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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.

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 »

Fall 2018 Housing Market Update

With the busy spring and summer months behind us, what does the real estate market look like? We’ve gathered some facts from the most recent National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report. This survey captures trends and topics in the housing market and overall consumer opinion on a national level. In the third quarter of 2018, 63% of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home 77% of people believe that now is a good time to sell... view article »

Remodeling: Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro?

You’re ready to invest in updates to your home, but can you save more by doing it yourself? Reality is that some updates will leave you worse off wallet-wise than hiring it out if you make costly mistakes. Here’s some advice to help you weigh the pros and cons. Bathroom remodel We recently had friends who needed to completely renovate their bathroom and master bedroom layout, which required drawings, new walls, plumbing, etc. For a project like this, we definitely recommend going with a trusted... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Home Prices in Minnesota

Can you find a nice house for less than $200,00? We visited area talk show Twin Cities Live for our Real Estate Report to showcase how far your dollar can go across the Twin Cities. Ranging from $200,000 to $800,000, watch below to see what you can get and where. For more our our Twin Cities Live appearance and real estate advice, visit our You Tube channel.    

Before and After: A Minneapolis Condo Renovation in Minneapolis

It’s not uncommon that as a seller embarks on the process of selling their home, we see renovations from simple to complex that could maximize their profit at sale time.  For these clients in Minneapolis, we knew a few updates could make a big difference in selling their condo. See the pre-renovation walk-through as Daniel explains the changes he suggests and why to get the condo in prime selling shape for the spring market. Now, take a look at the “after” 5 weeks later to see how a relatively short timeline can... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Our Newly Built Custom Home Reveal

We let Twin Cities Live follow us for months as we tore down and built our new custom Modern Farmhouse style home in Edina, Minnesota with Stone Cottage. From manning the bobcats to framing and selecting tile, watch the clip below to see the final reveal and things we learned along the way. For more of our appearance on Twin Cities Live and more real estate videos, visit our YouTube Channel.

Pinterest’s Top Home Trends for 2018

Every December Pinterest publishes the Pinterest 100, a list of emerging trends in categories like style, beauty and home decor. We honed in on the top trends in home décor, naturally, to give you a sneak peek at what’s going to be trending throughout 2018. What will you incorporate? Resort Style at Home According to Pinterest, saves for “spa bathrooms” were up a whopping 269% in 2017, and products with rattan and frayed edge pillows reminiscent of travel are inspiring home interiors. This tells us... view article »