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Five Easy Summer Decorating Ideas to Brighten Your Home

Summer is the perfect season for spending warm evenings outside, hosting get-togethers with friends, and enjoying the longer days. What better way to take advantage of the long days and abundant natural light than in your own home?

Here are 5 simple summer home décor tips that can instantly brighten and transform your living spaces.

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1. Add Splashes of Bright Colors

Make a neutral room visually interesting by adding small, colorful details.

Try placing a bright flower arrangement on the coffee table, putting eye-catching ...

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Seven Tips to Stay Cool and Save Money

It’s easy to just crank up the air conditioning during the hottest months of summer. Sure, the energy bill may be higher, but it’s worth the extra expense to keep your home cool — right? Or are there any sure-fire ways to save money and stay cool indoors?

Before you reach for the thermostat, try these DIY energy-saving tips to keep your home comfortable and keep you from breaking the bank.

1. Raise the A/C Temperature — Yes, Really

It’s better to keep the air conditioning down, but if you want to keep it on, raise the thermostat to a comfortable tem...

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Seven Things You Must Do When Relocating

Anytime you relocate to a new area, whether it’s a city just a few miles away or across the country, you face a unique set of challenges.

The housing market, the transit, and even the weather may not be what you’re used to. Planning your move can be difficult, too, since you need to coordinate when, where, and how you’ll be moving your belongings to a new area.

Because moving to a completely new area means learning about a new housing market and a new community, we wanted to share a few helpful relocation tips to make it a much easier experience for you.

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 |  Home Maintenance, Home Organization, Horticulture/Environment, Selling a Home

Five Simple Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Indoor Garden

Many homeowners find gardening is an enjoyable outdoor activity with several additional benefits: enhancing curb appeal, creating bright pops of color, and even providing homegrown ingredients for meals.

But outdoor plants need just the right amount of sunshine, space, fertile soil, and maintenance to be able to flourish.

You don’t need to abandon your dream of having a garden if you don’t have the space — bring the garden indoors! Here are a few ideas to spice up your home with easy-to-maintain indoor plants.

Grow Herbs on Your Kitchen Windowsill

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The Top 5 Home Features That Save Time and Money

Everyone wants to save money on energy bills every month. But did you know that having today’s popular energy-efficient features in your home can also save you time and stress when you sell your home?

More and more first-time home buyers are searching for homes in the area, so there is more of a demand for move-in ready homes or homes with certain features.

As Millennial Magazine notes, what buyers are looking for in a home include open f...

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Don’t Get Towed!

 |  Community Events, Home Maintenance, Safety

Find out if the City of Minneapolis has Declared a Snow Emergency

Call 612-348-SNOW (Multiple Languages Available – Espanol, Hmoob, Soomaali)

Visit www.minneapolismn.gov/snow

  • Sign up for text, email or phone call alerts – Sign up under “Stay Informed”
  • Download the app for iPhones and Android devices

Visit

  • www.facebook.com/MinneapolisSnowEmergency
  • twitter.com/minneapolissnow

 

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Stutsman Realty Has Been Featured in a Local Blog!

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Stutsman Realty has been featured in a local blog!

Go on a home tour in “Julie’s Northwoods-Meets-Art Deco Apartment in Minneapolis.”

The author of this publication was a first time visitor who highlighted a Stutsman Realty property located at 3715 Grand Avenue in Minneapolis.

Here is an excerpt from her blog.

“…Minneapolis is rich in its beautifully maintained and functioning historical architecture… I was pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming amount of opulent historical buil...

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Ways to Highlight Your Home for Showings

 |  Home Maintenance, Home Organization, Selling a Home

First impressions always matter!  Here are simple tips for better home showings.

  • Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.
  • Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.
  • Keep everything extra clean. A clean house will make a strong first impression and send a message to buyers...
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What a Home Inspection Should Cover

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Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. A large historic home, for example, will require a more specialized inspection than a small condominium. However, the following are the basic elements that a home inspector will check. You can also use this list to help you evaluate properties you might purchase.

For more information, try the virtual home inspection at www.ASHI.org, the Web site of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Structure:  A home’s skeleton impacts how the property stands up to weather, gravity, and the earth. Struct...

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Questions and Answers: What is Carbon Monoxide?

 |  Home Maintenance, Resources to Hire Professionals, Safety
Every year far too many individuals lose their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning.  This year there there have been a number of fatalities, both locally and state-wide.   Carbon monoxide detectors should be in every home.  Batteries should be replaced twice a year (with those fire alarms!) when you adjust your clocks.
The following publication is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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