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After lamenting the shortage of affordable one-level townhomes and condos lately I find I will have one of each listing this week in Minnetonka. As I was spending time in the area I was reminded how Minnetonka has a more rural, almost lake-like/farming feel even though it is only a second ring su...
Posted 25 days ago
  Minnesota is known as the state with the most paved rail-to-trail bikeways in the country. One of those bikeways, the SW LRT Trail, crosses over Valley View Road in Eden Prairie at the site of the former Graffiti Bridge made famous by Prince in his unofficial Purple Rain sequel, Graffiti Bridge...
Posted 27 days ago
I smiled when I recently read about how Baby Boomers are leading a trend to 'Lifestyle Housing'. The article said that Baby Boomers are thinking about what they want out of life and how where you live can support that. It's about time, where you live can have a profound effect on your life and we...
Posted 27 days ago
1. Pre-approval The single most important step in the whole home buying process is securing your financing. Without it, you cannot make a legitimate offer. See a lender before you look at homes. To obtain pre-approval expect your lender to check your credit history and ask for documentation of i...
Posted about 1 month ago
  There have been only four winters recorded since 1870 with more subzero days than this year's 46 days below zero. That's more than a month, and the real estate market reflects the effects of this coldest winter in 35 years. The months supply of homes for sale has been frozen at an incredibly l...
Posted about 1 month ago
Here are links to a plethora of blog posts with tips and information for home buyers... contact me with other questions, or suggestions for a blog post you would like to see! Tips on searching for the right home... and signs you have found it It's all about listening... The five most important t...
Posted about 1 month ago
Buyers often look at dozens of homes before making a decision to buy. If you are a seller, how do you make yours stand out to be the one they choose? Once buyers are ready to buy it usually comes down to two things...if a property looks better and is priced better than other comparable propertie...
Posted about 1 month ago
St. Louis Park is a first ring Twin Cities suburb bordering the western edge of Minneapolis. Although developed primarily after WWII, it also has historic homes dating back to the early part of the last century... and more recent developments such as the West End entertainment district and the E...
Posted 2 months ago
With Valentine's Day not far away, USA Today released its Reader's Choice list of the 10 most romantic North American cities and St. Paul, Minnesota topped the list!  The quieter, more intimate of the Twin Cities has both the charm of the river and the collegiate atmosphere created by multiple co...
Posted 2 months ago
Wondering about crime activity in different neighborhoods you are considering? Want to keep abreast of what is happening in your community? This week Minneapolis announced that it has joined 25 other Minnesota law enforcement agencies in an online crime mapping tool that allows residents and pot...
Posted 3 months ago
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