Q: What’s the Opposite of Winterizing a Home?

Answer:  Summerizing a Home Minnesota homeowners leaving for the winter know the drill (or should): to avoid the risk of frozen pipes (and the resultant catastrophic flooding), turn off the water to the home, then drain the existing water in the home’s plumbing. Last step:  turn down the thermostat to a chilly 55º or so,...
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“Do You Know Someone Moving to Denver? Refer Me, and Get a Bonus!”

“You Know a Housing Market’s Hot When . . .” I’ll occasionally get marketing pieces from agents active in Scottsdale, Florida, or other warm spots Minnesotans are known to congregate, especially in the (very) cold winter months. But, I don’t recall getting a pitch from someone based in Denver, soliciting referrals, like the one I got...
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Global Warming & the (MN) Housing Market

Minnesota: Global Warming Winner As Minnesotans enjoy a record-warm early November, one can at least daydream about what shorter, milder winters might mean for the local housing market (local farmers can already attest to the delayed frosts and earlier thaws — this year’s first hard freeze in the Twin Cities was late October!). Here are...
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