October 14, 2020

“You Saw It Here First” Dept.

Explaining That Déjà Vu Feeling Reading the Star Tribune At Just 425 Square Feet, Tiny House Near Cedar Lake Hits Market for $400K.” –Star Tribune (Oct. 12, 2020). “Tiny House” Multiple Choice: How Much for This 1922 Minneapolis Home with 1 Bedroom/1 Bath, 400 FSF?” –City Lakes Blog (Oct. 3, 2020). Great minds think alike,...
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Bats in the Attic? Not According to the Seller

“Animal/Insect/Pest Infestation? Check “Yes’ or “No'” [Note to Readers: 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.] Do a cursory search online for “animal control,” “bat removal,” or similar, and you’ll...
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In Praise of Tudor Style Homes: Pro’s (Mostly) and Cons

Tudors aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. The knocks? For starters, at least in the Twin Cities, many Tudors date to the 1920’s and 1930’s. Translation: even if they’re in magnificent condition . . . they’re old. Such Tudors often have formal (vs. open concept) floor plans typical of that era, and ” unless their original hot...
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