3 Important Areas to Focus on When Winterizing Your Home

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, while protecting your home’s vital systems and indoor comfort. “Winter weather can take a toll on homes, so it’s important to take steps to protect systems like HVAC and plumbing before cold weather arrives,” says Emily Lewicki, brand manager with Continue Reading ...

7 Projects to Help Your Home Weather the Winter Safely and Efficiently

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice, and harsh temperatures, but it’s also an opportunity to Continue Reading ...

The Savvy Homeowner’s 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: November 14, 2017 by in Blog
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As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. For additional winterization ideas and detailed project plans, visit Real Cedar.com. Inspect windows Inspect each window from the outside to see if any gaps or cracks Continue Reading ...

4 Reasons Why a Real Estate Franchise Might Be the Career Move for You

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Franchise operations come in many forms, from chain restaurants and Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Insight: 5 Tips to Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by in Blog
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Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: Window coverings Corded window coverings are a Top 5 Hidden Hazard in American homes, Continue Reading ...

1505 Hilltop Drive Monticello MN 55362 (SOLD)

Posted on: October 12, 2017 by in Blog
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Certified Move In Ready Home     Contact ~ Amanda Galindo | (763) 441-2248 Keller Williams Integrity NW 16201 90th St. NE #100 Otsego, Minnesota 55330 http://soldbyamandagalindo.com/blog amandagalindo@kw.com Amanda Galindo, founder of Galindo Real Estate Group, is a full-time real estate agent serving the NW Metro area, she works with buyers, sellers, investors and specializes in new construction homes. Author of, "How to buy a brand new home, even if you think Continue Reading ...

January Is National Radon Action Month

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by in Blog
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Have You Tested Your Home For Radon? If you're buying a home, let Right Home Inspections inspect it, and test it for Radon! Knowledge Is Power and knowing the Radon Levels before you purchase your home is very important. Call Us Today (612) 419-3221 or Schedule Online at https://righthomeinspections.com Call Us When You Need a Minnesota home inspection or radon/water test. You’ve finally found the perfect home, now you’ve found the RIGHT HOME INSPECTOR! Congratulations! You’ve Continue Reading ...

New Home Improvement Trends That Strengthen Your Property Investment

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by in Blog
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When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It's good you've settled in to your home, but a lot can change in just a handful of years. If you're finally thinking about finishing the basement, updating the kitchen or investing in landscaping, there's probably a lot of new processes and Continue Reading ...

Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-in Method?

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by in Blog
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From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security hubs allow the average homeowner to install security systems that are directly linked to the police. Homeowners can also lock doors and check Continue Reading ...

Turn Your Empty Attic Into New Living Space With 3 Smart Moves

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by in Blog
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When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever your reason for staying in place, expanding the home you already have can be a cost-effective option when your family needs more room. Converting an unused attic into usable living area is a reliable, cost-effective way to gain more space in a home. It's Continue Reading ...