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How to figure out exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it.

Selling, a famous salesman once said, is essentially a transfer of feelings.

You love and cherish your home. You want the next owner to fall in love with it, too — through photos, through words, and through the experience of walking through your front door. But, perhaps most, you want to get the price you want.

This isn’t a small task. Selling a home requires work. It requires time. The journey isn’t always easy. There will be frustrations. But when you seal the deal and move on to your next chapter  — wow, what a blissful, boss feeling.

Below, we preview and link to each step in your journey.  We’ll discuss how to know what you

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Stacy Himley from Guaranteed Rate.  In this episode, Stacy gave some information about Home Owners Insurance. Due to the recent rain fall in Brookings, do you have the right insurance for flooding/water in your home?  You can reach Stacy at 605.605.690.2305 or Stacy.Himley@rate.com  Her office is located at 101 S. Reid St. Suite 307, Sioux Falls SD or on the web at www.Rate.com/StacyHimley

 

 Do You Have The Right Home Owners Insurance?

 

Hey, good mornin' everybody. Shane here from the Brookings

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Enjoying a Brookings summer staple event

 

It’s summertime in Brookings, South Dakota. And, on the second weekend in July, one of the city’s largest events lures thousands of people to the city to venture out into nature at Pioneer Park. Of course, I’m talking about the Brookings Summer Arts Festival that took place this past weekend.

 

It’s an event full of different types of arts, crafts and antiques to enjoy or purchase from more than 200 artists from across the nation. And that’s not counting the 100+ vendors that set up tents and booths outside of the park. They all travel to the Brookings community to share their talents and showcase their work. And that’s just the art part of the festival!

 

 

Are you into antiques and other

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Justin Froiland from Fairway Mortgage. Brand New change from South Dakota housing and their grant program. What does that mean to you? You can reach Justin at 605.695.1429 or justin.froiland@fairwaymc.com.  His office is located at 412 5th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.BrookingsMortgage.com 

 

New Change From South Dakota Housing

- Hey everybody, good morning. It's Shane here with the Brookings Home Team powered by Century 21, and it is Monday morning 8:15 right on the dot, we're not late this

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With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage.

 When it comes to buying a house, most people know what they prefer: a bungalow or a condo, a hot neighborhood or a sleepy street.

Mortgages, too, come in many styles — and recognizing which type you should choose is just slightly more involved than, say, knowing that you prefer hardwood floors over wall-to-wall carpeting.

First things first: To pick the best loan for your situation, you need to know what your situation is, exactly. Will you be staying in this home for years? Decades? Are you feeling financially comfortable? Are you anxious about changing loan rates? Consider these questions and your answers before you start

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Andrew Jallo from Dacotah Bank. Can you still get approved for a mortgage if you just started a new job??  Listen to what Andrew has for options.  You can reach Andrew at 605.692.8600 or Andrew.Jallo@dacotahbank.com.  His office is located at 1441 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.dacotahbank.com.

 

CAN I GET A NEW MORTGAGE IF I JUST STARTED A NEW JOB?

 

 

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Independence Day is a good time to pump up your respect for Old Glory and show your home pride. So proclaim your patriotism with one of the flagpoles and accessories below. But first, check your HOA rules and ask your local zoning board about any height or setback restrictions.

Flag set: Get started displaying Old Glory with this complete set that includes a 3-by-5-foot U.S. flag, 6-foot steel pole, gold eagle ornament, and mounting bracket with screws. ($10)

Spinning flagpole: Here’s a new twist on old flagpoles: One that spins to keep your flag from twisting around the pole on windy days. The top half of the aluminum pole spins freely and eliminates the need for an anti-wrap sleeve. ($20)

Commercial grade solar-powered

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Emmy Lebert from Dakotaland FCU. Today, Emmy talked what a buyer can order through the bank/title companies and what they can't.  You can reach Emmy at 605.697.5922 or emmyl@dakotalandfcu.com  Her office is located at 2423 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.DakotalandFCU.com

What Can You Order As a Buyer AND What Can't You Order?

- Alright, hey good mornin' everybody. Monday mornin', 8:15. Shane here, with the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21, and we're crossin' our fingers that we don't

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Mark Waterman from Great Western Bank.  Today we talked about PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance and how that can affect you.  You can reach him at 605.627.0602 or Mark.Waterman@GreatWesternBank.com  His office is located at 1302 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.GreatWesternBank.com.

 

PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance

 

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With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time.

All the world’s a stage, said the Bard.

That includes your house. Which is for sale. And thus needs to look bee-yoo-tee-ful.

Staging entails hiring experts with a flair for interior design. They reimagine your living space and give your house a makeover (with temporary decor and furnishings) so that it gets “oohs” and “aahs” from the buying masses. 

Great staging isn’t an insurance policy — there’s no guarantee it will bring in more money when you sell your home — but it’s an important marketing tool. It presents your house in a flattering light and helps you compete at a favorable price. (In that sense, staging is like dressing your house for the price

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