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Weird Real Estate Laws (you might have already broken!)

Did you know there’s a law in Arizona that says no man or woman over the age of 18 can show more than one missing tooth when smiling? (Work on those pearly whites, Arizonians.) Oh, and there’s a law that it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch in Washington state. (You’ll be safe here,...

You’re Ready for Summer, But Is Your House?

This time of year it's tempting to slide into the relaxing days of summer without looking back. We've spent the past several months tucked away inside, it's only fair that we get out and enjoy the warmer days. We know you're probably ready for summer, but is your house? We've got...

8 Mistakes First-Time Home Sellers Make

Plenty of home sellers consider their places to be coveted properties that others would be lucky to own. But, that hubris can often lead to trouble when it comes to actually landing an offer and closing a sale. First-time sellers in particular exhibit some self-sabotaging behaviors that can trip them up...

Why We Love Spring in Minnesota

Spring has officially sprung! Can you feel it? The chill has disappeared from the air, reminding us that nothing lasts forever, not even a Minnesota winter, even though it feels like it might never end. To celebrate the return of warmer weather, here are a few things we love about...

Best Renovations for Adding Resale Value

When you renovate your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value. But what, exactly, are the...

What Does the average American homeowner look like?

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to owning a home. But what, exactly, does the average American homeowner look like? According to a recent report from Pulse, there are some overall themes that characterize the American homeowner, from the source of their down payment (46% use cash or personal savings) to their home...