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I wondered if one of my listings would close as scheduled when the title search discovered a mortgage from the previous owner that was never recorded as satisfied. With an owner's title insurance policy we would have simply gone to closing as scheduled in spite of the mortgage satisfaction issue...
Way back in the mid 90s, Way back in the mid 90s, Sarah Susanka published the book, The Not So Big House. Whether it changed the way people looked at housing, or simply gave a voice to a movement well under way, the idea has grown bigger to inspire homeowners to go smaller, morphing into the cur...
Looking for a condo/townhome in a suburban setting with a high walk score? Be sure to check out the area around the Edina Promenade, which connects the paths around Centennial Lakes Park recreation and shopping areas with The Galleria/Southdale shopping district. Divided walking/biking paths pass...
Between beating up on frozen slabs of beef, submitting to regular verbal lashings by his coach, running up a lot of stairs, and performing nearly amazing feats of human strength (alternating one-arm push-ups, anyone?), there are few movies that embody the against-all-odds mentality better than St...
Several years ago, just before thirtieth birthday, I made a life-changing decision that entailed moving across the country to Santa Barbara, California. The few months I had between making the decision (mid-April) and undertaking the move (mid-August) left little time for visiting the area, let a...
We have a couple of friends who live in the Kilmer Pond neighborhood which is "kitty corner" from the General Mills world headquarters. They are proud (but not too proud) of the rolling hills, trails and ponds in their neighborhood. Wooded and quiet, Kilmer Pond Neighborhood of St Louis Park enci...
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When I list a home for sale I always ask the current owners what they have liked about living in the community. Here is what a current homeowner said about her community... The Cleveland neighborhood is fantastic! I loved lit ving on Upton and 35th Avenue in North Minneapolis! There are some fant...
Houses of the Big and Little Screen As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I’m a fan of winter—a good snowy winter means plenty of cross-country skiing, with some sledding, Nordic hiking, and ice skating thrown in for good measure. Still, I do reach a breaking point every year, and this year it’s happe...
In the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to work with two wonderful young couples. The first, whose home purchase is in the works right this minute, consists of a woman who grew up in the northern suburbs, and a man who hails from the UK. The second couple, non-Minnesotans who are just finishi...

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