the strand group: Apple Canon launchers at Minnesota Harvest - 09/25/19 08:51 AM
Minnesota Harvest is a family friendly apple orchard which has been operating since 1971 in Jordan, MN. It has gone through some ownership changes in recent years, but still has some fun things to see & do! 
 
Besides picking apples, tractor rides, racing through the corn maze, or checking out the petting zoo, you can launch apples out of an APPLE CANON! 
*there is an additional cost for some of the activities including the apple canon, so bring a few bucks to spend! 
Also for cider connoisseurs you can buy a variety of flavors, including Cranberry Tart, Happily Apple and Prairie Perry.  
 
 
Also another highlight … (0 comments)

the strand group: Donuts & Dogs at Minnetonka Orchards - 09/11/19 12:30 PM
Minnetonka Orchards, located in Minnetrista, MN has been running for 43 years! They have a pet friendly policy and sell "almost famous" apple donuts :) 
 
 
Also featured at Minnetonka Orchards are the Caramel Apples, Cider Brats, Hay Rides, Play Area, Kid Cart Rides, Petting Zoo, Pick your own apples (or buy pre-bagged) and a fun time for the whole family!
 
 
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the strand group: Jurassic Park TAKEOVER at Seever's Corn Maze 2019?! - 09/11/19 08:48 AM
Seever's corn maze is the second oldest corn maze in the United States and the oldest in the midwest! Since 1997, families have enjoyed spending the day wandering the maze and enjoying other fun activities onsite. 
Get ready for the 2019 Jurrasic adventure themed corn maze! (picture below)
 
 
*2019 begins the NEW LOCATION for the Seever's corn maze & festival. It is staying in Shakopee, but at a new location at 3121 150th Street W, just off Hwy 169 near the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. 
 
Also returning will be its always popular corn pit, pumpkin tossing, animal petting zoos, hay bale rides, giant slide and … (0 comments)

the strand group: 9337 Overlook Trail Eden Prairie $345,000 - 08/30/19 08:41 PM
Incredible opportunity for gleaming home in Olympic Hills. (3 Beds on same level) Fresh Paint throughout home, large sun bathed 4 season addition off Kitchen/Dining room for lots of entertaining. Large fenced in yard for sports, water fun, gardening, dogs and kids! Cozy family room with gas fireplace. Hundreds of square feet of storage under 4 season for all your seasonal treasures!
 
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the strand group: Dontcha know? Minnesota Ranked #1 Most Friendly State in the US! - 08/22/19 11:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
According to a recent survey of over 1 million people, Minnesota ranked as the #1 Most Friendly State in America! (New York Ranked least friendly). The report states "Minnesota takes top spot, thanks to its extradordinaryily friendly residents.
It's called 'Minnesota Nice' for a reason - the atmosphere in the Twin Cities and beyond is hard to match, with a homey feel and locals who go the extra mile to welcome tourists." Here is the full list.
 
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the strand group: 3 Captivating Condos in Eden Prairie - 08/21/19 02:11 PM
 Eden Prairie is recognized as a great place to work and raise a family and is consistently ranked among MONEY magazine's best places to live. Below are a few condo communities that are a part of this family-friendly city!
 
 
1. Hartford Commons Condos (near the mall)
Hartford Commons has several styles of homes in the complex, (condos, and a variety of townhome styles). These homes have private roadways, a park-like founatin area and center open space with a gazebo. The homes are conveniently located across the street from the Eden Prairie mall, with close access to 494.
Here is a map to Hartford Commons Condos
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the strand group: Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Chanhassen - 08/19/19 10:54 AM
Looking for a great, tasty meal in Chanhassen? Here is a list of the Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Chanhassen. 
(minimum 50 reviews)
 
1. North Coop (50+ reviews) - Southern inspired restaurant featuring a full bar, dog friendly patio and large screen TV's. 
2. Jungle Kitchen (115+ reviews) - Relaxed storefront eatery serving a mix of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese & Cambodian dishes. 
3. Na's Thai Cafe (140+ reviews) - Informal Thai restaurant with a lunch buffet serving traditional curries, noodles & stir-fries.
4. Kai's Sushi & Grill (120+ reviews) - Japanese eatery serving classic & modern sushi, plus hibachi grilled dishes, in a sleek, modern space. 
5. … (1 comments)

the strand group: iBuyer is DOUBLE the cost of traditional real estate fees?! - 08/09/19 08:19 AM
Have you ever thought about selling your home to an iBuyer like Zillow? (or OpenDoor, OfferPad, etc). Over 69,000 requests were submitted in the 2nd quarter of 2019 to Zillow!
 
It is hassle free and you get an offer for your home right away...what's the catch?
Researchers at Collateral Analystics wanted to learn more about how these iBuyers make money and what is in it for the home seller?
 
Here is a link to the full research paper
 
The analysis of the findings showed that offers made to sellers had 13-15% of the home price in fees!
(Real estate agents/traditional brokerage model is typically … (1 comments)

the strand group: UNCHARTED WATERS ALERT! Record-Breaking Home Equity Gains! - 08/05/19 11:36 AM
 Staggering...between the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2019, the average equity per borrower INCREASED FROM $75,000 to $171,000!! 
If you didn't know it.....We are currently in the longest economic expansion in US History!
 
This special report from CoreLogic shares data and highlights how homes have been impacted since June of 2009. 
 
