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Truth is that I don't ever want to find myself living somewhere without at least one dog in the house.  Granted, many folks couldn't care less about having a canine companion, and some find the idea repulsive.  That's fine, but I think they're missing a lot. If you are a renter and you can't have...
12/16/2011
Last year, I published the best five possible gifts to give your landlord.  They are repeated here for your reference. 5.  Tell him you're moving out in May.   4.  Tell him you're moving out in April.   3.  Tell him you're moving out in March.   2.  Tell him you're moving out in February.   1.  T...
12/15/2011
Now they want to ban Holidays. The University of Minnesota has notified employees that, not only is the term Christmas inappropriate, but now even Holiday should be avoided.  The suggested substitution isWinter celebration.  Apparently, the fact that virtually every society, religion, or tribe, p...
12/10/2011
A couple December reminders for tax- conscious home owners.  With 2011 ending in three weeks, we're in the stretch for finding ways to reduce our income tax burden.  Home owners who deduct interest charged on their home loans may want to make the January payment a few days early to credit the pay...
12/10/2011
If you're renting right now, you're  living in temporary housing.  Unless you're suffering from one of the maladies that make landlords so stinkin' rich, it's probably time to take some action toward a lifestyle upgrade.  Some renters have not adequately  managed their finances.  That is not nece...
12/05/2011
Inver Grove Heights MN Home Sales Exceed 2010 Totals Another Minnesota city's total year to date home sales have exceeded the entire 2010 totals.  According to information supplied by Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, the number of closed residential sales in Inver Grove Heights has...
12/03/2011
Small business affects housing affects small business affects... A couple years ago, I wrote that there were a lot of homeowners whose home equity had been converted to toys and vacations, and that was correct.  On further review I feel that I unfairly omitted the fact that many small business ow...
12/02/2011
Farmington MN 2011 home sales exceed 2010 totals Sold home totals in Farmington have passed the total units sold in 2010.  According to Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota data, total homes sold in Farmington in 2010 were 382, and the year to date total is 390.  2011 has been a great y...
12/01/2011
Plan ahead for postage increase Those of us who operate a business, whether real estate or otherwise, understand that sometimes things don't go well.  The Amazons and Netflixes and others like them have distressed many brick and mortar businesses that attempted to compete with them.  Some survive...
12/01/2011
Lakeville MN Home Sales Exceed 2010 Totals Another Minnesota city's total year to date home sales have exceeded the entire 2010 totals.  According to information supplied by Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Lakeville's number of closed residential sales has just reached 607, toppin...
11/26/2011
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