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    Auctions and Self-employed Financing

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | April 29, 2014

    This week we were joined by Garth Johnson from Minnesota REO Experts and Mona Edick from WJ Bradley Mortgage.  First we talked to Garth Johnson about bank-owned properties.  Garth discussed the fluctuating inventory causing about 15-20% of the current inventory to be bank-owned.  This has created a problem in the market as far as inventory... Read More

    Home Remodeling Posts Strongest Growth in Years

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 12, 2013

    Often, remodeling activity is dominated by smaller projects from investors who had purchased single-family homes to turn into rentals. But home renovations are becoming more and more popular as more home owners regain equity and look to spruce up their homes.  Check out this blog post from Realtor Magazine! Click the Image to read the post Read More

    Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 10, 2013

    There is no such thing as the perfect home, but there is a home that is perfect for you.  If you’re considering buying a home for the first time, be sure to check out these tips from Realtor Magazine’s blog! Click the Image to read the post Read More


    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | December 9, 2013

     [ ‘mooviNG ] adjective: in motion. operating. working. going. on the move. active. December 9, 2013  You may think differently with the holiday season in full swing… but the end of the year is a great time for growing families to move, and/ or renters to become homeowners. Tax savings, less competition, and upcoming changes... Read More

    Preserving character in an old home sweet home!

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 19, 2013

    4442 Longfellow Avenue, Minneapolis There is something so special about old and original features to a home. That’s why when renovating an older place, it’s important to try to bring it back to its former glory! Because it takes you back to a simpler time when natural woods and unique touches throughout made the place... Read More

    Give Thanks

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | November 1, 2013

    thank·ful [‘thaŋk-fǝl, THaNGkfǝl] adjective: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc. November 1, 2013 Staging your home is the best proven way to get top dollar for your property as you prepare it to sell. This we know. We know we should de-clutter, de-personalize, neutralize, fix and clean... Read More

    Luxury Home Market update

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | October 15, 2013

    lux·u·ry [‘lekSH(ǝ)rē, luhk-shuh-ree] noun: the state of great comfort and extravagant living adjective: luxurious or of the nature of a luxury October 15, 2013 Minnesota’s real estate market has been, for the most part, going strong and steady in 2013. But does the market roaring back to life since 2009 apply to the Luxury Home... Read More

    Mortgage Rates & Monthly Payments

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | September 15, 2013

    Is now still a good time to buy? September 15, 2013 … When life hands you lemons… What about when life hands you mortgage rates higher than you expected?! As I’ve watched the housing market this summer, I have noticed some big changes. We started the summer with record lows in mortgage rates meaning buyers... Read More

    Vacation Homes

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | July 21, 2013

    July 21, 2013 Summer 2013: Beaches. Water fights. Flip flops. Lemonade. Sunglasses. Late nights. Ice cream. Warm air. Bonfires. Pool parties. Barbecues. Blue skies. No school. Memories. Summer is the perfect time for family vacations with the great weather offering endless outdoor activities to do together. Some people go to Disney world; some go to... Read More

    July 18, 2013

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | July 18, 2013

    July 18, 2013 – Did you see this article from WCCO on Flipping homes? Let us know what you think?! Click the image to read the article! Read More