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Is Your Home At Least 40 Years Old?

The median age of a home built in the United States is 40. In 1974, when those houses were built, interest rates on 30 year fixed mortgages averaged 9.1%; the median existing home price was $32,000.How things, (interest rates & home prices) have changed. Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 Housing Profile for the information. Read More
Posted by Robert Lennie on 7/23/2014

Your Home - Older or Newer Than Most?

 31% of the 132 million homes were built prior to 195930% were built from 1960 to 197925% were built from 1980 to 199914% were built in 2000 or later.If your looking at selling or buying we have a team of experienced agents available to assist in your transition.Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 Housing Profile for the information. Read More
Posted by Robert Lennie on 7/22/2014

Putting the "Grand" in Grand Ave - The Lexington served generations of Mac Groveland foodies.

If you had a dollar burning a hole in the pocket of your blue dungerees back in 1935, you may have put a couple of gallons of gas (19¢) in your new Ford Model 48 (recently rolled off the TwinCities Assembly Plant in nearby Highland Park), on your way to pick up a gallon of milk (47¢), a loaf of bread (8¢), before mailing your mortgage payment to the bank using a 3¢ stamp. That mortgage may ... Read More
Posted by Amy Rostad on 7/11/2014

VA Loan "Awareness" Campaign Part IV - This Time It's Personal

Our Veterans have been receiving a lot of attention lately.  The 70th Anniversary of D-Day  followed Memorial Day - both of which remind us of the unparalleled sacrifice and bravery made by so many American families.  Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been the focus of several headlines recently, serving as another reminder and reinforcing the call for providing ... Read More
Posted by Amy Rostad on 6/24/2014

UAV vs. SEO. Which is right for YOU?

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) taking pictures of the house you just listed.  What was once just a bit of ‘industry chatter’ about a Realtor in Santa Fe using a drone to take aerial photos of his sellers’ houses, has rapidly evolved to a “must have” message to local Real Estate Agents who wish to remain competitive. Experts, such as, Kiplinger predict ... Read More
Posted by Amy Rostad on 6/3/2014

Attention Investors in Highland Park and Mac-Groveland: 1031 Exchange "How To" shown here.

The growing housing market for Highland Park and Mac-Groveland is well documented in these pages and others.  One contributing factor has been the rising popularity among home owners and investors generating revenue from rental properties.  Today's post is about 1031 Exchanges and the IRS Guidelines for "Like Kind Exchanges" designed to postpone paying taxes on the gain from the sale ... Read More
Posted by Amy Rostad on 5/20/2014
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