July 15, 2014

Versailles-in-Edina? Not Exactly

How Many Square Feet is THAT?!? At first blush, the home pictured above looks like it has something like 30,000 finished square feet, not the relatively puny 4,400 FSF listed on MLS — and is worth A LOT more than the $2.15M asking price (even in the affordable Midwest, genuinely palatial digs cost more than that). Looking more closely,...
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Bad Vibrations: Damage Caused By Road Construction

Does the earth-moving equipment used in road construction create home-damaging vibration? That seems to be the concern in a certain neighborhood near Cedar Lake in Minneapolis (OK, mine). I don’t know how you (easily) prove it, but I know that lots of my (irate) neighbors are fed up with road repairs now spanning three summers,...
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“Cold in July”

Record Twin Cities Cold Snap Coincides With Baseball All-Star Game Unfortunately, “Cold in July” isn’t just the name of an obscure new movie. Depending on your definition of cold — mine is needing a sweater in the Summer — the last few days in the Twin Cities definitely qualify (overnight lows have been in the 50’s.)...
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