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Home Buying Doesn't Have To Be Scary If You Know The Facts!

Home Buying Doesn’t Have To Be Scary If You Know The Facts!

Home buying doesn't have to be scary if you know the facts!  Wouldn't it be great if buying a home was as simple as a Monopoly game?  But buying a home is a bit more complicated, especially if you are a first time buyer.  Buying in the current housing market can be tricky, as there is fierce competition among other Continue Reading
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Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall

Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall?

Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall?  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 around the corner.  They wonder, "Who buys houses this time of the year?"  Our answer, "People who need a place to live."  In fact, from Continue Reading
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8 signs it may to time to move

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 below are 8 signs that Continue Reading
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Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!

Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!

  Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!  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 being listed Continue Reading
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Home Selling Tip - setting correct price

Home Selling Tip: Price Your Home to SELL!

Home Selling Tip: Price Your Home to SELL!  In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner, Continue Reading
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Acuity Group’s Commercial Real Estate Services

Acuity Group's Commercial Real Estate Services:  Choosing the right commercial real estate agent, who has experience, knowledge and a top notch marketing strategy, is vital to your success when it comes time to buy, sell or lease commercial & industrial properties.  At Acuity Group, we take the time to fully understand your goals and how they relate to the current Continue Reading
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Older Generations are Selling Their Homes

Older Generations are Selling Their Homes!

  Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the housing inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point!   NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent Generation (12%) made up 56% Continue Reading
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Meet the Team at Acuity Group Real Estate and Property Management, Elk River MN

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 real estate agent who understands Continue Reading
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Benefits of Hiring a Rental Property Manager

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 ever considered hiring a rental property Continue Reading
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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 outnumbers the amount of homes Continue Reading
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Selling Your Home - Make sure to price it right

Selling Your Home? Price it Right!

Selling Your Home?  Price it Right! In today’s housing market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate agents face. Home 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 Continue Reading
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Home Not Selling? Consider renting it out!

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 into a rental property!  Renting Continue Reading
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3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go straight to the data! We Continue Reading
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Reasons to Rent Out Your Home vs. Selling

Reasons to Rent Out Your Home vs. Selling

  Reasons to Rent Our Your Home vs. Selling:  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 out your home is an option for you.   1.) Is Continue Reading
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Benefits of downsizing lifestyle and home

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!  So let’s consider some of Continue Reading
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Acuity Group's Happy Home Seller

Hear What Others Have to Say About Us

Another Happy Home Seller!  "I chose Acuity Group to sell my home in Elk River and I could not have had a more pleasant and professional experience!  With their proactive and personal touch, they guided me through some special and difficult circumstances with ease. Their experience and knowledge was paramount, their ability to negotiate was key!  They went out of Continue Reading
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Home Seller Tips: Home Inspections 101

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, the home inspection occurs within Continue Reading
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Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of a Rental Property Scam

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 rental property scam. Example:  Angela recently Continue Reading
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What Other Landlords Have to Say

Another Happy Landlord:  "I love having a property management company like Acuity Group working for me.  They take the negatives out of having rental properties.  They have found qualified renters with almost 100% occupancy rate for the last four years for me.  They also would get more rental income then I would ever get, thus that pays for their services.  They Continue Reading
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Home buying tip - how to select the right location for your new home

Home Buying Tip: How to Select the Best Location

How to Select the Best Location for Your Next Home: Ask any real estate agent to list the three factors that ensure a solid home investment, and you’ll likely hear: “location, location, location.”  Remember, you can’t move a home, so buying a home in the best location is the surest way to guarantee that your home purchase is a home Continue Reading
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