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Apple Season Recipes - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

With the fall months upon us, it's an excellent time to visit a local apple orchard for fresh apples to try all your favorite apple recipes. After spending an afternoon shopping for Edina homes for sale or Glenwood homes for sale, spend a few hours enjoying one of the most popular autumn flavors. Here are a few kid-friendly apple recipes to try this apple season. 

  • Apple Rings
    Apple rings are a delicious snack, and it only takes a few minutes to make them.

    Core the apple, and slice it...

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Easy Painting Projects - Home Improvement - Counselor Realty

When you're ready to list your home with other Bemidji homes for sale, it's important for your home to look its best to appeal to potential buyers. Check out a few painting projects that will enhance the appearance of your home. 

  1. Paint Your Fireplace's Mantle
    A mantle is a gorgeous addition to any fireplace, but it can get lost when it's the same hue as the room's other surfaces. Before you add your home to the inventory of Brainerd homes for sale, plan a quick paint project to turn...

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Outdoor Furniture Update - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

If you love nature and relaxing outdoors, Coon Rapids homes for sale and Detroit Lakes homes for sale offer the perfect lifestyle. Whether you have a backyard deck, a patio by the pool, or a gazebo by the lake, you need comfortable outdoor furniture for a relaxing day. Take a look at some popular furniture styles and choices that are often discounted at the end of summer.

  • Woven Wicker
    Woven wicker has been around since the 1800s and lends vintage style to any outdoor setting. Woven from...

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Down Payment Amounts - Buy a Home - Counselor Realty

The first thing any homebuyer needs to do before looking at Alexandria homes for sale is to start saving for a down payment. Depending on your circumstances and the loan programs you qualify for, the amount required can vary significantly. The median is around 13% for all homebuyers and around 7% for first-time homebuyers. The sooner you start researching your loan options, the sooner you'll know which magic number is the right number for you.

Down Payment Requirements

  • VA Loan 

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Prep for a New Cat - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

Whether you've been looking at some gorgeous Victoria homes for sale or White Bear Lake homes for sale, you may have been thinking about how nice it would be to get that kitten you've wanted, too. What a great idea! But remember, moving is stressful, even moving into a new home. Imagine how frightening it must be for that tiny creature to leave its mother. Taking just a few simple steps can alleviate some of its fears and help it acclimate to its new environment. 

  • "Kitten-proof" your...

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Landscaping Weed Control - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

As a homeowner, you're likely familiar with those pesky weeds that pop up in your yard and garden every year. Keeping weeds from taking over is not a simple task, but it can be accomplished by following a seasonal routine that ensures a healthier lawn.

If you're considering buying or selling Maple Grove homes for sale or Minnetonka homes for sale, you want a lush, green landscape that increases your property value. To achieve your goals, you need to focus on important lawn care tips to...

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Hobby Farming - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

Hobby farming can be a rewarding experience the whole family can appreciate. But, don't let the moniker fool you: It's also a lot of work and can in many ways become a second job. The key to doing it right is to do your research before you get started and to plan ahead so that you can find the right balance.

  • Set a Budget
    One of the first things you need to establish is your budget. How much do you want to spend, and how much will it cost to achieve your goals? In most cases, you'll want...

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Composting Tips - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

Would you like to actively contribute to the environment when taking care of your lawn? You should try composting. Homeowners are recognizing how valuable compost can be on their lawn when used in top dressing. Our Edina homes for sale and Glenwood homes for sale have enough backyard space to give you enough room to make compost. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to start composting.

Why You Should Compost

 Compositing is essential because it:

  • Reduces waste and greenhouse gas...

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