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Everyone has taken their docks out at the lake and we’re all migrating back to the Cities and looking forward to fall as the leaves begin to change. Autumn is in the air here in the Midwest and with fall comes some of the most gorgeous temperatures and outdoor sights! Check out our compiled list for quintessential fall activities that everyone can enjoy.



Check out the local flavors 

The craft beer scene continues to flourish in Minnesota, and fall is the perfect time to sample the flavors. Many breweries create special Oktoberfest, pumpkin and other seasonal varieties, available in taprooms and growlers to go.
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Check out a harvest festival

Pumpkin weigh-offs, scarecrow contests, craft fairs and "booyas" are some of the…

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Last month we covered Como Park in Saint Paul, and now we’re hitting the nearby neighborhood of Como in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are East Hennepin Avenue to the north, 33rd Avenue Southeast (the eastern city limit) to the east, the Southeast Industrial Area to the south, and Interstate 35W to the west. This area is also home to numerous spots and creative studios. Check out some highlights of Como below.


Gem Salon 

A cherished neighbor of our VIBE office, Gem Salon recently relocated to Como in Minneapolis! Help them feel welcome in their new digs and check them out in their new industrial space in the FISK Building. They offer modern and cutting-edge hair services, and never disappoint with their client experience.

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Welcome back for another recap of the Twin Cities real estate market! As summer comes to a close, we will be looking to see how the trends compare to last year at this time, and possibly what they can tell us about how the fall season is going to kick off as we enter the final quarter of the year. Let's take a look.

If you tuned in last month, you may have noticed that we witnessed a sharp turn in direction for pretty much every statistic we follow. While a dip in the numbers is pretty typical for summer here in Minnesota, the severity of the turn was a little surprising. Therefore, we were anxious this month to see if that would continue, or mellow out a bit. Turns out it was the latter.

The Average Sale Price peaked in June to the highest we've…

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In honor of the Great Minnesota Get Together (The Minnesota State fair coming up!), we’ve highlighted the nearby area of the Como neighborhood. Located in the Northwestern area of Saint Paul, is best known for Como Park Zoo, the Conservatory and beautiful Como Lake. If you’re looking for a recreational haven in the midst of the city, Como Park won’t disappoint. There are a wide variety of free or reasonably priced activities, services and educational opportunities for residents in the neighborhood and park visitors. Enjoy boat rentals, a golf course, bike paths, picnic areas, sports fields, and pavilions. This area is also home to numerous restaurants where you can kick back, listen to live music, and enjoy your surroundings. Check out some highlights of…

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What’s one thing a Minnesotan always looks forward to? That’s right, the Minnesota State Fair. We never pass up an opportunity to share some hacks and favorite aspects of that fair that our team looks forward to each year. Now you can enter the Great Minnesota Get Together with your A game. Check out our tips and tricks below, along with agent fair favorites.

 Photo Courtesy of MSP Mag


Scope out the food lineup before you go

It’s less overwhelming this way. The Minnesota State Fair website has their food vendors and items listed, and even released a “what's new in 2022” so you can be ahead of the curve and strategically eat your way through the fairgrounds. We’ve included a link below so that you can download the new foods map.
Fair food…

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Whether you love market data or you really don't care for it, there's no denying that it is at least valuable as you approach making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. If you love it, that's great because you're one of us! For the group that leans towards the latter, don't worry - we've got your back. Our eyes are glued to these numbers stronger than a 90's kid in front of the TV during morning cartoons. This is particularly important in today's market, as we're starting to see some big swings in a different direction than we've had all year. Months long trends reversing, yearly highs, etc...Is this a temporary shift? Is this the new norm? Let's dig into the numbers and see if we can't find out. Let's start with the…
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Summer is slowly coming to an end and the fall real estate market is inching closer and closer with every single day. Just as sure as we can expect the seasons to change, the housing market will likely follow suit. As the weather begins to cool down, it’s safe to assume the housing market will do the same. It’s worth noting, however, that the change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, at least not for those who are prepared for what’s to come.


Work on that lawn!

This year especially as we have been in drought-like conditions, you may need to get an earlier start on it than normal. However, it will help you separate from the bunch if your lawn is in tiptop shape. 


Did you spend your quarantine years loading up on home…

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Robbinsdale is just Northwest of Minneapolis and a part of Hennepin County. With a suburban feel, yet close enough to all that Minneapolis has to offer — this area has a good amount of single family homes, and is made up of parks, lakes, restaurants, and a historic downtown. Check out our curated Robbinsdale spots below.

Travail Kitchen and Amusements 

A must-go-to spot, Travail is located in downtown Robbinsdale and offers experiential dining with some awesome new concepts (and parking lot parties with live music!) They serve new American food and rotate signature dining experiences along with an interactive brunch. We’re talkin’ food stations, meat carving, build-your-own omelets, raw bar and more. Their chef’s tasting menu features seasonal…

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We made it! Summer is finally here and in full swing in the Midwest. With the sunny skies and warm temps come some pretty rad events across the metro - take a peek at our recommendations below for the remaining months of summer.

Music and Movies in the Park, ongoing. With an abundance of parks and a fantastic local music scene, it’s no wonder our music and movies in the park calendar is so robust. Take a peek at the schedule here and drop by your favorite park for some free entertainment! 

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FLOW Northside Art Crawl, July 28th-30th: FLOW is a 3-day arts excursion in North Minneapolis hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition.

Loring Park Art Festival, July 30th-31st: Since 2000, Loring Park Art Festival…

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By now chances are you have seen a plethora of news articles painting a doom and gloom picture of the housing market. Terms like “bubble” and “crash” are plastered on every headline with comments about recessions and high interest rates. 

We are here to shed some light on the changing market, and why a good REALTOR® matters now more than ever. 

First, let us say the past few years we have been in an extremely unbalanced market. It’s been unhealthy and highly inflated, and to top it off, interest rates stayed historically low.

In the Twin Cities, we are seeing the market cool off slightly. But, it’s not all doom and gloom as one may think! We really needed some relief in the market, which appears to be shifting back to pre-pandemic conditions when…

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