Buying Land

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  With farmland sales season now in full swing, being prepared for land purchase is very important with several factors to consider.  Below are 3 of many questions to ask yourself: What quality of land should be considered?   In many cases, top-quality farmland is still bringing top prices.  Some buyers may believe they can buy […]

2020 Housing Market Predictions – Realtor.com

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Written By: Realtor.com George Ratiu Sr. Economist – Home price growth will flatten, with a forecasted increase of 0.8  percent – Inventory will remain constrained, especially at the entry-level price segment – Mortgage rates are likely to bump up to 3.88 percent by the end of the year – Tight inventory and rising mortgage rates […]

Spring Sale: Here’s our go-to list of what sellers should be doing now to ensure for a successful sale next spring.

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If you are planning to sell your home next spring, why not get a jumpstart during the fall /winter season so you have more time and less stress while preparing? An added plus is that your home could potentially be ready to list in time for the early spring selling season at the end of […]

Patty Zuzek: Helping Realize Dreams

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Written By: Susan Cushing “Learn from everyone and every experience,” says Patty Zuzek, “other REALTORS®, clients, friends and family. Take something away from every experience, then look back at yourself and make sure you’re asking the right questions.” Recent past-president of the Minnesota REALTORS® Association, 2018’s Minnesota REALTOR® of the Year, avid volunteer and self-made […]

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

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BY LAUREN DEPIERO It’s hard enough trying to stay cool during the humid summer months without having to worry about mold in your home. With the added moisture in the air, our homes are more susceptible to mold growth. Luckily, we can prevent mold in the home before it even becomes a problem. If you’re […]

7 Important Home Repairs to Do Right After Moving Out

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By Daniel Bortz Congratulations: You’re moving out, and on to your next home! Now all you have to do is pack up your things and skedaddle, right? Not so fast. If you’re still trying to sell your current home, you’ll want to make sure it looks its best, which means you might have to make a […]

Guidelines For Selling Land

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There are several questions that should be considered to help answer the question of how much is a parcel of land worth.  A few of these questions are: How is the land currently used and how might it be used in the future? What is the quality and production capabilities in that case of agricultural […]

Building Wealth Investing In Farmland

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Building wealth through ownership of farmland is normally a long-term investment; the same as owning other real estate or investing in the stock market. Total returns for owning farmland are a combination of annual cash profits and appreciation in value. Farmland could normally be expected to have a 4%-6% cash return on investment annually over […]

What is a 1031 Exchange and How It May Be Beneficial? 

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By David Pope The Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 provides for the opportunity to defer the payment of capital gains tax liability on the sale of real property by reinvesting the proceeds from the relinquished property into another similar asset using a qualified intermediary.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December […]

8 Design Trends Home Owners Will Crave in 2019

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As stated recently in REALTOR Magazine by Barbara Ballinger. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Print December 17, 2018 by Barbara Ballinger Shifting economies, demographics, and land shortages are issues altering how we live and what buyers are looking for in a home. Going smaller has become bigger—a trend Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka first advocated more […]