Cindy Welu's Blog Posts

Keeping You Safe When You Sell Your Home

Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You SellIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly

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Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year!

How To Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you may want to put these items on your to-do list to ensure you hit your goals.It

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If You've Applied for a Loan to Buy a Home, Avoid These Things.

Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting

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The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year!

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past YearWhen you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non

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Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap This Year!

Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another

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Why Selling your Home with a Real Estate Professional is Essential

Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is EssentialSelling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you

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The Average Down Payment to Buy a Home is 7%

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much

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It Could Cost You a Small Fortune by Waiting to Sell Your House

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small FortuneMany homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about

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A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter

A Checklist for Selling Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to sell your house this winter, you’ll want it to look its best inside and out

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Reasons Renters Buy vs Continuing to Rent

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors.Buying a home means consistent monthly

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Too Late on This Beautiful Shorewood Home!

This Beautiful Linden Hills Home in Shorewood is No Longer Available! But if you're looking for a home near Lake Minnetonka or in the Minnetonka School District - We Can Help! If you're looking for

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It's a Great Day to Hang SOLD Signs!

You're too late on this Nature Enthusiasts Paradise in West Bloomington, but we can help you locate one perfect for you!If you're looking for a home - thinking about it - or not sure where to-

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Ask a Question - Make a Difference!

Pleasantly unexpected, another person asked again yesterday where our videos are and that they want to see more - we put our heads together to create a win-win. We want to answer everything real

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New Listing - 5945 Lake Linden Ct, Shorewood, MN 55331

Link to Property Website:  5945 Lake Linden Court, Shorewood, MN 55331 -

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Top 5 No-No's when Selling a Home in the Lake Minnetonka Area

When you set about selling your Lake Minnetonka house, it’s good to adopt the kind of determined mindset that’s served you well in other pursuits. That’s all well and fine, so long

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5 Minnetonka Listing Photo Slip-ups Seldom Seen

One good way my clients get a head start from the word “go!” is the amount of attention their Minnetonka listing receives. Since that listing is by far the most prominent display piece

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Options for First Time Home Buyer's Looking for a Home to Buy

Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box.Work with your trusted real estate advisors to

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Chanhassen Real Estate Update for First Half of 2020 vs First Half of 2021

As your local real estate resource, we are here to answer your questions and provide any information helpful to you - on your home, your neighborhood, home preparation, staging,, etc.  We look

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January-June 2020 vs 2021 Minnetonka School District Real Estate Update

For information on your home or your neighborhood, please call us at 952-484-2953 or send an email to team@weluhometeam.com.  We are here as your local real estate resource.;

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Looking at Home Appreciation and What it Means

A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for SellersWhen you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it

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When Renovating - a Best Use for Time and Money

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to RenovationsIn the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That

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There's Isn't a Lack of Demand for Homes

Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of DemandOne of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home

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Are Homes Less Affordable than Ever? The Answer May Surprise You!

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a

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Eden Prairie Housing Market Update January-June 2020 vs 2021

For More Information on Your Local Neighborhood or Your Home, Please contact us at 952-484-2953 or team@weluhometeam.com.  We look forward to it! ;

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There are More Young Home Buyers

More Young People Are Buying HomesThere’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off

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Today's Real Estate Market is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.That’s because homes are 

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Things To Consider When Selling Your Home - Summer 2021 Edition

Follow this link to download your FREE Copy of our Summer 2021 Home Selling Guide.  Are You Thinking About Selling Your House Soon? | Real Estate with Cindy Welu and Farrah Welu

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FREE Home Buyer's Guide (Download) - Summer 2021

Follow this link to download your FREE Copy of our Summer 2021 Home Buying Tip Guide.  Are You Thinking About Buying a Home? | Real Estate with Cindy Welu and Farrah Welu

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How Do I Choose a Closing Company?

Question 30 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - How Do I Choose a Closing Company? If you do not know one or have a referral for one - ask your real estate agent, lender or

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What Rooms Bring the Biggest Bang for the Buck?

Question 29 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What do Buyers Value Most - What will Bring the Biggest Bang for my Buck? Paint is always a safe bet - makes everything fresh and 9

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Should I list my home "Coming Soon" First?

Question 28 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Is the Coming Soon Status a good idea? I believe it is for a short amount of time prior to going on the market to build up

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What is a broker administrative fee?

