Louise Speck's (lspeck) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Twin Oaks Realty, Inc.
Before I start complaining about the agents who haven't returned my calls in the last few days, I have to say with all honesty that there have been times when I wasn't as prompt about returning that call as I should have been.  Especially when it involved feedback on listings when there had been ...
  What a beautiful day today in Plymouth, Minnesota. We woke up to a mild thunderstorm and the fresh smell of much needed rain. What a nice prelude to another beautiful Early Spring day here in Minnesota where there has always been a possibility of snow, even as late as April 25th and where Moth...
I hope you were abe to make use of the First Installment of Tips To Increase Your Homes Desirability For Buyers.  It has been a week since and I have another 10 Tips that will help you prepare your home and increase its value to Buyers when you are ready to put it on the market. Just as in the fi...
Plymouth, Minnesota: Money Magazine #1 Place to live in 2008/2009 continues to be the same place with the same excellent parks, trails, excellent mix of business and residential that were what made it the selection of choice. Plymouth continues to be a vibrant suburb of Minneapolis with easy acce...
This is a "short" list to be continued that was inspired by Tai DeSa's post of 50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties. Since he allowed for re-blogging I am copying some in a different order as I have thought of them while showing homes in this new market.   Tip...
Just saw another article which details a report telling some of the History of the recent dearth of foreclosures we have been experiencing. You can read it the article in Investors Business Daily.   The time from the days when you made a 25% down payment, went to your local bank and applied for a...
There has been plenty of Plymouth real estate for sale during the 2nd quarter of this year although the number of new listings is down from the same time a year ago and the average days on the market is up over 11% longer than the same time 1 year ago. There are currently 275 active listings of s...
This is Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 + Lakes"! Beautiful scenery - the Fall colors are right there at the top when you compare states. The Winter is crisp and fresh with beautiful snowfalls that blanket the ground and trees in a cloak of white and some mornings the trees and bushes glitter and ...
On this cold, winter day in our nation's capital we have just seen the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States. Some of us are excited about the new era which is upon us with a new President, Barack Obama, who will stand up for what he believes and some are sadde...
Look outside your window's in Plymouth, Minnesota today and you will likely see snowflakes gently falling, coating the frozen, already snow covered landscape with a fresh, clean blanket. While I am enjoying the lovely scene of the new falling snow I'm going to take a look at what you will see if ...

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