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Getting ready to sell and wondering which home improvements will give you the greatest return? Remodeling’s annual Cost vs. Value Report is a great resource for estimates on both the cost and return of common remodeling projects. Doors top the list in our Minneapolis market again this year… both ...
Another stunning mid-century modern custom home influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright was just listed and I had to add it to the other Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes below.3 Long Marsh Lane, North Oaks – 3BR/2BA – 3,312 sq ft – $540,000Courtesy Edina RealtyThis Wright-inspired home was built later,...
Here are points that I understand to be primary areas of impact for homeowners from the new tax laws. I am not an accountant. Talk to your tax adviser for specific tax ramifications and advice for you. Capital gains tax on the sale of your primary residence is still excluded on sales prices up to...
Thinking about selling but hesitant because you don’t know what is involved? Here is a summary of what to expect in the home selling process, broken down into 15 steps.Home Selling Process1. Make a decision to sellIf selling is a choice, evaluate if selling makes sense for you. Talk to a Realtor ...
It seems like I have been hearing accolade after accolade for Young Joni for the past year… because I have!  When they ranked on multiple local, national and even international lists for best new restaurant in 2017 it was obvious we needed to check it out. I put it on our must-visit list for Janu...
I am meeting with a seller this morning to make decisions about flooring, painting and staging before her house hits the market. She has already had one potential buyer take a look who made a low-ball offer because of the work involved in updating it. That didn’t sound good to her, so… on to PLAN...
Thinking about making some home improvements but not sure what it will cost? You are not alone, more than 1/3 of homeowners are uncertain of costs… and 2/3 are afraid of overpaying.HomeAdvisor has put together the awesome infographic below with not only average costs, but also highest and lowest ...
The key to finding the right home for you really starts with listening… Listening to your hopes and dreams about what you are looking for in a home and neighborhood Not just size and amenities, but consciously thinking about how you will live in the space and what kind of space will nurture you a...
Want to live in Downtown Minneapolis, in a condo connected to the skyway system? You might think that with the largest continuous skyway system in the world connecting nearly 80 blocks covering nearly 11 miles you would have many options of properties to buy.In reality, as far a I know when I wri...
According to the 2017 Annual Rent Report from Adobo, the renter population decreased last year for the first time since 2004. But that hasn’t stopped rents from rising. Rent went up in 28 states in 2017, with an average increase of 2.4% for 1 bedroom and 3% for 2 bedrooms.Minneapolis ranked 5th i...

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