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Supporting our Community!

Once again, Stutsman Realty is a very proud sponsor of the 2018 Uptown Art Fair!

The Uptown Art Fair is produced by the Uptown Association.  It’s a juried fine arts event and is known as one of the top art fairs in the United States.  The Uptown Art Fair offers a wide variety of quality art for all budgets.  Please join us as we celebrate this wonderfully vibrant and diverse community!

 

In addition to our tote bags, this year we will be hosting drawings each day of the Art...

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 |  Community Events, Horticulture/Environment

Don’t Miss the 2018 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour!!

Did you know –

Hennepin County Master Gardener volunteers promote environmental stewardship by providing research-based horticultural information and education to enhance the quality of life in our communities.

In 2017 Hennepin County had 375 active Master Gardener volunteers who provided 29,000 hours of service to the community.

This year’s Learning Tour will be held rain or shine. Single tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the tour.   Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Children under 12 get in fre...

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 |  Financial, Real Estate News, Selling a Home

Where to Find the True Value for Your Home

Ever wondered what your home is worth?

Want to know where to start looking?

Whether you’re just curious or are eager to find a competitive listing price, using the best resources to find your property’s value is crucial.

Today, we’re going to be talking about two types of home evaluation tools: neighborhood sold reports and comparative market analyses.

Comparing Your Home with Your Neighbor’s

A neighborhood sold report is a detailed list of hom...

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 |  Community Events, Home Maintenance, Horticulture/Environment

Don’t Miss the 2018 Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale!

If you are looking at a new gardening project this year, or just happen to want to purchase new plants then don’t miss the Hennepin County Master Gardener Plant Sale this weekend.  This annual sale is a huge hit in the Twin Cities and plants go quickly.

This year’s sale is on May 19, 2018 from 9:00 – 2:00

New location –

Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted methods of payment. Boxes are available, but it’s a good idea to bring a cart or wagon if you plant ...

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Transaction Documents for the Buyer

When you walk away from the closing table with a big stack of papers, know what to file away for future reference.

Loan estimate
Your lender is required to provide you with this three-page document within three business days of receiving your loan application. It will show estimates for your interest rate, monthly payment, closing costs, taxes, and insurance. You’ll also learn how your interest rate and payments could change in the future, and whether you’ll incur penalties for paying off the loan early (called “prepayment penalty”) or i...

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 |  Company News, Financial, Home Maintenance, Purchasing a Home, Selling a Home

Trees Can Increase Your Property Value

You probably don’t think much about the trees on a home’s property unless they pose an immediate threat to the structure. But you may not be aware of how much value trees hold and how they can affect the price of your listing. John Palmer, an arborist who is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, reveals the true benefits and liabilities of trees, what buyers should look for in home landscaping, and what sellers can do to protect the value of their trees.

Can trees actually affect the prope...

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Your Final Walk Through

Closing time is hectic, but you should always make time for a final walk-through to make sure
that your home is in the same condition you expected it would be. Here’s a detailed list of
what to check for on your final walk-through.

  • Basement, attic, and every room, closet, and crawl space have been checked.
  • Requested repairs have been made.
  • Copies of paid bills and warranties are in hand.
  • No major, unexpected changes have been made to the property since last viewed.
  • All items included in the sale price—draperies, lighting fixtu...
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 |  Home Organization, Resources to Hire Professionals, Selling a Home

How to Prepare for the Photo Shoot

With the majority of buyers shopping for homes online, high-resolution slide shows and video tours are a must.  Here’s how to make your home shine on camera.

Understand the camera’s perspective
The camera’s eye is different from the human eye.  It magnifies clutter and poor furniture arrangement so that even a home that feels comfortable in person can look jumbled online.

Make it spotless
Cameras also tend to magnify grime.  Don’t forget floor coverings and walls; a spot on a rug might be overlooked during a regular home...

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