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Owatonna Housing Market Update

August 2017
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 07, 2017 in No Category
Here is your latest Owatonna housing market update!During the month of August, 39 single-family residential homes were sold with an average SOLD price of $184,024 and the average days on market for those closed properties were 45 days.  August brought 44 new homes to the market with an average list price of $184,892. Currently there are 76 homes for sale in the Owatonna Community. (Statistics reported from the SEMAR MLS Database, September 7th at 4:11pm) Here are a few upco... read more
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Simplify Your Home Closing Process

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 31, 2017 in No Category
Here are some surefire ways to ensure you are properly prepared for your closing date! The home closing process is the final hurdle in the race of buying a house and becoming an official homeowner. You are probably anxious to complete the process, and the last thing you want are last-minute surprises. Here are several ways you can ensure the closing goes smoothly. Understand the Closing Process Before you enter closing negotiations, it is crucial to fully understand the process. When you know what to expect, y... read more
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The Stages of Buying a Home

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 28, 2017 in No Category
It may be a goal you have had since childhood. Perhaps, you have rented for most of your adult life and now want to experience the joys and satisfaction of home ownership. Buying a home is a big step and requires a lot of important decisions along the way. With some advanced planning and research, you can be sure your home purchase is something you feel good about for many years ahead. Here are the basic steps that lead you to a successful transaction. Understanding What You Can Afford This is different from quali... read more
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5 Things to Think About When Choosing a Buyer's Agent

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 22, 2017 in No Category

A Buyer’s Agent advocates on the behalf of you, the potential home buyer. Coldwell Banker Agent Sean Miller gives us some key things to look for when choosing one.

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Toss These 5 Things Before You Move For a Fresh Start

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 18, 2017 in No Category
It’s a great feeling to walk into your new home and know you have a blank space to work with. But making sure your new home stays this fresh, clean and exciting is much harder. Here are five things to consider throwing away before your next move.   1. Old trash cans. Old and used garbage cans and bins can be dirty and in bad shape. And nothing says “yucky” like an old trash can that you’ve used for years. If your family is anything like mine, you have gum, stains and sticky spots o... read more
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