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Spring and Box Elder Bugs make an Appearance

What's Bugging you?
Posted by Lynn Johnson on April 18, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Home Maintenance  Owatonna
Box Elder Bugs Strike Again!   Spring is upon us in Minnesota with all that it brings – home buyers, buds on the trees, flowers in bloom, and box elder bugs. My house faces south and they love the warmth that it offers. They love to congregate and otherwise hangout at the base of my garage doors and the surrounding brick.    I checked out the University of Minnesota Extension website to learn about their habits and find ways to safely exterminate them. I’d like to get rid of them o... read more
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Positive Angles

Good news for real estate
Posted by Lynn Johnson on April 02, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Real Estate Activity
The signs of spring are all around us, just as it seems the signs of an improving real estate market are evident.  A variety of sources which monitor the real estate market, all provide the same indicators – the real estate market is showing definite signs of life!   In the last two weeks I held open houses at a few different properties, and I had buyer traffic like I haven’t had in at least 6 or 7 years.  The showing activity has really picked up, and it seems that buyers are ready to take ad... read more
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What's the Buzz in Owatonna Real Estate?

Owatonna Real Estate Update
Posted by Lynn Johnson on March 25, 2012 in  Owatonna  Owatonna Monthly Update  Real Estate Activity
This year is off to a better start as compared to this same time last year.  There are many reasons for the market improvement, and we're consistently hearing positive messages in the media.                                                     ... read more
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What's the Scoop on Albert Lea's Real Estate Market?

Albert Lea Real Estate Market Update
Posted by Lynn Johnson on March 25, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Albert Lea Monthly Update  Real Estate Activity
Get ready for the Albert Lea real estate scoop!  So far we've seen a mixed bag in Albert Lea's market as compared to this time last year.  This isn't unusual for our market, since we often buck the national trends,  Sales in Albert Lea are off to a slower start as compared to this time in 2011, but we've seen significant improvements in our pricing - which bodes well for sellers.                     &... read more
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Spring Makes an Early Arrival!

Posted by Coldwell Banker Home Connection on March 15, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Real Estate Activity
Wow!  This early Spring weather is absolutely wonderful. The mild winter was definitely a factor in the improved activity that we had seen in our local real estate market.  We saw quite an uptick in the January activity which resulted in more March sales.  2012 is off to a good start - better than we've seen in the last couple of years. We've got a good story to tell - we're seeing some improvements for our sellers due to lower inventory levels.  Sellers have taken the brunt of the ... read more
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