Most Popular Flooring Trends in 2019

Flooring is one of the best ways to give your Twin Cities condo, townhouse or single-family home an update. Today, there are more innovative and durable options for floors than ever before. 2019 design trends are seeing a wide variety of new materials and styles which can interest and warmth while providing a much longer lifecycle than ever before. Here are a few of the most popular flooring products: • Fumed Wood Flooring: Unlike stained wood, a fuming treatment allows the grain to color through an ammonia treatment. This gives the wood a rich color with less damage. • Bleached…

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Minneapolis St Paul Condos & Lofts Living

6 Tips: Setting Up Your Minneapolis-St Paul Condo & Loft Investments

Investing in Twin Cities condo or loft properties can be lucrative, and there are numerous opportunities for a potential return on investment. 1. Buying a condo? Be Sure the HOA Allows Rentals. Most Twin Cities homeowners’ associations limit the number of rental condos. Most require that a certain ratio be owner-occupied. Often, this is to qualify for FHA pre-approval as well as to satisfy the board and current owners. Speak with the property manager to learn the rules and the current situation. 2. Buy Low—or Transfer a Current Lease Agreement. With money up front, you can obtain a low-priced unoccupied condo…

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Build Your Twin Cities New Home or Buy A Resale?

Who hasn’t dreamed of building their dream home from scratch? From the perfectly designed kitchen to the expansive master bedroom suite, it’s an appealing idea to create the perfect home for you and your family. But is building a new home really the right decision for you? There are benefits and drawbacks for both new construction and buying a resale home. Building a New Home The biggest advantage of building a home is that everything is new. While you envision everything perfectly, that’s not always feasible. Building codes, lot restrictions and financial limitations could cause you to compromise more than…

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Easy Landscaping Ideas for Your Twin Cities Home

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal.” You don’t need to have a green thumb to make some simple changes to your yard which will delight your potential buyers. A weekend project is all you need to make these easy landscaping and yard changes. • Add color; seasonal flowers in pots by the front door or beds in the front yard add brightness to the home • Native plants; create a lower maintenance environment with native plants who thrive in your area • Outdoor lighting; with so many solar options, it’s easy to add a glow • Garden accents; fountains, benches…

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Benefits of an Open House for Your Twin Cities Condo, Townhome, or Single-Family Home

The benefits of open houses have been debated in the real estate community for years now. While it’s true that most condos, townhomes, and single-family homes in the Twin Cites are sold by property showings, there are good reasons for holding open houses. The first criticism of the open house is the lookie loo. . So what? The point of an open house is to get people into your home. They might know others that are looking for a condo or a home, or sometimes they don’t realize they are ready to move until they see what they want. We…

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Benefits of a Twin Cities Private Home Inspection

One of the most important aspects to buying a new Twin Cities home or a condo is the private home inspection. While that might seem like an obvious statement, the truth is that real estate agents often find themselves explaining the value of electing a private home inspection during the buying process. What can you expect from a home inspection? A good inspection should take several hours and your inspector will do a thorough investigation of the major systems. This will include health and safety issues as well as the major systems and appliances. Depending on the qualifications of the…

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Tricks to Stage Your Minneapolis-St Paul Condo or Home For Less

If you are ready to put your Twin Cities condo or home on the market, you already know that how it looks can make a significant difference in the sales price. If you are on a budget and don’t want to hire a professional stager, there are still some changes you can make which will create a big impact. • Declutter; pack up extra “everything.” Remove anything you don’t absolutely need from every room, closet and cupboard. A cluttered closet looks small and uninviting. • Replace curtains, bedding and towels with light neutral colors to make the room look larger…

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Want verses Needs When Buying a Twin Cities Condo or a Home – Learning the Difference

One of the first questions that a real estate agent will ask new buyers is, “What do you want in your new condo or home”? It might seem like an easy question to answer, but identifying your “wants’ from your “needs” is an important aspect of home seeking. Needs A need is something that is truly essential to how you and/or your family live. For instance, if you have a family of four, you truly can’t live in a studio-style condo or loft; bedrooms become a real need in house hunting. By contrast, while having an acre of land would…

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Determining the Right Paint Finish for your Minneapolis-St Paul Condo or Home

Paint is one of the easiest ways to change the feel of an interior room – or even the exterior of a home. A fresh coat of paint in a trendy color can update a room in an instant. Choosing the color is only one aspect of picking the right paint; the finish or sheen is also important to the look and feel of the space. Flat Finish  Flat finishes are exactly like it sounds – flat. There is no sheen at all. Today’s matte finishes reflect rich tones and are much more luxurious than the dull finishes of the…

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