Helping You Prep Your House For Sale: The KonMari Method

Do you need to declutter?

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.   If you would like to discuss what your home’s market value is today, give me a call (218-205-6568). I’d be happy to research what comparable homes have sold for in this past year in Fergus Falls and share that CMA with you. 

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

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Fergus Falls | TODAY is the Best Time To List Your Home

Again this winter Fergus Falls is seeing a shortage of homes for sale. I am working with several buyers and we are only able to look at a few houses that possibly meet their criteria because of the lack of listings. With buyers out there looking, if you are considering selling this year, now is the time to put your house on the market. Let’s get together to evaluate the demand for your house in our market!

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 availability this winter. 

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The Tale of Two Markets

An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices!

In Fergus Falls we definitely see a difference in inventory with  low monthly inventory levels in the Starter and Move-up ranges and high housing inventory in the Premium level.

November YTD Sales and Inventory – Fergus Falls, MN

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Fergus Falls | Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?

As many of us Baby Boomers reach retirement age, we start to consider how retirement will work for us. In this blog I’d like to discuss the whether or not one should look for a home better suited for us in retirement, or renovate and stay in our homes.

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.   If you would like to discuss what your home’s market value is today, give me a call (218-205-6568). I’d be happy to research what comparable homes have sold for in this past year in Fergus Falls and share that CMA with you. 

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home to Retire In

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.

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Fergus Falls | Home Equity and Retirement Planning

As many of us Baby Boomers reach retirement age, we start to consider how retirement will work for us. In this blog I’d like to discuss the Importance of  Home Equity in Retirement Planning.

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.   If you would like to discuss what your home’s market value is today, give me a call (218-205-6568). I’d be happy to research what comparable homes have sold for in this past year in Fergus Falls and share that CMA with you. 

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can be in retirement planning.

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Fergus Falls | How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

2018 has been a great year for selling and buying a home in Fergus Falls. With mid-term elections coming up real soon, one wonders how the market will be next year. From the opinions expressed by experts in this blog, I am very optimistic about the future.

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 are saying about home sales next year. 

How will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

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NAR Reports | A Great Time to Sell!

Fergus Falls | A Great Time To Sell

We continue to see high buyer demand for Fergus Falls homes and a decreased supply of local housing inventory.  If you are considering selling now is a great time to put your house on the market.

Today I’d like to look at the NAR reports which nationally show that it’s a great time to sell, but also fits our local market as well.

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that right now continues to be a great time to sell your house.

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Fergus Falls | Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

Now is the time to look for that perfect lake home in Otter Tail county.  Enjoy Minnesota at its finest – – on the lake.  We continue to see high buyer demand for Fergus Falls homes and a decreased supply of local housing inventory.  If you are considering selling now is a great time to put your house on the market. Summer is here and the buyers for your home in Fergus Falls or surrounding rural areas are out there.  Lake homes are beginning to move, but your dream home is out there.

Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Continue reading “Fergus Falls | Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!”