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Do you want to be more local in Minneapolis? A ton of events support local businesses in the Twin Cities area. One event that is coming up is the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market - Winter Market on February 17th from 10:00am-2:00pm located at Chowgirls at Solar Arts.

The Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community of Minneapolis for 19 years. The market hosts events periodically throughout the year, including its summer market. 

At this winter market, there will be 35 local vendors with a variety of delicious food options.

Ancient Indian Spices
Angry Tomato Salsa
Bee Happy Honey MN
Bell's Maple Syrup
Brand Farms
Brush Prairie Farm
Bullthistle Gardens
Craft & Vine Picklery

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The most debated question regarding homes always seems to be, to renovate or move? There are many reasons to renovate your home when features become outdated or don’t run as smoothly as they once did. However, if you want to renovate the majority of your home, maybe it’s time to move.

Here are four simple questions to ask yourself when you are deciding to renovate or move.

  1. Is your property still not going to meet your expectations after renovation? If this is the case, moving is your best bet. There’s no reason to spend all that money and time to renovate your home and still not be satisfied with the outcome.
  2. How much will it cost to renovate and is it similar to moving? It’s good to compare the costs of renovating and moving, to see which
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Was one of your New Year resolutions to declutter your house and get rid of the things you don’t need anymore? Assuming you’ve been dreading it and putting it off, we created a step-by-step guide to help organize your home. We want to help you on your journey to declutter your home and feel more satisfied overall.

  1. Start with the most tedious task to get it out of the way.
  2. Organize room by room, choose which side of the house you want to begin with and go from there.
  3. In each room, organize the larger areas first, i.e. clothes, books, pots and pans, etc. and then move onto the smaller tasks.
  4. Donate, donate, donate – all the items that you rarely use, get rid of and donate to an organization of your choice.
  5. Ask yourself if you really
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The springtime is the best time to put your house on the market. Not only is the weather changing and getting hotter, but so is the real estate market. Buyers are ready to settle into a new home before summer.

Preparation to sell your home takes time, but we are here to guide you in the selling process. Here are some ways to prepare your home when looking to sell: 

  1. The first step is contacting an agent that you trust. Here, at The John Schuster Group, we have multiple Listing Agents who can ensure you receive the best price for your home. 
  1. Next, as a homeowner, you have to make sure everything in your home is running smoothly. Your exterior, electrical systems, plumbing, heating, cooling, etc. should all be working properly before
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Are you looking to keep up with home trends in 2019? We know it is hard to update your home every year, which is why we are providing home trends that are up-to-date with the current time.

  1. A Color Palette is the New Trend – 2019 is the year to become more mindful and enjoy a simpler lifestyle at home. A color scheme is perfect for wanting to feel cozy and warm in your home, especially during the wintertime. A couple of colors to keep an eye out for are shades of purple, green, and blue. 
  1. Warmer Tones and Neutrals are in – It is finally the year to have warmer colors in homes and worry less about high fashion over comfort. Some neutrals that make for a great natural look are tan and cream. 
  1. Embrace Bold if you are up for it – Some
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We realize that real estate marketing tips are important and beneficial to any seller trying to sell their home. Recently, we held our first Home Seller Forum and it was a huge success! We sold out both sessions and decided to add another one to our upcoming spring forum.

The best time to put your home on the market is during our Spring Market - February until early May. The springtime is the busiest time to sell and buy, which is why we are offering insightful tips to help each and every one of you succeed when selling your home.

We provide a free one-hour informational seminar for homeowners thinking of selling in the next few years. Even if you don’t know when you are selling, we discuss current information about the real estate market and

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Today, I’m going to discuss seven things that new homeowners don’t know that they need to be doing.

  1. Save for unexpected problems. I know that you already did an inspection, but things are bound to happen when you buy a home. It’s just the joy of homeownership—plumbing issues, appliances breaking down, and natural disasters. Put some money away into an account so that you won’t be caught unawares.
  2. Form an inspection habit. You need to inspect your house seasonally, at least once a year. Walk around the exterior, check for peeling paint, check the grading, look underneath the plumbing, and watch for pests.
  3. Buy a lot of furnace filters. We recommend changing your filters once a month. You can order filters online from Amazon and have them
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