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Why List in the Winter? Video by: Chelsea Knutson, Owner & Lead Listing Agent

December 9, 2015

Are you thinking of waiting until the spring to sell your home? You might want to consider listing your home now. Chelsea shares with you why listing in the winter is a great time to sell your home! 

Click here to listen to Chelsea’s video on why you should list in the winter.

To see your current home value click here.

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

cknutson@kw.com or 763-496-2903

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

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The Buying Process- Video by Olivia Hernandez, Showing/Listing Assistant

October 27, 2015

Ready to buy your first home, your next home, or your dream home?  Olivia talks about what to expect during the buying process in this week’s video.  Coming Wednesday will be Olivia’s blog sharing with you more information about each of the steps in the buying process.

Click here to watch Olivia’s video about the buying process.

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

cknutson@kw.com or 763-496-2903

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

 

 

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First Step to Listing Your Home- Video by Chelsea Knutson, Team Lead

October 20, 2015

Wondering what your first step is in getting your home ready to list?  Chelsea will walk you through the first step in this week’s video and will be there for you when you are ready to list your home.  Watch for Chelsea’s blog on Wednesday where she will talk about what you need to do to be ready to list your home.

Click here to watch Chelsea’s video about the First Step to Listing Your Home

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

cknutson@kw.com or 763-496-2903

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

 

 

 

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JUST LISTED: There’s Something about Sheridan…

June 3, 2015

This is a property that will certainly tug at your heart strings – it is quiet, peaceful and the privacy is second to none. I had the pleasure of seeing this property before its transformation and let me tell you, what a stunning transformation it is. This homeowner did all the right things and worked hard to make it what it is today.

The home itself is upgraded from top to bottom. All new baths and a custom kitchen that meets and exceeds a cook’s expectations.  New Bamboo flooring with a dark finish that brings richness and warmth to the main level. New lighting, widened doorways, Master Suite with Carrera Marble custom tile work and walk-out to a private screened-in porch – let’s not forget the full audio throughout the interior, and so much more.

The exterior of the home has the best of both worlds. Between the many trees that surround and protect the home, the boulder and perennial landscaping, the new deck and flagstone pathway to the scenic front views with wetlands and wildlife as your neighbor. The privacy is truly unimaginable and the natural light coming through is absolutely breathtaking.

Take a walk just two and a half blocks to the neighborhood playground, tennis and basketball courts – or a short bike ride to enjoy the attractions of downtown Wayzata.
 

 

 

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Yes, there is something special about Sheridan Hills Road, something that words can’t describe, this is a home that must be seen.  To view the complete listing please click here.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about this property and/or the immediate area, please contact us today.

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Why should I pay to get a home inspection done?

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It is not required for you to complete a home inspection when purchasing a home. As Realtors we highly, HIGHLY recommend you pay the $350-$450 (on average) to hire a professional inspector to come through the home. The cost varies as they typically go off of the square feet of the home.

When an inspector goes through the property, they look at everything from visible condition of the inside and outside to climbing on the roof, entering in to the attic and taking a thorough look at your major mechanicals. They will look at all aspects of the home. However, they cannot break in to walls or do any sort of intrusive testing.

Your inspector will always provide you with a detailed report of anything and everything they look at and find as “deficiencies” in the home. This is for your records and for you to look at when you choose to complete any repairs that are needed.

As we always tell people, it is best to know the most current condition of your home when you have closed and are now ready to move in. Going in to a new home can be a lot to take in. With all this information in hand it will typically give people the comfort of knowing the full condition of the home, instead of just the cosmetics.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home and/or selling your current home, contact the Better Living Group today! We are here to provide you with information on purchasing a home and a free market analysis for the home you are considering to sell. The Better Living Group are Real Estate professionals in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas who are ready and able to assist with all of your Real Estate needs and goals and to provide only the best Real Estate service to all of our clients past, present and future.

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

blghomesmn@gmail.com or 763-496-2911

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

 

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Tips for Winter Showings

December 16, 2014

If you are considering selling your home during the winter months or currently have yours for sale, there are a few things to remember. Looking at homes in the winter time can be a bit difficult when everything is covered by snow and hard to view. The Better Living Group is here to help and assist you make the sale of your home during the winter months as smooth as possible.

