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Monthly Archives: May 2017

    Best Privacy Shrubs

    By Amy Mrozek | May 30, 2017

    Twin Cities are zone 4: http://www.bachmans.com/Zone-Map/divHomePage.html?categoryCode=02&cnb=ZoneMap   Privacy shrubs – shortest to highest:   Winter Red Winterberry Holly Height 6-8ft (width 6-8ft) If planted close together, make a thick wall of beautiful red berries. The leaves fall of in winter to expose vast branches of rubies that make wonderful centerpieces and wreathes, and attract birds... Read More

    A Tourist in Our Own City – B&C, Cathedral, Padelford Tour

    By Amy Mrozek | May 23, 2017

    For others like me, who have been raised in Minnesota yet have spent very little time in St. Paul, it’s time to try out all the wonderful benefits of living in the capitol city! After living in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities for almost three decades, I recently moved to St. Paul in... Read More

    April 2017 – Local Market Update

    By Amy Mrozek | May 15, 2017

    Data provided by SPAAR (Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors®) – https://spaar.com   Saint Paul – Highland Park New Listings Average Sales Price Days on Market Until Sale April 2016 62 $292,233 92 April 2017 38 $352,640 44   Saint Paul – MERRIAM PARK/LEXINGTON-HAMLINE New Listings Average Sales Price Days on Market Until Sale April... Read More

    Painting Bathroom Tile – DIY

    By Amy Mrozek | May 8, 2017

    Want to update your tile without completely replacing them? Here is an option for the Do-It-Yourselfer – painting over the existing tile! No sanding. No tile saw. No grout. Now this project is not meant for those who would label themselves as perfectionists. This has a textured finish and light brush strokes that show in... Read More

    Building A Deck – DIY vs Hiring a Contractor

    By Amy Mrozek | May 1, 2017

    With the glorious, warm sunshine that will be coming this May, eating lunch or dinner out on your deck, or sharing cocktails with friends, will be the highlight of your day! If you don’t currently have a deck, but have been thinking about adding one on, here is some helpful information on pros and cons... Read More