Kyle Swanson's Blog Posts

How To Buy Your First Home Is It Better To Rent Or Buy

Is it Better to Rent or Buy Your First Home?Many people see purchasing a home as a necessary step in personal development. The thing is, it might be better to rent in some cases.Sometimes it makes

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How To Buy Your First Home 10 Things You Need To Know

How to Buy Your First Home: 10 Things You Need to KnowThere are many steps involved and the technical aspects of real estate might seem daunting at first. With so much jargon, paperwork and,

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Refinancing Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly

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FirstTime Home Buyer Is The Housing Market Still Hot

First-Time Home Buyer: Is the Housing Market Still Hot?5.51 million existing homes welcomed new owners in 2017. That averages to a monthly total sale of almost 460 thousand properties! The new

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The Ultimate Guide To The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

The Ultimate Guide To The First Time Home Buyer Tax CreditBeing a first time home buyer often means being caught in a double-bind.As a first time buyer, you receive more scrutiny from the bank, the

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Home For Sale Dodge Center MN

Home For Sale Dodge Center MNThis PREINSPECTED three bedroom/two bath home is move-in ready. Loads of updates including new siding, new windows, new shingles, new exterior trim, and all new doors.

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Home For Sale Winona MN

Home For Sale Winona MNThis 3 bed/2 bath home is move-in ready! Great starter home with hardwood floors, finished basement and large garage. Roof replaced with 50 year warranty shingles. Huge lot!

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Home For Sale 4th Street NE Rochester

Home For Sale 4th Street NE RochesterThis adorable home has so much charm! This two bedroom/one bath has arched entryways, hardwood floors and an upper master suite. The landscaping gives the home

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A New School Year

Time to finish up your back to school shopping! Are you ready for the new year? Real estate activity slows down a bit as home buyers with school-age kids are getting ready for classes.;

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Home For Sale 9th Street NE Rochester

Our newest home for sale is on 9th Street NE in Rochester. This 3 bedroom/2 bath home in a convenient Northeast location is updated and move-in ready! On the bus line, this home is within

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Home For Sale 11th St SE Rochester

Home For Sale 11th St SE RochesterMove right into this charming and conveniently located home in a quiet neighborhood close to the heart of the city. This inviting 1-1/2 story home features hardwood

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Condo For Sale By Silver Lake Rochester MN

Condo For Sale By Silver Lake Rochester MN Here it is - the one you've been waiting for! Priced to sell, this completely remodeled two bedroom, two bath condo has spectacular views of city from its

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Home For Sale 33rd Street NW Rochester

Home For Sale 33rd Street NW RochesterSo much room in this mature Northwest neighborhood home! Enormous deck and large, fenced backyard, perfect for entertaining. Private master ensuite with

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Invasive Plants

WHAT: Cascade Meadow Speaker Series: Managing Invasive Plants. A noxious weed eradication specialist from the Minnesota DNR will be talking about how to manage invasive plants and answer

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New Listing 16th Ave NW Rochester

New Listing 16th Ave NW Rochester This adorable, 3 bed/2 bath move-in ready home features hardwood floors, ceramic tiled bath, and a large lower-level family room. The deck is private and

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Manorwoods West Neighborhood Rochester Minnesota

The Manorwoods West neighborhood in Rochester Minnesota is a great location for all ages and all family sizes! Here's everything Manorwoods has to offer:Schools         

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Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety It's fireworks season! A lot of people like to light off their own for a home show, but make sure you are taking precautions. Remember, safety never takes a holiday! Obey all

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3 Steps To Selling Your Home

There are several steps to selling your home, but let's concentrate on the big 3, and let's get your home sold!1. Get it Ready!Make your home look as new as possible. Pretend you are the one

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Home For Sale In Baihly Meadows SW Rochester

Here's our newest home for sale in Baihly Meadows in SW Rochester!This beautiful home is a MUST see. Located in an unparalleled neighborhood, this four bed/four bath home is;

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Rochester Tall Grass Ordinance

Rochester Tall Grass and Weed OrdinanceWith all the rain and excessive heat we've had lately, it's been hard to keep up with the mowing. Make sure you are keeping on top of your yardwork 

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Home For Sale On Glen Lane NW In Rochester MN

Home for sale on Glen Lane NW in Rochester MNThis PREINSPECTED three bedroom/two bath home is move-in ready! Beautifully renovated throughout, it offers high-end stainless steel,

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Home For Sale In Manor Woods

Home for sale in Manor Woods, NW RochesterThis PREINSPECTED, four bed/two bath, walkout rambler is MOVE-IN READY! It has been remodeled from top to bottom with the modern, updated style you have

