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Home Resolutions for the New Year

While making your list of New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget getting your home in shape. Start the year off on the right foot by resolving to take care of your investment and keep your home at the value it deserves, not to mention keeping it safe, clean and organized. Make a few updates to retain value According to this Houselogic article, an out-of-shape house older than its years could lose 10% of its appraised value. If you need to make serious updates like a new roof, you... view article »

Julie’s Picks for Affordable Home Decor Accents

Winter is the perfect time to nest and freshen up your home decor. We’ve rounded up some affordable and on-trend options to add updated flair to your space with minimum effort. This winter we suggest adding touches of blush, golds, and greens. Emerald is a color of the moment, and adding fresh greenery is always in style. Mountainside by Sadie Holden. $206.00, price changes on frame and size, Minted.com 6 ft. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. $106.55, Homdepot.com Brass Wall Sconce. $59.00, Etsy.com Snow Capped Candle. $28-$42.00, Anthropologie.com Color-block Throw. $39.99,... view article »

Holiday Happenings in the Twin Cities

The holiday season is officially upon us. Crisp winter air, crackling fires and the scent of fresh pine.  Here are a few of the happenings around the Twin Cities in the next few months to indulge in the spirit of the most magical time of the year. Cheers! St Paul Farmer’s Market- Special Thanksgiving Market Wed, Nov 22nd Want the freshest of fresh for your Thanksgiving spread? Head to the St Paul’s Farmer’s Market from 10:00am-4:00pm and get the most delicious ingredients for a highly instagrammable... view article »

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 »