Category Archives: Listing

Twin Cities Real Estate Update~ March, 2021

April 13, 2021

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The real estate market in March continues to show the need for new listings.  Listings were down both from last year and the prior month while the average selling price is up both year over year and from the prior month.  We are continuing to meet with clients to prepare their homes for the market and we are working hard for our buyers to find them the perfect home.  We are ready to talk with you about buying and selling, contact us today!

Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

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What does it mean to be in a Seller’s Market?

April 1, 2021

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I am sure you have heard it over and over…Now is the time to really think seriously about making a move. But it truly is an optimal time to make your home available to Buyer’s who are looking for a home to purchase.

Currently we have historically low inventory which results in greater competition and increases bidding wars. It is essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home.

Here are a few tips to success:

1. Listen to your Real Estate Advisor – putting trust in us as your Realtor is critical to help Buyer’s stay focused. The process can get emotional, a reminder to keep you from compromising on what you are looking for in a home.

2. Understand your finances – having a complete understanding of your budget and what you can afford is essential.

3. Be prepared to move quickly- we are seeing homes go extremely quickly here in the MSP area.

4. Make a fair offer – expertise of an Agent will help you make an informed offer based on the market value of the home.

5. Stay flexible with negotiations – strengthening your offer with move-in dates, price point and contingencies. Oftentimes in this market, offers are forgoing inspection contingencies and appraisal clauses.

Our local market is a big win for Seller’s, but these conditions will not last forever!

Our BLG team is here to advise our Buyers. This competitive market makes it more important than ever to work with a trusted professional.

Darcy Warcken

Realtor, Buyer & Listing Specialist

952.500.3166

Darcy@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

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Spring Clean Up Time!

March 24, 2021

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With Minnesota having pretty great weather these past couple of weeks, my mind has been racing on all of the spring cleanup that I have to do and I’m excited to start on.

When you are prepping your home for the market, making sure it is presentable and all areas of your home are accessible, is key. When preparing, cleaning out all spaces to ensure maximum visibility with the least amount of clutter and exposed items is pertinent. People want to be able to walk through each room of your home without stumbling upon something either in their way or even something personal.

Begin with your bedrooms and your closets, downsize and pack away everything that you are not going to be needing due to the weather change. Switching out by season can really help in keeping your space functional and not to full. In addition, you can utilize that same strategy in your bathroom and your cabinets. Minimize, minimize, minimize.

Lastly, SPRING CLEANING! Utilize this beautiful weather to work on the outside of your home. With the ground not being totally thawed you certainly cannot do everything but there is a lot that you can still do. Cleaning up your yard can include any excess leaves from the previous year, cleaning up your kids sandbox and all the toys, getting all of your flowerpots ready and any additional cleanup that would help make your yard much more presentable in a season where we see a lot of brown. Start putting out your lawn furniture as well to make all spaces usable.

And lastly, get in that garage! I know that in my home my garage seems to stack up with stuff throughout the winter season. How much easier it is to put stuff in there then find another space when the weather is so cold. Focusing energy on getting that garage clean and organized is huge. In no way does it need to be completely cleared out, however, being able to walk through the garage and see the space is huge. Organize, get good sturdy shelving so you can utilize the space higher off the ground and include tubs if you need to separate all items.

If you have any questions on prepping your home for the spring market, we are always here and would love to chat! There are so many things that you can do to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home in this beautiful weather and WILL benefit you in the sale of your home.

Georgie Christian

Realtor, Lead Buyer Specialist & Listing Specialist

763.807.5021

Georgie@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

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Twin Cities Real Estate Update~ February, 2021

March 4, 2021

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With February complete, you can see the need for new listings continues to be the biggest story in the news for real estate right now.  We are busy meeting with clients that are preparing their homes for the spring market and we’d love to meet with anyone that is looking to get there home on the market.  Contact us today so we can get a date on the calendar.

Are you curious what your specific city looks like?  Send us message and we will prepare a personalized report for you.

We hope you enjoy the beautiful spring weather we are having!

Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

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January 2021 ~ Real Estate Market Update

February 5, 2021

Hard to believe we are one month into 2021.  Across the Twin Cities Real Estate Market the number of homes on the market was down, however the average selling price was up.  We continue to see the need for new homes on the market as buyers are preapproved and ready to buy.  We are working with lots of clients right no to get their homes ready to sell and others that we are looking for just the right home for them.  If you are ready to sell or looking to buy, be sure to give us a call we’d love to talk.  Below are results of cities across the Twin Cities area.

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Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

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Real Estate Across the Globe

February 2, 2021

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Have you ever wondered what the Real Estate market is like in other parts of the world? Our team always has different geographical areas on the radar. If you are curious about a specific location, reach out and we’d be happy to provide up to date, accurate information.

Darcy was on a recent visit to Arizona and thought it would be fun to give some stats and predictions. The housing market is looking extremely strong for the Phoenix area in 2021. Realtor.com’s 2021 Housing Forecast predicts the Valley home sales to increase 11.4% from 2020, making it one of the hottest housing markets in the nation.

A few predictions set for the new year include Mortgage rates staying grounded, Inventory will stay sparse and lastly Investing in rental properties will be on the rise.

Phoenix is growing in short term rentals such as Airbnb, it is a landlord friendly state, it has a massive snow-bird market, with some retiring permanently and additionally low taxes in Arizona.  Maybe all of this has to do with the beautiful weather?!

If we can be of help to you in looking at Real Estate around the country, reach out. We’d be happy to connect you with a local expert.

Darcy Warcken

Realtor ~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

952-500-3166

Darcy@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

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December 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

January 5, 2021

2020 has come to a close!  Across the Twin Cities the Real Estate market ended strong with housing prices up and the need for new listings still remains.  Are you thinking of listing your home in 2021?  Now is the time to start that discussion with us.  Contact us today, we are ready to meet with you and put a plan in place to get your home sold this year!

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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Years celebration!

Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

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November 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

December 8, 2020
One month to go and 2020 is complete! Take a look at how November performed across the Twin Cities area. The need for new listings continues as buyers are approved and ready to buy! If you are ready to list your home, contact us today! We’d love to meet before the new year.
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Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

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Year Round Cabin on Mille Lacs Lake

December 3, 2020

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No matter the weather outside, purchasing a vacation property will bring you immediate joy!  42015 Vista Road located in Isle, MN is a charming year round cabin located on Mille Lacs Lake. This is the perfect location for families in the Minneapolis area. In less than 2 hours, this location makes weekend trips an easy getaway.  This property has 54 feet of lake frontage and is fully furnished, including the dock. The converted garage is a separated bunk room paradise for the kids.

Future trips to the family cabin are what memories are made of for children and adults alike. A shelter for yourself, somewhere quiet, and a place to offer warm hospitality to friends.  Owning a cabin is good for your body, mind, and soul. Spending time outdoors, encourages you to disconnect from mobile devices. Even at the times when you are eating smores and drinking wine, you’re engaging in face-to-face social interactions, which have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.

This can also be an investment; you can create a second income for short term gains. List on Airbnb as an accommodation.

These are just a few considerations and possibilities of years of enjoyment you’ll get from owning this Mille Lacs private getaway. You can’t put a price tag on memories!

For more information on this property click here now.

Contact us today to schedule your private showing!!

 

Darcy Warcken

Realtor, Buyer & Listing Specialist

952.500.3166

Darcy@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

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October 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

November 17, 2020

As October came to a close the real estate market showed that the need for new homes on the market is still there.  With the average selling price up in the Twin Cities area and the number of homes on the market down, now is a great time to list your home.  Even with the holidays quickly approaching, we are still very busy with active buyers looking for their next home.  If you are thinking of listing your home now, or after the holidays, give us a call today.  We’d love to begin the conversation of when the time is right for you and your family.

Take a look at the results for the areas are listed below.  Looking for information on a city you don’t see?  Let us know, we’d be happy to put together a customized report for you.

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Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

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