June 2014

There are 4 blog entries for June 2014.

So, you’ve been sitting on the sidelines waiting for just the right time to jump into the Blaine housing market to purchase a home. Guess what? That wasn’t wise, and here’s why: All markets are cyclical, including the housing market. You can watch all the economic indicators available and still be getting only part of the story.

The best time to buy a house? When you have the money, or a loan commitment.

Don’t get me wrong; it’s understandable that homebuyers want to jump into the market when they are likely to get the most bang for their buck. Unless you’re an expert, however, you may just wait too long.

Let’s take a look at what went on during the month of May in Blaine’s housing market.

Blaine Homebuyers

The good news for buyers is that

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As one weekend winds down it’s time to set your sights on the one coming up. This coming weekend, from June 27 to June 29 (and July 4th for fireworks) you might want to make plans to attend the Blaine Festival. Formerly known as Blaine’s Blazin’ 4th, the event has been expanded, with lots more to do and, of course, eat.

Most of the fun happens at Aquatore Park. The fireworks event will be held at the National Sports Center.

Did you know that Blaine has two K-9 units? Indeed we do and you can see a demonstration of their amazing abilities on Friday night from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until noon.

You can also check out the crafts show, the carnival rides or get your groove on at

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One of the best things you can do to boost your home’s curb appeal is to get your lawn in good condition. An expanse of emerald green is a lot more enticing to homebuyers than one with brown patches and bare spots.

Certain lawn care tasks are best carried out during certain times of the year and, since we’re moving in on the tail end of the best time to lay sod, I figured it might also be a good time to remind you of other Minnesota lawn care tips.

Installing Sod

Sod can be laid at any time during the growing season but the experts at the University of Minnesota say the best time is through mid-June and then again in the fall. That means that if you’re planning on installing sod, you should probably do it this weekend.

Most sod lawns in

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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Blaine, head out to the National Sports Center for the Joyful Noise Family Fest.

 98.5 KTIS listeners will especially enjoy this event because it gives you the chance to hear some of the most popular songs – live – that you hear on the radio.

 Some of the artists that will be making an appearance include:

Tenth Avenue North

Steven Curtis Chapman

Mandisa

MercyMe

Audio Adrenaline

Hawk Nelson

City Harbor

Come for the music – sure – but stay for the rest of the fun. They’ll have 30 giant inflatable toys for the kids to play on, water slides, climbing walls and more.

Don’t bother eating before the event because you will definitely want to have room for cotton candy and

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