagement celebration? Take a good look at what is in your yard and keep guests safe....
Memorial Day is a significant day. Growing up, this day was all about family. We spent this day going to gravesites of those who had passed, though we included even those who had not been veterans. And we would follow with a fun family barbecue in our back yard. What was your tradition to commemorate this day? Perhaps this is a good year to start one? Have a safe and relaxing weekend!
Sellers ready...if they could just find the right home! My sellers are ready to sell. But not until they find the right home to buy. My buyers are ready to buy. But not until more homes come on the market. Do you see the fun dance we are having in the market right now?
Traditional Sales are far outweighing the Foreclosure and short sales in the market! New traditional listings rose 22.1 percent compared to March 2013, while foreclosure and short sale new listings fell 39.9 and 53.8 percent, respectively. This is an incredible indication of a strong market!
Did you know that YOU may qualify for a loan, but the home you like may not? Did you know that some loans are based on a specific house address? As the lending rules change, it is more important than ever to work with Realtors and lenders who can help you navigate through the nuances of buying in today's market!
"I don't need to worry about my sump pump until it rains....Right?!" No! Now is the time to make sure your sump pump and discharge hose are working properly! This time of year too many of these hoses are coiled up in the yard, under piles of snow and filled with ice chunks.
The official stats for the Twin Cities region show that new listings decreased 12%, pending sales decreased 13% and inventory decreased 8.6%. So how could we possibly be optimistic about a strong Spring market? One word: Activity.
Thank you for your VOTE! Vote for Kristin and John Beise as Best Real Estate Agents Readers Choice for 2014! Just go to the link VOTE HERE Scroll to the Real Estate agent area and submit! (check for other great businesses you love too!)
This winter and holiday season is a great time to come on the market. Why? Homes show very well during this season. What is more inviting than a warm home with lights on at the end of the driveway, welcoming in potential buyers?
Why Are Open Houses Important? Open Houses give us an opportunity to showcase our clients' homes and provide good access to potential buyers....we are so confident that we often host 4-6 open houses in one weekend!
Do you remember where you were when you first came up with your real estate dream? What was your dream? Has it transformed now into something else? Are you still waiting to make it happen? What are you waiting for? Let’s get your real estate goals back on track today!
I'm excited to announce that RE/MAX will soon enter into its next chapter of growth as a publicly traded company. We officially began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “RMAX” October 1st.
Would You Get a Gold Star Today? The Gold Star. What did you have to do to earn one of these in school? If the same performance was expected of you today, would you have anything next to your name? As the school year begins, let’s evaluate our ‘gold star worthiness" again.
Sprit of the Lakes Festival July 18-20. Buying a house is a very special event. But the community we choose to live in is also a large part of what makes us at home. Summer months bring out the fun community festivals and this weekend is a big one for the Lake Minnetonka area.
If the market was an icecream cone, how would it be described? One scoop or three scoops, this market still offers a little for everyone – and maybe even with a cherry on top!