Why You Should Choose A Discount Realtor

7/22/2019

Through the years, realtor commissions have skyrocketed, which makes it more expensive to sell your home. In Minneapolis, realtor fees can reach up to 7%, and the average in the U.S. is 6%. While this may not seem like much in the long run, it is more than you should be spending. For example, if you sell your home for $300,000 at a 7% realtor fee, you have to pay …

The Benefits of Listing as “For Sale By Owner”

7/15/2019

Selling your home poses a variety of difficulties and considerations. One of the most important decisions you will make during this process is whether you should sell your home the flat-fee way or go through a traditional real estate agent. ‘For sale by owner’ (FSBO) sales can be appealing, but you need to know how to go about the process before making that commitment. Here, our experts at Home Avenue …

Twin Cities Real Estate Market So Far In 2019

7/8/2019

Though the Twin Cities housing market was slow to start 2019, it has increased in the past few months. Right now, the market is favoring those who are looking to make the next step and purchase a more expensive home, as opposed to those who are trying to purchase a cheaper, first-time home. The market is currently favoring average income sellers and buyers instead of those on the higher and …

Tips When You’re Showing Your Home

6/24/2019

Selling your home is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think. Many people will drop in during a showing, but only a handful will make an offer. This means it’s up to you to create a space that’s welcoming and enticing to the eye. Home Avenue understands this and is here to help. With our expertise, we can help you impress potential …

How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

6/17/2019

Every little detail matters when you’re trying to sell your home. The first impression is crucial for potential buyers. For some people, the first thing they see can make or break the deal. Thankfully, Home Avenue is here with some easy steps to improve your home’s curb appeal.   Spruce Up The Entrance When guests come to your home and are waiting for you to let them in, what else …

How Does Flat-Fee Listing Work?

6/10/2019

Though there are multiple effective ways to sell your home, we at Home Avenue believe that flat-fee listings are the way to go. Flat fee, when done right, can save you thousands of dollars, leaving you in a better financial position than other methods would. Here, Home Avenue’s experts will walk you through the process of both traditional brokerages and flat-fee listings so you understand the inner workings of both. …

Don’t Overlook These 6 Things When Buying a Home.

2/4/2019

As it turns out, many homebuyers didn’t buy the home they thought they were buying. The longer they live in it, the more they find that they hate their purchase decision. One of the biggest reasons for the regret is that they failed to do their homework and ask the tough questions. If you want your next home buying experience to be a long-term love affair, pay attention to the …

Should You Purchase a Home From a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Seller?

1/21/2019

The quick answer to the question is Absolutely! With more FSBO sellers entering the real estate market, there are numerous opportunities to purchase a home straight from the seller without incurring unnecessary financial risks. A local, flat-fee realtor can help you save money with cash back rebates and lower realty fees while ensuring that the transaction happens smoothly and legally. Can You Save Money in an FSBO Purchase? Yes, you …

How the Real Estate Industry is Changing

1/14/2019

Like lawyers, business executives, and bankers, America’s real estate agents fall under heavy scrutiny. Maybe it’s because of too many brokerage deals gone bad. Maybe it’s because the industry has become convoluted. Or maybe it’s because thousands of agents have flooded the market with a lower standard of accountability and poor training. Maybe it’s all of the above. The truth is, 99.9% of all real estate agents are honest, hard-working, …