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By Metropolitan Home Team | Agent in Apple Valley, MN
  • Bathroom Remodels prior to selling your Twin Cities Home

    Posted Under: Home Selling, Remodel & Renovate, Design & Decor  |  February 6, 2014 11:28 AM  |  203 views  |  No comments

      If you’re thinking about selling your Twin Cities Home, you might be considering some bathroom upgrades before putting your home on the market. Kitchens and bathrooms are areas where homeowners can tend to “over improve” and not get their money back on your investment.  If you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom prior to selling your Twin Cities home, you may want to talk with a professional first. Call Metropolitan Home Team today for a no-nonsense, no obligation assessment of your Twin Cities MN home value, and let me show you the key factors in obtaining a top dollar sale on your home.

    Of course, there are many simple and cost effective ways to improve you Twin Cities bathroom  without spending a fortune. 

    Paint:  Painting your bathroom is probably the easiest way to give your bathroom a fresh look.  Neutral shades have been the standard when selling your home, but don’t think that just means beige.  There are many shades of grey, blue and newly popular “greige” to choose from.  Be careful not to go too dark, especially if you don’t have any windows.

    Faucets/ Hardware: Updating your faucet and vanity hardware can be another easy improvement. 

    Lighting: Updating vanity lighting or sconces can change to the look and mood of the bathroom.

    Tile backsplash:  Adding tile or glass block tile border around the bathroom can add a pop of color to a boring bathroom.

    Mirror: Replace the flat frameless mirror with a decorative framed mirror

    Download Metropolitan Home Team’s Home Selling Guide for information that will save you money, time and headaches
  • Staging Your Lakeville MN Home

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Lakeville  |  December 17, 2013 9:59 AM  |  214 views  |  No comments

    Are you thinking about selling your Lakeville MN Home? There are numerous strategies involved when selling your Lakeville MN home, and it pays to do your homework to avoid the Top 10 Selling Mistakes. In today’s real estate market the term “staging” has become a more familiar term thanks to popular “HGTV” home design and home staging programs.  By definition, Home Staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging your Lakeville MN home is to help your home appeal to the highest number of buyers, sell your Lakeville MN Home more quickly, and for more money in your pocket.

     Staging is one area where it may make sense to hire professional help. Depersonalizing, decluttering, neutralizing décor is just few staging examples. A staging consult can help you develop a room by room plan to market your home and get you the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time.

    Call Metropolitan Home Team today for a no-nonsense, no obligation assessment of your Lakeville MN  home value and let me show you the key factors in obtaining a top dollar sale on your home.

  • Escape the Hustle and Bustle to 3480 211th Ave NW Oak Grove MN

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Oak Grove  |  December 4, 2013 10:12 AM  |  219 views  |  No comments


    Escape the hustle and bustle to 3480 211th Street Oak Grove MN. Nestled in a neighborhood with two plus acre lots, this home is surrounded by mature trees and nature.  Oak Grove, formerly known as Oak Grove Township, is a city in Anoka County and has a total area of approximately 35 square miles. Adjacent cities include Andover, St. Francis, Ham Lake, Nowthen and East Bethel.  Oak Grove is home to the popular Lake George Regional Park where residents seek recreational activities such as swimming, biking , volleyball and boating. Search Acreage Properties in Oak Grove MN

     

    3480 211th Street Oak Grove was built with energy efficiency in mind using 2x6 and extra insulation. The  main level has open living room and dining area adjacent to the kitchen.  The kitchen was designed for space and storage efficiency with custom built cabinets and center cooking island. The chef will enjoy the granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash and custom Kohler sink.

     

    The main level boasts a huge 24x16 master bedroom that could be walled off to make 3 bedrooms on the main level if desired.  A second bedroom on the main level shares the full bathroom. The bathroom was also designed for space efficiency with large custom cabinet, marble sink, ceramic floors and porcelain tub. The bathroom includes a space for a sauna if desired.

     

    The lower level is unfinished and awaits your lifestyle needs and taste. A little paint, carpet and TLC goes along way. If you are seeking to escape the city life to the countryside this could be your opportunity!

     

    Download Metropolitan Home Team Home Buyer Guide. These FREE buyer reports will save you time, money and headaches! Each report offers a unique insight into the buying experience.

     

  • Just Listed! 7440 Drew Ave N Brooklyn Park MN

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Brooklyn Park  |  December 2, 2013 7:26 PM  |  246 views  |  No comments


    Welcome to the beautifully remodeled 7440 Drew Ave N located in Brooklyn Park Minnesota. Brooklyn Park MN  is located on the West bank of Mississippi River in Northwestern corner of Hennepin County, just 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis. The city of Brooklyn Park provides easy access to major freeways, shopping, over 60 community parks and 2 golf courses for residents to enjoy. Search Brooklyn Park Homes today!

     

    The main floor has an all new gourmet kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The spacious dining area off the kitchen is the perfect space for entertaining or quiet nights in.  The patio door off the dining leads to the large deck to enjoy the seasons.  The open living room has all new carpeting and paint and a cozy brick fireplace.

