I've started writing for our local newspaper. Here are three recent columns.
2023 Predictions for the Local Real Estate Market
Two Entrepreneurs Launch Space for Live Music
More Predictions for the Local Real Estate Market
Linden Hills, Fulton and Lynnhurst — the three neighborhoods surrounding the Southwest shore of Lake Harriet — are perhaps the most high-demand real estate areas in all of Minneapolis.
Long-Term Versus Short-Term Value
In Minneapolis Real Estate
With a predominance of one-and-a-half story bungalows, built in the teens and twenties with natural oak woodwork and hardwood floors, there is also a significant percentage of older “craftsman” two-story homes. And there is also now a lot of new construction — larger homes that are replacing the smaller 50s ranch-style-ramblers.
A Word About Real Estate Agents
Good realtors help to make these transactions “fair.” That is, if two consumers each have good realtors, the exchange will likely not favor one greatly over the other…Having a good realtor is like having good insurance. You pay a small percentage, so something doesn’t go terribly wrong.
A wise consumer does not, as one recent client put it, “Arrive in town and buy on the wrong street.” You don’t want to win one battle (not having a realtor) but lose the war (not getting good advice.) Rather, you pay a professional to protect your single greatest financial investment, which also is the investment that affects your whole life — the investment that helps you create Family, and Connection, and Future.