Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Email Archives | 952-442-1300
Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Email Archives | 952-442-1300


Natural Fall Decorating Ideas and Good Credit News (Oct 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, It's a mix of fun and serious this month, with some creative Fall decorating ideas and an important update from the world of credit security. (More fallout from the massive Equifax security breach last year, but this time it's good news.) Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Faceb

Making Sense of a Changing Market (Sep 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, The housing economy looks like it may be shifting, but what exactly does that mean? Here's an overview to help provide some context on a changing market. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300

7 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Bigger (Aug 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, You can often make a small room feel larger and more enjoyable with just a few color and decor style changes. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make the small spaces in your home look bigger. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

5 'Must-Do' Projects Before You Go On Vacation (Jul 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Do you have summer travel plans? Here are some helpful tips to keep your home safe and sound while you're gone, even if it's just for a quick weekend getaway. (Don't miss the printable Travel Checklist at the end of the article.) Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook pag

Bee and Bird-Friendly Home and Garden Tips (Jun 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, June is an active time for both birds and bees, and we can make life easier for them by taking some simple steps. In the spirit of the season, here are some handy tips that make your home and garden (or balcony) more bird and bee-friendly. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Face

Hiring a Contractor? Use These Tips to Pick a Winner (May 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Did you know that Americans are expected to spend $340 billion (yes, that's billion) on remodeling this year? With that in mind, here are some important tips to keep in mind whenever you hire a contractor. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

Spring Home Maintenance Ideas (and a Checklist) (Apr 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, It may be hard to believe, but spring is officially here! These quick but important home maintenance projects will start things off on the right foot. (There's also a printable checklist you can use to stay on track throughout the year, along with some noteworthy real estate news.) Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillo

Winning Multiple Offer Tips (and a Wire Fraud Alert) (Mar 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, It only takes two buyers interested in a home to create a multiple offer situation! When that happens, here's how to make an offer stand out from the pack.  (Please also see the wire fraud prevention tips at the end of the article - it's a serious problem that anyone who wires money should know about.) Please take A MINUTE, t

Remodel Trends for 2018 - Fad Factor or Here to Stay? (Feb 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Here's a look at remodel design trends that experts believe will be popular this year, along with "Fad Factor" predictions for perspective on which ones are likely to have staying power. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis

What the New Tax Bill Means for Homeowners (Jan 2018)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Are you wondering what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means for homeowners? Here's how the new bill is likely to affect the U.S. real estate market. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direct

Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family 2017 (Dec 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, It's the season of giving, and as you know, finding a really special present sometimes takes a lot of shopping around. Here's a time-saving list of great gift ideas, many of which also make excellent housewarming presents. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank

Guest-Friendly Holiday Home Ideas (Nov 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Make your home as guest-friendly as possible using these helpful tips, just in time for the holiday entertaining season. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direct Guest-Friendl

Fall Home and Garden Ideas (Oct 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Is your home ready for fall? Here are some helpful cool weather maintenance ideas, along with seasonal tips for houseplants and gardens. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direct

What to Do About the Equifax Security Breach (Sep 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, The Equifax data breach is so recent that there's still a lot of confusion about the best security steps to take for protection. Here's a rundown of experts' top recommendations. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jan

Cool Summertime Home and Travel Tips (Aug 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Here are some summertime tips to help you enjoy the season, whether you're at home or on the road. Stay cool out there! Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direct Cool Summertim

July Outdoor Living Ideas (Jul 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, The trend of turning outdoor areas into an extension of daily living space is still going strong, and no one's complaining! Boosting your home's functionality in this way increases its appeal, and ultimately its value too. Here are some popular ideas for outdoor spaces of all sizes. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow

5 Secrets to Great Curb Appeal (Jun 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Do you know the secrets to great curb appeal? Making your home look its best is a win-win situation, whether it's for your own enjoyment or because you're preparing to sell. Here are some helpful curb appeal tips to consider. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Tha

When Does a Guest Become a Tenant? (And Summer Pest Tips) (May 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, When a bad house guest becomes a tenant without the host realizing it, problems can arise! Here are some tips on how to keep that from happening, along with ways to keep your home safe from other costly pests as well. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

Outdoor Remodel Projects With Bang for Your Buck (Apr 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Outdoor remodeling is a great way to boost a home's value and enjoyment factor. Here are some of the top value-for-money outdoor projects, along with important Moving Day tips as we approach the peak of moving season. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

Flips, Investment Properties, and Paying Taxes (Mar 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Investing in real estate is a hot topic, but it comes with tax questions that can be confusing. Here are some things it's helpful to know before flipping a home or investing in a rental property. (Plus, a handy multiple offer strategy tip.) Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Fa

Popular Remodel Trends for 2017: Fad Factor or Here to Stay? Copy (Feb 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Here's a look at remodel trends that are expected to be popular this year, along with predictions about which ones are likely to have staying power. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direc

Top Housing Market Predictions for 2017 (Jan 2017)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Are you wondering how the real estate market will fare this year? Here's a look at what some top housing experts expect to see in 2017. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1300 Direct

2016 Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family (Dec 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, It's the season of giving, and as you know, finding a really special present sometimes takes a lot of shopping around. Here's a time-saving list of great gift ideas, many of which also make excellent housewarming presents. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank

