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    Wednesday, February 3, 2021   /   by Polina Kilpela

    Our Team Has Made The News!! #3 In Top Agents In MN 2020

    Top 10 Real Estate Agents in Minnesota for 2021
    January 12, 2021, By FastExpert


    Minnesota has some incredible real estate agents who spent 2020 helping many people successfully sell and buy homes. 
    Now that 2020 is over, who are the best real estate agents for 2021?
    We’ve compiled a list of FastExpert’s top-performing realtors in Minnesota for 2021. These are some of the best in their industry and are ready to partner with you to help you with your home selling or buying journey. 
    This past year, these real estate agents showed exceptional ability to market homes, negotiate sale terms, and provide outstanding client satisfaction. These agents were agile and intelligent experts who kept up with the rapidly changing housing market of 2020, continuously winning great deals for their buyers and sellers. . 
    You deserve the best when selling or buying a home, and you deserve to easily find the right agent for your needs. Check out th ...

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    Thursday, February 20, 2020   /   by Polina Kilpela

    The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

    After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:

     “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned out to be a short-lived mirage as buyers came back into the market and more than erased the inventory gains. As a natural reaction, the recent slowdown in home values looks like it’s set to reverse back.”

    CoreLogic, in their January 2020 Market Pulse Report, agrees with Olsen, projecting home value appreciation in all fifty states this year. Here’s the breakdown:

    21 states appreciating 5% or more
    26 states appreciating between 3-5%
    Only 3 states appreciating less than 3%

    The Misconception
    Many believe when real estate values are increasing, owning a home becom ...

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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020   /   by Marketing Dude

    Typical Buyer Closing Costs In Minnesota

    Buying a new home is a very exciting time, but has anyone walked you through what your closing costs will be?  Buying a house without knowing how much you’ll pay in closing costs is like painting your house without knowing the color!  Being aware of typical closing costs in Minnesota will give you the most clarity and power when it comes to negotiations.  The best deals will go quickly, so knowing what your closing costs will be ahead of time is key to be prepared to act fast. 

    It’s important to note that your closing costs will come as an addition to your down payment.  Closing costs are simply part of doing business, and you’ll need an estimate to know the total amount of money you’ll need to complete the sale. 

    Below are 4 types of closing costs you can expect to pay to complete your home purchase.

    Home Inspection Costs.  It’s extremely important to get an inspection on the house you’ve agreed to pur! ...

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020   /   by Marketing Dude

    How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time in Minneapolis and St. Paul

    Do you want to buy a new house, but need to sell your current home first?  If you’re feeling stuck in your housing situation, you’re not alone. The fact is, most Americans who own a home will probably find themselves in this position at some point in time.  So if you find yourself needing to buy and sell a home simultaneously, then this blog is for you.
    Planning is vital to this process because even small problems could have major consequences.  If you don’t execute the timing of your closings properly, you could find yourself temporarily homeless.  You want your move to be a positive change, and spending hundreds of dollars on hotel rooms because you planned poorly is not the best start.
    To make sure your transition goes as smoothly as possible, I’ve created a step-by-step guide for buying a house and selling it at the same time.  With the right preparation and proper timing, you’ll be settling in to your dream home before you; ...

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