Open Houses

June 20, 2017

Open House June 22: Hamilton Park

Tour one of these newly-constructed homes just north of Bemidji! This 2-story home is part of a brand new Common Interest Community; that means lawn care, snow removal and septic maintenance are done for you! Stop by on Thursday, June 22 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Newly-constructed CIC development conveniently located north of Bemidji behind Lazy Jack's. Five-minute drive to both the Sanford Main Clinic and to a public boat launch onto Lake Bemidji. Lawn care, snow removal and septic maintenance are taken care of by the CIC. The community has been planned to have a paved walking trail, lots of green space, an off-street parking lot for guests, community gardening space, recreational area for kids and a dog park!

This 2-story home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a rear patio with privacy fence, and a covered front patio. The kitchen counters, bathroom counters and gas fireplace surround are all granite. Enjoy the stainless steel appliances, soft close cabinets and drawers, wood-look tile floors, fiberboard siding, and central heat with AC.

MLS# 17-350, priced at $179,500.

6857 Hamilton Park NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Doug or Melissa Hoover a call at (218)766-5588 or (218)556-4604. 

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June 14, 2017

Open House: Hillcrest Drive

Stop by the open house on Saturday, June 17th from 1:00pm-2:30pm to explore this clean, well-kept 4 bedroom home just north of Turtle River.

Set on 9.3 Acres this home features a large deck, a shop for your toys, as well as a 3 stall detached garage. There is abundant wildlife around the property and it is close to the Blue ox recreational trail.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2876 square feet, priced at $268,800.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Zach Miller a call at 218-288-1054.

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June 13, 2017

Open House with Craft Beer: Hamilton Park

Enjoy a sample of craft beer while you tour this newly-constructed home just five minutes north of Bemidji! Stop by on Thursday, June 15th from 4:30-6:30pm.

Newly-constructed CIC development conveniently located north of Bemidji behind Lazy Jack's. Five-minute drive to both the Sanford Main Clinic and to a public boat launch onto Lake Bemidji. Lawn care, snow removal and septic maintenance are taken care of by the CIC. The community has been planned to have a paved walking trail, lots of green space, an off-street parking lot for guests, community gardening space, recreational area for kids and a dog park!

This 2-story home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a rear patio with privacy fence, and a covered front patio. The kitchen counters, bathroom counters and gas fireplace surround are all granite. Enjoy the stainless steel appliances, soft close cabinets and drawers, wood-look tile floors, fiberboard siding, and central heat with AC.

MLS# 17-350, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, priced at $184,500.

6857 Hamilton Park NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Doug or Melissa Hoover a call at (218)766-5588 or (218)556-4604. 

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June 6, 2017

Open House: 6408 Birchmont Drive

Stop by the open house on Saturday, June 10th from 12:00pm-2:00pm to explore this beautiful Lake Bemidji home!

Gorgeous Birchmont Drive home with 106 feet of sandy frontage on Lake Bemidji! Big, beautiful windows throughout the home with great views of the lake and of the heavily tree-lined side of the property. Features an open floor plan and a gas fireplace. Sliding glass doors in the dining room and in the main-level master suite lead to a spacious, lakeside raised patio. Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and a lovable lakeside balcony.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2172 square feet, priced at $488,800.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Zach Miller a call at 218-288-1054.

 

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June 6, 2017

Open House: 3936 Birchmont Dr

Stop by the open house on Saturday, June 10th from 12:00pm-2:00pm to explore this gorgeous lake home!

Elegant yet friendly, this Lake Bemidji home strikes a perfect balance between handsome features and thoughtful design. The floor plan is open and breezy. The interior is stylish and refined with a ton of beautiful finishing work and custom cabinetry. Construction of this home was well-thought-out and perfect in so many ways, from the geothermal furnace and the high-efficiency windows to the sound-diminishing insulation and secret storage spaces. The luxurious laundry room and mudroom flow seamlessly into the spacious heated garage, while the backyard is ideally flat, making the gorgeous patio, yard, and lake a true extension of the living space.

This is a great locale for a lifestyle that is both lively and laid-back! Take a quick boat trip to easily access downtown Bemidji, the Mississippi River and the State Park! By land, drive less than 5 minutes to BSU, the hospital, parks, and shopping.

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6724 square feet, priced at $1,199,000.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Melissa Hoover a call at 218-556-4604.

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May 24, 2017

Open House: 3936 Birchmont Drive

Stop by the open house on Thursday, May 25 from 4:30pm-7:00pm to explore this gorgeous lake home!

Elegant yet friendly, this Lake Bemidji home strikes a perfect balance between handsome features and thoughtful design. The floor plan is open and breezy. The interior is stylish and refined with a ton of beautiful finishing work and custom cabinetry. Construction of this home was well-thought-out and perfect in so many ways, from the geothermal furnace and the high-efficiency windows to the sound-diminishing insulation and secret storage spaces. The luxurious laundry room and mudroom flow seamlessly into the spacious heated garage, while the backyard is ideally flat, making the gorgeous patio, yard, and lake a true extension of the living space.

This is a great locale for a lifestyle that is both lively and laid-back! Take a quick boat trip to easily access downtown Bemidji, the Mississippi River and the State Park! By land, drive less than 5 minutes to BSU, the hospital, parks, and shopping.

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6724 square feet, priced at $1,199,000. 

To learn more about this property, click here or give Melissa Hoover a call at 218-556-4604. 

