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How Should You Choose the Best Offer?


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Since our local housing marketplace currently favors sellers, home sales are likely to end up in a multiple offer situation. Today, we want to give advice to buyers on how to compete and thrive if they experience this.

Conventional wisdom tells us the highest offer is best. However, that’s not always the case. There are other factors that go into making a decision. Although price can make up for all these factors, it isn’t always the most powerful.


For instance,
the strength...

Avoid Costly Water Problems in the Twin Cities


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We all know the phrase, “Spring showers bring May flowers.” Today, we’re focusing on avoiding costly water problems by getting your Twin Cities home ready for the spring. Here are some common mistakes we come across in the surrounding community, that could easily be avoided if you know about them ahead of time.

  1. There is not a strong enough drain-away from the home into the yard....

What Does a Seller’s Market in the Twin Cities Mean for You?

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What is a seller’s market, and how does it affect you as a seller or buyer? With the Twin Cities market currently in a strong seller’s market, it’s crucial you know exactly what it means for you. There are a few signs that a given market favors sellers:

  • Diminished inventory of homes for sale in the area.
  • ...