“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” — But, What Makes a Good Fence??

Step #1: What Are the Local Setback Requirements? Robert Frost’s line is often quoted, but seldom defined: what is it exactly that makes a “good” fence good? Here are my four criteria: One. Aesthetic. Acceptable fence materials include wood, vinyl, aluminum, chain link, wrought iron, and wire. Any of the above can be attractive — or...
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Unfair Incumbent Advantage? Sort of

I’m Pretty Sure the Old Survey Isn’t Stored on a Flash Drive I’m handling an Edina home sale now where the owner needs to get an updated survey. My client asked if I had any names (I do), but then it occurred to them to see who did the now 72(!) year-old survey, from 1942....
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