7559 Jeanne Drive, Lino Lakes MN

A very welcoming home situated on a 1-acre wooded lot in the Centennial district. The home features a lovely main level with a formal dining room and large bay windows, a large family room w/vaulted ceilings and a grand fireplace, a kitchen featuring a center island, a full-sized laundry room, and a master suite with double sinks, a whirlpool tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet! Enjoy the private backyard with a pool, large deck, tool shed and extra garage! The unfinished basement is ready for your finishes!

Large front porch at home located on a 1-acre lot with mature trees! — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
Kitchen with wall oven and center island. — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
Great pool built into a large back deck in the private, serene backyard. — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
Formal dining room with large bay windows and newer flooring. — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
Large vaulted ceilings and a gas burning fireplace in the living room! — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
Extra garage in the back yard- perfect for pool toys, lawn and garden supplies or a boat! — in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.

View the property listing here: http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com/listing/mlsid/152/propertyid/4521778/
Make sure to call us at 651-269-3487 or email us at Sandy@SandyErickson.com for any questions you may have!

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Top Twin Cities Farmers Markets

With only a few more months left before the snow falls, make sure to get out and visit some of Minnesota’s top farmers markets. We have some of the best markets in the country, and many of them are right here in the Twin Cities!

 

The Saint Paul Farmers Market (Saint Paul)

290 E. 5th St. St Paul, MN 55101
651-227-8101
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The Saint Paul Farmers Market is one of the largest markets in Minnesota. The market offers everything, from vegetables to fruits, fresh flowers to herbs and many different plants. The market also offers different artisan-made foods, seasonal items (pumpkins, wreaths & Christmas trees), honey, spreads and dips, soaps, and much more! 

Midtown Farmers Market (Minneapolis)

2225 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-724-7457
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This market is open through late October! Here, you can enjoy freshly prepared foods as well as an array of produce. The market offers different meats and cheeses from local farms, many different pieces of art from local artists, and entertainment for all ages! Every week, this market features some sort of live music, kid-friendly activity, a cooking or composting demonstration, and gardening advice!

Kingsfield Farmers Market (Minneapolis)

4310 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 207-7893
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“Hip, local, green & gourmet”! This market runs through late October, and the tagline describes it perfectly. This market offers an array of fresh produce and prepared foods. Enjoy lots of local foods, homemade crafts and local music! 

Northeast Farmers Market (Minneapolis)

Parking lot of St. Boniface Church
Corner of University Ave. NE & 7th Ave. NE

This market was established in the year 2000, and focuses on the educational experience of quality food. The market offers a fun twist to other local markets… for example, blending smoothies using bicycle power! The market also offers many different homemade crafts from local artists!

Farmers Market Annex (Minneapolis)

200 East Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-573-0148
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The Farmers Market Annex is a market that offers food and different items from local and non-local artists and farmers! This is also one of Minnesota’s largest markets, and offers lots of different produce, flowers, jewelry  plants and seasonal items. This market specializes in flowers, Christmas trees and also offers a beautiful event center!

Fulton’s Farmers Market (Minneapolis) 

4901 S. Chowen Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55410
612-207-7893
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This market is fun and unique! There are lots of different items… not just the regular fruits, veggies and plants. Fulton’s Farmers Market offers many speciality ready-to-eat foods, pizzas, crafts and garden art! The market offers advice and recipes to help promote sustainability and healthy diets. If you have children, this is also a great market to keep the little ones entertained- magic shows, puppet shows and book readings are just some of the kid-friendly activities!

 

Make sure you take time to get out there and support our local farmers and artists! These markets are just one of the reasons we love living and doing business in the Twin Cities! For any information about the local housing market or questions about a specific area, please contact us at 651-269-3487 or email us at Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Did we forget a market that you love? Add you ideas and comments below! 

Sandy Erickson Team of Keller Williams Realty
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See-Click-Fix

Just a week ago, I took a day-long class to learn some new real estate techniques. The class was full of fun and useful information so that we, the agents & teams, can provide our clients with new and exciting information. During our class, I came across one tool that I feel is super useful, easy and fun to use! It is called SeeClickFix, and does exactly what it says. If you have ever encountered a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood (an abandoned vehicle, grafitti, a pothole, overgrown grass, a burnt out street light, an overflowing trashcan) and you’ve been unaware of who to contact for this problem, keep on reading!

