“I Do!” & a New House!

  “I met with Kathy Hannan’s (Showing Agent on our team) good friend, Alexa. She and her fiancé, Jesse, were looking for their first home together in the Rogers/Maple Grove area. Kathy showed them several homes, which led to them finding the perfect home to start their lives together. The home is located in Rogers, […]

Twin Cities Market Update – September 14, 2018

At this time of year, there tends to be a final push to get a housing deal done before a natural switch in focus toward the likes of back-to-school needs, home preparation for colder weather and even pre-planning for winter holiday and leisure travel. Although there doesn’t appear to be a huge national increase in […]

Twin Cities Market Update – September 7, 2018

In both academic and conversational circles, more people are beginning to discuss 2018 as the end of the freewheeling days of residential real estate – with its high prices and fast sales, site unseen. Such a portrayal of the last several years of the housing market are sensationalistic at best, patently false at worst. It […]

Welcome Home, Shanequa and Edrin!

Shanequa and Edrin had been dreaming of moving up into their dream home for over a year. It was early spring when we first met and the need for a larger home for their growing family was apparent. We were able to get their offer accepted on their dream home (new construction)! Then, they worked […]

Twin Cities Market Update – August 31, 2018

It has been another busy summer for residential real estate. The lower supply, higher prices, faster sales mantra has remained in place for most of the nation for the entirety of the year – which heightened in intensity during the summer sales season – but there has been some conversation about the possibility of more […]

Welcome Home, Deepika and Giri!

  Deepika and Giritharan had been renting for several years and were looking to make a great financial investment by putting their money into a home to build equity. They were really focused on new construction and they wanted to make sure that the home was going to be in an area that was highly […]

Twin Cities Market Update – August 24, 2018

The U.S. housing market is becoming a tale of regions. Consumers in high-priced markets in the West are pushing back with fewer showings and sales. The Midwest is marked mostly by stability of new listings and sales with gently improving inventory. Many Northeast markets have routinely struggled to keep pace with the overall U.S. economic […]

Restaurant Review of the Month: Kona Grill Minnetonka

  Cristina and I have always heard great things about Kona Grill, so we decided it was about time we give it a shot. We headed over to the location in Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka. The positive reviews we had heard were on point – great food, great service, great date night! First up was […]

Dan Finds the Perfect Balance!

Dan reached out to me, excited to show me his beautiful home in Brooklyn Center. He told me, “I walked in, saw the kitchen, and fell in love with it!” I agreed, and saw what great care he had taken of his home. With Dan wanting to downsize and live a maintenance-free lifestyle, it was […]

Twin Cities Market Update – August 17, 2018

Competitive buyers vying for a somewhat limited number of homes for sale have helped prices continue to climb, frequently over the asking price. The latest recorded national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent is historically low and has served as a general indicator of a strong economy. To give a better idea of how good the […]