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May 23, 2017

4 Reasons Your Home Will Sell Faster if You Declutter

Your clutter is communicating with potential buyers more than you may think. 

Imagine walking around your property for the very first time ever as a completely different person—with different interests, different family dynamic, different needs when it comes to housing. Be honest in your assessment. Is the patio so crammed with furniture that half of it is unusable? Can you open the door to the storage closet to see its' size? As a completely different person, do you feel welcome in this home?

Clear the clutter from your home to convey these 4 things to potential buyers:

1. “You could live here.” 

To sell your property, you want it to feel as welcoming as possible! This means that anything that could make a buyer feel uncomfortable or “uninvited” should be removed. The kissing-at-our-wedding photos are very sweet and wonderful to your loved ones, but may not be appreciated by someone that doesn’t know you. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your home needs to be void of all signs of personality! Just understand that there is a difference between overly-personal items and items that are welcoming to everyone. 

NOTE: Ask yourself while walking through your home, “which items might feel unwelcoming to someone that doesn’t know me?” You may be uncomfortable removing things that are so personal, but gently remind yourself that the goal is to move into your new home. These items can be unpacked in your new home after this one sells!

2. “There is plenty of space.” 

Clearing out the excess allows the home’s positive aspects to be highlighted and the potential downfalls to be downplayed. Maybe the closets in your home aren’t very large, but having them jam-packed with belongings only makes them seem smaller. Maybe your home has a ton of kitchen counter space, but a potential buyer can’t see that when the counters are covered with appliances and unsorted mail. Understand that, during a showing, a lot of buyers will want to see the insides of closets, pantries, et cetera.  

NOTE: A good rule of thumb when it comes to closets is to have 30% of the space open. It’s up to you whether you do this by storing out-of-season items away or by purging items you no longer want. Another thing strongly suggested for kitchen counters is to have visible only items that are used every day. When these things are done, buyers can see the home itself instead of focusing on your “stuff”.  

3. “This home offers a great lifestyle.” 

For some buyers, the importance of the house itself is pale in comparison to the lifestyle that the home offers. What people are really hunting for is a fresh start in the perfect space for their sought-after lifestyle. For example, they want to see that there is plenty of shelving space to organize their tools in the shop; they want to see that the whole family can sit on the deck while they grill. A buyer has to be able to envision themselves living in the space!

NOTE: Another thing to take into consideration while talking about lifestyle is that undone chores remind buyers of the upkeep that will take up their time. It may sound trivial, but imagine a home with a huge yard. If the lawn hasn’t been mowed, the buyer will be visualizing mowing this huge space instead of visualizing their kids running around, having fun. The size of the yard suddenly goes from being a positive thing to being a huge chore. Your undone chores are like “mind-clutter,” making it seem more complicated to live in this home. 

4. “We are ready to move out, so that you can move in!” 

Anything that you can do to make your home seem more move-in ready needs to be done! Buyers can subconsciously envision how much work you have left to do in order to move out. Your clutter could potentially add to their stress. We really don’t want potential buyers thinking that you might not be ready to move out in time. 

NOTE: The added benefit for you is that the process of packing and sorting better prepares you to move—physically and emotionally. Packing away or getting rid of items that you can do without will make it much easier to move. It will save your time, energy and money during the stressful moving process. Save yourself from being overwhelmed by thinking ahead!

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May 18, 2017

Open House: Highland Drive

Stop by the open house on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm-1:30pm to explore this spacious 4 bedroom home and the remarkable backyard!

Are you looking for a neighborhood setting where there is more foot traffic by your home verses cars driving by? This home is located on the meandering Highland Drive. Beautiful 2 story home with a sprawling floor plan, formal dinning room, main floor and basement living rooms, large energy efficient kitchen, and 4 bedrooms all on one level. You will love the oversize deck overlooking the park-like backyard and the front covered porch.

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1.34 acres, priced at $318,800. 

3421 Highland Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Zach Miller a call at 218-288-1054.

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May 18, 2017

Open House: 6408 Birchmont Drive

Stop by the open house on Saturday, May 20th from 2:30pm-4:00pm to explore this beautiful Lake Bemidji home!

Well-maintained 3 Bedroom 2 Bath lake home with over 2100 sq ft with amazing views throughout the house! Home features an Open Floor plan, wonderful gas fireplace, updated master suite, spacious patio, 3 car attached garage plus 106' of sandy frontage! This one you will want to see!

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, priced at $498,800. 

To learn more about this property, click here or give Zach Miller a call at 218-288-1054.

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May 18, 2017

Open House: 3007 Birchmont Drive

Stop by the open house on Saturday, May 20th from 12:30pm-2:00pm to explore this lovely Birchmont Drive home!

Stunning 3+ Bedroom, 3 bath home with wraparound covered porch leading to recessed paving stone patio. Vaulted ceiling living room with gas fireplace. Large functional kitchen with huge center island featuring 2 gas cook tops. Large formal dinning room and southern exposure sunroom. Main level master suite with newly remodeled bath, 2nd bedroom and full bath. Lower level has large family room, 3rd bedroom with full bath, large storage area and potential 4th bedroom and walkout to garage. Wood floors just refinished and new deck railings will be going on. Great in Bemidji location!

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1.44 acres, priced at $279,800. 

3007 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601.

To learn more about this property, click here or give Zach Miller a call at 218-288-1054.

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