As agents, we usually come across things in the city or neighborhood that our clients have questions on. For example, we may be showing a great house to a client…but the neighbors grass is way overgrown. Or, a client may be ready to put in an offer on a home, but is really worried about a broken streetlamp or pothole in front of the home. This tool can help resolve those problems and put a client and agent’s mind at ease when viewing homes.

This tool is simple. You see a problem in your city or neighborhood, you take a quick picture of it, and you submit it to the website using the easy app or website. It is completely anonymous  and is the simplest way to help clean up your community in a fast and efficient way. Visit here to read more about SeeClickFix and how it works: How It Works

For example, in Minneapolis, MN- our neighborhood, some of the most recent resolved cases include: an abandoned vehicle, graffiti, and a pothole. There have been over 2,406 cases just in the Minneapolis, MN area. With this quick and easy way to report these issues, our city is more efficient and cleaner! 

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You can see by these photos, that you can submit a picture of the issue. Then, the case will either be “open” or “acknowledged”, and the case will be given a number and you will know when the issue is resolved! 

To download the app and learn more about the app, visit here: SeeClickFix App

As a team in the Twin Cities area, we love seeing issues resolved quickly and efficiently. If a client needs peace of mind before buying that perfect home, this app can definitely help! If you’re looking to sell your home, but embarrassed or worried about that eyesore on your block, this app is also very helpful. 

For more information on our services, please contact us at 651-269-3487 or email us at Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Sandy Erickson Team of Keller Williams Realty 

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Top Kitchen Design Trends

When working with our clients, we always see a great emphasis placed on the kitchen area in the home. If buyers find a home that is great in all areas, but lacking in the kitchen area, it usually poses a problem. If the kitchen is fabulous, but the rest of the home isn’t so great… buyers may still choose that home! The common theme? The heart of your home is undeniably the kitchen!

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1. Gray is in-

Wall color and cabinetry… you got it! Gray is in. Gray is even in the running to beat white… the industry’s top cabinet color right now! Recently, my parent’s home went on  the market. The interior designer came through, and listed off some updates needed for their home! The kitchen wall colors were painted a gray-blue and the oak cabinetry was painted a gray/white!

2. Functionality & storage are a must-

If looking to purchase new cabinetry, consider functionality and storage. Many new cabinet doors and drawers have hydraulic and easy-to-close features. Automatic features are much more consumer friendly. Sensor-activated lights and hands-free faucets are some great features we love! If you are tight on space, consider drawers that double up with custom multi-tiered layers.  Also, think about adding a small pull-out cabinets for items like you spices and oils. We see a lot of these small cabinets next to the refrigerator! 

3. Colored sinks-

Neutral wall color and cabinetry is in right now, but it leaves some home owners without that splash of color they need! Consider a colorful apron-front sink. It is a simple way to add a small pop of color into a neutral kitchen, and also creates a great focal point. Furthermore, if you get sick of the color, you can change the sink out. It’s much easier to switch out a sink then it is to re-tile a backsplash or re-paint kitchen cabinets!

4. Choose bold fixtures- 

Speaking of color, that’s not the only way to create a focal point! Use oversized light fixtures with a fun fabric to create a wow factor! When thinking of bold, thing big. It may be bigger than you would expect for your space. Consider two large oversized light fixtures above your counter top. Lighting is a great way to create a dramatic look, and is also an easy fix for a new homeowner with a different style.

Always remember that if you change and update your kitchen, match the style of your home to your kitchen. You do not want to create an ultra-modern kitchen in a cottage-style home! 

Whether you’re living in the home, or planning to sell your home one day, you want your kitchen to look its best! Making a few updates here and there will eliminate the need for a total re-do down the line. Like most homeowners, you will probably need to sell one day. Many buyers don’t want to think about the cost and time needed for kitchen updates. Put your home above all the rest, with some of the top kitchen design trends!

Sandy Erickson Team of Keller Williams Realty 
Contact us direct at 651-269-3487 or email us at Sandy@SandyErickson.com
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