Gift Card Giveaway

Gift Card Giveaway

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Who doesn't like a good bite to eat in the Twin Cities? I have 6 - $10 gift cards to Granite City Brewery and I'd like to get one into your hands. All you have to do is LIKE my Facebook business page (@realtorstiles) and share the below video. Winners will be...

The Leverage Of Hard Money

The Leverage Of Hard Money

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When you are getting ready for any project, it is important to know what tools are necessary. It’s also important to learn how each of those tools work and make sure you are using them for the right job. Otherwise you might bring a screwdriver, when what you really...

Resolving Conflict In Real Estate Investing

Resolving Conflict In Real Estate Investing

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Here in the Midwest we try hard to avoid conflict at all costs. But we’re kidding ourselves if we don’t recognize that conflict is inevitable. We’re all human beings with different backgrounds and experiences that shape our current position on any given subject!...

Saving For Your Down Payment

Saving For Your Down Payment

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Whether your dream is to own your first home or to purchase an investment property, you have probably realized by now that one of the things standing in-between you and your dream is having enough cash for your down payment. And the down payment is in addition to other...

Understanding The Probate Process

Understanding The Probate Process

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How will you be affected by probate?You’ve probably heard the term probate. But it is not always understood. What is probate and how do you get through it?To find out about this topic, I decided to interview Michael Haag from Haag Law Offices in Minneapolis.After...

Underwater Homes in 2017?

Underwater Homes in 2017?

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Short sales are not something that you hear about that much these days compared to 2010-2013 when it seemed like everyone’s home was underwater. That’s the term used to describe a mortgage balance that is higher than the homes value.Despite the massive improvements...

Investment Mortgages

Investment Mortgages

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If you’re thinking about applying for a real estate investment mortgage, it’s important to consult with a professional that knows what they are doing. That’s why I recently went to interview Kim Burke from Leader One (NMLS 1029555). Many of my Clients have...

Is the 30 year mortgage right for you?

Is the 30 year mortgage right for you?

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If you’re like most people these days, purchasing a home means getting a mortgage. A 30 year mortgage is very common but did you know you have other choices as well? Have you considered a 15 year mortgage? You would pay off your loan in half the time of a 30 year...

Why Consider A Contract For Deed?

Why Consider A Contract For Deed?

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Why would you want to sell on a contract for deed?In the realm of purchasing real estate, the idea of buying on a contract for deed is often mentioned but not always understood. Because of misconceptions and misinformation, this type of transaction is often avoided or...

​Annual habit on daylight savings.

​Annual habit on daylight savings.

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While you are changing your clocks for daylight savings, why not use this as an annual reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. It is recommended that youtest your detectors monthly (when you pay your rent)change your...