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Brush With Kindness Giving TLC To Metro Homes

Linda Anderson could barely stand the sight of her house in Brooklyn Center until a non-profit came in to help. Years of focusing on family left little to no time for repairs.

04/18/2012

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It’s Cheaper To Rent, Right? — Not So Fast

Conventional wisdom has always told us it’s cheaper to rent than to buy. But the market just may turn that thought upside down. The real estate website Trulia tracks rent across the country, and today revealed that in many U.S. cities, renting is no longer the cheaper option.

04/06/2012

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School Break Not Much Fun In ND Oil Country

Spring break in northwestern North Dakota’s oil-producing region isn’t much fun for students who are living in campers and hotel rooms.

03/11/2012

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Slow Growth In Minnesota Housing In 2011

Just-issued figures for 2011 are showing signs of recovery in Minnesota’s housing industry, with good news for buyers and sellers.

02/03/2012

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1 In 336 Minnesota Houses In Default

The number of housing foreclosures in Minnesota during the third quarter is down nearly 27 percent compared to the same time last year.

10/13/2011

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Consumer Poll: Housing Crisis Could Continue To 2020

As if there wasn’t enough bad economic news, some bankers are predicting the housing crisis could last until 2020.
The pessimistic outlook comes from a study the FICO company, which tried to predict consumer behavior, recently released.

10/01/2011

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Home Prices Still Dropping In Twin Cities

Home prices in the Twin Cities continue to fall. On average home prices in August were down 11 percent from the previous year, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

09/22/2011

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Want Remodeling Tips? Check Architects’ Work

Are you plum out of ideas for how to make your home look less like the interior design equivalent of a dirty pile of laundry?

09/15/2011

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Wis. Property Values Decline For 3rd Consecutive Year

Property values have declined in Wisconsin for the third consecutive year.

08/16/2011

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Rise, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years After Modest Beginning

In a tough economy, getting a job can be the toughest job of all. But for people like Mary Kester, try finding work when you’re disabled.

08/03/2011

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Rybak: N. Mpls. Faces Short-Term Housing Challenges

Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city and county are making resources available for north Minneapolis residents displaced by Sunday’s tornado.

05/24/2011

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Expert: Twin Cities Home Sales OK Despite Zillow Report

Home and real estate website Zillow.com is reporting that 46 percent of all homeowners in the Twin Cities are underwater. That’s an increase of about 10 percent from last year. However, that news isn’t deterring everyone.

05/10/2011

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Moneyanswers Expert Jordan Goodman On Morning News

Personal finance expert Jordan Goodman paid his monthly visit to the WCCO Morning News.

05/10/2011

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For Massive Mpls. Housing Complex, $65M Facelift

A nearly 40-year-old Minneapolis landmark known for its run-down appearance is getting a $65 million renovation.

05/01/2011

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Pitching In To Fix Up Houses In Need

This weekend, thousands of people will be swinging hammers and pounding nails for a good cause.

04/27/2011

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Continued Decline In Minnesota Home Prices

The median home price in Minnesota was down 8.8 percent in the first three months of this year and down more than 11 percent compared to March a year ago.

04/20/2011

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Foreclosure Sales Increase 11 Percent In Minn.

A new report says foreclosure sales in Minnesota increased 11 percent in 2010.

02/10/2011

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Big Ideas For Wee Houses

Imagine driving by an empty lot on Monday only to drive by the same place on Tuesday and there’s a beautiful new house sitting on that lot.

02/08/2011

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A Popular Housing Rental Scam On Craigslist

With a tough economy and tightening housing market, more and more people are renting homes while they wait for them to sell. However, with it, the number of rental scams is way up, too. In fact, there’s one scam that happens daily, according to the experts at the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

11/11/2010

Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele – 9/5/10

Most schools will open back up for business on Tuesday.  For many kids, that means get their lunches at their school cafeteria.  But how nutritious are those lunches?  Are there guidelines that companies have to […]

09/06/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 9/4/10

Two former Hooters waitresses have the opportunity to continue their weight discrimination case against the company after a judge dropped a motion to dismiss the cases.  Dr. Karen Gail Lewis joins the program to talk […]

09/05/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/28/10

While many parents are willing to put their children in school when they’re eligible, some parents prefer to let their kids “redshirt” before sending them into Kindergarten.  One such parent is Todd Nettleton.  He tells […]

08/29/2010

John Williams 8-12-10

Minnesota real estate prices drop Immigration…a local angle with Ruben Rusario Could a court ruling change the way banks charge overdraft fees? A protest ralley against Target takes place today. This time from a local […]

08/12/2010

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