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 …

Selling? Here’s How To Get Your Home’s Interior Ready

5/20/2019

Do you remember all those little factors that led to you falling in love with your home? When you’re selling, it is just as important to remember those factors as it was when you bought the house. To get the house to sell, you need to recapture that magic for the potential buyers.   Potential buyers take in all the details when they are shopping for homes. Is the outside …

Want To Increase Your Home’s Value? Don’t Make These Mistakes

5/13/2019

A common misconception about selling your home is that you need to make upgrades to increase value. More often than not, you end up losing money on renovations. It usually costs thousands of dollars to make improvements, and the overall value added to your home is oftentimes less than the cost of renovating.   Luckily, Home Avenue has put together a list of what upgrades we think you should avoid …

Contemplate These Things Before Buying A Home In The Twin Cities

5/6/2019

Buying a new home can be exhilarating, exhausting, and frustrating, among many other things. Whether you’ve bought a home before, or you are a first-time buyer, you know there are endless considerations to take into account. Here, Home Avenue will guide you through some things to look for when you are a potential buyer in the Twin Cities:   Don’t Always Go With The Most Popular Neighborhood When looking for …

How to Sell Your House Without a Buyer Realtor Commission

4/22/2019

Property owners do not require the assistance of a traditional commission-based real estate agent when selling their homes. They can sell their homes for a flat fee. With a little bit of ingenuity and research, a homeowner can save 3-6% or more in real estate agent commissions. Research The Market Prior to pricing a home, a seller must become familiar with the area real estate market. Sellers must be knowledgeable …