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Acuity Group's Happy Home Seller

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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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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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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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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 that your home's value has 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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Home Buyer Tips in a Hot Sellers' Market

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 of winning in a hot 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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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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Zimmerman, Minnesota Home Rental and Property Management News

  Zimmerman, Minnesota Home Rental & Property Management:  Zimmerman, 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 a single family home or townhome to rent in the Zimmerman, Minnesota area.  The most sought after rental property includes 3+ bedrooms, and 2+ Continue Reading
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Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

  If your home isn't selling, it's time to get to the root of the problem! We are currently experiencing a strong sellers' housing market in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.  If  you are currently on the market and your home isn't selling within a reasonable amount of time, something could be wrong.  Listed below are the main reasons why Continue Reading
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expenses to consider if you plan to buy a home

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 expenses that you must be Continue Reading
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Rogers MN is a very popular city for tenants seeking rental homes

Rogers Minnesota, Rentals and Property Management News

  Rogers, Minnesota Home Rental & Property Management:  Rogers, 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 a single family home or townhome to rent in the Rogers, Minnesota area.  The most sought after rental property includes 3+ bedrooms, and 2+ 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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Tips For Buyer's Final Walk Thru

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 the condition of the property has not Continue Reading
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Do Houses Really Sell in the Winter Months?

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 live."  In fact, from our Continue Reading
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How to Convert Your Primary Residence into a Rental Property:

  If you are planning on converting your existing home to an income producing rental property you will want to be very clear about what expenses you can write off and depreciate. Your renovation expenses, for federal purposes are categorized as improvements and need to be depreciated. Any renovations you have done to get the rental property available for rent Continue Reading
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What is Causing the Housing Market Slowdown?

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 monthly payment, and nearly $51,500 Continue Reading
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If you are behind on your mortgage payments and are facing foreclosure , arm yourself with knowledge to avoid foreclosure. 

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 prefer to keep your property, Continue Reading
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