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Thursday
Apr242014

Preparing for Spring Duluth-style from the Outside-In: Part One 

With such extreme weather in Duluth, spring is a highly anticipated event. As the temps rise, it’s not usual to smell hamburgers on the grill and see people sun bathing in their yards - even if there’s still patches of snow on the ground! As I write this, snow is swiftly falling and blanketing our freshly exposed lawns. So, here we go with another round, but it WILL be melting quickly so we can get on to this business of spring. Here’s some ways Duluthians celebrate spring, and prepare for a busy, summer outside.

            Buy a Bike, or get yours tuned up! The 8th Annual Continental Ski & Bike Swap is THIS WEEKEND! This is a don’t-miss community event for buying a used bike! Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 at Continental Ski & Bike 1305 East 1st St. Check out the Facebook event here. Continental Ski and Bike and Ski Hut both do tuneups and repairs on bikes. 

          Rake the yard! The snow melts, and in its wake leaves matted down, ugly dead grass. The quicker it’s raked away, the sooner the new green can grown in. WLSSD is a great place to go to drop off yard waste (leaves, yard and grass clippings are free)!

Prepare for a Garden: If you are planning to garden there’s a couple steps you can take now.

If your plan is to start seedlings under growing lights or in window light, buy the seeds and organize them by the date of when you need to start them. Different vegetables and flowers have varying germination periods and need different amounts of time to grow. It may be a little late for tomatoes, and some squashes to start from seed if you live close to the lake, so check the back of the seed packets for specific instructions, then plant accordingly for harvesting in July, August and Early September.

If you plan on buying your flowers and vegetables, there are many local greenhouses with high quality options. Check the Duluth News Tribune THIS SATURDAY for their greenhouse guide.

Prepare your garden plot by adding nutrient-rich compost to it. If you haven’t composted this year, or that's not your thing, WLSSD is a great place to buy affordable, high quality compost. Check out the details on how to compost here. Also, WLSSD puts on an annual sale for compost bins and rain barrels if you want to start that in the future. The sale is on May 17th. Click here for more information.

Check back on the blog for more ways to prepare for spring, and hopefully next time you're here, there won’t be ANY snow on the ground!

Thursday
Apr172014

Is it possible to own a 4 bedroom for just under 60K?! the answer is yes! Check out this great opportunity with over 1200 Sq. Ft. in Historic Morgan Park!

There's lots of big changes coming to livinginduluth.com! So keep checking in! Now onto business about this 4-bedroom!

Why pay rent when you could own this 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in Historic Morgan Park for less? Three levels, with the Living Room and spacious Kitchen on the main level, two bedrooms on the second level, and two more on the third level. All bedrooms have generous closets and likely have hardwood floors waiting under the carpet. Updated full bath features new fixtures and a claw foot tub. It's a great value with lots of room and potential for the price! Behind the house is a private 1 car detached garage and patio area with space for flowers or a small vegetable garden. Make it yours today!

To see the photos, and more details go here.

Monday
Apr072014

Lake views, 2 spacious living areas and a sweet deck and yard make this new recently updated home in Hunters Park a must-see!

This one's fresh on the market today! Move in and make yourself at home in this bright and lovely, recently updated 3 BR, 2 Bath Hunters Park home. With two spacious living areas, soothing lake views and an open kitchen and dining room, there's lots of room for the whole family to spread out upstairs and down. The outside is just as much of a draw as the inside with an expansive yard and deck for entertaining (or just enjoying the outdoors) and a two car garage with a long driveway for extra parking. You will instantly feel at ease in this cozy split-level. Don't drag your feet on this one!

For more information on this house, click here. To schedule a showing, or if you have any other questions, feel free to text, call or email me at 218-390-1132, brokhansmeyer@gmail.com

Thursday
Apr032014

Spacious 4 BR 3 Bath On a Cul-De-Sac in Piedmont! And a huge yard to boot!

Although a winter storm is coming, don't let that stop you from getting out to see this gem! This spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Piedmont bungalow is tucked away on quiet Cul-de-sac with an unusually large backyard! Only blocks from the newer Piedmont Elementary School, this one is a great fit for a growing family. A finished family room in the basement gives this home two levels of living space! Eat-in kitchen, spacious closets throughout, refinished hardwood floors in the living room, new vinyl windows and an area for an office upstairs are just a few of the amenities. Overlooking the expansive back yard, which is a gem(!), you have a three season sun porch and deck area for relaxing and barbecuing. You don't want this opportunity to pass you by.

Check out this video tour for a view of the home in the summer. Also, to see the newly refinished hardwood floors in the living room, be sure to go here, and click on the listing, to see the photos!

To schedule a showing, or if you have any other questions, feel free to text, call or email me at 218-390-1132, brokhansmeyer@gmail.com

Wednesday
Apr022014

This Beautiful 4Bedroom 2 Bath on 4.6 acres is Energy Efficient and has Many amenities!! MLS #6010033

Just 10 miles from town, this beautiful, thoughtfully-built four BR, two bathroom home gives you all the benefits of country living, without the drive! Enjoy one-level living, with MANY amenities on 4.6 wooded acres in Saginaw. The great room allows family members to be together while someone's cooking in the kitchen, or relaxing in the living room. Built in 2007, the in-floor heating system keeps costs way down in the winter, while keeping the temps cool in the summer! The heated, 2-stall attached garage, and the separate pole building add additional storage. A concrete patio in the backyard looks out into the woods, and is perfect for summer entertaining! Other perks of rural living? Your bow hunting stand 200 feet from the backdoor, and the trail systems starting at the end of the driveway. In the summer, enjoy a large vegetable garden, and harvests from the fruit trees and raspberry bushes. This home was built with retirement in mind, and includes handicap accessible hallways and 36" doors.

To learn more information about the home, or to see photos, go here.

Feel from to text, call or email me if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a showing!

218-390-1132 or brokhansmeyer@gmail.com