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 …

Challenges That FSBO Sellers Face When Selling a Home

11/12/2018

Selling your home without an MLS listing can seem like a great way to save money, and in this seller’s market how hard can it be, right? Take a few pictures, put you online, and the buyers will come flocking with multiple offers. In actuality, MLS is an advantage because you reach thousands more buyers and have a greater chance of multiple offers thus a higher sale price. Remember that …

FSBO: Tips for Hosting an Open House

11/5/2018

Holding an open house is a powerful way to get potential buyers in the door and present your home for sale. But first, you must make sure your home is presentable and clean. Buyers want to envision how the house will look like once they move. Therefore, you’ll need to create a clean open canvas that is both attractive and present possibilities. Here are some practical tips to make your …

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 …

What are Stumbling Blocks for Home Sellers?

10/15/2018

Home sellers often fall into the trap of hiring a listing agent because of his or her reputation of boosting list prices while offering reduced commissions. And while both have their apparent virtues, they can also be your downfall if you take them at face value. Home Avenue offers flat-fee realty services for home sellers in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. We do not charge listing fees based on the sale …