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The January Monthly Skinny

February 2, 2012

The January Monthly Skinny will show you where the Twin Cities real estate market has been and where it is heading.

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

February 1, 2012

Spring is just around the corner and with the mild winter we have been having spring fever is already starting!  Maybe you are going to put your home on the market or perhaps you just want to spruce up your home for spring.  I have a few simple fairly inexpensive tips to help you do just that!

    • After all the wind, dirt and grime of winter you home could probably use a good power washing.  If you don’t own a power washer you can rent one.  You can do your entire house or just the areas that really show like the front porch, deck and patio.
    • The gutters.  Most of us cleaned out the leaves at the end of fall but even so, things find there way into the gutters over the winter, so give them a quick cleaning.
    • See if your home needs paint.  Maybe some of the trim is chipping, or your garage door or front door could could use a fresh coat of paint.  After power washing you are set to paint.
    • Wash the windows! You will be amazed how bright your home will be inside with shiny clean windows.  Do the inside and outside and if you are putting up screens, make sure and wash those as well.
    • Mulch is a simple item that can really spiff up the appearance.  Put out a fresh layer on top of the old weathered mulch from years past and you will be amazed.
    • Add some potted plants with pretty flower to give a fresh, homey appearance.

With a little time and effort your home will be ready for spring and summer!

Building Permits Are Up

January 31, 2012

Right now it is looking like 2012 is on the way to an increase in new construction as building permits are up!  Estimates say that we may see a 10-12% increase in new construction this year which would be great news!  In January, Minneapolis led the way with the number of building permits issued followed by St. Paul, Hudson, WI, Eagan and Maple Grove.  Click here for more.

Welcome to my new website

January 18, 2012

If you were in love with my old website, no worries, my new website has all the same features and more.  Welcome to my new website!  The biggest notable change is that my new site is mobile friendly.  You will now be able to view my website on your phone or tablet when you are on the go! My website is a useful tool for buyers, sellers and those that just need information on real estate related topics.  Stay abreast of the current real estate trends on my home page blog, use my resource list to find services in the metro area, if you are relocating to Minnesota you will find useful tips under the relocation tab and my Minnesota blog provides insight into life in Minnesota, I provide information on Short Sales and Foreclosures whether you need to sell or want to buy, if you need information on schools or communities I have links to many useful websites that can answer your questions or maybe you are just wondering what your home is worth these days, I have a complimentary CMA form.  As always I have my listings and a property search tool.  Welcome to my new website – enjoy!