December 3, 2019

Attention, 2019 Minnesota Home Buyers! Homestead Filing Deadline is Dec. 15

[Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.  If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] Heads up, 2019 Minnesota home buyers! Anyone who purchased an owner-occupied property in Minnesota in 2019 — and occupied the property...
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“Smart Gum” vs. “Dumb(?) Gum”

“Trying to stem declining gum sales, Mondelez and other gum makers are coming up with formulas that they say convey additional benefits. Trouble sleeping? There is a gum for that. Other new chewing gums purport to boost energy, alleviate headaches and stimulate weight loss.” –“Chew on This: Gum That Promises to Help You Sleep and...
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Point(s) of Maximum Vulnerability in a Home Sale

Multiple Offers, Momentum Shifts, etc. Unbeknownst to laymen, there is a predictable ebb and flow in the course of each housing transaction, whereupon each side is most (and least) vulnerable to the other. For a Buyer, the point of maximum vulnerability comes early: that would be after they have verbally come to terms to buy...
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