What stays?

Clients often question which personal property items are included in the real estate sale.  For reference, below is the pre-printed portion of the MN purchase agreement that outlines which personal property items are to stay with the property.  I’ve highlighted a few that are commonly in question.

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Buying a house is a process, not an event

A line we often use is “Buying a house is a process, not an event”.  When a client decides they want to move, emotions can take over.  As the Family Realtor, our job is to help navigate the emotions and guide you through the process.  Real estate transactions are typically ignited by other big life events:  finishing school, getting a new job, getting married, growing a family, retiring, downsizing, death, and divorce…

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1% Rate increase = 10% Decrease in buying power

The above infographic helps illustrate the shift buyers and sellers are feeling in the current real estate market.  Increasing interest rates have led to fewer qualified buyers.  Each 1% interest rate increase impacts a buyer’s buying power by 10%. Buyers simply cannot afford what they once could.  As we navigate this shift we see an increase in housing inventory; fluctuating prices and a return of adjustable-rate mortgages

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A story about perspective…

A few nights ago my brother, Matt, and I took our dogs for a walk.  The last time we had taken our dogs for a walk at dusk in the area we were walking we encountered a skunk… you can all guess how curious dogs with a skunk ended… this time around we were walking near a cornfield and I said we probably don’t want them in there as skunks and raccoons are likely hanging out in there and they’ll be after them

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Finding the house is easy…

Our job is to help you get the house!

Information about houses is everywhere… but let us be your real estate guide no matter where you find the information about the house…

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Eliminate instead of organizing!

The best way to make your space more enjoyable is to simplify!  No one likes cleaning; to make your rooms more spacious get rid of the things you are no longer using… how many throw pillows do you really need?  If you find yourself constantly moving or picking them up off the floor they may no longer be needed.  Looking for a place to donate your unneeded belongings check out our list:..

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2022 How’s the Market Update

Jeff Joyer has been selling real estate for over 45 YEARS!
We just uploaded a video series on our Understanding the Market Tab
to help decipher the 2022 real estate market!…

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Connections matter…

Sometimes the saying it’s not what you know but who you know plays out in real estate too.  With the recent inventory shortage, even fully qualified buyers are having difficulty finding homes.  Last year, one of my past clients, Dan and Heidi, referred me new clients, LT and JoAnna.  They had been looking for a home for over a year, and had made offers on over 7 places with 2 sets of real estate agents…

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Let’s make 2022 great!

I sell houses… but it is more than that… My days are filled with helping clients who become friends make decisions that impact their lives.  I carefully research each property and take measurements and photos of all the nooks and crannies. However, my time is truly spent with people; listening to their stories about their homes and then listening to the dreams they want to fulfill in their next home…

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