Navigating the Twin Cities: Top 10 Tips for New Renters in Minneapolis

Hey there, future Minneapolis resident! I'm Britt Gerwick, your friendly neighborhood Leasing Realtor, and I couldn't be more excited to welcome you to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an incredible city with a vibrant culture, a bustling job market, and a tight-knit community. Whether you're relocating for work, school, or just for a change of scenery, you've made an excellent choice.

Moving to a new city can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. That's why I'm here to help you get settled, make the most of your time in Minneapolis, and ensure your transition goes as smoothly as possible. This blog is tailored to the Agent group of 25 to 45, covering…

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We strive to earn your satisfaction with our services by making sure the job gets done right the first time. The AAA Movers team is here to assist with any issue that may arise before, during and after the move! AAA Movers will always take compassion in our careers; we are a brand that makes our customers and our community the priority. It is important that we make your last day in your old home as pleasant as your first in the new one.


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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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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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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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Minneapolis is a beautiful city that is known for its abundance of parks, lakes, and cultural attractions. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that many residents and visitors alike prefer to get around on foot. If you're looking for a walkable neighborhood to call home, you're in luck, as there are several great options to choose from. Here are the top five walkable residential neighborhoods in Minneapolis:

  1. Downtown West: Located in the heart of Minneapolis, Downtown West is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city. With its wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian-friendly streets, it's easy to explore all that this bustling neighborhood has to offer. Downtown West is home to several historic buildings, museums, theaters, and…

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