Twin Cities home prices to stay strong as region inches closer to pre-recession prices

Twin Cities real estate experts expect that 2016 will be another strong year. The first Federal Reserve interest rate increase in almost a decade has not seemed to dampen this outlook. Home prices moving toward pre-recession levels should increase the supply of homes for sale where demand remains strong.   Full Article- Painter, Kristen Leigh. (2015, December 31). Twin Cities home prices to stay strong as region inches closer to pre-recession prices. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved from... Read more »

Twin Cities home prices post new gains

Twin Cities home prices continued to be strong, likely making any winter slowdown shorter than usual. The Twin Cities home price index has continued to grow although slightly under the national average, but economists see the moderate gains as sustainable.  Early indications of the 2015 real estate market suggest that it will have been one of the best years in over a decade.  By many measures, the 2016 Twin Cities real estate market looks to be even stronger in the coming year. Full Article-Buchta,... Read more »

Huge November for Twin Cities home sales

The Twin Cities housing market continues to surge. New listings increased by 11.5% over November 2014, but buyer activity left the level of properties for sale 18.5% below the level of one year ago. The housing market was aided by mild weather and low interest rates.  New home building activity has also contributed to the strong fall.   Full Article-Buchta, J. (2015, December 12). Huge November for Twin Cities home sales. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved from www.startribune.com  Read more »

Home sales lean on sellers

Home buyers in the Twin Cities outnumbered sellers in October boosting prices and reducing the supply of homes for sale.   The Twin Cities market has also shown a 3.3% increase in signed purchase agreements from 2014.  New listings have not kept up with home buying activity, making the many Twin Cities areas a seller’s market. Full Article-Buchta, J. (2015, November 18).Home sales lean on sellers. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved from www.startribune.com  Read more »

An obstacle in the Twin Cities home market: prospective sellers who are effectively underwater

The Twin Cities’ real estate market is humming along by most indicators and prices in some areas are breaking records. One third of Twin Cities’ homeowners are still effectively underwater, meaning they have enough equity to cover their mortgage, but they would not be able move to another home.  This is one of the last big issues to stymie the local real estate market and the impact is broad. Full Article-Buchta, J. (2015, November 6). An obstacle in the Twin Cities home market: prospective... Read more »

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway? Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  Read more »

4 Leaf Removal Tools that Clear Yards of Fall Debris

4 Leaf Removal Tools that Clear Yards of Fall Debris Just for fun, take an inventory of all the leaf removal tools cluttering your garage. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  Read more »

Winter Lawn Care: 4 Steps to Protect Your Turf

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Twin Cities housing market during September was best in decade

There were more buyers than sellers in the Twin Cities last month booting sales prices and closings to the best fall market in a decade. A strong market has been extended by good fall weather and good interest rates.  The fall sales numbers indicate strong momentum for the housing market for the rest of 2015. Full Article-Buchta, J. (2015, October 14). Twin Cities housing market during September was best in decade. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved from www.startribune.com  Read more »

How to Clean Up Your Garden for Fall and Winter

How to Clean Up Your Garden for Fall & Winter Tidy your garden for fall and winter before the first frost to keep it comely even after the growing ends. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  Read more »