Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Housing Sales Slowly Picking Up Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 11 homes sold in this limited catagory. The most expensive home sold for $342,000 and it was on the market for 75 days. The least expensive home sold for $138,000 and it was on the market for 72 days. Median days on market for the 11 homes sold was 91. This report is updated daily at MinotHome.com
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Going to the Post Office Almost Always Brightens My Day.Even when I was a very young man tagging along with my father I enjoyed trips to the Post Office.My Dad seemed to know everyone coming and going in and out of the Post Office. There was always a lot of smiles and hand shaking. I don't ever remember a sour face.No matter where I've lived I've found the scenario stays the same. I look forward to my daily trips to the Minot Post Office. I not only say hello to everyone I run into in the lobby but often I find myself shaking hands and even starting friendships. A few of these meetings have lead to faithful clients.If you are feeling lonely and are looking for a friendly face I recommend you get yourself a Post Office box, check it every day, and while you are there say hello to those y...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Home Sales In Minot ND For The Week Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 8 homes sold in this limited catagory. The most expensive home sold for $426,900 and it was on the market for 139 days. The least expensive home sold for $179,900 and it was on the market for 113 days. Median days on market for the 8 homes sold was 139. This report is updated daily at MinotHome.com 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Day one of the KHRT Share-A-ThonTwice a year I look forward to manning the phone for the Christian Radio station in Minot ND. I always contribute both my time and money during Share-A-Thon. This morning I gave personally and I always give in the Business name as well.I also challenge other Brokerages to give and offer to match their giving up to $100.00 besides my own donation. No other Real Estate Agency has EVER taken up my challenge.If you call now it may be me you talk to on the phone.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Check out this open house banner.Once in awhile the old dog gets lucky! Lately on Saturday when they print the open houses there have been 50 to 80 open houses. The standard format for the open house page is two columns for the width of the paper.I wasn't about to have an open house on Easter Sunday and my weekend looked pretty hectic already so I ruled out Saturday but I thought why not Easter Monday?Evidently I was the only Realtor of about two hundred to think that way... so... the Mint Daily News was kind enough to give me a large print banner across the entire page for my one, the only, open house of the week. How cool is that!I'm looking forward to the busiest open house in town. Please stop by and say hello tomorrow Monday the 28th from 2:00 to 4:00PM.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Housing Sales Are Picking Up In Minot Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 10 homes sold in this limited catagory. The most expensive home sold for $415,000 and it was on the market for 202 days. The least expensive home sold for $75,000 and it was on the market for 89 days. Median days on market for the 8 homes sold was 125. This report is updated daily at MinotHome.com
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Time to Re-Think Mall PhotosFor some parents of young children this Easter Bunny was their worst nightmare. While no misappropriate conduct was reported it was discovered that this Bunny was a REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER. A registered sex offender who was wanted on an outstanding warrent was busted as the Easter Bunny at Minot's Dakota Square Mall.Just to note that the Mall hired a national company who does this sort of thing, they contracted through a local temp agency, and none of them did a backgrounf check to see if a registered sex offender would be holding the kids coming in to see and be photographed with the Easter Bunny.Here is MY tip to parents: For Easter tell your kids about the reason for Easter... Jesus Christ, son of GOD who gave his life for us, and then if you feel your lif...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
An Early Easter GreetingJust in case the Easter Bunny comes down with the flu Hershey the Guinea pig is ready to fill in.The Timm family is wishing you all a very good Easter day. If you attend church don't forget to take in all Easter activities this week.  
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Do You Have Any Historical Knowledge Of This Building?I was walking around downtown Minot last week looking to snap a picture of an old or interesting building. This building located at 17 South Main Street stood out to me because of the interesting brickwork and the date, which I believe is 1883. It’s a shame that much of the front of the building is “modernized” but I find the remaining brickwork amazing and intriguing. I also wish I could take the signs down and see what’s underneath. I’m sure the original name of the building is still there. To me the building looks like it may have originally been some sort of temple, either religious or labor.    The top right cornerstone especially intrigued me with the year on it, as it was very hard to read. I was sure to zoom in as close as I ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
See what homes sold for in Minot NDBe sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 8 homes sold in this limited catagory. The most expensive home sold for $317,000 and it was on the market for 61 days. The least expensive home sold for $39,000 and it was on the market for 98 days. Median days on market for the 8 homes sold was 92. This report is updated daily at MinotHome.com   
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
With the change of seasons it's important to keep tabs on the humidity inside your home, especially if you are in a home that once flooded. The last thing you want to do is to promote mold in your home. Interior living in the North land is unbearable without a humidifier. Shortly after that furnace kicks in the humidity in most Northern homes would drop to about 20% if you did nothing to raise it. At 20% you will have a great deal of static electricity, dry skin problems, and even shrinkage of certain building materials that may lead to cracks in drywall and other materials. However if you don't turn off that humidifier in a timely fashion you will be promoting mold through out your house and that would be an even more serious health hazard. I honestly have not been able to get a straig...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Computer Problems... Call the Dr.Brad, The PC Dr. is who I call when I have computer or network problem. The PC Dr. has been in business in Minot as long as I can remember. The really great thing is he not only does top notch work but he does it for a reasonable rate and he will come to your home or business. The PC Dr. provides a wonderful service to the Minot community and I highly recommend him. You can give Brad a call at 701-852-0417 to set up an appointment.  
