Investment Properties

April 4, 2016

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There are so many great options out there for investments. One that is very popular, is investing in single-family homes, townhomes or condos. A lot of times the real estate market can be a great way for you to invest your money in hopes to get a great gain in the end.

If you have considered investing, why not invest in real estate? If you are able to purchase a home, for the right price of course, there may be a great opportunity for you to go through and fix up the home in order to resell. You could also purchase a home, fix it up if need be and then rent it out. There are so many great options for purchasing real estate and the Better Living Group is always here to help.

If you do purchase a single-family property, there are typically two different types that are great for investments. One would be a home that needs cosmetic work such as new appliances, paint, carpet, and maybe some fixtures throughout the home. This is a great way to spruce up a property and update it to today’s modern style in hopes to sell it for a good profit. This is typically the first type of investment property that investors purchase.

Secondly, purchasing a home that needs a full rehab is a different story. By full rehab I mean the whole home may need walls torn down to open up space, new doors, new appliances, maybe finishing a basement, putting on a deck and so much more. Of course, this type of home does need a lot more work and a lot more money put into it in order to make it ready for resale. However, if purchased for the right price, the equity may be of vast amount.

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.

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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Investment Properties: Video by Georgie Reinke, Lead Buyer Specialist

March 30, 2016

Investment properties can be a profitable investment for some.  Is this something you are interested in learning more about?

Click here to watch as Georgie discusses many different ways to get into investing in properties.  Contact us today to learn more!

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.

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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7600 Golden Valley Road #313 Golden Valley, MN

March 16, 2016

Click here for a tour of 7600 Golden Valley Road, #313.

Clean, well maintained unit overlooking the courtyard in the Calvary Center Co-Op. Easily accessible from Highway 55 and a short distance to shopping & everyday amenities. Laundry, craft room, library, party room, activity shuttles and so much more is offered at this 55+ community. A great place for carefree and independent living!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in viewing this property please contact us today!

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

cknutson@kw.com or 763-496-2903

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

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Purchasing a New Construction Home with a Realtor, Video by: Chelsea Knutson & Georgie Reinke

March 8, 2016

Are you considering purchasing a new construction home? Wondering if you should have a Realtor work with you on your purchase? Our team is here to help you purchase your new home and to make sure your home is built the way you want it!

Click here to learn more.

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.

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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Why Sign-Up on a Real Estate Site

March 4, 2016

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Does it make you nervous signing up on a real estate website? Well, don’t let it scare you away.  We are Realtors and we want to help you! As my video this week mentioned, there is always an option for you to sign up on the website. When going online searching for homes there are many different sites you can go to. Specific to our website, BLGHomesMN.com, there is an option for you to sign up. Of course, any information provided will be sent to our team specifically.

The information you get online may not be all that is available. If there is any further information about the property or specific details that we as the Listing Realtors know, it could be really great for us to be in contact so we can provide that to you.

If you are looking for more information about a property you are interested in when looking online, sign up on the website! By doing so, your information will be provided to local realtors in your area, or the area of the home you are interested in. When they get your information they may contact you. We are Realtors and we are here to help you. Whether you’re buying your first home or your lake home we want to be there to assist you in any way that we can, and giving you the property information is just the beginning. So, let us provide you with pertinent and valuable information that will assist you in making the most informed decision when looking at homes for you and your family.

To sign-up on our website today, please click here.

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.

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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Website Registration- Video by: Georgie Reinke, Lead Buyer Specialist

March 2, 2016

Wondering why we encourage sign-ups on our website?  Georgie explains in her video this week what signing up on our website means to you, the client, and why it can be helpful to you.

Click here to watch Georgie’s video.

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.

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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What is Earnest Money?

February 26, 2016

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After you’ve selected your new dream home and you begin writing an offer, you’re going to be asked to provide earnest money to go along with your offer. But what is that? The earnest money deposit is an important part of the home buying process. It tells the seller you’re a committed buyer, and it helps fund your down payment. On average, you can expect to hand over 1-2% of the total purchase price as earnest money. Without earnest money, you certainly could make an offer on a property but sellers rarely accept offers without a deposit of some sort.

Assuming that all goes well and your offer is accepted by the seller, the earnest money check will be cashed by the sellers’ brokerage and will be held safely in an escrow account until closing. Once everything is ready, the funds are released from escrow allowing your earnest money to go towards your down payment and closing costs.

If during your inspection period you find something, or perhaps multiple things, that you are not comfortable with and decided to no longer purchase the home, upon a signed cancellation notice, all your earnest money will be given back to you. To be on the safe side, make sure the purchase agreement covers how a refund would be handled.

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.

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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What is Earnest Money? Video by: Olivia Brion, Showing/Listing Assistant

What is earnest money? How much money do you need to be prepared to put down when making an offer? Olivia discusses what you need to know to be prepared with earnest money at the time of making an offer.
Click here to watch Olivia’s video.

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.

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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What is holding you back from purchasing a new home?

February 15, 2016

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Many times people contact me with concerns of why they are not moving forward with their dream of home ownership. There are many things that I hear but there are two that really stand out and are things we can assist with.

First, having debt. Whether it be a student loan, buying a car or an abundance of different things. This can be a large concern for people when making the decision on whether or not to contact a Realtor about buying a home. When it comes to debt, of course you would like to pay it off. However, this may or may not be an option for you. If that is the case, I would highly suggest contacting a loan officer. They may have some great ideas and options to help you pay off that loan sooner or make a change so you are able to be more comfortable moving forward with a home purchase.

Second, your credit. Of course, your credit score is something that is impertinent to whether or not you are able to get a loan for a home. If you have a low credit score and are having a hard time raising it, speak to a loan officer. Again, they may have great ideas on how to raise it quicker then you expect. Depending on the loan you get, the credit score requirements vary, you may be surprised on what you can do now!

If you are thinking about purchasing your first home, second, third or even a lake home, my team and I are here to help! What is stopping you from your dream of home ownership? Whether it be the two I mentioned, or others, I guarantee that we can assist you with questions, concerns, home searching or putting you in contact with loan officers that are ready and able to assist with what you need. It never hurts to see where you stand now and figure out what you need to do to get where you want to be in today’s Real Estate Market.

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.

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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What’s Stopping You From Buying Your Next Home? Video by Georgie Reinke, Lead Buyer Specialist

What’s holding you back from making a home purchase? Watch Georgie’s video as she explains how we can help you with making the decision on whether or not now is the time to buy.

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.

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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