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Summer is Approaching: Tips for Maintaining Your Deck

Brian ScatesTuesday, April 10, 2018

Summer is Approaching: Tips for Maintaining Your Deck

Picture it now: The entire family out on the deck enjoying a Minnesota weekend with food and fun. This may not be a reality if your deck is out of shape or you let it go after the snow finally clears. (Which could be forever at this point.)

 However, there are easy and affordable ways to update your deck right now and maintain it for future good times outside.

 Painting your house or deck in Minnesota doesn’t have to be a headache. Whether you have the skills and supplies to do it yourself or want to hire a professional, here are several tips to help you maintain your deck all year long.


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Minneapolis Home and Garden Show 2018

Brian ScatesMonday, March 26, 2018

Minneapolis Home and Garden

Beginning March 30, the notorious Home and Garden Show will make its way to the Minneapolis Convention Center for two weekends. Anyone looking to refresh and renew their homes inside and out will be able to find the inspiration needed at this one-stop-shop event.

The Home and Garden Show has endless design options for viewing, including windows, cabinets, flooring, and landscape. Along with the latest designs to inspire attendees, the expo event will feature dozens of experts waiting to help guide your remodeling plans.

 Tickets are available online, with prices ranging from $4 to $12. You can also find discounted prices here for single-day tickets. The discounted offer likely won’t last long, so if you plan on attending, you may want to get your tickets as soon as possible. To avoid expensive parking pains when you arrive, also book a parking space ahead of time with SpotHero.

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Spring Cleaning: What to Do with Your Tricky Trash

Scates Real EstateThursday, March 8, 2018

Spring Cleaning: What to Do with Your Tricky Trash

It’s that time of year again: grab your gloves and take back your home from clutter and dust with a thorough round of spring cleaning. It may not be your favorite annual tradition but think of how great it feels when every room from the basement to the attic is spotless and organized.

 

Once you’ve cleaned and decided what needs to be thrown away, how do you figure out how to properly dispose of different kinds of trash and recyclables from around the house?

 

You can always hire professionals to help. But if you decide to do it yourself, here’s a helpful guide on how to dispose of old electronics, furniture and other household trash.

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Home Improvement Ideas for 2018

Scates Real EstateTuesday, December 19, 2017

Home Improvement Ideas for 2018 

The New Year is here which means it is time to spruce up the house and make it feel like new. Whether your budget is minimal or you have holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket, there are projects for every size budget and home that can help make your space feel fresh and modern. Tackle your bucket-list renovations now and ring in the New Year with fresh colors, swanky new appliances, and cozy spaces. Start this year off right by making the upgrades you have put off. Here are some home improvement ideas for 2018 that will transform your home into the space you have been dreaming of.

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What Home Improvements To Make For 2015

Scates Real Estate TeamThursday, February 19, 2015

Today we are showing you 5 renovations popular among home buyers in the recent years.

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How to Maintain the Value of Your Minnesota Home

Scates Real Estate TeamTuesday, February 10, 2015

We all know the purchase of a home is a serious investment. All homeowners should understand they need to do as much as possible to maintain or even try to increase the value of their home. Over time many events can detract from the value of the building structure, which is why I hope you will refer to these relevant suggestions. If you follow up on these maintenance steps or home improvements you’re protecting a return or reduce the risk of a loss on your investment.

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