Wednesday, November 27, 2013

When Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5%?

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The big question for homebuyers is when interest rates will begin to rise to the 5% mark. The effect of a rise in mortgage rates could be a dramatic increase in the monthly mortgage payment when purchasing a home. In an article last week, HousingWire quoted two different sources regarding this issue.
Most experts are projecting that rates will rise when the Fed decides to taper the purchase of bonds which has acted as a stimulus to the housing market by keeping long term mortgage rates at historic lows.
In the article, Sterne Agee’s managing director and chief economist Lindsey Piegza pointed out:
"Federal Reserve officials said they might reduce their monthly bond buying program from $85 billion 'in coming months' as the economy continues to improve."
The article also quotes Frank Nothaft, chief economist with Freddie Mac:
“By the end of 2014, rates will probably approach and perhaps touch 5%. A reason we see the uptick in rates is that I do think some point the Federal Reserve will start to taper and scale back its very active purchase on long-term Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.”
Rates will hit 5% sometime in 2014. It might be better to buy sooner rather than later.
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Rental Real Estate for Sale in Brooklyn Park MN at 8233 N Halifax Court

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Rental Real Estate for Sale in Brooklyn Park MN at 8233 N Halifax Court







3 Bedroom 2 Bath Duplex Finished Lower Level Family Room Available January Small Pets Okay.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rental Real Estate for Sale in Prior Lake MN at 4589 SE Colorado Street

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Rental Real Estate for Sale in Prior Lake MN at 4589 SE Colorado Street







Very well cared for home in heart of Prior Lake. Potential of 3 bedrooms on main level and 2 more in the lower level! Large master with walking closet & master bath. Vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace in living room. Open updated kitchen, granite

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10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors

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10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors
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While you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of natural light. It’s a proven fact that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has plenty of natural light but also has light inspired decor. Even for your darkest rooms there is a way to bring in lighter finishes to play off of the darker ones. Whether you are looking to add more physical daylight or you’re trying to choose finishes that will brighten up your space and mood, look at the 10 easy tips to bring more light into your dark interiors.

1. Walk through your home and assess the dark areas:

If you’ve been living in your home for a while, most likely you are used to its dark areas. Closets, living and family rooms that don’t bring in enough natural light, or possibly the current paint color scheme and dark furniture is making your interiors feel like a black hole. Before you can brighten your interiors, you will need to discover what factors are creating the dark feeling. Do you need better windows in your interiors or lighter colors on your walls or possibly less bulky and dark furniture in your spaces?
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2. Mix and match rich color neutrals and white in your decor:

If your home needs some warmth, look to rich bodied neutrals such as espresso brown, camel tan, mushroom gray, and warm rust colors. The brown, white, tan families of colors are extremely versatile and look great when placed next to dark wood floors, doors, and heavy wood furniture.

3. Open up a dark ceiling with recessed lighting fixtures

For many homes dark painted ceilings or even wood paneled ceiling applications are common. While the darker ceilings create a dramatic mood within the room, they can also leave the room feeling like a cave. Recessed lighting fixtures or commonly referred to as “can lights” can brighten up the ceiling without being obtrusive to the eye. Consider installing a dimmer switch to have versatile lighting control.
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4. Combine lighter finishes amongst your dark kitchen cabinetry

If you love the look of rich and dark-colored kitchen cabinetry and dark flooring consider using lighter finish countertops or mix and match lighter cabinetry alongside your dark ones. You will be surprised how your kitchen is more enjoyable to work in when it has plenty of light and feels open. If you are in the process of choosing finishes for a kitchen remodel, consider these ideas to keep your kitchen light and airy.

5. Choose accent kitchen pendant lighting that performs double-duty 

If your kitchen is only dark in certain areas, consider pendant lighting fixtures that will brighten up a dark corner or above a breakfast bar beautifully. Choose an accent pendant light that wows the rest of the kitchen. Lighting manufacturers have a plethora of designer glass, stainless steel, mosaic tile and even artisan blown glass pendant lights to choose from!
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6. Bringing light to your dramatic dark bedroom

There is something to be said for a dark and sophisticated bedroom! When the walls, bedding, flooring and accessories are all dark it can create a heavenly den to cozy up to after a long workday. If you like the dramatic appeal, consider adding soft lighting in strategic areas to still keep the mood but to aid in seeing and appreciating your bedroom. Look to creative lighting in display built-in shelves such as “puck” or under cabinet lighting and accent fixtures such as pendants and table lamps with soft glowing lamp shades to do just the trick!
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7. Striking a balance between dark and light in your bedroom

Your bedroom is one of the few places in your home that is truly yours and you don’t have to please your guests, the only important person is you! Therefore, strike a balance in your design style. If you have dark walls, why not create a contrast with light bedding in soft ecru, butter yellow, or varying shades of off white sheets, throw pillows, and bedroom decor to give your bedroom a balanced and relaxing atmosphere.
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8. Choosing the right darker colors for your next painting project

