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Protecting Your Safety During COVID-19

Stutsman Realty, Inc is committed to protecting your safety during COVID-19 by following Minnesota Governor Walz’s issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home. The order directs all individuals in Minnesota to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The order is in effect as of March 27 through May 4th, 2020.

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 |  Home Organization, Purchasing a Home, Real Estate News, Selling a Home

For the New Owners

Before a new property changes hands, consult this list to make sure these items are transferred with the house.

  • Owner’s manuals and warranties for any appliances left in the house.
  • Garage door opener(s).
  • Extra set of house keys.
  • Other keys. Think beyond the front doors; do you have any cabinets or lockers built into the home that require keys?
  • A list of local service providers, such as the best dry cleaner, yard service, plumber, and so on....
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 |  Company News, Financial, Selling a Home

How to Calculate Capital Gains

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Calculate Capital Gains

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there are other considerations.

How to Calculate Gain

Your home’s original sales price when you bought it (not what you
brought to closing).
 
Additional costs you paid toward the original purchase (include transfer fees, attorney fees, and inspecti...
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 |  Home Organization, Interior Design, Real Estate News

How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

It’s already November, but major retailers have already stocked their displays with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments, so you know what that means: The holidays are here.

Easy Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Whether you plan to host holiday get-togethers with friends, family, and neighbors or plan to visit your loved ones this year, you can prepare your home with today’s best styles to get into the holiday spirit.

Here are three ways that you can decorate your home for the holidays.

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 |  Real Estate News

Minneapolis-St. Paul Ranks #6 for Best Places to Live in US News & World Report

The 2019 Best Places to Live Ranking was just released by U.S. News & World Report, and we are excited to see that Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked #6 (though we think the Twin Cities should be ranked #1, but we may be biased!). So, what makes the Minneapolis-St. Paul such an amazing place to live? Let’s look at some of the top reasons that residents love it here and newcomers are flocking to the area!

The U.S. News & World Re...

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2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour

If you are looking for something to do on Saturday, July 13th, come and check out the eleven gardens that will be featured on the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour. You can preview gardens of local Master Gardeners and a community garden. Each location will feature topics such as conifers, native plants, hydroponics, pollinators, water gardening and pruning. Food trucks will be featured at a few gardens, merchandise and books will be featured for sale as well. All proceeds for this annual fundraiser help support the University of Minnesota Extension Maste...

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 |  Local Fun

Best Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Minneapolis – 2019

If you want to watch the fireworks but aren’t sure where to go or don’t know if any displays are planned near you, don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the best places to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Minneapolis. 

Downtown Minneapolis

The annual Red, White, and Boom fireworks display is the largest attraction in the area, and before the sky lights up, there’s going to be plenty of activities happenin...

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Upcoming Activities and Events in Uptown, MN

Uptown Minneapolis is a vibrant, lively district that is famous for its art and music scene, independent, eclectic retailers, and a multitude of hip restaurants, bars, and breweries. Best of all, Uptown borders Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, so there’s plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, too.

In a district known for always having something going on, there’s also annual events, festivals, fairs, and shows happening that we want to make sure you don’t miss! I...

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How to Pack Like a Pro

Are you planning to move this year? Here is a helpful guide to keep you organized! Contact Stutsman Realty for more information and guidance on achieving your real estate goals this year!

Plan ahead.
Develop a master to-do list so you won’t forget something critical heading into moving day. This will also help you create an estimate of moving time and costs.

Discard items you no longer want or need.
Ask yourself how frequently you use an item and how you’d feel if you no longer had it. Sort unwanted items int...

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