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Buying a Fixer Upper

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 27, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Owatonna
Are you struggling to decide if you should purchase a fixer upper or not? If you are on the fences, these steps can help you know how determine if a fixer-upper is the right home for you.   Decide what you can do yourself: Home improvement shows make remodeling look like a breeze.  Determine what you are actually capable of - you can handle stripping wallpaper and painting, but will electrical work pose some challenges?  If you don’t have the time to get the job done right away, can ... read more
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Planning a Successful Move with Children

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 24, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
Nearly 40 million people move during the summer months and if you have children moving impacts them as well.  Moving can be stressful for families as it brings a lot of sudden change to your household and for children it means making new friends and adjusting to a new school and neighborhood.     Here are 4 tips to keep in mind when moving with kids:   Timing: This is probably one of the most critical elements of your move.  If you have a child who is about to be a senior i... read more
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Getting your House Ready for the Market

Getting your House Ready for the Market
Posted by Sarah Buttera on June 17, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Home Maintenance  Owatonna  Sellers

Trying to get your home ready for the market?  Are you ready to sell just do not know where to start with home projects?
Watch this short video below for some great tips!

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Albert Lea Housing Market Update

Year to Date Statistics - 1/1/2014-5/31/2014
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 06, 2014 in  Albert Lea Monthly Update
If you read our previous blog which outlines the Owatonna housing market statistics, you will see that the Albert Lea statistics are slightly different than what Owatonna has reported for the year.   Looking at the Albert Lea market, year-to-date, 83 residential homes have sold with an average SOLD price of $91,668 and an average days on market of 156. The month of May brought 42 new listings to the market with an average list price of $146,633. There are currently 143 residential homes for sale in... read more
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Owatonna Market Update

Owatonna Market Update
Posted by Sarah Buttera on June 05, 2014 in  Buyers  Owatonna  Sellers
Hope you are enjoying the start of summer.  Year to date for Owatonna Real Estate look like this.. 112 residential homes were sold with an average SOLD price of $130,438 and an average days on markt of 104.  May brought 58  new listings to the market with their average list price of  $166,450.   Since the start of 2014 we have seen 216 homes come on the market with an average list price of $159,041.   Currently there are 146 homes for sale in the area.  (Statistics repor... read more
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