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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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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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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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8 Signs it May be 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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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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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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Mortgage Tips: Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

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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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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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

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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Selling Your Home Price it Right - the first 30 days matter

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' 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 for sale, pricing 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 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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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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