January 2016

Found 2 blog entries for January 2016.

volunteer opportunities with cats in bloomington

The Kris Lindahl Team with Kris Lindahl Real Estate is committed to giving back to the community and we do so in a variety of ways. What’s amazing to us is how many others want to do the same, yet don’t know how to get started. Sure, there are civic clubs one can join, but how else, they ask us, can they become more involved in their community – and really make a difference?

We’ve come up with several organizations that can really use your help.

1. Help the Former Homeless Furnish their Homes

Bloomington is home to Bridging, a non-profit organization that “improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.” They do this through the effective use of donated items. So

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 A couple of months ago I was tooling around the MLS, searching for homes for sale in Bloomington for a client. I came across an interesting listing that just happened to be one of the lowest price homes in the Bloomington real estate market. It was being sold by the homeowner, which is commonly known as a for-sale-by-owner, or FSBO, for short.

Not too long ago, FSBOs weren’t allowed to use the MLS but today there are companies that will sell a homeowner a listing on it. It’s a pity they don’t also counsel these people on how to actually use the MLS effectively. Instead, it’s pathetically easy to tell which homes are FSBOs without even looking for a listing agent on the site.

There is some truth to the opinion most in the industry have that

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