Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fatal Fire, Destroyed Homes: 2012 West Metro Fire Year in Review

Year in Review 2012 The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie , Edina , Golden Valley , Hopkins , Lake Minnetonka , Maple Grove , Minnetonka , Plymouth , Richfield , Southwest Minneapolis , St. Continue reading

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Year in Review 2012: Business

Hopkins is closing out 2012 with a different landscape than it began the year with. Continue reading

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Selling a Rental Home at Year End?

Today is the last day of the year for selling a rental and having that income fall into the 2012 calendar year.

However, if a seller is planning to buy another investment property, the seller might want to consider doing a 1031 tax-deferred exchange… Continue reading

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A Billion Views? Minnetonka-made Gangnam Parody Nears 600

Don’t get too comfortable, PSY. Sure, the Korean rapper’s Gangnam Style video topped one billion views last week, setting a YouTube record. Continue reading

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Sisters for a season

These three words are enough to set both girls into a fit of giggles, as they recall a cooking mishap in which someone didn’t measure ingredients correctly. Continue reading

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City of Minnetonka: ‘Beware of Door-to-Door Water Testers’

The following was released by the city of Minnetonka: Residents in some metro area communities recently have been approached by private companies offering to test their tap water in order to sell costly and often unnecessary water filtrations systems t… Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed in Minnetonka on New Year’s Eve and Day?

Banks: Most banks are closed on Tuesday. On Monday, some may be closed and some may be open fewer hours. Continue reading

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Top 10 Stories of 2012: #6 Oil boom – and more – in North Dakota

In 2012, North Dakota passed Alaska to become the second-biggest oil producer in the country, behind only Texas. Continue reading

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Top 10 Stories of 2012: #6 Oil boom – and more – in North Dakota

In 2012, North Dakota passed Alaska to become the second-biggest oil producer in the country, behind only Texas. Continue reading

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The Confusion Over Recurring and Non-Recurring Closing Costs

A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) does not really explain recurring and non-recurring closing costs to buyers.

In fact, a GFE just makes closing costs even more confusing to many buyers. There are buyers who don’t understand that they need to pay closing c… Continue reading

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