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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 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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What Landlords are Saying About Acuity Group Property Management

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 one of them: "I have Continue Reading
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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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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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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 buyer tips - importance of mortgage pre approval

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 been confused by the two, Continue Reading
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Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall and Winter Months?

Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall and Winter Months?

"Do Houses Really Sell in the Fall and Winter Months?"  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?"  Our answer, "People who need a place to Continue Reading
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Benefits of Working with an Experienced Realtor in a Changing Market

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 existing home sales have decreased 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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Home For Rent in Elk River MN

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 areas.  The most sought after rental 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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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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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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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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5 star past short sale customer review - Acuity Group

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.  The short sale process is Continue Reading
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Sold Walk Out Rambler ~15651 Andrie Street NW Ramsey MN

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 team did an outstanding job.  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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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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Selling Your Home? The first 30 days matter - make sure to price it right!

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' 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 for sale, pricing is Continue Reading
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