Real Estate

I change my mind after signing a listing contract; what now?

Senior Legal Line: A legal question & answer line for seniors

  Dear Senior Legal Line: I wanted to downsize by selling my house, so I signed a listing contract with a realtor, but I changed my mind. I told my realtor, but she says that I must sell if she finds a buyer that makes an offer for what I listed… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Pending home sales in the U.S. grew 1.6 percent in August

 Pending home sales increased in August, a welcome rebound after a prior month of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported both month-over-month growth and year-over-year gains in cont… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Learn about septic systems and private wells

Free homeowner education class offered

Free well testing kits will be available at the homeowner education class in Cook on Sept. 30.COOK — The University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health will be providing a free homeowner education class in Cook. The class will be held on … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Home inspections: They can protect you as a buyer

The process of buying a home can be unlike any experience prospective buyers have ever had. After finding a home they like and coming to an agreement on a sale price with the seller, buyers can expect to add many items to their to-do list. One of the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Mr. Brightside DIY tips

There are different solutions for washing your deck


Photo courtesy of unsplash.com.A wood deck is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It can enhance your backyard and be a sanctuary of sorts. But your deck is also exposed to the elements— sun, rain, snow. Dirt gets tracked on it. After a wh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Storage/display opportunities: In furniture and in hidden places

This travel trunk from the 1970s is now a reimagined family heirloom storage trunk that fits well into any room.Finding more space to store and display all the “stuff” used for day-to-day living, as well as life’s pleasures, can be an adventure that … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Explore your hidden treasures…

American Pickers return to MN

New episodes of American Pickers will be filmed in Minnesota in October. Submitted photo.Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Minnesota in October 2019 to film new episodes of the hit series American Pickers. American Pickers is a … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mr. Brightside’s DIY tips How to wash your windows like a pro



Whenever I see someone pull out a bottle of Windex and some paper towels to clean a window, I wince involuntarily. Back some years ago when I did window cleaning on the side, I was that guy. I carried rolls of paper towel or shop towels and a squirt … Please register for a free account or log in below […]

City of Chisholm montage illustrated by Max Thieman.

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Curb appeal adds value

Outdoor remodels and landscaping projects can add valuable curb appeal to homes. The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals agree that certain projects offer significant returns when selling a home. T… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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