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Twin Cities Inventory Report Info To Fuel Your Real Estate Decisions 

The market is changing, but not in all the ways you might think. Inventory remains very low, as do interest rates. Check out the reports below to get the latest scoop on today’s market.

 

Listings - How Many Are There?

Things are changing on a daily basis, which is why it’s important to stay up to speed on market inventory, and what’s happening in the listing world. The graph above shows the trend of listings since March, 1st. Just looking at the peaks throughout each week, you can see there has been an overall decline of homes to hit the market, especially when compared to 2019’s numbers. We will know more tomorrow when 4/17’s numbers are in, but it appears that this

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One thing’s for sure, we’re all missing the in-person connection with our friends, family and colleagues. But we’re also all learning ways technology can help us stay connected and be more productive in our work. That’s why we’re excited to roll out a slew of new ways we’re leveraging technology to help you with all your real estate needs while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

 

 

Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling, the first step is to connect. Just shoot us a call, text, or good old-fashioned email and we can set up a time to meet virtually on your favorite virtual platform such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc. Or we can simply do it by phone if that’s more comfortable for you.  

Then, for potential

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When the going gets tough...we play bingo. Saint Paul Downtown Alliance is gettin' creative and offering a chance for you to enter to win a $100 gift card to one of your favorite downtown Saint Paul locations by playing bingo and supporting small biz.

Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal bingo by spending $25 or more at downtown businesses. Submit receipts to emma.burns@stpdowntownalliance.org by May 31, 2020. Receipts can be dated back to March 12, 2020. Don't forget - call directly for takeout or delivery whenever possible and always tip your delivery drivers! More information here. Ready, set, BINGO... 

 

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We continue to hear the countless stories of neighbors helping neighbors, people starting fundraisers for those who have lost their jobs, and a collective call to support local independent businesses.

But this pandemic is also making us all isolated (literally and emotionally). So while many of us want to help by doing something, it can also be hard to know exactly what to do when we’re stuck at home. Turns out, there are many ways to help within our tight-knit community outside of donating blood or sewing masks (but if you're able help those ways, click here for more information). We’re looking a little closer to home and finding ways to contribute with impact in our own very own neighborhood, Cathedral Hill.

Join us in solidarity and show your

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Dear Clients,

In these unprecedented times, we’re thinking of you and your family and hoping you’re able to stay home and stay safe. If you’re an ‘essential needs’ worker, we’re especially grateful for your service and hope you’re equipped with everything you need to keep yourself as safe as possible. 

As you’re probably aware, real estate was deemed a “critical sector” in Governor Walz’ March 25 “Stay at Home” order. And, as real estate professionals, we know first-hand how vital housing is to our community and feel a sacred duty to be champions for those with critical housing needs. However, we believe the spirit of the governor’s order was to prevent additional hardship on already hard-hit Minnesotans to not prevent them from being able to

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While our team has been practicing social distancing, working from home, and adjusting to the new normal – we’ve been humbled to see the community come together during these times. We are grateful for everyone who, despite these turbulent waters, are riding the waves to help lift others up. It’s been touching to witness the human generosity, empathy, and outreach in our neighborhood and beyond. We applaud the businesses across Minnesota who are changing the way they operate to help in the fight against COVID-19 and wanted to share some of these acts of generosity and spread the word about ways that you can help. 

Giving Blood To Help With The Shortage

A great way to help is to give blood if you are healthy. The American Red Cross is now facing a

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Written by VIBE Co-Founder, Steve Anderson

 

During my five-plus years in real estate, I have had the good fortune of not having to work through a significant economic downturn. One thing I get all of the time is, "boy, it must be a great time to be working in real estate". While I do tend to agree with that statement, it's mainly because I simply love what I do. The reality, when it comes to the market, is that I would welcome a more balanced market with open arms. Yes, houses are selling for more money than they have in the past, and it's a wonderful phone call to make when I get to tell my seller when they have a line of people waiting to pay over asking price for their home. But the reality for all but one of those buyers in line? Another…
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At VIBE, we believe in community, human interaction, and good design. We had these three concepts in mind when working on the VIBE space to make it a comfortable and inviting hangout. We favor connections over transactions and believe that a real estate office shouldn't just be a place for business conduction. Say goodbye to cubicles and fluorescent lighting - our team has reimagined the world of real estate. Our agents want our clients to feel inspired, elevated, and as if they are having a positive experience outside of the industry norm. From comfortable furniture to complimentary refreshments and local craft beer on tap - hospitality is evident here, so pull up a seat.

Our offices weren't only designed for meetings - we

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Meet Stephanie Russell - our newest agent at VIBE!

Stephanie has been active in the real estate industry for over 20 years. She loves representing buyers and sellers, works on rehabs with her husband and also helps manage rental properties. Always in the “solutions business”, Stephanie is great at addressing challenges that often arise in the industry. We're thrilled to have her join us!

Learn more about her by visiting her profile here.

Stephanie Russell Kahle | 612.868.7444 | stephanie@vibemn.com

 

A Note From Stephanie:

"I took a little break from Real Estate to be more present with my kids and when I came back, I knew that I wasn't keen on joining a big agency again. A friend recommended I check out VIBE, and I’m so

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At VIBE, we're admirers of good design and a powerful space with bold taste, so we're on the look out for what's to come in the interior world. We're reaching a time where anything goes, and we're calling it 'freedom of design.' Signature looks of 2019 and the early aughts like accent walls and all-white kitchens won't disappear entirely, they will certainly evolve in time. While we're constantly checking out staged homes, scrolling instagram, and staying inspired - here's what we're finding is happening IRL... 

Photo inspo via @CB2 

Color Is The New Neutral

For all of you who love a good splash of color - this is your chance to shine, literally. Deep colors, bold hues, and jewel tones. All you have to do to be convinced is open up the latest

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