February 15, 2021

Sizzling Housing Market Sign #27: “Dear Homeowner” Texts & Emails

Now, THAT’S What I Call Doing Your Legwork Hello, this is Stuart, a private home buyer interested in 42XX 18th Ave. South in Minneapolis. I can put together a buying agreement. Call me at a time that suits.” –Text on my cellphone (2/15/2021). What’s so unusual about the overture (above) that I received this morning?...
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-35º Below Windchill? Time for Ice Cream! (of course)

Why No One’s Rooting For FREE* Ice Cream Once upon a time, people in the Twin Cities knew that when the thermometer dived, ice cream at local favorite Sebastian Joe’s went on sale. So, when the thermometer dipped to -17º below last night, the corresponding discount would be a cool (sorry) 25%, per the chart above....
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“True Minnesotan,” Defined

“Cold Enough For ‘Ya?,” or “Go West North, Young Man” I’m sure that other people have their own preferred definitions of what constitutes a “true Minnesotan” (Growing up knowing how to sheetrock?  Ice skating before you could walk?). But here’s mine: “A true Minnesotan is someone who heads north, not south, whenever they have vacation or a...
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