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Homes for Sale in the Grand Forks Area—What Triggers Buyers?

What are the most common changes in circumstances that send buyers out looking for homes for sale? What are the events that trigger typical prospects to comb through the Grand Forks area listings, contact Grand Forks Area Realtors®, set out on house tours—and ultimately make the offer that results in ...

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Week of Mortgage Rate Speculation Ends on High Note

Last week there was another interest rate development—though it was a slightly whipsawed kind of development. Since mortgage interest rates are so important to the bottom line in all but all-cash residential home sales, the direction rates are headed is something worth watching closely. Last Wednesday was one of those ...

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6 Ways to Make Your Next Vacation Time Safety Time

An overstuffed curbside mailbox, blazing porch light at noon, or a pile of newspapers out there by your front door all indicate a couple of things homeowners would do well to avoid. For burglars and housebreakers of all stripes, these are like lighted billboards announcing: This Grand Forks homeowner is ...

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Student Loans: Less of a Mortgage Obstacle than Thought

All of a sudden last month Grand Forks area readers might have come across a number of new articles dealing with the same topic: the problem young first time home buyers are encountering due to outstanding student loans. The target group is the millennials—everyone born between the early 1980s and ...

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