What Home Improvement Projects Have the Highest ROI?

3/18/2019

Are you selling your home this year? If so, you may need to undergo a few home improvement projects to sell your house for top-dollar and maximize your profits. Whether you are enlisting the full-time help of a flat-fee realty service, or you want to take on a For Sale by Owner (FSBO), below are some home improvement projects that will give you the highest ROI. Crunching the Numbers Last …

Preparing Your Home For an FSBO Sale? Start With the Front Yard

3/11/2019

Before you sell your home, you have to make it presentable. Prospective buyers will be looking closely at every detail of your property, starting with the curb. Most buyers draw conclusions about a home as soon as they pull up to the house. If the exterior looks worn down or could even stand some maintenance, the buyers are going to notice.   You’re probably already thinking about what it would …

2019 Real Estate Forecasts: What You Can Expect for the Remainder of the Year?

3/4/2019

We’re already a quarter of the way through 2019, and the real estate market is well underway. So, what can you expect from here on out until the end of the year? Let’s take a closer look: A Competitive Seller’s Market Minnesota’s competitive seller’s market will continue in most areas of the state in 2019. Although mortgage rates remain historically low, brokers predict that rates are expected to climb 5-6 …

Three Misconceptions About Flat-Fee Realtors That You Hear All the Time

2/18/2019

It is understandable to question the unconventional. When people state that they can do something different and do it better, the very claim breeds suspicion. Oftentimes, however, the suspicion is based on twisted facts, half-truths, and, at times, outright lies. Such is the case with flat-fee realty. Let’s be honest. In the world of conventional realty, flat-fee services get a bad rap. Yet, ask homeowners and homebuyers who use flat-fee …

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 …