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Closing costs

Often home buyers ask sellers to pay some of their closing costs because sometimes they don’t have enough cash for a downpayment and closing costs. Usually the seller is paying them with money that the buyer is borrowing. For example

First Time Home Buyers

Afraid of snakes?

I know I am on a roll this week writing about icky stuff but there are people who are deathly afraid of snakes. Several years ago I sold a home in St. Paul in the west 7th area. The neighborhood

For Home buyers

Minnesota termites

Many states require termite inspections before real estate can change hands.  None are required in Minnesota because there are no termites here.   That is why I was astounded a few years ago when I sold a home that was infested

First Time Home Buyers

A broken promise

Even though we have an app for just about everything and homes for sale can easily be found on the internet on a zillion websites people still like old school paper brochures. Home buyers and interested neighbors rely on for-sale brochures

For Home buyers

Sellers beware

I know I just wrote about multiple offers a week ago see: Multiple can mean more money . . but this week I saw three homes come on the market and they all got offers and went to the “pending” status the

For Home Sellers

How long will it take to sell my house?

I know the real estate market has recovered when people start asking me how long it will take me to sell their home rather than asking if their home is salable. The chart below answers the question ‘how many days

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