Here you will find information about living in the Twin Cities. I'll post news and updates that affect residents in Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska and Minnetonka.
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Fall is a great time to think about doing some painting. If you buy 4 or more gallons of Benjamin Moore Regal® interior paint then you can send in for a $25 gift card from Pottery Barn. Be sure and ask the salesperson for the mail in redemption form and once sent in you should receive your gift...
The most expensive house on the market in Minnesota, that's what. It's called Thistledor and it sits on Brackett's Point, a peninsula jutting out into Lake Minnetonka. It was listed at $18 million when it first went up for sale in April. Now the price is $14.9 million. The estate, being sold a...
Everyday I pass over this stretch of road on my way in or out of my neighborhood. It always makes me laugh. You see in Minnesota we have two seasons, winter and road construction. I always wonder if the road crew was just having a bad day or did they actually plan to do this just for fun or to...
10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers Be picky, but don’t be unrealistic. There is no perfect home. You may have to compromise. Do your homework before you start looking. Decide specifically what features you want in a home and which are most important to you. Get your finances in order. Review yo...
For one day only museums across the country will join with The Smithsonian and offer free admission to visitors. On September 30th Mill City Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota History Center will open their doors for free admission. Enjoy the day!.
We are all very familiar with the Parade of Homes in the Fall & Spring. But October 3rd & 5th are designated Parade of Schools days at the Osseo School District. It provides the community an opportunity to see the improvements to the facilities and observe staff and students engaged in learning...
It's back! And it's contagious. So how do you know you have it? Do you find yourself painting slogans in red or blue on your body. Or how about buying Homer Hankies and wave them wildly. If you get into the Metrodome you will find yourself screaming and cheering until your voice is scratchy ...
Yesterday the Minnesota Attorney General's Office announced indictments against IPM Realty and owners Joe Cole and Jim Abbott.The Investment Properties of Minnesota program offered the opportunity to own real estate by loaning money to IPM Realty through their Private Loan Program (PLP). The PLP...
Recently a female homeseller in Minneapolis was approached by a man stating he was a realtor and wanted to preview her home for a buyer. The homeowner let the man into her home and was then raped. If your home is for sale, please do not allow anyone in without an appointment made through your B...
Saturday night a sudden, deadly tornado struck in Rogers taking the life of a ten year old girl named Jaymi Wendt. It happened so quickly that the sirens weren't sounded. Although there was a tornado watch, it caught many be suprise. Perhaps if more people knew about the NOAA weather radios (N...