Monthly Archives: March 2012

Amazing Video of the Aurora Borealis

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any videos so it’s about time for a new one.  This one is near and dear (sort of anyway) to those of us living in the frigid northlands.  It’s one of the best … Continue reading

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Why Use An Agent to Buy A New House?

So you’re out looking for a house but there just doesn’t seem to be any gently used homes on the market that get your excitement level up.  What to do?  The obvious answer is to go looking at brand new, … Continue reading

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Luxury Properties Marketing

Ever wonder how luxury properties are marketed?  Edina Realty does it with their Exceptional Properties division, composed of specially trained agents who handle homes over $500,000.  Many of these properties are advertised locally in Edina’s Exceptional Properties magazine.  You can … Continue reading

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Repaying First-Time Homebuyer Credit

If you bought your home in 2008, 2009, or 2010 and received a first-time homebuyer credit courtesy of Uncle Sam, you may be required to repay it under certain circumstances.  The IRS has a handy online tool to help you … Continue reading

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Shorts and Coats in Minnesota

So yesterday morning I was sitting in one of my favorite local establishments, Edelweiss Bakery, enjoying coffee and preparing for the first of two early morning business meetings. I think I tend to schedule meetings there just to give me … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Head Higher on Positive Economic Data

Things are looking up for the economy and also on the real estate front.  The bad news is that interest rates for mortgages are responding by going up.  The bad news isn’t all that bad though – for now the … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Wondering…

I was recently asked why I sometimes write about things other than real estate in a primarily real estate website/blog.  Just yesterday I wrote an article about my favorite eye care clinic.  Sometimes I’ll add a video that’s totally unrelated … Continue reading

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Eye 35 (Both of Them) Get the BG Seal of Approval!

So there are not one, but two, Eye 35’s?  And they’re both good?  And, you ask, just what is an Eye 35?? Well, as some of you have already figured out, when I find things that I really like they … Continue reading

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More House for Less Money?

It isn’t often you can buy more of anything for less money but in the case of houses that’s exactly what you can do.  How is this possible, you ask??  It’s all about the economy.  As bad as it might … Continue reading

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Originally posted on minnrealtors:
What to do before selling your home Spring is a busy time for REALTORS®, homeowners and potential buyers. Right now in Minnesota, the newest housing report from the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® shows inventory is down…

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