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Four Tips To Prevent In Home Flooding

Four Tips to Prevent In-Home FloodingWith all this melting snow and storm season coming up, make sure your home won't be destroyed by flooding. Here are four tips to help prevent water from

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Home For Sale Stewartville

Home for sale in Stewartville! AMAZING home on tucked-away on a cul-de-sac. It's layout has five bedrooms up including an oversized master en-suite with a steam shower and potentially a second

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2018 Spring Showcase Of Homes

It's time to start planning for the 2018 Spring Showcase of Homes! You have two whole weekends to see the homes: April 14th and 15th and the 21st and 22nd. The hours are noon to 5:00pm each day of

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5 Bedroom 4 Bath Home For Sale In NE Rochester

This 5 bedroom/4 bath home is for sale in NE Rochester is not your cookie-cutter 2 story. Its layout has 3 bedrooms upstairs PLUS a master ensuite, and one bedroom downstairs. There's

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Rochester Minnesota Market Report From February 2018

Rochester MN Residential Area Market Report from February 2018 As of February 2018 there were 281 Active Listings on the market in the Rochester Residential area which was down from

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Rory Ballard

Hello! My name is Rory Ballard and I'm excited to be the newest member of the Realty Edge Team. Here's a little bit about me:I received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science 

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Condo For Sale In NW Rochester

Carefree living at its best with a superb location - and you can own it cheaper than you could rent! This one bedroom, one bath condo is on the bus line, close to shopping, downtown and walking

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Rochester MN Quarter Four Market Report

Rochester Q4 Market Report*  (*from October to December 2017)Rochester Residential Area From October to December of 2017, there were 1,064 Active Listings on the market in

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Winter Seller Guide 2018

If you're thinking about selling a home this Fall, you need to read the Winter Seller Guide FIRST! This could be the best resource around to help you make the decision to sell,

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Home For Sale 6th Ave SW Rochester MN

This 4 bedroom/2 bath home in the historic southwest neighborhood in Rochester is within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and the medical center. Connected to Soldier's

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Home For Sale In Byron MN

This solid home has original 1950's charm! Easy potential for four bedrooms with two egress windows in the basement. This home has been well maintained, is structurally sound, and is pre-inspected.

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Fall Home Maintenance

The fall season is here! Snow is in the forecast this week, but you've still got some time to winterize your home. Here are just a few things to get done this fall:Exterior Maintenance Check

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2017 Fall Seller Guide

If you're thinking about selling a home this Fall, you need to read the Fall Seller Guide FIRST! This could be the best resource around to help you make the decision to sell, and to

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Two Story Condo In SE Rochester

This 2 bedroom, 3 bath PREINSPECTED two-story condo has tons of space & storage! Loft provides extra area for office, exercise or playroom. This home has a master suite, SS appliances, wood-laminate

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15 Acres In Rollingstone Minnesota

This home nestled between Altura & Rollingstone offers breath-taking views of its private 15 acres of rolling hills & woods. Great hunting and fishing just outside the door! There's even an extra

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Condo For Sale NW Rochester

This well-maintained two bedroom/one bath home is maintenance free. The deck off the dining room and the large living room with fireplace are great areas for entertaining. This condo is

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New Listing In NE Byron Minnesota

This PRE-INSPECTED three bedroom, two bathroom home is low maintenance and move-in ready. Vaulted ceilings on the main floor gives this home an open and airy feel. The kitchen/dining room

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Brand New Listing NE Rochester

This PRE-INSPECTED 3 bedroom, 2 bath is a rare find and move-in ready! The property features a large, heated, three-car garage and a huge private patio. Find beautiful hardwood floors on the

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2017 Summer Seller Guide

If you're thinking about selling a home this summer, you need to read this guide FIRST! This could be the best resource around to help you make the decision to sell, and to get you

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Home For Sale East River Road NE In Rochester

Walk right down to Zumbro River from your backyard! You need to see the convenience this home offers! This property is located just off North Broadway, but you are offered peace & tranquility,

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Thursdays On First

The Rochester community is a great place to live, especially in the summer. There are thousands of things to do in the summer: biking, golfing, going to Honker's games, dining on

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Townhome On Foxfield Dr NW

This PRE-INSPECTED townhome is updated with modern finishes. The second story has a cozy loft with a gas fireplace. The master bedroom has a walk-through bathroom with separate shower and

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Gorgeous Two Story On Sand Trap Lane

This gorgeous 5 bed/4 bath home sits on a privately wooded cul-de-sac lot. The patio opens to a fire pit and fenced-in backyard. Outdoor living continues with an upper deck off of the kitchen

