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2010 

Named for its large stands of maple trees, Maple Grove was a quiet, largely overlooked suburb until development escalated in the 1990's making it one of the area's most populated cities. Located at the northwest corner of the Interstate loop around the Twin Cities metro area, Maple Grove has bec...
09/30/2010
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each we...
09/29/2010
It's easy to get so caught up in moving your 'stuff' that you forget some other important tasks that are also part of making a move. Here are some tips on what not to forget to do.  UTILITIES Most people don't forget this one, but it's important to contact local utilities for gas, electric, wate...
09/28/2010
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The Twin Cities is surrounded by farms growing delicious apples, berries, corn and pumpkins. Many of them are open to the public to 'pick your own' in season, with a shop to also buy already picked produce and other related items for both eating and gifting. It is now apple season, and the apple ...
09/27/2010
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each wee...
09/22/2010
There is something about the Foshay Tower that makes me think of the romance associated with the Empire State Building. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that they are the two tallest concrete skyscrapers... both built in the romantic Art Deco style... built just two years apart, The Foshay in ...
09/21/2010
Lately I have noticed that quite a few people have been visiting an old post comparing interest rates and monthly payments.  That post was from March 2009, when rates were in the mid 5% range... considered low after rates averaging in the 6% range prior to that.  I don't think anyone ever expecte...
09/20/2010
August Market Update - pending sales inch up After three months of decline, pending sales inched up again in August. Slashing prices on properties for sale has been in the news a lot lately, and perhaps that has been encouraging buyers back into the marketplace after the end of the tax credit. Wh...
09/17/2010
Comparing FHA and conventional mortgages With all the changes going on with mortgages, especially FHA, it's a good time to look at the differences and see which one might be better for you.  Both are 30 year fixed rate mortgages and both also offer adjustable rates as an alternative. Interest ra...
09/16/2010
Wednesdays Unplugged - Alpha's Pancakes NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I ...
09/15/2010
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