Do’s and Don’ts When Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home is a dream for many, and we can tell you from personal experience that there is nothing quite like imagining your home from the ground up. However, there are many important things to consider before you embark on building your custom home. Do start with a price that is under budget The home building process can quickly add up costs that you didn’t originally plan for, with some uncontrollable. You’ll be making decisions throughout the build, and it’s important to reserve... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Home Shopping Wishlist During Covid

It’s no surprise that with Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders, families are on the hunt for homes that fulfill their new lifestyle. We visited Twin Cities Live for our Real Estate Report segment and discussed some of the top items on homebuyers’ wish lists. Trends in homebuyer home searches: Moving out to the suburbs, and even acreage Homes with more square feet Flex rooms and Zoom Rooms Home offices Larger pantries Home workout rooms Multi-generational housing Bigger outdoor spaces with backyard amenities In-ground pools For all of... view article »

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 »