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When To Buy Your Home Decor On Discount

July: The Best Time to Buy Home DecorWhy: We’re still in wedding season, so retailers want to take advantage of ceremony-bound shoppers, says Butler. "From table linens to dinnerware, you can

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10 Mistakes In Preparing A Home For Sale

Selling your home can be a very emotional process! It's important to learn how to disconnect emotionally and see your home as a commodity. This will help you be objective and see this process&

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Eagan Market Update For Feb 2017

Check out the improvement from January to February 2017 in Eagan, MN!82 New Listings in FebuaryMedian Home Price $250,000 year to dateAverage Home Price $275,573 year to datePrice per Square

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Do you ever find yourself struggling to keep moving through-out your day? Want to go back to bed as soon as you crawl out? Or maybe you just don't feel like adulting for today?  Click on the

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Deep Demand Chasing Limited Supply

Check out this article on Deep Demand Chasing Limited Supply!The Race is on!http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/Default

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Minneapolis Housing Market Was Hot In November

Check out this Minneapolis Star Tribune article on the hot November housing market:http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MST%2F2016%2F12%2F15&entity=Ar03102&sk

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A Great Option For Those Dangling Cords

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Crazy Realtor Photos From The Ellen Show

Check out how this hilarious video of realtor photos courtesy of the Ellen Show:https://www.facebook.com/BradSmithRealEstateReMax/posts/1238394016221710Hilarious

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Trends That Will Influence Homes In 2016

    As a homeowner, do you want to keep on current trends on the residential front? What will future buyers be looking for? Learn why these trends are important and how will

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Restaurants In Mendota Heights Worth A Visit

As a resident of Mendota Heights, Foodie, and Real Estate Agent, I have scoured my area for restaurants offering good food, value, and interesting menu options. Here are a few of my

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Millennials Are Looking For Real Estate Resources

Interesting read on Millennials in Real Estate:http://rismedia.com/2016/09/22/giving-millennial-home-buyers-what-they-need/#.V-UbrKPokfg.mailto;

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Sport Star Relocation September Issue Of The Lineup

Check out the latest edition of the LINEUP from the nations's premier luxury relocation network which our team: Twin Cities Specialists is a member!www.TheLineupSeptember2016

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Twin Cities Home Sales Stay Hot

Check out this great article about the Summer Home sales in the Twin Cities:http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MST%2F2016%2F09%2F15&entity=Ar02902&sk

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DOWNTOWN MPLS CONDO SELLS FOR OVER 6 MILLION

Wow, check out these record breaking numbers for a condo in the Mill District!http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MST%2F2016%2F08%2F08&entity=Ar02503&sk

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THE LINEUP From Sports Star Relocation

Check out the latest edition of the Lineup from SportsStarRelocation which is the nations largest luxury relocation network in the country.Twin Cities Specialists is a member!www

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Many Styles For A Kitchen Island To Consider

Here are a few things to consider before simply installing an island in your kitchen:Check it out:http://rismedia.com/2016/07/26/5-kitchen-island-styles-to-fit-any/

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Things to think of when getting your home ready for winter!Click the link below:http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2015/10/25/things-now-get-home-ready-winter/

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Jul 25 2016 18251 1

How to make the home buying process easy...Here are some steps to follow!(click the link below)http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Home-Buying

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MAUER IS ON LAKE MINNETONKA

Check out Joe Mauer's new residence:http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/Default.aspx?href=MST%2F2016%2F07%2F20&page=1&view

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PURPLE RAIN HOUSE PURCHASED BY PRINCE ONE YEAR AGO

Check out the interest Prince had in Real Estate:http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MST%2F2016%2F07%2F20&entity=Ar01303&sk

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ALL TIME HIGH PRICES AGAIN IN THE TWIN CITIES

Check out this article: Great News from the housing industry!http://e.startribune.com/Olive/ODN/StarTribune/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MST%2F2016%2F07%2F20&entity=Ar00100&sk

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT FROM MINNEAPOLIS AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS JULY 19

Check out this week's market activity report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors: http://bradsmithrealestate.com/weekly-market-report/

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A Few Easy Step To Living Greener

(BPT) - Living a greener lifestyle isn't just about conserving natural resources, it's also about saving money. Whether you're renovating your existing home, or building from the ground up, you can

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5 Ways To Boost Your Health In Five Minutes Or Less

(BPT) - You know those days when your normal schedule gets thrown completely out the window? You're tired, overrun and can barely think about the next thing on your to-do list, let alone work on

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After School Smarts

Personal safetySome kids engage in team sports after school. Others participate in school-sponsored extracurricular clubs. Still others go home and spend time alone until parents are finished.

