Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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Real Estate Appraiser - Michael S. Bolton,Inc.

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2011 

When's the last time you've received a handwritten note? How did it make you feel? Amanda Davidson wrote an excellent blog: The Value of a Hand Written Letter that you'll find inspiration to do the same. Have an AWESOME 2012!   In the age of emails, IM’s, Facebook and Twitter hand written letters...
12/31/2011
This is another installment of Mind Movies by Michael Thornton. This is something that has intrigued me, and will try myself. Have an AWESOME 2012!   Mind Movies ~ Changing Your Life a Day at a Time...     As I stated in an earlier post, mind movies are nothing new, the concept has been around fo...
12/31/2011
I’ve been hearing more and more about how Fannie Mae has been renovating some of their REO properties. My first thought was that this is surely going to be another boondoggle; being that I don’t really trust anything the government has done regarding housing.   I ran across this video about Fanni...
12/29/2011
I really agree with Marte Cliff when it comes to headlines that grab my attention; her blog post made me think about the headlines I use. You'll find reading her post well worth your time. Have an AWESOME day!   A funny thought occurred to me a few minutes ago... It all started when my email pres...
12/29/2011
I've always been a big believer in lists, I think I got it from my Dad. He still carries his little notepad in his overalls, and is always writing things down. I've tried many times to use the computer for my lists, but I always end-up pulling out a piece of paper and jotting down my list. Lindse...
12/29/2011
The City of East Bethel, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that overall prices for the City of East Bethel, MN have increased for the month of November and for the year. The MLS data is for all types of properties within the City of East Bethel, MN. The data for this market update below is base...
12/29/2011
The City of Anoka, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Anoka, MN have declined for the both the current month of November, and also year to date. However, the year to date decline was less than the current month. The MLS data is for all types of properties. The data fo...
12/29/2011
Use ActiveRain to Tell Your Story   I can remember as kids sitting in a circle, with one kid telling the kid next to them something, and then that kid told the next kid, and so on. After a couple of minutes the comment made its way full circle. When the last kid and first kid compared what was sa...
12/28/2011
  Appraisers don’t expect a house to be in tiptop shape when doing an inspection for an appraisal, especially for a refinance. However, there a few do’s when getting ready for an appraisal inspection, and picking up after your dog should be considered mandatory!   No, it’s not a value issue, but ...
12/27/2011
I'm a big believer in goal setting. It's been said, "If you don't know where you're going, how are you going to know when you get there." I've been a big fan of Brian Tracy for years, and I think his "Goals" program is one of the best out there. I ran across Michael's blog today that talks about ...
12/27/2011
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