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The real estate information and opinions contained within this blog do not represent the opinions of Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, Home Services of America or any of their collective affiliates.



The e-Market Analysis is a free home value estimator in the St Cloud area.  I wish that I could cover a larger area, but I can only manually figure out estimates of home values in areas covered by the St Cloud MLS (Clearwater, Clear Lake, Becker, Foley, Rice, Avon, Albany, Cold Spring, Rockville,...
I have just finished up the final touches on the Tangen Report for the First Quarter 2008.  The Tangen Report is an overview of real estate sales in St Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park.If you would like to view previous Tangen reports, visit
Originally posted at on 12/08/07:I feel a little sheepish giving this testimonial (because my wife works at Executive Express), but I have to thank them for the wonderful service that we experienced when traveling to and from the Minneapolis Airport with Executive Expres...
I'm posting this entry a little in the dark because I do not currently have a Home Ownership Accelerator account, nor have I had any clients utilize this service.  Nevertheless, this new home loan (not really a loan, more of a HELOC with computer software) is extremely intriguing.The Home Ownersh...
Originally posted at on February 14th, 2008:I had the pleasure of meeting with Wayne Sieling the other day as he performed a home inspection for one of my clients.  I had not used his services in the past, but he was recommended to my client through her work at Thermo-Tech.  ...
Originally posted at on 04/02/08:I read today from Realty Times a phrase that got me thinking.  The article is at: believe that the articles take on real estate professionals trying to predict real estate market trend...
I have looked back over all my old real estate files and in almost 5 years of real estate I have had two homes that I lost to other agents after I had them in contract to sell.  Both of homes went to decent agents in the area, and neither home sold.  Hmmm...  I don't want to toot my own horn, but...
Originally posted at on 03/29/08:I'm all for the Central Minnesota method of haggling.  I think it comes from the fact that most of us are only a couple generations removed from the true hagglers and wheelers and dealers of the past: the farmers.  One of the biggest prob...
Originally posted at on 04/10/08:had an issue the other day with one of the local builders not wanting to give lien waivers on their property.  With how many builders are suffering right now and not making payments on work completed, I think that this is something more p...
Originally posted on on 04/07/08:I would like to publicly say congratulations to the St Cloud Times for finally correcting the mistake that was their old Home Times Website.  I received a copy of a form letter this weekend regarding how the St Cloud Times will be abandon...

Jason Tangen

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