We all know you can do a Google search, or check Yelp for a restaurant review or Indeed for a local job…but how about diving really deep into a local community? Whether you are looking to get more connected to … Continue reading Best Sources of Southeast MN Local Events and News
If you’ve lived in the Twin Cities metro your entire life, or most of it anyway, you’ve been 20 minutes from a Target, 15 minutes from a Starbucks, and probably 5 minutes away from the closest gas station. You have … Continue reading Is Rural Minnesota Right For You?
Your home is your safe haven, the place you can go that is all yours to escape the chaos of the outside world. But just how safe is your home? There are always risks in life and in your home, … Continue reading Fires, Mold, Theft, Flooding, Tornados, Hail, and More: Is Your Home At Risk?
Buying a home is a huge step toward your long-term financial security. Even if you can start small, it’s still a better idea than renting in many cases. But what if you only qualify for $100k? Can you even buy … Continue reading Can You Buy A House For Under $100,000 In MN?
If you live in an urban or suburban area (like the Twin Cities), look up at the sky and night during a particularly clear evening and you’ll notice something missing – the Milky Way. You can see many stars, constellations, … Continue reading Stargazing And Light Pollution in MN & WI
Hello friends! My first home was a townhome and it was a wonderful first home for a 22-year-old single female, a couple of roommates, and her dog. While I think a townhome can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers … Continue reading Townhome Styles in Minnesota & Wisconsin
What exactly is Radon? Radon is a common, naturally occurring colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside any home. That means, you don’t know you have it in … Continue reading Radon: What Is It And Why Do We Care?
So you are thinking about moving but it’s snowing like crazy and the temperature tomorrow is supposed to drop to a high of -12° tomorrow. Bad idea, right? Not really! While spring is still the hottest home-buying season, serious home … Continue reading Midwest Winters: Are People Still Buying and Selling Homes?
Some homes have basements, some do not – a pretty obvious statement you could say. But do you really need a basement? Why do most homes in MN & WI have basements? After all, we do live in “Tornado ally”, … Continue reading Do I Even Need a Basement in MN or WI?
Do you love old homes? You certainly are not alone. There are books, songs, tv shows, clubs, online groups, non-profit organizations, artwork, and websites devoted to a love of old homes. I love old homes too…the uniqueness, history, and charm … Continue reading Old Houses in MN & WI: Historic or Headache?