White Bear Lake, Hugo, Forest Lake Area Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - The Janos Group / Real Estate Affiliates Services, Inc.
This blog is focused on the White Bear Lake, Hugo, and Forest Lake Minnesota areas and its real estate market.
Looks like the number of foreclosures is going up again.  The reports from RealtyTrac has shown that 358,000 foreclosure notices were received by homes, Nationwide in August 2009.  They are reporting a 18 percent increase over last August 2008.  It is also the fifth straight month that the number...
Are you still sitting on the Fence? As many of you know the $8000 tax credit ends on December 1st, 2009 which means you MUST be fully closed on your home by November 30th, 2009, so if your still sitting on the fence waiting to buy a home you need to get busy and buy now. I am sorry to say that I...
For those that live in our area and missed the yearly Hugo Good Neighbor Days last weekend or had a great time there like the rest of us... Well, they are doing it again this weekend, June 12th and 13th. Due to weather conditions last weekend they decide to play it again so be sure to come out an...
I have had two people contact me this week asking about modifying their mortgage.  The reason I decided to bring this to my blog was because both were mislead by past advice and luckily they thought to look into it more before committing. One was going to work with a company from another state an...
Well we are coming up to a year now that we have offered our Home Buyers and Sellers the ability to search for homes and competition homes with the ListingBook Program and they love it. If you have never tried ListingBook for your property searches you are missing the boat.  It has many features ...
Good Morning Everyone,I just wanted to take a moment and give you all an update on what is currently happening in the market today.  The last two months have been a bit frustrating in the real estate market for Realtors and Buyers.As many of you buyers can see in your property searches, there has...
Hello again everyone. I forgot to mention in my last blog entry about a few changes that are in the works in Washington DC that MAY effect this program.  Our representatives for the Government Affairs Committee at the St Paul Association of Realtors brought these possible updates back from the Na...
If you are one of the first time home buyers sitting on a fence right now, this program may bump you off the fence and into your new home. Could you use $7,500? Well, guess what? If you qualify, it's yours! And it's not tough to qualify! The government is offering this $8000 to any first time hom...
Woodbury First-time Home Ownership Program Woodbury now has a First-time Home Ownership Program that is designed to encourage home ownership in the City of Woodbury by providing financing to low and moderate income first-time purchasers. This program is a low-interest, deferred loan of up to $25,...
Woodbury Foreclosure Purchase Program Are you looking to buy a home in Woodbury?  Are you looking at foreclosures? Well I have good news for you...  Woodbury has a new program that many Realtors and Loan Officers are not aware of.  If you buy a foreclosure property in Woodbury you can get a low i...

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