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10 Fall Activities in the Twin Cities

Break out the sweaters, the pumpkin-flavored-everything, fall is officially on the horizon. We’ve gathered some activities in and around the Twin Cities to help you make the most of arguably the most wonderful time of the year in Minnesota. 1. Tipi Camping (anytime) Be extra adventurous and head to Blue Mounds State Park or Upper Sioux Agency State Park and camp in a bonafide Tipi. Learn more > 2. Lakeside Dining (hurry, closing beginning of October!) Make it a priority to grab a bite at one... view article »

10 Ways to Prep Your Home to Sell in the Autumn

Whether your house has been on the market a few months or you’re just putting it on, the late summer and fall months in the Twin Cities are a great time to sell. Below we’ve put together a checklist for successful selling in the crisp months of autumn. Prep your landscaping. Make sure to update for the fall months, cleaning up any projects from the summer and getting your yard in tip-top shape to sell.  Curb appeal goes a long way in lasting impressions. Clean the fireplace and... view article »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Community Profile: Edina

Edina MN

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine dubs it “boutique chic in the suburbs”. Immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Edina is a perfect community to many who want to enjoy the city feel and proximity with the comforts of suburban living. Many major highways are close to the city of Edina, making it easy to get anywhere else in the metro, as well as convenient to commuters. Edina boasts nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities, including Arneson Acres, Braemar Arena, Braemar Golf Courses, Braemar Golf Dome, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina... view article »

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Twin Cities

Procrastination is fine if you’re just picking up some flowers and chocolates from the grocer, but if you want to salvage some creativity cred, here are a few ideas that can still be winning in the heart of your loved one. Creative confections The Cookie Creative will be on hand with a pop-up shop at West Elm Edina with valentinesy treats both unique and beautiful. Grab some cookies and pair it with something luxurious for the home, like a jewelry box, planter, velvet duvet, or candle.... view article »