3205 Halifax Avenue N

Prime location and move in ready! This 3 bed, 1.5 bath home boasts an updated kitchen with new flooring, granite tops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful hardwood floors throughout much of the main floor, new carpet in basement and entire home freshly painted. Generous sized primary bedroom with plenty of room for an office or sitting area. Main floor updated full bath with dual sinks for added convenience. 2 beds on main floor and 1 in basement. You will love the cozy and bright basement with wet bar – great space to unwind from your day. Half bath and extra storage space round out the basement. 2 car detached garage, perfect for our winters. Schedule your showing today! Available immediately with 6-8 or 15-18 month lease terms. Leases shorter in duration than 1 year are subject to one time $125 short term lease fee. Tenant pays for all utilities and responsible for snow removal and lawn care. No pets allowed. Application fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Section 8 not approved.

7634 Wedgewood Court N

Great Maple Grove location. This 2 bed, 1 bath townhome features updated kitchen, full size washer/dryer, and spacious bedrooms. Large living room with gas fireplace, separate dining room and a private balcony. Easy access to 494 and minutes from shopping and restaurants. Available January 26th with 12, 18, or 24 month lease terms. Tenant pays gas and electric. No pets allowed. Application fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Section 8 not approved. Minimum 24 hour notice to show.

406 Wacouta St #211

Welcome to the highly sought after River Park Lofts in Lowertown.  This can’t beat location is walking distance to everything you love about Downtown St Paul from local bars, restaurants, attractions and parks. Worried about parking? Don’t worry this unit comes with 2 assigned underground heated spots! Upon entering you will love this historic loft with concrete floors, tall ceilings and exposed brick and beams. Unit has 2 beds, 1.5 baths, in unit laundry, open breakfast bar kitchen and an incredible sun lit living space.  Common area outdoor patio is just down the hall. Fitness center and community room available. This property is also pet friendly – bring your small or large pet! Available immediately-1 yr lease. $45/adult app fee plus HOA app of $78/adult. 1 dog/cat w/$350 refundable pet deposit (no puppies). Every pet/animal must go through professional screening process and apply. The fee is $20 for the 1st pet and $15 for each additional, if applicable paid directly to the 3rd party screening vendor. $20/pet app fee paid at time of move in. Tenant pays electric. Internet & cable provided! Section 8 not approved. Renters Ins Required. Info deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

926 Wescott Trail #104

Great 3 bed, 2 bath condo in Eagan. This unit offers a spacious kitchen, 1 car attached garage, balcony and primary bedroom with 3/4 en-suite bathroom. Shared washer/dryer on-site. Available immediately with 12 or 18 month lease terms. Tenant pays gas and electric. Pets allowed with $25/ month/ pet pet rent. Every pet/animal must go through professional screening process and apply. The fee is $20 for the 1st pet and $15 for each additional, if applicable paid directly to the 3rd party screening vendor. $20/pet app fee paid at time of move in. Application Fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Section 8 not approved.

3132 7th Avenue

Great corner lot rambler in Anoka. This 4 bed, 2 bath home offers a sprawling main floor with spacious living room, 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen and full bath. Lower level complete with 4th bedroom, additional living space, updated 3/4 bath, laundry and small unfinished space great for storage or possible workout space. Screened porch, storage shed and driveway extension to side street for easier access. Available immediately with 12 or 24 month lease terms. Tenant pays all utilities and is responsible for snow removal and lawn care. No pets allowed. Application fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Section 8 not approved.

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Staging For Success: Get Poised to Sell Your Home

Staging For Success:  Get Poised to Sell Your Home

There are a few basic rules in life and one that can be carried into almost any situation is the old saying, “if you fail to plan, plan to fail”.  No one likes to fail, but failing to plan could be a sure way to not see success. This is especially true in real estate when it comes to placing your home up for sale.   Preparing your home for new buyers requires a lot of planning, thought, and attention to detail.  One way that gets your home ready for a quick sale is with home staging. 

What is Home Staging

You see it every time you turn on HGTV or some other house-flipping show.  Home staging has quickly become recognized as a necessity to highlight your home for its maximum potential.  A norm for almost any home at any price point, home staging can set the stage for a quick real-estate sale. Overall, the goal is to help prospective home buyers emotionally connect with a property that hopefully leads to an offer to buy.

Who Hires Home Stagers?

Staging may seem like an additional hassle and expense, but the investment can really pay off in the end and possibly lead to an above-asking price offer for your home. Overall, anyone selling or buying property may benefit from home staging. Homeowners selling single-family homes, condos, and townhouses make up the greatest percentage of those hiring home stagers. Even property developers selling new construction, and real estate agents and property managers also are in the mix. While home staging was created primarily to benefit the seller, seeing prospective properties staged and organized also can be advantageous to buyers because it can cut down on their search time.

Benefits of Home Staging

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Most people have trouble visualizing a space’s potential.  Whether it’s figuring out how to place furniture in an empty room or trying to ignore clutter or decor that’s clearly not their style. Realizing that the majority of home buyers can’t easily look past what’s in front of them to appreciate a room’s potential, it’s easy to see that home staging could be beneficial to the home selling process.  Staging helps buyers see what might get lost in an otherwise cluttered or unorganized home.  As reported by the National Association of Realtors,  44% of buyers’ agents say that home staging can increase the dollar value offered.  And 83% say that staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize the property as their dream home!  And less time on the market means less taxes, less mortgage payments, and less time you have to keep the house staged.

Does it Matter Which Rooms Are Staged?

While every room in the house could benefit from home staging, that might not be in your budget.  So if you must choose a room, or rooms, it would be best to focus on the higher priority rooms including kitchen, living room then master bedroom followed by the guest bathroom.  And don’t overlook those empty nooks or spaces, they could easily be turned into a small desk/office space to handle all of the daily mail clutter. 

