Lake Minnetonka Real Estate Blog

Badger Park - Shorewood, MN

Badger Park Hockey Rink - Shorewood MNLocated on the south shores of Lake Minnetonka, the City of Shorewood's numerous parks provide the venues for sport and recreational enthusiasts.  A featured park that offers year-round amenities and is located in the center of Shorewood, next to the Minnetonka County Club, is Badger Park.  Badger Park boasts a football field, hockey rink with warming house, a playground, and tennis courts.  In addition to recreational use, the park hosts youth football and lacrosse teams in the summer as well as the youth hockey teams in the winter.   The park’s well maintained amenities help brand it as the premier park in the area.    An added feature of the park is the Southshore Center.  The center conducts a variety of fairs and parties along with fitness and education classes for the local community.  Additionally, Badger Park is used for many outdoor community events, such as snow sculpturing for the Artic Fever Festival and ‘Movies in the Park.'  Due to the park’s popularity, the City of Shorewood is currently looking to improve Badger Park's amenities to suit future use.  


Stage Your Home to Sell

Bedroom StagingStatistcs show today’s savvy buyers know within the first 15 seconds of entering a home if the home is a match for their taste and lifestyle.    Sellers can use the following staging tips to counter buyer's quick judgement, show the home in its greatest light and attract offers.


Presentation is not a new term to the real estate industry and studies show that proper staging results in high return in terms of overall sales price.  Staging has evolved from the strategic placing of a chair and lampstand to the complexities of appealing colors and tasteful scents that appeal to today's buyers.   


Simplifying is the removal of furniture that distracts from the architecture of the home.   With focus on the design and unique finishes, buyer are able to picture how the home will meet their demands and lifestyle.  Buyers are purchasing lifestyle and they will place an offer on the home that matches their lifestyle.  Additional furnature and personal items distract buyers from entering into that lifestyle thought process. 


Depending on the current condition and style of the home, identifying needed improvements could help...

Annual Chilly Open - Wayzata Bay Lake Minnetonka

Chili Open - Wayzata Bay Lake MinnetonkaThe cold can’t stop the fun of the 30th annual Chilly Open; a contagiously enthusiastic way to embrace our Lake Minnetonka winter.  The event is organized and sponsored by The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, North Memorial Health Care and numerous other sponsors.  This is a unique chance to golf a 9+ hole 'golf course' ON Lake Minnetonka infront of prestigious Wayzata lake homes.  Participants can register in teams (no limit to the number of golfers per team) and sign up for one of two tee times; 11a or 1p on February 8th, 2014.  Also, Chilly does not mean cold.  It means chili.  There will be a chili cook off during the golf tournament to satisfy the athletes’ appetites. This year participants are referred to as athletes due to the Olympic theme of the event.  In the hospitality tent, Tim Mahoney will be playing amidst the wealth of live action winter fun.  All in all, The Chilly Open is a healthy, spirited way to get out and enjoy winter.  Let’s hear it Fore Lake Minnetonka winter!

Chili Open - RE/MAX Results...

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