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Star Tribune Names LaBelle Real Estate Group a 2016 Top Workplace

Oakdale, MN June 27, 2016—LaBelle Real Estate Group has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 25-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions ...

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Good News Continues for the Housing Market!

Strong demand for a limited supply of homes for sale has seemingly outweighed higher mortgage rates, at least for the time being.  The idea that mortgage rates may rise further is likely spurring some of this demand.  The dream of homeownership is very much intact, but buyers should be prepared with competitive offers, since every measure of market health is pointing upwards.

New listings in the Twin Cities region increased 16.5 percent to 6,951.  Pending Sales were ...

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Are you thinking of becoming a MN Realtor?

Are you thinking of becoming a MN Realtor?  At LaBelle Real Estate Group you will get the support, technology and training that you need to have a successful career as a MN Realtor.  Becoming a MN Realtor can bring many benefits to your career such as a flexible schedule, unlimited income potential and the opportunity to meet and work with new clients and develop long lasting professional working relationships that can last a lifetime.

Becoming a MN Realtor was not the ...

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Recent Home Sale Prices in Oakdale, Stillwater, Woodbury & Other Washington County Communities

Each week Patch brings you some of the homes that were sold in Oakdale and the surrounding area.

Recent Home Sale Prices in Oakdale, Stillwater, Woodbury & Other Washington County Communities

Oakdale

562 Holly Lane N., $310,000, sold April 26

1207 Guthrie Ave. N., $144,000, sold April 18

562 Holly Lane, $310,000, sold April 26

6106 43rd St. N., $150,000, sold April 5

6433 Kings Drive, $450,000, sold April 30

Woodbury

6832 Buckingham Court, $237,500, sold April 30

10887 Ashley Lane, $290,000, sold April 26

2633 Cottage Grove Place, $101,000, sold ...

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Minnesotans Need Property Tax Relief

Minnesotans Need Property Tax Relief

The last decade has seen an enormous increase in property taxes throughout the state. Since 2003, rates have increased by 86 percent.

This is an ever growing burden on the middle class. Property taxes are regressive. They are not based on one’s ability to pay, but rather on where one lives.

In order to understand why property taxes have increased so dramatically, we need to look back at state government actions in the past 15 years. ...

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Sold! Recent Home Sales in Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater & Afton, Washington County

A weekly listing of home sales in the area from Washington County. By Shawn Hogendorf, April 27, 2013

Sold! Recent Home Sales in Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater & Afton, Washington County

Oakdale
7066 37th St. N., $156,000, sold April 8

Woodbury

7777 Afton Road, Unit B, $140,500, sold Jan. 15

3293 Hazel Trail, Unit A, $198,100, sold April 12

11656 Aster Place, $714,745, sold April 9

3299 Ridgestone Way, $378,405, sold April 5

1395 Whistler Point Road, $ 409,900, sold April 12

11512 Wagon Wheel Curve, $389,500, sold April 22

8529 ...

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How to be the Most Attractive Home Buyer

by Andrea Murad, Published March 21, 2013, FOXBusiness

How to be the Most Attractive Home Buyer

The spring season tends to flood the housing market with buyers, and in markets with low inventory levels, the competition is stiff.

As home prices continue to recover and interest rates remain at near-record lows, some houses are receiving multiple offers and to win the bid, buyers need to stand out from the crowd. According to the National Association of Realtors, houses sold in 71 days in ...

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Occupancy Restrictions on Conforming Loans

OCCUPANCY RESTRICTIONS ON CONFORMING LOANS

AS YOU WORK WITH YOUR CLIENTS to find their new home, it is important to keep in mind that conforming loans have a “no flipping” provision that may affect the closing of their new loan.

Be sure to inform your clients who own a home financed by a conforming loan that they cannot close on another primary residence within a year of purchasing the current primary residence.

If your clients are looking for a new primary residence while ...

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LaBelle Real Estate Group Adds 9 More Agents!

The LaBelle Real Estate Group agents have made a splash this spring with lots of activity in the listing and selling areas. Now we are happy to announce nine additional agents that have joined the group and wish them much success as they make this great move! We are welcoming veterans Rick Duffy, Ed Mielech, Mike Billiard, Miranda Foslien, Steve Mark, Deb Mena, Patty Patrick, Karen Grossman and Susan Grzeskowiak. These agents all come from established brokerages ...

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7 Things To Do In December If You Want to Buy or Sell in 2013

Let’s boost the chances that your home buying or selling goals for 2013 will be successful by devoting a little time in December to getting things lined up and in motion. Here is a short list of tasks to put on your December to-do list if you want to buy or sell a home next year:

1. Handle your credit horrors. Maybe you don’t have any credit horrors – kudos to you! But let’s get real, this year will be a ...

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