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2016 Home Listing Report

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 29, 2016 in  uncategorized
  Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC released its 2016 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks affordability of 45 real estate markets across Minnesota.  The annual report is the most extensive home price comparison tool currently available in the United States, ranking the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathrooms homes in more that 2,168 real estate markets across the country.  The Coldwell Banker Home Listing report named Owatonna the most affordable market in Minnesota, with an ... read more

4 Fun Facts About Fall

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 27, 2016 in  uncategorized
Fall is officially here, it has been for almost a week as September 22 marked the first day and an end to another summer.  Fall often brings thoughts of foliage, cool crisp days, kids jumping in a pile of leaves, and lots of raking! But did you know these four facts about the fall? Americans call it "fall," but the British call it "autumn." Ironically, the usage of both terms date back to the 16th century. Before then, it was known as the "harvest." Leaves turn color because chlorophyll, which harnesses th... read more

Top 4 Most Common Pricing Mistakes

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 23, 2016 in  uncategorized

One thing that will position you properly in an effort to getting your home sold is to price it right. Here are the top 4 most common pricing mistakes that plague most home sellers. 

Create an Organized Garage for Fall

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 21, 2016 in  uncategorized
The following is a guest post from Andrea Davis of HomeAdvisor As the warm breezes of summer give way to chillier temperatures, consider rearranging the items in your garage to ensure you’re ready for colder weather. Here are six steps to help you get your garage organized and ready for fall (and winter): Step #1 Categorize Items It’s hard to whip your garage into shape without taking inventory. Take a look at your possessions and divide them into categories based on use. Keep frequently used and i... read more

Why Getting Away From Home Feels So Good

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 15, 2016 in  uncategorized
Home is a refuge. Our safe place at the end of a long day. It’s the biggest investment most of us make in our lifetimes and the one that brings us the most joy. So, why are we so excited to get away? I’m talking about vacation. If there’s no place like home, what makes getting away feel so good? And more importantly, how can we replicate it if a vacation isn’t in the cards. Novelty While it may never be scientifically possible to prove what causes one to be happy, research has been conduct... read more
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