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For Home buyers

Do homes sell Thanksgiving week?

Do homes sell during the holidays? Yes they do. Last year 3259 homes were sold in St. Paul. 59 of them got offers during Thanksgiving week. It is hard to tell how many got offers on black Friday because offers are not

For Home buyers

Put it in writing but be specific

Last year I got an offer on a downtown condo and in the offer the buyer stated that he wanted the condo cleaned before the closing. This particular unit was immaculate so I asked some questions. The buyer’s agent said

For Boomers

How is the housing market?

How is the housing market is the question I get asked the most often. Real estate is local and my answer will vary by neighborhood. In general prices are trending upward and the inventory of homes on the market remains

For Boomers

Profile of home sellers in 2015

Every year the National Association of Realtors (NAR) publishes a report that profiles home buyers and sellers. Here are some findings in the 2015 home seller survey: The typical home seller is 54, years old with a median household income

First Time Home Buyers

Electronic payment should never be mandatory

Up until a few months ago home buyers only had one way to pay earnest money and that was with an old school paper check. I have had a few buyers who have checking accounts but no paper checks. They had

First Time Home Buyers

Closing costs

First time home buyers are often surprised when they find out about closing costs. Those pesky fees are in addition to the down payment. Lenders will provide detailed information about what those costs are but here are a few examples:


Teresa Boardman
Realtor®, MN,
Licensed Broker
Boardman Realty

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