Monthly Archives: December 2013

When Agents Collect a Referral Fee for You

A common side of the real estate business involves paying a referral fee to an agent in exchange for directing business.

The way it generally works is suppose you want to buy a home in a city where your agent does not work. You might ask your agent i… Continue reading

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City of Minnetonka Appoints New Police Chief

City Manager Geralyn Barone has appointed Minnetonka Police Department Captain Jeff Sebenaler as police chief effective June 1. Capt. Continue reading

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Arson and Sexual Assault: Recent Police Activity in Minnetonka

From the city of Minnetonka: On May 31, officers took a report from a business on a missing check in the amount of $6,036. Continue reading

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What To Do With Your Christmas Tree In Minnetonka

Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Check with your residential refuse hauler for pick up and recycling of your tree. Continue reading

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Cash for a Short Sale is Not Always Possible

Some sellers become volatile when they discover they won’t receive cash for a short sale.

I’ve heard horror stories from agents who say sellers have trashed the house and even threatened to take the agent hostage unless the bank paid them. They appar… Continue reading

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Off Beat: Battle waged over doughnut shop names in Alabama

In a country that can’t seem to get its fill of televised competitions between rival cupcake shops and wedding cake decorators, a rash of legal skirmishes over doughnuts probably shouldn’t be all that surprising. Continue reading

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1,000 expected to make ice dive at Lake Minnetonka

As many as 1,000 people are expected to welcome the new year by diving into a hole in the ice of Lake Minnetonka. Continue reading

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Most Borrowers Will Choose a Fixed Rate Mortgage

Except for jumbo loans, most borrowers today are financing a home by choosing a fixed-rate mortgage.

Part of the reason for the popularity of this particular type of mortgage among conforming loans is the fact that interest rates remain relatively lo… Continue reading

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Hole-y court battles: Birmingham donut shops involved in 2 copyright lawsuits

However they spell it -donut, doughnut or even do-nut – a number of shops that feature the tasty treats in their business names have popped up in the Birmingham market the past few years. Continue reading

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The Best Day for Home Buying

Once again I write about the best day to buy a home, but does anybody care when they find out it’s Christmas?

I suspect you’re reading this and thinking, oh, she did not really mean the day of December 25th, did she? Yes, I’m telling you it is Chr… Continue reading

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