Happy Tuesday to everyone!
As you may have noticed I have a new broker logo on my website/emails. That's because I have recently relocated to Apple Valley from Duluth. I recently joined Coldwell Banker Burnet Apple Valley office and as I am licensed in the whole state of MN, I am able to help you to buy or sell any property in the state. :) If you want a realtor within 5 minutes of you, I will refer you to a fabulous agent but please contact me first with all your real estate needs.
Having lived in Duluth most of my life moving has been a big transition.
I moved away from family & lifelong friends, connections, back of my hand knowledge of my community, my realtor family at Messina & Associates, as well as the beauty of the north shore. Of course I'm only 2.5 hours away. But if you are looking to relocate, put your home on the market, look for a new property - I know what you are going to go through - because I just did it.
I had my house on the market, in a challenging market - with 3 small children, a dog and a husband who had already moved because of his job. Oh and I was working too... No stress, right? Ha! :) It IS totally worth it once it is done - but it is a lot of work and then there is the emotional roller coaster, but don't worry as I will help you!
I have moved into the great Apple Valley community where I have lots of family & friends and many resources available to me at my fingertips: Where do you go to find out about schools? I'll show you. Where do you go to find childcare? I have new resources to share with you. Where can I go to get a bite to eat so not to leave crumbs before a showing? I found some great places. But more than that - I can help you through each step of the way: from pointing out what & where to fix things that buyers will notice - to staging / pricing your house for the most profitable sale in the shortest amount of time. And how would you like a check list of things you will want to verify before the putting your house on the market? And that's just for starters. My job is to help you each step of the way.
And when you are ready, I'll help you find your next property, based on your wants and needs.
The time to get busy preparing to sell your house is now and you will want to contact me today to get your ducks in a row. Interest rates are not going down as we have stepped into September. Please don't think that waiting for spring is the answer. As you can see below, the Feds are projecting interest rates to go up - not down. If you are thinking about moving - contact me today!
Buying and selling your home is not easy, but with the right Realtor, it will be much easier. And TOTALLY worth it!
Make it a great day! :)
"The housing recovery appears to have weathered some of the uncertainty, although additional growth is expected to be modest rather than robust while the market awaits an easing of credit conditions in the presence of rising interest rates. The rise in mortgage rates has led to a drop-off in refinance activity but does not appear to have had much impact on home purchase activity to this point. Home prices are expected to continue to climb, although the pace should slow significantly from the dramatic levels seen during the past 12 months." - Fannie Mae.com August 2013
" Freddie Mac(OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving back up near their highs for the year amid recent data pointing to signs of a stronger economic recovery, as well as positive news coming from the housing and manufacturing sectors." - Freddie Mac September 2013
Liz Lewis Sandwick grew up in Duluth, is married to her husband Robb, has three kids: Caroline (5) Cooper (3), and Max (1) and would love to help you find your next home!