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Green Apps for Your Home

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:03pm. 431 Views, 0 Comments.

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Many products claim to be green, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re eco-friendly. GoodGuide uses your phone’s camera to scan bar codes, then gives you the real green info on that product from the app’s database, which contains more than 90,000 products. Whether you’re shopping for appliances, cleaning products, food, and other items for your home, GoodGuide gives you a rating on that product’s impact on your health, environment, and community.  Read more:

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Help lower your monthly bills by identifying how much energy your appliances use. Set your profile by identifying the square footage of your house, the typical temperature inside your home, how many people live there, and the cost per kilowatt hour in your…

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River Bluff Dr, Eagan under $85K

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 5:53pm. 356 Views, 0 Comments.

3BR, 2 BA Move -in ready! Incredible opportunity to get into a great floorplan featuring 3 BR, 2 Bath, attached garage and nice development with outstanding shared amenities! Sellers willing to consider Contract for Deed, see this one in person before its gone!  CHECK IT OUT

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New Condo Listing in Minneapolis $124K

Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 6:09pm. 327 Views, 0 Comments.

1_200Beautiful Historic Condo next to Nicollet Field/MLK Park.  Newly converted interior.

Upon entering this home, you'll immediatly notice the barrel ceiling in the foyer and the door archways.  At that point you'll realize there isn't a single thing you'll need to upgrade.  Its all been completed for you!

The living room features hardwood floors, windows on two sides, build in media area and plenty of space.  Walking through the arched doorway into the dining area, there is another oversized window and continuation of the hardwood floors.  From there, you'll see the totally remodeled kitchen, with slate tiled floors, new glass subway tiled backsplach, granite counter tops, an undermount stainless steel sink, and all stainless steel appliances,…

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#1 Satisfaction Award by Home Buyers and Home Sellers: J. D. Power & Associates

Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 2:05pm. 512 Views, 0 Comments.

We're proud to be part of the nation's #1 Top Rated Real Estate firm by J. D. Power and Associates for this year!  Study was based on over 3800 evaluations and measures opinions of home buyers and sellers.

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Gutter Helmet

Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 3:50pm. 578 Views, 0 Comments.

Although you may have missed avoiding the mess of cleaning out the leaves from your gutters, its not too late to install heat strips and/or tapes to your roofing to avoid the nasty ice dams we've seen the past two winters.  A great solution from "Gutter Helmet" allows the heat strips to be hidden in channels underneath the helmet.  Not only do you avoid the leave debris in your gutters... but also the damage caused by ice dams in the spring.  Check it out at www.gutterhelmet.com

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Design Your Decor

Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 3:46pm. 398 Views, 0 Comments.

Choose window treatments, bedding, furniture, accents with this new online feature at JoAnn.com/DesignYourDecor

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Great Reasons to Buy a Home

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:45pm. 486 Views, 0 Comments.

If you've been on the fence about homeownership, now is the time to take a leap! Don't let the negative press deter you from one of life's greatest joys.
 

Take a look at five short and sweet reasons that homeownership is great!

1. Equity. When you pay rent, you never see that money again. It is lining the landlord's pocket. Yes, buying a home may come with some hefty initial costs (downpayment, closing costs, inspections), but you will make that money back over time in equity built in the home. Historically, homes appreciate by about 4 to 6 percent a year. Some areas are still experiencing normal appreciation rates. For the areas that have seen harder times since the recession, experts feel that the housing market will recover. Homeownership is…

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HUD Offers REO Homes for $100 Down!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 8:24pm. 363 Views, 0 Comments.

HUD has approved a program aimed at putting foreclosed homes back into the hands of owner-occupant buyers.

In select states (including MN), from now into October of next 2012, buyers need a down payment of only $100 to purchase a HUD-owned REO home.

The buyer must be an owner-occupant, utilizing financing insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Standard FHA underwriting guidelines apply, and the sale must be for the full amount of the current list price.

HUD’s $100 down payment incentive program can also be applied to an FHA 203k loan, which can be used to fund repairs and renovations on the home. The 203k program allows buyers to finance both the mortgage and additional money for rehabilitation needs with a single government-insured loan.

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More affordable to Buy then Rent

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 11:59am. 436 Views, 0 Comments.

Volatile markets and low home sales are colluding to force mortgage rates to historic lows and sellers to mark off home prices, making actual home purchases less expensive than renting in cities across the United States. Buying a home fell below renting costs in 74 percent of the country’s 50 largest cities over July, with 12 percent of cities seeing higher price tags for apartments than for houses, according to real estate Web site Trulia.

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"Virtually" Choose Your Colors... Paint Your Room

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 4:10pm. 654 Views, 0 Comments.

blog-colormatchA fresh coat of paint is a powerful and affordable enhancement to any room. The next time you’re looking for color inspiration, check out Olympic Paint’s free ColorClix software for Windows or OS X, or download the app to your iPhone. With ColorClix, you can grab a color from the gallery or upload your own photo; the app will select paint samples that most closely match the colors in the image. The app will also display complementary colors, with a full spectrum of hues and shades. Add notes and tag colors as favorites. Or create specific room projects and save selected colors to the project folder. Free. PPG Industries; Pittsburgh; 800-441-9695; www.olympic.com/colorclix.

 

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