Monthly Archives: August 2008

Spanish Revival Style

Minneapolis Spanish House Styles It’s Minna again, and this time I am blogging about my absolute favorite style of house–Spanish Mission.  Well, to be more precise, I will be blogging about the Spanish Revival Style as we do not have many Missions in Minnesota.  Spanish Missions are mainly in California, but we do have someRead More…

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Minneapolis Home There are many factors in determining where or when you buy your first home, but first ask yourself these questions: Do you have a steady source of income (usually a job)? Have you been employed on a regular basis for the last 2-3 years? Is your currentRead More…

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement Did you know that Minnesota Law Stat. 299.51 now requires carbon monoxide detectors within 10 feet of legal bedroom in existing homes? This law was passed last year and required CO detectors in new construction houses last year. But it also put into effect the same requirements for existing houses effectiveRead More…

Little Touchups that Mean Alot

Research Before Buying a House Hi, it’s Minna again, and I am back!  This time, I am blogging about how to sell your house in this tough market.  Many people think they have to totally rehaul their house in order to sell it, but that’s not true.  All it takes is a little bit ofRead More…

Frank Lloyd Wright….Service Station?

Hi, I’m Minna, and I’ll be your guest blogger for the day–I hope you enjoy your stay. Today’s topic is Frank Lloyd Wright’s service station, also called the Lindholm Service Station because it was built for the Lindholm Oil Co., in Cloquet because it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary, and I heard it being discussed on MPR on theRead More…

National Night Out Minneapolis

National Night Out is coming up on the first Tuesday in August. It is a great way to get together with neighbors! This year, the organization that heads up NNO (i didn’t even know there was one), is in the headlines with some controversy. Apparently the president of the charitable organization, National Association of TownRead More…

Green Home Guide

Everybody is talking green, and by green, I don’t mean money. Green is in. It’s the latest thing. The government has gotten into the act by forming ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy.  This program rates different appliances, office equipment, home electronics andRead More…

Smart Renovator Guide

As your agent, my concern for you does not stop at getting you in the front door.  Once you have bought your dream house, you will likely notice that there are a few things that need touching up or a makeover.  Whether you are interested in reselling your home at some point or in stayingRead More…

Smart Buyer Guide

Many times, searching for the perfect house seems to be a daunting task.  There are so many things to consider, including location, surrounding environs, not to mention features of the house.  With all these thoughts racing through your head, it’s easy to overlook one salient fact or another.  The first thing to do is makeRead More…

Smart Seller Guide

There is a lot of information available for the first-time buyer, but not so much for the first-time seller.  If you’ve never sold a house before, it may seem as if everyone is speaking a different language.  There seems to be a million things that need to be done, and so little time in whichRead More…