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Selling Your Home? The First 30 Days Matter!

In today’s strong seller’s market, where demand is outpacing supply, pricing a home correctly is one of the biggest challenges sellers face.  In light of the fact that new listings receive the most showings in the first 30 days of being on the market, pricing is a major factor in obtaining the highest offer price in the least amount of Continue Reading
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Start 2018 Off Right! Get Ready to List Your Home For Sale Now!

A new year is under way and many homeowners will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell and move to either a larger or smaller home.  Many sellers will make the mistake of waiting until spring to list their home for sale.  In the past, this decision made sense. However, the winter of 2018 will not Continue Reading
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Townhome in Elk River – Offer Accepted in Only 2 Days!

SFeatures; 2 Bedrooms plus loft, 3 Bathrooms; including private master bath, 1,623 finished square feet, 2 stall garage.  18568 Tyler Drive ~ Elk River MN.  List price: $172,500 This 2004 built townhome is move in ready and in a perfect location!  Nicely updated with new carpet throughout.  Tile floors great you the foyer and hardwood floors lead through the kitchen.  Continue Reading
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Strong Seller’s Market to Continue into 2018

The sellers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota are definitely in control!  Check out the market stats for the period spanning December 2016 to December 2017: There were 61,184 closed sales in all price ranges. The average sales price was $293,666, up 7.5% The median days on market to contract was 27 days, down 18.2%. This same period ended Continue Reading
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10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale with Us!

Whether you are selling your first home or your fiftieth, it’s important to arm yourself with the right information in today’s fast paced real estate environment. Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience. Acuity Group’s experienced Realtors are here to procure the best possible terms and professionally represent you through the entire process.  From home repairs and staging, to Continue Reading
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Why You Should Hire Acuity Group to Manage Your Rental Property

Looking for a professional Property Manager to handle all aspects of your rental property?   If your answer is yes, look no further!  Acuity Group is a full service Property Management company, located in Elk River, MN. We specialize in leasing and management of residential homes within a 20 mile radius from our office.    Three Questions for You:   Continue Reading
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Home Not Selling? Consider Renting it Out!

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 out your home can lessen the financial burden, and you might even be able to turn a small profit! Here are reasons Continue Reading
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Remodeling Projects that Yield the Highest Return Upon Resale

Homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain not only equity and more resale value in their home, they are also more likely to find satisfaction and enjoyment from their home, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The 2017 Remodeling Impact Report, www.nar.realtor/reports/remodeling-impact, the second of its kind Continue Reading
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November 2017 Housing Market Stats Show a Strong Seller’s Market

Home sellers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota are definitely in control!  Check out the market stats for the period spanning November 2016 to November 2017: There were 61,317  pending sales; up 0.3% There were 61,257 closed sales in all price ranges; up 0.6% The average sales price was $291,331; up 6.9% The median days on market to contract was Continue Reading
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7 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale.  While you shouldn't panic if the house doesn't sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if months start flying by without any offers.  If this is the case, here are 7 reasons you may want to consider.   You overvalued Continue Reading
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Fall May Be the Best Time to Buy a Home

  Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson"  10/14/17 issue Fall is not only a great time to buy a home, it might also be the best season to find the perfect property at the right price!  Here are three reasons to contact us today to start your fall home search Lower home prices: The Continue Reading
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4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Cape Cod Style Home For Sale in Ramsey, MN

*** SOLD *** MLS #4868319 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Cape Cod Style Home For Sale in Ramsey, MN 15651 Andrie Street NW Ramsey, MN 55303   A rare find! Don't buy anything until you see this fine property! This incredible Cape Cod style with covered front porch is located on an exquisite wooded and scenic, two acre lot on Lake Continue Reading
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Meet Lynne Sampson – Leasing Assistant at Acuity Group

Lynne joins Acuity Group with 20 years of mortgage experience. Starting as a part-time Receptionist while in high school, Lynne worked her way up to her last position as Operations Manager. She enjoyed meeting new clients, collecting and organizing documents, thinking outside the box for unique borrowers or properties, and teaching otherswhat she had learned. In 2006, Lynne’s husband received Continue Reading
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More U.S. Households are Renting Than at any Point in 50 Years!

Reprint from Elk River Star News & Anoka County Shopper, "Real Estate News by Stephanie Danielson"  8/5/17 issue Despite the rebounding housing market, the national rate of homeownership rate was 63.7% in the second quarter 2017, up slightly from a 48 year low of 62.9% in the second quarter of 2016.  This low homeownership rate equates to an exceptionally strong Continue Reading
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Can You Afford to Buy a Home?

Purchasing 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 prepared for, if your goal is to Continue Reading
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Mortgage Tips: Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved – What’s The Difference?

  Without thoughtful preparation, many buyers get drawn into the mistaken notion that if a 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, we'll bring you up to speed on how these terms Continue Reading
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Meet Sara Hill, Office Administrator at Acuity Group

Sara Hill has been in the Real Estate industry since 1998. Starting as a Realtor’s Assistant, she attained a firm knowledge of the real estate business from the ground up. This has guided her through the years and continues to be the foundation of her real estate expertise. Sara joined Acuity Group in 2010 and began working in property management Continue Reading
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Strong Seller’s Market to Continue into Summer of 2017

The sellers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota are definitely in control!  Check out the market stats for the period spanning May 2016 to May 2017: There were 59,680 pending sales; up 1.2% There were 59,988 closed sales in all price ranges; up 3.6% The average sales price was $281,169; up 5.1% The median days on market to contract Continue Reading
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Home Buying Tips in a Hot Seller’s Market

When inventory is low, the housing market becomes very competitive and home prices tend to rise.  If you plan on buying a home in this environment, you need to plan ahead to avoid being overwhelmed and losing out.  Listed below are 5 tips to help you navigate. Stick to your budget: Meet with a mortgage lender to get “pre-approved” so Continue Reading
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Important Tips for Buyer’s Final Walk Through

The final walk-through is a very important event and gives homebuyers an opportunity to inspect a property before closing on the sale of a property. 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 deteriorated since last seen. The walk-through takes place right before closing, so it’s Continue Reading
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