Stieg Strand's Blog Posts

Snow to Minnesota brings wonder, excitement, exhaustion, and car accidents - Stieg Strand's Weekly Real Estate Report

Understanding a Zestimate of your home's value on Zillow.comSearch for PropertySubscribe to my YouTube Channel      A weekly format change is here. You can think of it

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A Super Valentine-ish Craft, Beer & Tchotchke Weekend in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka

There are a number of things to do, especially if you are looking for low cost entertainment!& Yes, there is football game on Sunday as well.https://bit.ly

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Your homes Zestimate could be accurate (HIGH or LOW)

Zestimates are a computerized "opinion of value" of a home that you can see on Zillow.comIn the end, there are some Zestimates that make far more sense than others. Other times, these value

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BE Careful, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is HELPING SCAMMERS get your money fraudulently

One more way to reduce stress! When AAA, AMAC, Readers Digest, and your personal financial planner all agree on the importance of something.... I think it would be a good idea to know more about

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Canadian Christmas Train or a Non-Canadian Activity?

There is such a potent nostalgia that train's pull out of me. I fondly remember going to the Canadian Pacific Holiday train to downtown St. Paul with my wife Marilyn, and our three kids 20ish

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A time to give thanks...

It was nearly 250 years ago in 1789 when George Washington called for a "Day of Thanksgiving" officially in the United States. It was already a "non-official" celebrated holiday since the early

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Thank you Veteran's for your dedication and service

Tomorrow Nov 11th) is Veterans Day. I am so very thankful for veterans. Military service is at the core of who we are as a nation. We are a nation that was birthed on the ideals of individual and

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Freedom's road is paved with Veteran's service

Honoring our Veteran'sTHANK YOU!Gratitude is more than a word,it is also a way you choose to live your life.I am so very thankful for veterans.  Military service is at the core of who we

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Holiday heartwarmers, handwarmers, and lye soaked fish season is commencing

Fall is most certainly here.Well, more accurately the COLD part of Fall is here now. I truly love snow, but the couple inches of snow the other day was a depressing! I have a number of projects

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The Department of Natural Resources: FALL COLORS ARE COMING EARLY TO MINNESOTA

The fall colors around Minnesoooocold are ahead of previous years says the DNR (You gotta trust the DNR!) ..... Maybe time to get your trip "up north" planned or on the way!? Live color

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The highest rated 7 family friendly Apple Orchards in the west metro!

  ALL FAMILY FALL FUN It is September 14th, and I can definitely feel fall in the air.  I have to admit, I am ready.  We are already seeing a few yellow leaves, it is chilly

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332 Sweaty Acres of the Minnesoooooota State Fair!

THE GREAT MINNESOTASWEAT TOGETHER For nearly 170 years the Minnesota Fair has been exciting and exhausting about two million visitors. It was even running for 3 years as a "territory fair"

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How much is your home worth? There are actually 3

Stieg Strand, Realtor in Eden Prairie, MN. Explains about how much is your home worth? There are actually 3 different methods and values to each home. This 60 second video will!

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7 Practical things to get your home ready to sell

7 Practical Home Updates Before Selling Your Home                If you are thinking about selling your home sometime this year, or next... NOW is the

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AWE INSPIRING AUDIO, ARTS, AND AERONAUTICAL ADRENALINE & Real Estate Report

AUDIO, ARTS, AERONAUTICS, AND AMPITHEATERS!This weekend is full of a variety of activities in the area: The Flying Cloud Air Exposition, Crazy Days in Excelsior and Two FREE concerts at

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Mini Golf may be cheesy, but it is all ages and all weather!

MINI GOLF IS FAMILY FRIENDLY AND ALL WEATHEROUTDOOR Mini GolfCentennial Lakes Mini Golf NOTE: They have two courses - "Scottish Links"and "Putting Course" style Mini Golf) 

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TASTE OF CHASKA (FOOD TRUCK ALERT!) & GREEN THUMB'S GETTING EXCITED IN SHOREWOOD!

