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DOM, CDOM and now PDOM... what they are and how they are helpful It used to be that one of the first questions I would get from buyers looking at properties was, "How long has it been on the market?" That was when DOM information was only available to Realtors. Days On Market (DOM) data has been ...
Colossal Cafe... one of a growing number of made-from-scratch neighborhood cafes A record 91 restaurants have opened in the Twin Cities so far in 2014 and more are in the pipeline. What is perhaps most impressive about this boom is that the vast majority are independenttly owned and operated... a...
If you drive down Nicollet Avenue between 50th and 51st streets, look up the hillside yards and look at the houses, you’ll see your average South Minneapolis stuccos and tudors; you’ll also spy others that are a bit unusual. These mid-century houses, which don’t exactly fit in to the area’s overa...
It's Autumn! 3 reasons this is the best time of year to buy a home Fall has officially arrived and the leaves are starting to turn... a sign that we are moving into what I have long thought to be the best time of the year for buyers. Here are 3 reasons why... 1. Less competition Not as many peop...
It seems that fall is quickly slipping away, and I had been planning an apple orchard visit for a long time. Finally, we made it...enjoying a visit on a beautiful fall weekend. We are blessed with many apple orchards in the Twin Cities area, and living on the west side of the metro for more than ...
How to Keep Your Carpet Looking Great! Here is a great tip on how to keep your carpet looking great. Who knew it was so simple!! Proper care and cleaning can make a big difference in retaining your carpet’s beauty over many years of regular use. The most important thing you can do for your carpet...
When Habitat for Humanity finishes a home, it's turned over to the new owners at a Dedication Ceremony. All the volunteers who helped build the home are invited back to celebrate with the new owners. It is a remarkable event, but it is the joy of the givers that makes it great to watch! These vo...
Buying a home is not the same as buying a new couch or TV - or even a car.  It takes a lot of planning, both emotional and financial.  Whether you are a first time buyer or a move up buyer, you need to decide what is right for you and your family.   Why do you want to buy? That is the emotional p...
Plymouth is a western suburb of Minneapolis that straddles I-494 on the west and is bordered by Hwy 169 on the east. There are many reasons that make it a great place to live, including the ten listed below. 1. Best Place to Live - Plymouth is consistently chosen as one of America’s best places t...
'Back to school' time feels like a new year for many people, a time when they think about making plans that sometimes include a move... should it be now? next spring? just keep renting? Fall also brings thoughts of impending winter... will it be as bad as last year?!  That alone can stop people d...

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