Do you have a room that you can’t wait to paint, by leery as to what dark colors to choose? Don’t shy away from dark colors! They are a wonderful way to bring dramatic aesthetics to your space and they add personality. First look to your space for natural light sources. The more windows, and doors your walls have, the darker the wall color can be. If you have very small windows or only a few, opt for lighter shades of the darker hue to make the room feel brighter and larger.
brightening dark interiors wardrobe closet 10 Easy Tips For Brightening The Darkest Rooms Of Your Interiors

9. Brightening your dark wardrobe closets

One of the darkest rooms in your home is the closet where you store your clothes. Whether your closet lies on the interior of your bedroom and doesn’t have windows or because it was an afterthought by the housing developer there are beautiful solutions to fix this problem. Either way there are ways to bring light to this dark room. Lighting fixtures such as pendant lights and recessed lighting can bring extra illumination to dressing areas as well as hanging regions. Look to add mirrors where you can to reflect the light you do have.
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10. Bring in natural light into your closets

Instead of thinking that you are stuck with a dark closet, consider adding a window or clerestory (top of the wall) windows that allow light in without losing valuable wall storage space. If your closet is on the interior of your home and doesn’t have an exterior wall, look to a solar tube that bring light from your roof down into your closet. These are energy efficient because they don’t use electricity and they illuminate your closet with natural glowing light.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Residential Real Estate for Rent in Columbia Heights MN at 4050 5th St Ne

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Residential Real Estate for Rent in Columbia Heights MN at 4050 5th St Ne







Cozy three bedroom home with many updates. New windows, Freshly painted inside and out. New carpet & hardwood floors , three season porch. Two block walk to University Avenue bus route. Must See Contact: Chrissy Fallon Realtor - Leasing Specialist RealtyConnect Cell/Text 763-464-0527

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Advantages of Investing in Real Estate

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There is no better time to invest than now. While investments come in many forms like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold buying and more, there is nothing like real estate to really start a GOOD and stable investment.
Real estate is an investment opportunity. It yields more gain than any other types of investments.
Advantages of Investing in Real Estate
  • Slow Reactions. Other forms of investments fluctuate greatly. Real Estate has its share of ups and downs but changes hapen slowly providing you with time to make decisions about your portfolio.
  • Large Profit Opportunities. When the market is down, you can buy properties at a lower price which creates a large potential for profit.
  • Leverage. When buying a property, you can borrow money to fund your purchase! You will not see this ability to leverage with other investment options. You can easily pay this off in installments.  In the current rental market you can easily cover these payments with the rental income which means someone else is paying your mortgage for you, increasing your equity and net worth while giving you a monthly cash flow.  
  • Tax Advantages. Real estate investments give investors the chance to save a lot of money in tax benefits, depreciation and expenses vs income can give you a large write off, reducing your taxable income giving you a large return.
  • Value Control. You can control the price of your investment! By doing repairs and improvements on the property, the value can be easily be increased. 
Are you ready to invest? Here are a few tips:
  1. Remember all investments involve risks. Weigh the pros and cons. Make intelligent choices. Seek help. Trust your instinct. Don’t let the risks scare you from a potential investment but be prepared and responsible for consequences.
  2. Research. A good way is to obtain information with property management companies. Real estate brokers are great as well, they can advise you on the real estate market of your targeted area.
  3. Know your market. Buy property according to your requirements and targeted buyers & renters
  4. Forecast. Think ahead. Keep an eye on lucrative property markets. Think of areas where highways, malls, schools and potential housing units are planned.
  5. Assets. Make sure the property has potential for growth, equity or cash flow. Economic and social factors are weighed in. Do you see the neighborhood getting better, worse? These are all items that can help you succeed in Real Estate investing. 
  • Real estate is a long-term investment. With careful research, planning, forecasting and the right team working with you, you will have great future success in Real Estate.  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Residential Real Estate for Sale in Prior Lake MN at 4589 SE Colorado Street

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+Erik Laine +chrissy fallon +RealtyConnect +Jesse Halverson

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Buy, Sell, Lease, Manage, Full Service Team

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3169 Fernbrook Ln N

Plymouth, MN 55447

(612) 605-3305

Residential Real Estate for Sale in Prior Lake MN at 4589 SE Colorado Street







Very well cared for home in heart of Prior Lake. Potential of 3 bedrooms on main level and 2 more down! Large master with walking closet & master bath. Vaulted ceilings in living room, open updated kitchen with cabinet lighting, ceramic tile.

Erik Laine
Broker

(612) 234-1439 Cell
(763) 447-3151 Office
http://www.realtyconnectmn.com
Realty Connect
3169 Fernbrook Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55447
763-447-3151
612-605-3305 Fax

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