Interior Design Trends 2019

Interior Design 2019

What is “In” according to designers With world attention on climate change, it should come as no surprise that there is a move in design toward natural materials such as stone, granite and concrete and fresh elements such as plants and flowers. Incorporating organic elements will keep a space natural and serene. Photo from South Shore … Continued

Hot Tips for Selling in Winter

winter home

Preparing for a good winter showing Houses don’t typically sell well in the winter. Chilly weather discourages buyers from looking, and dull winter light can make even the best homes look dreary. However, if you are compelled to sell over winter, there are some strategies to showcase your home with a warm ambiance. Here are … Continued

Condo Buying Tips


What to Look for in the Condo Documents Condos offer a wonderful low maintenance lifestyle and are often a more affordable option. When you purchase a condo, you are also investing in the association that oversees the property. Before making a commitment, there are several documents that should be reviewed, and important questions to ask. … Continued

Does Your New Neighborhood Have Broadband?

Rural Broadband

An update on broadband service in Otter Tail County There are many parts of rural Minnesota still underserved with slow, or even no internet, but for Otter Tail County, broadband connectivity is improving. What is broadband? Today’s “high speed internet” is more accurately defined as “broadband”- high-speed Internet access that is always on and uses several high-speed transmission … Continued

Is a vacation home in your future?

Lake Home

4 considerations before buying a second home Many friends in Otter Tail, Douglas and Becker counties have second homes- even if they are just a few communities away on a nearby lake. If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time.  Although mortgage rates are rising, they are still relatively … Continued

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling a Fall Home

4 Tips for an Autumn Real Estate Sale You may have noticed our other articles encouraging buying and selling in the Fall. There are advantages to both. While there won’t be as many buyers as over the summer, those that are looking are more serious. Fall buyers typically want to close a deal sooner. More … Continued

When to Install Home Exterior Drainage


Is your home foundation at risk?   Did you know that 85% of home structural damage is caused by poor drainage? Structural damage can be a very costly home repair. Put preventive measures in place now to avoid a big expense later. Exterior drainage systems offer a timely solution to avert property damage caused by … Continued

Tips for a First-time Home Loan

first home

6 things to do before applying for a mortgage Acquiring a home not only represents something tangible that is your own, but is also an asset that typically increases in value over time. The equity created in home ownership comes in handy if you later when you retire, or if you want to fund a … Continued

Guide to Service Animals in Rental Housing

Service Dog

How owners can navigate the growing demand for service animal accommodation Service animals are a great benefit to those with a disability, providing intellectual, mental, sensory or physical support to help their owner navigate the world. However, learning how to accommodate service animals in housing, especially in “no pet” properties, and can be confusing. The … Continued