Category Archives: Misc

Cozy Coupe Review

What can we say? We’ve known the Cozy Coupe for years, but now it’s gotten a total makeover. In the past, the Cozy Coupe was only offered in one color scheme, the very familiar two-tone yellow over red. This ubiquitous look was seen over and over again, found in every suburban neighborhood, as well asRead More…

Approval Rating

Approval Rating

Wow! The Gallup poll surveys various industries each year for approval ratings, posivite ratings, negative ratings, and more. These ratings can be fun to look at and see what’s going on in the industries. What I find interesting is that the Real Estate industry sits at 23% positive rating. That’s pretty low, and every time IRead More…

Minneapolis voted #35 out of 35!!

Travel and Leisure magazine has ranked 35 of America’s Favorite Cities, and Minneapolis / St. Paul ranked dead last… for Spring Break, that is. 25 degrees and snow isn’t attractive for spring break? Heck the Ice Palace is just starting to melt around the beginning of March. What were they thinking? It’s just about timeRead More…

Lightroom Cropping

When I shoot photos for other agents, I supply the photos in 3 resolutions. The three sizes are as follows: 2880×1920 (a little more than 1/2 resolution of my camera 5184×3456) for print 1280×720 for our broker website 640×480 for MLS Problem is that Lightroom sucks at exporting at 3 different crop ratios and resolutions.Read More…

Outlook Extremely Slow

All day, I’ve been having outlook 2007 problems. It was fine for the past 6 months, and all of a sudden, extremely slow today where I could not use my quad-core laptop. It stopped chrome from accessing the internet! If I killed Outlook, everything returned to normal. After troubleshooting all day (literally 8 hours), IRead More…

5 Pizza Joints in South Minneapolis

5 Pizza Joints in South Minneapolis

Fat Lorenzo’s 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417 (612) 822-2040 Here’s a South Minneapolis classic. Fat Lorenzo’s. Anyone that lives in the Nokomis area knows Fat Lorenzo’s. They are known for their pizzas, hogies, and pasta dishes. I especially like the pasta dishes, namely the Garlic Chicken Alfredo. Established in 1987, they’ve been servingRead More…

5 Barbecue places in South Minneapolis

5 Barbecue places in South Minneapolis

Ted Cook’s 19th Hole Barbecue 2814 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 721-2023 If you’ve never eaten here, you must stop by and give it a try. It’s easily my most favorite rib shack of the bunch on this page. It’s not a restaurant though, only to go.  But the ribs are some ofRead More…

Blue Yeti Mic review

Blue Yeti Mic review

I bought the Blue Yeti to simplify my life. First of all, I have a background in sound, having run concert sound for various types of gigs, ranging from bar bands, to conventions for 2000 people. I have used quite a number of mics and still have a few laying around, including an Audio TechnicaRead More…

Home Sellers can now search for Buyers?

Our company is introducing a VERY COOL new feature! In the next few days, if you own a home, you can now start searching for buyers! We will be diligently working to input our buyers into our system to allow you to search and see if there is a buyer looking for your home. IfRead More…

Funny items in Abstract

Funny items in Abstract

As part of a normal real estate trasaction the buyer and seller will sit down at the closing table to sign over the deed, and for the buyer, the mortgage. We usually have the seller convey the abstract to the buyer, even though the abstract is rarely updated anymore. It’s more for historical fun thanRead More…