Karine Loobas's Blog Posts

Market Insights for July 2020

July 2020 the Average Sales Price in Brainerd, MN was $300,336, Increase of 21.7% compared to July.

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5 THINGS EVERY BUYER SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE MARKET

Buying a new home can be an exciting time. It can also be frustrating and exhausting. To help prepare you for home hunting success, here are five important things to know about the market before you

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9 FIXTURE AND UPGRADE TIPS FOR NEW-CONSTRUCTION HOMES

Building a new home is a perfect opportunity to customize your space according to your own needs and wants — and it can also feel completely overwhelming. Many homes built from the ground up

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HOW CAN AN AGENT HELP ME FIX AND FLIP A HOME?

If you’ve never fixed and flipped a home before — but you’ve watched enough HGTV think it looks like fun — then you might not think you need a real estate agent to help with

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GOING GREEN: 7 ENERGY-SAVING TRICKS

There are plenty of reasons to go green. Conserving energy and running an energy-efficient home can lower your monthly utility bills, saving you some green for your wallet.Here are seven simple ways

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Market Insight for April 2020

The average sales price for homes in Brainerd in April 2020 was 8.3% higher than that in April 2019.  If you have been thinking of selling or want more information on the market, call our

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SELLERS TESTING THE MARKET - IS IT A GOOD IDEA?

Selling a house isn’t exactly like selling any other piece of property; there’s no reference book on how much a home should cost because home value depends on so many different factors

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17 QUESTIONS FOR CHOOSING A PLUMBER

Finding and choosing a reliable plumber is one of those things that most homeowners know they should do at some point … and they usually wait until there’s an emergency to find someone,

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BUYING A HOUSE WITH BAD CREDIT

Some people are under the mistaken impression that you must have good (or even great) credit in order to buy a house. That’s truly not the case — there are plenty of opportunities for

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IS BUYING A HOUSE WORTH IT IF YOU’RE SINGLE?

When you were growing up, there were probably certain milestones that you imagined you would reach in your adult life that would be momentous and important. Falling in love and getting married are

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18 TIPS FOR WHEN YOU’RE STUCK IN ESCROW

In real estate, escrow refers to the window of time in between a buyer’s offer being accepted and meeting the seller at the closing table to sign the finance and title transfer documents and

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SELLING A HOUSE WITH TENANTS

It’s stressful being a landlord at the best of times, but when the time comes for you to sell your investment property and move on, the stress can feel palpable. You’ve probably spent

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HOW CAN AN AGENT HELP ME BUY A HOME?

Most people don’t buy a home every day — it’s a once-or-twice-a-decade activity for many of us as opposed to a day-in-day-out activity.So when you start getting serious about,

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5 QUICK STAGING TIPS WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

There’s a reason why people love looking at photos of homes for sale — it’s rare that we get to see a place look it’s very best, and scrolling through gorgeous room after

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HOW TO CHOOSE A MORTGAGE

When you make the decision to become a homeowner, there is a series of additional decisions that you’ll need to make before you reach that final goal and cross the threshold of your new front

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5 GORGEOUS KITCHEN TRENDS THAT WON’T DISAPPOINT

Your kitchen is more than just the heart of your home. It’s become the hot-spot of most households as a multi-functional space for entertaining, work, of course, dining. A well-designed

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HOW TO BUY A FORECLOSURE HOME

Many buyers are understandably nervous about buying a foreclosed home, also known as a distressed sale. There are horror stories galore about people purchasing a foreclosure and regretting it, but

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BE INFORMED: WHAT IS ESCROW?

The first time you heard the term, “escrow” you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about

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5 ESSENTIAL FINANCIAL STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

If you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate, getting your finances in order before you start searching for properties and scheduling appointments will save you from money headaches

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The 4 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask Before Selling Your Home

There comes a time in every home owner’s life when he or she realizes: “I am not the same person I was when I bought this place.” Maybe your lifestyle or your family configuration

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Why Working With A Real Estate Professional Is The Best Decision You'll Ever Make

Most people don’t buy a home every day — it’s a once-or-twice-a-decade activity for many of us as opposed to a day-in-day-out activity.So when you start getting serious about,

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be an anxiety-ridden process, and that potential anxiety gets amplified for anyone who’s embarking on homeownership for the very first time. There’s so much to do and

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Smart Buyer's Guide To Choosing The Perfect Property

Daydreaming about owning your own home is one of the most intoxicating practices known to modern man, especially now that HGTV and all the house flipping shows make it look like a cake walk. But

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5 Home Seller Strategies for Staging Your Home Perfectly

There’s a reason why people love looking at photos of homes for sale — it’s rare that we get to see a place look it’s very best, and scrolling through gorgeous room after

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