Real Estate

Prospective homebuyers should understand challenges due to COVID-19

Homeowners know that the process of buying a home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. The anxiety associated with buying a home has hit new heights during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Historically low interest rates and limited inventory has made 2020 an especially unique time to buy a home. it’s also a competitive and potentially expensive time […]

Loan program offers options for homeowners in northern Minnesota

The Rehabilitation Loan Program (RLP) helps low-income homeowners finance home repair projects that directly affect the home’s safety, livability, energy efficiency and accessibility. Examples of projects may include: • Electrical wiring• Furnace or boiler replacement • Windows and doors• Siding and roofing• Plumbing• Septic system upgrades• Water heater• Mold and radon mitigation• Lead-based paint hazards The financing is a deferred […]

Simple strategies to meet the neighbors after moving

A lot goes into building safe, strong communities. While no single factor can be highlighted as more important than another in regard to building strong communities, a willingness on the part of residents to connect with their neighbors can greatly benefit local neighborhoods and the people who call those communities home. According to Mental Health America, a community based nonprofit […]

Gorgeous trends in green home design

An eco-friendly home offers many benefits. Besides reducing your carbon footprint and being better for the environment, you can save lots of money on your energy bills in the long run. Plus, many of the latest trends are simply beautiful. Here are some to consider for your next home or remodel: Bamboo materials: Bamboo is a renewable resource that can […]

5 outdoor projects that add value to your home

Exterior renovations can enhance the appearance of a property and make it more enjoyable for homeowners. Certain renovations have the potential to add value to a home, while others may do the opposite. Learning which one have the largest return on investment can help homeowners select features that will have the most positive impact. Curb appeal goes a long way […]

Options abound when shopping for home siding

Replacing exterior siding is a significant improvement project

The choice of siding is a significant decision worthy of careful consideration.Home improvement projects run the gamut from minor repairs to complete overhauls. Replacing exterior siding is one of the most significant home improvement projects homeow… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Homeowners can conserve water during droughts and dry weather periods

Drought and dry conditions in summer highlight the importance of conserving water.Weather can be unpredictable. Carefully developed plans for days spent in the great outdoors can be derailed by unexpected rainstorms, while sudden bursts of sunshine c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to remove mildew from your home’s siding and exterior structures

Homeowners want their residences to look inviting inside and out. Part of keeping an attractive property involves addressing issues that can compromise not only the appearance of a home, but even its integrity. People who live in regions with high hu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Home office must-haves include good lighting, quiet, and electrical outlets

Home office capabilities became a big priority in 2020. Designing such spaces can be fun and easy.Remote work has been around for many years, though it certainly picked up steam in 2020. In an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COV… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Some homeowners facing hardship due to COVID-19 can get help

31 financial institutions will provide mortgage-relief options

Minnesota families have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 2, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a commitment by 31 Minnesota financial institutions to provide mo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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