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Best Fish & Chips... in walkable NE Minneapolis Arts District If you are craving satisfying, European style fish and chips one of the best places to get it in the Twin Cities is The Anchor Fish & Chips in Northeast Minneapolis. I judge fish and chips not only by the fish but also by the chips... ...
Homebuyer Education: Who Will You Turn to For Advice? Aside from investors or those who move frequently for work, most people will only buy a few homes in their lifetime: A starter home, a move-up home, and one in retirement (though some stats estimate homeowners move house every seven years). De...
Wednesdays Unplugged - Chicken Tortilla Casserole   "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~ Dorothy Parker   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 evenin...
All That Glitters in MSP: Finding Art Deco in the Twin Cities Are you watching American Horror Story: Hotel? If you’re interested in design and love to indulge in spooky stuff this time of year, you really should be. Each season is a new vignette, of sorts, and in each, a house (an antebellum man...
People have been asking me lately if I have a noticed a slight slow-down in the market. My answer is yes, it isn't as frenzied as it was in April but it is still a strong market. Looking at May stats confirms that activity has slowed somewhat, driven by a slow-down in new listings. Sellers tend t...
Road Construction... when 1000 men took the place of 1 bulldozer! It's hard to travel anywhere in the metro area these days without finding barriers and DETOUR signs as roads are closed for construction. Highway 100 is one of the biggest highway projects right now. Highway 100 was also the larges...
Consider the Source: What Can You Learn From Neighbors Before Buying a Home? When looking for a home, your attention is often focused entirely on what’s inside the home: is the kitchen of a suitable design, are the bedrooms big enough, is there water damage in the basement? If the interior checks...
Some things to consider if you are a senior wondering if it is time to sell your home Traditional sellers are once again dominating the market (over 90% in May), driving prices up and making more people wonder if it is time to sell and move on. Houses such as the one below that had only one owner...
I wondered if one of my listings would close as scheduled when the title search discovered a mortgage from the previous owner that was never recorded as satisfied. With an owner's title insurance policy we would have simply gone to closing as scheduled in spite of the mortgage satisfaction issue...
Way back in the mid 90s, Way back in the mid 90s, Sarah Susanka published the book, The Not So Big House. Whether it changed the way people looked at housing, or simply gave a voice to a movement well under way, the idea has grown bigger to inspire homeowners to go smaller, morphing into the cur...

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