South Metro Real Estate Buzz

Will Burying a St. Joseph Statue Help Sell My Home?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 29, 2016 in No Category
When it comes to getting your home sold, regardless of your religious beliefs, there may be one methodical thing you can do in hopes to sell your home faster.  While it might be a little unconventional, homeowners and agents have been recommending this little secret for years!    Consider burying a statue of St. Joseph upside down in your front yard.  This underground real estate agent is said to release positive energy, brighten spirits and increases your chances of getting an offer a... read more

Make an Extra Mortgage Payment this Year

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 27, 2016 in No Category
Quite frankly, there’s nothing that will make you feel better than having the ability to pay off your mortgage a little sooner than you’ve expected.  If you’re vowing to make an extra mortgage payment, or two, this year, it all starts with establishing a strong motivation and a solid method of how to make it happen.   Motivation: Making just one extra mortgage payment per year will have a significant impact long-term.  Let’s say you have a $150,000 mortgage at ... read more

Tips for Selling During Winter Months

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 22, 2016 in No Category
Regardless of where you live or the winter weather patterns you experience, don't believe you must wait until spring to put your home on the market. In the below segment of Open House on NBC, Coldwell Banker affiliated agents show why the winter might actually be the most advantageous time to sell your home. When temperatures are at their coldest, here are a few tips on how to make your home the hottest on the block.... read more

2015 Year in Review

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 20, 2016 in No Category
Happy New Year from the staff at Coldwell Banker South Metro!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and that happiness and gratitude spread into the New Year.  As we put another year behind us, now is a great opportunity to review how the Northfield housing market fared in 2015.  December 2015 Housing Market Update: During the month of December, 20 single-family residential homes were sold with the average days on market for those closed properties be... read more

Real Estate Market Update - South Metro

December 2015
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 20, 2016 in No Category
Here is your latest South Metro housing market update for Rice and Dakota Counties for the month of December 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 – December 2015 Statistics Dakota County - December 2015 Statistics ... read more