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Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall & Winter Months?

  Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson"  It’s around this time of the year that we get calls from potential sellers asking if they should bother listing their house for sale, since fall and winter are around the corner. They wonder, "Who buys houses this time of the year?"  Answer, Continue Reading
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10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale with Acuity Group

Whether you are selling your first home or your fiftieth, it’s important to arm yourself with the right information in today’s fast paced real estate environment. 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 Continue Reading
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9 Reasons Why Some Homes Sell Faster Than Others

  Beyond the obvious elements such as location, size, bedroom and bath count, there are other factors that can affect how quickly your home will sell.  Listed below are 9 very important factors that will help sell your home for the highest price, and in the least amount of time!     Curb Appeal: Realtors named curb appeal the #1 Continue Reading
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4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Pool Home For Sale in Northfork Golf Course Community, Ramsey MN.

MLS #4765107 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Pool Home For Sale in Northfork Golf Course Community, Ramsey MN 9161 Muirfield Circle Ramsey, MN 55303 This one owner, custom built walk out rambler has great curb appeal and boasts a well-designed open and flowing floor plan! This spectacular home is located on the 16th fairway of the Northfork Links Golf Course. Features Continue Reading
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Home Sales Could Actually be Higher!

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 9/3/16 issue 2016 is shaping up to be the best in a decade for home sales, as houses are selling at the fastest pace since 2007.  This news is encouraging, but that doesn’t mean that buying a home is easy. This boom market Continue Reading
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7 Etiquette Tips Every Home Seller Should Know

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 8/20/16 issue No matter how nice the home, sellers need to know that their behavior can affect how buyers feel about writing an offer.  Listed below are 7 etiquette tips that will help sellers put their home and themselves in the best possible light!   Continue Reading
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Things that Matter When Selling Your Home

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 8/6/16 issue AS A HOMEOWNER... You can play an important part in the timely sale of your property.  When you consider the most important things to focus on, you'll help your Realtor sell your home faster and at the highest possible price! Staging matters. Continue Reading
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Reasons to Rent Out Your Home vs. Sell

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 6/25/16 issue. When your current housing situation requires a change, selling is the most popular option.  But in some cases, converting your home into a rental property makes financial sense. Listed below are three factors to consider as you decide if renting is Continue Reading
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How to Quickly and Effectively Sell Your Home

    AS A HOMEOWNER... You can play an important part in the timely sale of your property.  When you take the following steps, you'll help your Realtor sell your home faster and at the highest possible price!     Make the Most of that First Impression:  A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects.  So does Continue Reading
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Sell Your Home NOW Before Competition Hits the Market!

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 6/11/16 issue. In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts & market strategists they surveyed:  “In your opinion, what is the primary driver of recent home value growth in the U.S.?” Continue Reading
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What is Causing the Rental Property Shortage?

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 5/28/16 issue. You don't have to be a recent college graduate to know that it is getting more and more difficult to locate a nice, affordable rental property.  Despite the rebounding housing market, the national rate of homeownership continues to decline to just Continue Reading
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Tips on how to price your home

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the Continue Reading
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Freddie Mac Predicting 2016 Will Be the Best Real Estate Year in a Decade!

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 4/16/16 issue. Freddie Mac is predicting that 2016 will be the best year the real estate industry has seen in a decade.  In their March Housing Outlook Report, Freddie Mac explained:  “Despite the challenges facing the housing market, we expect this to be the best year for Continue Reading
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Zimmerman Minnesota Rental Market & Property Management News

Zimmerman, 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 single family home or townhome to rent in the Zimmerman, Minnesota area. The top 5 reasons that rental tenants seek the Zimmerman, MN area: School District's reputation Country community with affordable rentals Ease of Continue Reading
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Top Three Reasons Buyers Choose the Homes They Buy

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 3/19/16 issue. Sellers may think buyers will love their home because of their taste in home finishes or quality upgrades.  Although this may help – they are not the primary reason.   Actually, the three top reasons a buyer chooses one home over another Continue Reading
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Low Housing Inventory Causes Prices to Accelerate

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson" - 3/5/16 issue. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report in February of 2016.  The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating.  Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact Continue Reading
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Fannie Mae Made it Easier to Get a Mortgage

Excerpts from: Housing Wire, Author Brena Swanson 8/25/15 Thanks to new research and lender input, Fannie Mae has available it’s HomeReady Mortgage that will replace MyCommunityMortgage, Fannie’s previous affordable lending product. The latest product is designed to help creditworthy borrowers with lower and moderate incomes access an affordable, sustainable mortgage. Back at the end of 2014, Fannie expanded its MyCommunityMortgage product Continue Reading
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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015.  This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. This is great news for homeowners!  But, do they realize that their equity position has changed? A recent Fannie Mae study suggests that many homeowners Continue Reading
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Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be the Time

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season.  For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy in 2016.  The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition Continue Reading
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Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery.  Home sales and values are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It appears that 2016 will be another boom year for the housing market.  However, there is one element that may cause Continue Reading
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