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October 2018
Posted by Teri Krueger on November 08, 2018 in  Housing Market Updates
      Northfield       Rice County # Homes Listed: 39 84 Avg. List Price: $293,405 $258,008 Median Price: $274,000 $239,900 # Homes Sold: 24 58 Avg. Sold Price: $304,723 $257,679 Median Sold  Price: $271,700 $249,000 Avg. Days on Market: 72 52 # Homes on Market: 98 320 ... read more
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Phasing Out The Inefficient Incandescent Lightbulb

Posted by Teri Krueger on November 05, 2018 in  Q&A
As the U.S. phases out incandescent light bulbs, we look back at the light of our lives, and look forward to new generations of CFLs and LEDs. We started bidding goodbye to Edison’s classic in 2012. Congress directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop revised standards to take effect in 2020, including a backstop requiring that light bulbs achieve at least 45 lumens (a measure of brightness) per watt. DOE recently stated that this backstop will go into effect. Halogen incandescent light bulbs wi... read more
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A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In

A Fall Maintenance Checklist
Posted by Teri Krueger on November 05, 2018 in  Home Maintenance
Such as look for roof leaks before the first winter snow. Preventative maintenance is key. When the last of summer's heat is a faint memory, and you're pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it's time to tackle a few simple chores that'll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises next spring. This Fall Checklist Helps: #1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will ... read more
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Most Important Summer Home Maintenance Projects.

Being proactive when it comes to your home’s maintenance can save you time and money! Focus on maintaining these 5 areas.
Posted by Teri Krueger on July 31, 2018 in  2018  Buyers  Helpful Info  Home Improvements  Home Maintenance  Northfield  Northfield Real Estate  Seller  Sellers
With the bright sunlight and warm temperatures that accompany summer, you may be spending more time outside — and you may be noticing areas of your home’s exterior that need repair. But there’s more reason to tackle your home maintenance projects this summer than simply cosmetic appearance. Maintaining your home will prevent major leaks and damage that may eventually require professional help, usually when its most expensive and inconvenient for you. Being proactive when it comes to your home&... read more
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Can Hiring a Professional Photographer For Listing Photos Help Sell Your Home Faster?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Professional photography can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home mor
Posted by Teri Krueger on July 25, 2018 in  Sellers
A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard the saying before, and it’s definitely true when it comes to real estate. It would be almost impossible to fully describe a house without pictures. There’s just one problem; too often homeowners forget about picture quality. Not all images are created equal. Blurry or poor-quality photos can be detrimental when selling your home. The question is, “Does professional photography help sell homes?” The simple answer is yes. Pro... read more
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