Stieg Strand's Blog Posts

Buy Now Home Prices Going Up 3 In 2020

 Fall 2019 has been projected as a great time to buy, due to continued low mortgage interest rates which are expected to stay through the end of the year.Fall shoppers tend to save more money

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SIX Basic Steps To Finding A Real Estate Agent You Can Trust

When making large buying or selling decisions it is vitally important that you choose a Realtor that not only has experience and proven results over time, but also puts you at ease "emotionally" and

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Donuts And Dogs At Minnetonka Orchards

Minnetonka Orchards, located in Minnetrista, MN has been running for 43 years! They have a pet friendly policy and sell "almost famous" apple donuts :)   Also featured

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Jurassic Park TAKEOVER At Seevers Corn Maze 2019

Seever's corn maze is the second oldest corn maze in the United States and the oldest in the midwest! Since 1997, families have enjoyed spending the day wandering the maze and enjoying other

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Whats In Store At The 2019 Minnesota State Fair

 It's almost that time of year again...the GREAT MINNESOTA GET TOGETHER! Get ready for corn dogs, cheese curds, deep fried everything, giant slide, live music and all the great experiences

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Top 5 Yelp Reviewed Restaurants In Eden Prairie

Looking for a great, tasty meal in Eden Prairie this weekend? Here is a list of the Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Eden Prairie:   1. Teque Arepa (150+

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5 Memorable Experiences For Fathers Day In Eden Prairie

Looking for Father's Day Activities in Eden Prairie?Check out the list below and take advantage of the great outdoor amenities and restaurants that are in Eden Prairie!1. Grab Buca di

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Golden Valley Real Estate Summer 2019 Outlook

Golden Valley is a great community conveniently located 5 miles west of Minneapolis, and is home to the very popularTheodore Wirth Regional Park, which is part of the #1 Park System in

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St Louis Park Real Estate Summer 2019 Outlook

St. Louis Park is a great community just a few minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, conveniently located near the Chain of Lakes, downtown theater district, shopping, universities and;

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Edina Real Estate Summer 2019 Outlook

Edina continues to rank as one of the top communities in the Twin Cities. With some of the best shopping in the metro, over 40 parks, great trails and greenspaces, and excellent

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Victoria Real Estate Summer 2019 Outlook

Victoria is a growing, family friendly community with great schools in the southwestern metro. Victoria is the City of "Lakes and Parks", and is located in Carver County

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Bloomington Real Estate Summer 2019 Outlook

Bloomington, is a fantastic community just 10 minutes from the airport and in the middle of the action in the Twin Cities.Great shopping, restaurants, parks and activities make this a very

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Carver County Number 1 Happiest County In America 2 Years In A Row

Carver County, Minnesota is located about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Some of the more populated cities in the county include:Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, and 

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Find Your Slice Of Paradise This Summer In Eden Prairie

Summertime in Minnesota is right around the corner! Enjoy backyard grilling, late-night bonfires, and spend a hot summer day splashing in one of the many lakes. The City of Eden

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8 Trails For Beautiful Biking In The Southwest Metro

The Southwest Metro has a terrific biking community due to the quality and volume of great trails. With hundreds of miles of trails, you can spend many days exploring the trails,

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Golfing Greens Of Greatness In Chaska

Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. There are three terrific golf courses to play in Chaska.&

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Swing Into Spring At Eden Prairie Golf Courses

Golf season has finally arrived in Minnesota!Eden Prairie has 3 (member only) golf courses that are meticulously kept and enjoyable to play.1. Bent Creek Golf Club - deigned by 

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Tired Of A Dirty House

Many people overestimate the cost to get their home professionally cleaned from top to bottom (see more below). After spending time moving furniture, packing up boxes, wouldn't it be nice to just

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Take The Perfect Plunge In Your Minnetonka Pool Home

Minnetonka is a highly desired community and economic hub on the west side of the Twin Cities. Minnetonka is home to two of the biggest employers in the United States - 

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Buying A Home With No Money Down Myth Or Fact

According to NeighborWorks, 70% of American adults are unaware that they may be eligible to receive down payment assistance when buying a home. Often when you hear about programs

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Enjoy A Summer Splash In Your Chanhassen Pool Home

Chanhassen has been voted as one of the best places to live in America, has fantastic parks, trails and features the gorgeous Arboretum. Other notable destinations in Chanhassen

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Fresh Design Ideas For Staging Your Home

Getting your home ready to go on the market sometimes can feel overwhelming. Many sellers however, stop too soon and are tired or don't feel the need to get their home professionally staged - this

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Backyard Pool Fun Zones In Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie has ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine, has  great schools, and is a vibrant family-friendly community. Enjoy hundreds of miles of

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Shorewood Real Estate Spring And Summer 2019 Outlook

 Shorewood continues to be a highly sought after residential community near Lake Minnetonka and home values reflect that. Shorewood home values have seen 

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Chaska Real Estate Spring And Summer 2019 Outlook

Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. Chaska homes values have seen historic 

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Minnetonka Real Estate Spring And Summer 2019 Outlook

Minnetonka ranks as one of the Top 100 Best Places to live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Minnetonka homes values have seen historic 

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Chanhassen Real Estate Spring And Summer 2019 Outlook

 Chanhassen is STILL one of the Top 5 Places to Live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Chanhassen homes values have seen historic 

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Eden Prairie Real Estate Spring And Summer 2019 Outlook

 Eden Prairie continues to be a premier residential community and home values reflect that. Eden Prairie homes values have seen historic appreciation over the

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Peeking Ahead To Eden Prairie Summer Camps

Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota (or so we hope!) but summer and the outdoors is right around the corner. To make the most of your summer, consider having your kids participate

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Family Fun And Kids Activities In Chanhassen

The City of Chanhassen is a great community about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis, and was ranked as the #4 Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine. It is a,

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Will The Real Estate Market Bubble Burst Again

 Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an

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Living In Dog Friendly Shorewood MN

Shorewood, MN is an outdoor oriented community - and is very dog friendly! There is endless exploring at parks, trails and beaches in Shorewood and in nearby towns that will have your furry

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4 Reasons To Live In Bloomington Near The Mall Of America

As one of the biggest attractions in Minnesota, the Mall of America is a great place to live near, especially during the cold winters. It is also a great place to bring guests who come to visit

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5 Family Friendly Activities Around Eden Prairie

Spring in Minnesota means warmer weather, more outdoor activities and the start of new growth! Here are a 5 family friendly activites in and around Eden Prairie during the spring:

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