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How to Design an Amazing Outdoor Space for Your Home

The summer months in the Twin Cities is a great time to make some changes to your outdoor space. Designing an outdoor space that you’ll look forward to spending time in doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. The essential elements for a beautiful outdoor area are the same at any price point. Define the Living Area Regardless of the size of your space, define the living area through the use of patios, decks and/or furniture. Landscape  Use landscaping and pots to add color and texture to your space. You might want to use seasonal plants for color as well as…

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Downtown St Paul: A Dog-Friendly Neighborhood

Buying a condo in dog-friendly Lowertown or Downtown St Paul? Here’s what awaits you and your buddy. An Off-Leash Play Park: Lowertown Dog Park Are you looking for dog park in the downtown St Paul area? Here’s a great one to try. A prized St Paul off-leash dog park, it’s fenced, with a dry and comfortable wood-chip terrain. The water fountain’s on when the weather is warm. People love the folks, the dogs, the community dog toys, and the location near CHS Field. Find the park at 386 Broadway. Check it out online to plan your visit. A Trusted Dog Walking…

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5 Tips to Selling a Condo or a Home with Tenants

Selling a condo, a townhome, or a home  involves the basics of preparing the condo or the home and allowing access to potential buyers. When the property is still occupied by tenants, the process can become more complicated. Tenants in the middle of a move can find it difficult or even burdensome to keep the home in show-ready condition and allowing access to the condo or the home is certainly a disruption to their home life. Fortunately, by following a few simple tips, you can minimize the impact on the current tenants while still selling the property for the best possible…

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Twin Cities Real Estate: Home Buying Process

Buying a condo, townhome, or a single-family home in the Twin Cities might seem like a huge undertaking. It’s not something you do every day, so you might not know what to expect. Do not worry. Most buyers don’t. Learning the home buying process can take the mystery out of buying a new home and allow you to approach each step with confidence. 1. Identify your real estate agent and mortgage loan consultant; these professionals will be your guides through the process 2. Get a loan pre-approval; learn your budget and terms 3. Go house-hunting 4. Submit an offer to…

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Most Popular Flooring Trends in 2019

Flooring is one of the best ways to give your Twin Cities condo, townhouse or single-family home an update. Today, there are more innovative and durable options for floors than ever before. 2019 design trends are seeing a wide variety of new materials and styles which can interest and warmth while providing a much longer lifecycle than ever before. Here are a few of the most popular flooring products: • Fumed Wood Flooring: Unlike stained wood, a fuming treatment allows the grain to color through an ammonia treatment. This gives the wood a rich color with less damage. • Bleached…

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6 Tips: Setting Up Your Minneapolis-St Paul Condo & Loft Investments

Investing in Twin Cities condo or loft properties can be lucrative, and there are numerous opportunities for a potential return on investment. 1. Buying a condo? Be Sure the HOA Allows Rentals. Most Twin Cities homeowners’ associations limit the number of rental condos. Most require that a certain ratio be owner-occupied. Often, this is to qualify for FHA pre-approval as well as to satisfy the board and current owners. Speak with the property manager to learn the rules and the current situation. 2. Buy Low—or Transfer a Current Lease Agreement. With money up front, you can obtain a low-priced unoccupied condo…

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Build Your Twin Cities New Home or Buy A Resale?

Who hasn’t dreamed of building their dream home from scratch? From the perfectly designed kitchen to the expansive master bedroom suite, it’s an appealing idea to create the perfect home for you and your family. But is building a new home really the right decision for you? There are benefits and drawbacks for both new construction and buying a resale home. Building a New Home The biggest advantage of building a home is that everything is new. While you envision everything perfectly, that’s not always feasible. Building codes, lot restrictions and financial limitations could cause you to compromise more than…

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Easy Landscaping Ideas for Your Twin Cities Home

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal.” You don’t need to have a green thumb to make some simple changes to your yard which will delight your potential buyers. A weekend project is all you need to make these easy landscaping and yard changes. • Add color; seasonal flowers in pots by the front door or beds in the front yard add brightness to the home • Native plants; create a lower maintenance environment with native plants who thrive in your area • Outdoor lighting; with so many solar options, it’s easy to add a glow • Garden accents; fountains, benches…

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Benefits of an Open House for Your Twin Cities Condo, Townhome, or Single-Family Home

The benefits of open houses have been debated in the real estate community for years now. While it’s true that most condos, townhomes, and single-family homes in the Twin Cites are sold by property showings, there are good reasons for holding open houses. The first criticism of the open house is the lookie loo. . So what? The point of an open house is to get people into your home. They might know others that are looking for a condo or a home, or sometimes they don’t realize they are ready to move until they see what they want. We…

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