Minneapolis & St. Paul Real Estate Blog ~ by Native Minnesotan Teri Eckholm

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Real Estate Agent - Boardman Realty - Minnesota License#90858

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

Ring-Ring! There's another call...Since, interest rates dropped to an all time a few weeks ago, buyers are again asking questions and getting in a buying frame of mind. As a Minnesota REALTOR®, many of the calls I have received lately are from excited first time buyers and/or the parents of young...
12/31/2008
Music is a known eclectic force in throughout the Midwest. Notably, Minnesota is the home to Prince, Jonny Lang and Soul Asylum to name just a few. There always seems to be a new band on the horizon just waiting to be discovered in the undercurrent of talent in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. ...
12/28/2008
This past spring I asked readers if they were ready to take on the challenge of buying a foreclosure or short sale home. Test Yourself--See If YOU are Ready to buy a Foreclosed Home! was a tongue-in-cheek look at the average homebuyer purchasing a pre-foreclosure or bank owned property. I have t...
12/27/2008
The Minneapolis Association of Realtors just posted their December Twin Cities real estate market update video today on YouTube. This month's snapshot talks of the phenomenal affordability of homes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Housing affordability combined with amazing low mortgage rates is...
12/18/2008
Last week as I drove a car full of teenagers to go skiing at Trollhaugen through Lindstrom and Center City, my son mentioned our excursions to get photos of unique giant hometown art. We were passing the giant hotdog and miniature statue of liberty (small compared to NYC standards anyway) in Lind...
12/16/2008
A year ago last summer, I was in my favorite Blaine hair salon getting my hair expertly cut and colored by my stylist and friend, Jill Jarvi. As she worked to make me look my best, she told me she was about to embark on her dream of opening her own salon and boutique. It was going open before th...
12/15/2008
It was the coldest night yet this season but that didn't keep Santa from making his holiday rounds in the firetruck throught the northern tier of Ham Lake last Saturday evening. Riding in the basket of the extention truck, Santa cheerfully greeted residents as he collected canned goods and donat...
12/11/2008
The report released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in late November was not expected to hold great news. The House Price Index (HPI) report showed that across the United States the average appreciation was -4.00 during the past year. Minnesota's appreciation rate was -4.33 just slightly wo...
12/11/2008
Back in October, I was asked by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist to write about why I love my profession. I put this off for quite awhile. At first, I was going to write about what my Dream job would have been...We had just returned from Disney World and had the opportu...
12/07/2008
You'd better watch out and better not cry-Santa Claus is coming to OUR Town! The big guy himself will be coming through a Ham Lake neighborhood on his annual firetruck/food drive. One of the most fun and unique experiences that our family looks forward to every December is when Santa rides throug...
12/03/2008
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