Category Archives: Buying

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

BLGHomesMN.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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September 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

October 6, 2020

Fall has arrived, the Parade of Homes has finished their annual event and the real estate market continues to show growth in many areas.  The biggest need right now is in new listings.  If you are thinking of listing your home, now is a great time to meet with us to get the process started!   We are here to work with you through the process.  Contact us today to schedule a time to meet.

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.

Remember, Fall is a GREAT time to buy, sell or invest in real estate.

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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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New Construction: Working with a Realtor

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When it comes to new construction many do not know where to start and how a Licensed Realtor can assist through that process.

As a realtor we can sell any type of property whether that be residential, single-family, raw land, to-be-built homes and more. Our team has assisted many clients through the purchase of new construction properties and to-be-built homes through a variety of builders. This process has shown many benefits for our clients. For example, in the past we have had to negotiate the cancellation of a new construction property for a client. In order to get a large portion of their nonrefundable earnest money back, our team fought hard for our client and were able to end the transaction in the best way possible for our client. When purchasing a new construction property there are many different aspects that come in to play when it comes to terms. Builders may offer different options as far as closing costs, finishes, price points on all aspects of the property and other items that may be negotiable within an agreement. We are here to make sure YOU get not only the property that you are wanting but also the smoothest and most comfortable transaction.

Currently in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas there is an abundance of new construction going up with an expansive array of builders. Price points and type of property will vary per area and per builder. Here is an idea of price points in a couple different locations:

Maple Lake and surrounding area New Construction Price Points between $234,900-$1,250,000.

Albertville and surrounding area New Construction Price Points between $248,900-$799,600.

Minnetonka and surrounding area New Construction Price Points between $524,900-$1,599,900.

This is just a fraction of the new construction going up here in Minnesota and the price points of said construction. Of course, with different price points comes different finishes, sizes, style of home and so much more. If you are interested in purchasing new construction, let me tell you, that there is a lot that goes into it and we on the Better Living Group are here and happy to assist you through that process. We will ensure you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision on the purchase of a new construction property that best fits your wants and needs in a new and custom home.

 

Georgie Christian

Realtor

763-807-5021

Georgie@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

 

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August 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

September 3, 2020

As we are entering into fall, August real estate numbers show slight growth across the Twin Cities area.  Results for the area 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.

Remember, Fall is a GREAT time to buy, sell or invest in real estate.  We are here to work with you through the process.  Contact us today to schedule a time to meet.

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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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July 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

August 5, 2020

July is complete and we are moving into the last month of summer.  As a team, our summer continues to be busy with listing appointments and showing potential buyer’s homes.  The market has stayed stable throughout the past few months and we are seeing a need for more listings to meet the demands of buyers.  Take a look to see how your city performed in July.  Don’t see your city?  Let us know and we’d be happy to put together a personalized report for you.  If you are thinking of getting your home ready to list, now is the time!  Call us today so we can meet to start the conversation.

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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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June 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

July 8, 2020

It’s hard to believe we are now half way through 2020.  We continue to see the real estate market remain stable.  Our team is busy working with clients on both the buying and selling side.  Are you thinking now is the time to list your home or start the search for your next home?  Reach out to us, we’d love to have a conversation with you to see how we can work together.

Take a look to see how cities across the Twin Cities performed in June.  Don’t see a city you are interested in?  Let us know, we’d be happy to create a personalized report for you.

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Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

the Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

 

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Kura Home Maintenance

June 11, 2020

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Daniel, from Kura Home Maintenance, has an important message for anyone that has recently purchased a home.  There are two important tasks you should do as soon as you move-in.  Click here to listen to Daniel’s message.  Interested in learning more about Kura Home Maintenance? Check out their website at www.kurahome.com.

 

Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors

612-208-2421

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com

BLGHomesMN.com

the Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

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