February 6, 2018

“Long-Time Buyer Need” and Other Real Estate Euphemisms

To be sure, there are some needle-in-the-haystack properties that truly require Buyer — and Buyer’s agent — patience to find. In the Twin Cities, that includes bigger, updated condo’s near the Lakes (the developers are all building luxury apartments); waterfront estates on Lake Minnetonka; and downtown Minneapolis condo’s with views and over 1,500 square feet...
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Stock Market Turmoil: What Comes Next?

Finding Out Who the Naked Swimmers Are “You don’t know who’s swimming naked until the tides goes out.”      —Warren Buffett. When stocks abruptly turn south, there are two kinds of Sellers:  those who want to sell, and those who need to sell. What would make a stock market speculator investor have to sell? I can...
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“Starter Home,” Defined

“Starter home“:  a relatively small, economical house or condominium that meets the requirements of young people buying their first home. My association with “starter home” ” and I’m sure many others’ ” is a small house, usually two Bedrooms (or three very small ones), that may (or may not) be in rough condition. Other popular adjectives:  “cute,”...
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The “Très Magnifique Ceiling” (or is it, “Tray??”)

I’ve got a hunch how ” at least in some people’s minds ” “tray” ceiling became “trey”:  “très” is French for “very” (as in “very beautiful”). From there, it’s just a small step (and single letter) to “trey.” Of course, that’s also how the word sounds phonetically. However, the correct adjective for a recessed ceiling...
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Just Listed: Cedar Lake Charmer!

Where: 2720 Ewing Avenue South in Minneapolis’ Sunset Gables neighborhood. What: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 2-story with just over 1,800 finished square feet. When: listed yesterday (2/5). How much: $575,000. Who: listed by Ross Kaplan, Edina Realty — City Lakes. You’ll love this gorgeous, smartly updated 2-story just southwest of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake. Enjoy great entertaining and relaxing spaces...
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