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the strand group: What's in store at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair! - 07/15/19 11:58 AM
 It's almost that time of year again...the GREAT MINNESOTA GET TOGETHER! Get ready for corn dogs, cheese curds, deep fried everything, giant slide, live music and all the great experiences that the State Fair has to offer. Below is a list of new resources for 2019:
1. Cruise in Comfort via SouthWest Transit - 2019 Route Stops in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska (scroll to bottom)
2. New Attractions for 2019 State Fair - this includes the New North End Building, Goat Booth,  50th anniversary of the Giant Slide and more.
3. New Food Official List for 2019: includes Cheesy Siracha Funnel Cake Bites, … (0 comments)

the strand group: Safe Spots to Swim in Lake Minnetonka - 07/11/19 07:33 AM
With the recent outbreak on Lake Minnetonka near Big Island over the 4th of July, many people are wondering if it still safe to swim in the lake?
After doing some research, the Hennepin County Health Department tests and analyzes the water weekly at 31 beaches (here is the interactive map) to make sure it is safe for swimming. 
The Centers for Disease Control has the following recommendations for staying healthy while enjoying the beach:
-Wait 24 hours to swim after a heavy rainfall.
-Shower after being at the beach.
-Don't mouth or swallow water.
-Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using the bathroom.
-Don't swim if … (0 comments)

the strand group: STRESS-FREE Boating on Lake Minnetonka! - 07/10/19 11:43 AM
Looking to get away on the lake this summer? Lake Minnetonka is a great place to relax and get away for the day. Below is a list of several marinas where you can rent boats and pontoons for a couple hours or spend all day enjoying the lake!
(here is link to all beaches on Lake Minnetonka including water quality)
1. Rockvam Boat Rentals - located in Spring Park, Rockvam is centrally located on Lake Minnetonka. It is near Lord Fletcher's Restaurant which is convenient for a meal before, after or during a day on the lake. 
2. Howards Point Marina - located in … (0 comments)

the strand group: Best 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities in Southwest Metro - 07/02/19 10:59 AM
Looking for a great place to celebrate the 4th of July? See the list below of 3 cities in the Southwest Metro that go "all-in" celebrating Independence day. 
1. Chanhassen - This annual celebration is a year-round topic of conversation in the community and is renowned throughout the state. Participation levels top 10,000 people per day! Events happening July 2,3 and 4. Here is the full schedule 
2. Eden Prairie - Kick off your July 4 celebration a night early and enjoy live music, beach activities, bingo and food! Events happening July 3 and 4 at Round Lake Park. Here is the schedule
3. Excelsior - The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka … (0 comments)

the strand group: Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Eden Prairie - 06/28/19 10:03 AM
Looking for a great, tasty meal in Eden Prairie this weekend? Here is a list of the Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Eden Prairie:
 
 
 1. Teque Arepa (150+ reviews) - Stuffed corn pancake sandwiches & other Venezuelan specialties served in a casual space.
2. Tavern 4 & 5 (350+ reviews) - Tavern with a rotisserie & wood-fired oven offering contemporary pub grub plus local & craft brews.
3. Redstone American Grill (250+ reviews) - Slick modern grill house with a diverse wine list, serving wood-fired steaks, seafood & sandwiches.
4. Naf Naf Grill (125+ reviews) - Modern Middle Eastern counter-serve chain dishing up shawarma & falafel on pitas, rice … (0 comments)

the strand group: Growing Families Deepen their Roots in Eden Prairie - 06/21/19 01:05 PM
Starting a family is an exciting season of life; full of joy, growth and the occasional sleepless night! Below are 3 Places in Eden Prairie that can help make life go a little smoother with a little one:
1. Eden Prairie Food Court - for a quick, affordable meal in a relaxed environment (with a fireplace!) you have several restaurants to choose from including: El Burrito, LeAnn Chin, Sbarro and more!
2. Walk around Round Lake Park (1 mile) - for early mornings or afternoon outings, get some fresh air and walk the stroller around Round Lake. The loop is approximately one mile, … (0 comments)

the strand group: Chaska Real Estate - Summer 2019 Outlook - 06/21/19 11:19 AM

Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. 
Chaska homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 17.5% increase in median home prices since 2016! 
Homes on the market in Chaska on average are currently receiving 100.8% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers.
Chaska median home prices are up an incredible 40% just since January 2019!

 
Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates we expect summer 2019 in Chaska to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!
 
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the strand group: Shorewood Real Estate - Summer 2019 Outlook - 06/21/19 11:10 AM
 
Shorewood continues to be a highly sought after residential community near Lake Minnetonka and home values reflect that. Shorewood home values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with an astounding 51% increase in median home prices since 2016. 
Shorewood median home prices are up 56% just since March!

 
Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates we expect summer 2019 in Shorewood to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!
 
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the strand group: Minnetonka Real Estate - Summer 2019 Outlook - 06/20/19 01:40 PM

Minnetonka ranks as one of the Top 100 Best Places to live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Minnetonka homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 15.5% increase in median home prices since 2016. 
Homes on the market in Minnetonka are currently receiving 99.7% of original list price, indicating strong offers from buyers.  Minnetonka overall home prices are up 12.8% since just November of 2018!

 
Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates we expect summer 2019 in Minnetonka to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!
 
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the strand group: Chanhassen Real Estate - Summer 2019 Outlook - 06/20/19 01:27 PM
 
Chanhassen is STILL one of the Top 5 Places to Live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Chanhassen homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 17% increase in median home prices since 2016. 
Homes on the market in Chanhassen are currently receiving 100% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chanhassen home sale price are up an incredible 18.9% on average since March 2018!
 

 
Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Chanhassen to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!
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the strand group: Eden Prairie Real Estate - Summer 2019 Outlook - 06/20/19 01:02 PM

 
Eden Prairie continues to be a premier residential community and home values reflect that. Eden Prairie homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 14% average increase in home prices since 2016. 
Homes on the market in Eden Prairie on average are currently receiving 99% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. We are also seeing Eden Prairie overall home prices are up 20% on average since just November.

 
Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Eden Prairie to be a VERY strong sellers market and an excellent time to … (0 comments)

 
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