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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Once you put in an offer on a house, and it’s accepted, the next step is scheduling a home inspection. While it’s an important step, most first-time homebuyers don’t know what the inspection actually entails or what it means for your offer. To provide you with the clarity you need and to help you feel more secure in the buying process, our real estate brokers in Minneapolis are sharing exactly what you can expect during your home inspection and the steps you can take after you get a report.

What Is a Home Inspec...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Offer on a House in a Seller’s Market

If you’re looking for a home for sale in Minneapolis, you probably already know there’s a shortage of single-family houses available. Houses are on the market for less time and sellers are receiving multiple offers. So, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, is it possible to have an offer accepted on a house? Absolutely! To help you, our real estate broker in Minneapolis is sharing seven ways to improve your offer on a house so that it’s more likely to be accepted.

Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Searchi...

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10 Tips for Moving From an Apartment to a House

After years of renting apartments, you’re ready to buy your first home. This is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be overwhelming and even a little scary. To help you keep organized from the time you make an offer until you’re getting settled in, we’re sharing 20 tips to make moving from an apartment to a house easier and more enjoyable.

5 Tips to Find the Right Home

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 |  Financial, Purchasing a Home

5 Ways to Fix Your Credit Before Buying a House

You’ve been living in an apartment for several years, and while you appreciate the freedom they offer, you’re ready to plant some roots and buy a home. You have money saved for a down payment and know the neighborhood you want to live in, but now, the problem holding you back is your credit score. If you’re concerned it’s too low to get a mortgage, or at least a decent rate, we’re sharing 5 ways to fix your credit before buying a house.

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Transitioning from Renter to Homeowner

If you’re considering buying your first home, it’s important to be aware that there are several ways that buying and owning a home is significantly different than renting. While homeownership is an amazing, empowering experience, if you don’t know what to expect, it can be challenging and stressful. We want you to buy a home with confidence and love owning your own place, so we’re sharing what you need to know to make the transition from renting to buying as smooth as possible.

Buying a Home is a Process

When it comes to renting, it’s a f...

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest steps you’ll take in life, and you want to make sure it’s a positive experience. Taking on a mortgage and home repairs are fine when you’re ready and know what to expect, but how do you know if now is the best time or if you should keep renting? Our real estate agency in Minneapolis is sharing six signs you’re ready to buy a home (and three signs you’re not).

Five Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

If you can say “Yes!” to these five guidelines, you’re most likely ready or on the ...

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 |  Purchasing a Home, Rental Apartments

Why Renting an Apartment in Uptown Can Help You Buy Your Dream Home

You know you want to buy a home sooner rather than later, but you’re not quite ready. Maybe you’re still saving up a down payment, you’re not sure where you want to live, or you don’t know exactly what you want in a home. Rather than rushing into buying a home and ending up with buyer’s remorse, we’re sharing why renting an apartment in Uptown will better prepare you to buy your dream home.

Renting Allows You to Save Up More Money

One of the biggest benefits of renting is that it’s often less expensive than purchasing a home, especially when you factor i...

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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 Pack Like a Pro

Are you planning to move this year? Here is a helpful guide to keep you organized! Contact Stutsman Realty for more information and guidance on achieving your real estate goals this year!

Plan ahead.
Develop a master to-do list so you won’t forget something critical heading into moving day. This will also help you create an estimate of moving time and costs.

Discard items you no longer want or need.
Ask yourself how frequently you use an item and how you’d feel if you no longer had it. Sort unwanted items int...

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