Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure.  It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process and don't have all the best information and resources at hand.One of my specialties is representing the best interests of Minneapolis/St. Paul area buyers throughout the home buying process.  My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make.  So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience a local market expert for Minneapolis/St. Paul to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

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Does moving up make sense?: These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready to move.Take the stress out of home buying: Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible.

10 Step to house hunting with a well trained eye: It sounds like a great listing – in your price range – in a good neighborhood – with features you’re looking for. First impressions mean a lot – but you find the bushes are overgrown, the front hallway is covered with tacky foil wallpaper, the kitchen cabinets are painted dark brown, the living room rug smells musty, and the hardwood floors have black water marks on them.

Choosing your neighborhood: Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you.  This helps keep your search focused and efficient. 

Choosing your home: Here are some tips to help determine which home is best for you. Once you've settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it's time to pick out a few homes to tour.

Pros & Cons of going Condo: Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single-family homes in many markets, and they’re ideal for those who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle. But before you buy, make sure you do your legwork. Here are some of the important elements to consider.

The basics of making an offer: A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction.Home inspections avert future headaches: Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot.  Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home.  The best way to avoid unpleasant surprises like these is to arrange for a home inspection before you buy.10 Questions to ask the Condo Board: Before you buy, contact the condo board with the following questions. What is a Home Warranty?: A home warranty is a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs or replacement on their major systems and appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. What not to overlook on a final walk-through: It’s guaranteed to be hectic right before closing, but you should always make time for a final walk-through. Common closing costs for buyers: You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Closing documents you should keep: On closing day, expect to sign a lot of documents and walk away with a big stack of papers. Here’s a list of the most important documents you should file away for future reference.17 Tips for packing like a Pro: Moving to a new home can be stressful, to say the least. Make it easy on yourself by planning far in advance and making sure you’ve covered all the bases.


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Tracy O'Kane
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