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Yesterday I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about Utility Companies closing down local offices, in favor of on-line customer service centers. No longer can you walk into their office to pay your utility bill, but must do so on-line. But what happens if there is a computer glitch...
Granted my blog may not be read by all of you, but for those of you that tune in every now and then, you know I just contracted to have a new home built. This is my Pilot episode, so over the next six months, I will be posting on our home building experiences, including photos of the process, alo...
This weeks Historic Home of St Paul is 366 Summit Avenue.Built in 1928 at a cost of $120,000, this home was constructed for Dr. Egil Boeckman, a St Paul physician at the time. His wife, Rachel Boeckman, was the daughter of the famous railroad tycoon, James J. Hill and was the last home built by ...
Summer is winding down, kids are preparing to go back to school, and the final hurrah is happening at the Minnesota State Fair. Yes that's right folks, the state fair just began and is sure to not disappoint.For those of you not familiar with our famous fair, I'll spell is out for you F-O-O-D, an...
H-O-C-K-E-YI didn't grow up watching hockey like my husband did, so technically it isn't in my blood. However now that I have been with my husband for some 10 years, I have been subjected to the sport so much that now I do enjoy watching the game. If my boys end up playing hockey in Minnesota som...
While the "recommendations" for potential blogs to highlight were much appreciated on Colleen's post about the next contest, I thought I would highlight local Minnesota bloggers here on Active Rain, that aren't always in the spotlight. Sorry Teresa but unfortunately I have to keep you off the lis...
After the countless number of viewings of resale homes since January, and three negotiations with different builders, we have finally found the house for us. Yes, we are diving into new construction.Minneapolis home prices have been steadily declining over the last year. Resale homes in the Twin ...
This weeks Historic Home in St Paul is 490 Summit Avenue.One of many homes designed by C.H. Johnston on Summit, this home was built for A.G. Foster in 1883. Foster later became a United States Senator when he moved from Minnesota to Tacoma, Washington, leaving his lumber business behind.The style...
If you want to see how you measure up in the wide world of real estate related sites, check out Market Leap. They have a great site in which you can measure where you stand against your competition.As you can see, you can check out your link popularity, that is, how many links are coming into you...
While viewing various landscapes of area homes in Prior Lake this weekend for the Pond and Landscape Tour, I ran into a couple who sprinkled their landscape with art they produce on site. Called Artscape Lighting, they design beautiful floral sculptures which house lighting for ponds, walking pat...

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