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February 2013

Twin Cities First Time Buyers

February 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This video is typical of a first time buyer I work with that has recognized the opportunity in real estate today. Many many of my friends started off with an owner occupied duplex and later leveraged that into substantial wealth. I am aware of many special loans and grants that might help you achieve home ownership. Let me help you make the right decision for yourself and family.

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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Twin Cities Homes Sell Better When Updated with a Fresh Coat of Paint

February 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Article provided by: Jerry Fancher Fresh Coat Painting

Need a painting idea for your home? Whether you are looking to freshen up a room or trying to increase your home’s resale value, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders. Once you have an idea of what you are looking for in a new look, talk to your painting contractor to work out the details to put you on your way to a dream room.

Here are four simple ideas to get you started:

1. Take it to the beach– A great design for bathrooms, kid’s rooms or really any room is to get beachy with it. From soothing cool tones to warm tropical colors, the possibilities are endless with any seashore theme. Using this theme, you can turn a boring bathroom into a spa-like atmosphere or use colors like navy and light blue to turn a boy’s bedroom into a nautical haven.

2. Getting your stripes– A roll of good painter’s tape (one that won’t bleed paint out of the sides) will let you do all sorts of fun geometric designs with paint. From zig-zags, to chevrons, to simple horizontal and vertical stripes, painter’s tape is really only limited by your imagination. It will leave sharp lines that look professional, even if you do it yourself.

3. Look up– Here’s a unique idea in interior painting: don’t forget about the ceiling. By keeping the walls simple and getting creative with the ceiling (think night skies, stars and space), you can give a fun atmosphere to any bedroom or game room. How lovely would it be to sleep under the stars every night, regardless of weather?

4. Faux, yes you did– Another low cost, easy fix for your rooms is faux painting. You can use a light glaze to color wash, rag-rolling to create unique texture, sponging and many more faux painting designs for a special look. You can find tutorials for basic faux designs online or in local Eden Prairie paint stores that are really simple to master. For anything more complicated, however, you might find it easier just to call a painting contractor for more advice or to book them to do a professional job.


Jerry Fancher Owner/Estimator
Fresh Coat Painters Location 91201
9637 Anderson Lakes Parkway #304
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

612-260-3905 Appointments
612-386-4367 Cell
jfancher@freshcoatpainters.com
www.freshcoatedenprairie.com

Look for us as the painters on DIY Network Bath Crasher episodes

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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If It Shows Better… – 2/18/2013

February 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If it shows better, it will probably sell faster and maybe for more money. Once your home is on the market, it’s time to look at it like a commodity and through the eyes of potential buyers. In all likelihood, you’ll need to take care of these items eventually, so do them now to help it sell sooner.

1. Make repairs – it doesn’t matter if it’s been that way since you bought it. You need to fix it so that the buyer doesn’t think that the rest of the house is about to fall apart.
2. Not too personal – you may have bought your home to express yourself but if the buyer can’t see themselves in the home for all of your things, it’s going to take longer to sell than you want.
3. Drive-up appeal – the old saying “you never get a second chance at a first impression” applies to your home too. They may never even get out of the car to come inside.
4. The nose knows – it may not smell like home but it shouldn’t smell like a place they would never consider living.
5. Neutral colors, decor, etc. – these are not decorating tips you’ll see in magazines but the truth is that bold colors and designs are difficult for most people to see beyond. They’ll imagine their things better in neutral surroundings.
6. Less looks like more – removing some of the non-essential things from your home will eliminate clutter and make the home feel larger. The same suggestion applies to cabinets and closets.

A confused mind will not make a decision. Identify and eliminate items that could derail a potential sale. The preparation you make in the beginning will help the presentation to your buyers. I have many more tips to help you sell faster for a better price-call me to discuss.

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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RE/MAX Convention is next week in Las Vegas-Turning 40!

February 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I have been with RE/MAX for 17 of the past 27 years. I can honestly say I work with some of the best in the business. I wouldn’t want to sell homes with any other company. From the people, the resources, the support-it really is a wonderful environment. If you are an agent or consumer, I encourage you to take a look at what they have to offer. Below are some videos from our founder that give you a little history of the name and the balloon.

History of RE/MAX name

RE/MAX Balloon Story

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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FHA Loans Getting More Expensive-MIP Will Last Longer Than Previously Insured Loans

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The 3.5% down payment on FHA loans could be more expensive for buyers than expected. Beginning April 1, 2013, the mortgage insurance premium will go up by .1% to 1.35% which may not even be noticeable to most would-be homeowners. The staggering increase will occur on 6/3/2013 when FHA’s policy on the duration of the required mortgage insurance will be increased for the life of the mortgage

There are buyers that qualify on income and credit who may not have the necessary additional down payment required for 80% and 90% conventional loans. The 3.5% FHA program has provided a great vehicle to get into a home with a minimum amount of cash.

Homeowners who expect to be in their home long term can refinance with a conventional loan without mortgage insurance once the equity has increased due to amortization and appreciation. For buyers to avoid these increases, they will need to act now to get the FHA commitment issued prior to these change dates.

Sincerely,

Isn’t it nice to know that you have a friend in the business that you feel comfortable introducing to your friends, family members, and neighbors who could use my help.

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

Off-952-929-2577

Cell-612-386-7027

Fax-952-928-3799

Google Voice- 952-491-0884

john@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

Watch my Youtube video on how I sell a home:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1zGDOXcoQ

RE/MAX real estate intro video at http://youtu.be/EJE_s67xIWI

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Before You Leave Home…Action Items To Consider

February 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The last thing you want to do while you’re on a trip is to worry about someone burglarizing your home. Use this checklist to add some peace of mind to your travel plans.

• Ask a trusted friend – to pick up your mail and newspaper and keep the yard free of trash and advertisements.
Stop your mail but maybe not your newspaper – you can easily handle this online by going to the US Postal Service’s Hold Mail Service. A recent story implicated an employee from a major newspaper who was passing customer hold requests to burglars.
• Don’t post about your trip on Facebook and Twitter until you return – some burglars actually look for this type of announcement to schedule their activities.
• Do notify police and/or neighborhood watch – especially if you’re going to be gone for more than just a few days. Let your monitoring service know when you’ll be gone and if someone will be checking on your home for you.
• Light timers make it look like someone is home – use several set for different times to better simulate someone at home.
• Do unplug certain appliances – TVs, computers, toaster ovens that use electricity even when they’re off and to protect them from power surges.
• Don’t hide a key – burglars know exactly where to look for your key and it only takes them a moment to check under the mat, above the door, in the flower pot or in a fake rock.

These easy-to-handle suggestions may protect your belongings while you’re gone while adding a level of serenity to your trip.

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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Watch This Video About Disability And Bad Attitude

February 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

WOW. Another video that makes you think. How many times have we seen people who have had more obstacles to overcome than most go on to achieve wonderful things? You may have heard the quote regarding attitude and altitude. This video once again demonstrates how we each have our own set of issues and how we choose to deal with them determines outcome. Powerful stuff. Always puts things in perspective

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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Reverse Mortgages For Purchase Available In MN

February 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I just met with a long time mortgage originator who is offering reverse mortgages for the purchase of a primary home. This is very exciting as not many companies offer this as a mortgage option. Now, a senior who is 62 years old has another financing option available to them. Attached are the information sheets that I received from the lender that will explain the program. Please contact them directly to discuss how the program works and how it could be of benefit for you. If you are in need of a real estate agent in the Twin Cities to assist you in locating a new home please give me a call at 952-929-2577. Together we can make it happen!

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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