Slight Cool-Down Possible, Particularly Under $250,000

Source: Erin Milburn, Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors The red-hot Twin Cities housing market is starting to cool off just a bit. While June 2017 marked an all-time record for Twin Cities home sales and prices, purchase demand declined from last year for a third consecutive month. New listings decreased 5.2 percent from September 2016…

Home Prices and Mortgage Payments: A Slightly Complicated Tango

Since home prices for the Twin Cities metro have fully recovered and then some, it’s tempting (and even somewhat logical) to assume that monthly mortgage payments are also at all-time highs. That assumption would be entirely inaccurate. But it makes so much sense! If the median home price is at an all-time high, the monthly…

Decorating Your Home For Fall

Sometimes our creative brain isn’t working quite like we’d want it to, especially when we put it on the spot. Now that fall is here, let’s talk about some of the different ways you can decorate for the season. Don’t worry! If you’re not very good with DIY crafts, there’s no shame in buying them…

What Is The Lifespan Of Your Appliances?

When moving into a new home, many people wonder if they need to purchase new appliances or not. Or maybe you purchased an appliance that didn’t last very long, and are wondering how long they’re supposed to last? Or maybe you’re budgeting out long-term costs and are trying to figure out when it’ll be time…

Buying And Selling In The Winter Is… A Good Idea!

We know you’re probably thinking one of the following: Since when is buying and selling in the winter a good idea? Would we really keep more of our $$$ buying and selling in the winter? Moving in the winter sounds horrible. Would it really be worth it? We understand all of your concerns, and that’s…

What Is A Listing Agent, And Why Use One To Sell Your Home?

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, finding a listing agent should be at the top of your to-do list. If you already have a listing agent and your home has been on the market for longer than expected, is your listing agent doing everything they can for the sale? But, then again, what…

Having Some End-Of-The-Summer Fun With The Family

It’s a bummer that summer is already coming to an end, but we should make the most of it! Parents, if you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for additional activities for you and your kids to do, then this is the post for you. Check it out: Here’s an assortment of fun-filled activities that…

Transformation Tuesday Inspiration

It can be hard sometimes to find the motivation you need to start a home project, even though you know it could be a remarkable transformation on your home. To help give you a little bit of a kick-start, we’ve compiled a collection of before and after photos of projects that homeowners took on. Don’t…

Low Housing Market Inventory Is Creating Quick Buyer And Seller Activity

As many of you have probably noticed by this point, houses aren’t staying on the market for very long. Buyers are continuing to stay motivated in this fast-paced market, especially when there are 17.3% fewer homes on the market compared to the same time last year. While the inventory remains low, prices are increasing at…

Easy DIY Projects To Add Some Character To Your Home

We all love the idea of at-home projects, but most of us don’t have the time to complete them. Luckily, there are easier ways to give your home a facelift without spending a ton of time and money. Check out these 5 ideas on some easy ways to give your home some character and will…

Becoming More Involved In Your Community

In addition to the Homes By Shayne team efforts to provide top notch customer service experiences for our clients, it’s a priority that we get out into our communities and help those in need. It’s our goal as a team to volunteer at least once per month, and strive to maintain that. Our communities are…