2017 Real Estate Market Update

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Well, if you’ve been waiting the last few years for the best time to buy a home – you’ve already missed it!  And I’m willing to bet that if you are looking for the best time to sell, you will look back a year from now wishing you hadn’t waited. There are two components that affect a monthly mortgage payment …

What Happened to Woodbury’s Luxury Market in 2013?

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The average housing market is up dramatically in Woodbury compared to 2012 however; the luxury market has remained about the same year over year.  In 2013 we experienced a solid number of homeowners taking advantage of low interest rates and the buyer demand for the home they would need to sell to move up to their dream home. Here are …

Woodbury Housing Statistics for October 2013

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The numbers are in for October and the Woodbury housing market continues to show signs of improvement.  Here are some key indicators: Closed sales up 35% over 2012 Pending sales up 7% over 2012 The average sales price is up 2% from 2012 The inventory of homes for sale is down 11% from 2012 Homes that sold in October were …

Luxury Lake Elmo Homes

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Harmony with the environment – a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home. At first glance the exterior elevation, roof lines, window shapes and their scale are a hint that there is something special awaiting you inside this magnificent home. And there is! The architecture is flawless. The rooms are airy and filled with light. The views are spectacular including mature pine …

Woodbury Homes For Sale

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The real estate market is changing every day.  If you are considering a new home, wondering about the value of your current home or simply looking for some straight forward real estate advice contact Wade today.   CLICK HERE to search homes for sale

Woodbury Realtor and Real Estate Entrepreneur Wade Hanson Reflects on His Experience on “The Apprentice.”

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Being ‘fired’ never felt so good By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin Imagine being a competitive golfer and getting a chance to play a round with Tiger Woods. Opportunity of a lifetime? For certain. That’s how Wade Hanson described his recent brush with famed real estate mogul Donald Trump. The Woodbury resident and real estate broker was one of 16 contestants …

Luxury Home Broker

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Are you frustrated with the lack of effort from your agent?  Tired of hearing it’s the market – not me?  So am I! If you are having a hard time selling your luxury home it may be time for a change.  Too many agents’ “marketing plans” involve simply putting your valuable property on the MLS where it sits while they …

Mortgages Hit Lowest Levels Since 1950s

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If you are thinking of buying a home in the next year, do it now!  Mortgage rates can only go up. Thirty-year fixed mortgages slipped to 4.27 percent this week, the lowest on records dating back to 1971, from 4.32 percent last week. A drop in interest on 15-year loans to 3.72 percent from 3.75 percent, meanwhile, was the lowest …

6 Quick Fixes for Your Credit Score

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This is a great article I found on Trulia.com Q:  What do you advise a financially fit homebuyer to do to increase their credit score or make themselves more attractive buyers, to qualify for the lowest mortgage rates? A:  A FICO score of 700 (FHA)/740 (Conventional) or better qualifies you for the lowest rates. In fact, it qualifies you just as …

If Banks and Sellers Only Knew How Bad Some Realtors Are!

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Today I am reminded of how bad some agents are.  I am working with a buyer that was interested in making an offer on a $750,000 short sale.  The property had an offer on it from another buyer but nothing had been agreed upon by the bank and the buyer.  When talking to the agent to schedule the showing she said that …