Claire Bastien

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Thrifty Buyers help Habitat for Humanity

by on October 27th, 2016 Leave a Comment

The Longfellow neighborhood in SE area of Minneapolis is now home to the newest reusable home goods center called the ReStore. Habitat for Humanity opened this second store as part of their non-profit home improvement outlet program, their original store is located in New Brighton, and both stores are filled with donated items allowing Habitat […]


How to Qualify for a Mortgage and Decrease Student Loan Debt

by on March 10th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Student loan debt is in the news daily and it’s no secret it can slow your opportunities for home ownership, if you let it.  There are lending options that allow alternatives and it’s worth a look to find out when you might qualify even if you have to wait it out a few months longer. […]


What Does it Cost to Buy a Home?

by on February 10th, 2016 Leave a Comment

While most Buyers focus on the bottom line, what the monthly house payment will look like, what they often don’t take into account is the amount of cash needed up front to purchase a home, not including the down payment.  When Buyers approach me my first question is “Do you have a Lender?”  Some Buyers […]

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