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(Originally posted on 8/12/08 at donedam.com) A new state mandate requiring carbon monoxide alarms in existing single-family homes went into effect on August 1, 2008, that is protecting buyers and surprising sellers.  Keep reading to find out how to prevent this silent killer's new law from sneak...
08/18/2008
(Originally posted 8/6/08 at donedam.com) In this second post of our H.R. 3221, the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008" Series, we talk about a provision included that allows most first time home-buyers to receive at $7500.00 tax rebate.  Make sure you read all the way through as there ar...
08/18/2008
(Originally posted 8/5/08 at donedam.com) Last Wednesday, President Bush signed H.R. 3221, the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008" into law.  There are a bunch of items involved in this bill that may affect you as a current homeowner or a potential homeowner.  Here at The Don Edam Group, ...
08/18/2008
Plentiful jobs, excellent schools, affordable housing - according to CNN's Money Magazine top 100 list of America's best small cities, 9 Minnesota cities have all that and more. And even better, the report ranked named our very own northwest suburb, Plymouth, MN, as the #1 place to live among U.S...
07/14/2008
Okay, "10,000+ Reasons to Buy a Home" might seem a bit excessive, but in a new housing initiative called Minneapolis Advantage, the city of Minneapolis is offering just that....up to a $10,000 zero-interest, zero-payment loan that's forgivin over a 5 year period (a.k.a. totally FREE after the 5 y...
06/27/2008
1511 W 33rd Street, Minneapolis, MN  3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / 2000 square feet  $650,000 Completely remodeled from top to bottom without losing the timeless charm of this 1911 home. Open kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and pantry. Hardwood floors, ...
06/02/2008
    There are currently at least 29 short sales that are available for sale in the Edina and Southwest Minneapolis markets (found by searching in agent comments for "bank approval" and "short sale"). In the Camden area of Minneapolis, there are at least 70. If I look at Minneapolis proper, the nu...
06/02/2008
The growing masses of eco-minded consumers are continuously seeking out ways of incorporating green design principles into new or existing homes, but figuring out the logistics isn't always straightforward. Launched only a few short weeks ago and based on the belief that green design should be a...
06/02/2008
The standard 8-hour business day is no longer the norm in America and neither is the getting the ‘required' 8-hours of sleep per night. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation's 2008 Sleep in America poll, the average American's work day is now 9 hours and 28 minutes and the average ...
06/02/2008
 There's really no sure way to avoid an audit. Most audited tax returns are selected for review either because the filer is part of a target group or because a computer program selects the return. The computer selects many returns randomly, but there are red flags that will draw the IRS's attenti...
02/22/2008
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