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CNN Money has a story about 6 hot home design trends for 2007 to help consumers sell their homes. [CNN Money} I give to big thumbs up to drawer-type refrigerator/freezers and exotic and reclaimed woods and they are at the top of my hot list. To see the other four on the list, click here.
February 10th from 12 - 3 on Lake Le Homme Dieu is the date and time for the 2007 Ice Fishing Challenge. You can register at or by visiting Christopherson's Bait in Alexandria. And, don't forget your radios.  All on ice information will be broadcast on FM radio this y...
In my city of Alexandria, Minnesota, the City Council recently put a moratorium on digital billboards. There was concern in the community over a new billboard on a busy corner in Alexandria and whether it would be a distraction to drivers that might lead to an accident. The NY TIMES has an articl...
Trulia released Heat Maps for major cities this past September but today released them for the entire nation. The maps help visualize property trends across over 3,000 counties.While the real-time national Heat Maps do offer average listing prices, median sales prices and popularity across the co...
If you live in or near the Twin Cities and are interested in learning more about buying investment real estate using your IRA, SEP or Retirement Plan, Todd Grill, who specializes in administering this strategy, will be holding a workshop at Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, 55305...
Zillow's Real Estate Wiki has been posted about at Activerain but I couldn't find any posts (my apologies in advance if I missed someone's post) about the Real Estate Blog Directory within the Wiki. The directory is by state and city. After a quick scan I saw that many active Activerain bloggers ...
According to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, seventy-three percent of buyers rated the Internet as very useful and ad additional 25 percent rated it as somewhat useful. The report also found that home buyers in certain regions use the internet as a home bu...
Dane Carlson has created a tool using Technorati's API to place a dollar figure on your blog. After you enter your url, it will give you code for a widget to place on your site. The value is created using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal. According to the tool, ActiveRain...
My luck with Bluetooth headsets has not been good but I am still anxiously awaiting the new Jawbone Bluetooth headset ($119.99) which should be released soon in silver, red, and black. You can send the company, Aliph, an email to pre-order. They are offering free UPS Ground shipping to any custom...
Lake Weeders Digest (LWD) offers a wealth of information for those seeking new and innovative ways to address problematic aquatic plant issues such as milfoil, hydrilla, curly leaf pond weed and sediment or lake muck removal.  LWD is also researching new invasive issues such as snails and zebra ...


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