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10 Tips to Select the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home:

Choosing the right Agent is one of the most important factors to ensure a positive outcome.  An experienced Real Estate Agent will guide & direct you thru the entire home sale process from list to closing and help shoulder some of the stress that comes along with the home sale experience. Remember, your expectations should be demanding; you’re selling one Continue Reading
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Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

Reprint from Star News, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson,  10/31/2015 issue Core Logic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 U. S. homes had regained equity in the last quarter.  That means that 91% of all mortgaged properties (approximately 45.9 million) are now in a positive equity position.  Obviously, this is great news for the financial situation of many homeowners.  Continue Reading
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Great News for Sellers! Home Sales are Up in Almost Every Price Range!

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over the last year in five of the six price ranges they measure.  Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-7.7%).  The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength Continue Reading
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Can You Afford to Buy a Home?

Purchasing a home is one of the most important and rewarding decisions a person will make, which also means it is one of the most stressful!  With all of the steps, money and people involved, it is easy to be overwhelmed.  Listed below are the steps and associated expenses that you must be prepared for, if your goal is to Continue Reading
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Elk River Minnesota Rental Market & Property Management News

  Elk River, MN area has been a very popular area for tenants seeking residential rental homes. We currently have many pre-screened tenant prospects that are seeking a home or townhome to rent in the Elk River, Minnesota area.   The top 5 reasons that rental tenants seek the Elk River, MN area: Elk River School District's reputation Abundance of Continue Reading
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Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting an Agent to Sell Your Home

Hiring a real estate agent to sell your home is crucial to your entire experience as a home seller.  The agent you select will be involved in many tasks such as; advising you on how to prepare your home for sale, establishing a good list price, marketing your property, negotiating your offer and making sure your file is processed all the Continue Reading
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Mortgage Tips: Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved – What’s The Difference?

As quoted by politician, writer and aristocrat, Benjamin Disraeli; “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”  This is very timely advice for home buyers who must lay the necessary groundwork in order to buy the home of their dreams when the opportunity arises! Without thoughtful preparation, many buyers Continue Reading
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Four Great Reasons to Consider Buying a Home Today Instead of Waiting.

Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 10.5% (most pessimistic) and 25.5% (most optimistic).  The bottom in home prices has come and gone.  Home values will Continue Reading
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Timing Your Home Sale from List Date to Close Date

Question:  I need to move and relocate mid-February.  When should I list my home for sale?  Your first step would be to start interviewing Realtors right away, as you don't have much time!  Once you select your Realtor, ask them for a list of staging and home improvement suggestions to ensure that you go on the market in tip top Continue Reading
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Why You Should Hire Acuity Group to Manage Your Rental Property

Looking for a professional Property Manager to handle all aspects of your rental property?   If your answer is yes, look no further!  Acuity Group is a full service Property Management company, located in Elk River, MN. We specialize in leasing of residential homes in the following communities:  Elk River MN, Zimmerman MN, Big Lake MN, Rogers MN, Otsego MN, Continue Reading
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How to Convert Your Primary Residence into a Rental Property:

  If you are planning on converting your existing home to an income producing rental property you will want to be very clear about what expenses you can write off and depreciate. Your renovation expenses, for federal purposes are categorized as improvements and need to be depreciated. Any renovations you have done to get the rental property available for rent Continue Reading

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