Question 27 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What is a broker administrative fee? This is a service/commission fee charged, as part of the commission owed to the brokerage, to

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Can I Exclude This From My Home Listing and Take it With Me?

Question 26 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - If I want to take something with from my house, can we just exclude it from the listing? You can do this, but I would recommend

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What do Homebuyer's Look for in a Real Estate Agent?

Question 26 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What Do Buyers Look for in a Real Estate Agent? Farrah Welu answers using the MAAR (Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors) 2019

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Should I Interview More Than One Realtor When My Friend is One?

Question 25 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Should I Speak to More Than One Real Estate Agent, even when the one is my Friend or Family Member? If you are interested in

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What Options Does a Home Seller Have When They Receive an Offer?

Question 25 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - I received an offer on my house but it's not what I'm looking for - Now What? You have three options when you receive an offer: .

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Can I Buy This Home?

Question 24 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - I drove by home with a For Sale sign in the yard but cannot find it anywhere online? If you are interested in learning more about

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What Does Extension of a Team Mean?

Question 23 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - An Agent Told Me They Were an Extension of a Team, What Does that Mean? If you are interested in learning more about buying a home,

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Oh No - I Forgot Something by Mistake at My Old House - Now What?

Question 22 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - How Can I get Something Back I Left at My Old Home by Mistake? If you are interested in learning more about buying a home,

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What's the Best Way to Buy a Home if One of Us Has Poor Credit?

Question 21 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - My Fiancé' doesn't have great credit, should I buy my house with them? If you are interested in learning more about buying a

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How Are Home Showings Working Right Now?

Question 24 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What to Expect With Home Showings at my House (Covid-19 time) Everyone is to follow Covid-19 Safety Regulations and Requirements.

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As a Home Seller, What Costs Do I Have at Closing Outside Commissions?

Question 23 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - As a home seller, what costs do I have at closing besides real estate commissions? Typically in MN, you are looking at 1-2% of the

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Repair or Replace versus Giving an Allowance to the Homebuyer?

Question 22 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Repair or Give an Allowance to the Buyer to Repair? To be honest, it depends. repairs/updates are better to be completed by the

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How Do I Choose the Right Realtor?

Question 21 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - How Do I Choose the Right Realtor to Sell My House? Only You Can Answer This - When selling the largest or one of your largest,

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What is Rent to Own?

Question 20 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What is Rent to Own? If you are interested in learning more about buying a home, homeownership, qualifying to buy a home or even

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What Will Give Me the Biggest Bang for the Buck?

Question 20 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - How Do I gauge or determine what updates and upgrades will give me maximum value when selling my house? It will depend on the

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What Should I Focus On When Preparing My Home for Sale?

Question 19 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What are buyers looking for in my house - where should I start or focus when preparing it for sale? All buyers look at and focus

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What is a Final Walk Through?

Question 19 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What is a Final Walk-Through? It's the opportunity you have when buying a home to "walk-through" the property just shortly before

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What Can I Do to Start Planning to Buy a Home?

Question 18 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Are there things I can be doing to prepare and plan for when I buy a home? There are many things, but it's good to focus on your

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How Do I Choose the "Right" Offer When there are Multiple Ones?

Question 18 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - When I get multiple offers on my house, how do I choose which offer to accept? I wish there was a set answer, but it really depends

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What's the Best Way to Communicate with My Agent?

Question 17 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What is the Best Way to Communicate with my Real Estate Agent? Communication is different for everyone and works differently for

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What is a Contingency With Offers On My Home?

Question 17 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What is a contingency with an offer on my house? Contingency means a provision for an unforeseen event or circumstance. Purchase

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What if My Offer Isn't Accepted?

Question 16 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - What Do I do if My Offer isn't Accepted? You can always offer what you are comfortable with and where you feel the value is with a

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Can I stay at Home During Home Showings?

Question 16 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Is it okay if I stay at home when potential buyers are looking at it? Shouldn't I in case they have questions about the house?

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Are Home List Prices Negotiable?

Question 15 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Can I negotiate a lower price on a home? You can always offer what you are comfortable with and where you feel the value is with a

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How Do I Choose the Best Location For Me When Buying a Home?

Question 14 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Are there considerations I should take into account when deciding where I want to live?What's important to your lifestyle is what is

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How Do I Price My Home Correctly?

Question 15 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - How Do I price my Home Correctly? It's important to have your real estate agent pull on all the local comparable homes and local

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What Do I Need To Disclose to Potential Buyers?

