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?
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
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?
You may have heard this term in real estate, but what does it mean? Simply put, homestead is a program to reduce property taxes for owners who also occupy their homes. It reduces the taxable market value of the property … Continue reading Homestead: What Does It Even Mean?
Right now, inventory is picking up, but there’s still not enough supply to meet demand. With buyers fighting it out over limited homes, many have turned towards new construction for a variety of reasons. Here are some reasons you might … Continue reading Is New Construction The Way To Go?
Your neighbor’s house is finally for sale and they are having an open house on Saturday. You’ve always wanted to see the inside of their home…now is your chance, right? Just show up at the open house and check it … Continue reading Open House Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts!