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    Friday, January 22, 2016   /   by Chad Schwendeman

    Top Five Brainerd Real Estate Myths – Debunked

    When it comes to real estate factoids, we’ve all heard our fair share of information from friends, relatives, and the media, but it pays to stop and think: how much of that is true, and how much of that is hearsay. Today we’re here to separate fact from fiction and debunk some of the most popular real estate myths. Read on to get the scoop!

    Myth #1: Make sure to cover bright paint colors with a neutral shade when preparing to sell your home.
    Truth: Why old school wisdom may suggest that you need your walls to be blank slates in order to not turn off potential buyers, don’t rush for the white paint too quickly. You can save yourself the trouble of painting your entire home by simply adding some neutral accessories to offset the bold colors. Depending on the color you’ve chosen, it may even make the home look cozier and more attractive, so buyers can actually visualize themselves living there.

    Myth#2: When buying a home, a ...

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    Friday, January 08, 2016   /   by Chad Schwendeman

    Five Common Sleeper Costs of Home Buying

    If you are embarking on buying a home in Brainerd, MN for the very first time, you may be wondering what to expect. While this is an exciting and adventurous moment in your life, it can also be very stressful. The best way to have a smooth and seamless transition from renting to buying is by getting all the facts ahead of time. If you are concerned about breaking the bank, make sure to read up on our picks for five common sleeper costs, so you can make room in your budget for these potential expenses and be prepared.

    1. Paint – Out of all the expenses out there, many home buyers don’t even bat an eye at the thought of painting all the rooms inside their new property. However, if you have just purchased a large amount of space, you may be looking at an unexpectedly high bill once all the paint cans, brushes, and other tools have been purchased.

    2. Lawn Maintenance – Oftentimes, home buyers are focusing solely on the costs of the property itself ...

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    Wednesday, December 23, 2015   /   by Chad Schwendeman

    Best Restaurants in Brainerd in 2015

    Are you planning a move to Brainerd, MN and wondering if all your gastronomical needs will be met? This gorgeous city is not only full of beautiful housing options and tons of things to see and do, it also has an impressive array of dining options to choose from. Read on to find out more about the top restaurants in Brainerd in 2015!

    1. The Barn – This small, old-timey traditional restaurant is right in the heart of Brainerd lakes, making it a convenient stop for visitors and residents. Famous for its homemade pies, you can find tons of mouth-watering desserts along with lots of savory offerings too! Make sure to try the Maid-Rite sandwich which is made up of seasoned ground beef, sliced onions, mustard, and a fresh, toasted bun.

    2. Prairie Bay  - If you are looking for haute cuisine and delicious New American style food, the Prairie Bay really delivers. The elaborate menu includes creative plates like the whisky smoked beef brisket, blacked ahi tun ...

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