What is the Definition of Network?

Posted by Rochelle Markov // May 20, 2017 // Blog

You most likely hear this term all the time: Network. In what context does network apply?  That can vary.  According to Merriam-Webster, network has 5 different definitions: “1 :  a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings … ribbons, lace and embroidery […]

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Protecting Against Home Break Ins

Posted by Rochelle Markov // May 15, 2017 // Blog

Recently we toured a property with a homeowner who followed us around and kept us in close proximity.  The homeowner was very protective of what pictures we took.  This person stated they didn’t want to list with a real estate agent since this person wouldn’t be able to be around and wasn’t comfortable with strangers […]

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How to Determine the Housing Market Forecast

Posted by Rochelle Markov // May 1, 2017 // Blog

Whether you are buying or selling property, knowing the Housing Market Forecast is essential.  If you are purchasing in a Buyer’s Market, then you should be prepared to look at many houses in your price range, have your wants/needs of that property be met for the majority of the items on your “must-have list”, and […]

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Real Estate Bandit Signs

Posted by Rochelle Markov // April 24, 2017 // Blog

Perhaps you have found a sign that says something like:     This could have been a billboard or a smaller corrugated plastic sign with printed information on wire sticks or possibly tag board with handwritten information stapled to a post.  What you saw was an example of Real Estate Bandit Signs. Real Estate Investors […]

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Realtor, Real Estate Agent, Broker, and Real Estate Investor… how do they help you?

Posted by Rochelle Markov // April 16, 2017 // Blog

When a buyer and/or seller are considering a real estate transaction, something to know would be the roles of a Realtor, Real Estate Agent, or Broker. The short answer is: they can all make a real estate transaction (provided they abide the rules and regulations in their state and municipality).   Their differences are in the […]

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How do you obtain a down payment for a home?

Posted by Rochelle Markov // April 6, 2017 // Blog

Buying a piece of property is a huge step.  This is a place that could be your primary home, could be your vacation home, could be a rental property for passive income, could be buying the property to keep in the family, etc.  Whatever the circumstance, the daunting question… How do you obtain a down […]

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How does blogging help YOU?

Posted by Rochelle Markov // March 30, 2017 // Blog

Let’s define blogging.  According to, a blog can be used as a noun or a verb in these definitions: “noun a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.   a single entry or post on such a website: She […]

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Start up financing for Real Estate Investing

Posted by Rochelle Markov // March 20, 2017 // Blog / Buy A House

What is the process when a retail buyer purchases their home?  They find a house to call home, go to the bank, fill out a couple forms, put down 20% of the purchase price, finance the remaining 80%, have inspections, wait and wait and wait, close on the loan, and have a long happy 30-year […]

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Housing in Rochester, MN is a HOT MARKET!

Posted by Rochelle Markov // March 16, 2017 // Blog

Rochester, Minnesota was founded in the 1850’s-1860’s era.  A devastating tornado ripped apart Rochester in 1883.  Dr. William Worrall Mayo with his 2 sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles W. Mayo, and with the Sisters of St. Francis gave medical attention to the victims.  This was the start of Mayo Clinic and St. […]

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Do you need home selling tips?

Posted by Rochelle Markov // March 5, 2017 // Blog / Buy A House / Sell A House

The decision was made to sell your home.  What to do, what to do, what to do????  Maybe you have a job transfer, you and the family have outgrown the size of your home, you have saved for your dream home, you inherited your grandparent’s house but not interested in living there.  The list goes […]

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