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House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price. These eight tips will guide you through a smart homebuying process.      Know yourself and what fits. Understand the type of...
Summer is officially over and fall is here. Have you started decorating with fall décor, or are you enjoying the Pumpkin Spice ‘everything’ that seemed to have popped up out of the blue. The month of October has a variety of events to enjoy in the area. I hope that you are able to find something ...
We are headed into the last quarter of 2015, and soon the cooler weather will be here. Are you and your home ready for it? Here are a few tips for keeping your home in the best shape possible. Clean your Dishwasher Filter - The food particles that cake your plates and utensils don't magically dis...
Before the air turns blustery here in the Twin Cities, let’s discuss heat. A lot of research money is being put into developing alternative forms of heat for homes. Most people have either a furnace that uses forced air or electricity for heat, or radiator/steam heat, or some form of a woodburnin...
One thing that you will want to check if you are buying a home in the Twin Cities area is the radon level. According to Wikipedia, Radon is “a chemical element with the symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay pr...
You have decided that it is time to get out of the apartment, and you’ve started looking at homes that you THINK will fit in your budget. Before you even see the inside of any of the homes, your Real Estate Professional recommends that you get pre-approved for a home loan. Huh? O.K. So you call y...
 Summer is winding down, and the weather is becoming cooler. It’s time to put away the swimsuits and dig out the sweaters. The kids will be needing their backpacks for school again, too. Here are some fun activities for the beginning of Autumn. September Races - If you like running, you can find ...
With summer about over, it is time to get our home in order for the next season, Fall. If you have been entertaining this summer, I’m sure your home needs some touch up. Here are a few ideas to get your home in order. Get Your Carpets Clean – While the weather is still warm, it is a good idea to ...
You are in the process of buying a new home for your family. There are MANY costs that are added when you are the buyer or seller. Since you are the Buyer, did you know that you can deduct some of the expenses that you pay when you finally close? Yes, there are tax advantages for home ownership, ...
Conserving energy is something that we all work on….when we can. One thing we can do consistently is save energy in our home. Is your home up to date with energy efficiency? If you say no, don’t worry, here are a few tips that you can do that are minimal in price, but will help with keeping your ...

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