Minnesota Real Estate & Property Management News

How Much Equity Do You Have in Your Home?

How Much Equity Do You Have in Your Home?  You May Be Surprised! CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017.  This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. “U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all…
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10 Reasons to Sell Your Home with Acuity Group!

Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience. Acuity Group’s experienced Realtors are here to procure the best possible terms and professionally represent you through the entire process.  From home repairs and staging, to showings and negotiating your sale - Acuity Group understands what skills are needed to successfully sell homes! In fact, we have…
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Benefits of Hiring a Rental Property Manager

If you have attempted rental property management on your own, you know what a demanding, time consuming and unprofitable task it can be.  Many skills are required such as: Establishing rental rate Advertising Tenant screening Lease & contract execution Security and pet deposits 24/7 emergency service Rent collection Precise accounting Eviction process Knowledge of Minnesota…
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Sellers to Benefit from Strong Seller’s Market into 2016!

Here at Acuity Group, we are frequently asked where the real estate market is headed and when we may see a more balanced market.   Truthfully, it is difficult to accurately predict the future, but based on current market statistics, we are presently experiencing one of the strongest seller’s markets since the “great recession”.  The reason…
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Townhome For Sale in Zimmerman, MN

*** PENDING / SOLD *** Townhome For Sale in Zimmerman, MN Address: 26261 2nd Street W ~ Zimmerman, MN 55398 MLS #4919143   Price: $138,000 Style: Townhome Year Built: 2005 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square feet: 1,560 Finished Lot Size: 0.04 Acres School District: #728 - Elk River Listing Agent: Dustin Heggem Agent Contact: Dustin@acgproperty.com…
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Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN

*** PENDING / SOLD *** Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN Address: 18070 Vance Circle NW ~ Elk River, MN 55330 MLS #4939487   Price: $172,900 Style: Townhome Year Built: 2005 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Square feet: 1,459 Finished Lot Size: 0.03 Acres School District: #728 - Elk River Listing Agent: Kelly Henchen Agent…
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Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN

*** PENDING / SOLD *** Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN Address: 12255 191st Avenue NW ~ Elk River, MN 55330 MLS #4935339   Price: $175,000 Style: Townhome Year Built: 1992 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square feet: 1,808 Finished Lot Size: 0.19 Acres School District: #728 - Elk River Listing Agent: Dustin Heggem Agent…
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Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step in the Home Buying Process

Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step in the Home Buying Process: If you are in the market to buy a home, your first step should be scheduling a meeting with a mortgage lender so you can get pre-approved for your loan. In our local housing market, the number of buyers searching for their dream home greatly…
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Home For Sale in Becker, MN

*** PENDING / SOLD *** Home For Sale in Becker, MN Clean, custom built home for sale on cul-de-sac lot in quiet neighborhood.  This fine home boasts; vaulted front foyer, formal dining room with hardwood floors, gas fireplace in living room, kitchen includes tiled floors and a center island, patio door off informal dining area…
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Townhome For Sale In Otsego, MN

*** PENDING / SOLD *** Townhome For Sale in Otsego, MN Well maintained, end unit townhome for sale in the Otsego, MN community of Heritage Estates. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom  townhome features; warm toned wood look vinyl flooring in the kitchen and dining room, gas fireplace in spacious living room, and main floor half…
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Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!

Selling your home?  In today’s strong sellers' market, where demand is outpacing supply, pricing a home correctly is one of the biggest challenges sellers face.  In light of the fact that new listings receive the most showings in the first 30 days of being on the market, pricing is a major factor in obtaining the…
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Mortgage Tips: Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved – What’s The Difference?

Home Buyer Tips:  Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference? Without thoughtful preparation, many buyers get drawn into the mistaken notion that if a lender “pre-qualifies” them for a mortgage this means that they have been “pre-approved” for a home loan.  Unfortunately, there's a world of difference between these two terms.  If you've ever been confused…
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How to Avoid a Rental Property Scam

(Source:  Angela Farrell, Realtor.com) The rental market is tough enough without having to deal with fake ads and crooks looking to steal your money.  But it happens all the time.  And it's alarmingly easy for these rental scams to rope in even the smartest among us.  Listed below are tips on how to avoid a rental property scam. Example, Angela, recently…
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Home Buyer Tips in a Hot Sellers’ Market

  When inventory is low, the housing market becomes very competitive and home prices tend to rise.  If you plan on buying a home in this environment, you need to plan ahead to avoid being overwhelmed and losing out. Listed below are 5 home buyer tips to help you win in a hot sellers' market.…
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3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Rambler For Sale In Dayton, MN On Gorgeous Lot

