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Home Repair/Reno Connections

Home Repair/Reno Connections

Leverage my list and find a trustworthy pro! Last month, I shared recommendations for some of my favorite go-to financial folks. This month, as we start to visualize spring—and the projects we want...

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Money/Finance Connections

Money/Finance Connections

Leverage my list and find a trustworthy pro! One of the things I enjoy most in life is connecting good people with other good people. Being a matchmaker, so to speak – not just between buyers and...

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Multiple offer mania!

Multiple offer mania!

As you’ve probably heard, buying a house right now is a little bit crazy-town. Inventory in the Twin Cities in February was down 14% from 2018, ushering in another spring of multiple offers,...

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Ready, Set, Sell!

Ready, Set, Sell!

Spring is here. How do I know? The rain, for one thing. Baseball on the radio, for another. And of course, listing frenzy. After the winter we’ve had, more than one friend has said, “That’s it! I’m...

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Polar Vortex 2019

Polar Vortex 2019

How did your home fare during the sub zero plunge? I had amazing frost patterns on my windows. Fortunately, they were on the outside; many people experienced frost on the inside of panes, and frozen...

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House Decluttered: The More of Less

House Decluttered: The More of Less

Buyers usually call me only when they’re ready to buy, but sellers usually call 3 to 6 months, sometimes even a year, before they actually want to sell. They usually say that they want to have time...

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Is Downsizing For You?

Is Downsizing For You?

Have the kids finally flown the coop? Want to spend more time quality time with your family and friends than your vacuum cleaner? Love to travel? There are a lot of reasons to down-size, and the...

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Let’s Talk Dogs

Let’s Talk Dogs

I’m a dog person. This is not to say I am not fond of cats—actually, I love them dearly—but my two rescue pups are my heart.   Why does this matter? If you’re looking for a home to share with the...

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Jump in, First-Time Home Buyers!

Jump in, First-Time Home Buyers!

Do you spend hours on Zillow or Trulia, endlessly bookmarking homes you never actually go and see? Does the thought of discussing your finances make you want to reach for a bag of chips and the...

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Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing...

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