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Your Clutter-Clearing Plan for the New Year

By Michelle Tjomsland

January 6th, 2017

The #1 advice we give our sellers is to de-clutter!  You don’t have to be selling to want to get that done.  Here’s a great way to break that overwhelming project down throughout the year.

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Take the Pain out of Painting:5 must-follow rules!

By Michelle Tjomsland

September 6th, 2016

Painting is the easiest way to update and make a difference in the look of your home.  Here’s some tips so you can be as good as a professional!

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How to Fix that Stinky Garbage disposal

By Michelle Tjomsland

April 19th, 2015

Nothing is a bigger turn off for a potential buyer than bad smells in a home! Even for those who aren’t selling, you’ll appreciate these tips and they are all environmentally safe!

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5 tips to get your home ready NOW for the spring real estate market

By Michelle Tjomsland

February 2nd, 2015

I know it’s the middle of winter and we are about to hit another deep freeze, but before you know it spring will be here! Historically, in our real estate market spring yields the highest prices for those selling their home, but it also brings the most competition. That means preparing your house is even more important so you can beat out your competition. That preparing can start now while you’re shut in your house during this cold so you are ready to go when the market is best.

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10 tricks to help your bathroom sell your house

By Michelle Tjomsland

November 17th, 2014

We all know that it’s the kitchen and bathrooms that help sell the house. The problem is when we are getting ready to sell, we don’t want to put the money into a major bathroom remodel because we know we won’t get everything back. This article has great tips on how you can create that spa look and feel without a major remodel. Even if you aren’t selling, you deserve to feel like your bathroom is a spa everyday!

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10 ways to save on your gas bill

By Michelle Tjomsland

November 4th, 2014

There’s no avoiding it in Minnesota, cold weather is just around the corner. Before it gets too cold outside, you’ll want to replace worn weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows to keep out those drafts.

This article has some other tips as well to save you money on your gas bill.

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Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying a Home

By Michelle Tjomsland

October 13th, 2014

The first step to buying a new home is to visit a lender and make sure you qualify for a loan.  I always tell my buyers that what you qualify for and what you can afford are two different things!

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Setting your home up for a successful school year

By Michelle Tjomsland

September 22nd, 2014

As we head back to school, time to think about how we’ll set up your kids for successful studying. Here’s some great ideas! My favorite is the portable school supplies… More >

How to Choose a front door color

By Michelle Tjomsland

September 15th, 2014

Have you ever considered painting your front door a color but didn’t know what color you should do? Here’s a guide in helping you decide what would be the perfect color for your family’s home. More >

Where will my decoration dollars go?

By Michelle Tjomsland

September 8th, 2014

Whether you are looking to decorate your new home or redecorate your existing home, here are some great tips on where to spend and where to save. More >