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October’s Real Estate Round-Up

Ryan Platzke

Here in the Twin Cities area, growth has been strong and steady for a long while. The regional real estate market is no exception. Demand remains high for homes in the Minneapolis region and its array of desirable suburbs, too. Let’s take an opportunity to check in on the progress of the local market, and consider what buyers and sellers need to know moving deeper in the fall season.

Your Eden Prairie and Twin Cities Events Guide: October 13th to October 15th

Brace Helgeson

Fall is in the air and there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors of Minnesota. With all the leaves changing and brisk temperature becoming the new norm, get outside and enjoy the festive season. Whether you’re staying close to home in one of the Twin Cities’ most desirable suburbs, or you’re heading into the heart of Minneapolis, take a look at the events below and keep yourself entertained this weekend. 

Down Payments: What Homebuyers in Eden Prairie Need to Know

Brace Helgeson

Saving for a down payment is an intimidating prospect for many would-be homebuyers in the Twin Cities market. However, there are many ways to source a financially sound down payment—if you know where to look and how to plan. Likewise, there’s plenty of misinformation out there making first-time homebuyers believer that purchasing a home is nearly impossible. To combat the daunting prospect of down payments, here are a few facts to keep in mind as you consider your homeownership needs and long-term financial goals.

Your Weekend Events Guide for Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities: September 22, 23, and 24

Ryan Platzke

As we wind down our first official month of fall, treat yourself to weekend of enrichment here in Eden Prairie and Minneapolis. With the Twin Cities a stone’s throw away, you can enjoy the very best in cultural offerings, or stick close to home and enjoy the myriad recreational opportunities in idyllic Eden Prairie. 

Want to Buy a Home in Eden Prairie? Here’s How to Get Credit Ready

Ryan Platzke

One of the biggest hurdles to buying a home is getting your financial foundation in the right place. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a few ways you can double down on your credit ranking and get the most out of your mortgage when you finally decide to take the leap and buy a home in the Twin Cities region this year. Take a look below at a few practical ways to get smart with your money in preparation for homeownership. 

Your Weekend Events Guide for the Eden Prairie Area: September 15th, 16th, 17th

Brace Helgeson

There’s always something to keep you entertained here in Eden Prairie or just a short trip away in the heart of the Twin Cities. From intriguing community theater options, to urbane art, to sailing the open water—take a look at how to fill your weekend hours here in the Twin Cities region.