Aitkin, MN Real Estate News

By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
     Most buyers are looking for a well-maintained house in apple pie order. They will be looking to buy as much house as they can get and still leave a little dough for changes to adapt things to their personal taste.  That doesn't mean that they will be looking to dive right into major home improvements, because they won't. The down payment on your home will take most of their savings.  After the monthly mortgage payments, taxes and insurance, there is no room in their budget for major repairs. Many buyers today will not consider a house that needs remodeling and improvements, they do not need to as there are plenty of move in ready homes available. Those buyers who will are called flippers and need to buy property as cheaply as possible to make needed repairs and enhancements and sti...
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By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
The 4th of July is the most popular outdoor cooking holiday of the year.  It is also an very busy time for emergency rooms and burn units. Make sure that you are ready to safely celebrate and cook up your summer feast. Using a Gas Grill? Make Sure Your Tank is Ready: - A damaged tank - consumers should not try to repair damaged tanks. - Obsolete tanks - tanks with round- or star-shaped handwheels do not contain Overfill Prevention Devices (OPD) and can no longer be filled. - Empty tanks - You can get a fresh, ready to grill tank that includes an OPD. Transport Your Tank Safely - After you buy your tank, secure it upright in a well-ventilated area of your vehicle. This means no rolling it around in the back of your pickup, until you need it for something. Take it directly to the place y...
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 Aitkin Glass Service in Northern Minnesota by Robert Swetz  Aitkin Glass Service is owned and operated by Greg Swetz in Northern Minnesota. Approximently 2 hours north of Minneapolis/ St Paul north to Hwy 169 & Hwy 210 you will find Aitkin Glass.  My brother Greg specializes in Auto glass, Commercial Buildings, Mirrored walls, plate glass, etc.  Here are some photos of the shop and some of the glass that Aitkin Glass carries. If you have a type of glass that the shop does not stock, it can be ordered.  The photograph below is my brother Greg and he owns Aitkin Glass Service. If you need any type of glass for just about anything, give Greg a call and ask mention (Vegas Bob) sent me and he will give you a great discount. The phone number is below and ask for Greg or Tim. photographs abo...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Wow...what a good time.  This is the second time I have seen him in concert and othe than being a bit loud, (which should not be a problem for an old fart like me) He was on top of his game last night.  It was an indoor event, all the seats were good and he brought the house down!  The one thing that Trace does, is, He sings!  Sounds funny I know, that's what he is supposed to do, but, many of the concerts I have bee to  the artist talks as much as he sings. If you ever get the chance...See Trace in concert!  It is one great show!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
BUTTERCUPS AND GOLF BALLS! Nearing the end of a round of golf, Dave hit his ball into a patch of Buttercups.  Trying to get the ball out, back into play, caused Dave to destroy almost the entire patch of flowers.  All of a sudden...POOF! In a flash and a puff of smoke a little old lady appeared.   In an irate voice said..."I am Mother Nature!!  do you have any idea how long it took me to make those pretty Buttercups?  Because of your insensitivity, you will never be able to have butter on you popcorn: better yet, you will never have butter on your toast!:"  still in an angry voice, "As a matter of fact, you will never have butter on ANYTHING ever again in your life!"  Then  POOF...she was gone. After recovering a bit from what had happened, he yelled to his friend..."Hey Fred, where are...
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By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
        April 25th, Friday, from 7-10 P.M. at the Aitkin, Minnesota V.F.W. will be a night of classic rock music.  This is a free event sponsored by the Kinship of Aitkin County youth leaders.    These young people are taking a stand against drugs and are bringing community awareness to the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol.    The feature band for this community event will be Halvorson McNabb, a local band from the Crosby area.  Root beer and snacks will be served.    Please show your support for these youth leaders and their program; encourage attendance at this event.                                                                                                       photo by Dan Zen 
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By Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
     Has anyone seen the ads for the bronze appliances?  I  know Jenn-Air  ( click for  photos) has them out already.  They look like an up-graded version of the old Copper-tone without the shade variations that went  darker to the edges.   I'm sure that they are really very good looking up close.     My parents had a Copper-tone kitchen and laundry room.  My Mother thought it was very chic.  Each manufacturer had a slight variation on the color, however and my parents appliances were all different brands.     My sister had the Avocado appliances and then in her next home, went to Red appliances.  I really liked those and never saw them anywhere else.      We have a house trailer that we lived in after our tornado, while our house was being rebuilt.  It has perfectly functioning Harvest...
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