October 2015

There are 4 blog entries for October 2015.

bargain priced homes in blaine

Looking through the Blaine MLS listings this morning I was astounded that homebuyers in Blaine can actually spend less than $100,000 for a home. That’s definitely cheaper than renting.

If you’re downsizing or this will be your first home and your budget is tight, take a look at the following houses for sale in Blaine.


This home is adorable from the outside but the listing agent was a bit stingy with interior photos, so who knows? The interior could be just as charming or it could be a disaster. We haven’t viewed this home yet so I can’t tell you.

Its location however is great. It’s in southwest Blaine, with Westwood Intermediate School 3 minutes (by car) northeast of the home and Northtown Mall 4 minutes to the south.  Technically,

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Use our moving truck for free

Did you know that the Kris Lindahl team offers our clients the free use of a moving truck? Indeed we do and it’s the perfect solution for the DIY mover. If, on the other hand, you’ll be hiring movers, we’ve put together this handy list of some of the questions you should ask moving companies before signing the contract.

1. Ask for their DOT Number

DOT stands for Department of Transportation, the licensing agency for all moving companies. You’ll find a database of DOT numbers on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website, here. Enter the company’s DOT number to check its license status.

2. Is the company insured?

Sadly, many Minnesota moving companies don’t carry insurance. Crazy, right? You can verify insurance coverage on

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jefferson elementary in blaine mn

We’re pretty proud of the schools that our kids attend here in Blaine so we highlight one every month here BlaineHomes.com. Newcomers may not realize that Blaine’s kids attend schools administered by three different districts:

  • Anoka-Hennepin
  • Centennial
  • Spring Lake Park

Our city is also home to a number of charter and private schools.

Jefferson Elementary

This month, BlaineHomes.com is featuring Jefferson Elementary, in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, otherwise known as ISD 11.

Located in the west part of Blaine, Jefferson first opened its doors in 1963 to a student body that numbered right around 600. Today, the school serves more than 725 students in grades K through 5 with a staff of 42 full-time teachers, giving it a

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 haunted houses in the twin cities

While Team Lindahl certainly wouldn’t be opposed to selling a haunted house, we think that, at least at this time of year, it’s more fun to visit them. But our haunted attractions aren’t just houses, but cornfields, basements and more.

We can’t list all of them here, but we’ve chosen some of our favorites to share with you this Halloween.

Terrorfest, Blaine

Blaine has its very own haunted maze, Terrorfest, now in its eighth year and it opens this year on October 9 at 7 p.m. Hours will be Fridays from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the 18th and again on November 1 they’ll hold kids hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Find Terrorfest at 793 Oak Ridge Pt. NE in Blaine. There’s a map on the website.


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