minnesota log homes: A Continual Theme - Going to Another Place - 12/13/13 10:10 AM

This blog has a great description of the past year of 2013 set in a music note. The highs and the lows and strong and the diminshed portions- all blending and moving together to make a memorable year.
What song title comes to mind when I reflect on my business in 2013? It had to be a song about change and strength.
Whether it's real estate or life in general, life is a constant state of movement. As Realtors, we sell movement. What better song to exemplify movement, change, strength than Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire II, "Going to Another Place." It … (2 comments)

minnesota log homes: Looking Back at my Mother's Kitchen - 08/03/13 01:03 PM
I learned more than how to stuff a turkey or properly dice an onion in my mother's kitchen She hardly ever let me cook (her kitchen), but she let me watch and she talked. She would tell me where this recipe came from and on what special occasion it would have been served. She talked about her mother and how she did things. She talked - I listened and watched. Having an very good visual memory - I learned. (Please don't ask me people's names, I am bad at that.)
My mother has been gone now for several years, but her recipes … (2 comments)

minnesota log homes: The Doctor is Still Making Fair Visits - 08/03/13 10:53 AM
I dashed out from my Keller Williams Realty
Professionals booth at the Crow Wing County
Fair to see the parade and I was able to get this
great shot of a very old Doctor's car complete
with the medical satchel on the running
board. It is reassuring to know that should an
emergency arise here on the Fair
grounds, it will be attended to promptly.
 
We are having the perfect weather for fair going
 and
people seem to be enjoying themselves as
always.
 
It is always fun to see clients and former clients and make new friends!
Stop by … (2 comments)

minnesota log homes: Interest Rates for June 2,2011 - 06/03/11 12:32 AM
The Brainerd Lakes area is looking like a the summer playground that it is.  With our sky blue waters and lush green fields and forests, there is something for everyone. Right now with our inventory of homes on most lakes and other desirable locations, one's attention goes to the interest rates for mortgages and they are looking good, as well.
 
 
 
 
 

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minnesota log homes: Should You Shop On Your Own or Have a Personal Shopper? - 03/03/11 11:03 AM
 
     Real Estate websites such as: Trulia.com, Zillow.com, and REALTOR.com, are fun to explore sites with a wealth of information at your fingertips but it may not necessarily be accurate and is certainly not timely. When the prospective homebuyer searches those sites, the information they are viewing on the site has a time lag from postings and changes in our Multiple Listing Services  (MLS)  The information that you are able to access is just general in nature and any important documentation such as disclosures are not available. A home with a leaky roof and interior damage may not seem like … (5 comments)

minnesota log homes: Preparing for Homeownership in Ten Steps - 01/29/11 09:34 PM
 
Preparing for Homeownership in Ten Steps
 
 1.Decide what you can afford. The best way to do this is with a visit to your favorite lender – that way you will know what price ranges you can search in.
2. Get your credit in order. Obtain a copy of your credit report to make sure it is accurate and to correct any errors immediately. A credit report provides a history of your credit, bad debts, and any late payments.
3 Determine your mortgage qualifications. How large of mortgage do you qualify for? Also, explore different loan options — such … (5 comments)

minnesota log homes: Why Not You? - 12/25/10 02:03 PM
This is Christmas Day and by now most of you will have already opened your gifts and had some good things to eat! This is perhaps the most celebrated holiday in the entire world. Gift giving is core to the message of Christmas." For unto this world a child was born", a gift for all mankind who believe. Jesus gave the best gift of all- the sacrifice of a sinless life-heaped with the sins of mankind. None of use could give a gift like this-"for all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God". But we can share this … (4 comments)

minnesota log homes: The Monthly Skinny for the Twin Cities, MN September 2010 - 09/30/10 12:22 AM
Wondering what is happening in the real estate market for the Twin Cities Metro area of Minnesota? Watch the Skinny Video and pick up some tips on still getting properties sold as we move into our slower sales time of the year. It is busy right now with most everyone getting ready for snuggling in for our long cold winters. September's skinny just for you! … (0 comments)

minnesota log homes: Easy Seasonal Centerpiece - 09/15/10 11:36 PM
It is Fall here in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota and the trees are starting to show their brilliant colors.
Instead of the traditional floral arrangement on a dining room table , buffet table, or counter  consider a simple, elegant arrangement of seasonal produce.
Think about Fall's unusual fruits and foliage, and let them inspire you. Search your local farmer's market or grocery store for gourds, nuts in the shells, and bring out your faux fruits and or veggies. Use treated or silk oak and maple leaves with real dried twigs.  When arranged on tiered cake stands, these harvest-time items … (14 comments)

minnesota log homes: Interest Rates for September 7, 2010 - 09/07/10 10:39 AM
     What is happening today in the world of finance, real estate and slightly rising interest rates for home buyers?
Although there was a slight increase from yesterday's closing rates- rates are still rock bottom.
If you are buying and if you are borrowing money to buy- then get moving.
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minnesota log homes: Love, Sacrifice and Bravery- Thank you! - 08/21/10 10:52 AM
     This video speaks of love, sacrifice and bravery- both for those men and women in our armed forces and those they leave behind. Everyday those serving in our armed forces risk their lives to bring peace and stability to other regions of the world and to ensure that ours is kept here in the USA. They have marketable skills, they have training and educational backgrounds- they are employable- they could pursue an easier job back home, but they sacrifice for you and for me.  It costs them, it costs their families and I am so grateful that they willing go … (3 comments)

minnesota log homes: Interest Rates for August 12, 2010 - 08/12/10 10:49 AM

And they just keep going down.............. My last VA buyer locked in at 4.25% which was an amazingly low rate, thinking that they could only go up!
I am seeing a tightening for lending, with many hopefuls being turned away because they do not meet the higher standards for lending. I do think that this is a good thing overall, although they probably would have bought homes from me now and then somewhere down the road I would be helping them sell their dream home turned into financial nightmare.  This way they can work on their credit, actually get a … (3 comments)

 
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