From Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin | Guertin Family Realty | (952) 442-1300 |
If the search is on for gifts that are sure to please, here's a list of appealing options that also make great housewarming presents at any time of year.
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Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin
(952) 451-4989 Dennis
(952) 451-5217 Jane

Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family
The following items are available from Uncommon Goods (some with an expedited shipping option) for as long as they're in stock.

Stoneware and Crackled Glass Coaster Sets
Handcrafted beauty meets functional home decor! Four stoneware coasters feature a crackled glass glazed surface that resembles geode slices. Choose between the Autumn Mix and the Sea Blue Mix versions. Made in Minnesota.

Handmade Nesting Serving Bowl Set

These five gorgeous serving bowls are made from scratch, painted in the artist's signature drip glaze, and then kiln-fired. They're safe to use in the dishwasher and microwave. Made in Utah.

Velociraptor Garden Sculpture Set
It's safe to say that handmade steel sculptures like these add a special touch to any yard or garden. :) The same sculptor makes a wide range of other metal displays starting at $50 - click here to see his entire collection. Made in Arizona.

Pond Life Coloring Tablecloth
Kids can doodle their way through snacks and learn about wildlife at the same time with the pond life tablecloth. It comes with 10 colored markers and is washable, so can be used more than once. Made in Turkey.
There's also a USA map coloring tablecloth, complete with capitols and state birds, animals and flowers, and a world map version.

Conversation Glasses
Pint glasses that make it easy to break the ice! The liquid measuring lines mark starting points for a wide range of conversation topics that are sure to bring up some interesting stories. Made in Colorado.

Pollinator Tea Towel Set

A great gift for gardeners and naturalists. These two towels are printed with hand-painted artwork celebrating pollinators and the flowers they make possible. Made in New York.

DIY Bubble Waffle Set
A fun way for kids to spend creative time in the kitchen. This egg bubble waffle-making set comes with a specially designed iron, flavored mixes, and all the tools needed to make six to eight servings. (Then pair with ice cream or other toppings.) Made in New York. 

Personalized Wine Serving Tray
This customizable serving tray fits four standard stemmed wine glasses and one standard wine bottle. A personalized inscription of your choice makes it a great gift for a housewarming or any other special occasion. Made in Rhode Island.

Cheese Paddle Board
A rustic way to serve snacks in style. Reviewers rave about the look of these hand-chiseled paddles that are sourced from naturally fallen trees. Handmade in Illinois.

Donate a Farm Animal


And for friends and loved ones who don't want or need anything...
Heifer International is a non-profit that donates farm animals and livestock training to under-served populations. Making a donation in someone's name might be the perfect way to show you're thinking of them.
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Recent Market Highlights

- U.S. home prices rose 19.5 percent year-to-year in September, according to a recent S&P/Case-Shiller report.

- The national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is around 3 percent.

The October Pending Home Sales Index dropped by 1.4% percent year-to-year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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 Links that Make Life Easier

Sometimes real estate-related, sometimes not... these are assorted links that come in handy:

9 Ways to Boost Winter Curb Appeal
Creative ways to keep your curb appeal going strong throughout the winter, from the Houzz website.

onX Backcountry Mapping App
A very easy-to-use hiking and trails backcountry app with satellite maps, elevation layers, and a "snow mode" that shows gradient and avalanche risk.

Apple Cider Caramel Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Caramel, cream cheese, and whipped cream; exactly how bad could this be? :) Apple cider caramel sauce fills the holes that get poked into the cake.

The Lighter Side

Screenshot courtesy of YouTube and AntLab.

There's something oddly mesmerizing about these beautiful slow motion shots of moths taking off in flight. (The ethereal music playing in the background adds to the effect surprisingly well!) These were filmed at 6,000 frames per second and the detail is stunning.
Click here or on the image above to watch the video on the AntLab YouTube channel. (You may have to watch 5 seconds of an ad before clicking through to the video, but it's well worth it.)
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Have a great day,

Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®, SFR, CBR, e-PRO, GRI, BA
Guertin Family Realty
Dennis:  (952) 451-4989
Jane: (952) 451-5217

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