Firecrackers! Great treat for the Superbowl!

When I was in Florida over the holidays I went to a cocktail party and someone had brought firecrackers. Not the burst in the sky kind and not the party favor kind that you pull and a prize pops out. These firecrackers are a snack made with saltine crackers and are also known as Alabama.

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15 Steps in the Home Selling Process

Thinking about selling but hesitant because you don’t know what is involved? Here is a summary of what to expect in the home selling process, broken down into 15 steps. Home Selling Process 1. Make a decision to sell If selling is a choice, evaluate if selling makes sense for you. Talk to a Realtor to.

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Should you co-sign for someone else?

What happens when a friend or family member – maybe one of your children – calls you and asks you to co-sign a loan for them? Typically that question will come from a family member – usually one of your children.  It may be a school loan or a car loan – or maybe it’s.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder

“Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.” ~ Marge Kennedy 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.

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Knocking drain noises

Ever noticed those knocking drain noises when hot water drains out of your sink or bathtub? It’s the drain expanding. That’s it, that’s all. No big deal. It sounds like a leak, but it’s not. Here’s a video demonstrating this: https://youtu.be/c9k8PiJRTHI. Nevermind the crazy thumbnail. Author: Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections

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Baby Boomer’s Life Planning Guide… Free Download

Think you are ready for retirement because your financial plan is in place? What about your life plan? Will you move? Will you downsize? Will your lifestyle change? Don’t miss this helpful 23-page guide to help you plan what’s next in your life. Download free Baby Boomer Life Planning Guide

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Is staging your home really worth it?

I am meeting with a seller this morning to make decisions about flooring, painting and staging before her house hits the market. She has already had one potential buyer take a look who made a low-ball offer because of the work involved in updating it. That didn’t sound good to her, so… on to PLAN.

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Awesome Infographic on True Cost of 57 Home Improvement Projects

Thinking about making some home improvements but not sure what it will cost? You are not alone, more than 1/3 of homeowners are uncertain of costs… and 2/3 are afraid of overpaying. HomeAdvisor has put together the awesome infographic below with not only average costs, but also highest and lowest costs for 57 common projects.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Cranberry Raisin Bread

“I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments.” ~ Mike Krzyzewski 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.

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Frost in attics: why it’s there and how to fix it

If you have a problem with frost in your attic, you’re not alone. With the last few weeks of very cold weather here in Minnesota, we’ve been seeing tons of frost-covered attics. Now with the warm-up this week, we’ve been hearing from a lot of homeowners with water damage. This post is largely a re-blog.

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5 points of potential impact of tax reform bill for homeowners

Here are point that I understand to be primary areas of impact for homeowners from the new tax laws. I am not an accountant. Talk to your tax adviser for specific tax ramifications and advice for you. Capital gains tax on the sale of your primary residence is still excluded on sales prices up to.

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Minneapolis condos connected to the Skyway

Want to live in Downtown Minneapolis, in a condo connected to the skyway system? You might think that with the largest continuous skyway system in the world connecting nearly 80 blocks covering nearly 11 miles you would have many options of properties to buy. In reality, as far a I know when I write this.

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Does Your House Have a New Year’s Resolution?

We all seem to make them…New Year’s resolution to achieve some big goal. Have you ever stopped to think that your house may have them too? Let’s start with the most popular resolution. LOSING WEIGHT! Is your house bursting at it’s seams? Way too much ‘stuff’ crammed in the basement, the closets, the storage spaces? .

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