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Spring Sellers Guide

SPRING SELLER'S GUIDEIf you're thinking about selling a home this fall, you need to read this guide FIRST! This could be the best resource around to help you make the decision to,

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Completely Renovated Townhouse In Kasson

Pre-Inspected and move-in ready! Carefree living in this modern and updated one level townhouse. The vaulted ceilings and open floor plan make it great for entertaining. Completely renovated with

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Renovated Home In Pill Hill

This beautiful home in the Historic Pill Hill section of SW Rochester has been totally updated and is move-in ready! Within walking distance to hospitals and Mayo Clinic, this updated home

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New Listing In NW Rochester

Enjoy the ease of this pre-inspected, move-in ready home in a highly sought-after Northwest neighborhood. This home has been completely updated with new paint, carpet, stainless steel 

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Show Packets

When you list your home with the Realty Edge Team, we put a show packet together for potential buyers. This is a booklet that includes pictures of your home, details about your property, a map

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Studio Condo In NW Rochester For Sale

This wonderful studio condo is carefree living at its best with a superb location! The condo is completely updated and move-in ready with fresh carpet, fresh paint, back splash, and much more. It's

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Moving In The Winter

Moving in the wintertime can be tough. Physically. You have to maneuver through snow, and icy roads...and lifting boxes while wearing gloves is hard enough. Here are some tips to make the move

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December Market Report For Byron Minnesota

Here's the December Market Report from the Byron Residential Area: As of December 2016 there were 18 Active Listings on the market in the Byron Residential area which is down

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6 Ways To Prevent A Home Burglary

It's vacation season here in Minnesota. Those of us who are lucky enough to get away from the cold will be leaving our homes at risk for unwanted visitors. Here are six ways to help prevent a

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2016 Winter Sellers Guide

WINTER SELLER'S GUIDEIf you're not quite sure if you're ready to sell your house yet, you need to read this guide FIRST! This could be the best resource around to help you make the

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Open House This Sunday In Pill Hill

Open house this Sunday in Pill HillCome see Brandon Chalstrom  at the open house for this gorgeous, completely renovated home In Pill Hill. This Sunday from 11:30 - 1:00, you can tour this home

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Gorgeous Completely Renovated Home In Pill Hill

Gorgeous Completely Renovated Home In Pill HillLocated at1134 7th Street SW, Rochester, this completely renovated 5bedroom/4bath home in the sought after Pill-Hill is jaw dropping! The kitchen is

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October 2016 Market Summary For Rochester MN

October 2016 Market Summary For Rochester MNRochester, MN Residential AreaAs of October 2016 there were 402 Active Listings on the market in the city of Rochester which is down from 

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5 Things NOT To Do During The Closing Process

5 Things NOT to do During the Closing ProcessYou've finally found the perfect home. The loan has been approved, contracts have been signed, and your closing is scheduled. There are a few things you

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Private Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage InsuranceWhat is private mortgage insurance?Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is a type of mortgage insurance that is used with conventional loans. It's job is to &

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Summer Sellers Guide

Summer Seller's GuideReady to sell your home? Not so fast! The first step is to check out this free Summer Seller's Guide. This could be the best resource around to help you make the decision

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Home With A Makeover In Sw Rochester

Home with a makeover for sale in SW Rochester!Located at 3708 Willow Heights Dr SW, this home has been redone, top to bottom! Inside it boasts a brand new kitchen, flooring, bathrooms, windows,

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Home For Sale In SE Rochester

Home for Sale in SE Rochester!The Realty Edge team presents a new listing! This 4 bed, 2 bath single family bi-level split is located at 1670 10th Ave SE in Rochester and features tons of

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Rochester Readers Choice

The Post Bulletin Reader's Choice 2016 is here! 2016 marks the 4th annual Reader's Choice awards. There are 60 categories this year including best appliance store, best place for

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Selling In Summertime In Rochester Mn

Selling In Summertime in Rochester MN 50% of homes are sold during the summer.Click here to find out why this summer is especially a great time to sell!Summer in Rochester MN is a very

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Property For Sale In SW Rochester

Property for sale in SW Rochester!If you've ever dreamed of building your very own home, here is the perfect piece of land! This is a great opportunity to purchase 16 wooded acres of land just on

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Thursdays On First And 3rd Starts Today June 2nd

Thursdays on First & 3rd starts June 2nd!The Rochester community is a great place to live, especially in the summer. There are thousands of things to do in the summer: biking, golf, going

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Home For Sale In Rochester MN

Home For Sale In Rochester MN! Located by several huge parks AND right next to Eastwood Golf Course, this 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home is perfect for your family. Come take a tour of this beautiful!

