Author Archives: CBastien

Tips for the Walk Through Inspection in a Tight Market

Taking the risk to forego, inspection contingency on an offer is a strategy many buyers are using now, due to low inventory, and more buyers competing for the small amount of listings available.  Because this market is ridiculously competitive, with … Continue reading

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Tips to Manage Household Humidity

As Christmas and the New Year holidays approach, it’s important to be mindful of the moisture available in the air.  Unlike the Spring, Summer and Fall, when we might open our doors and windows to allow more air and exterior … Continue reading

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How Winterizing Your Home Can Save You Money

Homeowners all want to keep their home warm, dry and free of pests during the Winter.  To make that happen, you need to perform some typical maintenance items to ensure the home is tight, and, you are keeping the warm … Continue reading

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How Buyers Can Spot Foundation Issues!

First time homebuyers will benefit from checking out the foundations of any homes they view, to look for potential structural issues caused by either foundation failure, or, water issues.  It’s best to view both the interior and exterior of a … Continue reading

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What First Time Buyers Might be Forgetting when Buying a Home – the Ongoing Costs of Home Ownership

Homeownership may start with a down-payment and a mortgage, but that is just the first part of the process. During their investigations into mortgage financing, interest rates and monthly house payment, to get an idea of monthly budget, many first-time homeowners … Continue reading

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New ReStore for Thrifty Buyers

Longfellow neighborhood in SE area of Minneapolis is now home to the newest Reusable home goods center called the ReStore. Habitat for Humanity opened this second store as part of their non-profit home improvement outlet program, their original store is … Continue reading

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