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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 »

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 »

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.    

Before and After: A Minneapolis Condo Renovation in Minneapolis

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 »

On Twin Cities Live: Our Newly Built Custom Home Reveal

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.

Pinterest’s Top Home Trends for 2018

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 »

On Twin Cities Live: Easy Home Updates on a Budget

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 »

Stylish Gifts for the Home

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 »

On Twin Cities Live: Ask the Real Estate Experts

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 »