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Shift Your Perspective

Are you stuck in a rut in some aspect of your life?   It is true that one small shift in perspective can result in significant change in your life.  I...
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Selling your parent’s home

It is hard enough selling your own home and orchestrating a move. It can be even more difficult when it is your parent's home, whether it be an estate or a move to...
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Rehab loans

With the Economic Stimulus package, many cities are offering rehab loans for homeowners.  Bloomington has a new program that allows you to purchase a foreclosed home and apply for up...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Lemon Mousse with Fresh Berries

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...
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Why Don’t Home Inspectors Mention Code?

Home inspections are not ‘code’ inspections, and a lot of home inspectors even treat the word ‘code’ as taboo.  They call it the ‘C-word’.  I recently had a home inspector...
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Minneapolis Rites of Spring

When I woke up to snow-coated trees yesterday and noted it was opening day for Macy's Flower Show I was reminded of Minneapolis rites of spring. The first official weekend of...
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Sunday’s Site – Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

When my cousin's daughter was in town from Los Angeles for the NCAA playoffs a few weeks ago she commented over dinner that she had heard the Twin Cities is second...
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Staging a Small Space – Part 2

We finished staging the house we were working on last week.  It's been on the market for a couple of months and the Realtor called us in.   The house was...
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What is my home worth? Can I afford to move?

It's not unusal for people to wonder what their home is worth, but it has become an especially poignant question these last couple of years as people also struggle with...
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FHA 203K streamline rehab loans

Many homebuyers are looking at foreclosure properties that need some work.  One way to do that is by using a rehab loan such as an FHA 203K.  This loan allows...
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