BUYERS

applying for a mortgage

What Not To Do When Applying For a Mortgage

Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming task.  Don’t complicate things by making these  common mistakes while applying for a mortgage. Make Big Purchases or Lifestyle Changes Your lender wants to see that you have stable activity in your accounts and a large purchase (which would cause a decrease in your available funds) could derail […] Read more…

small space hacks

7 Small Space Hacks

Maximize Pantry Wall Space.  Buy thesedrawer organizers and affix them to the inside wall of your pantry for spice storage. Try tiered counter storage.   This can be used in every room of your home to store toiletries in the bathroom, to diaper changing items in the nursery, to produce in the kitchen. Create a Small Command […] Read more…

packing tips

10 Packing Tips You Need To Know About

Packing is a nightmare.  Period.  But there are a few tricks of the trade that will make your life less stressful on moving day. Use Your Phonebooks. Tear out pages of those old phone books to wrap breakables. Seriously… who needs them anymore and why would you want to move them? Color Code Your Boxes. If […] Read more…

farmhouse

5 Steps To The Perfect Farmhouse Style

Barn Doors You can search for an actual refurbished/recycled barn door from local antique shops & sales or you may decide to buy new.  Having something old that has it’s own story is the fun part about designing interiors.  These types of items carry their own past and are great conversational pieces.  If you’re lucky enough to […] Read more…

multiple offers

Why You Lost in Multiple Offers and How To Win Next Time

Most buyers would like to think that their offer being lower in price was to blame for losing out in a multiple offer situation.  In reality there are a few key factors that may have actually put the nail in the real estate deal coffin. Your financing terms. Sellers love nothing more than an all cash offer but […] Read more…

renovation

Renovation Ideas That Pay Off For Sellers

Update Kitchen Cabinets. Extending the life of your current cabinets or replacing them is a renovation that can add to your home’s value in a big way.  If your cabinets are a natural wood then giving them some TLC might be enough.  Some things to consider while giving your current cabinets a makeover: Repaint or […] Read more…

downsizing

Are You Downsizing or Resizing

First off, lets get real about what kind of downsizing you’re trying to accomplish.  Some of my clients live on acreages that they no longer wish to maintain; others would like to decrease costs of ownership.  And still others just wish to live in a home with a more accommodating floor plan. Those are three […] Read more…

tips for buyers

Tips for Buyers in a Fast Paced Market

Buyers can easily get chewed up and spit out during a fast paced market.  It’s a trying time with hard decisions, tight timelines, and lots of unknowns.  Here are four ways to improve your chances of scoring the property you want. 1. Set up property alerts. Your agent will be able to set this up for […] Read more…

buying a home in rochester

7 Steps To Buying a House in Rochester Minnesota

Buying a house in Rochester isn’t exactly an easy task.  We’ve got a really fast market and if you’re slow to make decisions you’ll likely miss out on much of the properties that sell in days.  But if buying a house is in your future plan then I’ve got some good news.  The following steps will […] Read more…

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