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Is It Cold Enough For You

If you live in Rochester, MN or anywhere in the upper Midwest,  you have been asked that question at some point in your life, right? And when there is a -40 degree windchill like we had,

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Spring Is Right Around The Corner

It may be January and we are looking at below zero temperatures, but Spring is right around the corner in Rochester, MN! We all know how quickly the seasons come and go here in SE Minnesota, so we

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The New Jewel Of Kutzky Park

One of Rochester's more unique and prized neighborhoods is Kutzky Park. Not only is it prized because of it's "walk-ability" to all of downtown, its proximity to Mayo and its hospitals, but also

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Fall Is The PERFECT Season To List Your Home

Fall is here and we can see all kinds of preparations for the upcoming winter. Trees losing their leaves and going dormant. Animals building nests for comfort out of the cold, blowing winter wind.

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Stay Ahead Of The Curve In Rochester MN

"Stay ahead of the curve" in Rochester, MN, the real estate curve that is......... What am I talking about?, I'm referring to each and every property owners' ability to stay informed.  Informed

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Rochester MN Market Statistics

Rochester, MN Market Statistics are as follows08/15                        

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The Importance Of Your Very Own Real Estate Advocate While Buying In Rochester MN

The importance of having your very own "Real Estate Advocate" while shopping for or selling property in Rochester, MN can not be measured easily.  Of course any person of sound mind and

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Rochester Minnesota The Right Choice For Retirees Why Not You Too

Rochester Minnesota:  The RIGHT Choice for Retirees;  Why Not You Too.......?                   ,

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Jun 8 2015 Snapshot Of Rochester Minnesota Real Estate Market

June 8, 2015;  Snapshot of Rochester Minnesota Real Estate MarketAPRIL 2015Absorption Rate                 

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Rochester Minnesota Real Estate Pitfalls And Missteps

Ok, so you're ready to start your search for the families dream home, well don't be tripped up by the "7 Deadly Sins of Real Estate misadventure".  It is truly a great time to take advantage of

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Salt And Pepper Photography Holiday Special

Salt And Pepper Photography Holiday SpecialLots of fun specials this season. Call to book your Holiday Photographs today! At Salt and Pepper Photography you're not just getting a

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Realty Edge Team Tips To Give The Greatest Christmas Gift Of All

Realty Edge Team Tips To Give the Greatest Christmas Gift of AllSometimes the simplest gestures are the most memorable ones. If you're like many others this time of year,you probably aren

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New Realty Edge Team Listing At 1606 3rd Ave NE Rochester MN 55906

New Realty Edge Team Listing at 1606 3rd Ave NE Rochester, MN 55906This new listing in SE Rochester MN has been completely redone! Beautiful interior with new carpet, fresh paint, new

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Realty Edge Teams 10 Projects To Hammer Out Before Thanksgiving

Realty Edge Team’s 10 Projects to Hammer out Before Thanksgiving1. Finish the Basement: Rochester MN winter brings ice, snow, clouds and rain-FUN STUFF! Your time indoors may get a little

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Decorating For Halloween Through Harvest In Rochester MN

Decorating for Halloween Through Harvest in Rochester MNSpider webs and ghosts can create a fun, spooky vibe, but a more elegant approach to Halloween décor can last through the entire fall

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Rochester Area Pumpkin Patch Guide

Rochester Area Pumpkin Patch GuideTis the Season for Everything Pumpkin! If you haven't been to a pumpkin patch, corn maze, apple orchard, or Fall Harvest at a farm, you don’t know what

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5 Realty Edge Tips For Selling Your Home In The Fall

5 Realty Edge Tips For Selling your Home in the Fall Fall is the second busiest season for home sales. Fall is very popular for all types of buyers from first time home buyers to

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Rochester MN Fall Home Maintenance

Rochester MN Fall Home Maintenance The fall season is right on our doorsteps. It’s time to get your home prepared for those harsh Minnesota winters that we all love so much!Although

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2018 Jade Ln NE Rochester MN

2018 Jade Ln NE Rochester, MN Remarkable Custom Home on large wooded cul-de-sac near neighborhood park. Its love at first sight when you arrive at this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom built

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Realty Edge Teams Kyle Swanson Awarded For Achieving 30 Under 30

Realty Edge Team's Kyle Swanson Awarded For Achieving 30 Under 30!This month our teammate Kyle was awarded by Counselor Realty's Corporate Office for achieving the honorable title of 30

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Summer Selling In Rochester MN

Summer Selling In Rochester MN 50% of homes are sold during the summer.Summer in Rochester MN is a very popular time to shop for a house. Selling in the summer does however have its

