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Thermal expansion of water and the role of an expansion tank

When a water heater is connected to a closed system, an expansion tank must be installed to prevent excessive pressure in the water. To help understand what this is all about, please read on. Why most Minnesota homes don’t have a problem with excessive water pressure When a water heater fires up, the water in.

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5 reasons this fall is a good time to list your home for sale

1. Demand Is Strong The latest data released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows buyer demand is still strong and conditions are favorable for sellers… with only a 2.5 month supply of homes for sale, average 48 days on market until pended, and 98.5% of list price received. Buyers are ready, willing, and.

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Don’t miss Sky Pesher at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Wurtele Upper Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center‘s Wurtele Upper Garden are prime examples of two of our cherished resources… the arts and the Minneapolis Park System, which is consistently ranked #1 in the nation. The iconic Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen is one of most photographed symbols of Minneapolis. I love.

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Awesome Kaleidoscope creature lands in Silverwood Park!

The path along the lake in Silverwood Park has an amazing new art installation… Sara Hanson’s “Travel Capsule: Bio Scenic Cyto Squad. Mission: Collect and Reflect the Ecology of Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, MN”.  This fabulous 3 Rivers Regional Park with a focus on art and nature is a perfect setting for this creative kaleidoscope reflecting.

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August 2017 real estate market update… foreclosures just 2.1% of sales

The total number of homes for sale in the Twin Cities real estate market continues to hang below previous years, with August 2017 falling 16.7% below August 2016. As dramatic as the shortage of overall inventory has been, what is perhaps even more dramatic is looking at how the percentage of foreclosure and short sales.

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No rate change this week from the Fed

The Federal Open Market Committee met this week and as anticipated, left interest rates alone. Mortgage rates had been dropping in September until the past week or so.  In the past week, they have started to trend upward slightly. The Fed’s comments were basically that they felt job gains have remained solid along with unemployment.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Pork Chops with cranberry-maple pan sauce

” The chief cause of problems is solutions.” ~ Eric Sevareid 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.

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Staging Bookshelves

Staging bookshelves when you are selling your home, especially if they are built-ins, are very important. If the bookcase is jammed full, all the prospective buyer will see is stuff. There eyes will be drawn to the all the items and miss the rest of the architectural features of the room.        .

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Ready for “Surban” living? Where you can find it in the Twin Cities

The demand for walkable urban neighborhoods has been strong for years, but the newest trend is shifting to SURBAN living… a suburban area with the feel of urban living, including walkability, great restaurants/coffee shops and great retail. Not only Millennials, but also downsizing 55+ are drawn to this new wave of growth for the same.

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The Equifax breach – now what?

There has been a lot of media attention on this breach at Equifax.  Unfortuantely it seems to be happening more and more. My daughter just got a letter in the mail that her debit card may have been compromised so they were sending a new one. I have had that happen more than once. So.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – BLT Salad with Buttermilk-Parmesan Dressing

“Once you stop learning you start dying.” ~ Albert Einstein 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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Window safety film testing video

Window safety film testing video

Dustin and I made a video discussing window film, hazardous locations for glass, and options for making a home safer. If the video doesn’t appear above, please click this link to see it: https://youtu.be/Igkq7bQoZkY Conclusions: If you have standard glass in a hazardous location, do something to make it safer. Either replace the glass with tempered.

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