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 …

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, …

4 Practical Ways You Can Save Money Buying a Home

1/7/2019

Now that you are ready to buy a home in Minneapolis, you may want to explore all of your realty options. There are several ways you can save money securing a house that is right for you. Below, we look at a few key ways to both save money and put a little back in your pocket on closing day. 1. Hire an Experienced Local Realtor A reputable, local Realtor …

Signs You Are Ready to Purchase a New Home

12/24/2018

You may be considering purchasing a new home for you or your family. But how do you know if now is the right time? A Home Avenue flat-fee realtor can sit down with you to discuss all the options available to you through flat-fee realty. You may also be able to take advantage of our cash-back rebate discounts that put money back into your pocket when you purchase a home. …

Marketing Trends: Are the Holidays a Good Time to Buy a House?

12/17/2018

For most people, the thought of buying a home during the holidays seems outrageous. Yet, holiday home shopping can present some unique opportunities that you may not experience during peak real estate marketing seasons. Home Avenue’s flat-fee realtors can also help you find the right home while saving money through our flat-fee service and our cash-back rebates. Below are some reasons why you may want to celebrate the season with …

How to Sell Your House During the Winter

12/10/2018

Many FSBO sellers remove their home from the real estate market during the winter months. But competition and inventory are lower in the winter, so if you are looking to sell your home, then weigh your options and consider keeping your house on the market. Home Avenue can help you with your FSBO home sell. Below are some of our tips for selling your home in during the winter season. …

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 …