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Marcel Breuer’s St John’s Abbey Church… perhaps the most important piece of modern religious architecture in the US

We first visited Saint John’s Abbey Church about 50 years ago, when my husband was an architecture student and we were living in Fargo, ND. The church was completed in...
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Weekly real estate market update 9/1/23 – coming soon listings increase, buyer traffic still strong

With the Labor Day weekend upon us it is no surprise that coming soon listings increase as new listings take a dip. What is more of a surprise is that...
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How Inflation Affects the Housing Market

Have you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected. Whenever there are changes to one, both are affected. Here’s a high-level overview of the connection between...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Quick and Easy Flavorful Pork Tenderloin Medallions

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” – Prince NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my...
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Tips for after closing

The woman on the left above is beaming next to her lender Leslie Vanderwerf after closing on her first house… she is now a Minnesota homeowner! As we were chatting...
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Weekly real estate market update 8/25/23 – new listings ahead of last year

New listings are ahead of last year for the first time this year… perhaps that is what is helping feed showings, which have been ahead of last year all summer....
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Docomomo Twin Cities Modern – fall home tour 16 September 2023

Docomomo Fall Home Tour Day is early this year… Saturday, September 16,2023 Tour: 11 am – 2 pm Reception: 3 pm – 4:30 pm Tickets are already on sale! This...
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First time homebuyer tips!

Buying your first home is a big deal. At CrossCountry Mortgage, we believe the process of buying your first home should be exciting and fun, not intimidating or confusing. With...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Blueberry Muffin Bread

“To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” – Georgia O’Keefe NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome...
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Using an infrared camera to identify an overloaded circuit

We include infrared inspections along with our home inspection. We stopped charging extra for this service many years ago and simply incorporated it into our standard inspections because we find...
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