What is FHA?

Get rid of all government programs, REALLY? In the case of FHA (Federal Housing Administration) and HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) You may be throwing the baby out with the bath water.  Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in 1934. The FHA became a part of the Read More

Staging For Dollars$$$$

In the immutable words of William Shakespeare; “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players”.  In the world of real estate marketing, “Every house is a stage” .  In the world of sales there is an old adage that says “Price and Presentation” are the two keys to Read More


Solving The Pricing Puzzle Do more days on market mean less money for your house? If it sells too fast was the price too low? How can I get all the house is worth? Almost every listing appointment comes to a point where the Seller wants to make sure they Read More

A River Runs Through It…….

Relaxation And Rejuvenation Are Here For You One of the treasures of the northwest suburbs is the Mississippi River. The majestic body of water was the focal point of much of the settlement and development in Minnesota. The stretches of river above Minneapolis are no longer the corridors or commerce Read More

Why Not Move To Rogers?

Move To Rogers, Fastest Growing City in 2019  For travelers on I-94 heading to the “lake” or other points North & West of the Twin Cities you have likely traveled through Rogers. At freeway speeds you get a quick glance of the farmland, commercial development, Big Box retailers and the Read More

Winter, Don’t Miss The Fun Stuff

Minnesotans can frequently be heard asking “Is it cold enough for you?” With a response that goes something like “Sure, but it keeps out the riff raff”  While there are plenty of folks in this area that enjoy the countless outdoor activities here, there are as many residence that wait Read More

What Is Earnest Money?

Earnest money is an often-misunderstood component of a real estate transaction. In a nut shell Earnest money is a demonstration of a Buyer’s good faith in a transaction. It can be any amount and is held in trust by a mutually agreed upon party. A properly written Purchase Agreement (aka Read More