You can certainly attempt to stage your home on your own.  It will save some money, but it is much harder to stage your own home and will likely take a lot of time out of your already busy schedule.   Something key to remember is that when you’re selling your home, it is not about you anymore.  It’s about the buyers and making your home as appealing as possible to attract the right buyer in the least amount of time.  It’s important that your home reflects all of its potential so the future home-buyer can see your home as move-in-ready.  

We have lots of tips and tricks that we can help you with when it comes to preparing homes for the real estate market.  Even if you plan to rent your home, home staging is ideal to attract the right tenants to your property.  Tradewind Properties is here to help you in selling your home and with home staging.

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942 Main Street NW #104

Perfect Elk River location, walking distance to all things Main Street! Ground Floor 2 bed, 1 bath unit offers updated luxury vinyl plank flooring, newer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and private entry/access via your personal deck.  Spacious primary bedroom with walk-in closet.  Rent includes huge locked storage room and 1 car garage w/service door access just steps to the building entry. FREE on site laundry for residents. Available immediately with 12, 18, 24, or month to month options. Tenant pays electric. Up to one pet under 20lbs allowed with $200 non-refundable and $200 refundable pet deposit. Every pet/animal must go through professional screening process and apply. The fee is $20 for the 1st pet and $15 for each additional, if applicable paid directly to the 3rd party screening vendor. $20/pet app fee paid at time of move in. Application fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Section 8 not approved.

4337 16th Ave S

Excellent 3 bed, 2 bath updated home with 1 car garage plus additional space for storage. This move in ready home is a short walk from Lake Hiawatha and Lake Nokomis. Upon walking into the home you will fall in love.  Upper level master suite with private ¾ bath and sitting area, a great place to unwind and cozy up with cooler weather ahead.  2 additional main floor bedrooms with full bath.  Great entertaining kitchen with gas stove and tiled floors.  Full and clean unfinished basement offers endless possibilities from storage, rec room or workout area.  Enjoy the paver patio with your favorite cocktail and your furry friend! Sorry no cats allowed but this home is dog friendly with no breed or weigh restrictions! (2 dog max). Available October 11th with 12 or 18 month lease term. Tenant pays all utilities (including water/ sewer, trash, gas, and electric) and tenant responsible for snow/ lawn care. No cats allowed. Dogs allowed with $25/ month pet rent per pet. Every pet/animal must go through professional screening process and apply. The fee is $20 for the 1st pet and $15 for each additional, if applicable paid directly to the 3rd party screening vendor. $20/pet app fee paid at time of move in. Application Fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Minimum 24 hour notice to show.

13959 102nd Ave N

Amazing rental opportunity with this 2018 built 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit!  Prime location with private wooded backyard. This inviting townhome features an open floor plan with gorgeous center island kitchen that opens up to the dining and living room. You will also be steps from your patio overlooking the woods, perfect for those fall evenings ahead. ½ bath also located on this level.  On the 2nd floor you’ll find all 3 beds, bonus loft/2nd living space and laundry.  Master bedroom is complete with large walk-in closet and dual sink private bathroom. Elm Creek Park Reserve is only steps away with miles of trails and events to enjoy. Available January 10th with 6, 12, 18, or 24 month lease terms. Leases shorter in duration than 1 year subject to one time $125 short term lease fee. Tenant pays for water/ sewer, gas, and electric. Up to two pets allowed with $350 refundable pet deposit per pent and $50/ month pet rent per month. Every pet/animal must go through professional screening process and apply. The fee is $20 for the 1st pet and $15 for each additional, if applicable paid directly to the 3rd party screening vendor. $20/pet app fee paid at time of move in. Application Fee: $45/ adult non-refundable. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Renters insurance required. Section 8 not approved. Minimum 24 hour notice to show.

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Insights on Owning Rental Property During the Pandemic

Insights on Owning Rental Property During the Pandemic

The pandemic has certainly impacted all areas of our lives. What has remained relatively strong amidst the uncertainty has been the housing market. Mortgage interest rates are at record lows. Inventory of homes for sale remains low, resulting in sellers routinely receiving multiple offers on homes quickly after listing. 

The rental market has been a different beast altogether. Mortgage protections are not available to landlords in the same way they are to homeowners. Many rental property owners have tried to get creative with their property management style in order to stay afloat while also working with tenants impacted by the pandemic. 

Given the unknowns of the months ahead of us, these factors will be worth keeping a close eye on in the coming months if you own a rental property:

  1. Changes in government protections for renters. Whether its payroll protections, rent subsidies or a local eviction moratorium, many renters have been supported through the recent hard times when it comes to their monthly financial obligations. While this attempt at stability has been good for many renters, some of these protections may be coming to an end soon, and many renters will face the struggles of disproportionate cost burden in the COVID-19 economy. With all the movement in local and temporary regulations due to the pandemic, it can save a lot of headaches to seek the help of a property management company, so you know you’re a compliant landlord while focusing on your own day-to-day priorities.
  2. Changes in the labor market, and its effect on renters. Job growth is one of the key factors of rental market health in any city. Today’s rental market has been served a major blow by the pandemic, leaving the unemployment rate at record highs. While protections for renters have temporarily provided relief for those who have lost their jobs or have been furloughed by their companies, landlords have absorbed the impact. Additionally, while homeowners have experienced some relief around their mortgage obligations, those same measures have not applied to commercial property owners.

While protections are short for landlords and rental property owners, it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of resources that have your interests at heart during the pandemic uncertainty. The professional property managers at Tradewinds Properties can relieve a great deal of the stress of managing rental property through the pandemic.

Tradewind Properties is here to help you take the headache out of managing your rental property. As a Tradewind client, your most difficult task is checking your monthly statement. Contact us!