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Free Flocking

I’ll leave it to meteorologists to explain what causes it (temperature inversion? freezing fog?). Whatever the reason, the Twin Cities woke up to an especially pretty, late Winter scene this morning. Enjoy it while you can: temps in the 50’s by the weekend will make the effect short-lived.
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“Broker Tour Cancelled!” (Is That Good or Bad?!?)

Question #2: Good or Bad for Whom?? Is it good news or bad news that a home scheduled to be on “Broker Tour” ” essentially, open houses for local Realtors each Tuesday in the Twin Cities ” abruptly cancelled? Answer: it depends. It’s good news — at least for the Seller, if not frustrated Buyers — if...
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Minnesota Winter Travel (“Away From,” not “To”)

Return Home “To Do” List: Multiple Choice You’ve just returned to Minnesota, tired and hungry late on a Sunday night, from somewhere 50° (or 100°!) degrees warmer.** What’s the first thing you do upon arriving home via Uber? A. Check on your two teenage kids (presumably, studying in their rooms); B. Check on your dog....
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“Broker Tour Cancelled!” (Is That Good or Bad?!?)

Is it good news or bad news that a home scheduled to be on “Broker Tour” — essentially, open houses for local Realtors each Tuesday in the Twin Cities — abruptly cancelled? Answer:  it depends. It’s good news if the reason is that the home received multiple offers, and sold at 11 p.m. Monday night. It’s bad if...
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“Big (Snow)Shoes to Fill” — Realtor Version

If you’re a prospective Twin Cities home buyer viewing “For Sale” homes the morning after a big snowstorm, you certainly hope that every home is already plowed and shoveled, and otherwise accessible. Plan B? Follow in the footsteps of your agent — and the imprint made by their size 13 Sorel boots (in this case,...
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Sunday Showings? Don’t Be So Sure

Star Trib: “Up to 10 Inches of Snow Expected in Twin Cities by Tonight” With snow still falling, and well over 6″ (original forecast) already on the ground, my guess is that lots of Twin Cities open houses and showings today are going to be scrubbed. Or at least delayed, like two of mine. That’s...
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