5 Things You Need to Know About Moving to Rochester, MN

Rochester is the third-largest city in Minnesota and often wins awards for high quality of life. In fact, in 2016, it was ranked the #1 small-to-mid-sized city to live in the U.S. It sits on the banks of the Zumbro River and has a growing community filled with people from all over the world. Relocation… Read more »

How to Minimize Stress During the Moving Process

The typical person moves approximately 11 times throughout their life, according to U-Haul. No matter how many times you end up setting up house, one thing remains constant: it’s a stressful process. It doesn’t have to be this way! Use these tips to smooth out the upcoming move so you can relax once you reach… Read more »

Real Estate Trends: Buy in 2017 and Build your Equity

It has been a common scenario for house hunters in Rochester, Minnesota and the surrounding area: buyers find the perfect home only to find it sold after only hours on the market at thousands over the asking price. The market analysis reflects the frustration. Industry trends in 2016 focused on low inventory levels and spikes… Read more »

Real Estate Trends: Sell in 2017 and Capitalize on your Investment


2016 was a great year for the real estate industry in Rochester, Minnesota and the surrounding area. Economic indicators such as the 2.7% unemployment rate, combined with historically low interest rates, lit a match under the housing market and created a busy year for those buying, selling, and moving within the region. As the year… Read more »

5 Improvement Ideas that Will Increase Home Value

It may seem counterintuitive to put time and money into a home you plan to sell. However, knowing what improvements increase home value and investing in them before you put your home on the market can pay off. Your efforts should go towards any structural items that need to be replaced or repaired such as the… Read more »

4 Best Tips for First Time Homebuyers

First Time Home Buyer in Rochester, MN - Lori Reinalda

Buying your first home is a big move and requires a great deal of research, thought, and ability to make choices. If you’re reading this article, you’ve already dedicated yourself to research. (Way to go!) What you learn here will get you on the right track as you start the homebuying process. #1. First Time… Read more »