Question/Day 14 of 30 days-30 questions- 30 seconds. Do I have to Disclose things already Fixed? The Short Answer: Everything You Know. It is always best to over disclose versus under disclose, so

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Preparing for a Winning Spring Home Sale

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast

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Is there a Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

Day/Question 13 of 30 Questions over 30 days answered in 30 seconds - Is there a time of year to purchase a home? No, that all depends on you and your needs, wants and timeline! Farrah Welu with the

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Why Does a Home Still Show Online if It's SOLD?

Day/Question 13 of 30 days - 30 questions - 30 seconds - Why Do I see a house online, call about it because I like it, and I'm told it's SOLD? I know this can be very frustrating for those looking

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What is a HOA?

Day/Question 12 of 30 days - 30 questions - 30 seconds Farrah Welu with the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite answers. If you are interested in discussing homeownership, the

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Add Home Curb Appeal with Front Entrance Flower Pots and Planters

Day/Question 12 of 30 days of 30 questions answered in 30 seconds: Should I have flowers on my front step when showing my home for sale and if yes, what type of flowers? I say yes - it adds to

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What Does it Mean to Be a Buyer in a Seller's Market?

Day/Question 10 of 30 days of 30 questions answered in 30 seconds by Farrah Welu with the Welcome Home Team - Keller Williams Realty Elite.What questions do you have about real estate? Buying a,

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What is a TISH Report?

Question 8 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - What is a TISH Inspection? What would you like to know about? Ask anything you've been curious about dealing with selling your home,

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Where Do I Start if I Want to Buy a House?

Question 9 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - Where Do I Start When I Want to Buy a House? What would you like to know about? Ask anything you've been curious about dealing with

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What Color Should I Paint My House?

Question 9 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - What is the Best Color to Paint my House When Selling? I did go over the 30 seconds some with this answer, but wanted to make sure I

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What is a Home Inspection?

Question 7 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - What is an Inspection? When buying a home, homebuyers in MN have the right to a home inspection. They can have all general items of the

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What is Radon?

Question 7 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - What is Radon? When Selling Your Home, the EPA recommends a maximum reading of 4.0 pCi/L. Anything higher is often considered a safety

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How Long Does it Take to Buy a Home?

Question 6 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - How Long Does it Take to Purchase a Home? What would you like to know about? Ask anything you've been curious about dealing with

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How do You Know if it's a Buyers Market or a Sellers Market?

Question 6 of 30 Questions in 30 Days answered in 30 seconds - Is it a Buyers Market or Sellers Market? When you are buying a home or selling a home, timing and how the market is always plays a

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What is the Cost for a Real Estate Agent to Help Me Buy a Home?

Question 5 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds by Farrah WeluWhat is the cost for me to have a real estate agent help me buy a home?What would you like to know about? Ask

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For Sale Sign in Your Yard or Skip One?

Question 5 of 30 Questions over 30 Days answered in 30 Seconds - Do I have to have a for sale sign? Of course you don't need a sign when selling your home, but it's highly recommended to get as many

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What is An Appraisal?

Question/Day 4 or 30 days-30 Questions - 30 Seconds: What is an Appraisal?Real Estate in Minnesota: What are you Most Curious About with Real Estate? When Selling Your Home or Buying a Home? Cindy

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Vacant or Staged? Best Way to Sell a Home.

Question/Day 4 or 30 days-30 Questions - 30 Seconds: Should I leave a room vacant or stage it?Real Estate in Minnesota: What are you Most Curious About with Real Estate? About Selling Your Home or

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How Many Homes Should I Look at Before Buying One?

Day 3/Question 3 of 30 Days, 30 Questions, in 30 Seconds answered by Farrah Welu, Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite. Ha! Not truly a floating head, but it kinda looks like it!

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What if My Home Doesn't Appraise?

Question/Day 3 - What if My Home Doesn't Appraise? What are you Most Curious About with Real Estate? When Selling Your Home or Buying a Home? Cindy Welu and Farrah Welu with the Welcome Home

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What is Earnest Money?