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Advent Service With A TwistFor the last several years we have been going to the Wednesday evening Lenten services. I admit that I have had to somewhat drag myself there because after a day of Real Estate I'm ready to be at home and relax. Although I may go somewhat reluctantly I have found that it greatly enhances my appreciation for the meaning of Easter.Each year the church we attend, Our Savior's LC-MS, does something a little different. Last year it was a several weeks long play. This year an artist in our church, Grace Giuliani, paints a portrait during the entire service and as she paints you can see her up front or on the worship screens. Here are the 1st 3 of 4 of her paintings. Of course each one matches up with the theme of the service. Grace does not complete the painting by ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Budget Music & Video in Minot NDIf you are like me you still like to spin vinyl. I've been rebuilding my collection after losing more than 1,000 LP's in the flood that destroyed much of my possessions in 2011. Budget Music & Video is Minot's top outlet for vinyl.Located Downtown Minot at 11 S. Main Street in Minot NDThis isle is mostly vinyl, new and used. I think it's great that there are still producers of vinyl records. I still love looking a "Album Art".Look at all those posters and yes I went through every one of them. I was surprised at the strong presence of the Beatles and Bettie Page. Budget Music & Video also carries apparel, incense, and more.Budget Music and Video is a nice clean store and staffed by friendly people. If they don't have the music you are looking for they will...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
"THE" Sure sign of Spring Comes to Minot NDKeep in mind Spring rarely gets to Minot ND prior to mid April. In my 62 years of living in MN and ND I've never seen the signs of Spring like I'm seeing this year any wheres near the 1st of April much less early March. Tonight, in my back yard "THE" sure sign of Spring came hopin along.Note there are very few blades of green grass yet, but also NO snow!This is easily 2 months earlier than I've ever seen a Robin here before.The trees are also budding and the geese have shown up in mass, starting about a week ago. I'm truly hoping Mother Nature doesn't throw us a curve ball and dump some late winter weather on us that would be hard on all the early birds and the vegetation. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Minot ND Housing Report Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report.There were 8 homes sold in this limited catagory. The most expensive home sold for $317,000 and it was on the market for 61 days. The least expensive home sold for $39,000 and it was on the market for 98 days. Median days on market for the 8 homes sold was 92.This report is updated daily at MinotHome.com
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Inspired Interiors, 119 S. Main Street Minot NDI went to downtown Minot for a Localism blog and was not disapointed by Inspired Interiors at 119 S. Main Street in Minot. I had no idea this establishment existed until I walked in today. They have an amazing inventory and it was hard to pick a few pictures for my blog post but I hope the following give you a good idea and a reason to head there soon. A word of caution, I would leave the kids at home as Inspired Interiors is very packed full of breakables.  Some of the items are HUGE like the mirror above is about 7' tall.My favorite item was very hard to photograph as it was in a narrow display window. It was a near life size Elk made of sticks, hopefully you get the idea below.If you can not stop by Inspired Interiors at 119 S. Main Stre...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Jack Me Up Please!Can't say I've ever asked to be Jacked up before BUT after stepping out of my car, in my driveway, and ankle deep into a puddle I decided to investigate "Mudjacking". Surely it had to be cheaper than replacing part or all of my driveway with new concrete.I've had this problem for the 12 years I've owned the home and I just decided enough was enough. Knowing that replacing the entire driveway would cost thousands of dollars the $650.00 it would cost to have RoughRider Mudjacking come get rid of the puddle sounded like a good gamble.They start out by drilling some holes at the "lift points" and then under high pressure pump a mix in under and you can actually watch the concrete lift.They constantly watched their levels and tested the work with water. The guys at RoughRid...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
My Favorite Minot ND Flower Shop, Artistic AmbianceArtistic AmbianceArtistic Ambiance is a Full-Service Flower Shop located at 417 E Burdick Expy in Minot ND. Artistic Ambiance is reasonably priced and truly Artists at what they do. Tammy Holen, owner, is wonderful at stocking the store with unique items that are a step above other flower shops. Artistic Ambiance offers a wide variety of gift ideas if you are trying to impress the one you love or get back into their good graces (you guys in the dog house). Stop in and see Tammy for some great decorating ideas today!
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Minot ND Sport, RV & Boat Show.March 11, 12, and 13th at the North Dakota State Fair Center!Kids 17 and under are FREE! Adults just $5.00.Over 120 Venders & Exhibits.This show is the 35th Annual KXMC-TV Sport, RV & Boat Show.Come and see the latest equipment available for your outdoor sporting pleasure.Complete details available at KXSPORTSHOW.COM
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