Showing posts from June, 2017

What You Need To Know Before You Buy In A Planned Community

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI  You need approval to do stuff to your house in a planned community, even if that stuff is going to be an improvement over what it currently looks like. It's not the only potential downside, but there are also plenty of advantages associated with an HOA. And with more than 40 million U.S. households "or 53% of the owner-occupied households in the America" living with an HOA, according to HOA-USA - a number that's on the rise with new construction, of which more than 60% have an HOA - it's something you might have to deal with. Get to know the pros and cons so there won't be any surprises. Pro: An HOA protects your investment. "HOA rules and regulations help ensure homeowners keep their homes well maintained and in compliance with overall appearance standards," said Signature Homes. "Combined with proper care of amenities and common areas, the value of your home is more protected than one that does not have HOA oversight.&q…

New construction in Andover! #openhouse

Stunning Rambler model home is complete and built by CaliberHomes! 1083 166th Ave NW Andover MN 55304
3 bountiful bedrooms - the master suite is on the main floor opposite the other bedrooms and has a ceiling fan, California walk-in closet, and a private luxurious bath. Relax the stresses of the day away in the corner jetted tub! The kitchen is loaded with tons of storage and counter space. A hidden pantry keeps things organized and out of sight. Grab a snack and enjoy it at the counter seating or the informal dining room as you gaze out at the view beyond. A gas burning fireplace rests quietly in the corner of the large living room and is ensconced in stunning stone. Cozy up to it on the chilly Minnesota winters! Call us for more details 763-746-3997 The Chris Fritch Team Keller Williams Classic Realty Built by the 2015 & 2016 Reggie Award winning home builder! "Hands On Process" That Sets Us Apart: Plan review directly with the President. Final walk-through with the Presi…

Spicy Tuna Melts - It's what's for dinner!

Instead of the traditional lemon and dill lineup, our Spicy Tuna Melts take a cue from Tex-Mex cuisine and employ some southern flavor with a little kick. Serves:4
Hands-on time:9 minutes
Total time:15 minutes INGREDIENTS: 8 oz pouched low-sodium tuna or canned low-sodium water-packed tuna, drained 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1 rib celery, diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp each chile powder and ground cumin Pinch cayenne pepper Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste 4 slices whole-grain bread, lightly toasted 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella-cheddar cheese blend INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, yogurt, celery, onions, lime juice, chile powder, cumin and cayenne. Season with salt and black pepper. Place bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread tuna salad on each slice, dividing evenly. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Bake in oven for 4 to 6 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and tuna is warm. …

A More Efficient Home Is In Your Future

Cozy and Clever Energy Savers by the Chris Fritch Team Keller Williams Classic Realty

1.Clean dirty light fixtures and dusty bulbsto make your home appear 30% brighter without turning on more lights.

2. Seal sneaky air leaks.It’s not just window and door leaks killing your cozy vibe. Don’t forget to plugstealthy gapsaround recessed lights, electrical boxes, and wall outlets. Use a lit incense stick or scented candle to hunt down drafty spots while leaving behind a cozy scent.

3. Replace your traditional gas or wood fireplace.Why? Both suck out heated indoor air and send it up the chimney. A gel fireplace insert is an eco-friendly option that produces a burning fire without gas, wood, electricity, or even a chimney. It’s also smoke-free and emits fewer allergens than a wood fireplace; some options crackle like the real thing. A basic model costs between $100 to $210; custom models go up exponentially from there. A case of gel fuel comes with 12 cans that burn for three hours each (about $…