Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Down Payment Minimum is a Percentage of Sales Price

Unlike years ago, most home buyers today have limited funds available for a down payment.

We don’t see very many first-time home buyers putting down 20% anymore. Down payments are calculated as a percentage of the sales price. If a home buyer had to… Continue reading

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Popularity of city-run fitness centers skyrockets

Members of the Chaska High School volleyball team met for a spaghetti dinner at the Chaska Community Center last Thursday. Continue reading

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Dream Houses: Jimmy Jam’s former mansion listed for $4.5M

The Lake Minnetonka estate built for record producer James Harris III, who sold it for $7 million in 2007. Continue reading

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Top Shop is coming to the Mall of America this fall

Britophile fashionistas rejoice: Top Shop is coming to Minnesota. While plans to bring Nordstrom to Ridgedale Center continue at a glacial pace, the Mall of America location will be making a big change by adding the popular British company to its depar… Continue reading

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Scams on Trulia Rental Site & Other News 8/29/2013

Check these posts: Real Estate Websites Targeted in Scam, Hits Bay Area – NBC Bay Area on Aug 29, 2013 at Real Estate:…Read Full Post Continue reading

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FHFA Web Page Modified: News Releases

FHFA Index Shows Mortgage Interest Rates Rose Sharply in July

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Courtyard Hotel To Open In Downtown Minneapolis

Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its innovative lobby and room design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading

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Ziegler Hires Justin Frys As Branch Manager For Its Minnetonka Wealth Management Office

Ziegler, an investment bank and full service brokerage firm, has hired Justin N. Frys as a senior vice president and branch manager of Ziegler’s Minnetonka, MN office. Continue reading

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PDQ Quitting Minnesota?

PDQ Foods Stores Inc., a Wisconsin chain that has operated several convenience stores in the Twin Cities, has sold off or closed all but two of those locations, according to a report by The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal . Continue reading

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3 Shorewood children safe, after boyfriend found in freezer

Police say the three children of a Minnesota woman accused of killing her boyfriend and placing his body in a freezer have been found safe. Continue reading

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