Minnesota Real Estate & Property Management News

Meet Sara Hill, Office Administrator at Acuity Group

Sara Hill has been in the Real Estate industry since 1998. Starting as a Realtor’s Assistant, she attained a firm knowledge of the real estate business from the ground up. This has guided her through the years and continues to be the foundation of her real estate expertise. Sara joined Acuity Group in 2010 and began working in property management Continue Reading
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Strong Seller’s Market to Continue into Summer of 2017

The sellers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota are definitely in control!  Check out the market stats for the period spanning May 2016 to May 2017: There were 59,680 pending sales; up 1.2% There were 59,988 closed sales in all price ranges; up 3.6% The average sales price was $281,169; up 5.1% The median days on market to contract 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 and management of residential homes within a 20 mile radius from our office.    Three Questions for You:   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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Home Buying Tips in a Hot Seller’s 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 tips to help you navigate. Stick to your budget: Meet with a mortgage lender to get “pre-approved” so Continue Reading
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Important Tips for Buyer’s Final Walk Through

The final walk-through is a very important event and gives homebuyers an opportunity to inspect a property before closing on the sale of a property. During the walk-through, buyers can determine if the repair work they requested in the sales agreement has been completed.  They can also confirm that the condition of the property has not deteriorated since last seen. The walk-through takes place right before closing, so it’s Continue Reading
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Nick Zerwas Joined the Acuity Group Team!

Acuity Group is proud to announce that Nick Zerwas- Realtor is now part of our team! Nick also serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 30A. Nick grew up in Elk River, has deep roots in his community, and truly cares about the people who live here. Nick feels as though he knows nearly everyone in town (and Continue Reading
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Rental Scams That Anyone Can Fall For and How to Avoid Them

Source: Angela Colley | 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. Take, for example, Angela Farrell, a single mom in West Chester, OH. She recently found a perfect rental house for her Continue Reading
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Low Inventory Causes Home Buyers to Consider Fixer-Uppers

First-time home buyers are showing a stronger desire for taking on remodeling projects. First-time buyer-renovators in 2016 spent $33,800, on average, on their projects – a 22% increase over 2015, according to the sixth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 100,000 respondents in the U.S. "Younger and cash-constrained first-time buyers are responding to the low inventory of affordable 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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5 Nosy Questions To Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

Reprint:  The Mortgage Report.  Operated by Full Beaker, Inc. NMLS#1019791 Your Lender Is Nosy (And Sometimes Rude) Million of mortgage applications are given to lenders each year. Some are for buyers of homes; some are for homeowners looking to refinance. All can feel "intrusive". As part of the steps of a standard mortgage application, mortgage lenders gather basic information about Continue Reading
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Strong Seller’s Market to Continue into 2017

The sellers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota are definitely in control!  Check out the market stats for the period spanning January 2016 to January 2017: Pending sales in the Twin Cities region were up 5%. There were 59,997 closed sales in all price ranges, up 5.3%. The median sales price was $232,900, up 5.9% The median days on Continue Reading
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Zimmerman Minnesota Home Rental & Property Management News

    Zimmerman, Minnesota and surrounding townships have 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: Elk River School District's positive reputation Continue Reading
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Start 2017 off Right! List Your Home for Sale Now!

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson"  1/21/17 issue A new year is under way and many homeowners will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell and move to either a larger or smaller home.  Many sellers will make a decision to wait until the spring’s “buyer’s Continue Reading
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Affordable 3 Bedroom Home in Great Elk River Neighborhood

***  SOLD *** MLS #4785909 Affordable 3 Bedroom Home in Great Elk River Neighborhood 13480 181st Circle NW Elk River, MN 55330 1996 built three level split with 3 bedrooms (2 up & 1 down), 2 baths (full bath up, 3/4 down). Home features include large open foyer area with vaulted ceiling over the living room and kitchen area, large Continue Reading
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Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent When Buying or Selling a Home

 If you are thinking of buying, selling, renting your home, or leasing real estate this year we’d love to hear from you!  Working with experienced professionals can boost your profits!  Selling Your Home?  Click HERE to Schedule a Free Market Analysis    Buying a Home?  Contact us HERE Acuity Group Real Estate Professionals ~ 564 Dodge Ave Suite A Elk River Continue Reading
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More from Less: The 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!  So let’s consider some of the Continue Reading
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8 Signs it May be Time to Move

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson"  1/7/17 issue   At one time or another, many homeowners reach a point where they find themselves asking, “is now the time to move?” Since moving to a new home can involve a major lifestyle change and some expense, it’s a decision that merits Continue Reading
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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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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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