Sellers, turn on your lights!

If you have a home for sale right now don’t miss this seasonal opportunity to help a buyer fall in love with your house!  When you are lucky enough to have a showing after sundown, turn on all your lights inside and out. Having all the lights on can create an almost magical glow and an.

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie… and better than homemade canned pumpkin

“Pie makes everybody happy.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote.

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What do all those REALTOR letters and logos mean after your name?

There are so many different logos and acronyms and names for different real estate designations that you can get lost in the sea of them… even I have a hard time remembering what all of them mean! Bottom line is, it means course work has been completed in certain areas of specialization… some awards have.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Creamed Spinach

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” ~ LeBron James NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share.

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Why going to open houses can be a good idea

Visitors at recent open houses reminded me of why open houses can be more beneficial than many people think… for the seller and current buyers… as well as for potential buyers and sellers. The benefit of an open house to the seller should be pretty obvious… to sell the house! While most properties don’t sell.

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Top 10 lists why Minneapolis-St. Paul is a top place to live and visit

Wall Street Journal recently ranked Minneapolis #4 on its international top 10 list of “hot destinations for adventurous sophisticates, curious foodies and deep-pocketed beach bums”… the only one on the list that is in the United States!  The primary reason for this ranking is because of our ‘foodie’ scene… Minneapolis had 13 James Beard Award.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Cheesy Baked Penne with sausage

“Now’s the time is always true.” ~ Unknown NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote.

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Buying a Home can be SCARY… if you don’t know the FACTS!

No, you down need a 20% down payment to buy a home… or a credit score of 780! Did you know that… 40% of millennials who purchased homes this year have put down less than 10% 76.4% of loan applications were approved last month The average credit score of approved loans was 724 in September.

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Where is the best lemon meringue pie in the Twin Cities?

Ok, this is a tough one to answer because there are so many fabulous bakeries in the Twin Cities! I am not saying there aren’t other wonderful lemon meringue pies out there, but when we had family driving through who wanted to make a quick stop for dessert the first place that came to mind.

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