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Linda and I celebrated our shared birthdays last week with Pumphouse ice cream appetizer – Pizza Biga – and Pumphouse ice cream dessert… we were all loving our licks! A walk along Minnehaha Creek and a stop at the bunny made for a perfect evening.RECIPE OF THE WEEKIt’s starting to feel like fall,...
What to do with all your stuff can be the hardest part of downsizing. When you have exhausted donations to family and friends, estate sales can help. There are many ways to hold estate sales, and I have worked with different types over the years but I was recently introduced to Estate Smart and h...
If you are bursting at the seams in your current home and have been yearning to move up to a more luxurious home the current market could be perfectly positioned for you!A Tale of Two MarketsIt’s a Seller’s Market for homes priced under $500k…with a supply shortage, strong prices and short market...
In the 1950s about 21% of Americans shared a home with their grown children or parents. It dropped to a low of about 12% in 1980 but has been rising again, up to 19%. According to the National Association of Realtors, 11% of home buyers purchased multi-generational homes last year. Of course this...
As I strolled along Minnehaha Creek in South Minneapolis with my birthday buddy while we ate our handmade ice cream cones last weekend, she was very aware of all the airplanes flying overhead. This was a new neighborhood for her and she commented that she wouldn’t like living there because of all...
The Third AgeWith people living now having a life expectancy of about 30 years longer than in the last century, we have a whole new period of life not possible in previous generations. Dr. William Sadler calls this 30-year life bonus ‘The Third Age’.1st Age, PREPARATION – Childhood/Adolescence – ...
When Cass Gilbert won the commission to design the new Minnesota State Capitol in 1895 he was a well respected architect in his hometown of St. Paul. When it opened in 1905 it was considered one of the best buildings in the country at the time and he was one of the most celebrated architects in t...
Wondering if you are making the right decision? Buying or renting? Buying a house or a townhouse? Is this the right house? Should I relocate for a new job? Is it time to downsize? What am I going to do with all my stuff?The list of questions can go on and on… but whatever your questions, you usua...
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty ...
Summer is the time for family gatherings, and we recently spent a weekend in North Dakota for a reunion of the descendants of my husband’s mother’s family. There were 11 children in the family… not what I would consider too small. Being an only child, I can’t even imagine it. Needless to say, it ...

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