Jon Speich's Blog Posts

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded-last minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly

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New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year.

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply

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The Millions Mapped Real Estate App

Millions Mapped Mobile AppMillions Mapped is a special, invitation only, mobile app. It's basically an app to be able to see properties for sale on a map, similar to what you can do with.&

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The Most Popular Architectural Home Styles in the Twin Cities

No matter where you live, you’ll likely encounter a wide variety of architectural house styles just by driving through your neighborhood. From extravagant to quaint, homes across the Twin

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5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates,

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly

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Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding

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Downsizing For Retirement: A Step-by-Step Guide

Downsizing for retirement takes planning, hard work, and time. It involves organizing your current home, donating unwanted items, putting your house up for sale and moving to a new location. Some

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Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When COVID-related shutdowns began back in March, real estate brokers and

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5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021

We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales

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The 4 P's of Intelligent Real Estate Marketing

Last year, a full 89% of buyers used a real estate agent, and so did 88% of sellers. Realtor representation during a real estate transaction is important for both buyers and sellers. This is a

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