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Radon Resistant Construction Is Required In Minnesota

It's estimated that one out of three homes in Minnesota has elevated levels of radon gas.  Because of these high numbers, the Minnesota State Building Code has adopted Apendix F...
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Being Green

If I had seen an article titled 'Being Green' a number of years ago, what would have likely come to my mind would have been Kermit the Frog singing "It's Not...
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Sunday’s Site – Longfellow Neighborhood Coffee Shops, Minneapolis

NOTE: see the bottom of Sunday's Site posts for homes for sale in the area There is nothing that gives an area a sense of community quite like a neighborhood coffee shop. The...
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How To Correct Unground Three Prong Outlets

One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is...
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Take a look at this cool new online home search!

In this cyberworld of what seems like a million different search engines, our company has just released a cool new online home search!     What is so cool about this...
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Money for closing…

For many years homebuyers have been able to buy a home with zero down loans.  With all the foreclosures and the "declining" market, those loans have disappeared.  Now we need...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Crab Cakes

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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Should Real Estate Agents Attend The Home Inspection?

Many real estate agents don't attend their buyer's home inspection because someone has told them that this increases their liability.  I completely disagree.  It's their conduct at the inspection that...
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Market Update – March Stats

According to March statistics released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors last week, March closed sales were up 14.3% over last year. Pending sales were up even more…a whopping 21.3% over last...
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Sunday’s Site – Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

NOTE: see the bottom of Sunday's Site posts for homes for sale in the area It's hard to miss the dome of the Basilica of St. Mary piercing the skyline on the western...
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