Jeremy Robertson's Blog Posts

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home

Some Highlights:Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.4%).

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What’s Going On With Home Prices?

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home

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The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the

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Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Some Highlights:The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac 

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Are Home Prices Softening or Are They Falling?

We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many

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Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. 

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If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is

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A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro

Some Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make!A real estate

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Preparing Your Home For A Disaster

When it comes to our homes, as homeowners we can never be too prepared for the unexpected. But, for many of us, we have yet to even anticipate the unexpected. When it comes to a disaster, is your

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Top 7 Items Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Own

Congratulations are in order – you’ve purchased your first home! Now you get to make the house a home with one of the biggest interior design projects of your life. Filling the rooms of

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Home sales and prices for Rosemount July 2018

The number of new listings in Rosemount in July of this year saw an increase over the same time period last year with 70 new listings coming to market.  At the same time, the number of closed

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Home sales and prices for Inver Grove Heights July 2018

The number of new listings in Inver Grove Heights this July was again substantially lower than the same time period in 2017, just 54 new listings.  Interestingly enough, the actual number of

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Home sales and prices for South Saint Paul July 2018

Home inventory in South Saint Paul continues to remain static at just 1.5 months of inventory, a healthy amount of inventory has generally been considered to be 6 months.  Over the same time

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Buying a Home? 4 Signs It’s Time to Call An Agent

While house hunting TV shows tour the neighborhood, close the deal and throw a housewarming party in 30 minutes, real life is not as streamlined. If you’re in the process of buying a home,

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What To Know When Purchasing A Townhome

Often times, buyers ask what the difference between a townhouse and a condominium is, and technically it usually lies within the legal description of the home itself.  That said, most people

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How to Buy Your First Home

Are you thinking about buying your first home? It is certain a big move. Buying a home requires serious amounts of time and money. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy either. However, when you get

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Steps to Buying Your New Construction Home

People often ask what’s so different about buying new construction opposed to existing homes.  Well first of all, you are buying the home from a builder, not somebody who called it their

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Home sales and prices for South Saint Paul

While the inventory of homes in South Saint Paul remains low at just 1.5 months of inventory, there was a 28% increase over the same period in 2017.  New listings in June totaled 54 and closed

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Home sales and prices for Inver Grove Heights

The number of new listings in Inver Grove Heights this June was substantially lower than the previous year, continuing to place a crunch on the supply of homes available to home buyers. As a result,

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Home sales and prices for Rosemount

The inventory of homes for sale in Rosemount remains low and in fact has dipped slightly lower than this same time period in June of 2017. The number of homes sold is also down slightly over the

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Step by Step Guide to Relocating to Minneapolis

Relocating to a new city can be an overwhelming task. Ideally you’d take several trips to your new city to get to know the place and find out exactly where you want to live. Realistically,

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Avoid Closing Costs When Building Your Dream Home

When building your dream home, you have likely worked out your budget, at least right up to the point where you may have forgot about closing costs. These are the fees, which include items such as

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