Monthly Real Estate Newsletter|October 2016
What's Happening?

Oct. 31st- Halloween

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing colors and the days are becoming shorter. Fall is officially here! One thing we enjoy most about October (besides candy and pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING) is the wide variety of Halloween & harvest events! 

While you are out and about this month, remember to make safety a top priority. Take a few minutes to view our Halloween Safety Checklist for helpful trick-or-treating tips.

If you're thinking about moving, fall is a great time to list your home for sale. This time of the year  it's not unusual to see a decrease in the number of new listings, and typically there are around 20-25% fewer single family homes available. But  don't let the market scare you. Our agents have experience working with all types of home sales year round and can help you find a Boo-tiful new home!

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News & Updates
Interactive Map Traces Minnesota's Fall Colors

Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save 
Thousands  in the Off-Season

Sightseers can use an interactive map for planning their fall color road trips in Minnesota.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources'  Fall Color Finder  shows the progression of red, gold and orange across the state. The map is updated each week with where to find the best visuals. Travelers may be in for a good show this year...  Read More

Timing is everything, even in real estate.  Homebuyers in the nation's most dense metro areas could save thousands by purchasing a home in the off-season, according to a new analysis  by NerdWallet. Sale prices fall an average of approx. 3% or by $8,300 on a median-priced home, September through November, the analysis found...  Read More

Egging, Toilet Papering: How to Clean Up After Halloween Pranks

Halloween can be a messy holiday. With pranksters about, you may end up with egg yolks dripping down your siding and toilet paper hanging from your trees. Inside, you might drip candle wax on your carpet, and your little ones could leave makeup stains on your furniture. Hey - it's the price of having fun.
But when the fun is over, the cleanup begins. Here are some tips from the  American Cleaning Institute and others on removing the Halloween mayhem that little tricksters leave behind ...  Read More
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14179 55th St. NE St. Michael, MN

9132 Nantwick Rdg. Brooklyn Park, MN

4610 Hemlock Ln N. Plymouth, MN

MLS# 4766460   List Price: $769,900

Incredible 2-Story home quietly tucked into over 19 incredible acres. Horseback ride, hunt, and farm right in your own backyard. A true nature lover's dream! 5 Bdrms, large kitchen w/expansive cntr island. Loft overlooking 2-story foyer. Finished walk-out LL w/Full kitchen, bdrm & full bath makes the perfect guest suite or in-law apartment. 2 barns, horse stalls, office, an area for chickens or goats & space for all your outdoor equipment!
MLS#: 4768287   List Price: $319,900

Come experience quality and value in this prime location Brooklyn Park home. The homeowner has been busy painting the exterior of the home and a new roof was completed Oct. 2016. Interior is freshly painted. Granite counter tops, beautiful hardwood floors and newer carpet. Kitchen opens to the screen porch with easy access to the deck making outdoor relaxation, recreation and cooking a pleasure. This beautiful home is better than new construction!

MLS#: 4760708    List Price: $329,900

Fantastic Schmidt Lake Neighborhood! This quiet, peaceful, and well kept neighborhood make this home a must see. Easy commute in all directions. Features include: 4 bed 2 bath, 4 season, 2 decks, updated kitchen, (new flooring and counter tops), large .3 + acre lot, storage shed, heated/insulated garage, newer roof, newer furnace/water heater, spacious and open floor plan, concrete parking pad. Set up your showing today!

Just For Fun!
Did You Know??
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
  • Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
  • Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. 

'The Amityville Horror' House and Other Famous Scary Movie Homes for Sale

Here's the thing about horror movie houses: Aside from all the creepy ghosts and pesky blood stains, the houses themselves are often gorgeous. Looking at listings for the beautiful Los Angeles home where Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) lived inNightmare on Elm Street or the elegant apartment building where Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) conceived a demon in Rosemary's Baby, it's easy to forget that these locations caused so many nightmares.  Of course, it's a little different when the house is the stuff of actual nightmares. .. Read More
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