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Tips for the Fall Market

September 12, 2019

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The Fall Real Estate market is under way!

Selling your home in the Fall may be a great time to consider. Families have settled from summer vacation and holidays aren’t upon us yet!

Here in Minnesota, most of us love the fall! We think of temperatures dropping and the leaves turning vibrant colors!

Here are just few tips on attracting an autumn buyer.

* Cleaning up your yard is sure to create the potential buyer pulling in your driveway to have the “wow” first impression. Rake  debris, cut bushes and tree limbs.

*Planting popular fall plants is your next step. I’d suggest Mum’s, they are hearty and bloom for a long time. Pick a bright color, such as yellow to place in your pots!

Now let’s talk about inside the home.

* You want the air inside your home to be fresh! Swapping out your furnace filter and testing out your furnace before turning it on for the season.
* Don’t forget about wood/gas fireplaces, complete a thorough cleaning so it can be on and glowing for future showings!

Set the mood for showings!

* Have freshly baked goods and apple cider on the stove.
* Next, utilize some autumn accent colors by adding a few pieces to each room. Whether it be throw pillows, quilt/throw over the chair or create an autumn-hued centerpiece for the dining room table.

Hope you are able to take a few of these ideas and put them to use. Reach out, we can grab a pumpkin spice coffee and discuss your autumn to-do list!

Darcy Warcken

Buyer and Listing Specialist

The Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

darcy@avenuerealtymn.com or 952-500-3166

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Real Estate in Norway

August 23, 2019

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I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit the country of Norway with my family. We traveled to Bergen and smaller towns such as Laerdal, Flam, Loen and Geiranger – all on our way to our final destination in Trondheim. While we were visiting, we had the pleasure of being led by highly knowledgeable and local tour guides. On each of these tours, including the free time we had on our own, I had yet to find one real estate sign and only two real estate offices. The homes I did find posted for sale ranged in price from $250K to $650K. With what I thought to be little marketing for these homes, I needed to ask one of our tour guides more about the Norway real estate market. She is a lovely and quite knowledgeable woman who has lived in Norway her entire life. From what we discussed, I found it interesting that hanging a for sale sign or hosting a broker open were not typical. The industry seems to rely more on local Realtor professionals to conduct the sale, purchase and investment of real estate. Typical Realtor contact with one another is almost all virtual other than hosting a private showing or an occasional public open house. After this trip and seeing all the beauty in the architecture, history and landscapes this country has to offer, one could understand why simply passing by a for sale sign can be rare. So if you ever find yourself in Norway and in the market for a home, enjoy the rare moment & send my team a photo of your new home!

Best, Chelsea K

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The Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

chelsea@avenuerealtymn.com or 612-710-1378

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Twin Cities Land For Sale

July 17, 2019

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Are you a builder looking for land that is ready for development to start your next project?  We have 3 great options!  Let us know which land fits your needs the best.  We’d love to take the opportunity to answer your questions and view any, or all, of these 3 great properties.  Contact us today & experience Real Estate the way it should be!


406 & 408 Zachary Ln N, Plymouth, MN


8.6 Acres a gorgeous land that is ready for the eyes of a Builder or Developer looking in the Twin Cities area. When looking for land there are many aspects to keep an eye out for such as location, minimum lot size, zoning and so much more. This property has it all with stunning views, wildlife and endless options and opportunities to build Residential Homes in the Wayzata School District. Close to all sorts of entertainment, fine dining, shopping and so much more.

Click here for additional information or contact Georgie Christian at 763-807-5021.


16405 County Road 47, Plymouth, MN


This 5.8 Acre Parcel is in a pocket of Plymouth that is already being developed by all different Builders & Developers. There are expansive options for building opportunities with this property as it is zoned Residential. With a stunning pond, wild life and views you would not expect in Plymouth, this property is something you do not want to miss.

Click here for additional information or contact Georgie Christian at 763-807-5021.


22800 141st Ave N, Rogers, MN


Expansive land ready for development on the edge of Rogers. Opportunity is knocking, 9.56 acres of premium land is extremely flat and has excessive amount private tree coverage. Easily accessible to major roads, entertainment and schools but nestled away far enough for privacy. Options are endless and the quality of this land is rare. Soil test has been completed for you and ready to view.

Click here for additional information or contact Darcy Warcken at 952-500-3166.

Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken- Realtors

Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

BLGHomesMN@AvenueRealtyMN.com or 612-208-2421



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When viewing homes with the Better Living Group, what is our main focus?

March 22, 2019

Our main focus when viewing homes with a client/prospective client is always condition. When it comes to home ownership we want to ensure that prior to purchasing, you know most of what your potential new home has to offer. Whether that be updates needed to assist in building your equity or repairs to major/high ticket items such as the foundation, roof replacement, siding condition, gutter installment, newer mechanicals needed and so much more. I pride myself in always going over the items that I see that could be a potential deal breaker for you as a buyer depending on what it is you are looking for in your new home.

Listen as Georgie shares more!

Contact us today if you are interested in looking at homes or listing homes!

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

georgiechristian@kw.com or 763-807-5021

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

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Spring Market

March 19, 2019

Believe it or not the spring market is starting! Darcy shares with you how our team can help you with being prepared for the upcoming spring market whether you are thinking of buying or selling. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work with you this spring!

Spring Market Video

The Better Living Group

Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE

cknutson@kw.com or 612-710-1378

Keller Williams Classic Realty NW

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