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How to Identify a House Hack

By Brady Erickson / May 5, 2020 /

By Brady Erickson | Realtor House hacking strategy can range from the extraordinarily obvious to the remarkably nuanced. On the most fundamental level, the novice hacker wants to find a place to call home that can also be leveraged for other purposes. This may look like something as simple as renting out a spare bedroom…

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Twin Cities Real Estate and COVID-19

By Eric Beise / March 25, 2020 /

By: Eric Beise | Realtor With growing fears regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, we wanted to provide you with information that may ease your concerns. By extracting data from past pandemics and economic recessions, we presume that in the midst of this fear and chaos, the outlook of the housing market looks…

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House Hacking: Mindset

By Eric Beise / March 24, 2020 /

By: Eric Beise | Realtor In House Hacking Part 1, we uncovered some of the ways you can integrate house hacking into your lifestyle. As we start digging deeper, one concept stands out as being the most effective way to think about house hacking. It’s the linchpin of the strategy, and the more you buy…

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House Hacking Blueprint Series: The Best Way to Live

By Eric Beise / January 8, 2020 /

Eric Beise | Realtor Many of us have chosen our homes for all sorts of reasons. Often, it’s for factors like location, appearance, size, yard space, price, commitment – or lack thereof. These are all great things to consider. At the core of each concern listed above, there’s a fundamental question that’s guiding us: “How…

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Twin Cities 2020 Market Forecast

By Brady Erickson / December 12, 2019 /

By: Brady Erickson | Realtor Market perception and misconceptions. It should be no surprise that many of my conversations are real estate conversations. One of the most redeeming qualities of these frequent conversations is hearing what perceptions of the market are floating around in the minds of many. My goal in this article is to…

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Real Estate Investing: The Path of Progress

Real Estate Investing: The Path of Progress

By Eric Beise / September 4, 2019 /

It’s an age-old mantra of the wise real estate investor and no one will dispute that location is key for any long-term real estate investing strategy. The differing of opinions start flying when we talk about what goal the location is going to accomplish.

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Basements: To Finish, or Not to Finish?

By Brady Erickson / August 15, 2019 /

In Minneapolis, finishing a basement is one of the most common and substantial projects a homeowner or potential buyer will consider taking on. Unfortunately, not every basement project is worth beginning in the first place, and many zealous but unaware proprietors find themselves in too deep after it is too late.

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5 Tips for Buying a Rental Property in the Twin Cities

By Brady Erickson / July 21, 2019 /

By Brady Erickson, Realtor As the Twin Cities continue to surge with high-income renters and demand for rental homes, owning rental property has become an increasingly lucrative endeavor. But even with the tremendous upside of owning real estate, there are many pitfalls to an oversimplified approach. Property investment is multifaceted and should be approached with…

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Looking to Buy a House? Wait Until August.

By Karissa Elgersma / July 17, 2019 /

Most experts would agree that waiting until November and December are the best times to buy a house, with it being the off-season and a lot less buyers looking during the winter months and holidays. But for those of us who can’t or don’t want to wait until then, August is a unique month because it wraps up the “on-season” of real estate, but precedes the new buyers starting their search in the fall.

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Just Focusing on Your Investment Property's Cash Flow? You're Missing a Lot.

Just Focusing on Your Investment Property’s Cash Flow? You’re Missing a Lot.

By Josh Brook / July 2, 2019 /

There are many other benefits of owning an investment property outside of just consistent cash flow, including appreciation, depreciation and amortization.

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