The 12 Days of Shopping Local

Hats off to the delightfully creative local businesses that choose to call Minneapolis home. And what better time to support our wonderful retail community than the biggest shopping season of the year. Explore these stores and make it a resolution to shop local as much as possible all year long.

I Like You
1955 Johnson St. N.E.
I Like You is a gift shop that gives space to more than 300 artists selling unique cards, jewelry and gifts.

Les Sol
4353 S. Upton Ave. #104
Les Sol is an eclectic Linden Hills boutique offering small, indie brands and locally designed jewelry, women’s clothing and gifts.

D.NOLO
219 N. 2nd St.
This one-stop shopping destination houses three cutting-edge fashion and home décor…

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HOW DO I GET MY Minnesota REAL ESTATE LICENSE?

 

If you’re interested in starting a career in the exciting world of real estate, you’re at least 18 years old and a legal U.S. resident, you can follow these six steps to get your Minnesota real estate license.

Step 1: Register for Course I

There are three 30-hour courses (Course I, II, III) that need to be completed, but only Course I needs to be completed before the exam. Kaplan Real Estate Education offers multiple education options that fulfill the 90-hour requirement.

Go to www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/minnesota/licensing/salesperson.

Step 2: Pre-Register for Your Real Estate License Exam

There are two ways to register:

· Online registration: Go…

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Win When You Sell (And When You Move)

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter. Selling this season means you can take advantage of today’s strong sellers’ market when you make a move.

Win When You Sell

Right now, conditions are very favorable for current homeowners looking for a change. If you sell now, here’s what you can expect:

  • Your House Will Stand Out – While recent data shows there are more sellers getting ready to list their homes this winter, there are still more buyers in the market than there are homes for sale. If you sell your house now before more houses are listed, it will get more attention from serious buyers who are eager to find a home.
  • Your House Will…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

There are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming to an end and mortgage rates are beginning to rise.

With all of this uncertainty, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. Unfortunately, we’ll continue to see a rash of troublesome headlines over the next few months. To make sure you aren’t paralyzed by a headline, turn to reliable resources for a look at what to expect from the housing market next year.

There are already alarmist headlines starting to appear. Here are two recent topics you may have seen in the news.

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