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Football Parties that will Score Big

Super Bowl Weekend 2015
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 30, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Finally after much controversy the past few weeks with deflate-gate being the topic of discussion, Super Bowl weekend is here.  It's almost time for the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to showcase some of their best football of the year.  If you aren't into football, the commercials are usually worth watching too! For those of you hosting a Super Bowl party it's probably a lot of fun, but a lot of work at the same time!Here are some football party ideas that will help you scor... read more
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What to Consider Before Buying a Rural Property

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 27, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
A nice stretch of land outside city limits may seem like a dream come true.  A place with less traffic, less crime and plenty of peace and quite may be just what you are looking for.  With any home, it is important to do a little homework before buying.  Let us outline things to consider when purchasing a country home.   Water: Country homes rely on individual wells rather than municipal water.  Have the well tested for contaminants and chemicals to ensure safety for drinkin... read more
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Interest Rates and Getting Pre-Approved

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 23, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Have you been thinking about making the move towards home-ownership?  If so, right now is a great time to think about getting pre-approved to purchase!   Why is now a good time? Lenders have recently seen a surge in mortgage applications from those looking to get pre-qualified because interest rates are at their lowest they have been since May 2013.   Why is it important to understand interest rates? Varying interest rates can change monthly mortgage payments by a few doll... read more
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Moving in Winter Weather

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 20, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna  Sellers
If your moving day is quickly approaching you are probably wishing upon Mother Nature to deliver a sunny day rather than a bitterly cold winter snowstorm. Moving in bad weather doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but just make sure you protect your belongings and yourself during the process.   Protecting Your Items If snow or rain is in sight you might be concerned about the safety of items packed in cardboard boxes.  The truth is cardboard is actually more durable than you realize... read more
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Home Tip of The Day

Removing Furniture Indentations from Carpeting
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 15, 2015 in No Category

Are you thinking about rearranging the furniture in a room of your home, but are worried about the indentations left behind in the carpet?  Here's a not so expected way to bring that carpet back to life!

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