November 25, 2020

Attention, 2020 Minnesota Home Buyers! Homestead Filing Deadline is Dec. 15

[Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] Heads up, 2020 Minnesota home buyers! Anyone who purchased an owner-occupied property in Minnesota in 2020 ” and occupied the...
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Thanksgiving (and Peak Pandemic?) 2020: “Four Bedroom House?” No, “4, One Bedroom Apartments, with a Shared Common Area”

Experiencing That “Vujà De” Feeling** (Hat tip: George Carlin) Zoom call with extended family set up for Thursday afternoon? “Check.” Basement prepped for newly-quarantining, back-from-California college son? “Check.” Grocery store run — including mask, hand sanitizer, and socially distanced wait line in front — successfully completed? “Check.” Fall leaves all raked? Umm . . ....
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Listing Agents Who Call the Buyer’s Lender

“Who Ya Gonna Call?” (When an Offer Comes In) As a Buyer’s agent, how can you tell if the listing agent (representing the Seller) is taking your client’s offer seriously? They call the Buyer’s lender ” specifically, the lender on the Buyer’s Pre-Approval letter ” and verify key information. Like, whether they’ve previously worked with...
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Talking Home Sellers OUT of a Price Reduction (“Wait . . . What?!?”)

Thanksgiving Eve 2020 Wait a second ” when an otherwise well-prepped and marketed home isn’t selling, don’t listing agents try to get home sellers to reduce their price? And don’t most home sellers stubbornly resist, no matter how compelling the Realtor’s market data (or underwhelming Buyers’ interest)? Well . . . usually. But there are...
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