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Fall is the perfect time for exterior home improvements. This is especially true if you are planning on putting your home on the market this Fall, or in the Spring. Fall allows you to get a jump start on the necessary preparations that will give potential buyers a great first impression!Trim your...
Over the past 39 years as an agent in the Rapid City real estate market, one of the questions I have been repeatedly asked is, “How is the current market?” Most agents will address trending housing markets with terms such as: good, bad, hot, or cold. Years ago, it occurred to me that these terms ...
The June 2015 Rapid City Real Estate Market Snapshot is in, and things are looking up! Visit our website at to search for your new dream home today! ‪  Click Here for Rapid City Home's Search 
According to Neil Irwin writing for the New York Times, the housing market in general, and home prices more specifically, seem to be stabilizing at last after nearly a decade of dramatic ups and downs. Buyers are no longer feeling the need to either put off buying for a better time or jump in imm...
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)'s report on mortgage application activity, mortgage applications increased by 4.6 percent week-over-week during the week ending March 27. This increase followed close on the heels of a 9.5 percent week-over-week rise the week before, indicating ...
When preparing your home for the market, you may see many projects that would improve, and appeal to perspective buyers. You may also be tempted to pick expensive materials, and take on lager projects, thinking these updates will allow for a higher asking price.Home improvement projects can incre...
For the past month, the real estate market has been in one of its best conditions in recent memory for first-time home buyers, with low mortgage rates becoming the norm and the FHA announcing that it will lower its annual premiums to bring more buyers into the market. If you're one of those buyer...
Buyers want a home that is move-in ready, not one they have to get ready to move into… The market has always been competitive, but with all the inventory currently available, buyers today can be even more picky and choosy. As a seller, you must be ready to compete. Do not gamble with buyers choic...
Last month I was working with motivated buyers to find a home in a specific area of town. With today's limited inventory, I had to get creative in order to find them a home meeting their requirements. When inventory is low, and buyers are ready, it can be frustrating to wait each day for the new...
Kids do a lot to influence their parents' lives. Perhaps the biggest thing that kids have sway over is the location of a new home because most parents want the best schools for their children. When it comes to searching for a new home, identifying the best school districts becomes critical when n...

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