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Home Values are Increasing

Anyone involved in real estate (even those buying homes) has seen this going on and now with the numbers from MNAR, I can show you.

In 2008 we all noticed the dramatic drop in the market value of real estate. Month-by-month, our values steadily decreased until we plateaued mid-2009 through the beginning of 2011. Instead of starting upward, the numbers got lower than we imagined the could have. But in early 2012, we finally saw some improvement and values have steadily increased since. This is wonderful news for many homeowners, particularly those who bought in 2011. They are seeing quick equity in their investment.

Did this upswing in market values get you right side up again? Don’t go by your county tax estimated value – that does not reflect our current market at all! The only way to know for sure is to call for a free market analysis (or pay for an appraisal). 651-674-2639



Detached Townhome, Cambridge, MN

This detached townhome in Cambridge, Minnesota was sold on a on a contract-for-deed for full price.  As a compliment to the buyer and seller, I provided a comprehensive warranty from Edina Realty Home Warranties

Valuable Tax Credit for Homeowners

I have some exciting news for you! The $8000 First-Time Homebuyer tax credit has not only been extended, but has also expanded to include many current homeowners. This is welcome news to homeowners who have been waiting for a good time to move – not only will the market continue to improve, which means increased values and faster sales, they will also get a generous tax credit to sweeten the deal.

The current proposed package expands the required income limits and would include a new $6500 tax credit for sellers who have lived in their homes consecutively for 5 of the last 8 years.

If you have found yourself wondering, ‘When is the right time?’ Your time might be now. Please give me a call. I am happy to discuss the market in your neighborhood and the details of the tax credit package. I will even come to your home to do a no-cost, no obligation market analysis to determine the market value of your home. From there, you’ll be able to make an educated decision whether now is the right time for you to sell and take advantage of the credit. 

The contract deadline for the credit is May 1, 2010, so don’t wait or you’ll miss out.

You can call me directly in the daytime or evening. I look forward to talking to you!

Kare11 on Short Sales

Sunset Views on Lake George


Lake George Drive NW, Oak Grove, MN

(Click on the pictures to view them larger with descriptions.)

Set on the all-season Lake George in Anoka County, this lot is the perfect distance if you’re looking to get out of the city, not too far and not too close.  Tucked away behind the trees Lake George County Park, but near The Ponds golf course and minutes from stores and eateries. 

The lot has been professionally landscaped to accomodate your RV or Camper.  The large rocks used are not only tasteful and attractive, they are also functional as staircases and retaining walls. 

If you’re looking for something a little bigger, the current owner has already received a variance from the city to build.

Lots on Lake George Drive aren’t available often, make this your perfect getaway before it’s gone!


Lake George via Wikipedia

Lake George via MN DNR

City of Oak Grove

SOLD! Morgan Ave N, Minneapolis

I love working in NoMi (North Minneapolis) and seeing houses go from despair to gorgeous.  This rehabbed home had so much love into it, you could feel it in every room.  Professionally staged by TME Home Staging, we had an accepted offer in TWO WEEKS!