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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes
Minnesota & Wisconsin real estate broker, real estate educator and real estate specialist Eric Kodner, serving Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area buyers and sellers. Homes for sale in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott, Washington, Wright, Chisago, Sherburne, McLeod and Rice counties. Houses for sale on Lake Minnetonka and in Wayzata, Deephaven, Orono, Excelsior, Long Lake, Minnetrista, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Stillwater, Eagan, Maple Grove, Plymouth and Golden Valley. Properties for sale in western Wisconsin, including Saint Croix, Pierce, Burnett, Polk, Douglas, Bayfield and Ashland counties.



The twelfth annual LuxuryRealEstate.com Membership Conference is underway in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The event will continue through October 2.  Described at the "ultimate networking opportunity" for luxury properties brokerage firms, the event will be held at the grand Hotel Vancouver.  Ho...
A recently developed website, www.FakeChecks.org, is educating consumers about the risks of falling prey to Internet and other Scams. The site was created by the National Consumers' League, in collaboration with the Alliance for Consumer Fraud Awareness.  NCL is the nation's oldest non-profit con...
An attorney friend of mine (who is also a REALTOR® in a neighboring state) told a story last week about his appearance before the State Legislature to discuss proposed changes in real estate contracts. As he spoke, he referenced "FSBOs" a number of times.  Midway through his presentation, he was ...
CBS Radio reported today that HUD is reporting higher levels of housing discrimination complaints nationwide than in recent years.  A HUD spokesperson stated that many such complaints have come from the area hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.  HUD declared its intent to crack down on violations of...
We have all read posts from time to time which appear to refer to all real estate license holders as "Realtors".  Without naming names or singling out any particular post, I wanted to address the issue of how we refer to our colleagues in a manner that does not jeaopardize the REALTOR® trademark....
  The Minneapolis-Saint Paul area was chosen as "Best for Business" among U.S. cities by MarketWatch.com last Friday.  The Twin Cities topped second-place Denver, Colorado by thirty-eight points in the survey. The rating criteria ranged from factors such as job growth, unemployment rates and popu...
Today I attended a workshop presentation by Amy Chorew at the Wisconsin Realtors' Association Convention in Baraboo, Wisconsin.  Ms. Chorew is an e-PRO Trainer and is a Senior Trainer with Matthew Ferrara & Company.  The workshop was entitled "Blogs and Podcasts, The New Interactive Web Tools".  ...
When you invite a friend or colleague in the industry to join Active Rain, do they discuss the invitation with you?  Or do they give any reasons why they choose NOT to join?  What percentage of those you invite actually join Active Rain? Where does your list of invitees come from?  Are they mostl...
One of the latest technologies to appear in homes is the pneumatic home elevator system.  These systems work much like the pneumatic tubes you use at the drive-up window of your bank.  Suction pulls the elevator upward and the controlled release of vacuum gently lowers the elevator as needed. It ...
I have been granted an interview with an official from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sometime this coming week.  My goal is to relay to HUD the many questions I've encountered here from AR members as a result of my recent blog post on the subject of Fair Housing laws and e...

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