Minneapolis & St. Paul Real Estate Blog ~ by Native Minnesotan Teri Eckholm

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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

This is a world of immediacy...We drive thru for instant food. We communicate with instant messages. We are trained for immediate gratification. It is recommended in today's changed real estate market that people SLOW things down. And this is great advice when it comes to most parts of the home b...
02/25/2008
Several years ago, I was headed down the stretch of the two-lane Highway 8 from Forest Lake through Chisago, Lindstrom and Center City when this huge rodent and a herd of Buffalo took my eyes from road. As a Minnesota Realtor, I had been driving to list my very first house in Chisago County and w...
02/24/2008
Forest Lake residents who work in downtown Minneapolis can skip the frustrating traffic jams and backups! A new commuter station, or transit center, began offering express bus transportation in January. No need to drive 35 down to the 95th station either...The new Park and Ride station is located...
02/23/2008
When I list a home for sale, I give always give the seller a net sheet with estimates of closing costs that will be associated with closing the home. One of the items on the list is "Seller contribution to the Buyer's Closing Costs." Every now and again, I hear a seller scoff at this item on the ...
02/19/2008
It's almost springtime and you are getting that bug. You know that little feeling that tells you that this is the year to buy a new home. Interest rates are low. There is a great selection of new and existing homes. And frankly, you are just tired of renting! So how do you go about finding a home...
02/16/2008
It was a full house at Ham Lake City Hall this past Tuesday night. People from all over the city came to view the five options for growth being considered by the Task Force. Most of the standing room only audience was there to hear about the potential for city water and sewer as Ham Lake is curre...
02/15/2008
Do you believe in love at first sight? I do!Decades ago as a young man walked through the door of a neighborhood restaurant. His eyes met those of a young girl. In that instant, their lives changed. It was years before they married and there were many ups and downs. But they are still together an...
02/14/2008
In a somewhat biased Lakes and Loons survey, Ham Lake residents were allowed the opportunity to log on and give their opinion on the proposed ideas for city water and sewer in Ham Lake, MN. What was their opinion? In a word, NO! The Lakes and Loons staff did what they could to verify one vote per...
02/11/2008
Back in December I posted about first time buyers I met at a showing that were being advised by their parents to not sign a buyers' representation agreement. The theory was that buyers can make a better deal working directly with the listing agent who would receive both sides of the commission. S...
02/09/2008
Wouldn't it be great to take one of those little barcode readers beyond Target's towels, toasters and flat screens and head out to the nearest neighborhood and tag something that a new bride and groom really need, their first home? Shopping the Parade of Homes or at a Sunday Open House, you could...
02/06/2008
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