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

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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

Recently I was on the phone with REALTOR® from the Brainerd Lakes area (cabin country for those in the Twin Cities north metro). We were discussing how affordable lake shore properties had recently become in Minnesota compared to just a few years ago. One of the tidbits he shared with me was that...
07/30/2010
    My good friend and FHA expert on the east coast, Jeff Belonger, had this information on his blog earlier this week. If you are considering and FHA loan and need information on how adding a co-signer would work, read on.     There will always be some sort of mortgage myth in our industry or a ...
07/26/2010
Our stubborn cat likes to take over almost every chair in the house. Yes...they are all HIS chair! The other day a pillow and stuffed toy were in one of his many favorite spots but that didn't deter our cat from perching on the edge of the chair to try show there was still room for his somewhat ...
07/25/2010
Have you ever heard that phrase? Robbing from Peter to pay Paul?  That's the Twin Cities market in a nutshell. June 2010 pending sales are down 40% from June of 2009. The buyers from what is traditionally one of our busiest months, June were undoubtedly rushed into purchasing for the now expired ...
07/24/2010
Several years ago, just as we were about to step off the curb into the busy parking lot of the local Target, I attempted to take the hand of my almost three-year-old son when he announced to my husband and I, "I can hold my own hand!" And being obstinate and two, he did. He put one chubby little ...
07/20/2010
Just about everyone who grew up in the Twin Cities north and east metro is familiar with the White Bear Lake community. Whether your memories are of passing the iconic gigantic snow white bear statue at Polar Chev, swimming at Bellaire beach or setting sail across White Bear Lake, everyone seems ...
07/19/2010
Friday Night History Cruz in North St Paul Minnesota brings out an eclectic variety of the best classic cars on the east side of the Twin Cities. This Cougar maybe an oldie...but definitely a goodie too. The NSP History Cruz is a Friday evening summer event that is not to be missed!
07/18/2010
The City of Ham Lake has a rich history. Incorporated in 1974, Ham Lake became a city after over a hundred years of humble but steady growth. The area was first settled in 1855 by a group of Scottish men on the southwest side of Ham Lake. Though, I can only assume that the lake itself got its na...
07/16/2010
We need a new car and have needed it for several months now. We have the ability to purchase one but have avoided the car lots like the plague. Why? Because car salesmen lurk there!  We have browsed on the internet for as long as possible but it was getting to the point of a test drive to make ou...
07/14/2010
Forest Lake, Minnesota is well known throughout the Twin Cities area. Many people from the city remember the northeast St. Paul suburb fondly from years gone by as a summer vacation spot, an annual ice fishing tournament tradition or as a destination when going for a Sunday a drive in the countr...
07/06/2010
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