Top Tips from Twin Cities Live Real Estate Report

Every month we visit local talk show Twin Cities Live to chat timely topics in buying, selling or maintaining your home. Below we’ve rounded up some of our best advice from past shows. 3 best things to do to your house before selling: Paint, update hardware, update flooring. (Full clip here) Ready to sell? First thing to keep in mind: Remember we aren’t talking about your house- we are talking about the house someone will buy. (Full clip here) As crazy as it sounds, if you see a house you like... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Home Improvements Worth Making Now

We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 to talk about home improvements you should consider doing now to enjoy that will also pay off when you sell in the future. Some highlights: Open up spaces in your home  Homebuyers like open spaces for entertaining and living. Often you can take a wall down between a kitchen and living room or dining room and open up some rooms to make the space look larger. Buyers in the future will appreciate the updated floor plan and will be... view article »

10 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Cabin

                At a certain point, it’s almost a rite of passage for a Minnesotan to consider buying a vacation home, a.k.a. a cabin. If you’ve come to that time, we’ve put together a list of 10 things to ask yourself as you embark on the next stage of home ownership. How far are you willing to drive? Oftentimes vacation homes are for weekends or summers. One of your first considerations should be how far are you willing to... view article »

Community Profile: Minnetonka

With a name coming from the Dakota Indian mni tanka, meaning “great water”, it’s no wonder the city of Minnetonka is one of the most coveted suburbs of the Twin Cities. Just 8 miles west of Minneapolis, part of the city includes Lake Minnetonka, one of the largest and most famous lakes in Minnesota. Planners have carefully kept Minnetonka a beautiful community for families. The city features dozens of ponds and a great deal of open space, park land and wetland areas. Besides the green space, Minnetonka has... view article »

4th of July Weekend in the Twin Cities

Staying in town for the 4th? We’ve got ideas to fill every day of the long weekend, in between stoking the coals on your barbecue of course. Saturday, July 1st Bars, Bootleggers & Booze Bus Tour Meet some of the newest distillers in the Twin Cities and learn about Minnesota’s complicated relationship with booze. Stops include 11 Wells distillery, the restored Commodore Bar & Restaurant and Du Nord Cocktail Room. Best part? Samples are included. Learn more. Wanderlust 108 A mindful movement on Harriet Island, partake in a... view article »

Home Staging: Top 5 Tips You Need to Know

                Enticing buyers can be hard. You’ve been living in your home and you made it your own, but oftentimes once it’s ready to sell “one man’s junk” is not necessarily “another man’s treasure.” The key to displaying your home in the best light possible, garner the most interest and offers,  is to make it show in a way that lets buyers visualize their future there. How can you best do this? Get help from a professional home stager.... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Dealing with Multiple Offers When Buying a Home

We visited Twin Cities Live to discuss a very important topic in the current real estate climate- how to make an offer that stands out. The reality is that homes priced well and that show show well sell quickly and often times over asking price. In April 2017, inventory was down by 19% over last April. The Twin Cities currently has a 2.2 month supply of inventory. Below are some steps you can take as buyer to increase your chances of finding a home and getting an... view article »

What are we hearing from buyers?

What do buyers want, now, in the spring of 2017? If you are considering selling and wondering what the chatter is, what people are wanting in their next home, see below for the most common asks we are hearing from our buyers now. “There’s not a lot on the market.” No, there isn’t. This is the overall issue everywhere- simply not enough houses to go around. If you have a house you are even thinking about selling in the next few years, call your realtor to discuss. It... view article »

25 Things to Do This Summer in Minnesota

Weekends are booking up with grad parties, sports events and trips to the cabin. This summer, don’t forget to do something different and fun amongst all the scheduled itineraries. We’ve compiled a list of some expected and some out-of-the-box ideas for you to truly take hold of the fleeting Minnesota summer. Road Trip to The Greatest Spectacle on Lake Superior to ‘catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore’ August 18-21. Excelsior Streetcar Line. Enjoy a half-mile... view article »