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Owatonna Housing Market Update

September 2017
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 06, 2017 in No Category
Here is your latest Owatonna housing market update!During the month of September, 34 single-family residential homes were sold with an average SOLD price 168,260 and the average days on market for those closed properties were 44 days.  September brought 33 new homes to the market with an average list price of 211,500. Currently there are 84 homes for sale in the Owatonna Community. (Statistics reported from the SEMAR MLS Database, October 6th at 11:45am) Here are a few... read more
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The Best and Worst Flooring Materials for Family & Pets

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 04, 2017 in No Category
Is it possible to have children, pets, and beautiful flooring? Yes—but you’ve got spills, muddy feet and the occasional pet “accident” working against you. You just want to find flooring material that meets your needs, like: Durability – The floors should be able to withstand untrimmed dog nails, kneading cats, and sippy cup spills. Easy to clean – In a house full of kids and pets, messes are going to happen. What’s important is that your flooring material is easy to mo... read more
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Should I Buy Now or Wait Until Next Year?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 02, 2017 in No Category

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7 Things to Do Before Moving

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 26, 2017 in No Category
Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. While you may not be able to wait to move in, there are a few things you should consider tackling before hanging those family photos on the walls. 1. Change the locks – For peace of mind, it’s a good idea to change out the locks on your exterior doors to ensure that anyone the previous owners may have given a key to can no longer access the property. According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner spends between $100-$300 hiring a locksmith. 2. Paint &... read more
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Small Upgrades that Go a Long Way

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 25, 2017 in No Category
No one wants to spend a fortune when it comes to selling a home, but most want to spruce up a few areas to make their property more appealing to potential buyers. There are several types of small improvements individuals can make that can transform the look of a home without forcing them to break the bank. When it comes to making home upgrades, it’s important that sellers remember to go for simple, clean improvements that make homes look more modern and elegant. New Countertops One of the first areas sel... read more
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