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Albert Lea and Owatonna 2016 Real Estate Market Update

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 28, 2016 in  uncategorized

Selling a Home in 2017?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 27, 2016 in  uncategorized
January is when we look ahead to the New Year. We make travel plans, assess finances and often start thinking about selling a home. If you do plan to sell this year, you need a game plan: How will you clear the clutter, when can you schedule a deep cleaning, can you create a list of what will stay and what will go, what does your availability and travel schedule look like, do you have access to all of your paperwork, what will you do with pets during showings - these are just a few things you'll need to consider. T... read more

Merry Christmas to All!

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 23, 2016 in  uncategorized

What is the role of a home inspector?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 22, 2016 in  uncategorized
A home inspector is a paid professional, often a contractor or an engineer, who checks the safety and maintenance status of a home. Home inspectors search for defects or other issues that could become problematic later on. In particular, they focus on a home's structure, construction, and mechanical systems. A home inspector's job is not to determine whether you are getting good value for your money. An inspector does not establish value, only whether the home has, for instance, sustained water damage or may need a... read more

Santa Slowdown!

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 21, 2016 in  uncategorized
With Christmas just a few days away, the kids and grandkids anxiously await to see if they have made the naughty or nice list this year.  Santa spends much of his Christmas Eve in his sleigh with his team of reindeer, so our friends at Trulia wanted to take a look at where in the USA Santa would be spending most of his time.  "To calculate this index, Trulia took a look at the top 100 metro areas by the population of children, number of single-family and multi-family homes, as well as geographical factors... read more
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