Q&A: “Will you be checking for moisture during the home inspection?”

“Will you be checking for moisture during the home inspection?” Yep, that’s a common question asked by home buyers during the scheduling process. The correct answer is Heck Yes. If I were limited to only doing one single thing during a home inspection, nothing else, it would be checking for moisture. When I teach first-time.

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Mid-Century-Modern Listings 2/19/18

I am working on a quick and easy way to get current Mid-Century-Modern listings out… not sure how long this link with remain active, but here goes. If it doesn’t work for you, let me know… I can send listings directly to you, especially curated for you. Twin Cities Mid-Century-Modern Listings 2/1918 RE/MAX Results HomesMSP.

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I’m ready to buy a home… what are the steps in the process?

Most people start their home buying process by dream searching online… next often comes going to open houses. But when you are ready to move past the dreaming stage and really become a homeowner, most home buyers choose a Realtor to help them through the process. It’s complicated, and in today’s fast-moving market and it can.

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Living in the suburb of Golden Valley is a real plus

The best way to learn about life in a community is directly from the people who live there. When I asked a current seller to make a list of 10 things she has loved about living in her Golden Valley home, it wasn’t all about the house. Here are some of the things she has.

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Freddy’s Comes to Lakeville, MN!

I had never heard of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers until last month when we were driving back to Minnesota from Texas and we stopped in Kansas City for fuel. We were also hungry and right next to our gas station was Freddy’s.  I’m always game to try something new and I was so glad.

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Can you spot Mid-Century-Modern design elements in this house?

It’s pretty easy to spot mid-century-modern design furnishings and decor… can you also spot mid-century-modern architectural design elements? This home built in 1953 is not a classic mid-century-modern, but it does share some mid-century-modern design characteristics. One-level rambler style The rambler style was the quintessential 1950s style… easy, one-level living with flexible space. Even the.

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Are you paying someone’s mortgage?

Whether you are renting or buying, you are paying someone’s mortgage- it’s something to think about! There are people that are afraid of taking on a 15 or 30 year commitment to a mortgage but unless you are living with parents or friends rent free, you are helping pay a mortgage. If not yours, then.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Spinach Dip

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 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.

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Attic Insulation Methods

What’s the best way to insulate your attic? I started out last week’s blog post with that question and never got around to the answer. By the time I was finished with that post, I realized that I had two different topics to cover; insulation types and insulation methods. Last week’s post was about insulation.

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Insider’s Guide to the 15 First-Ring Suburbs

There are more than 100 suburbs surrounding the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, but only 15 are first-ring suburbs… cities which touch either Minneapolis or St. Paul. These cities are still close to the city for easy commuting for both business and pleasure, and often have many things in common with the city.

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What is a lien waiver and why do I need one?

If contractors don’t get paid after completing work on a property they have the right to file a lien on the property similar to a mortgage lien. This kind of lien is called a mechanic’s lien and means the property can’t be sold, transferred or refinanced until your lien is resolved. A lien waiver is a document from.

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10 Tips for Taking the Trauma out of Buying a Home

1. Find a Realtor who is simpatico. Homebuying is not just a big financial commitment, it is also an emotional one. The Realtor you choose to work with will be like your BFF during the process. It is critical that you choose someone who is not only skilled but also fits with your personality… someone.

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Mortgage rates – what happened?

Mortgage interest rates have climbed over the past couple weeks and it doesn’t look like we will see much correction. Last week the Fed met and didn’t change rates as was expected. They are expected to raise rates .25% in March when they meet again. Last Friday the employment numbers came out for January and.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Mexican Tortilla Bake

“Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievement.” ~ Randy Castillo 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.

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