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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Fergus Falls | Buyer Demand Strong!

Home buyer demand will be strong for years to come.

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.   

Today I’d like to look at millennials and the American Dream. In Fergus Falls I have been privileged to work many young families looking to buy a home for the first time. I know from experience that there are many buyers out there ready to leave renting to become home-owners. A closer look at the chart below shows that in spite of a short supply of homes, Fergus Falls has seen 33% more sales YTD over last year.

An increase in YTD total sales in Fergus Falls in spite of lowest inventory levels in years!

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”.

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Cornerstone of the American Dream is Home Ownership!

Home Ownership and the American Dream

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years.

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