There are 5 blog entries for November 2009.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 3:23pm. 5984 Views, 1 Comments.
Barbeque Chicken Potato Pizza?
I've always loved Cafe Latte in St. Paul. They have great sandwiches and salads. I have frequented the original portion of the restaurant, and haven't paid much attention to their wine and pizza bar. BIG mistake! I went there with friends a couple of weekends ago, and it was a great, casual spot to spend an evening. My recommendation? The barbeque chicken potato pizza! I know, it doesn't sound nearly as good as it is!
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 1:52pm. 9120 Views, 0 Comments.
Listing Inquiries That Make Me Giggle
Our website is a very convenient way for buyers to search local areas for homes that fit their needs and immediately submit an inquiry or a showing request. I answer these inquiries and showing requests daily, and love it! The inquiries range from the simplest questions to more in depth about particular properties. It often amazes me what buyers think of when purchasing a house, even after doing this for a number of years. We also receive inquiries from all over the globe, as we often have relocation clients.
One such inquiry came in recently. A gentleman had particular interest in a home on Como Lake in St. Paul. He wanted detailed information on the listing, as well as the most recent asking price. I happily sent…
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 2:29pm. 437 Views, 1 Comments.
Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009
Good news...the "first-time buyer credit", as many call it, has been extended and modified! The new law extends the deadline for purchasing a home and includes current homeowners. It also raises the income limitations for those eligible for the credit.
Under the new law, buyers must enter into a binding contract by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30, 2010. Current homeowners that have lived in their home as their principal residence for at least five consecutive years of the last eight years are also eligible for a slightly smaller credit of up to $6,500 (versus the $8,000 for first-time buyers).
Finally, the income limitations have been increase from $75,000 to $125,00 for individuals and…
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 5:53pm. 463 Views, 0 Comments.
Sticky Buns the Size of Your Head!
This may not be news to some...but Ike's at 50 South 6th Street downtown Minneapolis has a great brunch! I definitely would not consider myself a foodie, but I had heard great things about Ike's and wanted to try it. My family and I were greeted with a smile, promptly seated, and delivered a sticky bun the size of my head upon being seated. The brunch itself was also good and the check came with chocolate chip cookies! If you are ever downtown Minneapolis and the brunch mood hits....Ike's will deliver!
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 1:06pm. 462 Views, 0 Comments.
The Best Way to See the Twin Cities
I often drive my out-of-town clients through the various neighborhoods of St. Paul and Minneapolis on their first home-shopping trip to the Twin Cities. I generally start in Minneapolis, and work my way east through St. Paul. I take them on a rambling drive through the center of both towns. It would take many hours to give them a true feel for the area, but I show them the basics and try to fill the rest in with my scintillating (or as scintillating as a former accountant can be) commentary. I think many relocation clients who are interested in living in the city appreciate the abbreviated tour. It gives them a real feel for the look of different neighborhoods as well as culture of both cities.
After finishing my…
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