Category Archives: Buyers

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…

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. 

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  

5128-30 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417

5128-30 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417

UPDATE: THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD. This duplex is a great opportunity for either a owner occupied home, or an investor owned home. The current owners have owned it for 20+ years! This duplex has 3 bedrooms, 1 bat, a kitchen with eat-in dining area, and a large living room, on both sides! This duplexRead More…

What is a Short Sale

What is a Short Sale

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Typical Buying Process and Timeline

Typical Buying Process and Timeline

I get this question from many different buyers, so I thought it might make a good blog topic. Many first time buyers are curious as to how long it takes to find a home as well as how long it takes to “close” on a home. From the first steps of contacting an agent andRead More…

46% Underwater

46% Underwater

It is being reported that roughly 46% of Twin Cities single-family homeowners are underwater, which is an increase from 42% last year. This is being reported from Zillow. But what do they know anyway? Take a look at these two listings from Z. The data, according to the big-Z was updated in Feb of 2011.Read More…

Mike’s Corner Store Closing

Mike’s Corner Store Closing

We are saddened by the announcement of the closing of Mike’s Corner Store at 56th and Chicago. This store has been in the hood for 18 years, originally starting as a corner drug store. The store changed along with the times and most currently had gifts, cards, movie rentals, and take-and-bake pizzas. The pizza’s areRead More…