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If your home hasn't had the air ducts cleaned in the last 5 to 7 years, it's about time they were. Our featured home had them cleaned at least every two years.

If your home hasn't had the air ducts cleaned in the last 5 to 7 years, it's about time they were. Our featured home had them cleaned at least every two years.

Clean Air Ducts: A good cleaning can make your heating and cooling system run more efficiently, as well as help eliminate dust blowing through your vents. To learn about how clean the air ducts are for our featured home, read more >>


An HOA can dictate how many and what types of flowers you plant

Previous Feature: Considering a home with a home owners association? Don't. An HOA can dictate how many flowers you plant, can raise your fees yearly, and can even foreclose on your home. Click on this picture to read our latest feature about why you should buy a home that doesn't have an HOA.

HOAs can say no to certain play sets, fences, sheds or even dog breeds.

HOAs can say no to certain play sets or dog breeds.

7 Reasons You Should Walk From a Home with a HOA

Did you know Home Owner’s Associations can foreclose on your home? Dictate your garden, the type of play set in your backyard, or the types of pets you own? Read this article for HOA horror stories from homeowners and to learn why, if you had the choice, you should buy a home without an HOA, rather than one regulated by such an association. More >>

Fiber Cement vs. Vinyl: Plus Other Siding Options

Brick is on the front and Nichiha Fiber Cement is on the sides and rear of our featured home at 18148 87th Pl N, Maple Grove, Minn. When buying, choose a home with brick and/or fiber cement if you want the best, most durable product on the exterior of your home.

Brick is on the front and Nichiha Fiber Cement is on the sides and rear of our featured home for sale. What siding should you hope you're getting in the home you purchase?

Have you paid attention to the siding on the home you want to purchase, or have you just assumed they were all the same?

You should know the pros and cons of the siding options you’re mostly likely to encounter during your house-hunting. Read our article “Which Siding is Better?” to learn about 6 different sidings. More >>

Looking West: The backyard at 18148 87th Pl N runs 90 feet long from East to West

Looking West

Kids and dogs love to run in long yards like the one at this home for sale at 18148 87th Pl

Looking East


Sizing up the Backyard


Read here for how to check if the yard dimensions suit your needs. Plus, tips on how to determine the lot’s size and compare it with other homes you see. More >>

This home has a very large finished basement with 5th bedroom, bath, bonus room and fireplace.

Basements: You won't lose a dime if it is already finished.

Pre-Finished Basements are a Valued Asset
Buying a home with a finished basement can save you time and money. Did you know you’re not likely to recoup all of your money if you were to finish one yourself? Read on to find out why. More >>

POLL: What Do You Most Want in a Basement?
You may want many options for your basement, but is there a top “must-have”? Take our basement poll and see how your pick compares to other readers. More >>

2 Often-Overlooked Upgrades Home Buyers Should Put on Their Checklists
Sometimes it’s the small conveniences that help ease our everyday living. Are the two upgrades we mention ones you remember to look for when you’re house-hunting? Read on to find out. More >>


Grand Two-Story Foyer Sets the Stage for First Impressions

Foyer with 26-foot ceilings give dramatic appearance to the home

The foyer is your first peek into the home

The foyer is your first peek into the home

Take a peek at this foyer from several angles. More >>

Rush Creek Elementary, an award-winning school, is only two blocks from this home.

Short Walk: The Elementary School is two blocks away.

Rush Creek Elementary is a Blue Ribbon Winner
The area elementary school is top of its class (Top 10% for the state). This award-winning school is well sought after by area residents. It’s top for the district and is one of the best in the state. Read this post to learn more about its Blue Ribbon Award. More >>

All brick adorns the front of this contemporary, yet classic home

Adorned with an all brick front, this home at 18148 87th Pl N Maple Grove, MN is for sale.

Elegant Home for Sale in Maple Grove

Read the first post in this blog: An intro to this 5-bedroom, 4-bath home for sale. It has a scenic pond view from several rooms in this stately 4,280 square foot walk-out by Rush Creek Elementary.

Listed at $425,000, this beautiful walkout home sits on Ranier Pond in the Maple Grove subdivision, Wicklow Meadows. The home is freshly painted, has hardwood floors, a 2-story family room and foyer. There is a main floor laundry/mud room, Formal living room and dining room. Main floor office, center island kitchen with octagonal bay windows in the dinette area. There are 4 bedrooms on the second level, including the Master suite, which has a corner jetted tub with columns, double vanity, walk-in closet with custom built-ins. The lower level, which walks out on a patio to the pond, has a huge amusement room, game room, 5th bedroom, and a 2nd office/craft room that could easily be converted into a media room or exercise room. More >>

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