How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring

2/11/2019

Spring is a great time to sell a home. Traditionally, the market is strong during the spring. So, if you’ve weathered the Minnesota winter, now is the time to prepare your home for the spring market. Home Avenue can help you sell your home with our flat-fee realty service. Whether you need our full realty package or want to take the FSBO route, below are several tips for preparing to …

How to Avoid a Scam as an FSBO

11/19/2018

Your home is the largest financial investment you have. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, enlisting the help of a flat-fee Realtor in Minneapolis will help you make smart financial choices and avoid legal complications. You may find that the scams are especially difficult to identify as an FSBO seller. Here are some common scams that should raise a red flag. Avoid them at all costs. The Buyer Doesn’t …

What Does a Real Estate Appraiser Do?

10/22/2018

A real estate appraiser estimates the market or resale value of a property and the buildings on the property before ownership is transferred to another individual or entity. The appraiser uses established criteria to make the assessment. Real estate appraisers work in areas they are familiar with. They are well aware of the environmental issues or other logistical information that may alter the property’s value. Appraisers usually focus on one …

4 Misconceptions About Flat-Fee Realtors

9/10/2018

Selling your home takes a lot of time and energy. Partnering with an experienced realtor can accelerate your sale as well as help you get top dollar for your property. While you are busy getting your house ready to put on the market, a flat-fee realtor can work behind the scenes to get your house noticed and look for prospective buyers. When selling your home, you have a choice between …

Why You Need to Buy Your Next Home Now

6/18/2018

If you’ve been considering purchasing a new home in Minnesota, now is the perfect time. While there may not be a substantial upturn in the inventory of houses on the market, the outlook remains positive. You’ll need to act fast, though; buyers may be facing more competitive pricing and increasing mortgage rates in the coming months. At Home Avenue, we want to help you make the best home-buying decision for …

June 2018 Minnesota Real Estate Report

6/11/2018

Summer is the perfect season for buying new homes. As in previous months, the Twin Cities housing market has continued to remain strong and demonstrate growth, reflecting national trends. Economic expansion continues for the area on the whole, and home buyers in Minnesota are continuing to enjoy the benefits of this growth. Overall, demand for homes in the area remains high, while the inventory available remains low, making projections for …

5 Remodeling Upgrades You Should Avoid When Selling Your Home

6/4/2018

If you’re thinking about an FSBO and are considering renovations, take caution: not all upgrades are created equal. In terms of increasing your home’s value, not all remodels yield positive results. In fact, some may be downright detrimental. To help you determine where your hard work will actually pay off, Home Avenue has put together this list of remodels to avoid. Before you go knocking down walls and ripping up …

Strategies for Showing Your For Sale Home

5/21/2018

When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll want to engage as many potential buyers as possible. Dozens of interested parties may visit your home for a showing, but only a few will actually make an offer. At Home Avenue, we know the selling process can often be difficult. That’s why we encourage homeowners to stage an atmosphere that invites the sale. How can you impress potential buyers so …

How to Make Home Appraisals Work to Your Favor

5/14/2018

When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll need an appraisal to determine its value. You’ll want your home to be valued as high as possible, so you’ll need to focus on improving its most valuable features. To get your home ready for an appraisal, there are several things you need to do. Home Avenue has put together a helpful list of actionable tips to help you get the …