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We are officially less than 1 week away from the start of the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes! This year’s Twin Cities Parade features 406 homes that you can view and tour between Sept. 9- Oct 1st. The Parade is open Thursday-Sunday from Noon-6pm during this time frame and it is free for everyone, with an exception of a couple of Artisan Dream Homes that ask for a $5 donation. These donations go to help build homes for families in need.

This Fall's Artisan Dream Homes are:
Home #66 by SD Custom Homes, priced at $1,560,000 and located in Mendota Heights
Home #127 by Homes by Tradition priced at $1,557,000 and located in Lakeville
Home #165 by Sustainable 9 Design + Build, priced at $1,800,000 and located in Edina
Home #167 by Landmark Building Contractors,

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Statistically speaking the average person buys the big home in their mid 40's. So what happens when the kids are gone and those owners enter the empty nester phase?  Builders like, John Arthur Homes are offering town home living in the 2300 square foot to 2700 square foot range range in Victoria aimed at the baby boomer demographic.  The development is called, "The Reserve on the Park." 

Much of the inventory of town homes in the Twin Cities was built during the housing boom and is geared toward first time buyers.  Many empty nesters demand a higher quality home and have made the decision to move away from the maintenance of the big house and the large lot and look for association managed living.  Many also keep a second residence in warmer climates

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Well, for starters, you should know that all builders aren't created equal, and they can't all customize their designs to your specifications. There are three different types of builders (which Nathan can tell you about in the video below) -- but which one is right for you?

Find out at our free New Construction Buyers' Seminar on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 - 8pm.

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It’s a parade!  Everyone loves a parade!

The beautiful thing about a parade is that there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Some spectators may enjoy the elaborate floats adorned in a thousand pounds of paper mache, others the marching bands, the classic cars with waving pageant queens, the prize horses, or the clowns that clean up after them. 

We’re just over half way through this year’s Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities’ Parade of Homes tour where 459 model homes have been constructed throughout the metro area.  And just like a small-town parade, there truly is something for everyone.  Homes ranging in price from $179,900 to $2.3 million dollars and spanning from Zimmerman to River Falls all await the discerning eye of home shoppers and

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For me, working in the world of new construction homes began as a part-time laborer for a framing contractor to pay may way through college.  I took this education and began selling new homes with a large, national builder, acting as the face of the company and managing the customer’s building experience from beginning to end.  After several years of this I transitioned to selling for a smaller, luxury custom builder and also started representing new home buyers in purchases from builders across the metro — and that’s when the real fun started.

I already had great in-the-field experience from working in model homes, and I now had expertise in locating the right home in the right neighborhood for my buyers. I can navigate option lists and guide my

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