Sandy Erickson Team Blog

Tuesday, May 9, 2023   /   by Brittany Aspenson

7 Things To Add To Update Your Outdoor Space This Spring

As the weather starts to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom, you might be itching to maximize your outdoor living space. Your backyard is an extension of your home and with the right additions, it can become a functional and relaxing oasis where you and your family can relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023   /   by Brittany Aspenson

What Is A Listing Agreement? A Basic Guide for Home Sellers

Selling a home can be a daunting task, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the intricacies of a real estate transaction. Even if you're more than prepared to get your property on the market with a trusted real estate agent, you probably just can’t get down to business without doing this critical step: signing a listing agreement.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Recession Or Not, Mortgage Market Is Starting To Come Back Strong

The United States economy continues to produce mixed signals about whether or not the country is headed for a recession. This past week the Commerce Department reported that the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.9% in Q4—only slightly higher than the 2.8% GDP prediction from investors. 
Yields on Treasury notes rose after the release of the report with the 10-year yield climbing 2 basis points to 3.485%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury note also increased, moving up by 3 basis points to 4.166%. The 10- and 2-year yields have been inverted since June of 2022 which is typically a strong indicator of a recession. 
The labor market also continues to show resilience with jobless claims continuing to decline week-over-week. That is a sticking point for the Federal Reserve as it continues its quantitative tightening (QT) measures to try and reign in inflation. A strong labor market may indicate that QT measures are not working and need to be tighte ...

Tuesday, December 27, 2022   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Thrifty Ways To Furnish Your New Home For Less

You've bought your first home—congratulations! It’s a huge milestone you finally accomplished after what could be years of saving up for the down payment. However, once you’ve moved into your new home, that’s when it hits you. Your house now requires far more furniture than the tiny apartment you rented. And the furniture is expensive. 

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White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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