I've been a member of Northfield Rotary Club since 2017. A few months ago they put me in charge of the Youth Exchange program, one of the strongest passions of our local club.

Seasoned landlords know the ins and outs of working with renters and city officials when it comes to getting the most out of their investment. Before a new investor gets in the game there are a few key things to consider.

Discover the benefits of energy efficiency in this lovely new construction home!

Spacious four bedroom, three bathroom rambler features open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and a comfortable main level owner's suite.  Enjoy the three-car attached garage, wraparound porch, and room to expand in this lovely Medford neighborhood, close to schools, shopping and more. Easy commuting distance to the Twin Cities and many locations in southern Minnesota.

Check out what's happening this summer and fall with a video update from the Northfield Schools Superintendent.

It has been said in various ways that insurance is “the only product that both the seller and buyer hope is never actually used.” This comment usually refers to homeowners’ insurance – which, incidentally, many in Northfield have recently used to replace their roofs and siding following the tornadoes of September 2018 – but this also applies to title insurance.

It is spring, and everyone in my family has gone garden crazy. My wife and sons have been weeding, digging, and planting everything in sight, they eat as many meals as possible outside on a picnic blanket, and they’ve secured permission from more neighbors than I knew we had to collect dandelion flowers for their jelly operation.

Here it is! Your opportunity to enhance and restore a classic two story home. Keep as a duplex or convert this home to single family. Improve the property and take advantage of prime location for investment. Comes with a valid Rental License. Consider this your "as is" investment.

Found a house to buy - check. Purchase agreement signed - check. Earnest money delivered - check, literally. Inspection results - deferred maintenance, safety hazards, broken appliances. What options does a buyer have at this point to negotiate repairs?

When you buy real estate you may negotiate a contingency for inspections. Sometimes called the Due Diligence period or Period of Discovery, this gives a buyer a chance to act on the legal notion of Caveat Emptor by becoming aware of the property being purchased. Let's look at some common things to consider during inspections.

It's getting greener out there every day, and you can green up too! Earth day is a great reminder of all that our community is doing, (to steal a popular slogan), to "live responsibly by nature". But we can always be doing more. I know I can and this year I am redoubling my efforts to figure out which plastics go in recycling and which ones I shouldn't be acquiring in the first place.