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10 Things Every Remodeling Contract Should Include
Frank Drake (Edina Realty)
The contract is a critical step in any remodeling project; it holds the job together and ensures that all parties agree to the same vision and scope.


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry spells out the following key elements that every remodeling contract should have:


1. The contractor’s name, address, phone number, and license number.


2. Details on what the contractor will and will not do.


3. A list of materials for the project in your contract. This includes information about the size, color, model, brand name, and product.


4. The approximate start date and completion date.


5. All required plans. Study them carefully for accuracy. Insist that you approve them and that they are identified in your written contract before any work begins.


6. Written notice of your right to, without penalty, cancel a contract within three business days of signing it.


7. Financial terms, spelled out in a way that you understand. This includes the total price, payment schedule, and any cancellation penalty.


8. A binding arbitration clause, which you’ll need in the event a disagreement occurs. Arbitration may enable you to resolve disputes without costly litigation.


9. Everything you’ve requested. Consider the scope of the project and make sure all items you’ve requested are included. If you do not see a specific item in the contract, consider it not included. Never sign an incomplete contract.


10. A warranty covering materials and workmanship for a minimum of one year. The warranty must be identified as either "full" or "limited." The name and address of the party who will honor the warranty (contractor, distributor, or manufacturer) must be identified. Make sure the time period for the warranty is specified.









Frank N. Drake of Edina Realty

Cell:     (612) 803-4800   www.frankdrake.com

I will always do what I say I will do. 

Sometimes more, just never less.


Market Update for the Seven County Metro Area
Frank Drake (Edina Realty)







Frank N. Drake of Edina Realty

Cell:     (612) 803-4800   www.frankdrake.com

I will always do what I say I will do. 

Sometimes more, just never less.


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Get To Know Minneapolis Real Estate with your Re/Max Pro Team & www.RemaxSearch.com - By Ahmed el Batrawy
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Hello Minneapolis!   Looking for Minneapolis Real Estate and want to narrow it down to specific neighborhoods?  The Re/Max Pro Team is here to help you in that quest!  Over the next few days, the Re/Max Pro Team will use this blog to supply you with details regarding a few of the neighborhoods to consider while looking for Minneapolis Real Estate.  The easiest way to go through this information is to use alphabetical order.  Once you have looked over all of the details, proceed to www.RemaxSearch.com to connect with your preferred agent from the Re/Max Pro Team to set up some showing appointments in the Minneapolis Real Estate market!   First neighborhood on the list is Armatage.  Located in the southwest corner of the city, the Minneapolis neighborhood of Armatage grew around the school named for Maude Armatage, a distinguished community leader. Armatage is built up with mostly single-family housing and some multi-family buildings. The neighborhood also has a park with a community center.  www.RemaxSearch.com can help you locate any available housing in this area. The retail space in the neighborhood consists of individual neighborhood stores and is mostly located along Penn Avenue South. The great majority of housing was built between 1949 and 1969, while about 5 percent of the dwellings were built before World War II.    Next we move onto Audubon Park.  Audubon Park neighborhood is located in Northeast Minneapolis. The park and neighborhood are named in honor of John James Audubon, a great American naturalist and ornithologist. A majority of the houses in this relatively hilly neighborhood were built in the 1940s.  Your agent from the Re/Max Pro Team will fill you in on all the details about this specific area of town.   Moving on, the next neighborhood is Bancroft. The Bancroft neighborhood is named for the Bancroft elementary school, which was named for George Bancroft, an American historian born in 1800. The Bancroft neighborhood consists mostly of single-family houses built before 1940. The neighborhood also has some commercial development along Bloomington Avenue and 38th Street.  The Bancroft Community School, one of the oldest buildings in the Minneapolis School District still operating, was built in 1912.  This is an amazing part of Minneapolis Real Estate.    Beltrami neighborhood is a Northeast community of Minneapolis. Located within the neighborhood is Beltrami Park, which has a playground, bocci courts, soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a basketball court. Beltrami neighborhood and park are named after Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, an early 19th century Italian jurist, scholar and explorer. As with other neighborhoods in Northeast Minneapolis, many artists have set up studios in Beltrami. Large tracts of industrial land cover the southwestern part of the neighborhood, while the remaining land is dedicated to single-family dwellings interspersed with low-rise multifamily buildings.  More information on this and the other neighborhoods we have touched on today can be given to you by your agent from the Re/Max Pro Team!  Visit Swww.RemaxSearch.com for all of your Minneapolis Real Estate needs.  Stop back tomorrow for the next neighborhood round up!   Wishing you all best in your Minneapolis Real Estate Search,   Ahmed Elbatrawy, REALTOR Re/Max Pro Team 7300 France Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55435 Tel (952) 915-2220 Web-Site www.RemaxSearch.com

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SOLD! ~~ 6500 Ryan Avenue, Edina, MN
Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty)


     This three bedroom, three bathroom home has been in the same family for about 30 years.  It has been extremely well maintained throughout the years.  Within the last two months, it has been further remodeled and updated to match today's buyers' needs. The very convenient location within minutes from the Southdale area is an added bonus.


