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Preparing your Minneapolis House for Sale? Buy Some WD-40!

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Preparing your Minneapolis House for Sale? Buy Some WD-40!

Thinking of selling your Minneapolis house? Shine up that kitchen with WD-40! Are you trying to clean up your Minneapolis home and prepare it for sale? Here’s an email that was forwarded to me by a close friend. I just had to share it with you. Perhaps you have some difficult home repairs or tough […]

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A Helpful Financing Program for Minneapolis Home Buyers

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 16, 2008 0 Comments

Here is a letter that came to me from a knowedgeable Minneapolis area loan officer. It explains a program that will be helpful to Minneapolis home buyers who might have difficulty coming up with cash to close. I thought it would be worth sharing with you: Kermit, The Nehemiah program is a non profit program […]

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Would a novel idea for commercial real estate financing work for residential real estate?

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Would a novel idea for commercial real estate financing work for residential real estate?

High-flying commercial real estate tycoon Robert Meurer has plenty of common sense.

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Minnesota Greenstar

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 31, 2008 0 Comments

Gas is over three dollars a gallon. Prices on everything are going up. Even prices on fresh meat are soaring, as the demand for feed corn competes with the demand for corn for ethanol. Minnesota isn’t exactly a cheap place to live, when it comes to energy bills. High energy bills for the cold winters […]

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Top Home Builders for Minneapolis / St. Paul MN Region

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Top Home Builders for Minneapolis / St. Paul MN Region

According to a report released by the MAAR, Lennar was the Minneapolis-St. Paul MN regions top builder for the year 2007. The report was based on a recent survey conducted by the BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities.)

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Do people become Minnesota REALTORS because they can’t hold “real jobs?”

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 7, 2008 2 Comments

Whoah.. I think I just ruffled some feathers. The emails will start pouring in as soon as I hit the “publish button.” It is a fair question, however. Minnesota REALTORS are everywhere.

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Lakeville MN real estate agent has the benefit of twenty years of service with the local police department.

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 30, 2008 0 Comments
Lakeville MN real estate agent has the benefit of twenty years of service with the local police department.

If Tom Hakala is telling you about real estate and neighborhoods in Lakeville, you better listen up. Does Tom know

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What is “Cob?”

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What is “Cob?”

Does it ever seem to you like the old solutions are really the best solutions? After years of promoting the use of baby formula, we find that breast milk is healthier. After decades of trans-fats, we discover that natural fats are better. Hanging your clothes out on a line leaves a smaller carbon footprint than […]

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Mushrooms, Dirt, and Straw. The “New” Home Construction Materials.

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 28, 2008 1 Comment

You might have thought we covered all of the strangest and most creative “green” home construction techniques in the last post. But truth is stranger than fiction, and exciting ideas for environmentally friendly housing come from ancient methods and

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Elements of a “Green” Home. Part One.

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 26, 2008 0 Comments

“Green” home construction topics are hot items in the blogosphere these days. Even celebrities and politicians are popping up in these discussions. For example, Eva Longoria Parker is using recycled wood and installing solar panels. Brad Pitt’s Sustainable Design Competition is taking place in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. Even George Bush

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