Minnehaha Falls Getting a Face Lift

Starting this month, one of my favorite areas in Minneapolis will begin a year long process of getting a much needed face lift. Minnehaha Falls, located in Minnehaha Park, has been famous every since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made the falls famous a century ago by writing the poem "The Song of Hiawatha". Visitors, like those

Morning Sunrise in Minnesota

I happened to wake up the other day to a beautiful sunrise. It was crisp and chilly and the colors were perfect. Grabbing my camera and running outside in bare feet, I was able to capture the shot just in time. Five minutes later, and it was gone.

The Failure of Home Builders in the Twin Cities

For the last few months, it seems every week I hear of another local builder closing its door, or filing for bankruptcy. The first big one to go down this year was MW Johnson, the 11th largest builder in the state, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June of this year. Even though their

Fall Color is Reaching the Twin Cities

Fall color is creeping into the Minneapolis metro area. You can drive to one town and see tons of color, and then drive five miles away to no color. But no doubt, by the end of next week, the entire area will be brilliant. Fall is my favorite season. So many changes happen, you get

Loring Park in Downtown Minneapolis

On the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis sits Loring Park, a great oasis for all the family to enjoy. The park is surrounded by cathedrals, new condominium developments, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and the Walker Art Center.Created around 1883 by the Board of Park Commissioners and originally named Central Park, the park was renamed in

The Wonderful World of Foreclosures

One of the luxuries agents have when showing vacant homes is that you never quite know what you are going to find when you open the front door. I have a few clients that are looking at investing in some foreclosed homes around the Lake Nokomis area, so needless to say, I have shown quite

Downtown Minneapolis Towers

Monday morning was beautiful with blue sky and lots of natural light. As you can see, the buildings reflect the blue very well, what with all the glass on these architectural towers.To see a few pictures of my approach to Minneapolis, check out my Minneapolis Luxury Real Estate Blog.

Ugliest Architecture in Downtown Minneapolis

I ran across a funny read from the Star Tribune about ugly buildings in downtown. The writers drove around to see what they could find for terrible facades and design. I have to say, I agree with them, I really loath late 60s building design, not to mention most buildings from the 70s. Not an

Lake Living in Minneapolis

Just south of downtown Minneapolis sit multiple lakes for residents to enjoy. Naturally over time, homes have sprung up around the lakes as desirable places to live. Some of the most popular are Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, and Lake Harriet, which string together to the west of I-35W. If you looked east of

Just Let the Kids BE Kids

Sitting down this evening to watch the evening local news, something I rarely have time to do, I heard a story that blows my mind. Apparently there is a school in Minneapolis that has implemented a policy for their elementary school of "No Touching" on the playground. The new rule pertains to the games of