Wednesdays Unplugged – Lemon Garlic Fettuccine

“And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.” ~ Robert Fulghum 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..

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Top 20 home inspection photos from 2017

This is our annual top 20 home inspection photos compilation. This is certainly the most wonderful time of the year, and these photos just get better and better. All of these images were featured on our facebook page over the last year. Enjoy! The new clogless furnace filter, guaranteed to keep out tumbleweeds. No home inspector needed for.

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Mortgage rate forecast….

So everyone is asking about mortgage rates and what is going to happen in 2018.  No one knows for sure, but there are several groups that have forecasted their expectations for 2018. My common answer is we expect them to rise, but I’ve said that for the last few years and frequently been wrong!! Here’s.

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Old vent caps need to go

If you drive through any neighborhood in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, you’ll find a handful of gas vents with missing or improper vent caps. These improper caps all need to go. The most serious problem with this style of vent cap is that it can collapse and block the vent. The condition pictured above is.

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Design trends to watch for in 2018… what’s in, what’s out

Here are some takeaways from 2018 design predictions compiled from multiple sources such as Houzz, Pinterest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, HGTV… Renewed focus on curation and simplification as people spend more money on experiences than ‘stuff’, and look for calm and peace in their living spaces. Rooms than are practical as well as beautiful Peaceful,.

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More updates………

It seems like most of the updates I have been seeing were related to the tax bill that Congress has been working on.  Minnesota Housing sent an email that the final bill will not have any impact on the mortgage credit certificates. So if you are in the process of buying a home using this.

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Wednesdays Unplugged – Cranberry Dessert Cake

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” ~ Samuel Johnson 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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Megatron vs backpack leaf blower

Top 4 holiday gifts for handy homeowners

I’ve put together my list of Top 4 gifts for handy homeowners. You can’t go wrong with any of these gifts. It took me about two seconds to come up with these four items, so they’re all clear winners in my book. Impact driver If you’ve never used an impact driver to drive screws, you need to.

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Gingerbread Wonderland Twin Cities

Love gingerbread houses? You still have time to visit Gingerbread Wonderland Twin Cities at Norway House in Minneapolis. In Norway, gingerbread is a quintessential feature of the holiday season. Some Norwegian towns even build replicas of their whole city in gingerbread! Now in its third year, you will find Twin Cities landmarks large and small to make.

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A ‘Spicy’ Twist on a Classic Holiday Candy

I’m not sure why Peanut Brittle is associated with Christmas but it seems as though this is the time of year when most people make it; or you see the boxed version in the stores.  I grew up making Peanut Brittle every holiday season with my Grandma and my Mom. Watching the candy thermometer until.

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Downsizing 101… a case study

Retiring and thinking of downsizing? The first step is making a plan. Sometimes the plan comes quickly… but more frequently thoughtful downsizing is a longer process which may include several stages, multiple moves and some surprises along the way. If you don’t have a plan yet, check out Baby Boomer’s Ultimate Life Planning Guide… is downsizing.

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Mortgage updates!

This week I’m going to give you a few new updates and changes in the mortgage world! First – the Fed raised rates a .25% this week – this was expected and initially the reaction was positive. We’ll see how things go in the next few days. So don’t expect your rates to jump right.

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