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Fair Housing Is In Your Hands Nearly 50 years since the federal ban on housing discrimination, upholding the law’s spirit remains a challenge. Here’s how to be a fair housing leader. MARCH 2016 | BY GRAHAM WOOD   Sandra Butler refused to let it slide when a seller she represented last year made what felt
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            Lino Lakes is a north metro city in Anoka County with a population of over 20,000. Located just south of the confluence of Highways 35W and 35E, the city contains not only several notable lakes, but also wholly contains the City of Centerville—similar to how Swaziland and Lesotho are
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When to Call in a Stager Are you on the fence on whether or not to stage a property? I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Karen Galler of Showhomes Home Staging – Minneapolis. She shared five listing situations that could be improved with the help of a stager.1. House is vacant. 90% of people
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Spring Market Draws out Eager Buyers; Sellers Still on Hold With the spring market officially underway, both buyer and seller activity rose in March 2016 compared to last March. Buyers signed 5,861 new purchase agreements, pushing pending sales up a respectable 12.6 percent. Would-be sellers were still concerned about their ability to secure their next
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          Ventura Village is a small neighborhood in the northernmost corner of the Phillips Community. It lies just south of I-94, separated from Elliot Park only by the freeway. Franklin Avenue is the primary commercial corridor serving the community. Ventura Village has a diverse population base, is steps from downtown recreation
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Cheatsheet to Professionalism: 10 Tips for REALTORS®  I had the pleasure of spending some time with Nicole Sarenpa, a REALTOR® with Keller Williams in Wayzata, we discussed what defines a professional REALTOR®: 1. Be a technician. Know your product and how to communicate and execute the ins and outs of real estate contracts, financing and the
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