For Sale By Owner Pitfalls To Avoid

7/9/2018

Selling your home is likely to be one of the biggest transactions you will ever be involved with. Homes represent a substantial financial personal asset. For various reasons, some homeowners decide to sell their own homes. Perhaps they want to feel in control of the process or hope to save money by not paying an agent. Whatever the reason, too often, they end up realizing the process of selling a …

Why You Need to Buy Your Next Home Now

6/18/2018

If you’ve been considering purchasing a new home in Minnesota, now is the perfect time. While there may not be a substantial upturn in the inventory of houses on the market, the outlook remains positive. You’ll need to act fast, though; buyers may be facing more competitive pricing and increasing mortgage rates in the coming months. At Home Avenue, we want to help you make the best home-buying decision for …

June 2018 Minnesota Real Estate Report

6/11/2018

Summer is the perfect season for buying new homes. As in previous months, the Twin Cities housing market has continued to remain strong and demonstrate growth, reflecting national trends. Economic expansion continues for the area on the whole, and home buyers in Minnesota are continuing to enjoy the benefits of this growth. Overall, demand for homes in the area remains high, while the inventory available remains low, making projections for …

5 Remodeling Upgrades You Should Avoid When Selling Your Home

6/4/2018

If you’re thinking about an FSBO and are considering renovations, take caution: not all upgrades are created equal. In terms of increasing your home’s value, not all remodels yield positive results. In fact, some may be downright detrimental. To help you determine where your hard work will actually pay off, Home Avenue has put together this list of remodels to avoid. Before you go knocking down walls and ripping up …

Strategies for Showing Your For Sale Home

5/21/2018

When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll want to engage as many potential buyers as possible. Dozens of interested parties may visit your home for a showing, but only a few will actually make an offer. At Home Avenue, we know the selling process can often be difficult. That’s why we encourage homeowners to stage an atmosphere that invites the sale. How can you impress potential buyers so …

How to Make Home Appraisals Work to Your Favor

5/14/2018

When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll need an appraisal to determine its value. You’ll want your home to be valued as high as possible, so you’ll need to focus on improving its most valuable features. To get your home ready for an appraisal, there are several things you need to do. Home Avenue has put together a helpful list of actionable tips to help you get the …

For Sale By Owner: Weighing the Pros and Cons

5/7/2018

When selling your home, you have two options: use a real estate agent, or sell it by yourself. Selling a home ‘for sale by owner’ (FSBO) may seem appealing, but it can be more difficult than you might realize. However, choosing to sell your home this way does have some distinct advantages. To help you in your decision-making process, Home Avenue has put together a list of the pros and …

How to Master the Art of Real Estate Negotiation

4/23/2018

In the current real estate market, it is important to understand the art of real estate negotiation. Home Avenue has experienced realtors on staff who know the art of negotiation. Our agents will have your best interests in mind when they assist you in your real estate negotiations. Look to us to get your best deal and save you money with our flat rates. Why It Is Important to Negotiate …

Flat Fee Rates: Affordable, NOT Cheap

4/16/2018

The affordable way to sell fast, NOT the cheapest way to list your house. It is a way to control the budget and make selling your home more affordable. The services you get with Home Avenue are clearly outlined, and your sale is fully supported through the process. Flat Rate Vs. Commission Let’s look at a $300,000 house. The nationwide average commission is 6%. That means $18,000 comes off the …