THE ANNUAL"TASTE OF CHASKA" May 10th4:00pm-8:00pmLive Music, Beer Tent, Food Trucks, Kids' Corner, and much more @ Firemen's Park3210 Chaska BlvdBONUS!: SouthWest Transit will be

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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! (STIEG'S LOCAL FAV'S!)

The STAY LOCAL area Ice Cream "scene" is impressive, inexpensive, and super popular all family favorite!This is the first full week of having all my favorite Ice Cream places open. They

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BUYER ACTVITY AT THE END OF Q1 IS STRONG!

REAL ESTATE UPDATEAs more sellers are testing the waters, they are seeing the buyers are looking more for opportunity than kicking the tires. This affirms if not exceeds the speculation for a

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Minnesota Foreclosure Report for March, 2023

Minnesotans pay their bills! The latest reports show our foreclosure rate in Minnesota are VERY low. We are at about 0.15% of all mortgages are currently in foreclosure! Wow... That is low. See the

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MARCH IS MAPLE SYRUPING SEASON!

Your Friend In the Real Estate BusinessFamily Friendly Maple Syruping As the daytime weather warms above 32 degrees, it is prime time for tapping maple trees and making syrup, or at least have

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How do I know how to measure the real estate market?

                     There are a number of methods to measure the health and strength of the real estate market. A statistic that reflects on

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Freshen up your home for the spring?

7 Practical home tasks to freshen up for spring!February 24, 2023  If you are thinking about selling your home sometime this year, now is the time to start preparing your home for a quick

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FREE PLAY in the SNOW DAY + FESTIVAL Time at Hyland Park!

GIVE THIS FRESH SNOW THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES! WINTER PLAY DAY has FREE EQUIPMENT RENTALS at Three Rivers Parks THIS Saturday, February 25 10:00am-3:00pmOne highlight to&

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Chik-fil-A opens in Eden Prairie!

Chik-fil-A Open's its 21st Twin Cities restaurant in Eden Prairie! The new store is at the SW corner of Prairie Center and Flying Cloud near the EP Mall is scheduled to open Thursday, Jan

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SW Metro 2023 Real Estate Market Health Analysis

It is 2023, and we are sledding downhill just as fast as gravity will let us!There is and will continue to be so much to cloud the mind as we look into the coming year for the real estate market.

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2022 Christmas Light Display (FREE) for the SW Suburbs

Your Friend In the Real Estate BusinessFree Christmas Light Tours  For over 30 years with a variety of people, like out of town guests, my kids, and of course friends, a common

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The Canadian Pacific Christmas Train!!!

The Canadian PacificChristmas Train is coming!The 1000 foot Canadian Pacific Christmas Train will bringing live entertainment "in exchange" for donations to our local food banks. It will be in

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All Family Christmas Fun in the Southwest Metro!

Your Friend In the Real Estate Business Merry Making Christmas Events!As we head into the first weekend in December, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few different things coming up, or

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESIBLE CONDO NEAR EP MALL - Seller wants to sell NOW!

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLECONDO IN EDEN PRAIRIESELLER HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND WANTS TO SELL NOW!NO MORE GOING UP AND DOWN STAIRS IN YOUR HOME! & NO LAWN WORK, & NO SNOW SHOVELING. 2 Large

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The Arboretum Christmas Lights are NOW HERE in their full GLORY!

Your Friend In the Real Estate BusinessThe U of M Arboretum is full of its Christmas Lights Glory! The beautiful Award Winning family friendly light tour opens tonight. (Wednesday - Sunday

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The Asia Mall in Eden Prairie Finally Opens!

