Friday, April 27, 2007

Open Houses - Sunday, April 29, 2007

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Sunday, April 29, 2007
Address: 10 Hill Street
Location: Chanhassen, MN 55317

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Sunday, April 29, 2007
Address: 2500 Clover Field Drive
Location: Chaska, MN 55318

Go to for more information. For questions, call Sharla Stafford at 612-282-6895.

2500 Clover Field Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 - $400,000

Only relocation makes this home possible – totally turnkey and immaculate! This is a wonderful family home that shows like a Model with a price that beats new construction. Situated on a premier lot in the Clover Ridge Neighborhood – a family friendly community with private parks, tot lots and walking trails. The fully-fenced backyard is perfect for play – with plenty of room to run. The views are magnificent – with mature trees and a huge pond that is home to wildlife and waterfowl. With an Open and Spacious Floor Plan and a welcoming and elegant 2 Story Foyer, a Gourmet Kitchen with a Breakfast Bar, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances and large Walk-in Pantry. The Kitchen opens to the Great Room with a Gas Fireplace surrounded by built-in bookshelves and cabinets for storage. There is a “lifestyle” room that can be used as Formal Dining Room, a Main Floor Office or an Away Room. There is also a main floor Laundry Room with loads of cabinets and large Mudroom. The upstairs has a spacious Master Suite with extra large Walk-in Closet, His/Her sinks, Jacuzzi Tub and Separate Shower. Three additional Bedrooms share a Family Bathroom with Double Sinks. There is plenty of storage with large closets in all the Bedrooms and a Linen Closet in the Bathroom. The Lower Level is unfinished – finish to your liking and build equity in this wonderful home! Conveniently located to schools, shops, restaurants, trails and parks – just minutes to the new HWY 212 with no negative noise impact.

10 Hill Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 - $700,000

Enjoy this beautifully remodeled walkout rambler on Prime Lotus Lakeshore! 50 Feet of flat, sandy shoreline on 1+ Acres situated on a park-like setting. This walkout rambler has been completely remodeled and is turnkey - it is truly “like new” down to the framing. With an open, Great Room Floor plan, the design makes great use of space and reflects the character of an older home with wood floors, arches and right-sized rooms. Sunlight pours through the west facing wall of windows flooding the home with warmth and light all year long. The all new white enameled kitchen has a large center island with Corian countertops. It looks out to a hearth room with lake views and a wood-burning fireplace. The Lower Level has been finished for fun with a Billiards are, Full Bar, and Family Room. Walkout and enjoy Lotus Lake year round! Oversized 2 car Garage and 1 Car Tuckunder. Panoramic Lake views from nearly every room of this exceptional home.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Simple Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

The outside of a home can be just as important as the inside in attracting buyers. Maureen Gilmer with the DIY Network offers the following five cheap and easy ways to improve curb appeal:

1. Edge it. Make the distinction crisp between lawn and flowerbed or sidewalk. Replace old edging materials with tumbled concrete payers — the heavier they are the better they stay in place.

2. Mulch it. Cover bare ground with two inches of attractive mulch.

3. Stain it. Old concrete walks, steps, and planters crack, stain, and discolor. Cover them with new colored concrete stains. The result unifies paving and mimics more expensive stone.

4. Color it. Worn out fences can give the property a black eye. Stain them with muted colors like warm gray, soft green, antique gold, or subtle blue.

5. Plant it. Buy whole flats of six packs of single color annuals.