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Shopping for an assisted living facility

Below is an article from Silver Lining Fall 2016,   The decision to move yourself of a family member to an assisted living facility can be difficult. When men and women begin to experience difficulty with everyday activities, such as bathing, dressing or getting around, families may need to Read More

A Designer’s Advice for Increasing a Home’s Resale Value

At White Bear Lake Realty, we believe that staging a home is the most effective way to increase your home’s resale value. Below is an article that lists ways to do just that. Do not sell your home for 7-6-5%, sell with us at 3.7% for the lowest cost in Read More

The Complicated Psychology of Buying and Selling a House

Article from The Wall Street Journal, written by: Matthew Kassel, 6/13/2016 It’s a fact of life: Homes come with far more emotional weight than any other investment we make. A home is a refuge from the world, a place to raise a family and, for some people, an investment they Read More

Five Good Reasons to Stage Your Listing

From the Real Estate Digest, 9/2015 Volume 41 Number 9 Yes, professional staging can cost several thousand dollars. Is it worth it? You decide: A professional stager knows how to make a home appeal to the maximum number of potential  buyers. Sure, sellers can spruce up and declutter. But it’s Read More