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The Importance of Working with a REALTOR®.

by JS Realty

Why working with a REALTOR® is important?
It is important to work with a professional for many things in life. Working with a REALTOR® who is licensed and experienced is especially important for those who want their real estate transactions to occur with little to no problems.  J.S. Realty has over 80 years of experience between the three of us. We are all licensed full-time REALTORS® committed to helping you through your real estate transaction. Here are some reasons working with a REALTOR® is beneficial.

REALTORS® must follow a code of ethics as set forth by the National Association of REALTORS®.  The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® help enforce the code of ethics through the Professional Standards Board. All three of us have volunteered on the Professional Standards Board in our career. We want to do what is right.

Good at Negotiating
REALTORS® have great negotiating skills, they take some classes on how to negotiate and they can help get the price you want.  Negotiating can be tiresome and not turn out the way you want quickly, but don’t worry you’ve got a REALTOR® in your corner.

Understanding the changing market
The real estate market is constantly changing.  It is important that you work with a REALTOR® because they know about all of the changes and how to react based on what’s happening.  REALTORS® also have to take continuing education so that they are able to keep up with new trends and law changes.

Keep things on track
REALTORS® do so many things that you aren’t aware need to happen...When something gets stuck, it is your REALTOR® who gets it to move again.  REALTORS® are great at putting out fires before the buyer or seller even know there’s a problem. You’ll feel less stressed if you work with someone who knows how to get stuff done!

Experience Matters
You want a REALTOR® who can “go to bat” for you, coach you on how to make the best offer and help you determine the best price point to list your home at.  REALTORS® are also packed full of knowledge with just about anything that comes to real estate. They know a good deal, a bad one, what you need if you want to buy a foreclosure, what the neighborhoods are like and all sorts of other answers.  J.S. Realty has a combined experience of 80 years in real estate. We know the ins and outs.

Genuinely care
When you and your REALTOR® are committed to each other your REALTOR® will care about your needs and wants, and do their best to make your real estate transaction run smoothly.

With J.S. Realty, you’ll get all of this plus so much more. 
Call us today, we would love to hear from you!


Top Highlights of Saginaw

by JS Realty

With a population of 3,846 people, Saginaw provides rural living feel not far from the city.  Saginaw is a great place to live.

Saginaw is a suburb of Duluth that is located 18 miles northwest of Duluth in St. Louis County. Twig, Taft, Grand Lake, Alborn, Culver and Industrial are located in Saginaw. The junction of Saginaw Rd and Vibert Rd is considered to be the center of Saginaw and Hwy 53, Hwy 33 and Hwy 194 are access points to Saginaw. Saginaw has a zip code of 55779 and a post office located on Saginaw Rd.

Places of Worship
There are several places in Saginaw to go if you wish to worship, including, but not limited to, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Life Covenant Church, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church and St. John Lutheran Church.

Local Businesses
Despite being a rural area, Saginaw is rich with local businesses.  Businesses include, but are not limited to, Shelton Excavating Inc, A-1 Disposal, Wheel N’ Concrete, Lakside Transfer & Service Inc, Saginaw Stove Works, Zervas Industrial, Tuominen Landscaping, Allen Anderson Excavating Inc, Brent’s Biffies, Dougherty Trucking, Coon Aggregate Supply, A R Masonry, Kylmala Truss, Duluth Ready Mix, Viner’s Septic Plumping, United Painting & Sandblasting, North State Services, Ground Effects Directional Drilling, Duluth Christmas Tree Farm, A Plus Landscaping & Garden Center, Independence Heating and Cooling, Barbara Solem Tax Services, Privette Excavating, Northern Lights Medical Transport, Sheet Metal Workers International Association and Anytime Excavating and Landscaping.

Local Restaurants
Saginaw Union Station is located on the corner of Hwy 194 and Hwy 2. They are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 1:00 am and have a daily happy hour from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Monday through Friday they have a different food special depending on the night.  Locals rave about the great service.

Grand Lake is about 14 miles northwest of Duluth and located in Saginaw.  The lake system is made up of 3 different lakes.  Big Grand Lake, is a 1,592 acre lake with 2 public landings.  Little Grand Lake, is a 147 acre lake with no public access.  Baby Grand Lake, a 65 acre lake about 10 ft deep.  There is a channel that connects all three lakes.  All three lakes have fish in them like Crappie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Rock Bass and several other species.

The Cloquet River runs through Saginaw and meets up with the St. Louis River. Many people camp on the edge of the river and there is several species of fish that call the river home including, catfish, northern pike, walleye, small mouth bass, and sunfish. There are several spots to launch a boat to go canoeing or kayaking during the summer months and there is a good chance that you will see some wild life. 

There are three campgrounds located in Saginaw, the Saginaw Campground, Ogstons RV Park and the Cloquet River Campground.  Saginaw Campground is located on the corner of Hwy 2 and Hwy 194 on the other side of street from the Saginaw Union Stations.  It provides campers with a great location that is close to Cloquet, Hermantown, Duluth and Proctor and is easy to access.  Ogstons RV Park is located on Old Miller Trunk HWY and is accessible easily from HWY 53.  There are a total of 100 spaces with some year round campers located there.  Pets are welcome and there is a playground and rec hall that makes it fun for everyone in the family.  Cloquet River Campground is located near the HWY 53 and HWY 33 intersection off of Swan Lake Rd.  Part of the charm is it’s right off the Cloquet River, so it’s perfect for those who love fishing!  It’s a fairly new campground, so there are not many reviews about it, but it’s worth a look.  For reviews and more information on the Saginaw Campground and Ogstons RV Park click here!

Twig Hockey Rinks
Twig Hockey arenas are located just off of Hwy 53 in Saginaw.  There are 4 outdoor rinks and a concession and warming shack.  Hours of operation is Monday-Friday 5:30 pm to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm (the concession is only open from 3 pm to 8 pm on Sunday). The public rink is for anyone to use during the hours the rinks are open.  Unless there is a game, practice, maintenance or tournament, rinks 1 and 2 are open for anyone to use during the rinks are open.  Rink 3 is open to community children 13 and under.  Don’t forget your helmet, as it’s required for anyone who skates on any rink!  Summer activities include baseball, tennis and a playground for children.

Public Schools
Saginaw doesn’t belong to a specific school district.  School aged minors would go to either Proctor Independent School District #704  or the newer South Ridge School in Independent School District #2142

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J.S. Realty
J.S. Realty, LLC
5112 Midway Rd
Duluth MN 55811
Office: (218)729-9784
Fax: (218) 729-5638