Blog

Starting the Year Strong

By Eric Beise / December 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Starting the Year Strong

Eric Beise | Realtor Believe it or not, 2020 is almost over! How did it go for you?  In spite of the devastation caused by the pandemic, did you hit your goals – or even exceed them? Or was it a tough year for you?  Regardless of what happened in 2020, now is the time…

Read More

Twin Cities 2021 Housing Forecast

By Brady Erickson / December 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Twin Cities 2021 Housing Forecast

Brady Erickson | Realtor In an effort to quickly turn the page on the year that was 2020, I thought it apropos to look ahead to what 2021 has in store for housing. After finishing that last sentence, I soon realized that it’s impossible to look forward without taking some inventory in 2020, so let’s…

Read More

Stocks or Real Estate?

By Eric Beise / December 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Stocks or Real Estate?

Eric Beise | Realtor Countless articles have been written promoting the benefits of stocks over real estate or real estate over stocks. While there is certainly merit in weighing the pros and cons of these two options for investment, the reality is that most Americans nearing retirement could use more of any financial asset! The…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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.

Read More

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.

Read More