When a House Becomes a Happy Home

Celebrate Christmas in your home!

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones. Here are some of the reasons why:

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Interest Rates are Low Now

Interest rates have been low for several years. Do we really realize what a difference it makes. Take a look at this infographic which shows the difference that interest rates will make on a payment for a $250,000 home. What a great time we live in now for home ownership! First step. Talk to a lender to see what you can afford. Second step. Let’s get together and start looking at homes in the area to get an idea of what kind of a home you can get for various prices. Be patient, but ready to jump in when the right home comes along.

Home for Sale | 1906 Deer Valley Road

New in 2018 this 2 bed, 2 bath one-level home features open floor plan and maintenance-free, energy-efficient living. Custom cabinets in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Tile laminate flooring in main areas with carpet in living room and bedrooms. A storm shelter (6×6) with 4” thick concrete walls. Enjoy the 1/2 acre yard with privacy fence and exposed aggregate patio.
MLS 20-28595. List Price $219,900.

Two bedroom home built on a slab with large 2-stall garage.
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Fergus Falls | Is Renting Right for Me?

If you’re one of the many renters who are tired of rising rents but may be confused about what is required to buy in today’s market, let’s get together to determine your path to homeownership.

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize.

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Fergus Falls | To Rent or To Buy???

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Most renters I talk to would rather own their own home. In this article the cost of renting and buying are compared. Now is a good time for buyers to enter the market. First step should always be to visit a lender to discuss credit and monthly payment qualifications.

I’m a real estate agent with the “heart of a teacher” who would love to help you in the process of buying or selling.  I want to be prepared to ensure that you are given the best buying/selling experience with knowledge and expertise to guide you along the way.   

In a recent Insights BlogCoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased.

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With Fergus Falls Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

Inventory continues to be at an all-time low in Fergus Falls, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing down sales (See March 2019 Home Inventory/Sales). The popular home renovation shows on HGTV are also continuing to fuel home improvement projects by the homeowner, something that will increase the value of a home as well as providing a better living experience now. As new buyers look at homes, they should try to visualize what a home could become with a little creativity and elbow grease. This article discusses a national trend towards new buyers purchasing “fixer-uppers”.

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