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What you need to know about Septic Systems: Part 3 Maintaining and Caring for your Septic System

Maintaining your septic system is extremely important whether you plan to sell your home or not.  Hiring a licensed inspector annually to inspect your septic system for preventative maintenance is far less expensive than repairing or replacing a failing or non-compliant system.  Having a certificate of compliance along with a maintenance schedule will also improve […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Blog|

What you need to know about Septic Systems Part #2: Selling Your Home

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home with a septic system in Saint Louis County the rules have recently changed.  Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance 61, which came into effect February 2014, requires prior to any sale, transfer, contract for deed, or any other conveyance of land where a dwelling is located […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Blog|

What you need to know about Septic Systems: Part #1 Ordinance 61

If you are thinking of buying or selling your rural home or lake property, you need to be aware of the new rules and regulations of subsurface sewage treatment systems, or more commonly known as septic systems.  I will be writing a three part series over the next week to help you understand the recent […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Blog|

Getting Your Home Sold When the Weather is Cold


Selling your home in the winter time in Minnesota may not seem like the most ideal time, but real estate is not just for the Spring and Summer months.  While the inventory of homes for sale is lower in the winter and buyers are often more serious, there are definite advantages to selling your home in […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Blog|

What is a Contingent Offer?

You finally have an offer on your home, but it comes with a long list of contingencies. Should you still be excited, or are these buyers not very serious?

Don’t be turned off by a contingent offer. A contingency by definition is a chance, or possibility conditional on something uncertain. In real estate there can be […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Blog|

Multiple Offers: How to Get the Edge.

With summer here and inventory of certain types and price ranges of homes down buyers are increasingly finding themselves competing for homes with other buyers.  Finding  yourself in a multiple offer situation is not uncommon but there are things you can do to give you the edge. […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Blog, For Buyers|

Tips for preparing your lake home or cabin for sale

Have you been thinking about selling your lake home or cabin? Perhaps you’ve wondered how the market is or what steps you can take to maximize your sell price. We’ll spend a little time reviewing some things you as a seller can do to set your property apart from others on the market. […]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Blog|

First Time Home Buyer? Where do I start….

Preparing to purchase your first home is both exciting and a little scary.  At Coldwell Banker Properties North we take special care to guide you through the process.  From pre-approval to closing, you know you will be taken care of with the aim of making this process as easy as can be.   We have “First […]

By |February 13th, 2014|Blog, For Buyers|

Top Tips To Prepare for Purchasing your First Home…

Planning on buying your first home is an exciting thing.  The key word is “planning”.   Preparing and planning using these 4 steps will make your experience more pleasant with quicker results… […]

By |January 10th, 2014|Blog, For Buyers|

Consider Your Credit Score

When purchasing a home your credit score is a major component in the financing process.  A good credit score may aid you in receiving a lower interest rates and better terms.  Your credit score reflects how you pay bills and how much credit you have.  As your payment history comprises approx. 35% of your total […]

By |August 23rd, 2012|Blog|