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I am a former teacher/coach turned real estate agent who specializes in residential and lake shore sales in the Fergus Falls area. Committed to providing excellent service and personal care during the home buying/selling process, I seek to bring help, joy and benefit to each client. I am a lake home owner with experience remodeling homes and building decks. Let me help you find your next 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased.
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”.