City Lakes Blog

“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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That’s it for 2020 . . . in January!! (Huh?!?)

“One Post Every Two Weeks” vs.  . . . Daily(!) “A good blog needs to publish new, original content on a regular basis . . . As a general rule of thumb, a good blog should be updated with new posts at least once every other week.” –“Today’s Best Real Estate Blogs,” RETipster. Applying the...
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Star Tribune Copies(?) City Lakes Blog

You Read It Here First!, or “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery” (Still) Hmmm, is the Star Tribune getting home profile ideas from this blog? You be the judge: Here’s the Star Tribune’s headline: “$1.95M Minnetrista Home is Car Lover’s Dream with 16 Garage Stalls, Plus ‘Safari Room.'” –Star Tribune (12/9/19). Now, here’s mine,...
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Scooping the Star Tribune on Calhoun Towers Redevelopment

Coming Soon Near Lake Calhoun: Two New Towers or One? “Bader Development of St. Louis Park wants to build two 22-story apartment towers near Lake Calhoun on the western edge of Minneapolis, the largest residential project proposed in the city in years. In documents made public by Minneapolis city planners on Friday, [Bader said it]...
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Realtor Plaques & Awards

Virtual vs. Analog In any given month, fewer than a dozen clients might see my office (like most Realtors, I meet with clients in a more spacious conference room shared with other agents). But, a couple thousand people see this blog. Which is why it makes more sense to post the virtual plaque (above) here...
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Twin Cities Real Estate Blog Rankings

Schizophrenic Search Engine, or, Two for the Price of One At least according to Google, this blog now ranks 4th amongst Twin Cities real estate blogs. And also 8th. Huh?? The explanation:  the old, blogspot version of this blog shows up #8 on Google — that, despite being inactive since early January. Meanwhile, after six...
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