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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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              Lilydale is a small and very oddly shaped city just south of the river from the Highland and West Seventh areas of St. Paul. It’s an area dominated by the townhouse-condo segment. In fact, there have been exactly two sales in the last 10 years that were classified
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  Is the Lack of Housing Inventory Taking the Spring Out of Your Market? It’s no secret that we’re experiencing an inventory shortage. Consumers and real estate professionals are feeling the frustration of a low housing supply after submitting multiple offers without success. This trend is not unique to the Minneapolis and St. Paul area,
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On Monday, March 28, 2016, the City of Brooklyn Center introduced an ordinance that would limit the number of rental licenses issued for single family homes throughout the city. The proposal would cap the number of available rental licenses to 30 percent of the single family homes per block in R1 and R2 zoning districts.
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