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Tuesday, July 2, 2019   /   by Troy Krabbenhoft

The choice is yours! Here are 10 architectural designs that will leave you saying "wow!"

Living in the Fargo/Moorhead area presents many fantastic opportunities when it comes to houses. There are historical houses that have survived the test of time in this rugged land, with stunning woodwork and stained glass windows. There are newer homes that catch your eye as you pass by with their unique, fresh designs. However, not every home that is already built and standing is the perfect home for you. Be the size, style or layout of the home, we all have that perfect design in mind, so why not build your own? You would be surprised at how many different architectural styles of homes can be built, here are the top 10 architectural designs we would choose for our dream home, number 7 is STUNNING! 

#1 Cape Cod
The first style we are going to talk about is Cape Cod, the original Cape Cod homes were built in the 1600 and had been inspired by thatched cottages in Britain. These  have larger chimneys to stand the cold in the northern winters. The steep roofs were buil ...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019   /   by Zach Obrigewitch

Build your credit, the smart way, with these tips. Number 4 is key.

In few instances, debt may work in your favor. 
You know the old adage, "spend money to make money," So if you are planning on obtaining a business loan, or a mortgage, you can use the debt in your favor. With that being said, your credit health needs to suffice the requirements set forth by the financial institution in order to obtain the sum of money. In 2017, FICO (originally Fair, and Isaac Company) stated that 11.7% of Americans had poor standings with their credit score. Increasing your credit score is as much a mindset, as it is a skill set. Here are a few easy steps, that if you buy in, can increase your credit score/history, allowing you to conduct larger financial decisions.
1. Eliminate small credit card debt.
     What we like to call "clothing credit" this has to be the first to go. Credit lines through places such as retailers (department stores, electronics, furniture) can be easy to get into, but tricky to get out of. If your monthly budge; ...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   /   by Troy Krabbenhoft

Easy Home Hacks That Both College Kids and Doctors Will Love.

No matter what you do for a living, cleaning around the house can get expensive.
There seems to be a chemical cleaner for every mess around the house. Windex for the windows, Pledge for the dust, Simple Green for the counters, etc.. These cleaning solutions really start making a dent in the old pocket book. The "solution" to the problem is to identify the many uses of common household items that most every household will have in their pantry. Here are five cleaning hacks that are safe, cheap, and thoughtful.
1. Stop the squeak in floors...with baby powder.
         That's right, just identify the squeaky floor-boards, and sweep talcum powder in the cracks. The powder will compress and keep the floor-boards from grinding and squeaking. College students will love this hack, and so will the people who try sneaking to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

2. Easily clean your shower, and wash your worries down the drain!
      Many people pre; ...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018   /   by Troy Krabbenhoft

Interviewing an agent in Fargo-Moorhead. 8 calming questions to ask.

We have all been there...
In the middle of "life happening" and suddenly, you need/want to make a very large purchase requiring a trusty salesperson. 
Salespeople are necessary to explain the in's-and-out's of the product you are wishing to purchase, but they can still be pesky. If you are in search of a home for work, you have already decided what you are going to do. Now you need to pair yourself up with the correct professional, that will build rapport and expedite a great deal. 
Here are eight great-qualifying questions while interviewing an agent in the Fargo-Moorhead market. 

1. Do you work independently or as part of a team?
Many agents work independently, while others work within a team. You will want to determine how many moving pieces will be listing and assisting you along your home-buying journey.
We at the Krabbenhoft Real Estate Team whole-heartedly believe in a team approach. Our team is made up of specialists all with the same goal in mind; helpin; ...