Getting the Money Right to Buy a White Bear Lake, MN Home

Looking for a new home in White Bear Lake, MN? Once you’ve made the decision that it’s the right time to buy, it’s so tempting to just get out and start looking. But there is some very important financial groundwork that you should lay before even stepping inside a house for sale. [Read more...]

Ten Tips for Getting a Good Price on a Home in Center City, MN

If you’re fortunate enough to be looking for a home in Center City, MN, you have many advantages on your side: housing prices are low, mortgage rates are at record lows, and inventory is high. But does that mean that you will automatically get a home for a good price?  This article gives good tips on how to evaluate the investment value of any house: [Read more...]

Tips for Buying a Home in Chisago City, MN

Looking for a home in Chisago City, MN? Follow the timeless advice of getting your financial paperwork together and finding a good real estate agent who knows the area well, like us!  After that, here are five tips to put you on good house-hunting ground: [Read more...]

Why Use a Realtor to Buy a Minneapolis Townhouse?

If you want to buy a townhouse in Minneapolis, chances are you’re looking at every possible angle to make sure you’re getting a good deal and making a good investment.  Let me take a few moments to tell you why working with a realtor is the smartest way to go. [Read more...]

Top Things to Know About Buying a Home in St. Paul, MN

Ready to buy a home in St. Paul, MN? There are all kinds of things you’re likely thinking about. What kind of house do you want? Which neighborhoods are you most interested in? Before you get really invested in thinking through a lot of these kinds of issues, however, you want to have some fundamentals together. [Read more...]

Why It’s Time to Buy a Townhouse in Cottage Grove, MN

Looking for a townhouse in Cottage Grove, MN? You might be wondering if it’s a good investment.  The past five years of the real estate downward spiral in the United States has been discouraging for some, but surveys show that most Americans still believe that buying a home is a good way to invest their money.  And with good cause, per the Wall Street Journal. There are indications that 2011 might be exactly the right time to buy: [Read more...]

Mortgage Tips for Buying a Home in Lake Elmo, MN

Should you be in the market for a home in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, you might be facing a chicken or egg conundrum: do you find the house you want first, or first get approved for a mortgage?  Increasingly the answer is the latter. [Read more...]

What to Know Before Buying a Maplewood, MN Foreclosure

If you’re considering purchasing a foreclosure in Maplewood, MN, you should be prepared for the fact that the process will be very little like a standard home purchase. Even if you’ve purchased a house in the past, this article lists some differences that are helpful to know about buying a foreclosure. [Read more...]

Dos and Don’ts for Buying a House in Roseville, MN

Roseville, MN is a great place to buy a house and live! With good schools, good shopping and still a small town feel to many of the neighborhoods, it really has everything. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, and are now looking at homes in the area. If so, this article contains some tips on some “dos” and “don’ts” that can help you narrow your focus down to the perfect home. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (6 of 6)

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In this final video, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (5 of 6)

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In this fifth of six videos, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (4 of 6)

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In this fourth of six videos, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (3 of 6)

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In this third of six videos, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (2 of 6)

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In this second of six videos, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (1 of 6)

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In this first of six videos, Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities, MN area. [Read more...]

Cash Needed to Buy a Home (Summary)

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In this summary video (to be followed by a series of 6), Doug discusses how much cash you’ll need to buy a home in the Twin Cities MN area. [Read more...]

Reasons to Work with a Realtor in North Branch, MN

Whether you are trying to sell or buy a house in North Branch, MN, you may have considered whether you really need to work with a realtor.  We’d like to list a few reasons why working with a realtor makes the most sense: [Read more...]

Bank Owned Homes in Maple Grove – A Bigger Slice of the Pie

Looking for a home in Maple Grove?  Chances are you’ve looked at numerous bank owned homes. Nationwide, bank owned homes made up 28% of all sales in the first quarter of 2011, which is up 1% from the last quarter of 2010, but down 1% from a year ago. [Read more...]

Nine Reasons to Buy a Shoreview Townhouse Now

If you’re looking for a townhouse in Shoreview, MN, the time has never been better to buy!  This article lists nine reasons to consider buying a home in the next few months, among them: [Read more...]

Buying Acreage in Mahtomedi, MN if You’re Out of State

Buying acreage or a home in Mahtomedi, MN can feel like a daunting process if you don’t live nearby. You don’t have the advantages of seeing properties for sale as you drive to and from work, it takes special trips to view property, and maybe you don’t know the area well.

Not to worry! By following these helpful tips, you can make a good decision regarding property in another city or state. [Read more...]