|  Purchasing a Home

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Once you put in an offer on a house, and it’s accepted, the next step is scheduling a home inspection. While it’s an important step, most first-time homebuyers don’t know what the inspection actually entails or what it means for your offer. To provide you with the clarity you need and to help you feel more secure in the buying process, our real estate brokers in Minneapolis are sharing exactly what you can expect during your home inspection and the steps you can take after you get a report.

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 |  Interior Design, Rental Apartments

7 Apartment Makeover Ideas You Can Do on a Budget

Even when you find an apartment you love — it’s in the right neighborhood, has ample light, fits your budget — it may still not feel like home. You want to add your own personality and design to your space, but because you rent, you don’t want to do anything that’s either a) permanent or b) expensive. To help you transform your current apartment or give you ideas for when you’re moving to your next place, we’re sharing 7 apartment makeover ideas you can do on a budget.

Tips for a Successful Apartment Makeover


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 |  Purchasing a Home

7 Ways to Improve Your Offer on a House in a Seller’s Market

If you’re looking for a home for sale in Minneapolis, you probably already know there’s a shortage of single-family houses available. Houses are on the market for less time and sellers are receiving multiple offers. So, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, is it possible to have an offer accepted on a house? Absolutely! To help you, our real estate broker in Minneapolis is sharing seven ways to improve your offer on a house so that it’s more likely to be accepted.

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 |  Home Maintenance

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

You don’t want any type of pest in your apartment, but fruit flies are especially annoying, and in the summer, they’re particularly prevalent. We are sharing how to get rid of fruit flies in your apartment and tips that will keep them from coming back.

What Are Fruit Flies?

Fruit flies are small flies, only about 1/8 of an inch long and have brown and...

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 |  Home Organization, Rental Apartments

9 Ways to Maximize Closet Space in Your Apartment

Tired of digging around through an overflowing, unorganized closet trying to find a certain pair of dress shoes? Having a small closet can be frustrating, but storage and organizational solutions have come a long way. To help you maximize closet space in your apartment, we’re sharing nine simple tips that don’t require a lot of work.

Take As Much Out of the Closet As You Can

First, you need to make room for what you actually need and use so it’s important to pare down what’s in the closet.

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 |  Home Maintenance, Rental Apartments

10 Tips to Keep Your Apartment Cool This Summer

While Minneapolis is typically known for very long, very cold winters, it gets hot here in the summer, too with temperatures well into the 80s and even 90s. We know you want to keep your apartment comfortable and your electric bill low, and that can be difficult, especially if you live higher floor. To help you, we’re sharing 10 simple, effective ways to keep your apartment cool this summer.

Blocking Heat Around Your Windows

Your windows are a primary source of allowing heat to enter your home, especially if your windows are older or ha...

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 |  Purchasing a Home

10 Tips for Moving From an Apartment to a House

After years of renting apartments, you’re ready to buy your first home. This is one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be overwhelming and even a little scary. To help you keep organized from the time you make an offer until you’re getting settled in, we’re sharing 20 tips to make moving from an apartment to a house easier and more enjoyable.

5 Tips to Find the Right Home

We know the housing market is challenging, especially for first-time buyers, and it’s easy to get caught up in buying a...

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 |  Local Fun

10 Activities at Bde Maka Ska

May in Minneapolis is a beautiful time of year, offering much-needed sunshine and warmth after a long winter. We know you’re looking for things to do outdoors, and if you’re renting an apartment in Uptown, you’re in luck — you’re only a few blocks from Bde Maka Ska, the largest lake in Minneapolis. To help you feel inspired to get outdoors, we’re sharing 10 of our favorite things to do at Bde Maka Ska.

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 |  Financial, Purchasing a Home

5 Ways to Fix Your Credit Before Buying a House

You’ve been living in an apartment for several years, and while you appreciate the freedom they offer, you’re ready to plant some roots and buy a home. You have money saved for a down payment and know the neighborhood you want to live in, but now, the problem holding you back is your credit score. If you’re concerned it’s too low to get a mortgage, or at least a decent rate, we’re sharing 5 ways to fix your credit before buying a house.

Why Is Your Credit Score Important?

Your credit score is heavily weighed whe...

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 |  Rental Apartments

8 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy in an Apartment

If you live in an apartment, a cat can make a perfect companion. They’re fairly low maintenance and lower energy, especially once they’re adults. However, they need more than the bare minimum to be happy, so if you want to avoid having your furniture scratched up or cleaning up messes due to litter box aversion, we’re sharing 8 ways to keep your cat happy in an apartment.

Creating a Cat-Friendly Environment

You want a cozy place to live where you can feel 100 percent comfortable, right? So does your cat! Fortunately, with ...

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