Rosalie's Reflections

Real Estate Agent - Meritus Group Real Estate - SD 14808
A Black Friday tradition twenty years in the making is coming right up! Sioux Falls 20th Annual Parade of Lights is coming up on November 25, 2011 starting at 7:30PM. The parade starts at 14th and Phillips Ave and snakes up Phillips Ave. to 5th St. With the high speculated to be 50 degrees on Fr...
My friend Jay out in Virginia points out something that has me thinking. I cannot tell you how many sets of stairs I have seen pulled away from the outside wall of a home but it has been alot! This is just another good reason to have a reputable home inspector look over your dream home so it does...
The year was 1948 and the United States was reeling from a housing shortage from GIs coming back home from WW2. Enter Chicago entrepreneur, Carl Strandlund who come up with the ingenious idea of using surplus steel from WW2 to solve the problem. Thus was born the Lustron Steel home. Built from 1...
After three years of being a REALTOR I know open houses! So I am making you a list of essential open house items that will make the day easier on you.   1.   Easy on and off shoes….cause you will have to take them off! 2.   A notepad and pen to take notes because if you go to several homes you c...
As much as you think that the new roof or your drain tile will affect the price of a home they won't! People expect a home with a decent roof and a basement that don't leak prior to them even considering an offer on it! Distinguishing "VALUE" From "SALEABILITY" An error commonly made by sellers w...
  As a Realtor I have the pleasure to be around many different types of people.  I love nothing more then being around a variety of people. Everyone is different and I find it exciting to learn about different backgrounds.  Not everyone shares these feelings and that is why The Fair Housing Act ...
A blog from my cohort Coral in Arlington, Virginia but no less relevant here in Sioux Falls! I dread the question that I get practically every weekend. Why hasn't this property sold?! Price it right from the begining and no one will ask this question of your property. People are being very carefu...
Oh happy day the HUD $100.00 Down Payment Incentive has arrived in South Dakota! What does this mean to you? It means that now more then ever you could get into a home for very little money down! Normal down payments run the range of 3.5% for FHA and a whopping 20% for a conventional loan so thi...
Contrary to popular belief real estate does not shut down over the holidays. Generally there is a little boom of business from November until the New Year. This is a good time to get people through your home when it is all decorated nice for the holidays. So while it certainly is not convenient t...

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