The Real Estate Buzz

What's the Buzz in Owatonna Real Estate?

Owatonna Real Estate Update
Posted by Lynn Johnson on April 18, 2012 in  Owatonna  Owatonna Monthly Update  Real Estate Activity
What’s the Real Estate Buzz in Owatonna?   We are seeing an increase in real estate activity in our area. Things are definitely looking up in 2012. Is this darn housing recession over? Well, it may be a bit premature to declare its demise, we can certainly celebrate the fact that sales numbers and volume are up nicely so far for the year.   In addition to first time buyers, which were the mainstay of the market during the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in the number of m... read more

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

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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