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10 Tips On Saving Energy At Home

Before you spend money on the latest energy-efficient gizmo that's supposed to save you money, let's look at some energy saving ideas that will really help you save home energy. The strategies that

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Weekly Market Report From Minneapolis Area Association Of Realtors

Check out this week's market activity report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors:http://bradsmithrealestate.com/weekly-market-report/

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Home Sales Are Cooler By The Lake

Very interesting article about Lake Homes in the Star Tribune:http://e.startribune.com/Olive/Tablet/StarTribune/SharedArticle.aspx?%2F2016%2F05&

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Thinking about taking a vacation?  Need a get-away?  Here are the best vacation spots in the United States! (click the link below)http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/

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Are you worried your family dog will get over heated this summer?  Here is a video that will give you tips on how to keep your pup cool this summer!  ( click the link below)https://www

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May 19 2016 18251 1

Better Safe than sorry!  Here are a few facts about Zika virus that you should know to protect yourself as well as information about what exactly Zika virus is....( click the link below)http:/

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Steph Currys House Is On The Market In California

Check it out - Steph Curry is selling his house during the playoffs.http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/05/steph-curry-house-and-vineyard-on-market-3-8

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May 10 2016 18251 1

With all of this rain some people's home may experience flooding! What should you do if your home gets flooded? Click the link below to help you through the clean up process and other helpful tips

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Apr 26 2016 18251 2

24 Hour Restaurants in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area!Click the link below:http://minneapolis.about.com/od/foodanddrink/tp/24-Hour-Restaurants-In-Minneapolis-And-St-Paul

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Apr 26 2016 18251 1

Tips on getting your home ready to sell!click the link below:http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/10-best-kept-secrets-for-selling-your

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Apr 25 2016 18251 2

A few remedies to help to help soothe your allergies this seasonClick the link below:http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hay-fever/in-depth/seasonal-allergies/art

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Apr 25 2016 18251 1

A few quick tips for Spring cleaning!Click the link below:https://www.medicalert.org/spring_cleaning_tips_

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MILLENNIALS LEVERAGING THE GENERATION LABEL

Check out this interesting read on millennials:http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/43727-20160412-millennials-leveraging-the-generation

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Bloomington Looking To Rally Its Image

Check out this interesting article about the City of Bloomington:http://www.startribune.com/bloomington-has-lost-its-former-luster-city-report-says/

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Twin Cities Market Needs Starter Homes

We need starter homes to hit the market.Check it out:https://www.facebook.com/startribune/posts

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Prior Lake Market Data

Prior Lake was the pick of the week on the mplsrealtor.com site.Check out the latest trends in the market:http://www.mplsrealtor.com/blog/potw-prior/

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GET THE NEW HOME YOU WANT IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET

The Real Estate market for finding the right house is very challenging and competitive right now:I thought this article offered some good tips:http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/

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THE 10 ALL TIME MOST POPULAR HOMES TO VIEW

Check out these very popular homes to view on Zillow. Interesting article....http://www.zillow.com/blog/most-popular-homes-ever-191416/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emm

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The Modern Look Also Incorporates Wood These Days

I am becoming very fond of the modern look these days. Check out the latest trends right here:http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/42180-20160208-how-to-get-a-chic-kitchen

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MAKING USE OF GARAGE SPACE

I always love it when people get creative with garage space.....Check out this article: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/41996-20160201-increase-your-living-space

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5 HOME PROJECTS ONLY A PROFESSIONAL SHOULD DO

STOP!!   WAIT!  Before you think about doing it on your own!  Check out these home projects that you really should hire the pros for!Interesting read from the Realty Times staff://

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Does Thinking About Buying Or Selling A Home Make You Nervous

Does thinking about real estate as an investment make you shake in fear? Check out this article from William Hayes and Realty Times about investments in real estate.http://wilblog.realtytimes

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Does Moving Up Make Sense

These questions will help you decide whether you're ready for a home that's larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it's a sign that you may be ready to

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Rent Vs Buy Check Out This Cool Calculator

Check out this cool Rent vs. Buy Calculator from Zillow:http://www.zillow.com/rent-vs-buy-calculator/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emm-1115_rentalbuzzrentorbuy

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The Importance Of Using A Realtor When Selling Your Home

Navigate a complicated process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multipage settlement.

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Five Things To Do For Your Home Sale

Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to

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New MLS STADIUM COMING TO HAMLINE AND MIDWAY MAKES NEIGHBORHOOD WORTH TRACKING

According to David Arbit with the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors the Hamline-Midway area of St. Paul could be a neighborhood to track for housinghttp://www.mplsrealtor.com/pick-of-the-week

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Bruce Springsteens Born To Run House On The Market In New Jersey

According to Melissa Allison with Zillow the home for Bruce Springsteen is on the market.It ain’t a beauty, but, hey, it’s all right — and it’s getting lots of attention as the home

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