Smart Meters Coming to Minneapolis

I can't tell you the number of times I have been driving in Minneapolis trying to find a parking spot that doesn't have a coin meter because I forgot to bring quarters to feed the machine. It never fails that I then have no choice but to park with a meter, and pray I can be

The Wrong Reason to Buy a House

We all have different reasons for buying a house. Some have to do with relocation, economics, familia status. Others just want to stop paying a landlord or catch the American dream of home ownership. But with the economy and housing market screeching to a halt the last two years, some buyers are worried that housing  prices are

The Ugly New Wing of the Swedish Institute

I was reading the Star Tribune today when I came across an article about the American Swedish Institute's architectural design for the new $21.5 Million expansion and renovation they are planning. Now, I understand the trend in Minneapolis is to make every new building "modern" with some outrageous angular design that only an architect

Divorce in Real Estate

I think one of the hardest things to hear when I speak to someone concerning real estate is that a couple has to sell due to divorce. Being married myself, I can't imagine getting to that point, but I have lived through it with my parents, and understand how much divorce upsets a family. It

Monthly Realtor Market Update – May

Each month the Minneapolis Association of Realtors creates a market update video to let us know in general how the real estate market is doing in the Twin Cities. Sometime the news is good, sometimes, not so good. Play it to see what this past month holds!