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Sunday’s Site – Minnehaha Falls Park

When I first visited Minnehaha Falls Park over 30 years ago we were still living in North Dakota. I remember being so amazed at driving through the busy Minneapolis streets...
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Sell Faster……CLEAN!!

Clean houses are appealing.  They look better, and buyers assume a clean house is well cared for.  Many buyers will walk out of a dirty house without even considering purchasing. ...
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Is it time to make an offer?

A hard part about being a buyer in the seller’s market a few years ago was how quickly you had to make a decision on a property. When a new...
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Comparing Mortgage Companies (overview)

Unless you are willing to spend hours learning the detailed nuances of home financing, you may find that the main ingredient in choosing a Loan Officer and Mortgage Company is...
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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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