Top Pinterest Inspirations for Holiday Entertaining

It’s officially time to plan for celebrations and salutations, and along with making a list and checking it twice we’re all in need of inspirations to spruce up our holiday home. Lucky for us, Pinterest has rounded up the very best holiday ideas with their 2018 holi-YAY report, giving us the most popular and stylish inspirations for hosting gatherings, creating delicious dinners, and looking and feeling festive. Here is a selection of the top ideas Pinners are searching for this year. Tried and True Holiday... view article »

Real Estate Advice for Owning a Second Home

For many homeowners in Minnesota, the dream is to make the real estate decision to buy a second property down south for retirement. If you’re ready or thinking about becoming a snow bird and buying a second vacation or home base property, this segment is for you. We shared expert real estate advice on television talk show Twin Cities Live giving a list of things to consider before making the move. For more real estate advice, watch our YouTube channel.

New Restaurants Coming to the Twin Cities

As self-professed culinary enthusiasts, we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors to add to our dining list. We’re unveiling the most anticipated recently opened and soon to open eateries in the Twin Cities. Colita, South Minneapolis (Just Opened) Foodies rejoice. The owners of the innovative and beloved Martina recently opened this modern spin on Mexican “integrating the incredibly diverse flavors of Mexico with barbecue and smoking techniques from all over the world.”  Besides incredible flavor and style, the menu of entirely gluten-free... view article »

Fall 2018 Housing Market Update

With the busy spring and summer months behind us, what does the real estate market look like? We’ve gathered some facts from the most recent National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report. This survey captures trends and topics in the housing market and overall consumer opinion on a national level. In the third quarter of 2018, 63% of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home 77% of people believe that now is a good time to sell... view article »

The Five Most Common Home Buyer Mistakes

Want to avoid making costly home buying mistakes? We visited local talk show Twin Cities Live to reveal common mistakes buyers make when trying to purchase real estate, including moves that can really backfire during the home buying process. Watch to learn how to avoid wasting time, money and ultimately jeopardizing your chance to buy your dream home. For more of our Twin Cities Live Real Estate Report appearances, visit our YouTube channel.

Remodeling: Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro?

You’re ready to invest in updates to your home, but can you save more by doing it yourself? Reality is that some updates will leave you worse off wallet-wise than hiring it out if you make costly mistakes. Here’s some advice to help you weigh the pros and cons. Bathroom remodel We recently had friends who needed to completely renovate their bathroom and master bedroom layout, which required drawings, new walls, plumbing, etc. For a project like this, we definitely recommend going with a trusted... view article »

6 Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Entertaining

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 »

On Twin Cities Live: Home Prices in Minnesota

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.    

Minnesota Real Estate: Spring Market Update

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 »