Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Home DIY Project

Chances are the idea of tackling a house project or two crossed your mind over the stages of quarantine. With a little more time on your hands, a lot more time at home, and infinite inspirational sources at your fingertips on the web – we’re helping you narrow down a few wise considerations before you tackle your list. Do Your Research Before you dive hammer first into a project, make sure you do your research on the how-tos from reputable sources. Anyone can post a... view article »

5 Hobbies to Take Up During a Summer Quarantine

Beaches closed, pools in question, sports on hiatus, and we can’t even mention The State Fair – much of the defining Minnesota summer moments are on pause and leaving many with, “Well, now what do we do?” There may be no better time than the present to learn a new skill or start a new hobby. We’ve rounded up some ideas below to fill your summer with skill building and perhaps a new talent or two. Learn to Bake (or hone your skills) Zoebakes.com Homemade... view article »

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts During Quarantine

When a last minute run to your favorite store is no longer an option, how can you pick out the perfect gift for Mother’s Day in the Twin Cities? We’ve rounded up a few ideas to make Mother’s Day special during quarantine. The good news is most retailers offer free pick-up, and all it takes is a quick visit to their website or social media channels to reach out and connect to buy and arrange for pick-up. 1. Mother’s Day Gift Box A great ready-to-gift option... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Real Estate in Golden Valley, Minnesota

Desrochers Realty Group traveled to JJ’s Clubhouse along with Twin Cities Live In Your Town series to talk housing in Golden Valley, Minnesota. With a close commute to downtown Minneapolis and a ton of businesses, living in Golden Valley is a great place to take advantage of suburbia living, beautiful home options and convenient location. For more real estate advice visit our YouTube channel.

What Millennial Homebuyers Need to Know

                Think the real estate market is not for millennials? Think again. Here are three important tips millennials need to know about the 2020 housing market in Minnesota. 1. Despite what you’ve heard, millennials are buying homes. Lots of them. According to realtor.com’s 2020 forecast, 50% of all home purchase mortgages will be for millennial home buyers. City Pages reported that on a list of the 50 largest United States metro areas, Minneapolis came out on top as... view article »

Gifts for the Home

Whether an HGTV lover, new home owner, constant decorator or hostess gift, we’ve rounded up a list of holiday gifts for the home to make gift-buying a little easier this year.  Let this be your guide as you navigate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals! Send a little Minnesota Perfect presents to invoke the Nordic feel for your out of town guests or to send a little home to someone afar. Faribult Mill Wine Bag Minnesota made and can bring a stylish holiday... view article »

The Best Bets of Smart Home Tech

As the deals roll in for Black Friday and holiday shopping, don’t be lured by fancy price persuasion. What are the coolest and best bets for smart tech innovations in your home? We’ve rounded up some of the “best of” in the smart home category. Best Basic Smart Home Investment Ecobee SmartThermostat This smart thermostat sets itself apart with a remote sensor in the box of the thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temp based on the conditions in another room. Not to mention this... view article »

5 Home Design Questions Answered

As realtors, we hear questions every day on home design updates and trends. What are the most common questions on home design we are hearing now?  Julie Desrochers of Desrochers Real Estate Group shares the answers to 5 common questions she’s been hearing in 2019. Q: I’m remodeling and wondering, should I get black or white windows? Which is better for resale? A: The good news is both black and white windows are “in” as a trend. White windows are a classic and never go... view article »