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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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Help! My Home Isn't Selling

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 15, 2017 in No Category
You listed your home for sale with high hopes. You love your property and you felt certain that it would sell in a reasonable amount of time. But it’s been several months since you listed your home. You’ve had some interests and several showings. You’ve received a few lowball offers. Maybe you’ve even experienced the emotional turmoil of watching a contract fall apart. Regardless of the details, one fact is clear: your property is very much still for sale. What went wrong? What can you do?... read more
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Is Winter or Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 15, 2017 in No Category
You hear it a lot – there are best and worst times to make any sort of purchase. Whether it’s a television, a car, or a home, statistics are available that may influence your decision on when would be the best time to make a purchase. Numerical data isn’t the only thing you should be taking into consideration, though. Each season has something different to offer in terms of making the home buying process easier or more challenging. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of buying during the... read more
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4 Tips for Selling and Inherited Property

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 11, 2017 in No Category
One difficult topic real estate agents routinely have to discuss is about selling an inherited home from a parent when they pass away. It is a situation that is an overwhelming experience, one filled with emotions and many questions. While talking about it is difficult, it is smart to be prepared. This includes having conversations as a family to determine who will be included in the will to inherit the home, where the deed to the home is kept and where other paperwork is located. After the estate has been settled... read more
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Albert Lea Housing Market Update

July 2017
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on August 09, 2017 in  Albert Lea  Albert Lea Monthly Update  Albert Lea Real Estate
Here is a look at how the housing market played out for the Albert Lea community this past month.In July, 27 single-family residential homes were sold with an average SOLD price of $99,664. The average days on market for those sold properties were 41 days.  July also brought 39 new homes to the market with an average list price of $116,576 for those new homes added.  Currently there are 110 homes for sale in the Albert Lea community.  (Statistics repo... read more
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