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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...
Looking for a condo/townhome in a suburban setting with a high walk score? Be sure to check out the area around the Edina Promenade, which connects the paths around Centennial Lakes Park recreation and shopping areas with The Galleria/Southdale shopping district. Divided walking/biking paths pass...
Between beating up on frozen slabs of beef, submitting to regular verbal lashings by his coach, running up a lot of stairs, and performing nearly amazing feats of human strength (alternating one-arm push-ups, anyone?), there are few movies that embody the against-all-odds mentality better than St...
Several years ago, just before thirtieth birthday, I made a life-changing decision that entailed moving across the country to Santa Barbara, California. The few months I had between making the decision (mid-April) and undertaking the move (mid-August) left little time for visiting the area, let a...
We have a couple of friends who live in the Kilmer Pond neighborhood which is "kitty corner" from the General Mills world headquarters. They are proud (but not too proud) of the rolling hills, trails and ponds in their neighborhood. Wooded and quiet, Kilmer Pond Neighborhood of St Louis Park enci...

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