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When both Twin Cities Living and Minnesota Monthly include a neighborhood on their lists of Top Twin Cities neighborhoods it's worth paying attention. If you don't already know Minneapolis' North Loop you should take a look at this neighborhood that both young hipsters and progressive empty neste...
The 2014 Twin Cities housing market was mixed. As the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors called it... two steps forward and one step back. Closed sales took a step back in 2014... down 6.9% from the year before. New listings crept up by 2.3%... ... but not enough to increase total inventory...
In the handful of years since I’ve taken up cross-country skiing, I’ve begun to pay more attention to our Minnesota winter weather, and I remember more details about each year, too. Take, for example, the winter of 2011-2012, when we barely had any snow so, rather than being able to ski my heart ...
The first time I wrote about St. Louis Park's West End was when it first opened in 2009. A gourmet grocery store, a couple shops, a couple restaurants and a luxurious movie theater were about all that were there at that time. The West End has done a lot of growing up since then, and the January 2...
Are you one of the many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease? You might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before you  are married and have a family... or think you are too young... or think your current income would neve...
Like a good percentage of the population in Minnesota, I didn’t love snow or cold when I was growing up here. In fact, I disliked it so much that I spent many years trying to find a place that lacked winter, but still felt like home—a semester in France, a year in Southeast Asia, a few years in b...
You have likely seen and heard in the news that real estate prices are on the rise and housing is bouncing back. This might make you wonder if it is time for you to sell and make a move. Only you know when you are ready but if you have waffling back and forth wondering about it here are some thi...

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