6 Tips for Buying a Home in Minneapolis

2/19/2018

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

2/5/2018

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?

10/5/2017

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

9/29/2017

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

9/25/2017

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

9/20/2017

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?

9/15/2017

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 …

2017 Parade of Homes Showcases New Construction Homes

9/13/2017

The 2017 Fall Parade of Homes is in full swing in the Twin Cities! This is a great time to get out and look at new home communities and see all the exciting features of new construction homes. You may be looking specifically for a new construction home, but this is also an opportunity to get ideas for your current home and to be inspired by professional decorating. If you …

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Why Choose a Flat Fee Realty Company

8/12/2017

An October 2006 report by the AEI-Brookings Joint Center For Regulatory Studies finds: “real estate broker commissions are strangely unrelated to either the quantity or quality of the service rendered or even to the value provided.” It further concludes that “consumers would benefit most from a fee for service approach – combining flat fees, hourly fees, and bonuses, including percentages of extra value created.” The United States Department of Justice …