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Information about Minnesota real estate, Minnesota relocation, Twin Cities real estate market, the Twin Cities, Twin Cities relocation, Minneapolis Homes, Saint Paul Homes, St Paul Homes, Edina Homes, as well as other things that might be fun or of interest. Articles will be posted that describe the real estate and mortgage markets and provide useful information to first time buyers, move up buyers, and investment property buyers.
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As agents, frequently we get asked about which form is required to be filed to obtain the tax credit.  The form (as of this writing) is http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5405.pdf  The terms and conditions of who can file are explained at the bottom of the form.  It is possible/probable that the tax...
11/01/2009
These terms are common terms that you might encounter in your mn real estate transaction or in taking out a Minnesota home loan:                                                 Glossary Of Common Real Estate Terminology ABSTRACT OF TITLE A brief history of the title of a property. It should be a ...
10/30/2009
Many times we will discuss commute time from a home in Minnesota to a job with a client as they decide where to live.  The idea of Ex-urbia seems exciting to many.  At the same time, there is often a price-unless you are a telecommuter.  The price is time on the road.  How much does this "time" a...
10/18/2009
  Below is a link to a national map of foreclosures, median income, and unemployment.  All three components are of course all tied together.  What is interesting is that foreclosures are occurring across all spectrums of property types and are not confined to one geographic area or specific part ...
09/24/2009
The largest city in the United States, Minneapolis is known for its beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, diverse population and a visual arts, writing and music hub. With so many unique and tangible qualities, it is easy to see why many potential home owners are flocking to this city. The journey...
09/16/2009
Foreclosure Investing Secrets-Watch-Listen-Learn Webinar On Buying Foreclosures The Right Way   As a Twin Cities Realtor, I work and market homes within the area of distressed homes as well as the non distressed home marketplace.  I work with a group of banks, investors and Realltors that market,...
09/13/2009
More interesting news and opinion.   This article confirms again that the mortgage crisis is far from over.  I expect it to continue for at least a couple of more years.  Simply look at the data.  Unless ARM resets are accompanied by a corresponding increase in disposable income, people will lose...
09/01/2009
The National Association of Realtors- NAR published a report that is interesting.  It highlights the population and immigration trends into MN from other areas of the world.  Minnesota is quickly becoming very multi-cultural.  The goal will be to assimilate these people into home ownership once t...
08/30/2009
http://www.FHFA.gov I recently visted the site to get some data regarding data on housing and mortgages.  If you want to take advantage of your tax dollars at work, make you stop by and bookmark the site.  They have housing price appreciation information on each state on a quarter over quarter ba...
08/27/2009
Recently I was on the CDPE monthly call.  They highlighted the problem of underwater homes and how distressed home sales were going to be increasing.  Don't think for a minute that the crisis is over.  Here are some of the articles and data that back up this statement. MSN article: http://blogs.m...
08/27/2009
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