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.

Easter is almost here, and all the rabbits that didn’t drown in yesterday’s downpour are looking forward this weekend’s egg hunts. More specifically, they’re looking forward to eating our newly sprouted gardens while we’re all away at egg hunts. In order to give them ample opportunity, here’s a rundown of events this weekend in and around Northfield. As a bonus, I’ll also highlight one or two Spring events for next weekend.

Excellent value with like-new home! Notice the details in the meticulously maintained lawn and well-maintained driveway. Come inside off the front porch and experience the spacious main level with 1500+ finished square feet.

It can't be understated: smoke detectors can save your life. They are inexpensive, easy to install and must be checked on a regular basis. Take the time for safety in the home.

Not all smoke detectors are created equal. It shouldn't take a horror story to convince you of the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home, but in case you need some examples, check out these videos.

New on the market! Discover the benefits of Brockman Pointe Condominiums in Northfield where the association fee includes lawn care, snow removal, exterior maintenance and the water and sewer bill. 

Spring is coming fast now, and it’s time to start planning the gardens we’ve been dreaming of all winter. Garden catalogs have been arriving at our house thick and fast, and my three-year-old pages through them identifying the plants he’d like to have in his garden (hint: it’s pretty much all of them).

Radon has been in the news the last couple of months with some changes to Minnesota law, and the EPA designated January as Radon Action Month, so this week I’m taking a few minutes to give a quick overview of radon, the risks it poses, regulations and recommendations, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

The first time I climbed down the (only slightly rickety) stairs into my house’s unfinished “Minnesota basement,” I noticed that one interior cinder-block wall looked as if it had been knocked in with a sledgehammer. Peering into the darkness through the snaggle-toothed hole, I found a large, sunken rectangle full of broken bricks, chunks of dirt, and occasional corpses (only rodents as far as I know).

New on the market is a triplex at 306 Saint Olaf Avenue. Neighboring St Dominic School, this location is walking distance to Brick Oven Bakery and downtown Northfield.

Built in 1895 this building retains a lot of the original character and workmanship typical of turn of the century homes. From woodwork to staircase railings to claw foot bathtubs, you'll find many charming features throughout the property. 

I’m really excited this week about my new listing in Lonsdale, and I want to tell you more about both the house and the community. 

See all the listing details and photos here.