The Asia Mall opens!The Asia Mall has been anxiously awaited and it is open on November 10!In the Asia Mall there are currently 6 Restaurants, a "Japenese" Donut Bakery called Mochi Dough, and

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at MN Zoo

10/20/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportJack-O-Lanterns at MN Zoo...Read Full Blog Post 

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Local Pumpkin Patches To Explore This Year

10/13/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportLocal Pumpkin Patches To Explore...Read Full Blog Post 

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Fall Colors in the SW Metro

10/6/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportFall Colors in SW Metro...Read Full Blog Post 

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Donuts at the Applehouse in Victoria and local Orchards

9/29/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportApple Season in the SW Metro...Read Full Blog Post 

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Severs Fall Festival in Shakopee

9/22/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportSever's Fall Festival Open...Read Full Blog Post 

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APPLE DAY FUN in Excelsior on Saturday

9/15/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportAPPLE DAY FUN in Excelsior...Read Full Blog Post 

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Family Fun at James J Hill Days This Weekend

9/8/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportJames J. Hill Days This Weekend...Read Full Blog Post 

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Shakopee approves 19000 Seat Amphitheatre

8/25/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportMassive Amphitheatre Approved...Read Full Blog Post 

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8 Bike Trails to Check out in the SW Metro

9/1/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportPopular Bike Trails in SW Metro...Read Full Blog Post 

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The Great Minnesota Get Together

8/18/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportThe Great Minnesota Get Together...Read Full Blog Post 

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Double Demolition Derby Happening This Weekend

8/11/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportDouble Demolition Derby Events...Read Full Blog Post 

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Outdoor Patios in Eden Prairie

8/4/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportOutdoor Patios in Eden Prairie...Read Full Blog Post 

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Family Fun All Weekend at Chaska River City Days

7/28/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportFamily Fun All Weekend at Chaska River City Days...Read Full Blog Post 

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Spirit of the Lakes Festival and Activities This Weekend at Surfside Park

7/21/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportSpirit of the Lakes Festival This Weekend at Surfside Park...Read Full Blog Post 

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Fire and Ice Festival in Chaska

7/14/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportFire and Ice Festival in Chaska...Read Full Blog Post 

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New Restaurants To Try This Summer

7/7/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportNew Restaurants To Try This Summer...Read Full Blog Post 

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4th of July Fireworks and Activities Guide

6/30/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market Report4TH of July FIREWORKS GUIDE...Read Full Blog Post 

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Big Taste of Fun in Shakopee on Saturday

6/16/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportBig Taste of Fun in Shakopee on Saturday...Read Full Blog Post 

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Family Fun at Dan Patch Days in Savage

6/23/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportFamily Fun at Dan Patch Days in Savage...Read Full Blog Post 

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FREE Beaches and Splashpads for Summertime Fun

6/9/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportFREE Beaches and Splashpads for Summertime Fun...Read Full Blog Post 

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Classic Car Night Starts Wednesday

6/2/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportClassic Car Night Starts Wednesday...Read Full Blog Post 

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

5/26/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportHappy Memorial Day Weekend...Read Full Blog Post 

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Valleyfair Opening Weekend Begins on Friday!

5/19/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportValleyfair Opening Weekend Begins on Friday...Read Full Blog Post 

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Mini-Golf FUN in the SW Metro!

5/12/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportMini-Golf FUN in the SW Metro...Read Full Blog Post 

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Live Music and Food Trucks at Annual Taste of Chaska This Wednesday

5/5/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportLive Music and Food Trucks at Annual Taste of Chaska on Wednesday...Read Full Blog Post 

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Cars and Caves Opening This Weekend on Saturday

4/28/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportCars and Caves Opening Weekend on Saturday...Read Full Blog Post 

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Happy Easter & Local Ice Cream Shops Now Open

4/14/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportHappy Easter & Local Ice CreamShops Now Open...Read Full Blog Post 

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Chick-Fil-A Plans For Eden Prairie Site Nearing Completion!

4/21/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportChick-Fil-A Plans For Eden Prairie Site Nearing Completion...Read Full Blog Post 

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MN Twins Home Opener Tomorrow

4/7/22 Southwest Twin Cites Market ReportTwins Baseball Home Opener Tomorrow...Read Full Blog Post 

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Free Family Friendly Outdoor Winter Activities

2/24/22 Southwest Twin Cities Market ReportFREE RENTALS on winter gear at Three Rivers Parks Locations This Saturday, Feb 26"Free Play Snow Day" is returning to Three Rivers Park Locations on

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