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6 New Countertop Ideas That Aren't Granite

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 18, 2017 in No Category
Guest Post By Andrea Davis Granite’s durability and looks make it a popular investment for many homeowners. But there are other options aside from granite. Keep reading to learn more about six alternatives to granite countertops. Butcher Block Butcher block countertops provide visual warmth to modern spaces, particularly those with white cabinetry. These countertops are also very cost-effective, especially compared to natural stone. You’ll need to make oiling a regular part of your maintenance rou... read more
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Moving with a Baby: The Complete Guide for Parents

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 12, 2017 in No Category
By NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm On the move with a little mover in tow? Every parent knows having a baby at home is an adventure. Take that everyday baby voyage and mix in moving your home, now your adventure is more like a hike up Mt. Everest! Here’s the good news, if you plan ahead and take simple steps that trek will become a walk in the park (well maybe not, but a manageable stroll up hill.) Before you pack up and gear up for the baby + move exploration, check out this complete guide for pa... read more
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Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out

Fire Prevention Week 2017
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 10, 2017 in No Category
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages: Draw a map of your home by using a grid with all members of your household, marking two exits from eac... read more
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Your October Home Checklist

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 06, 2017 in No Category
The leaves are falling, the farmer’s markets are bustling and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must be October. Make the most of this month’s bountiful harvest, get some exercise raking leaves in the brisk air and button down your house in preparation for winter. Then sit back, relax and warm your hands around a mug of hot apple cider. Fall is here. Photo by Connor Homes – More traditional exterior photos 1. Rake leaves. To make quicker work of collecting leaves from a large lawn, r... read more
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Albert Lea Housing Market Update

September 2017
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 06, 2017 in No Category
Here is a look at how the housing market played out for the Albert Lea community this past month.In September, 38 single-family residential homes were sold with an average SOLD price of $142,235. The average days on market for those sold properties were 85 September also brought 21 new homes to the market with an average list price of $155,204 for those new homes added.  Currently there are 86 homes for sale in the Albert Lea community.  (Statistics reported fr... read more
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