Fall Buying Season

Some may say that fall is not a good time to buy a home, but I disagree. There are many advantages to buying this time of year. Sellers tend to be much more motivated to sell, if their home is on the market during this time of year.  Especially if it’s on the market during the holidays.  

This puts buyers in a much better position to negotiate compared to mid-summer when multiple offers can be commonplace, and getting an offer in before someone else tends to be a challenge.  This has been the case in the Twin Cities this past summer. 

The downside to looking for your next home in the fall, is that there may be less inventory to choose from, but if you keep your eye out, you may just be able to snag that perfect home you’ve been waiting for!  
One way to keep tabs on what listings come up right away is to subscribe to a real estate site and have new listings emailed to you as they come up.  So, don’t think fall is a bad time to buy.  It’s a great time to buy!

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Cottage Grove Steering Committee

Cottage Grove is growing!  New businesses are pouring in!  WalMart, Chipotle, Noodles, HyVee and a new restaurant just to name a few. New homes and home developments are being built in several locations throughout this fine city.

Mayor Myron Bailey and the city council are supporting a steering committee, of which I am privileged to be a part, to gather information on the wants and desires of the community for the development of Cottage Grove over the next couple of decades. Please include your input as to what you would like to see come into Cottage Grove over the next 20 years here.  Find a link here: http://www.cottage-grove.org/my-future-cottage-grove#social-media

It is exciting to see all the up and coming things that are coming into our fine area.  The next town hall meeting will be held December 1st, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center in the South Washington County District Program Center.  All Cottage Grove residents are encouraged to attend.Question.jpg