What #Millennials want in a #homeforsale

Research has lead us to info on what Millennials might want in a new home:

1. Environmental designs delivers in small spaces

Millennials are creative when it comes to creative solutions for outdoor spaces. They embrace outdoor living. They want fire pits and fireplaces outdoors as well as vegetable beds and love the idea of growing their own food.

2. Environmentally friendly choices

Millennials will opt to use recyclable materials because it is the responsible choice.

3. They love landscaping

This group is fine with landscaping as they love to spend most of their time outdoors. Smartphone apps that can control irrigation and lighting systems are a must.

4. Not really into pools, hot tubs, and water features.

They are expensive and high on water usage. Spending so much time outdoors they don't want anything that will inhibit their weekend travel plans because of their regular maintenance schedule.

5. Playtime

Would rather meet at a nearby park than have a big bulky playset in their …

The #FAFSA And Real Estate: When To Buy And Refi To Get The Most Aid For #College


Getting ready to fill out the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? It's the form that strikes fear in parents of college students and college students-to-be who have been cautioned about the tedious process involved, and the disappointing results. And while there is a ton of advice out there about how to properly prepare, what you need, and what to expect, there's another layer of concern for homeowners and homebuyers: How does the FAFSA affect you if you're in the market, already own a home, have investment property, or are thinking about refinancing? We're breaking it down. First, a little bit about the FAFSA for those who have not yet had the pleasure: "Based primarily on your family's income and assets, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) qualifies students for federal grants, loans and work-study programs," said Bankrate. "The purpose of the FAFSA is to calculate your expected family contribution, o…

More #Fall #CleanUp

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you live in Minnesota with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care. Tackle these 15 items on your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.1. Care for trees and shrubs.  Trees are going dormant at this time, and are less likely to get a disease. Because trees are slowing growth in the fall, it’s not an ideal time to plant a new tree, as the roots may have trouble getting established. It’s also a good idea to observe your trees throughout the fall, keeping an eye out for signs that signal a need for intervention. Early change in leaf color, pines looking thin and/or needles turning brown, and dead branches are all signs of diseases. 2. Rake leaves. Leaves look beautiful blanketing…

Fall Cleanup

As summer comes to a close, this time of year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist. While warm weather still permits, be sure to pencil in these tasks, recommended by the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), before cooler temperatures set in. 

1. Turn off exterior faucets. Un-drained water in pipes can freeze easily, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the water that remains in faucets. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (homes more than 10 to 15 years old typically do not), turn off the shut-off valve inside your home. 

2. Remove leaves around your outside unit. The HVAC unit is likely your home’s largest operating system. The compressor part of your air conditioner is located on the exterior of your home and can become inefficient with debris and leaves blocking it. You can even use a vacuum or your hands to remove the debris from the bottom for manual cleaning. Wea…

That view though! #Privacy #homesforsale in @CoonRapidsMN

Privacy awaits at this #homeforsale in @CoonRapids! Be mesmerized as you dine in the informal dining room at the vacant and wooded land behind this split level home. 
Let your mind wander in the lower level walkout that is ready to be finished - the family room and 2 additional bedrooms are already framed in! 
Maintenance free vinyl siding wraps the back and sides of this house. Easy. 
Raised panel cabinetry adorns the kitchen and offers much-needed storage. 
All of this is #coming soon so take a look asap! The Oaks of Shenandoah is a development that has staying power. Homes here scream "they just don't build them like they used to!" and is much sought after. 12816 Verdin St NW Coon Rapids MN 55448 Brought to you by the Chris Fritch Team Keller Williams Classic Realty 763-746-3997

This #homeforsale would look good on you! #homesforsale in @Andover

This home would sure look good on you! Custom built to stand the test of time, this abode is decked out! The family room has been recently finished beautifully and ready to entertain! The vaulted ceiling in the living room draws your eyes up the expanse. Built-ins flank the fantastic fireplace to keep you cozy and warm. Impressive! Stainless steel appliances are installed in the enormous kitchen complete with a walk-in pantry, natural stone counters with additional seating, a wine rack embedded in the center island, and staggered upper cabinets. A staircase to the private bedrooms is offset as to take full advantage of the living space. The bedrooms are quite large with the master having its own sanctum to relax at the end of a busy day. Be the first to take a look! You won't be disappointed that you did! 1113 162nd Ave NW Andover MN Click for more details and pics or set up a showing! Andover, a safe, growing community in which to live and work which enhances the quality of its cit…

4 Cheap And Chic Window Treatment Ideas That Aren't Drapes

The wrong window treatment can call attention to a poor view, mask a good one, and make a room look overall drab. Add in the right window treatments, though, and you could end up with just the right finishing touches to make your home look stylish and feel inviting. The problem is that window treatments can be expensive, and if you're just buying your first home or putting all your money into your next home, you're probably not looking for more ways to spend money - especially if you need furniture! This is why many people end up with paper shades for an extended period of time; at least they provide some privacy from nosy neighbors, right? View pics here Thankfully, there are a few unexpected and creative ways to make your windows look amazing without emptying what's left of your bank account. Roller shades "With a variety of price points to fit nearly any budget, roller shades can help realize your vision of custom designed window fashions," said 3 Day Blinds. &quo…