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"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." ~ Helen Keller  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 from the Norwegian 'Quo...
There was a time when second showings were pretty standard... buyers would pick out their top 3 homes and do second showings of them before making a decision. With such a shortage of homes for sale now buyers often make split-second decisions on making an offer... sometimes almost without really ...
Minneapolis was ranked 6th best city for an active lifestyle in 2016 and it is nowhere more evident than around its city lakes. Although Easter was the first full day of spring this year, it was on Monday that spring was really in the air. The sun shone, temperatures rose, and people came out in ...
The simple answer is no, in Minnesota a seller has no obligation to fix any issues found at a buyer's inspection. A buyer's inspection is a private inspection paid for by the buyer for the buyer's information. There is no requirement that the seller fix anything simply because of a buyer's inspec...
When you buy a house you can do anything you want with your property as long as you do not violate city, state or federal laws. When you buy a condo or townhouse, however, you buy into a Common Interest Community (CIC) and you must also abide by their laws... which may mean giving up some of your...
I guess Easter is as good a time as any to ask the question - Why do churches have steeples? You can find many differing opinions in essays, studies and other written works. But most common is the idea of "looking up" and/or locating a place to find God. The early church wanted people to "Look up...
 Wednesdsays Unplugged - Grilled Cheese with Mozzarella, Feta, tomatoes, onions and basil "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the universe." ~ John Muir  NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking a...
Home design, inside and out, is continually in a state of flux. It reflects the economy, the environment, demographics... as well as what is going on in the world. Here are some trends to look for in 2016.COLORSEvery year Pantone debuts the superstar color of the year. This year instead of one co...
We've talked about A Baker's Wife at the corner of S 42 St and S 28th Ave before and it continues to be unique and very busy pastry shop. But, just down S 28th Ave from there is a very unique shop called Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop + Coffee Bar. With no apparent connection to its name, this is a b...
When it was 2015, it was a very good year for the real estate market... including buyer activity reaching a 10-year high and days on market reaching a 10-year low.Closed sales in 2015 increased 13.7 over 2014... and reached the highest level since 2005.New listings were 5.1 percent above 2014... ...

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