Minnesota’s Most Expensive Homes

Ever wonder what the most expensive listings in Minnesota are? Curiosity got me so I googled it. According to Zillow, Here are the most expensive Listings in MN below(click on image to see the listings) Not surprised as far as the location for most of these houses. (more…)

Zillow to Add 3D Homes to Real Estate Listings

3D Homes provide home buyers and renters with a new, immersive way to search for homes; New technology from Zillow Group allows sellers and agents to capture 3D tours from iPhones, for free


Your Listings on Zillow: How to Triple Your Views & Capture More Leads

While a great profile can be a powerful (and free) lead magnet, there is another even more powerful way to generate leads on Zillow: your listings. After all, the entire reason Zillow exists is to allow homebuyers to browse homes for sale. (more…)

Back to School

The kids are headed back to the classroom and it got me thinking that a lot of adults could use some schooling as well.  So much has changed in mortgage and real estate in the last few years and recent numbers from Black Knight Financial Services show evidence of housing market recovery:   

  • Home prices are up 5.3% year-over-year
  • Prices as of June rose for the 50th consecutive month 

Interest rates are still low, but a lot of young people grew up during a time of great real estate distress and haven’t experienced the strong markets that propelled the worth and wealth building of their parents.  They also haven’t experienced the evolution of interest rates and how high they’ve been to know anything other than the “historic lows” we’ve had for years.  They won’t last…it’s time to get schooled up on the current market and what’s involved in buying a home to make an educated decision as to whether homeownership is possible and the right decision for the long run.  The GCS Title team and I work with many outstanding, experienced real estate and mortgage professionals who can “teach” you what’s involved in the process and “instruct” you on your options.  We’re happy to introduce you! ~Charlie