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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... ...
With this being snowstorm week, it isn't so hard to believe that the #1 reason Americans consider moving is to seek better weather or climate... followed by better job opportunities and to be closer to family.The biggest reason people move in retirement, however, isn't weather. People who live in...
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...

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