Question 2 of 30 Days - 30 Questions - 30 SecondsWhat are you Curious or Want to Know More About? Comment or send us an IM. We look forward to answering your questions!Welcome Home Team - Keller

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What to Expect and How to Prepare When Buying Your First Home

We're here to help you prepare and understand the process, even before you're ready to buy your first home so there are no surprises, you are comfortable knowing exactly what you need to do and want

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Quick Do's and Dont's When Staging Your Home For Sale

Contact us at 952-484-2953 or team@weluhometeam.com Who You Work With Matters..."The Team Your Neighbors Trust"Get Your Instant Home Value Here: https://lnkd.in/ghfME9eSearch Homes for:

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Is there a Difference Between PreQualified and PreApproved to Buy a Home

Day 1/Question 1: What is the Difference Between Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved? What are you Most Curious About with Real Estate? When Selling Your Home or Buying a Home? Cindy Welu and Farrah Welu

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Can you Waive the 10 Day Right of Recission When Buying a Condo or Townhome?

30 Days - 30 Questions - 30 Seconds  Question 2What are you Curious or Want to Know More About? Comment or send us an IM. We look forward to answering your questions!Cindy Welu - Welcome Home

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How Many Days on Market is the Listing?

30 Days - 30 Seconds - 30 Seconds  Question 1What are you Curious About?  Let us Know! Cindy Welu, Keller Williams Realty EliteGet Your Instant Home Value Here: https://lnkd.in

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Ask Us - We'll Answer You in 30 Seconds or Less!

What have you always been curious about with real estate but just didn't ask?Is there something about the process, tips, the industry, real estate agents you really would love to know?We've

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Quick Housing Market Comparison for Year End 2020 vs 2019 in Chanhassen, MN

Click here to find out how much your home has appreciated*:  Get My Home Value  This data is from Infosparks, connected to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors Northstar

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Eden Prairie Housing Market Update 2020 vs 2019

Click here to find out how much your home has appreciated*:  Get My Home Value  This data is from Infosparks, connected to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors Northstar MLS. 

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Welcome Home Team - Puppet Rap Jingle

Fun Rap Jingle for the Welcome Home Team with Keller Williams Realty EliteRap JingleWe Believe:  Work Hard.  Have Fun.  Help and Serve Others.  Be Happy.  Spread Joy. 

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What Real Estate Information Interests You Most?

We strive to provide valuable information to our clients and the communities we serve. We want to educate and inform on the most helpful things for you. What is important for you to know? What

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Why in 2021 it is a Mistake to Sell Your House on Your Own

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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Welcome Home Team's Top Priority Is....

Welcome Home Team - Keller Williams Realty EliteFor twenty years, our team's top priority has been our clients - getting them the best results, finding their perfect new home and always watching out

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What is Our Top Priority?

Watch Quick 15 second video here:Our Top Priority? "Well You"!

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Winning Today as a Buyer in a Seller's Market

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle.Here are four ways to

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Keep your House Warmer and Save Money doing it

Welcome Home Team - Keller Williams Realty Elite952-943-1324  |  team@weluhometeam

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7 Home Buying Terms to Know

Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the

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Welcome Home Team is Happy to Add Realtor Farrah Welu

NEW HIRE REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 29, 2020Farrah WeluREALTOR® at Welcome Home Team, Keller Williams Realty Elite - Eden Prairie | weluhometeam.com at Keller Williams Realty Elite - Eden

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Chanhassen Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update

Here is your Chanhassen real estate market update for Chanhassen, MN real estate activity for a rolling 12 month time period the end of Quarter 3, 2020 versus 2019.  The Chanhassen average home

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Video - Mistake #3 for Home Sellers - Not Preparing Properly

Contact the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite for all your real estate questions and for additional information. We are proud to be a local real estate resource for you and "The Team

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Video - Mistake #2 by Home Sellers - Not Being Informed or Educated of the Process

Contact the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite for all your real estate questions and for additional information. We are proud to be a local real estate resource for you and "The Team

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Minnetonka Gem - Incredible Lot!

Contact the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite for all your real estate questions and for additional information. We are proud to be a local real estate resource for you and "The Team

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Video - Mistake #1 by Home Sellers - Pricing Incorrectly

Contact the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite for all your real estate questions and for additional information. We are proud to be a local real estate resource for you and "The Team

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6 Mistakes Home Sellers Make (Video)

Contact the Welcome Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Elite for all your real estate questions and for additional information. We are proud to be a local real estate resource for you and "The Team

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Millennials Are Buying Homes For Their Dogs

Millennials are now leading the pack of home buyers, and what’s one incentive driving them to take the mortgage plunge? Their dogs.A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll

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