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

Don’t Squat On Me

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

Dude, Where’s My Tree?

Taking Out the Curb Appeal Hurts Neighborhoods A few weeks ago the city of Farmington surprised residents by taking out around 66 mature trees along city boulevards as a result of their restoration project to the city sewer system. Many of the trees were forty to sixty years old and had formed the story book canopy that