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Squatters Rights in Minnesota

Squatters living on a vacant or abandoned property may seem like nothing more than troublesome criminal trespassers- but that is not the case according to the law. Minnesota squatters’ rights protect them to a certain extent- especially if they reside in one place long enough and make an effort to treat the property as if

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Michaela Gile

So What Is Really Going On With Real Estate Commissions?

Last week the National Association of Realtors announced a settlement agreement in the Sitzer Burnett case that would take effect in July. For those who missed the declarations in the media that this outcome will render transacting real estate almost free, protect consumers, and make homeownership affordable once again, the settlement does none of that.

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Michaela Gile

Where To Find 4th of July Celebrations

STILLWATER   4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISE Event Information St. Croix River Cruises 3291 St. Croix TrailAfton, MN 55001 (opens in new window) (651) 436-8883 (Phone)   About Celebrate the holiday on the St. Croix River! A fantastic buffet dinner to accompany a wonderful night on the river. For reservations click here(opens in new window) or call 651-436-8883 Dates

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Michaela Gile

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Let’s celebrate this amazing country that allows us all the pursuit of happiness! God Bless America! Nothing this side of heaven is perfect, neither is America, but it is still one of the best places on this planet to be! Let’s push the last two years or so aside for one day

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Michaela Gile

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial

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Michaela Gile

A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages.  But, rather

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Michaela Gile

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

Download Free Pdf! For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And

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Michaela Gile

Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

Download PDF The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.   According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would

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Michaela Gile

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

I’d like this as a PDF Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.   The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of

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