For Sale By Owner: Weighing the Pros and Cons


When selling your home, you have two options: use a real estate agent, or sell it by yourself. Selling a home ‘for sale by owner’ (FSBO) may seem appealing, but it can be more difficult than you might realize. However, choosing to sell your home this way does have some distinct advantages. To help you in your decision-making process, Home Avenue has put together a list of the pros and …

How to Master the Art of Real Estate Negotiation


In the current real estate market, it is important to understand the art of real estate negotiation. Home Avenue has experienced realtors on staff who know the art of negotiation. Our agents will have your best interests in mind when they assist you in your real estate negotiations. Look to us to get your best deal and save you money with our flat rates. Why It Is Important to Negotiate …

Flat Fee Rates: Affordable, NOT Cheap


The affordable way to sell fast, NOT the cheapest way to list your house. It is a way to control the budget and make selling your home more affordable. The services you get with Home Avenue are clearly outlined, and your sale is fully supported through the process. Flat Rate Vs. Commission Let’s look at a $300,000 house. The nationwide average commission is 6%. That means $18,000 comes off the …

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2018 Real Estate: Sluggish Start, But Not for Long.


While the first quarter of 2018 in real estate started out on a sluggish note, the outlook is good for the remainder of the year. Home Avenue has experienced agents on staff to help you take advantage of the upcoming real estate trend. The outlook is good for real estate in the Minneapolis area and we are ready to move forward with you. Let our agents help get you the …

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2018 Real Estate Report: It’s a Buyer’s Market


If you’re looking to buy a house in the Twin Cities metro or anywhere in Minnesota, 2018 could be your year. Although the housing market saw a rise in mid-2017, the market is now leveling off. What this means for home buyers is that prices should drop. Over the last few months, Zillow has reported a price reduction in at least 20 percent of all homes in the area. Home …

5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal


When it comes to selling your home, the first impression is always the most important. It may only take a few minutes for a potential home buyer to decide if your house is the one. First impressions always start at the curb. What do buyers see from the street? It is here that you need to begin sprucing up your property. Below, we provide five tips on how to improve …

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5 Upgrades That Will Boost Your Home’s Value


A bump in your home’s market value can translate to a significant difference in how much you sell your home for. To get that bump, you may have to invest in some upgrades for the property. The challenge you may face is to find the balance between the cost of improving your home and the payoff at closing time. Below are five upgrades that will optimize how much your home …

Why Choosing a Discount Realtor is a Smart Option


Newsflash: You’re paying too much to sell your house.   Realtor commissions have reached an all-time high with an average of 6%. In Minneapolis, realtor fees can be as high as 7% market-wide. 7% doesn’t sound like much until you do the math. For instance, If you’re selling your home for $300,000, you just paid out $21,000 to the agent. Although you may have some leverage in negotiating realtor commissions, …

6 Tips for Buying a Home in Minneapolis


Minneapolis is a great city to live in. Anyone looking to buy a home in this area will be glad to know that it is currently a buyer’s market. Like anywhere else, however, you need to make wise choices and be careful about every decision you make before you lock yourself into a property. If you’re a new homebuyer, you owe it to yourself to do your homework and find …