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?
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?
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?
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!
After a crazy ride in real estate the last few years, it’s finally slowing down. Inventory, while still historically very low, is starting to build up as rates climb, making buyers more cautious with the current economy. Yes, homes are … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Reduced Listings in MN
You’ve seen them around town and probably thought, OMG, those are adorable! What a great idea! These birdhouse-shaped boxes are part of a global book-sharing movement called “Little Free Libraries.” How do you get one? What does it cost? And…does it … Continue reading How Do I Start a Little Free Library?