7 Key Tips To Prepare Your Finances For A Future Home Purchase

If you intend on purchasing a home in the future, get your finances in order sooner rather than later. People hear all the time that they need to improve their credit scores and save money. But what else? What goes into that? Here are 7 key tips to preparing your finances for that home you’re…

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Many of us say that we’ll try more inventive and creative decor for the holidays. Don’t wait any longer! You can have decorations that you’ll be proud of when the family comes over to visit. Here are some inspiration ideas that we pulled from Pinterest. Check it out! Centerpieces Create festive centerpieces with ornaments, lights,…

A Cheaper Home May Mean More $$$ Long-Term

Though home prices have usually been set by the supply and demand, that calculation is astronomical in today’s market. This is because of an acute housing shortage. This shortage can be seen at its worst on the lower end of the market, which is why the prices on that end are rising at twice the…

What Is Going On With The Housing Market?

Content from: The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, “The Skinny – October” The national unemployment rate registered in at 4.1% for October 2017, which means that joblessness has not been this low in the U.S. since December 2000. Another positive: Mortgage rates have held steady at or near 3.9%. Since 1970, the average rate has…

The Ultimate Guide To Moving

There’s a million different things going on when you’re in the process of moving, and it can be hard to keep track of it all. The transitioning parts for your family could be different than another family, but here are some overall things to keep in mind and keep track of: Who needs to know…

8 Mistakes That Could Keep Your Home From Selling In The Winter

Though the stretch of freezing weather seems endless, we have some good news for sellers: just because your home is on the market during the off season, it doesn’t mean you have to accept a lowball offer. If you make your home attractive and prepare in all the right ways, qualified buyers will come. Just…

Bedroom Makeover: Simple, Inexpensive, Gorgeous

There are many of us that talk about how we’ll give our home a makeover “someday”. Well, someday just got that much more possible. We would like to show the work from a team at Decorist in San Francisco. A message from their website: Our mission is to make interior design personal, affordable and easy….

Caring For Neglected Parts Of Your Home

We all know the obvious things to be done in our homes: take the full garbage out, wipe up spills, wash dirty dishes, etc. But for many, there is a lack of awareness for what to do in their homes and how often they need to do it. Here is a general guide that will…

Struggling Renters Seek Solutions In Home Ownership

According to a new report from Apartment List, about 20 percent of renters couldn’t pay their rent in full for at least one of the past three months. What does this mean for the housing market? It means that more and more people are turning to home ownership as a solution. Here’s why: Many families…

What’s Going On This Weekend?

There are tons of events to go to in the Twin Cities area around Halloween time! It can be hard to keep track of them, so we’ve compiled a list (both kid friendly and adults only). This isn’t nearly all of them, but hopefully you and your family can pick a couple to check out…

Now’s The Time For Buyers On A Budget To Purchase A Home

Those that have wanted to buy a home have probably heard about the market we’ve been dealing with: sticker shock, getting outbid on the home of their dreams, or not being able to find a property with everything they were looking for within their budget. As we are transitioning out of the most competitive season…

7 Things To Do On Sunday To Make The Next Week Great

Many people think of Sunday as the last day of the weekend, but if you actually look at any calendar you’ll see that Sunday is really the first day of the new week. To make sure each of your weeks is a bit easier and more under control, treat Sunday like a fresh start, and…