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By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 1
Caring for Aging Parents It's pretty typical for us "Boomers" to be somewhere in the process of caring for our aging parents. Since my husband and I are in the midst of this with our parents (his mom and my folks), I am here to tell you that it can feel like a weird time. Emotions run high on all...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 3
OMG, I Smell DOG in Here! First, full disclosure. I am the proud parent of five "fur kids." I have three dogs and two cats, and I love them. Period. My friends often joke that they want to come back in their next life as one of my dogs. They are also amazed that my house (while often cluttered), ...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 8
This year’s Taste of Lakeville is almost here. Mark your calendar for May 12th from 5:00 - 9:00pm at the Beautiful Lakeville Area Arts Center More than 30 of the regions finest restaurants will be on hand to give you free samples of their best food.  And there will be wine and beer tasting galore...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 0
  There have been a lot of homes sold in Lakeville so far this year. According to Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, there are 338 homes actively listed for sale in Lakeville today. In the first thirty days of March, sixty-three fortunate home buyers have had offers accepted. That me...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 3
One of my very favorite books is The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. It is a fantasy/horror about Jack, a young boy who goes on a quest to retrieve a magical talisman that will save his dying mother, and at the same time he will save his mother's "twinner" who is also the dying queen i...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
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February 2 marked the beginning of the Minnesota house hunting season, and it looks like buyers have responded well in Lakeville.  According to Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, there are 113 homes for sale in Lakeville priced at or below $200,000.  Since February 2, there have been...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 8
'Tis the season..... Super Bowl is upon us, and you can almost hear the screeching of rusty hinges as millions of open house signs creak-k-k-k open. Once again, the national passtime shifts from football to that all time favorite: open houses.If you are a serious buyer, there are things NOT to sa...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 10
Buyers tend to look at homes from a lifestyle perspective: How big is the yard? Is the house close to the school? Are the bedrooms big enough? All of these are valid considerations. Besides being an agent, I have a background in construction and remodeling, which helps me a lot. (Yes, it's true, ...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 4
A year sounds pretty far into the future. But think back to last year at this time. Doesn't it feel like just yesterday? Our lives are moving so fast, and the best things come to those who prepare. Let's say you want to sell your house in about a year. The kids will be gone (or the baby will be h...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 0
You can't see much in the dark, and winter months make it hard for home buyers to do much touring on weekdays.  By the time you have left work, it's almost dark.  That means house hunting probably is best done on weekends.  Just a couple weeks ago, days began to get longer.  There is now almost e...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 2
Do you know a returning veteran? Lakeville is one of the best places to live in Minnesota, and is a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community. Complete details at the City of Lakeville website. The Lakeville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign is aimed at helping returning veterans re-integrate into life ...

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Comments 0
There are a lot of homes on the market, and there are a lot of homes that were listed and failed to sell. Many homeowners have listed their Lakeville homes for months with nothing to show for the effort but an expired listing contract and a pile of buyer agent business cards. Lots of showings and...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 23
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By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
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By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
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By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 14
I always find it a little odd when someone is waiting for my parking space that is 20 feet closer to the door than the next parking space, and WE ARE AT THE GYM. Do you find that odd? Aren't they there for the exercise? I can understand if it is pouring rain, I can understand if it is 20 degrees ...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 3
Let me start by saying that I've been around the "short sale" block many, many times by now, so this isn't my first rodeo. Today, I found a double-whammy in a deal I was trying to pull together for my buyer. But I am still shocked and amazed when I come face-to-face with outright fraud. Seems the...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 10
  I cannot believe I am actually sharing my favorite summer dessert recipe! If you ever are a guest at my home you may be served this dessert.   It takes only a small amount of time to prepare and is very impressive when served! I have had this recipe for over 30 years so I am sad to say I cannot...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 0
The housing market is bustling in Lakeville, MN! The average home price in April is up 9% since last year ($249,811 this year vs. $221,903 in 2009). Homes are selling faster, too. The average days-on-market is only 119 days this year, compared to 141 days in 2009 (April year-to-date). What does a...

By Barbara Charlton
(inactive - license is on ice with State of MN)
Comments 2
Lakeville ISD 194 in Lakeville, MN continued its reputation for excellence with a "Mock Crash" demonstration sponsored by Students Against Destructive Decisions. This past Tuesday morning at Lakeville North High School, the group presented the annual "mock crash" for 11th and 12th grade students,...

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