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2018 Real Estate Report: It’s a Buyer’s Market

3/19/2018

If you’re looking to buy a house in the Twin Cities metro or anywhere in Minnesota, 2018 could be your year. Although the housing market saw a rise in mid-2017, the market is now leveling off. What this means for home buyers is that prices should drop. Over the last few months, Zillow has reported a price reduction in at least 20 percent of all homes in the area. Home …

5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

3/12/2018

When it comes to selling your home, the first impression is always the most important. It may only take a few minutes for a potential home buyer to decide if your house is the one. First impressions always start at the curb. What do buyers see from the street? It is here that you need to begin sprucing up your property. Below, we provide five tips on how to improve …

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5 Upgrades That Will Boost Your Home’s Value

3/5/2018

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

2/26/2018

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

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 …