July 23, 2012

Nice Basement!

Make That “Lower Level” Some Realtors (and their clients) go nuts over things like built-in buffets, custom mill work, or gorgeous hardwood floors. Personally, I’m a sucker for a spacious, clean-as-a-whistle basement. Like the one in this South Minneapolis home, pictured above. P.S.:  It appears that the owner has spray-painted the ceiling, a smart and...
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Late Summer Stock Market & The Uncertainty Factor

“The Six Week Status Quo?” Just because I don’t predict what’s going to happen in the stock market doesn’t mean I don’t attempt to analyse it. So, here’s my (short-term) analysis: The #1 problem vexing the stock market is the Eurozone crisis. Europe — or at least its decision-making VIP-types — famously go on vacation...
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The 100%, Guaranteed Way to Know There is Another Offer

“Sold, Subject to Inspection” Yes, multiple offers — at least in some neighborhoods and price points — are making a comeback in the Twin Cities housing market today. And yes, at least some would-be Buyers are skeptical that there really is competition for the home they’re interested in. Unfortunately, I only really know one, absolutely...
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McDonald’s Marketing Machine (& Food)

Any Port Name-Brand Restaurant in a Storm I can’t prove it, but I’ve got a hunch that a big slice of McDonald’s’ customers are more than 100 miles away from home. Like us, over the weekend. McDonald’s . . . On the Road Traveling to (kind of) Northern Minnesota to visits friends at their cabin,...
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