Author Archives: Steve Hong

Cozy Coupe Review

What can we say? We’ve known the Cozy Coupe for years, but now it’s gotten a total makeover. In the past, the Cozy Coupe was only offered in one color scheme, the very familiar two-tone yellow over red. This ubiquitous look was seen over and over again, found in every suburban neighborhood, as well asRead More…

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure vs. Traditional

Traditional Seller A traditional seller is a home that is owned by a person (or people) that are trying to sell their home. This is the typical seller, such as John and Jane Doe on Main Street. When making an offer to a traditional seller, the response time is usually within a few hours, andRead More…

Buying a Foreclosure

Buying a Foreclosure

There are many buyers, perhaps like yourself, that are looking to foreclosures as a good deal, a way to get a lower price on a home that you can put work into to gain equity.  If this describes you, read on. Buying a foreclosed property means that you are purchasing a property that has beenRead More…

Condos vs Townhouses vs Single Family Home

Condos vs Townhouses vs Single Family Home

Are you considering a condo?  Or townhouse? Or single family home? This is Part 1 of a special 4 part article will discuss various pros and cons of each style of living. In this part, we’ll cover the definition of each of these types of home, and where they are usually found in the TwinRead More…Read More…

Approval Rating

Approval Rating

Wow! The Gallup poll surveys various industries each year for approval ratings, posivite ratings, negative ratings, and more. These ratings can be fun to look at and see what’s going on in the industries. What I find interesting is that the Real Estate industry sits at 23% positive rating. That’s pretty low, and every time IRead More…

Places to visit in Minneapolis – Fort Snelling

Places to visit in Minneapolis – Fort Snelling

Our family went to the Historic Fort Snelling recently on a hot summer day. It is an interesting piece of Minnesota and Minneapolis history. The fort was built over a period of years from 1820′s to it’s completion in 1825. The location was selected because it was on a bluff overlooking the junction of 2Read More…Read More…

Modern House in St Paul

Modern House in St Paul

Wow, what a cool house! This house was recently finished and has a ton of work in it. 

Minneapolis voted #35 out of 35!!

Travel and Leisure magazine has ranked 35 of America’s Favorite Cities, and Minneapolis / St. Paul ranked dead last… for Spring Break, that is. 25 degrees and snow isn’t attractive for spring break? Heck the Ice Palace is just starting to melt around the beginning of March. What were they thinking? It’s just about timeRead More…

Results Radar

Results Radar

My company, RE/MAX Results, has just announced a mobile augmented-reality house hunting app. Results Radar overlays available houses right on top of a live image and shows you what is available as you point your phone. It’s completely free to use. (Steven Hong RE/MAX Results licensed in MN) You can download it here: http://rresu.lt/wHt  

Lightroom Cropping

When I shoot photos for other agents, I supply the photos in 3 resolutions. The three sizes are as follows: 2880×1920 (a little more than 1/2 resolution of my camera 5184×3456) for print 1280×720 for our broker website 640×480 for MLS Problem is that Lightroom sucks at exporting at 3 different crop ratios and resolutions.Read More…