Decor ideas to spruce up your new place!

Decor ideas to spruce up your new place!

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The Home Shopping Network (no, not that one)! Do you tend to notice especially cool furniture, decor, and little treasures that people have in their homes? Same here. Inspiration is everywhere, and most homebuyers love the idea of sprucing up a new place. With...

Multiple-offer mania.

Multiple-offer mania.

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As you’ve probably heard, buying a house right now is a little bit crazy-town. Inventory in the Twin Cities in February was down 14% from 2018, ushering in another spring of multiple offers, especially in the under-$400,000 range.It’s a pretty sure bet that...

Ready, set, SELL!

Ready, set, SELL!

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Spring is here. How do I know? The rain, for one thing. Baseball on the radio, for another. And of course, listing frenzy. After the winter we’ve had, more than one friend has said, “That’s it! I’m done. Never shoveling again!” If...

Polar Vortex 2019

Polar Vortex 2019

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How did your home fare during the subzero plunge? I had amazing frost patterns on my windows. Fortunately, they were on the outside; many people experienced frost on the inside of panes, and frozen pipes on north-side walls. If you want to take steps to prevent issues...

House Decluttered: The More of Less

House Decluttered: The More of Less

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Buyers usually call me only when they’re ready to buy, but sellers usually call 3 to 6 months, sometimes even a year, before they actually want to sell. They usually say that they want to have time to take care of all those little nagging repairs they’ve...

Accessory Dwelling Unit: It’s a Thing

Accessory Dwelling Unit: It’s a Thing

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As rents increase and the availability of homes for sale in the Twin Cities stays historically low residents are looking for creative ways to increase the supply of affordable housing. One of those ways is the Accessory Dwelling Unit, also known as the granny flat,...

Old Home Certified: What does it mean?

Old Home Certified: What does it mean?

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Old Home Certified is a Realtor® designation offered exclusively by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. To earn it, an agent has to take nine classes taught by experts in the fields of architecture, geography, historic preservation, old-school HVAC systems and more.

Before you choose a home, choose a neighborhood

Before you choose a home, choose a neighborhood

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Buyers usually have a vision of the home they’re looking for….maybe it’s gorgeous period woodwork and built-ins, or a clean-lined mid-century modern vibe, or that magazine-spread kitchen with acres of granite countertops and a 6-burner range. But whether you’re...

Is Down-Sizing for You?

Is Down-Sizing for You?

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Have the kids finally flown the coop? Want to spend more time quality time with your family and friends than your vacuum cleaner? Love to travel? There are a lot of reasons to down-size, and the rewards are many.

Let’s Talk Dogs

Let’s Talk Dogs

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I’m a dog person. This is not to say I am not fond of cats—actually, I love them dearly—but my two rescue pups are my heart. Why does this matter when you're looking for a home?