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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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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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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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You Want To Sell Your Home For More Then You Owe

Brian ScatesTuesday, February 17, 2015

Today I share with you how to prepare your home to sell and tell you when to properly list it and consider a figure that will realistically allow you to sell your home at or close to your asking price.

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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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