Evaluating a neighborhood before buying a home

Chanhassen, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Two factors which will have an impact on real estate prices. They are, access to jobs and access to amenities. An area with a lot of employment opportunity nearby, has a very low risk factor in terms of fall in the price. Also, they are going to be the places that are convenient to get high-paying jobs. “Buying a home that declines sharply in property...

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Rich and Famous and in Foreclosure

Golden Valley, MN. Home Repair Contractor. Even the wealthy are stumbling. The common folk are not the only ones affected by economic turmoil; the ‘rich and the famous’ – actors and big-digit elites – are also falling behind in payments. The biggest obstacles that they face seem to be adjustable mortgage rates or payments. “Price drops at the high end of the market were so steep that...

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Fully Loaded Laundry Room

Maple Grove, MN. Home Remodeling Contractor. Drag that laundry room out of the dark basement and move it close to the hub of your home. Here are some ideas to boost your laundry rooms functionality with up-to-date products and layouts. “Americans spend more time in the laundry room than in the bathroom: an average of eight hours a week, collectively doing some 35 billion loads of laundry a...

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A place to park your ride

St Louis Park, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. For some, the man cave has moved from a dark basement to … the garage. At least for those who love their cars and motorcycles. Lee Klancher has been compiling stories and images of amazing garages and telling them on his blog and in his book. See some of the excerpts here. “The best garages, Klancher says, tell a story about their owners.” See...

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Accidental landlords

Golden Valley, MN. Room Addition. There are six things to keep in mind when deciding to become a ”accidental landlord”. One: Monitor your cash flow and make sure its positive. Two: Budget for an agent or manager, who generally will require ten percent of the monthly rent. Three: Making your home into a rental has the potability of lowering the property value. Four: Possible buyers...

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