Why do birds flock?

Happy Earth Day Today's realtor class was on Home Energy. Our Fresh Energy speaker covered aspects of a home that relate to its use of energy. A homeowners utility bills are their #3 expense when it comes to owning a home. Asking questions about a home prior to purchase can help prepare a homeowner. Looking... Continue Reading →

SW Mpls Suburbs – Stats

Eden Prairie, Bloomington & Minnetonka March 2019 -  Change in… New Listing Closed Sales Median Sales Price Eden Prairie -8.3% -24.4% 2.2% Bloomington 19.1% -11% 7.3% Minnetonka 20.4 -7.5 6.9% Good news for buyers in Bloomington & Minnetonka who are seeing an increase in new listings year over year. The spring snow perhaps is partially... Continue Reading →

Spring = deck repair/maintenance

Over the years we have replaced all boards, posts/footings and now stairs on our deck. When doing the posts my husband realized they were quite rotten only once they were removed and replaced. Our steps are now in a more convenient location and have 2 strong railings.

Inspection related requests

Buyers in a sellers market - asking for a fix post inspection... You have won a house in multiple offers and are now moving forward with the inspection. You know a used home won't be "perfect" but you have a good idea of the home condition. Let's say you find a significant issue during inspection... Continue Reading →


IT CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR MORE $$$ & PROVIDE USEFUL INSIGHTS Meeting buyers & neighbors can provide useful info to the sellers. Questions raised at an OH can be answered online for other buyers. Praised items can become featured online more prominently. An OH can also help in a snow storm. Hosting an OH... Continue Reading →

Spring Safety – Egress/Window wells

Walk around your home looking for safety concerns. Here's an egress window cover I saw yesterday in Eagan. Not attached to allow person to push it up or rescue person can quickly remove. Will hopefully keep bunnies, turtles and others from misstepping. Attach gutter extensions & sign up for yard waste disposal can. Happy spring.

New Construction – Before you buy….

Take time to consider... If you are considering new construction take time to evaluate the development as a whole.  Some questions are detailed below.  You may have more leverage being one of the first lots sold but you also will be living in a noisy neighborhood for a while.  Some developments may take more or... Continue Reading →

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