Top Trends for the 2018 Housing Market Identified

Posted on: December 28, 2017 by in Blog
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2018 Housing Market Identified for homebuyers

In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and the low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers, and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best long-term solution for themselves or their Continue Reading ...

The New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: A More Eco-Friendly Home

Posted on: December 21, 2017 by in Blog
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New Year's Resolution: A More Eco-Friendly Home

Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed to make a house eco-friendlier can be accomplished in a Continue Reading ...

New Ways Renters Are Becoming Homeowners

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by in Blog
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Become a home owner - Home buyer tips

The world that millennials have grown up in is a lot different than the world the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers knew. The digital revolution, widespread use of smartphones and adoption of disruptive technologies such as ridesharing and vacation rental apps are just a few of the factors that have altered the social landscape. Unfortunately, rising student debt, rising home prices, and other economic factors have hit many millennials and left them to believe that they cannot afford a home. Many Continue Reading ...

6 Fast Fixes for a Fresh, Cozy Home

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Blog
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6 fast fixes to a fresh home As temperatures drop, you and your family will be spending more time living indoors — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. More time indoors means it's more important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust, and allergens. Plus, taking a few simple steps to prepare your home for winter weather will ensure your home is comfortable and efficient, too. Tackle these key areas now so your home will feel fresh and cozy Continue Reading ...

3 Important Areas to Focus on When Winterizing Your Home

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, while protecting your home’s vital systems and indoor comfort. “Winter weather can take a toll on homes, so it’s important to take steps to protect systems like HVAC and plumbing before cold weather arrives,” says Emily Lewicki, brand manager with Continue Reading ...

7 Projects to Help Your Home Weather the Winter Safely and Efficiently

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Winter Safely and Efficiently - Home Inspection

If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice, and harsh temperatures, but it’s also an opportunity to Continue Reading ...

The Savvy Homeowner’s 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: November 14, 2017 by in Blog
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Savvy Homeowner's Checklist - home Inspection

As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. For additional winterization ideas and detailed project plans, visit Real Cedar.com. Inspect windows Inspect each window from the outside to see if any gaps or cracks Continue Reading ...

4 Reasons Why a Real Estate Franchise Might Be the Career Move for You

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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real estate franchise - Home Inspection

Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Franchise operations come in many forms, from chain restaurants and Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Insight: 5 Tips to Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by in Blog
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5 Kid's safety tips - home inspection

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: Window coverings Corded window coverings are a Top 5 Hidden Hazard in American homes, Continue Reading ...

1505 Hilltop Drive Monticello MN 55362

Posted on: October 12, 2017 by in Blog
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Certified Move In Ready Home     Contact ~ Amanda Galindo | (763) 441-2248 Keller Williams Integrity NW 16201 90th St. NE #100 Otsego, Minnesota 55330 http://soldbyamandagalindo.com/blog amandagalindo@kw.com Amanda Galindo, founder of Galindo Real Estate Group, is a full-time real estate agent serving the NW Metro area, she works with buyers, sellers, investors and specializes in new construction homes. Author of, "How to buy a brand new home, even if you think Continue Reading ...