The Best DIY Home Security Systems (Nov 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, There's growing demand these days for "do it yourself" (DIY) smart home security systems, but the range of choices can be overwhelming. Here's a highlight of some of the top-rated DIY home security systems, along with tips on what to look for. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty

A Look at 2017 Market Trends, Home Safety Tip, and Market Highlights (Oct 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Are you wondering how current events will affect the future housing market? Here's a look at what might lie ahead, along with decor advice and an important home safety tip. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guer

Leather Furniture Buying Tips, Pricing a Rental Property, and Market Highlights (Sep 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Here are some useful "know before you buy" tips for both furniture shopping and rental property investing, along with a handy printable home maintenance checklist. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952)

Remodel Mistakes, Grill Buying Tips, and Market Highlights (Aug 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Getting more value and enjoyment from your home is always a good thing! With that in mind, here are three common remodel mistakes to know about when planning upgrades, along with helpful tips on choosing the best grill or smoker. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page.

Housing Market Update - Great Gear Ideas for When Home Is the Outdoors (Jul 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Will you be making the great outdoors your home at some point this summer? Whether you're headed into the hills yourself or could use gift ideas for someone who is, here's a helpful list of gear items that make "home life" outside easier and more enjoyable. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin

Housing Market Update - 2016 Is the Year of Extremes (Jun 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty GuertinFamilyRealty@gmail.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, You may have been hearing about some extremes in the housing market lately, including unusually low inventory and very low interest rates. Here's an update on the market trends we're seeing so far in 2016. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

Avoid Moving Day Mishaps (May 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, May is National Moving Month, and with that in mind, here are some tips to help make sure your next move is like a walk in the park instead of a scene out of "Mad Max". (It can be scary out there!) Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

5 Ways to Boost Your Home's Value (Apr 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Would you like to add a few dollars to your home's bottom line this year? Whether the goal is a faster sale or just a more enjoyable place to live, here are some tips on how to increase your home's value. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Facebook page. Thank you!

Easy-to-Miss Homeowner Tax Savings and Loan Preparation Tips (Mar 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Springtime means tax season and usually an upsurge in home buying as well. With that in mind, here's some timely information about easily overlooked tax breaks, along with tips on common mistakes to avoid before applying for a home loan. Please take A MINUTE, to review us on Zillow and like us on our Guertin Family Realty Faceb

2016 Remodel Trends: Fad Factor or Here to Stay? (Feb 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Here's a look at remodel design trends that experts believe will be popular in 2016, along with some "Fad Factor" predictions for perspective on which ones are likely to stay in style. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide first-class service!

What to Expect From the 2016 Housing Market (Jan 2016)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Are you wondering what's in store for the 2016 housing market? Here's a look at current trends and some experts' predictions for the year ahead. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide first-class service! Dennis and Jane Guertin (952) 442-1

Keeping Your Home Safe During Holiday Travels (Nov 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Leaving your home unattended while you're traveling can be stressful. Here are some ways to help keep your home safe from break-ins, along with a few preparation reminders that can prevent other emergencies while you're away. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide

Fall Home Maintenance, Hummingbird Tips, and Market Highlights (Oct 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Do you feel ready for fall? Here are some important home maintenance reminders to help you stay on track, along with timely tips for yards and gardens. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide first-class service! Dennis and Jane Guertin

Interest Rates, China and More: Fall Housing Market Predictions (Sep 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Are you wondering what lies ahead for the fall housing market? Here's a rundown of what many experts expect to see soon based on U.S. trends and some recent international economic shake-ups. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide first-class service!

3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home from Water Damage (Aug 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Everyone knows that it only takes one $5 part to fail in order for a house to experience extensive damage, especially when it comes to plumbing. Here are some quick and easy checks you can perform to make sure nothing like that happens in your home. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact u

Newsletter July 2015 - These New Countertop Materials Are Worth a Look (Jul 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Quartz and granite have been kings of the countertop world for years, but new options with excellent style and durability are making inroads. Here's a look at some countertop materials you may not have heard much about yet. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always pro

Newsletter June 2015 - Interest Rate Update and Avoiding Home Sale Surprises (Jun 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Recent economic news has been good and the housing market is going strong. Here's an update with interest rate predictions for 2015, along with some tips on how to keep surprises from derailing a home sale transaction. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real estate need, please contact us today. We'll always provide fir

Newsletter May 2015 - 9 Ideas for a Great Outdoor Living Space (May 2015)
Popular outdoor living design ideas and links to helpful resources. From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Did you know that outdoor living areas were the top-rated "special function" room in a recent survey? Whether you're working with acreage or a condo balcony, creating an inviting outdoor space can boost your home's enjoyment factor and its market value. Her

April 2015 - Popular Bathroom Design Trends: What's In for 2015 (Apr 2015)
From Dennis and Jane Guertin | Guertin Family Realty Jane@GuertinFamilyRealty.com | (952) 442-1300 | www.GuertinFamilyRealty.com Greetings, Homeowners are expected to spend over $14 billion on bathroom remodels in the U.S. this year, quite a sum! With the goal of helping you and those you know get the best return on those home improvement dollars, here's a list of some of the most popular bathroom design trends for 2015. By the way, if you or anyone you know has a real es




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