Inventory remains low in Fergus Falls, yet we are seeing increase in sales over last year.

Fergus Falls | Why is inventory so low?

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

This study recognizes what I have personally thought for a long time about the inventory being so low in Fergus Falls and throughout the nation. More of us Baby Boomers would rather stay where we are rather than move to a more traditional retirement situation. This article discusses the national trend and gives us one explanation for the housing inventory shortage.

If you are one of the many seniors who desires to retire in the same area you’ve always lived, you’re not alone. Will your current house fit your needs throughout retirement? If you have any questions about demand for your house, let’s get together to discuss the opportunities available today!

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Fergus Falls | April is Great Month to List Home for Sale.

The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is just starting to increase in Fergus Falls, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move. Each day we are seeing new listings show up in Fergus Falls, but they are not nearly enough to meet demand. Often these new listings sell within days of coming on the market.

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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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Fergus Falls | 2 Reports: Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Two reports that say now is a great time to sell.

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. We see this locally in Fergus Falls where inventory remains low, but with plenty of buyers looking, we continue to see good sales (20% higher than last year at this time). Homes that are in good shape and priced well sell very quickly.

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Fergus Falls | Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

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

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year.

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Otter Tail County | Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

Did your property taxes go up? Your home is increasing in value!

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 what the experts nationally are saying about home value this new year. 

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed:

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