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2007 

Here are some new photos takes during the snow storms we had over the Christmas holiday. As you can see, I like Black & White photos, but I mingled in some colored shots here and there. The birds were kind enough to allow me to stand right next to the feeder and take action shots of them. After ...
12/28/2007
Christmas holds special traditions for everyone. Over the years, we seem to stumble onto things that make us smile and appreciate the season. We even marry into families and merge traditions. I think that is one of the most fun things to discover about us all, the little quirks we all have. Each...
12/23/2007
So, after a few years of hearing complaints about the FTC lawsuits going on against all these Multiple Listing Services across the country, it appears that the Gestapo tactics of intimidation are starting to back fire on the FTC. Just this week, two MLS boards have been vindicated in the court of...
12/20/2007
The buzz words of 2007 are most likely going to be "bank owned", "foreclosure", and "short sale". As you can imagine, there are thousands on the market right now in the Twin Cities that are trying to compete with each other, and sadly, no one is buying.So imagine how difficult it is going to be t...
12/19/2007
I think the disconnect between home sellers and real estate agents can best be summed up by the following video: Oh, and in case you don't realize who is who, the buyer is the Boss, and the seller is Cool Hand Luke. Now some real estate agents, might like to use the wip, but I don't think it will...
12/14/2007
I don't know if you have all heard about this little story coming out of Ohio. A contractor was hired to remodel part of an 83 year old house for the owner. While he was gutting the bathroom he found boxes of money stashed in the walls. He notified the owner and they were both giddy with exciteme...
12/14/2007
 Winter in the Twin Cities causes real estate activity to slow down. Compared to July, it really slows down. But it doesn't have to be your worse enemy.If you look at the graph below for the past three winters, 2005-2007, you can see that there is a huge dip around December.red represents New Lis...
12/12/2007
Last week I talked about how to survive a Minnesota winter by keeping your vehicle stocked with items you might need should you find yourself stranded or in an accident. This week I want to touch on things you should do for your home to help get you through any emergencies during a snow or ice st...
12/12/2007
This weeks featured Historic Home in St Paul is 749 Summit Avenue. Built in 1888 by the famous Clarence Johnston and in collaboration with William Willcox, the home was commissioned by The Wheeler Family and cost around $12,000 to build. At first glance, you might think the home was built in the ...
12/12/2007
Every Christmas I sit down and write personal Christmas cards to all my past clients and those in my Sphere of Influence. Sometimes I even get Christmas cards from my clients, those being the ones that truly love me. Sitting down last night, I poured over the list of people and addresses trying t...
12/07/2007
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