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Starting the New Year With a Starter Home

Ryan Platzke

"Have you heard about Christine and Mark?  They just bought the cutest little starter house out in the suburbs.”  The names may change, the city too, but we’ve all heard some version of this sentence.  Maybe you’d like someone to say that about you.  Often, homebuyers target ‘starter homes.’  These houses are generally a little smaller, a little older, and a little cheaper than others on the market.  Even more often, the people looking to purchase these homes are more inexperienced buyers.  So what to look for when buying a starter home for your very own?

Your Weekend Guide for Things to do in Minneapolis: January 11-13

Brace Helgeson

There’s no better time than January of a new year to get yourself out of your comfort zone and try out something different, Minneapolis! And lucky for us, we live in an exciting region filled with interesting and unique opportunities. This weekend, get a jump-start on your resolution list and try out something new-to-you. We’ve got events going on in the Twin Cities area that will be interesting and fun for everyone.