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Your First Home: What Can You Get for $200k?

Examples of a $200k house in the Twin Cities

As if I don’t get enough real estate as a full-time broker, I spend what little time I take off from work watching the HDTV show “House Hunters.” Why watch something I see day in and out? For the same reason anyone does — to compare. I sit there, thinking about my own house and […]

10 Tips for Hassle Free House Hunting

Ready to take the leap and buy your first home? Searching for your dream house can be an exciting—and trying—experience. Here are a few suggestions to make house hunting easier and help you get into your new home sooner! 1. Make a plan. What do you want and need from your first home? Take a […]

Mortgage Application Declined? Here’s What to Do

Today, only four out of ten mortgage applications close. That means 60 percent of prospective home buyers walk away disappointed. For first-time home buyers, that statistic may be even higher. But if your mortgage application is declined, don’t despair. Getting mortgage approval isn’t easy and—like many things worth doing—it may take several tries to get […]