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Wednesdays Unplugged – Crockpot Asian Spareribs

It’s Wednesday! That means I’m not here, but unplugged and enjoying my day cooking! QUOTE OF THE WEEK "What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love...
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Home Warranties

When performing home inspections, I frequently inspect homes that are advertised as having a home warranty, or I hear the buyers talking about purchasing a home warranty.  I’ve heard mixed...
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Shopping Neighborhoods

It’s common (and wise) for buyers to ask questions about a neighborhood where they are considering buying, especially when they have never lived in the neighborhood before. Even if you...
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Sunday’s Site – Bikeways & St. Louis Park

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day…a perfect day for a bike ride!  Minnesota has more miles of paved rail-to-bikeways than any other state, and one of these regional trails runs...
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What’s the difference between a foreclosure and a short sale?

Although most people have heard of foreclosures and short sales, I find many don’t have a clear understanding of them and how they work. This is by no means a...
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Buying non-contingent when you have a house to sell

It can be very advantageous if you are willing to put in a little extra time and effort to determine if it is a feasible option for you.  The planning...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Broccoli & Grape Salad

It’s Wednesday again so that must mean I’m not here, but unplugged and enjoying my day cooking! QUOTE OF THE WEEK "An optimist is the human personification of spring." ~...
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Minnesota Weather & Sense of Place

When I was out looking at houses with clients on Saturday we commented on what a beautiful day it was…and it was! …a warm, sunny, idyllic spring day. When it...
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Sunday’s Site – Longfellow Neighborhood

The Longfellow neighborhood is a charming Minneapolis area hugging the Mississippi River on the east and bordering the light rail line that runs from downtown Minneapolis to the airport on...
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Finding ‘Your Place’…Part 2

In ‘Finding Your Place…Part 1’ we talked about your exterior sense of place. You have probably heard it said that the three most important things in real estate are location,...
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