Pace of Twin Cities home sales is speeding up

The summer selling season is getting into full swing and some houses are going fast.  A typical Twin Cities home is now being sold in 80 days compared to the average of 160 days, just three years ago.  Activity is increasing despite concerns about the pace of the real estate market recovery.  Sales of homes are still down from last year, as supply is still limited.  New homes are reaching the market with the number of homes for sale increasing in each of the last two months, but not keeping up... Read more »

Twin Cities home listings rose in April, but remain in short supply

Home listings have increased in the Twin Cities, but still are in short supply.  April is typically the peak month for the buying season, but closings have not kept pace with the past year.  Twin Cities communities are still experiencing rising home prices as buyers outbid each other on the reduced supply.  Sellers, this is the time to get your home on the market. Buyers, mortgage rates are trending down, so be prepared to act! Full Article-Buchta, J. (2014, May 13). Twin Cities home listings... Read more »

U.S. Housing Prices: Buy Now or Later?

Trying to figure out the best time to buy a home is always difficult.   The real estate market may be on the road to stability, but there are some confusing signals in the market place.  Huge price increases in homes suggest that those that wait may miss out on an opportunity.  Others point to possible interest rate increases, slowing price gains, and weak construction data to point to another slow down in real estate. If you need more information to help you make a decision on whether to buy... Read more »

Home values bounce back around the metro

Twin Cities homes values are seeing huge increases after many years of flat or declining values.  Many metro counties are reporting big gains in home values and increases home improvements.  These sharp increases are already starting to be reflected in some homeowner’s tax statements. Some see these market value increases as an end to an “extraordinary” period of time marked by drops in home value to a more stable or recovering market.   Full Article-Peterson, D. (2014, April 27). Home... Read more »

Home sales cool, but prices march forward

Limited inventory and harsh winter weather slowed home sales last month, but home prices continue to rise.   March is now the fifth straight month of lower year over year sales declines.  The median home price of March closings did rise to $190,000 a 7.6% increase.   Experts contradict fears of a slowing recovery and cite weather and increases in listings as home owners see equity increases.  Homeowners and Realtors are optimistic and excited over signs of a brisk start to the spring selling... Read more »

Phil McDermott is now a part of Real Estate Masters

Phil McDermott is proud to announce a new broker affiliation with Real Estate Masters.   You may have noticed a few minor changes to, but it is still the same great place for all of your Twin Cities real estate needs.  Keep checking in to for updates on the Twin Cities housing markets and useful homeowner tips and information.  Contact Phil and go to to start your home search or get more information on selling your home.  Read more »

Your Top Home Ownership Tax Questions Answered

Your Top Home Ownership Tax Questions Answered Which tax benefits do home owners miss? Will you get audited if you take the home office deduction? Find out the answers to these questions and more before Tax Day. Read Visit for more articles like this. Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  Read more »

Despite bad weather, Twin Cities home prices rise

This year’s harsh winter has done little to slow down rising home prices in the Twin Cities. The Standard and Poor’s Case Schiller home price index tracks a rise in home values in the Twin Cities of 9.4% from January of 2013. A slight decline in home sales in recent months has been attributed to bad winter weather and low inventory of homes for sale.  This shortage of listings in the Twin Cities real estate market presents a great opportunity for those homeowners looking to sell.   Full... Read more » is now on Twitter

Thanks for checking out  Stay connected for Twin Cities real estate news and updated information for home buyers and sellers.  You can now follow us on Twitter @MyTCRealty and make sure to “Like”  the Facebook page. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home in the Twin Cities area start you home search at and contact Phil McDermott to answer any questions or help with any of your real estate needs.  Read more »

Cleaning Your Kitchen Appliances the Easy

Cleaning Your Kitchen Appliances the Easy Way If Mr. Clean isn’t magically popping into your kitchen to make it sparkle, you still can get that clean satisfaction with these easy appliance cleaning tips. Read Visit for more articles like this. Copyright 2014 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  Read more »