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The Hottest Trends in Home Remodeling

Ryan Platzke
When it comes to remodeling your home, there are benefits you can’t ignore: remodeling boosts your home’s value, plus you’re one step nearer to having your dream house. 2017’s trendiest wave of home remodeling features enjoys a wide range: from upping your home’s profile using smart technology, to styling a backyard paradise and much more

Your Eden Prairie Weekend Events Guide: August 11th, 12th, and 13th

Brace Helgeson

When you’re this close to the Twin Cities, it’s easy to make your way into town to enjoy some of the finest dining, entertainment, museums, and natural spectacles in the Midwest, but there’s just as much fun stuff to do here in Eden Prairie. Take your pick of this weekend’s upcoming attractions and to-do list items and enjoy these waning weeks of summertime before they’re gone too soon.

Summarizing the Summer: Real Estate News in the greater Twin Cities Market

Brace Helgeson

Summer is flying by, and with autumn soon on the horizon, now is the perfect window to examine how June and July fared in the greater Twin Cities metro market. From our location in Eden Prairie to the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the Twin Cities region is booming these days, and the market shows it. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the Twin Cities posted record-high numbers in buyer activity in June 2017. Compared to this time last year, closed sales jumped 2.2%, amounting to 7,430 units closed in June. Pending sales posted a more modest, but meaningful gain at .2%. Though the market has been struggling to keep up with red hot demand, buyers are undeterred as momentum hasn’t slowed here in the Minneapolis region.


Your Weekend Events Guide in Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities: July 28th to July 30th

Brace Helgeson

With the month of July coming to a close, the end of summer is sadly in sight—though there’s bound to be a fair share of heat waves through August here in the Twin Cities area. Whether you’re on vacation, working through the week, or heading into Minneapolis to spend Saturday and Sunday exploring, there’s plenty to do in and around the Twin Cities metro area, from art extravaganza to local happenings.

Checking in on the Market: Minneapolis Real Estate News

Ryan Platzke

Here in the Twin Cities area, steady growth has been driving a hot market. During the summer months, buying and selling a home near Eden Prairie or the surrounding suburbs of Minneapolis is made easy by the Summer Selling Season—the time of year where the real estate business enjoys a seasonal boom that benefits buyers and sellers alike.