In Minnesota, we cram as much outdoors into May through October as we possibly can. If you’re looking at your outdoor space and wondering how you can transform ho-hum to an entertaining oasis, we’ve gathered 6 must-haves to turn your outdoor entertaining spot up a notch, along with inspiration on how to make it happen. 1. Fire Fire is your obvious first step, as nothing compares to setting the mood when your entertaining transitions from daytime to night. A fire provides the dual purpose of gorgeous... view article »
Can you find a nice house for less than $200,00? We visited area talk show Twin Cities Live for our Real Estate Report to showcase how far your dollar can go across the Twin Cities. Ranging from $200,000 to $800,000, watch below to see what you can get and where. For more our our Twin Cities Live appearance and real estate advice, visit our You Tube channel.
At Desrochers Realty Group, we’re gearing up for one of the busiest months in real estate and offering our take on the Minnesota housing market for spring and summer of 2018. High demand, low inventory. You’ve likely heard the news and it’s true, sales are down this year when compared to years past, but it’s not because the market is slow! Back to Econ 101, it’s a simple problem of supply and demand. There are a ton of buyers and not enough inventory. In fact, we’re at... view article »
It’s not uncommon that as a seller embarks on the process of selling their home, we see renovations from simple to complex that could maximize their profit at sale time. For these clients in Minneapolis, we knew a few updates could make a big difference in selling their condo. See the pre-renovation walk-through as Daniel explains the changes he suggests and why to get the condo in prime selling shape for the spring market. Now, take a look at the “after” 5 weeks later to see how a relatively short timeline can... view article »
We let Twin Cities Live follow us for months as we tore down and built our new custom Modern Farmhouse style home in Edina, Minnesota with Stone Cottage. From manning the bobcats to framing and selecting tile, watch the clip below to see the final reveal and things we learned along the way. For more of our appearance on Twin Cities Live and more real estate videos, visit our YouTube Channel.
Every December Pinterest publishes the Pinterest 100, a list of emerging trends in categories like style, beauty and home decor. We honed in on the top trends in home décor, naturally, to give you a sneak peek at what’s going to be trending throughout 2018. What will you incorporate? Resort Style at Home According to Pinterest, saves for “spa bathrooms” were up a whopping 269% in 2017, and products with rattan and frayed edge pillows reminiscent of travel are inspiring home interiors. This tells us... view article »
Updating your home can be daunting and expensive. We visited local Minneapolis talk show Twin Cities Live to show some of our favorite affordable home products to make your home look like a million dollars at amazingly affordable prices. Watch the clip and see below for links to the products we highlighted. Lights These bathroom vanity picks look expensive and on-trend, at incredible prices. Loredo 4-Light Vanity Light Polished Chrome Octave 3 Light Updating your hallway and dining room lights is a simple and impactful... view article »
As spring approaches, gift-giving occasions are endless. Kicking off with Valentine’s Day and going until fall weddings, with engagements, showers, Mother’s Day and house warming parties in-between. We’ve rounded up some great giftable ideas that will not only delight, but look stylish in every home. 1. Celebration Wine Bowl, Mark & Graham Beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day, engagement, wedding or new home. Add class and elegance to their entertaining style with a monogrammed wine bowl. 2. Gallery Wall in a Box, Set of 6-15 Frames, Pottery Barn Whether they’ve wanted to... view article »
We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 and answered fan submitted questions on real estate. See below for the full clip and a summary of questions answered. Q: What’s the best thing to do inside your home before a showing? – Elizabeth Cleaning the house of all personal items (especially signs you have a pet). Set a comfortable temperature, turn on all lights and open the blinds. Q: Is the labor and expense of painting oak kitchen cabinets and the trim/doors throughout the... view article »
If you’re living and breathing, you may have heard of this “big game” coming to Minneapolis in a few short weeks. If you aren’t springing for $5k plus tickets and are avoiding the masses, maybe this is the year to live it up by hosting a viewing party? We’ve gathered some football-centric ideas to make your party epic. Themed Drinks Let’s start with the drinks. Stoke the rivalry fire with themed team drinks. A simple idea is to use a vodka base, add a clear mixer... view article »