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Advantages to Buying a Home in the Fall

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 21, 2015 in  Albert Lea Real Estate  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Serious about purchasing a home, but feel you missed out on opportunities to buy during the summer season?  Don’t fret; there are plenty of advantages to buying a home in the fall.  Let’s take a look!   1. Sellers Are Serious: The people that put their homes on the market during this time of year tend to be more serious about selling.  If they weren’t, they would likely wait until spring to list their home.  When sellers are motivated, there is often more fl... read more
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Alternative Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Halloween 2015
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 13, 2015 in  Albert Lea Real Estate  Northfield Real Estate
With Halloween right around the corner it is likely your children are getting excited to carve pumpkins.  While it may be a fun tradition, it isn't always kid friendly.  Carving usually results in a big mess for you and requires your supervision as your children will be handling sharp objects to get the project finished.   If you are looking for an alternative to carving this year, we would like to share this sweet, safe and almost mess free Hallowen proje... read more
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No plane ticket, no problem!

How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 16, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Does an exotic summer vacation sound good to you but just doesn’t seem to be in the cards right now? If so, consider planning a staycation.  It’s the perfect way to take a break from the routine of life that doesn’t involve packing or passports!    The ultimate staycation starts with a little planning, so use these ideas as your guide to a few days of summertime freedom!   Pamper Yourself: What says relaxation more than a day at the spa?  Pamper yoursel... read more
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Baby boomers are reaching retirement age at a rate faster now than ever before.  If you or your parents fall into this category it may be time to start considering options for the next phase in life.  That phase being retirement.   Downsizing not only helps with adjusting to the “less is more” lifestyle, but can also help baby boomers enjoy their newfound freedom.  Here are 6 advantages to why it might be a good time to leave the large family home behind.   ... read more
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Moving Strategies for Military Families

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 06, 2015 in  Albert Lea  Northfield Real Estate  Owatonna
Moving is an inevitable part in the lives of military families.  Whether it is a permanent or temporary move or even a move outside the continental US, we hope these moving strategies make the transition a little bit easier for your family.   Make sure you’re the ones spreading the news Just found out about your new assignment?  Be sure you are the ones to tell family and friends about the upcoming move.  Also keep in mind that what you say about the move will ultimatel... read more
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