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Twin Cities Housing Market Update by J Trout Lowen REALTOR

Twin Cities Housing Market Update May 2023

Will the Spring Market Bloom or Bust? Twin Cities Housing Market Update May 2023 It's finally spring here in the Twin Cities. After a long, cold slog of a winter, there is green grass and tulips! We are seeing some signs of spring in the housing market, too, although not as much as we had hoped. This month, I look at the Twin Cities housing market trends from April and look at some historical data to try...

What Should You Do First, Buy a Home or Sell Your Home?

Which Should You Do First? Buy a Home or Sell Your Home You want to buy a new home and you need to sell your home. Are you feeling confused about which step comes first? You are not alone. This chicken-and-egg question is one of the first stumbling blocks that move-up, downsizing, and right-sizing buyers have to confront.Especially in this market, it can be tough to simultaneously navigate both...

5 Things You Should Know if You’re Buying a Home Before You Sell Your Home

Selling Your Home Before You Buy a New Home 5 Things You Should Know to avoid costly pitfalls Buying a new home before you sell your current home is definitely the preferred option, if you can financially afford to do so.  But buying a new home before you’ve sold your current home can also have some costly pitfalls. If your home doesn’t sell right away, or the sale is delayed or falls through, you...

Five Things You Must Do if You’re Selling Your Home Before You Buy a New Home

Selling Your Home Before You Buy a New Home Do These 5 Things You want to buy a new home, but for financial or other reasons you need to sell your current home first. In this seller’s market, you’re not alone. Even five years ago, buyers could get an offer accepted that was contingent on the sale of their existing home. In this market, few sellers are willing to consider any kind of...

3 Stellar Saint Paul neighborhoods for every buyer

Three Stellar Saint Paul Neighborhoods for Every Buyer

Cathedral Hill, Mac-Groveland and Como Park Three Stellar Saint Paul Neighborhoods for Every Buyer Are you moving to the Twin Cities and thinking St. Paul might be the right place to buy a home? Saint Paul has all the amenities of a large city but it still manages to keep that small town feel.In this blog, I’ll take you on a tour of three stellar St. Paul  neighborhoods. And if you enjoy...

Three great Minneapolis neighborhoods for every buyer.

Three Great Minneapolis Neighborhoods for Every Buyer

Lakes, Family-Friendly Neighborhoods and Arts Three Great Minneapolis Neighborhoods for Every Buyer Are you’re relocating to Minneapolis and wondering where to buy a home?The answer to that question really depends on your lifestyle, your needs, and your budget.Are you looking for walkability, a short commute? Maybe you want close to one of Minneapolis popular lakes.In this blog, I introduce you...

Should You Buy a New Construction Home in the Twin Cities? Answer These 5 Essential Questions First

Should You Buy a New Construction Home in the Twin Cities? Answer These 5 Essential Questions First Are you considering buying a new construction home in the Twin Cities because you’re tired of looking for a new home and finding few listing that meet your needs?Have you lost out on getting a home you loved because so the competition for homes is so fierce?Are you considering buying a new...

Three Types of New Construction Home Builders Explained

Considering a New Construction Home? Three Types of New Construction Home Builders Explained Before you start shopping for a new construction home, it is important to understand the different types of home builders and what you can expect from each in terms of price, quality, and build times so that you can avoid costly mistakes and buyer's remorse. https://youtu.be/KnVYS-7Hkbk Buying a new construction...

five steps to buying a new construction home

5 Steps to Buying a New Construction Home in the Twin Cities

Tips for avoiding costly mistakes and buyers' remorse 5 Steps to Buying a New Construction Home in the Twin Cities You’ve decided to buy a new construction home. You’ve shopped a few new home models and found a community you like. So it’s time to sign on the proverbial dotted line, right? Not so fast. Buying new construction can be more complicated than buying an existing home so make sure you have...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Minneapolis

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Minneapolis

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Minneapolis Minneapolis is a beautiful city, but the housing stock here is aging and there are some important mistakes to avoid when shopping for a home here.https://youtu.be/So4Cu0602fsMost homes within the city limits were built between 1900 and 1960. That makes them between 60 and 120 years old. There can be issues with wiring, foundations, heating systems,...

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