*** SOLD *** MLS #4914044 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Dayton, MN  15940 Shadyview Lane Dayton, MN 55327 Clean and bright single family one level home for sale in Dayton, MN, located in the Elk River School District.  Features; newer remodeled kitchen, newer roof, windows and a beautiful refinished deck overlooking a private park-like…
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More from Less: The Benefits of Downsizing

Benefits of Downsizing: According to AARP, for the next 17 years, baby boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day.  By 65, most people are thinking about downsizing so they can enjoy their newfound freedom.  But just thinking about this daunting task can put a bead of sweat on your brow! …
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Townhome For Sale In Elk River, MN

*** SOLD *** Two Bedroom Townhome For Sale In Elk River, MN  17191 Monroe Drive NW Elk River, MN 55330 MLS #4912260 This 2005 built, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, townhome features many upgrades and extras including;  kitchen boasts laminate wood flooring, center island and stainless steel appliances, formal dining with built in breakfast bar, cozy…
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Home Not Selling? Consider Renting it Out!

If you are in a situation where you must sell your home but aren’t able to sell at a price that will pay off your mortgage, you may want to convert your home into a rental property!  Renting out your home can lessen the financial burden, and you might even be able to turn a…
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Home Buying Tip: How to Select the Best Location

Ask any real estate agent to list the three factors that ensure a solid home investment, and you’ll likely hear: “location, location, location.”  Remember, you can’t move a home, so buying a home in the best location is the surest way to guarantee that your home purchase is a home run! So if “location, location,…
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Your Local Home Buying Experts!

Click HERE to Set Up Your Custom Home Search! Buying a home is an exciting but complex adventure. It can also be very time-consuming and costly if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have all the best information and resources at hand. Acuity Group’s skilled  Home Buyer’s Agent will guide…
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Looking to Sell Your Home?

Looking to Sell your home in Elk River, MN or surrounding areas?  We will provide you with a FREE EVALUATION of your home with absolutely no obligation! The spring housing market starts in late February.  List now and beat the competition! Buyers are out in numbers and very motivated to buy right now!  Sell quickly -…
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2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home For Sale in Cambridge, MN

*** SOLD *** MLS #4905536 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home For Sale in Cambridge, MN 130 Cleveland Street S Cambridge, MN 55008 Rambler on large treed lot. New flooring in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Completely fenced in yard with nice patio on quiet street. Close to downtown Cambridge and all its amenities! Price: $130,000…
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U.S. HOME SALES HIT 11 YEAR HIGH!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS STRONG SELLERS' MARKET!  Homes are selling quickly at TOP DOLLAR! Twin Cities Housing Market Stats:  January 2017 to January 2018 Average sales price:  $294,580 - up 7.6% Homes for sale:  11,165 - down 16.1% Median days on market to offer:  27 days - down 18.2% Months housing supply:  2.2 months -…
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Buying a Home in 2018? You’d Better Hurry!

  Figuring out when to enter the real estate market can be quite intimidating—especially when prices are high and choices are limited.  Fortunately for buyers, the 2018 housing market forecast shows moderating prices and rising inventory levels! These 3 factors could mean 2018 will be your year to take the home buyer plunge!   1.…
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Stunning 3 Bedroom Rambler For Sale in Elk River, MN

*** SOLD *** MLS #4902577 Stunning 3 Bedroom Rambler For Sale in Elk River, MN. 18219 Albany Street NW Elk River, MN 55330 Gorgeous rambler located on secluded, beautifully landscaped .83 acre treed lot, on a dead-end street!  This well maintained home features; 3 bedrooms on the main level, granite counter tops in the beautiful…
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Office/Den Townhome For Rent In Princeton, MN

*** UNDER CONTRACT / OCCUPIED RENTAL *** 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus Office/Den Townhome For Rent In Princeton  1510 17th Street N Princeton, MN 55371 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus office/den townhome with 1,711 finished square feet.  Deck overlooks a beautiful wetland with a pond and wildlife. The upper level features a very well designed kitchen…
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2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN

*** SOLD *** MLS #4900693 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhome For Sale in Elk River, MN 18568 Tyler Drive NW Elk River, MN 55330 Move in ready townhome in fantastic location. Nicely updated with new carpet throughout. Tile floors greet you in the foyer and hardwood floors lead through the kitchen. Gas fireplace in family…
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