The Real Estate Buzz

The Real Estate Buzz

Road to Recovery
Posted by Lynn Johnson on October 22, 2012 in  Owatonna  Owatonna Monthly Update  Real Estate Activity
Owatonna's real estate market has seen a nice improvement as compared to activity from the last couple of years.  These positive signs bode well for all homeowners.  Sellers will benefit from stable and increasing prices, and all homeowners will benefit as their home's market value continues to keep pace with other economic indicators (not sliding negatively like we had seen for about 5 years).  The number of foreclosures in the market seems to be declining which is another positive.  It's very ... read more
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Good news for homesellers!

positive real estate news
Posted by Lynn Johnson on September 26, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Sellers
More positive news for homeowners - http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2012/09/august-existing-home-sales-and-prices-rise All real estate is local - meaning each community is different and experiences ups and downs not necessarily in-line with the national trends.   We can help you make sense of the market and its impact on the sale of your home.  Ask your Coldwell Banker agent what the market conditions are like in your area.  We can help.... read more
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Home Sellers - Ready, Get Set, Sell!

Things to do to sell your home
Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 27, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Sellers
Sometimes it happens quickly, sometimes it takes years - but at some point in time most homeowners will decide to sell their home. Just what should you concentrate on when getting your home ready for sale?  Where do you start?  Here are 8 things that you need to do to get your home in selling condition. Take a critical look at your home - similar to the view that a buyer would have.  Take care of any deferred maintenance projects.  Today's buyers do not want a fixer upper - they don't hav... read more
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Our Condolences

We'll miss you, Elmer
Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 20, 2012 in  Community Events Owatonna  Owatonna
Last Friday we lost such a fine, community-minded person with the passing of Elmer Reseland.  Elmer had served as the SCFF secretary and general manager for 18 years, in addition to his incredible commitment to making Owatonna a better place for families, he was active in a variety of other community volunteer activities.  He was know by many as their school principal, having shared his wisdom with students, teachers, and parents for many years in the Owatonna Public Schools before his retirement.  H... read more
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Community Involvement

Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 20, 2012 in  Community Events Owatonna  Owatonna
It seems that one of the biggest fears that people encounter as they age is the fear of a debilitating disease like Alzheimers.  Julie, owner/agent in our Owatonna office, is dedicated to helping raise money to educate the community, support care givers, and fund Alzheimers research at the Mayo Clinic.  She, along with a group of committed volunteers are hosting an event on September 15th at the Owatonna Elks Lodge.  For $10 you'll be able to dine on fun fare of chili dogs, cheese dogs, hamburgers an... read more
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