Minnesota Real Estate & Property Management News

Do Houses Really Sell in the Winter Months?

"Do Houses Really Sell in the Winter Months?"  It’s around this time of the year that we get calls from potential home sellers asking if they should bother listing their house for sale, since winter is here. They wonder, "Who buys houses this time of the year?"  Our answer, "People who need a place to…
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Benefits of Hiring a Rental Property Manager

  Benefits of Hiring a Rental Property Manager:  If you've owned investment/rental property, and have attempted rental property management on your own, you know what a demanding and time consuming task it can be.  The endless details, unexpected time involvement and potential legal issues can really take a toll on a rental property owner.  Have you…
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Completed New Construction Rambler For Sale ~ Ramsey MN

Completed New Construction Rambler For Sale ~ Ramsey MN:  This brand new one level, rambler style home with covered front porch features all living facilities including 3 bedrooms on the main level.  Conveniently located near the Rum River Golf Course & Rum River, on a .85 acre lot in the Covenant Meadows development.  Features of…
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8 Signs it May be Time to Move

  8 Signs it May be Time to Move:  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 some thought and consideration.  Listed…
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10 Reasons to Hire Acuity Group to Sell Your Home!

Plan to Sell Your Home and Don't Know Where to Start? A recent survey has revealed that the most stressful event in someone’s life is selling your home.  This comes as no surprise due to the pressure involved.  One of the best ways to take the pressure off your shoulders is to hire an experienced…
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Home Seller Tips: Home Inspections 101

Home Seller Tips ~ Home Inspections 101:  So you hired a real estate agent, listed your home for sale, found a buyer, and accepted a purchase agreement in writing.  The sale of your home is almost a done deal, but you still have to make it through the home inspection.  In a typical real estate transaction,…
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Mortgage Tips: Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved – What’s The Difference?

Mortgage Tips:  Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference? Without thoughtful preparation, a home buyer may get drawn into the mistaken notion that if a mortgage 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…
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Can You Afford to Buy a Home?

  Can You Afford to Buy a Home?  Buying 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…
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Home Not Selling? Consider Renting it Out!

Home Not Selling?  Consider Renting it Out! If your home isn't selling, you may want to convert it to a rental property.  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…
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4 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Buffalo, MN

4 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Buffalo, MN: This split-level rental home has plenty of space for all!  Main level features; kitchen with dining area, spacious living room, 2 bedrooms and one full bathroom. Finished basement features; 2 bedrooms, family room, one full bathroom and laundry room.  Additional features of this home include hardwood and…
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Home For Rent ~ Zimmerman, MN

Home For Rent ~ Zimmerman, MN: This well maintained, rambler style rental home offers all living facilities on the main level! Main level features; kitchen with dining area, living room, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and laundry/mud room. Unfinished basement provides plenty of extra storage space. Additional features of this home include; neutral decor, ceiling…
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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 Townhome For Rent ~ Otsego, MN

2 Bedroom Townhome For Rent ~ Otsego, MN: This 3 level townhome rental is a must see! Main floor features; living room with gas fireplace, kitchen, dining area that leads to covered deck, and 1/2 bath. Upper level features; 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Laundry room is in the lower level and includes washer,…
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5 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Blaine, MN **UNDER CONTRACT ~ OCCUPIED RENTAL**

5 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Blaine, MN:  This well maintained home's main level features; large kitchen with center island, dining area with patio door that leads to backyard, and 1/2 bath. Upper level includes; living room, 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Fully finished lower level of home includes; family room, 2 bedrooms, 1…
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What is Causing the Housing Market Slowdown?

One of the main factors in the U.S. housing market slowdown is due to rising mortgage interest rates.  The more expensive it becomes to secure a loan, the less money buyers have left to spend.  Do the math; when purchasing a $300,000 home with 20% down, a 1% uptick adds about $143.00 to the buyer’s…
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What Landlords are Saying About Acuity Group ~ Elk River, MN

What Landlords are Saying About Acuity Group ~ Elk River, MN:  Acuity Group has been providing professional rental property management services to many satisfied landlords since 2008.  We manage a wide variety of rental properties including; single family homes, townhomes and condos.  We frequently receive reviews from many of our happy landlords.  Listed below is…
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Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!

  Ready to sell your home? If you are ready to sell your home in this strong sellers' housing market, where demand is outpacing supply, pricing it correctly is one of the biggest challenges home sellers face. In light of the fact that new listings receive the most showings in the first 30 days of…
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3 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Elk River, MN **UNDER CONTRACT ~ OCCUPIED RENTAL**

3 Bedroom Home For Rent ~ Elk River, MN:  The main level of this well maintained home features; living room, kitchen with breakfast bar & pantry, informal dining which exits to a maintenance free deck, and two bedrooms with a master walk-thru bathroom.  Lower level includes; family room, one bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, laundry room and…
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How to Avoid a Rental Property Scam

Don't be a Victim of a Rental Property Scam: 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…
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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. This is great news! But, do you realize…
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