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Home Sellers - Ready, Get Set, Sell!

Things to do to sell your home
Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 27, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Sellers
Sometimes it happens quickly, sometimes it takes years - but at some point in time most homeowners will decide to sell their home. Just what should you concentrate on when getting your home ready for sale?  Where do you start?  Here are 8 things that you need to do to get your home in selling condition. Take a critical look at your home - similar to the view that a buyer would have.  Take care of any deferred maintenance projects.  Today's buyers do not want a fixer upper - they don't hav... read more

Our Condolences

We'll miss you, Elmer
Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 20, 2012 in  Community Events Owatonna  Owatonna
Last Friday we lost such a fine, community-minded person with the passing of Elmer Reseland.  Elmer had served as the SCFF secretary and general manager for 18 years, in addition to his incredible commitment to making Owatonna a better place for families, he was active in a variety of other community volunteer activities.  He was know by many as their school principal, having shared his wisdom with students, teachers, and parents for many years in the Owatonna Public Schools before his retirement.  H... read more

Community Involvement

Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 20, 2012 in  Community Events Owatonna  Owatonna
It seems that one of the biggest fears that people encounter as they age is the fear of a debilitating disease like Alzheimers.  Julie, owner/agent in our Owatonna office, is dedicated to helping raise money to educate the community, support care givers, and fund Alzheimers research at the Mayo Clinic.  She, along with a group of committed volunteers are hosting an event on September 15th at the Owatonna Elks Lodge.  For $10 you'll be able to dine on fun fare of chili dogs, cheese dogs, hamburgers an... read more

Albert Lea Real Estate Scoop

What's going on in Albert Lea Real Estate
Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 16, 2012 in  Albert Lea  Albert Lea Monthly Update  Real Estate Activity
Well, we're more than halfway through the year and and 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 improvements in the number of days that a house is on the market and our pricing - which bodes well for sellers.  It also continues to provide buyers with plentiful opportunities to p... read more

It's Fair Time!

Posted by Lynn Johnson on August 15, 2012 in  Community Events Owatonna  Owatonna
    It's time for the Steele County Free Fair!  It's like a maze trying to get to our office during the hustle and bustle of the Fair.  We can see the midway from our office door - and surprisingly enough our parking lot is a little fuller this week.  The Steele County Free Fair is one of the largest free fairs in the country.  In 2011 the number of fairgoers topped 306.500 people.  The Steele County Free Fair dates back to 1860, and then took a hiatus until 1871 due to the... read more
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