The US Small Business Administration has extended their deadline for businesses (of all sizes), private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a physical disaster loan to November 2, 2020. This applies to those in the stated counties in Minnesota with damages incurred by the civil unrest between May 27 – June 8, 2020. Visit their website for further information at
Now that 2019 is here and the busyness of the holidays is over, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions — whether personal, professional, or real estate-related. It is the perfect time to set goals and welcome the new year with a fresh start. And what better way to start the new year fresh than by cleaning and organizing your home?
10 Ways to Get Rid of Last Year’s Clutter
“Out with the old, in with the new” as the saying goes. T...
As you complete your real estate transaction, you will need to keep track of professionals who are helping you. You may not use all of these but here is a worksheet for your reference. Please contact Stutsman Realty to discuss your real estate needs!
Halloween is just around the corner. Have you thought about decorating your home this year?
It might seem like all of the options for Halloween decorations are the same year after year: carve a pumpkin, light the luminaries, and set out a bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters. But with just a little paint and creativity in the right places, you can really make your Halloween decorations stand out.
3 Easy Twists on Traditional Halloween Decorations
Looking to modify your Halloween decorations this year? Here are a few simple twists on your traditional choices.
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.
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 ...
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 affec...
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...
Whether you’re building the home of your dreams or looking for an existing unit, there’s a lot of data involved in finding the right environmentally friendly dwelling. Here’s a breakdown of the different certification systems for energy-efficient homes.
The Residential Energy Services Network is a not-for-profit corporation that develops industry-wide standards and rules for energy efficiency ratings and certification systems for buildings. In addition to overseeing the HERS index (see below), RESNET certifies contractors of all ty...
These tips will help you convince buyers your property offers top value for their dollar.
Amp up curb appeal.
Look at your home objectively from the street. Check the condition of the landscaping, paint, roof, shutters, front door, knocker, windows, and house number. Observe how your window treatments look from the outside. Something special—such as big flowerpots or an antique bench—can help your property stand out after a long day of house hunting.
Enrich with color.
Paint is cheap, but it can make a big impression. The shade doesn’t have to be white or bei...
Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless. ~ Author unknown
A colorless, odorless gas that can seep into your home from the ground, radon is often referred to as the second most common cause of lung cancer behind smoking.
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