Minnesota Real Estate & Property Management News

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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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 ever considered hiring a rental property manager…
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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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Benefits of Working with an Experienced Realtor in a Changing Market

Are we heading towards a housing market slow down?  The economy is booming, unemployment is at record lows, and the stock market is at record highs.  But there are signs that we’re headed for a shift that could impact the housing market.  Since the release of the “June 2018 - Existing Home Sales Report”, which shows…
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Behind on Mortgage Payments? Avoid Foreclosure!

  Behind on Mortgage Payments & Facing Foreclosure? Acuity Group Can Help! If you are behind on your mortgage payments and are facing foreclosure, arm yourself with knowledge to avoid foreclosure!  Listed below are brief descriptions of three foreclosure alternatives;  short sale, loan modification and deed in lieu of foreclosure.   Loan Modification: If you…
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4.8 Acres of Land For Sale ~ Big Lake Township, MN

4.8 Acres of Land For Sale ~ Big Lake Twp, MN:  4.8 acres of vacant land, located in a private and quiet location.  This would make an ideal hobby farm setting!  Enjoy country living while being just 12 minutes from downtown Elk River.  This property borders the Sand Dunes State Forest, and offers many recreational…
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4 Bedroom Home For Sale ~ Buffalo, MN

4 Bedroom Home For Sale ~ Buffalo, MN:  Clean, well maintained home on large city corner lot. Features; neutral decor, new wood-look laminate flooring and new carpeting. Kitchen includes granite counter tops and breakfast bar.  Newly remodeled lower level bathroom.  Maintenance free exterior, large two tier deck and new sidewalk.  Gorgeous landscaping with concrete curbing. …
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New Construction Rambler For Sale on Acreage Lot ~ Ramsey, MN

New Construction Rambler For Sale on Acreage Lot  ~ Ramsey, MN:  Northland Custom Homes presents "The Hemlock".  This beautiful 3,300 square foot rambler is currently under construction and getting closer to completion every day!  (Anticipated finish date is mid October).  Located on a prime 1.4 acre lot in the beautiful, Covenant Meadows development.  Construction plans…
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Four Bedroom Home For Sale ~ Elk River, MN **PENDING ~ SOLD**

4 Bedroom Home For Sale ~ Elk River, MN:  Calling this home meticulously maintained is not an exaggeration!  This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, two story home shines in and out and even into the garage. Features include; updated kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops, all bathrooms have tile floors and surrounds.  Master suite includes…
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Mississippi Riverfront Home For Sale ~ Otsego, MN

Mississippi Riverfront Home For Sale ~ Otsego, MN:  This stunning Mississippi Estate boasts 220 feet of level river frontage and is situated on a 2.37 acre, private and fully landscaped park-like lot. Features of this beautiful walk out rambler include; open floor plan, sunroom, 3 gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, 6 panel oak doors, wet bar,…
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15 Acre – Buildable Acreage Walk Out Lot For Sale in Nowthen, MN

15 Acre Buildable Acreage Walk Out Lot For Sale  in Nowthen, MN: Ideal, private and scenic location for your dream home. Beautiful rolling vacant land with medium tree coverage, offers generous pasture space for horses or livestock.  Wonderful hunting land; endless amounts of wildlife!  Located in Oak Ponds and in the St. Francis School District. …
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Elk River, Minnesota Home Rentals & Property Management

  Elk River, Minnesota Rental Homes & Property Management:  Elk River, Minnesota and surrounding cities and townships have been a very popular area for tenants seeking residential rental homes.  We currently have many pre-screened tenant prospects that are seeking single family homes or townhome rentals in the Elk River and surrounding Elk River School District…
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Home Buyer Tips in a Hot Sellers’ Market

  Home Buyer Tips in a Hot Sellers' Market: When housing inventory is low, the housing market becomes very competitive and prices tend to rise.  If you plan to buy a home in this environment, you'll need to plan ahead to avoid losing out.  Follow the 5 home buyer tips below, and increase your chances…
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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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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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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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80 Acre Country Estate For Sale ~ Pine City, MN – **PENDING/SOLD**

80 Acre Country Estate For Sale ~ Pine City, MN.  Listed by Acuity Group ~ Elk River. This stately home has been recently updated and shows like brand new!  Features;  Andersen double hung windows, granite countertops throughout, main floor master suite with amazing marble and glass master bathroom with a shower big enough for two…
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Important Tips for a Home Buyer Final Walk Through

Important Tips for a Buyer's Final Walk Through: The final walk-through is a very important event and gives the home buyer an opportunity to inspect the home they are buying, right before the closing. 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…
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Short Sale Customer Review

"I can't thank you enough for your assistance in the short sale of my townhouse.  I had tried with another realtor to short sale and it was denied.  When my cousin recommended Stephanie, I'm so glad I listened!  Stephanie was very knowledgeable in the process and was very diligent on following up with the banks. …
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Happy Northfork Home Seller ~ Ramsey, MN

Happy Northfork Home Seller ~ Ramsey, MN:  "Dustin Heggem and his team at Acuity Group managed my rental property in Ramsey, MN for seven years after we moved to Florida.  Early in 2018, after we decided to sell our home because of market conditions, he was our selling broker.  In both circumstances Dustin and his…
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