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Guest blog courtesy of Haley Kieser

If you’re thinking about increasing your home’s efficiency for monetary or climate reasons, there’s a lot of great information out there. But, it can be hard to decide what really will make an impact on your household. Reading this post will give you options that will make a sizeable impact and that will require varying amounts of initial costs and time. That way you can decide which solutions best fit your needs. 

To start, it’s important to calculate and/or have records of your monthly energy costs as a baseline to compare against after you implement changes or upgrades. The US Department of Energy has a great resource that will show you the estimated energy use of appliances and electronics, which can be

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Guest blog courtesy of Haley Kieser

Life is full of precious moments. Watching a bride walk down the aisle and seeing a baby take its first steps are just a few of the moments in life many of us do not take for granted.

What we often tend to forget are those micro moments we experience every day that affect how we think and feel. Something as little as walking through your front door at the end of a long day can set the tone for how you feel about your evening at home. When those moments add up, they are major forces in deciding how we feel about the bigger picture of our homes and our lives. 

Taking the time to declutter our lives is an important step toward ensuring that every moment, big or small, is one that brings a sense of positivity

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Guest blog courtesy of Haley Kieser 

Moving can be stressful, especially when you’re navigating a new place. Minneapolis is an exciting city full of trendy, friendly people and a vibrant, laid-back culture. While Minnesota natives are known for their accents, hipster style, and “Minnesota nice” attitude, Minnesota itself is recognized as the land of 10,000 lakes, with beautiful, warm summers full of swimming and sun, and long, frigged winters of snow and cross-country skiing. With such extreme weather, it’s important to know when to make your move.

Consider the Weather

Unless there is no way around it, it is inadvisable to make a major move during the Minnesota winter. It’s not an ideal time to be hauling boxes or driving heavy loads, for safety

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special thank you to guest blogger Haley Kieser for creating this guide

This weekend kicks off the first weekend for the notorious Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. The show will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center for two weekends, March 30-April 1 and April 6-8. Anyone who just purchased a new home will be able to find inspiration to make it their own. The Home and Garden Show is a one-stop-shop event for all your interior and exterior needs. On top of the endless design options and product demonstrations, the expo will feature a handful of experts to guide you through your remodeling plans.

You can purchase your tickets online. Prices range from $4 to $12 a ticket. For a limited time, there are discounted single-day tickets available

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Guest blog from Hilary Kieser 

Minnesota’s metro area is full of exciting events, especially for St. Patrick’s Day. No matter how you celebrate, Minneapolis and Saint Paul put together an unforgettable Irish experience for everyone. It’s almost as if St. Patrick’s Day were to be celebrated in Minnesota alone. The Twin Cities are home to many restaurants, bars, and pubs that are set on making this holiday the best of the year. With so many things to see and do in March, you will have to narrow down the list to what peaks your interests most.

Restaurant and Bars Hosting St. Patrick’s Day Events

Saint Paul and Minneapolis celebrate St. Patrick’s Day unlike any other city in the country. Lots of bars and local restaurants join in on the fun and host

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guest post written by Morgan Molitor of construction2style

Hello, we’re Jamie and Morgan! The humans behind the home improvement resource blog and owners of the Minnesota residential remodeling company, construction2style.

We are so pumped to be here today chatting about the recent opportunity we had with one of Roost Real Estate’s clients and renovating their home.

One of their clients came to us after the purchase of their home while working with Roost Real Estate. We love our Roost team and are always so thankful when they refer us to really good people.

 

Roost worked with these clients to find a home in the neighborhood that they wanted and for a price, they couldn’t pass up. But, it was very outdated and they knew with our help that

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Are you, like many of us, wondering what is happening with interest rates right now? Are you trying to predict where they are going and what it will mean to your ability to buy or sell this year? Here at Roost, we get that question a lot, so we reached out to US Mortgage Investments for their expertise, insight, and predictions for 2018.

Rate Expectations for 2018:

See the chart below for 30-year mortgage rate snapshot for a consensus of expectations from Freddie, Fannie, MBA, and NAR. While we have already gone above the 1Q projections, we think the market will settle down and expect the 4Q numbers to come in around the 4.50% to 4.75% range. In addition, we anticipate adjustable rate terms may become more popular in the marketplace, as more clients

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When working from home, it can be easy to get distracted or lose focus, especially if your home office isn’t designed for comfort and long-term use. Too many home offices sacrifice form for function, when they should be balanced between being a comfortable place to spend time and a productive space to work.

Here are five tips for designing a new home office, or redesigning your current one, to maximize your productivity without abandoning the comfort of your own home.

Don’t Skimp On The Chair

If you’re working on a budget, a simple thing like a chair might not seem like a high priority. When you consider that you will be spending most of your time sitting at the desk, you won’t want to go with any old chair from around the house.

Get a chair

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Minneapolis has a lot to offer for people looking to book their next family vacation. The city is split into several neighborhoods, each with their own distinctive feel. There’s Northeast which has art and authentic foods from different cultures. Uptown is a younger area with quirky restaurants and theaters. All of the city’s sports teams and skyscrapers are located downtown.

Check out our list of fun things to do and places to see with your family during a weekend in Minneapolis:

Walker Art Museum

The Walker Art Museum hosts a free family event on the first Saturday of every month. The event includes music, games, crafts, and children’s films. Each month has a different theme. For example, February’s theme was Cabin Fever. The museum invited

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When planning on relocating to a new city and possibly a new state, Minneapolis and Saint Paul probably aren’t what immediately come to mind. To your average American living outside this area, two cities in the middle of the American Midwest doesn’t exactly scream “one of the most exciting places to live in,” however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Minneapolis and Saint Paul, known as Minnesota’s “Twin Cities,” are two of the state’s largest cities. Together, this area is famous for a number of things: its titled as one of America’s most literate cities, the Mall of America, there are 15 Fortune 500 companies that are located between the Twin Cities, its infamous winters, and, of course, Prince, Minnesota’s greatest contribution to the music

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