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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 …

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5 Make or Break Decisions You’ll Do When Selling Your Home


Decisions! Decisions!   This is what you’ll be faced with when selling your home in Minnesota. Every choice you make as a seller will have a significant impact on how smoothly the process goes from start to finish. At Home Avenue, our goal is to help you make the right decisions so that you can maximize your profit and sell your home quickly. Below are five make or break decisions …

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The Flat Fee Listing – How Does it Work?


A flat fee listing is different from the traditional model of how sellers pay for the services of a real estate agent, and It’s designed to save you the hard-earned equity in your home.  A better way to sell your Twin Cities Home. A traditional brokerage will charge you a % of the sale price of your home.  The most common amount we see in 2017 in Minnesota is 6%.  …

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Buying A Twin Cities Home? 4 Important Things You Should Consider


Both seasoned homeowners and first-time buyers know making the decision to purchase a new home is not one that is taken lightly. There are so many things to consider and the possibilities may seem endless. Here are 4 things you may not be considering that can make a big difference in your future happiness with your choice. Look for Neighborhoods with Growth Potential Choosing the right location is one of …

Prepare the Exterior of Your Home for Sale


In our last post, we discussed how to prepare the interior of your home before putting it on the market. This type of preparation can be crucial if you want to sell your home quickly and for a great price. The same goes for the home’s exterior and yard. The outside of your home is the absolutely first impression that someone has of your property. The saying goes, “Do not …

How to Prepare the Interior of Your Home for Sale


Do you remember what first attracted you to your house?  It’s important to remember these details now that you’re selling your home because those are the exact features that will help you sell your home. A well-maintained and spruced-up house make a great first impression. A cared-for attractive property grabs a buyer’s attention and makes them excited to buy. A well-maintained property makes a buyer feel as though they will encounter …

Will an Open House Sell My Twin Cities Home?


Like many other aspects of real estate, there are different opinions on how useful an open house is in the sale of your home. My personal experience and my knowledge from other Twin Cities real estate agents is that while it certainly won’t hurt your chances of a sale, it’s unlikely to produce a buyer for your home. You may be thinking,“Why do I see so many open houses every …