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Return on Home Staging Investment

Home Staging Services Hometown Realty is the only real estate company in the Hutchinson, MN area that offers their Sellers this unique FREE service by Mary Christensen. Mary is known locally for her organizational skills and has received her accredited Professional Home Staging designations. Her studies included all aspects of the home staging business. The [...]

Return on Home Staging Investment2016-11-22T13:49:28-06:00

City of Hutchinson – Planning/Zoning Q/A

Many homeowners in Hutchinson, MN may be unfamiliar with the city's ordinances when it comes to planning and zoning of various things involving their property and what they can and cannot do with it. Here are a couple of common questions that you may have about utility sheds and detached garages. Q. Where can a [...]

City of Hutchinson – Planning/Zoning Q/A2013-08-19T05:52:51-05:00

A Money Saving Tip For Homeowners

Many Hutchinson residents may not be aware of this but reducing the size of your garbage cart or scheduling it to be picked up every other week rather than every week can help reduce your monthly garbage bill. By downsizing your regular refuse cart, your monthly refuse bill will decrease. Residents also have the option [...]

A Money Saving Tip For Homeowners2016-11-22T13:49:28-06:00

Home Air Conditioning Tips

This MN summer has brought some very warm, humid days. The constant hum of air conditioners in the neighborhoods around Hutchinson and the surrounding communities remind us all how quickly we can go from winter to summer in Minnesota! Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your air conditioning and [...]

Home Air Conditioning Tips2016-11-22T13:49:28-06:00

A For Sale Sign Is Not Enough

Hometown Realty - Hutchinson, MN real estate experts Some people think that if you put a for sale sign in the yard, buyers will appear. Well, it’s not quite that easy. With the Minnesota real estate market as challenging as it has been for the past several years, we at Hometown Realty in [...]

A For Sale Sign Is Not Enough2016-11-22T13:49:29-06:00

Going On Vacation?

Turn off the water inside your house before you leave! Some people I know left for a week’s vacation and did not turn the water off inside their home. Fortunately, they were having some work done to the house while they were gone, and I met the plumbers at the house one morning to find [...]

Going On Vacation?2016-11-22T13:49:30-06:00

Passing Title to Children

Passing life estate title to children Many people as they age decide to put the title to their homes into their children’s names. Usually there is a life estate retained by the parents. I’ve written before about some of the pitfalls that may not be considered at the time decisions like this are [...]

Passing Title to Children2016-11-22T13:49:30-06:00

Minnesota Building Permits Up in 2012

According to recent figures by the National Association of Home Builders, the number of building permits in Minnesota (both Single and Multifamily) was up considerably in 2012 compared to 2011. The NAHB reports the overall increase in Minnesota's single family building permits increased by 36% and 255% for multi family permits. Here is a breakdown [...]

Minnesota Building Permits Up in 20122016-11-22T13:49:30-06:00

Attic Insulation Saves You Money

Save about $600 per year by boosting the amount of attic insulation from R-11 to R-49. Depending on the type of materials you use, figure on paying an insulation contractor about $1,500 to insulate an 800-square-foot attic, which pays back your investment in three years. You’ll spend about half that to do the job yourself. [...]

Attic Insulation Saves You Money2016-11-22T13:49:30-06:00
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