|  Financial, Home Maintenance, Real Estate News

Financial Assistance May Be Available to You

The US Small Business Administration has extended their deadline for businesses (of all sizes), private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a physical disaster loan to November 2, 2020. This applies to those in the stated counties in Minnesota with damages incurred by the civil unrest between May 27 – June 8, 2020. Visit their website for further information at

https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/s/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Housing Assistance through the State of MN

The State of MN is now accepting applications for individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of housing assistance. Please visit their website to learn more @ http://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19housingassistanceprogramFAQ

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Questions to ask when Choosing a Lender

Dreams are free, so free your dreams.” ~Terri Guillemets

Loan terms, rates, and products can vary significantly from one company to the next. When shopping around, these are a few things you should ask about (National Association of Realtors, 2020).

General questions:

  • What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular?
  • Are your rates, terms, fees, and closing costs negotiable?
  • Do you offer discounts for inspections, home ownership cla...
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Protecting Your Safety During COVID-19

Stutsman Realty, Inc is committed to protecting your safety during COVID-19 by following Minnesota Governor Walz’s issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home. The order directs all individuals in Minnesota to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The order is in effect as of March 27 through May 4th, 2020.

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 |  Home Organization, Purchasing a Home, Real Estate News, Selling a Home

For the New Owners

Before a new property changes hands, consult this list to make sure these items are transferred with the house.

  • Owner’s manuals and warranties for any appliances left in the house.
  • Garage door opener(s).
  • Extra set of house keys.
  • Other keys. Think beyond the front doors; do you have any cabinets or lockers built into the home that require keys?
  • A list of local service providers, such as the best dry cleaner, yard service, plumber, and so on....
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How to Calculate Capital Gains

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Calculate Capital Gains

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there are other considerations.

How to Calculate Gain

Your home’s original sales price when you bought it (not what you
brought to closing).
 
Additional costs you paid toward the original purchase (include transfer fees, attorney fees, and inspecti...
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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

It’s already November, but major retailers have already stocked their displays with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments, so you know what that means: The holidays are here.

Easy Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Whether you plan to host holiday get-togethers with friends, family, and neighbors or plan to visit your loved ones this year, you can prepare your home with today’s best styles to get into the holiday spirit.

Here are three ways that you can decorate your home for the holidays.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Ranks #6 for Best Places to Live in US News & World Report

The 2019 Best Places to Live Ranking was just released by U.S. News & World Report, and we are excited to see that Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked #6 (though we think the Twin Cities should be ranked #1, but we may be biased!). So, what makes the Minneapolis-St. Paul such an amazing place to live? Let’s look at some of the top reasons that residents love it here and newcomers are flocking to the area!

The U.S. News & World Re...

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