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What $300,000 Buys in Shoreview MN

Here is MLS # 4146193


This Multi-Split-Level home is in a prime Shoreview MN location at 4685 Chandler Road.  It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,188-square-feet of space. The three bathrooms have recently been remodeled.


Beautifully updated and lovingly cared for, this home was built in 1978 and it has a spacious kitchen with updated appliances. It is situated in a place where you can walk to the Shoreview Community Center, parks, lakes, shopping and more.


Hang out in the cozy all-weather porch and watch the seasons change in the large, newly landscaped and entirely fenced-in backyard. This Shoreview MN home can be yours for $300,000!

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5 Tips for Increasing Curb Appeal to Encourage Selling a Home

When it comes to selling a home, there are some tips and tricks people use to try to make it look as appealing as possible. Thinking about what the inside looks like is just as important as the outside. Though people will be likely making their decisions to buy or not to buy based on the interior of the home, if the exterior doesn't look good, potential buyers might not even make it past the front door.

Selling a home? Trying to, at least? Take a look at the curb appeal tips below to enhance the outside appearance of your home.

Clean Up Your Yard. Cleaning up the yard can make a huge difference in a home's appearance. Cover patchy lawns with new grass seed. Edge the driveway for a manicured look. Prune overgrown plants and trees.

Add Landscaping. Beyond cleaning up what you have, you can enhance your yard with landscaping. Maybe those patchy areas have problems that keep them bare: A berm or raingarden could be an appropriate and attractive alternative. When planting shrubs around the house, choose varieties that won’t grow taller than three or four feet; plant taller bushes and trees at the edge of the house to frame it. Flowers add a great splash of color, especially for a home with a white or beige exterior.

Integrate Window Boxes. Window boxes are also a great way to incorporate color and enhance or even change the look of a home. While it's a pricey endeavor to paint or replace siding, adding window boxes can increase the appeal of a home’s façade inexpensively by comparison. Wood boxes can be customized with paint or stain and synthetic boxes require no maintenance. Plant flowers with colors that contrast or complement the home's appearance.

Paint the Front Door. Again, painting or residing a whole house is expensive, but sprucing up the door is relatively cheap. For less than a gallon of paint and some new hardware, one can give the...

What $250,000 Buys in Hastings MN

Here is MLS # 4112648


This completely remodeled 2-story dwelling can be found at 15453 Ravenna Trail is in Hastings MN.  It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,425-square-feet of space.


This home was built in 1890 and situated on 10 acres of land overlooking the Vermillion River. Relax and enjoy the scenery from any of the 3 screened porches!


The home can also be split to include a main living area and a Mother-in-law apartment. All 10 acres of it can be yours for just $250,000!

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