Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell 

If you’re a homeowner, you might be torn on whether or not to sell your house right now. Maybe that’s because you don’t want to take on a higher mortgage rate on your next home. If that’s your biggest hurdle, understanding your equity may be exactly what you need to help you feel more comfortable making your move.

What Equity Is and How It Works

Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. And recently, that equity has been growing far faster than you may expect.

Over the last few years, home prices rose dramatically, and that gave your equity a big boost very quickly. While the market has started to normalize, there’s still an imbalance between the number…

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Congratulations on your upcoming home to lease! We at DRG are thrilled for you and appreciate your trust in us to help you find this home. Our priority is to ensure you have the best experience during this exciting time. To further assist you, we have partnered with Paragon Insurance Group, an exceptional insurance company that shares our commitment to exceeding expectations.

Paragon Insurance Group offers a unique advantage with access to rates from over 20 different companies. This enables them to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage at a competitive price for your renter's insurance. 

To help you get started, email Debby Berg d.berg@paragongoc.com  our designated representative from Paragon Insurance Group.  Use code in the subject…

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I wanted to write this regarding the recent discussions and proposals surrounding rent control in Minneapolis. As an Mpls landlord, I believe it is crucial to share our thoughts and concerns about the potential negative effects of implementing strict rent control measures within the city.

First, let me acknowledge the importance of ensuring fair and affordable housing for all residents. We understand the need to address the rising cost of living and the challenges faced by renters in our community. However, it is vital to consider the potential drawbacks and unintended consequences of rent control policies before making any hasty decisions. 

One of the primary concerns I have with rent control is the negative impact it can have on the supply and…

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Rent-to-own is a popular housing arrangement that allows individuals to gradually transition from renting a property to becoming its owner. This article aims to provide a clear understanding of the rent-to-own process through a simplified scenario. We will explore the basic steps involved, the benefits and considerations for both parties and shed light on the key factors to consider before entering into a rent-to-own agreement.

Scenario Overview 
Let's consider a scenario involving two parties: the tenant (renter) and the landlord (property owner). The tenant, John, is interested in purchasing a property but does not currently have the means to secure a mortgage or a large down payment. The landlord, Sarah, owns a property that she is willing to rent…

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The Minneapolis residential real estate market in 2023 is shifting towards a buyer's market, with an increasing number of unsold homes. Factors such as rising interest rates, global changes (e.g., war, inflation, employment uncertainty), and longer listing durations contribute to this trend. In a buyer's market, there is an excess of inventory, typically over six months' worth based on closed sales. In contrast, a seller's market has less than three months' worth of inventory, while a neutral or balanced market ranges from three to six months.

Here are the top ten reasons why homes fail to sell and how to address them for a successful sale:

1) Improve Photo Order:  To captivate potential buyers in today's era of decreasing attention spans, it is of…

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Are you currently searching for your next rental home in Minneapolis? The process can be time-consuming and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Working with an expert Realtor from DRG Leasing can streamline your search and make finding your dream rental home a breeze. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider working with a DRG Leasing Realtor:

  1. One-Stop Shop: Forget the hassle of dealing with multiple parties. With a DRG Leasing Realtor, you have access to a comprehensive range of services all in one place. No more reaching out to 47 different people; we handle everything for you.

  2. Extensive Listings: DRG Leasing has the largest inventory of listings under one roof. Our vast collection includes numerous off-market listings that…

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Welcome to our weekly market update for the Minneapolis residential real estate market. In this edition, we'll provide you with the latest statistics, trends, and insights into the market. Whether you're a buyer, seller, or simply curious about the real estate scene in Minneapolis, this update will help you stay informed and make informed decisions. Let's dive into the numbers and explore the hottest neighborhoods and tips from a DRG Realtor Expert.

Market Statistics: New listings in Minneapolis have decreased by 23% compared to last year, indicating a tightening supply in the market. Closed sales have also declined by 25%, suggesting a slowdown in buyer activity. However, the average sale price has increased by 2.2%, indicating a rise in property…

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Investing in real estate can take many forms, ranging from active involvement in the purchase and management of properties to passive investments in real estate ventures managed by others. Each approach has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to understand the differences before deciding which strategy is right for you.

Active Investing:

Active real estate investing involves taking a hands-on approach to finding, purchasing, and managing properties. This can include buying a home, duplex, triplex, or quad and becoming a landlord, or purchasing commercial properties to rent out to businesses.

One of the primary advantages of active investing is that it provides a high level of control over the investment. As the owner…

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Are you considering selling your home for the first time? The process can be daunting, but with the right preparation, it can be a seamless and profitable experience. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process and find your new rental within your budget.

  1. Determine Your Home's Value

The first step in selling your home is determining its value. You can start by researching comparable homes in your neighborhood that have recently sold. You can also work with a real estate agent who can provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA will give you a better idea of what your home is worth and what you can expect to sell it for.

  1. Prepare Your Home for Sale

Once you know what your home is worth, it's time to prepare it…

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