South Metro Real Estate Buzz

Before You Get Settled, Make these changes Immediately

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 28, 2015 in No Category
The process of purchasing a home may seem never ending and once you have closed and finally have the keys in your hand, know that the work is not over!  Before you start moving in boxes and begin unpacking, there are a few mundane tasks you should take care of.   Change the Locks: This is one of the most important things to do once the home is finally yours.  It’s not that you don’t trust the sellers; it’s that you don’t know everyone who came in contact with those ... read more
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Pet Adoption Weekend

Homes for Dogs Project
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 27, 2015 in No Category
Coldwell Banker South Metro is teaming up with Prairie's Edge Humane Society to participate in the first-ever Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend. This nationwide event is part of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a national campaign hosted by and Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, which aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015.   To help reach this goal, local Coldwell Banker® offices across the United States, along with shelters and rescue groups in ... read more
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How to Give Stainless Appliances a Shine

Coldwell Banker Home Tip of the Day
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 24, 2015 in No Category

Stainless steel appliances give any home an upscale and modern feel, unless they’re dirty and scuffed up with stains and fingerprints. Keep them looking like new by using this widely used cooking ingredient to give them a sparkle.

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Repairs You May Encounter in the First 5 Years

Life as a Homeowner
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 22, 2015 in No Category
Fact is your home will need repairs through the years regardless if it is a newly constructed home or a home on the historic registry.  Here are 5 common household repairs you will likely encounter during your first five years of homeownership.   1. Leaky Faucets/Running Toilets: Leaky faucets and running toilets are not only annoying, but costly.  The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water annually as a result ... read more
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Real Estate Market Update - South Metro

June 2015
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on July 17, 2015 in No Category
Here is your latest South Metro housing market update for Rice and Dakota Counties for the month of June 2015, as well as statistics from this time last year. These statistics are reported directly from the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors. Rice County - June 2015 StatisticsDakota County - June 2015 Statistics   ... read more
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