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Hate yard work? We have 7 ideas for you!

House Logic has tips for those of us who would rather enjoy a drink in the backyard than groom the lawn or raise award winning roses: Use Rocks for Interesting Landscape Features – no mowing required! Add a Rain Garden … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Cities – Baseball, music arts in Lowertown St Paul

Are you looking at relocating to the Twin Cities? Or maybe you have some friends you would like to entice to the area? We’re going to feature some of our summer highlights to help you show off our community. St … Continue reading

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Summer is here – get outside and make your home’s exterior shine!

Summer in Minnesota has been slow to arrive but it’s Memorial weekend and the weather predictions are pretty good. The trouble is how to balance being outside with being productive. We have some suggestions based on recent articles from HouseLogic… … Continue reading

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What do you look for at an Open House? Wear and tear

We’ve asked our home buyer agents what they look for at an open house. Today’s response comes from Claire Bastien – “When viewing a home, I look for signs to see if the seller either maintained or neglected items on … Continue reading

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What do you look for at an Open House? Welcoming

We’ve asked our home buyer agents what they look for at an open house. Today’s response comes from Leone Fisher – “What I look for first is the condition of the front door and how ‘welcoming’ the approach to the … Continue reading

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What do you look for at an Open House? Exterior and landscaping

We’ve asked our home buyer agents what they look for at an open house. Today’s response comes from Renei Schmitz – “When I attend an open house, the first thing I look at is the exterior of the home landscaping. … Continue reading

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MayDay Parade: a glimpse into Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis

Looking for something fun to do around the Twin Cities this weekend? Consider checking out the Heart of the Beast MayDay Festival in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park. It starts with a parade that leads to a festival by Powderhown Lake where … Continue reading

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Art in Bloom – how Minneapolis gets spring to come despite the weather

It’s true this year was an easy winter and we’ve had some gorgeous spring days – going back to March. But winter is keeping a strong hold with a few snowflakes on Friday and rain expected tomorrow. Do you know … Continue reading

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Yardwork? First do no harm!

HouseLogic recently posted 8 ways that homeowners unintentionally trashed their yards… Not Following Product Instructions Misusing Fertilizer Not Watering Grass Deep Enough Cutting Grass Too Short Overusing Weed Killer Trimming Limbs and Branches the Wrong Way Putting Plants Too Close … Continue reading

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Focus less on saving money to focus more on saving your home

We all know some old wives’ tales that we swear by – for example nail polish will stop a run in your tights! But there are a few wives’ tales that can actually hurt you and when it comes to … Continue reading

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