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“Winter is Coming”

With kids heading back to school and holiday decorations taking place of back to school items, it is only a matter of time before old man winter is upon us.  Here are some home help tips to consider when packing away the summer items.   Clean the gaps between your deck boards Check all weather strips and caulk around windows and doors Clean your garbage disposal by grinding up cups of ice cubes Pour a gallon of water down unused drains, including floor drains Drain half of your water heater Give your furnace a 24 hour test run Clean out...
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Election and Mortgage Rate

With the presidential election only a few months away, buyers and sellers are wondering what will happen with the mortgage rates.  Will the go up or will they drop as many economists are forecasting.  This is a very common question and a number of stories and studies have been written and published regarding this relation, and all of the studies show that the presidential election has no direct affect on the mortgage industry.  However%

A Record Year!

There has been a lot of talk about real estate values surpassing the 2006 record, but a lot of information is being left out.  For instance you hear little or no discussion about average days on market, inventory levels, pending sales, or if we are in a balanced market or a lopsided one.  Now I could go into great detail but I think the article written by Aubray Erhardt sums it up more effectively then I could.  So if you are thinking about selling, purchasing, or have general concerns or questions, I would highly reccomeend you reading Erhardt’s article: Ten...
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Breaking ground in “The Grove”

Ryan Companies US, Inc and Park Nicollet have broken ground on a 26,000 square foot medical building in Maple Grove which is the first addition of a planned 600,000 square foot addition to the North Memorial campus. Other additions planned for the 200 acre development site, “The Grove” shopping district, will also include a Target, Home Depot; and a 138,000 square foot strip mall.  For more information please visit RyanCompanies.com.