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
In the hopes to streamline FHA risks associated with the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (also known as MMI), HUD has put out three possible changes to the lending process in the hopes of making home ownership more "sustainable". Earlier in the year they proposed stepsto manage risk and boost reserves, now FHA is proposing to
Many of the baby boomers that are retiring are looking to new construction homes or homes that can easily be modified to fit their aging needs. While many of the homes built around Minneapolis and St. Paul are perfect for those with families, their amenities fall short for those who need more lifestyle conscious homes.
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
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
Probably the thing I hate most to do is give a seller bad news about the value of their home. They call me to find out what there home is worth because they need to sell, having high expectations and the belief that THEY know the true value of their home. I am just being
I have to say that I love Minnesota for the variety of wildflowers that can be found in the woods and prairies that drape the Twin Cities landscape. My love of gardening had me venturing out a year or so ago and creating a garden blog called " the Minnesota Garden". I get
Throughout the Twin Cities, and especially in Minneapolis and Saint Paul which have the highest number of vacant homes, it is bound to happen that uninvited guests might take it upon themselves to utilize your vacant property. Those less fortunate souls, either out of a job or out of a home, decide it is ok
While the tax credit has expired for most buyers, military families should know that they are still eligible for the $8000 first time home buyer's credit or the $6500 credit for current homeowners if they meet certain criteria. Members of the uniformed services, members of the Foreign Service and employees of the intelligence
If you want to check out a beautiful cemetery, then visit the Lakewood Cemetery between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. It also has a lot of famous people buried there that helped put the Twin Cities on the map.