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Real Estate Red Flags

You’re finally ready to buy a home. You’ve saved up, been pre-approved for a mortgage, and are on the hunt. You finally find the perfect house and you then negotiate. You can’t believe it, the house is yours! After all of the time and mon...

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Sellers are having a fantastic summer! Median sales price just hit a new milestone of $350,000, a 14.8% increase in one month. Demand from buyers in the Twin Cities metro continues to out-pace the supply of new listings on the market. Invent...

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3 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be pretty intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. There’s a lot to get done and a lot you feel you know nothing about, it’s frankly a bit scary. Thankfully we have the internet, so you can educate yourself on s...

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Ahhh.. spring. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, weather warming. It’s a beautiful time of year and the hottest season in real estate is just around the corner! Exciting! We are seeing a similar trend as reported earlier in the year: low i...

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The Helgeson Platzke Journey

At Helgeson-Platzke, we understand the enormity of buying a home. That’s why we take our role in your home purchase so seriously. We walk each of our clients through the home-buying experience as if they are friends or family, as though we’...

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Making A Competitive Offer

In the current market, where inventory is relatively low and demand is above average, a competitive offer is a necessity to have any chance of being accepted. There will likely be multiple offers on any listing, even within weeks of it being li...

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How To Buy A Foreclosed Home

Many people are nervous about buying a foreclosed home and that is understandable. There are a lot of horror stories out there about people who regret buying a foreclosure, but it’s not always the nightmare that you might think it is. If you ...

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Why Home Inspections Are A Must When Buying

Discovering that “perfect house” brings out a lot of emotion, especially if you’ve been searching for a long time. The saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and that is especially true in real estate. You might think you ca...

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Fixing Up the Fixer-Upper

HGTV has built an empire selling viewers on a rose-tinted view of purchasing a "fixer-upper” property, either with the prospect of living in a DIY dream home or flipping it for a profit down the road. But out here in the real world, sometime...

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