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Using Paint Color To Stage Your Home

Using Paint Color To Stage Your Home Experts say that staged homes sell faster and for better value than homes that are not. Paint color can sometimes be the biggest culprit when it comes to

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6 Inexpensive Renovations That Sell Your Home

6 Inexpensive Renovations That Sell Your Home When your home is listed and nothing seems to be biting at the bit, it may be time to spruce things up a bit.  If this is the case you do

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Just Blocks From St Marys Hospital And Downtown

Just Blocks From St. Mary's Hospital And Downtown!Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4052350For more listings like this contact The Realty Edge Team

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Welcome Home To Zumbrota

Welcome Home To Zumbrota! Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4052294For more listings like this contact the Realty Edge Team (507-722-1107) www

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Beautiful New Construction Home

Beautiful New Construction Home! Check it out here: http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4051552For more listings like this contact The Realty Edge Team (507

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5 Bang For Your Buck Home Improvements

5 Bang for Your Buck Home Improvements Home renovations can have a major impact on your wallet and it can be hard deciding which areas of your home to put the most time and money into and

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What To Expect In The Final Walk Through

What To Expect In The Final Walk Through The home buying process can often be long and drawn-out with occasional ups and downs. Just remember that the light at the end of the tunnel is near.

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Great House Great Location

Great House, Great Location!Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4052350For more houses like this contact us atwww.rochesterrealtyedge.com (507-

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Tons Of Square Footage In This Byron Listing

Tons of Square Footage in this Byron Listing!Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4051069For more houses like this contact us atwww.rochesterrealtyedge

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A Real Head Turner In Zumbrota

A Real Head Turner In Zumbrota!Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4052294For more houses like this contact us atwww.rochesterrealtyedge.com (507

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This New Construction Home Is A Dime

This New Construction Home is a Dime!Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4051552For more houses like this contact us atwww.rochesterrealtyedge.com;

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10 Easy Ways To Save Energy In Your Home

10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home If you are planning on listing your home in the near future, one guaranteed way to stand out from the sea of other homes on the market is by making

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Ten Things Buyers Hate About Your Home

Ten Things Buyers Hate About Your HomeSelling your home in the current market is different than current years in many ways. Houses are definitely selling, but how fast they sell depends on the

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New Listing Located 15 11th Ave NW Rochester MN 55901

New Listing Located 15 11th Ave NW Rochester, MN 55901 Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4052350For more houses like this contact us atwww

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Kyle Swanson Selected For Realtor Magazine 30 Under 30

 Kyle Swanson Selected For Realtor Magazine 30 Under 30Our very own Kyle Swanson has been selected as REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 class of 30 under 30!  Each June, REALTOR®

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Preparing Your Home For Spring

Preparing your Home For SpringGreat news for Rochester, Minnesotans! Spring is on it's way...FINALLY! If you have lived in or around the Rochester area long or are planning to do so, you

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A StepbyStep Guide To The Home Building Process

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building ProcessBuilding a new home can be an exciting journey! The overall building process can very depending on where you live and what your specific builder

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Solar Tubes Beat Traditional Skylights For LowCost Daylighting

Solar Tubes Beat Traditional Skylights for Low-Cost DaylightingBy: Dave TohtPublished: November 10, 2011Get the natural light that skylights provide — but with less cost and less hassle —

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New Listing Located 320 1st St NE Hayfield MN 55940

New Listing Located 320 1st St NE  Hayfield MN 55940Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4050806For more houses like this contact us atwww

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New Listing Located 6512 10th St SE Rochester MN 55904

New Listing Located 6512 10th St SE Rochester, MN 55904Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4048936For more houses like this contact us atwww

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New Listing Located 3820 18th Ave NW Rochester MN 55901

New Listing Located 3820 18th Ave NW Rochester, MN 55901Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4050140For more houses like this contact us atwww

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New Listing Located 502 S Main St Austin MN 55912

New Listing Located 502 S Main St  Austin, MN 55912Check it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4050066For more houses like this contact us atwww

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New Listing Located 520 River St SW Chatfield MN

New Listing Located 520 River St SW  Chatfield, MNCheck it out here:http://kyle.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4050458For more houses like this contact us atwww

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New Listing At 26946 Everyday Rd Lanesboro MN 55949

New  Listing At 26946 Everyday Rd  Lanesboro MN 55949Check it out athttp://dan.rochesterrealtyedge.com/details.php?mls=157&mlsid=4050091For more houses like this contact us at www

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New HUD Timelines Favor Investors

The new HUD Timelines and bid process is as follows;-     The exclusive period for properties that are IN will be reduced to 15 days. Bids submitted during the initial 10 days

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