Wyoming Housing Market June 2015

house with handsConsidering selling or buying a home in Wyoming MN? Check out the newest market report.

http://www.spaar.com/statistics/LMU/CurrentMonth/Wyoming.pdf

A few highlights are:
– The average sales price is $229,813
– Cost per square foot is up 5.6% at $112.00
– Days on market before sale is currently at 81 days

As a real estate professional I am always looking for buyers and sellers who are interested in working with an agent who is knowledgeable, and understands the current market. Let me show you what your current home will likely sell for. If you are looking to buy a home, let me listen to your needs and help you to find the perfect home. Whether you are a first time home buyer or you have been a home owner there is always more to learn about the process. No one likes surprises. Work with a team that supports you in all ways real estate.

Kim Woehl – Red Key Realty – 651-214-1459

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Picking a Neighborhood

Choosing the perfect neighborhood! Kim Woehl – Keller Williams Premier Realty kwoehl.kwrealty.com 651-214-1459

Your in the market to purchase a home.  I would bet you have thought about what you want in a home such as how many bedrooms, how many baths, do you need an attached garage and if so, how many stalls. I would also bet you have looked into what you can afford and hopefully have spoken to a mortgage company and collected your qualification letter so you are ready once you find that perfect home.

But, have you taken a look at where you wish to live?  What are your needs?  Will you need area parks, close shopping, perhaps you enjoy getting out in the evening and need something close?

Knowing how you like to live is important when choosing the neighborhood.  For example if you have children you might like an area with parks within walking distance and when you are out looking in the area for a home, notice who is out and about.

You will want to consider schools, crime, taxes, and other amenities such as lakes and water near by.   Is there public transportation?  Will my kids have to walk to school or is there a bus system in this area and will that make a difference in my decision?

Once you are pretty sure that you have found that perfect home, consider knocking on a few doors to hear what your potential neighbors have to say about the home, the area, and your other potential neighbors.  You can learn a lot!

If this is the home for you, your Realtor can help you to write up a purchase agreement and hopefully your offer will be accepted.  As a licensed Realtor I would love to help in your home search.  I want to be your Realtor. You picked your dentist, hairstylist, and favorite restaurant .   Pick me as YOUR Realtor.

Kim Woehl – Keller Williams Premier Realty

kwoehl.kwrealty.com

651-214-1459

Common Home Defects – Ask the Realtor – Roofing

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So you notice that rusty looking ring on your ceiling.  The first tell tail sign that there is  a problem with your roof, or is it?  Roof issues don’t wait, at least not for very long.  Its better to keep up on basic maintenance than to notice an issue from the inside of your home.

So what to do!

Homeowners can do a quick inspection annually.  Is the flashing in place?  Wind can sometimes loosen the flashing (the aluminum pieces around chimney’s, air vents, and valleys).  Make sure that it is still affixed so that water cannot run behind or underneath.

Regular fiberglass shingles will lose the granules over time and some of this is normal as the roof ages.  When you begin to see more of the asphalt it may be time to have a roofer inspect your roof and see if its time to be replaced.

Look for storm damage.  Shingles that are missing, curled or pulled up can let water in underneath.  Are there spots of missing granules in spotty patterns (possible hail damage).

If in doubt, have it checked out.  It is cheaper to replace a roof than it is to fix and correct water damage.  It is also important to keep a good roof on a house as once you have water damage this is something you must disclose when you wish to sell and a home with no prior concerns is going to be selected over one that has been damaged by water creating a possible mold issue as well as insulating, and rot.

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Severe shrinkage and weathering of asphalt shingles due to age and gradual washing away of the thick petroleum coating. Eventually the paper shrinks so much that entire flaps begin to tear away, exposing the roofing nails under the flaps. Once the nail heads are exposed, water running down the roof can seep around the nail into the interior space, leading to roof rot and ceiling damage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kim Woehl is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty.  If you are ready to buy or sell please give her a call.  651-214-1459 or check out her website for a free search of area homes for sale at:  http://kwoehl.kwrealty.com/

Who is Buying Homes?

According to the MN Association of Realtors.  Minnesota home buyers have some characteristics.  Do you fall into one of these?

  • 42% of recent home buyers are first time homebuyers
  •  The typical home buyer is 38 years old
  • 2010 median household income for buyers was $76,900
  • 61% of recent home buyers were married couples
  • 17% of recent home buyers are single females
  • 29% of MN recent home buyers said that their primary reasoning for purchasing a home was the desire to own a home.

If you are looking to be the next home owner please give me a call!  You can also visit my website and shop on your own until ready to go see one of the homes that are currently listed.

Contact Kim Woehl – Keller Williams Premier Realty Serving the entire north metro.  651-214-1459

kwoehl.kwrealty.com

Who is the First Time Home Buyer

First Time Homebuyer?