     

    Two bedrooms on the main level share a remodeled full bathroom with new flooring, vanity and tile surround shower. The lower level is completely finished with another spacious family room with all new carpet, paint and second fireplace.  A ¾ bathroom in the lower level has been tastefully remodeled with ceramic tile shower and new vanity.  A lower level third bedroom completes the lower level.

     

    The stately exterior has a two car garage and large flat yard surrounded by mature trees. An storage shed is an extra bonus  for all your toys and storage needs.

     

    7440 Drew Ave N Brooklyn MN is located in a convenient location and completely move in ready. Hurry, this one will go quick.

     

    Buyers before you start your home search, download a copy of our home buying tips.  Start your Home Search with Metropolitan Home Team today!

     

  • Tips for making your Apple Valley MN Home Green for Health and Savings

    Posted Under: Going Green in Apple Valley  |  November 25, 2013 7:39 PM  |  321 views  |  No comments

    What does it mean to be green?  Because of the threat of environmental changes, we have heard this term frequently, but many people are not aware of the simple changes you can make in your Apple Valley MN home to make it green that make a difference. According to the US EPA, Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

    ·    Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources

    ·    Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity

    ·    Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

    Many green principles can be incorporated into your existing Apple Valley MN home without major renovation. Here are a couple of ways to “Green up” your Apple Valley MN Home.

     

    Water Conservation: When replacing appliances or fixtures, look for those that use less water, such as low-flow faucets and shower heads, dual-flush toilets, front-loading washing machines and newer models of dishwashers with two drawers, so you can run small loads. Using less water can add up to big savings on your water bills.

     

    Air Quality: Reduce dust and improve ventilation by cleaning carpets, floors and furniture regularly. Look for low- or no-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, stains, adhesives, carpets and hard surface flooring, as well as wood and bamboo products manufactured without formaldehyde.

     

    Energy Conservation: "Energy efficient appliances save you money in your electrical bill, and there may be tax incentives for switching to more efficient systems. Other ways include using a programmable thermostat, add insulation in walls, ceiling and floor, and insulating windows, window treatments and floor coverings, and using energy efficient light bulbs.

     

    Thinking about Selling your Apple Valley MN Home?  Download a copy of  The Sellers list of 27 easy fix ups.

  • Welcome to 5601 Twin Lake Terrace Crystal MN

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Crystal  |  November 12, 2013 8:59 AM  |  271 views  |  1 comment


    Welcome to 5601 Twin Lake Terrace, located in Crystal MN.  The City of Crystal MN  is a western suburb of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Residents enjoy numerous parks, trails, Crystal Cove Aquatic Center, sports fields and variety of recreation opportunities for all ages.   5601 Twin Lake Terrace Crystal MN lies within the Robbinsdale School district. Search Homes in Crystal MN.

    If you’re searching for a sprawling 5 bedroom rambler, then search no more.  5601 Twin Lake Terrace Crystal MN is situated on .28 acre lot surrounded by mature trees. The open floor plan boasts nearly 2000 square feet on the main level. The spacious fully remodeled kitchen includes all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

    A formal living room and family room grace the main level.  You’ll love the family rooms gleaming hardwood floors, cozy fireplace and walk out to the huge deck overlooking the backyard.  A large dining room with hardwood floors off of the kitchen is perfect for entertaining.

    Buyers find your dream home with Metropolitan Home Team.  

  • New on the Market! 6875 Dallas Lane N Maple Grove MN

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Maple Grove  |  November 1, 2013 12:46 PM  |  268 views  |  No comments


    Welcome to 6875 Dallas Lane N Maple Grove, MN. You’ll love this immaculate 4 bedroom home situated on a corner lot in great location.  Maple Grove, MN is an active community in the Twin Cities metro area. It is highly known for its parks, trail system and home to Arbor Lakes Shopping Center.  Residents enjoy the variety of dining options, shopping, beauty of 7 different lakes, proximity to Minneapolis and numerous recreational opportunities. Search Properties in Maple Grove MN today!

    Situated on a corner lot, 6875 Dallas Lane Maple Grove has a spacious yard, 1 car attached tuck under garage, large driveway for extra parking and storage shed for all your storage needs.  As you enter this stunning home you’re greeted with the vaulted entry and neutral color palette.  The main floor has a roomy living room adjoining the spacious kitchen & dining area which has an abundance of counter and cabinet space. The cozy knotty pine four season porch will be a favorite spot for reading a book, entertaining and enjoying the seasons. Three bedrooms grace the main level along with the updated full size bathroom with tile surround shower.

    The lower level has a comfortable family room, which the sellers have made into a charming theater room. A large fourth bedroom and ¾ bathroom in the lower level makes a great guest room or additional bedroom for your family.  A Lower level laundry room, and storage space complete this beautiful home.  This home won’t last long.  Schedule your private showing today!

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