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When I asked a client to give me a list of 10 things he liked about living in Bryn Mawr it didn't take him long to come up with this list!1. Convenience to downtown MinneapolisA neighborhood shaped as uniquely as its character, it is hard to get a location more convenient to downtown Minneapolis ...
  If you are buying a home, be careful not to rush into your decision too quickly. Buying a home isn't the same as buying a new coat... you can't just take it back if you decide it isn't the right fit! In addition to objective criteria such as price, condition and the number of bedrooms and baths...
If you are thinking about selling in this amazing seller's market you have likely started wondering about what you need to do to get ready to sell. Your first step should be to contact your Realtor, even if you don't plan to sell right away. A free consultation could be just what you need to cre...
When searching for a home it is easy to be WOWed by a new kitchen with granite countertops or get caught up in thinking about how you can fix up a home in need of updates. But don't get so caught up in the 'coolness' factors that you lose sight of how you will actually live in the space and comm...
  Thinking it might be time to sell your house and move to something smaller? Maybe a townhouse or condo? Maybe in a dream destination? Before you jump in, ask yourself some questions to determine if it is really the right choice for you. 1. Will it help you financially? Does it matter? It is eas...
"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...

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