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What Experts Expect From the 2020 Minnesota Housing Market

Posted at 9:37 AM on January 14, 2020

Are you planning to buy your first home in 2020? Congratulations! Homeownership is a goal for many people, and house hunting...

What to Do (And Not To Do!) Once You Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 9, 2020

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is the first step on your journey to becoming a...

Turning Impossible into Possible with Habitat

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 7, 2020

“I didn’t think it was a possibility—owning a home felt so far out of reach.”

Ikram had spent years moving from apartment to...

How to Get Your Offer Accepted on a House

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 4, 2020

In the Twin Cities, we’re in one of the most competitive housing markets we’ve seen in the last several years. 

“I’ve been in...

Becoming a First-time Homeowner in North Minneapolis

Posted at 1:33 PM on November 26, 2019

Wendy Mitchell always dreamed of owning a home of her own. That dream became a reality, this past September when she closed on...

An Exchange between Veterans

Posted at 10:09 AM on November 11, 2019

Guest Blog by Michael HermansonHomeownership Advisor

This is a story about an experience I had with a homeowner during my...

9 Things to Do Before Closing on a House [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:31 AM on September 9, 2019

There are a number of things you need to do before you close on a home. Things like applying for a loan, scheduling a home...

First Home Checklist: Separating the Wants from the Needs [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:04 AM on August 5, 2019

You may have already practiced this skill in your everyday life. Can you think of a time when you were hungry and wanted to go...

Fixed- vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: What’s the Difference? [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:47 AM on July 26, 2019

When you’re trying to find the right interest rate for your new home mortgage, you have two choices: Fixed- vs....

Budgeting Your Monthly Cost of Owning a Home [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:55 AM on July 19, 2019

As a first time homebuyer, it’s important to understand all the costs that go into owning a home. For starters, did you know...