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 »

On Twin Cities Live: Tips for Buying a Cabin

It’s a time honored tradition as a Minnesota or Wisconsin resident: buying a cabin. We visited Minneapolis talk show Twin Cities Live for their Real Estate Report to educate on the details you need to think about before making the decision to buy a cabin. For more real estate advice, visit our YouTube channel.

On Twin Cities Live: Real Estate in Rogers, Minnesota

What can you expect to get for your money in real estate in Rogers, Minnesota? Desrochers Realty Group’s Daniel and Julie Desrochers broadcasted with Twin Cities Live at Maynard’s Restaurant and discussed property values, highlighting homes for sale from $305,000 to $530,000. For all of our Twin Cities Live segments and expert real estate advice, visit our YouTube channel.

On Twin Cities Live: Eagan Minnesota Real Estate

We visited Eagan, Minnesota with Twin Cities Live for their In Your Town Series to talk real estate in Eagan and what you can get for your dollar.  Located in ISD #196, the city has an excellent reputation for schools, neighborhoods with mature trees, and is still a great value while being close to the cities. Watch our clip to learn about home prices and advantages of living in Eagan, Minnesota. For all of our Twin Cities Live segments, visit our YouTube channel.

Minnesota Real Estate March 2019 Update: What You Need to Know

Desrochers Realty Group is here to give you expert advice heading into the busy spring season. Find out what you need to know about the 2019 spring real estate market. Inventory is still low, and under $300k properties are still going very fast. Similar to the last few years, there are still less homes available than buyers looking in this price range. If you are in the market for a home in this price range, get your ducks in a row and be prepared to act... view article »

Top Pinterest Inspirations for Holiday Entertaining

It’s officially time to plan for celebrations and salutations, and along with making a list and checking it twice we’re all in need of inspirations to spruce up our holiday home. Lucky for us, Pinterest has rounded up the very best holiday ideas with their 2018 holi-YAY report, giving us the most popular and stylish inspirations for hosting gatherings, creating delicious dinners, and looking and feeling festive. Here is a selection of the top ideas Pinners are searching for this year. Tried and True Holiday... view article »

Real Estate Advice for Owning a Second Home

For many homeowners in Minnesota, the dream is to make the real estate decision to buy a second property down south for retirement. If you’re ready or thinking about becoming a snow bird and buying a second vacation or home base property, this segment is for you. We shared expert real estate advice on television talk show Twin Cities Live giving a list of things to consider before making the move. For more real estate advice, watch our YouTube channel.

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 »