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House Hacking Blueprint Series: The Best Way to Live

By Eric Beise / January 8, 2020 / 2 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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4 Great Ways to Make Money In Real Estate

4 Great Ways to Make Money In Real Estate

By Eric Beise / January 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

From the outside it can seem like people that invest in real estate have secret powers. While no investor would confess to having a genie at their disposal, the reality is they do have something not everyone has: They have knowledge.

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Is Twin Cities Housing In Bubble Trouble?

By Brady Erickson / December 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Is Twin Cities Housing In Bubble Trouble?

By Brady Erickson, Realtor Short answer: No. Long answer: No, not really. Understandably, there is a bit of a recency bias when it comes to how one feels about the future of the real estate market. We are not all that far removed from the bursting of the housing bubble, and that is certainly informing…

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Metro Transit Goes West: Why It Matters

By Eric Beise / November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gave an important approval for the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project. Along with this approval, came the ability to for the Met Council to award the construction contract for the project which is estimates a total cost of $2 Billion. That is the largest infrastructure project in the state’s history.

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