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Easy way to Clean Up and Simplify YOUR Move! - 06/30/08 12:27 PM
I think everyone hates those automated electronic messages that are left on voicemail from time to time. I often hit delete before the first sentence of the annoying mechanical voiced tape is complete. However I actually listened to one that I received the other day. It was from the Salvation Army offering to send a truck out to pick up donations.In Anoka County, there are many charities offering pick up service for gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Many of these groups like the Vietnam Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Lupus Foundation and Courage Center come on a designated route on a (20 comments)
Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions--Homeowner Version: Steel Dragon in Blaine - 06/28/08 03:11 PM
A decade ago when we made our move to Anoka County, unique sites along the road often surprised us. There were the little buildings resembling outhouses near the end of every driveway. These of course are shelters for children waiting for the school bus. There were hawks on roadside power lines looking down to the road or a sod field looking for its next meal to run by. And then there would be something amazing to really stop you in your tracks...Something that looks like a steel dragon! When we first saw this Artful Distraction in Blaine, it was nose to (18 comments)
*This 2000 built home is a beauty inside and out! *Maintenence free vinyl exterior is enhanced with brick and features a cute covered entryway landscaped with an assortment of ornamental trees and shrubs.
*From the moment you step into the foyer, you will feel at home.
*In the main level living area note the bright airy feel of the open floor plan with vaulted ceiling in living, dining and kitchen area. *Cute chair rail accent adds uniqueness and country-flair to the home. *Beautiful new plush (21 comments)
*Beautifully maintained 2003 built home--Shows like a model! *Stylish red brick exterior end unit with private driveway and deck!
*Location is ideal for entertaining with 8 guest parking spaces nearby and additional on street parking.
*Wonderful oak railing allows you to see into the vaulted living area from the moment you step into the front door. Home features 6 panel oak doors throughout! *Soaring 10ft ceilings in open kitchen, dining, living room and family room area gives a feeling of space (20 comments)
Closer Look at Twin Cities Foreclosure/Short Sale Market—Homeowners Retain More Equity - 06/18/08 12:02 PM
Most media reports have been exclaiming the double digit drop in housing values in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area since the beginning of 2008. The RMLS numbers showed a drastic decline in the values of homes from Anoka to Ramsey to Washington Counties. It seemed that no area in the 13 county Twin Cities metro area was completely immune to the pressure the reported up to 2% foreclosure rate was putting on the housing market.The numbers are staggering when looked at as a whole...but what if the foreclosures and short sales could be filtered out? Reality is that in most areas (23 comments)
Coon Rapids, MN Real Estate Market Statistics May 2008 - 06/13/08 04:37 PM
In spite of the real estate slow down Coon Rapids continues to evolve as it has for over 150 years. It has changed from the community's humble beginnings of a dirt road farm community to the 9th largest city and 5th largest suburb in the state of Minnesota. The affects of the real estate market change on Coon Rapids is tempered by its convenient location to downtown Minneapolis and its easy access to Interstate 35, Hwy 65 and Hwy 47/10 for a commute to a lakeside cabin. Coon Rapids is a community with something for everyone: encompassing 23 square miles it (19 comments)
*One level living...Master Bedroom, Full Bath and Laundry on Main Level! *Beautiful maintained home shows like a model!
*Almost new kitchen features an eat-in breakfast bar. *Beautifully maintained! Everything from the custom oak cabinets to the appliances looks brand-new!
*Huge foyer allows guests and family to enter home without the crowded feeling. Huge entry closet is convenient from garage or front entry. *Soaring vaulted ceiling in open kitchen, dining, living room area gives a feeling of space to the home.
*Beautiful (24 comments)
Buying a Home on Minnesota Lakeshore—Is the Water Really Safe? - 06/08/08 10:13 AM
Owning a lakeshore home is a dream of many Minnesota residents. Living in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, one would be hard pressed not to drive by a lake, pond or river on a daily basis no matter if you are in Anoka, Ramsey, Chisago, Washington, Hennepin or any other county in our great state. Almost every day on the news there is something happening on or in one of our wonderfully wet natural resources. Some of the news is not always so great: Eurasian milfoil, mercury in the fish and polluted waters are a concern. Even those who live in (21 comments)
Understanding Risk of Loss—How Severe Weather Affects Real Estate - 06/02/08 09:48 AM
Spring storms and a busier real estate market are making life very interesting for MN buyers, sellers and Realtors! Just over a week ago, 400-500 homes sustained damage as a severe storm that spawned two tornados and devastated the Twin Cities north metro. Yesterday another storm blew through Minnesota. This time homes in the south and west metro were affected by hail and damaging straight-line winds. 2008 is setting up to be a very active storm season in the Land of 10,000 Lakes as more severe weather is already in the forecast for later this week. Will this affect real estate (18 comments)
Attention East Bethel, Ham Lake and Wyoming residents interested in the Hwy 65/Cty 22 intersection development! The Community of East Bethel adopted the comprehensive plan in August 2007 that was submitted to the Met Council. Included in the plan is a city sewer and water proposal centered on the development of a town center at Hwy 65 and Viking Blvd. (County 22). Now the real work is beginning! The proposed development of this intersection is on the agenda at this week's city council meeting-June 4 at East Bethel City Hall, 7:30 PM. As always these meetings are open to (2 comments)
Theresa "Teri" Eckholm/REMAX Specialists assists Minnesotans to find their way home with helpful tips and quality service. Dedication to customer service has made Teri the REALTOR® of choice for families in Blaine, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and Wyoming areas. Licensed in MN.
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