Don’t get Discouraged in Today’s Real Estate Market

April 29, 2021

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There are so many variables when purchasing a home which all depend on the state of the real estate market at the time.  When you are looking at today’s market people seem to enter “panic mode” and understandably so.

As I go around speaking to so many different people, their first question to me is “How is the real estate market? I hear it is super crazy and properties are selling for an insane amount above list price.” My response is typically as follows “The real estate market is definitely crazy right now, there’s low inventory so not many options for buyers. Interest rates are also exceptionally low so there are a lot of buyers. Truthfully, it is a great time to sell and a great time to buy, it is just a tough time to do both.” Ain’t that the truth!

Just as majority of others, I have clients I have been working with for a short while, and some for a long time. Both have written multiple offers on many properties and we are continuing their search. In no way is this due to a so-called “bad offer.” The offers we are writing are strong. It is due to the majority of homes selling in multiple offers and for quite the amount above list price. However, this is not for every property. With the lack of inventory there are many buyers looking for homes but there are no homes, so the competition is high.

I also speak to a lot of people who are discouraged by this market and just all-around nervous. I totally get that! However, the right home is out there for you and we will help you find it. Try to not feel discouraged if your offer is not accepted the first, second or even third time. Because that fourth time might just be the perfect home for you.

If you are looking to purchase a home, but are feeling panicked or scared about the current market, trust me we do understand. We are here to help guide and counsel you in the best decision for you moving forward. Yes, the market is crazy but also the interest rates are fantastic and is something to take full advantage of if you are able.

*Please remember, purchasing a home is one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life. Being comfortable with the offer you submit on a home is huge and a significant factor you should always keep in mind and consider. Don’t just “pay whatever”, really stop and think about it with us, your Realtors, let us help guide you. *

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~ 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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