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There is just much too much. Too much bad information. Too many choices to weed through. We find ourselves in the information age where you are just a keyboard away from getting any information you want, about anything. As usual, our powerful technology that changes our lives creates unintended consequences we haven’t planned for. In this case, not only can I find fascinating information at the touch of my keyboard, but there is just as much non-relevant non-helpful, and even really harmful information out there that I may very well mistake for REAL information! If I’m not familiar with a
This update for the Twin Cities real estate market is from the Minneapolis Association of Realtors. The data is for the 16 county metro area, and for all price ranges and all property types (single family, condominiums, town homes, new construction and existing homes). Monthly Indicators As expected, the Federal Reserve did not change their target range for the federal funds rate at their June meeting. Although the economy is still shuffling ahead with low unemployment and solid retail sales, uncertainty remains regarding trade tensions, slowed manufacturing and job growth, weak business investments and a flattening yield curve. New Listings
I love watching the statistics of the real estate market. What’s happening in Minneapolis may be very different than what’s happening in Plymouth or in Woodbury. It’s also fascinating to watch what’s happening at different price points. What one buyer experiences in the market with houses priced $200,000-$250,000 may be very different than a buyer looking in the range of $400,000 to $450,000. The number of homes available and the demand may be very different. The price point, the city, the school district, the style of home, are all reflected differently in the market statistics. We’ve put together the Real
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? A cute apartment in a senior housing community with a pool? A fancy newly built one level townhome? A trendy hip condominium downtown? Once you know the kind of lifestyle you want, you’ll be able to determine if it makes sense to own or rent. If you want to own your next home, financing will need to be part of your planning. When you start your financial planning, I hope you’ll take into consideration all of your options. The more information you have, the better choices you’ll make. The Financial Tool Isn’t
When you’re thinking about moving out of a home you’ve lived in for 40 or 50 years it can sure be overwhelming! In particular when you look around at the 40 or 50 years of stuff that would need to be dealt with. As a real estate agent who specializes in working with seniors, one of the hot topics of conversation is indeed about the stuff! Often times my clients think having an estate sale seems like the perfect solution. Unfortunately, it’s often not the perfect solution for many of my clients. Estate sale companies often charge set-up fees in
I’ve started a project to declutter and downsize. My basement is filled with rows and rows of bankers boxes of business records me and my handyman husband are required to keep for business. Each of us has 7 years worth of boxes. Our collection of documents has grown to quite a collection of bankers boxes that require way too much room. If the IRS is going to require me to keep all of these documents, I should be able to charge the IRS a storage fee. Who can I talk to about that? The basement in my home is the
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Lisa Dunn is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Results specializing in, and focusing on, working with seniors and their families. Prior to becoming a real estate agent Lisa worked as a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) and health care consultant. Her past work experiences give her unique insight into the maze of senior services.
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