Keeping your driveway plowed and walks shoveled is very important. Even though we will be wearing our snow boots when looking at homes, it is still important to make everything easily accessible. Snow removal is an easy and efficient way to make potential buyers comfortable when viewing the home.

We all know how icy the side walks can be, even if you cannot see it. Salting or sanding your walk ways makes it a bit safer for people walking to and from your home.

If you would like to go a bit further, you could also shovel off your roof. This is a bit of a tedious task, however, it makes it easier for people to view the roof and see the general condition. The roof is a fundamental part of the home and is important to any who intend to purchase.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home and/or selling your current home, contact the Better Living Group today! We are here to provide you with information on purchasing a home and a free market analysis for the home you are considering to sell. The Better Living Group are Real Estate professionals in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas who are ready and able to assist with all of your Real Estate needs and goals and to provide only the best Real Estate service to all of our clients past, present and future.

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

blghomesmn@gmail.com or 763-496-2911

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

 

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Freshen up your home: Home Renovation Ideas

November 20, 2014

Whether you are planning to sell your home in the near future or your home just needs a little TLC, there are simple renovations you can do that won’t break the bank. Most people shudder at the thought of spending thousands of dollars without knowing if it will pay off in the end. Many people are not willing to put in an extensive amount of money when putting their home on the market. Here are some options that we see often and that may be suitable for you to get the best bang for your buck. In our first blog we will be focusing on reasonable updates to your kitchen and your bathroom.

Kitchens: Why Kitchens? The kitchen may be the single most important room for many prospective buyers. Not only is this where you will spend a lot of your time, but when you have guests over for a gathering, we all know they spend the most of their time in the kitchen as well! Here are some significant changes you can make that may have the potential buyers rejoicing!

  • Refacing or Refinishing your cabinets. Refacing involves replacing your cabinet doors while leaving the actual cabinets intact. This is a quick and much less expensive way of getting “new” cabinets without the larger price tag for new ones. Refinishing your cabinets is a very easy update that will also give the whole room a new look and feel!
  • Changing the countertops. As we are sure most of you know, granite is one of the most luxurious types of countertop (which is why it is becoming a standard in most new construction). Granite is a great option, however, there are other options that may be more cost effective. Such as, corian, laminant, stainless steel and many more!
  • Upgrading appliances. As granite is to countertops, stainless steel is to appliances. Switching to energy-efficient Energy Star appliances will not only improve your kitchen’s appearance, it will also save you money. There are many places you can go that offer package deals for stainless steel appliance, which may help with your budget as well.
  • Updating accessories. Small changes like replacing outlet covers, cabinet knobs, and drawer pulls can give your kitchen an entirely different look and feel. When you consider that the average kitchen can be upgraded with new accessories for as little as $100-$200, it is a great option to keep you within your budget and still get the effect you were looking for.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms are another area of the home that many buyers look further into. There are many updates and repairs you can make in your bathrooms that will increase not only the value, but also the interest of many buyers.

  • Vanity and Sinks. Depending on the size of your vanity and the number of sinks you would like to install, home improvement stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, etc. offer very nice and affordable vanities with either single or double sinks. Adding the new vanity or sink with some freestanding cabinets for extra storage, can make your bathroom stand out in ways it previously was not.
  • Updating the shower/tub. Just like your kitchen, tiled back splash is really a hot trend in bathrooms. It is a simple update that can transform the look of your bathroom while again, staying in your budget.
  • Replacing Flooring. When selecting tiles, try to gravitate towards the more neutral shades. These colors can make a smaller floor look larger and truly open up the space.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home and/or selling your current home, contact the Better Living Group today! We are here to provide you with information on purchasing a home and a free market analysis for the home you are considering to sell. The Better Living Group are Real Estate professionals in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas who are ready and able to assist with all of your Real Estate needs and goals and to provide only the best Real Estate service to all of our clients past, present and future.

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

blghomesmn@gmail.com or 763-496-2911

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

 

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