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Amazing Race, Season 25

Lisa and Michelle Thomson - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agents
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 26, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
If you are a fan of the CBS show “The Amazing Race” you may be aware that a new season starts tonight at 8/7c.  Eleven teams are ready to race around the world while completing challenges, experiencing cultural differences and possible setbacks along the way.   Among the teams racing are two sisters who are Coldwell Banker Realtors of the Miami, Florida area.  Lisa and Michelle Thomson have worked extremely hard over the last few years to become top agents in their region and l... read more

3 Tips to Sell your Home this Fall

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 24, 2014 in  Sellers
Fall is still a great time to sell your home, but there are a few things to keep in mind to make your home look attractive compared to others as you anticipate to sell your home this fall.   Clean Up -Eliminate clutter and safety hazards that crop up with cooler weather -Make sure your yard and walkways are free of leaves and other debris -Wipe down your deck and windows so they don’t look streaked by rain   Create Autumn Curb Appeal  Make your exterior inviting by addin... read more

Fall Lawn Care Tips

6 Steps to Prepare your Lawn this Fall
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 18, 2014 in  Home Maintenance
Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean it's time to put a stop to your lawn care.  While you may be ready to but away your lawn mower, chances are you aren't ready to trade it for a snow blower quite yet!  We still have some warm days and weekends ahead of us as we work our way into fall.If you are wondering what you should do to help your lawn out this fall, here are six simple steps to keep your yard charged with energy as we march our way toward winter: 1. Continue mowing as needed.... read more

Realtor Magazine: Good Neighbor Award

Ed Pompeian, Rochester
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 16, 2014 in  uncategorized
Each year the National Association of Realtors awards outstanding Realtors across the country through the Good Neighbor Award program.  Realtors vying for these awards have made extraordinary impacts in their community though volunteer work.   This year a Realtor in our own area is a finalist for the award.      Ed Pompeian of Rochester, Minnesota founded Gift of Life Transplant House in 1984 to give organ transplant patients an affordable place to live while awaiting an... read more

Hidden Pollutants in Your Home

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 09, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
Here is an alarming statistic you might not have been aware of…   According to the EPA, indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.  There are a couple household items you may not have realized that are releasing toxins into the air you breathe in your home everyday.    What are some of these hidden pollutants in your home?   Candles: If you have older candles that have been stored away in a closet for a few years, chances are they may contain ... read more
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