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In the "old way," real estate agents selling a home, would simply put a sign in the yard, enter the listing in MLS, and wait for a buyer to come along. That may have worked in the past but today, in our ever changing world of digital marketing, it’s not enough. In order to get the best possible...

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In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how U.S. home inventory tumbled to a new record low in the first quarter of 2017, with inventory down 7.1% from this time last year. But when digging deeper by home segmentation, we see that only starter and trade-up homes are experiencing historically low...

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The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan...

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U.S. home inventory tumbled to a new record low in the first quarter of 2017, with inventory down 7.1% from this time last year. Homebuyers have now been stifled by low inventory for the last two years despite prices rising in many markets. However, if you dig into the numbers a little deeper,...

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If you’re looking to buy a vacation home on a beautiful Minnesota lake or searching for a home in trendy Uptown but it’s financially out of range, co-ownership might be right for you. Owning equal share in a property may be the best option to make your dream of owning a first or second home...

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Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 Don’t just dream of being wealthy; start taking the steps to make it a reality. There is no secret to becoming rich--it takes time, sacrifice and...

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Whenever I run into friends, family or prospective clients, I get asked about the real estate market. Which is great, because I love talking about it! One of the most interesting facts about the current market is that it looks really different depending on price point. Right now, if you're looking...

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Even the most beautiful, professionally decorated homes require staging before they go on the market. Why? Well, because the goals of decorating and staging are quite different.Decorating turns your house into a home. It creates a personal space that meets your unique needs and reflects your...

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Think decorating your home according to an age-old Chinese tradition is not for you? Hold on! There are plenty of tips in this philosophy that are completely down-to-earth and really nothing more than good design sense.Feng Shui is all about energy; welcoming the good and banishing the bad. Even if...

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There’s no denying it, staggering student loan debt is burdening the millennial generation (people aged 20-34). According to Money.com, students are graduating from college with more debt now than ever before at an average of $30,000. High student loan debt is a contributing factor in delaying...

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Alicia Garatoni

Alicia Garatoni

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