6500 Ryan Ave S 

This inviting home features more than 2,700 square feet of finished space.  All rooms are spacious and fill with light on a sunny day.  Spend your evenings in a 3-season porch overlooking a nice backyard.

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Home details for 6500 Ryan Ave


      Edina school district has been award winning for decades.  It is very sought after and highly regarded in the community.  Edina homes located within this district usually sell quicker and for more money than others.  Check the link below for the boundary information. 

Edina Public Schools



Whether you have a family or not, there's always something to do around Edina.  Plenty of parks, golf courses,

movie theaters, athletic facilities, shopping and restaurants.  One of my favorite places to visit is  Centennial Lakes Park.   The park is located in the heart the city, it offers more than 1.5 miles of walking paths, views of beautiful landscape and lighting.  During summer months, a variety of activities are available such as paddle boating, lawn bowling and croquet.  The mini amphitheater is used for variety of concerts.

More detailed information on all recreation activities in Edina is available here: Park and Recreation Insider 2008


Check out the city website for other pertinent information:   City of Edina, MN 


If you are relocating to Edina, or anywhere in Twin Cities, contact me for a FREE  comprehensive



Contact Marzena M. Melby, Broker/Partner, Counselor Realty, Inc., Licensed REALTOR® in the state of Minnesota at 612-267-6798 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in the Twin Cities Greater Metro Area.

Visit my profile to find out more about my services. Call me today at 612-267-6798. If you prefer, contact me by email, by clicking on "email me" link of this page under my profile.

Visit my website to search homes for sale in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is supplied by several sources and is subject to change without notice. Twin Cities Homes 4 Sale Blog does not guarantee, or is any way responsible for its accuracy, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Entries on Twin Cities Homes 4 Sale Blog represent the opinions and ideas of the author. Twin Cities Homes 4 Sale Blog does not express the views of Counselor Realty, Inc. or its other partners or agents.

Copyright © 2008 By Marzena M. Melby, All Rights Reserved


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Spring-time snowball fight!
Annie & Bob Pacieznik (REMAX)

First days of spring...what to do? Mow the lawn? Wash the car? Work the garden? How about build a snow fort and have a snowball fight! Wow...we haven't seen this much snow in a long while. Even though we've got a touch of cabin fever like everyone else, we wouldn't pass up enjoying the snow. We made a huge fort using the recycle bin...the snow was light and fluffy, but stuck together to make some great blocks and snow balls.

Hope all of you had a great holiday weekend!
Annie and Bob Pacieznik

brought to you by Annie and Bob Pacieznik "your Edina real estate experts"...visit our website for more Edina real estate info... http://www.annieandbob.com/

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Bridges of Edina
Annie & Bob Pacieznik (REMAX)

Here's another great run that we just discovered...it includes a few bridges that help you get across the freeways and into different Edina neighborhoods... Check out the run on mapmyrun.com by clicking below. If you haven't used mapmyrun before, definitely give it a try. It's a great way to map out any routes that you run.

View Interactive Map on MapMyRun.com

Here are some photos of the bridges that you cross during the run...


(above left) This bridge crosses Hwy 62...the north end of the bridge is near the end of Wooddale Ave... (right) and the south end of the bridge takes you to the Lake Cornelia Park


(above left) heading west on 66th Street we cross Hwy 100. (right) as we meander through the neighborhood north of Normandale Park we get to the Wyman Ave bridge


(above left)As we head north and need to cross Hwy 100 once again, we can pick one of three bridges for our run...to shorten up the run we can cross at Benton Ave or (right) there are 2 pedestrian bridges further north...


(above left and right) the pedestrian bridges are kind of cool...the spiral ramp must be fun on a bike!

This is our Bridges of Edina run...a great way to get from neighborhood to neighborhood...if you have any other great runs that you'd like us to share drop us a line and we'll add it to our mapmyrun routes..

brought to you by Annie and Bob Pacieznik "your Edina real estate experts"...visit our website for more Edina real estate info...

or our edina blog ... http://ourhomeedina.blogspot.com/


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Awesome northeast Edina neighborhood running routes
Annie & Bob Pacieznik (REMAX)

We live in Northeast Edina
We work in Northeast Edina
We RUNin Northeast Edina

Northeast Edina is a great neighborhood...one of the reasons that makes it so is the many great running routes that start in the neighborhood.  One of our favorite routes is the run up to Lake Harriet.  It's only 1.5 miles to the lake from our neighborhood and with a loop around Lake Harriet (2.75 miles) you've got a 5.75 mile round trip run.  Living this close to the chain of Minneapolis lakes is another reason why Northeast Edina is such a desirable neighborhood. 

The route is scenic and makes for a great run...take a look at the following video and see for yourself...


Brought to you by...
Annie and Bob Pacieznik "your neighborhood real estate experts"

Pacieznik...a name in real estate you might not be able to pronounce but can certainly trust

Email: annieandbob@annieandbob.com
Website: http://www.annieandbob.com/

 Annie and Bob Pacieznik....Realtors, epro, Associate Broker, Home Stager.  Servicing the West and South Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro.  Specializing in residential real estate in Edina, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Southwest Minneapolis, Minneapolis lakes area, Apple Valley, Eagan, Shakopee, Burnsville, Chaska.

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