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The Dream Wine Cellar

An exquisite wine cellar that matches your tastes is within reach.
Posted by Anna Jotham on March 31, 2021 in  uncategorized
Whether you're currently an avid wine collector or thinking about expanding your collection and in need of the perfect space for it, no doubt your mind has turned to the dream wine cellar. Perhaps you want an exquisite space with lingering hints of the old country or something fresh, crisp and white with notes of modernism. Whatever your taste, the wine cellar of your dreams is within reach, right here in the Upper Midwest.   The components of a dream wine cellar Wine cellars vary widely in design, look and f... read more

Tips for Creating a Home Gym

Working out from home just got easier...
Posted by Anna Jotham on March 24, 2021 in  Decorating and Staging  Home Improvement  Miscellaneous
Working from home is one thing; working out from home is quite another. Whether your gym membership ran out or your club has been closed off and on for public health reasons, chances are the thought of creating a home gym has crossed your mind lately. You're certainly not alone, and the good news is creating your own home gym can be a rewarding experience that pays dividends in terms of your health — not to mention membership savings!   Your home gym: here's what you need to know Of course, it's all too... read more

COVID Boosts Interest in the Luxury Market

In real estate, high-end properties are on the move.
Posted by Anna Jotham on March 09, 2021 in  COVID-19  Luxury Real Estate
The luxury real estate market is enjoying a boom as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and a number of factors are feeding into the trend, according to analysts. Compared with the same time period in 2019, demand for high-end homes leapt 42% in the third quarter of last year, according to a report from Redfin.com. That is the largest recorded increase since the organization began tracking the data in 2013. At the same time, sales of lower-priced homes slowed as inventory dwindled. Redfin experts noted that the luxury ... read more

Upper Midwest Residential Real Estate Outlook for 2021

Market shows strong indicators, reason for optimism.
Posted by Anna Jotham on January 26, 2021 in  Buying and Selling  Market Statistics
The residential real estate market in the Upper Midwest has some strong indicators as we move into 2021. While analysts eye COVID-19 and its related effects, we're seeing reason for continued optimism for those looking to sell — and reasons for buyers to secure the ideal Realtor to guide them through a potentially very competitive landscape.  Let's take a closer look at how the year is unfolding for residential real estate in the Upper Midwest in the coming year.  Contributing factors shaping th... read more

The COVID-19 Effect on Real Estate

How the pandemic is affecting home values.
Posted by Anna Jotham on January 25, 2021 in  Buying and Selling  COVID-19
Whether you're thinking of buying a new home or contemplating selling your property, home values are likely top of mind. And with a global pandemic continuing to have an impact on nearly every industry, it should come as no surprise that analysts are closely watching how COVID-19 and its ripples are affecting the real estate market as well as property values.  The implications for the real estate industry are many. First, consumer behavior has been dramatically impacted by pandemic mitigation efforts, as has ... read more
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