Brandon Chalstrom's Blog Posts

Kasson Minnesota

Thinking about joining the Kasson, Minnesota community? Here are some reasons why you should!Kasson-Mantorville School The Kasson-Mantorville School District has 3 separate buildings, one for

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School Time And Moving Districts

It's already almost school time! It's also time for families to think about moving to get their kids into a good school district. Home-buyers are willing to sacrifice access to nearby shopping,

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Quarter Two Market Report For Rochester MN

Quarter Two Market Report For Rochester MN*(*from April to June 2018)Here's the market report between the months of April 2018 to June 2018 for the Rochester residential area: From April to June of

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Moving Insurance

Moving InsuranceLet's face it - moving can be a pain.  Packing and unpacking every single item you own is a long process. And then the movers come -- and stuff could break. Movers are

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Byron MN

If you're looking for a smaller community, but still want to live close to Rochester, Byron Minnesota is a perfect place to call home. Here's some highlights:Byron School DistrictThe city

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5 Tips For Home Improvement

When renovating your home, or just doing a few updates here and there, here are 5 tips you should not follow for home improvement projects. DO NOT:1. Tear down that wall!    You

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Quarter One 2018 Market Report For Rochester

Here's the Quarter One 2018 Market Report for the city of Rochester, MN Rochester Q1 2018 Market Report*  (*from January to March 2018)From January to March of this year, there were 874

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The City Of Zumbrota Minnesota

Welcome to Zumbrota Minnesota! Located right off of Highway 52, Zumbrota is in the perfect location: just 20 miles north of Rochester and 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Lots, single family,

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Storm Spotter

Want to become a storm spotter? In Minnesota, we get all sorts of crazy weather: lots of wind, crazy temperature fluctuations, heavy storms, and tornadoes. The National Weather Service of

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Cross Country Skiing Rochester MN

Cross Country Skiing in Rochester MN!Getting cabin fever? A great way to beat the blues is by exercising. Since we just got a fresh pile of snow, cross country skiing is a great and fun

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Your Home Style

Do you know your home style? Maybe you struggle picking things out for your home. Big items like furniture including couches, dining room tables, or beds can be a challenge to

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Moving Is Stressful For Pets

Moving can be stressful for everyone, even pets! For those of us with furry family members, we want to keep them as safe and as relaxed as possible. Pets don't know what's going on when you're

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Final Walkthroughs

When you're buying a home, one of the last steps before closing is the final walkthrough. This is your chance to make sure your home is just how you want it to be when you finally get to move in. It

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January 2018 Market Report

Rochester MN Residential Area Market Report from January 2018 As of January 2018 there were 274 Active Listings on the market in the Rochester Residential area which was down just a

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2018 RAB Home Show

The 39th annual Rochester Area Builders (RAB) Home Show is February 9th, 10th and 11th at the Mayo Civic Center. The RAB began in 1953 as a "professional organization of commercial & resident

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Winter Buyer Guide 2018

Are you considering buying a new home this winter? Before making any decisions, you will need to read this Winter Buyer Guide first. Four reasons to buy a home this winter...and an

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Toys For Tots

The Realty Edge office is a Toys for Tots donation site! If you'd like to donate, bring in a new and unwrapped toy for kids in need this Christmas. Toys for Tots supports 25

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Market Summary From October 2017

Rochester MN Residential Area Market ReportAs of October 2017 there were 390 Active Listings on the market in the Rochester Residential area which was down a bit from last year's

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UMR Connects What Makes Rochester A Compassionate City

Every Tuesday night the University of Minnesota, Rochester presents: UMR Connects. This is a free professional speaker series with speakers, authors, panels and more. Tomorrow's UMR 

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Happy Halloween!!With all of the tricks and treats in store, keep in mind that this can also be a hazardous time as well. Here are some tips to keep you and your kids

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Realty Edge Pinterest Page

Are you on Pinterest? If you aren't and you're a homeowner, you should try it! It's the greatest place to come up with ideas for home decorating, landscaping, or new holiday traditions. The sky

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Fall Buyer Guide 2017

Are you considering buying a new home this season? Before making any decisions, you will need to read this Fall Buyer Guide first. The guide goes over: Home prices over the last

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Fall 2017 Buyer Guide

If you're considering buying a new home this fall, the FREE FALL BUYER GUIDE is the very first thing you should check out. This is a great resource to help you make the important 

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Back To School Time

It's almost back-to-school time! Have your kids started the new year yet? This is the time in the real estate world when activity slows down a bit as home buyers with school-age kids

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Building Blocks

National Night out was a couple weeks ago. Did you miss it? We've got a great option for another opportunity for you to meet up with your neighbors. It's a new venture called "Building Blocks"

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National Night Out 2017

National Night out is a great way to meet your neighbors - or get to know them better. This year, National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, August 1st. Basically, the point of NNO is to help

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Summer Buyer Guide 2017

Ready to buy a new home this Summer? Before looking at homes on the market, you need to check out this free SUMMER BUYER GUIDE.This is a great resource to help you make the important 

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Rochesterfest 35 Years

Rochesterfest begins this Saturday!!Rochesterfest is a yearly tradition, and this year's theme is "35 Years of Summer Fun". Rochesterfest activities are all over town: check out food vendors at

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Tall Grass And Weeds Ordinance

It's been hard to keep lawns mowed with all this rain lately, but make sure you stay on top of it - or you could be fined. The "Tall Grass and Weeds" Ordinance states that residents must keep

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Arbor Month 2017

May is Arbor Month in Minnesota!Every year, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) celebrates Arbor Month. The DNR’s Arbor Month motto is: “Get your daily dose of trees for a healthy you and

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UMR Presents Gardening For Bees And Butterflies

Gardening for Bees and Butterflies Presented by: UMR connectsThe University of Rochester Connects will be having a presentation where you can learn about the life cycles of bees and butterflies

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Earth Fest 2017

Earth Day is April 22nd. But why celebrate just the one day? Rochester celebrates all week long.Rochester Earth Fest is a seven day lineup of events consisting of several Earth Day related

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Spring Buyers Guide

Ready to buy a new home this spring? Before looking at homes on the market, you need to check out this free SPRING BUYERS GUIDE.This is a great resource to help you make the important 

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Studs Struts And Stilettos

Want a night out on the town, but sick of just dinner and a movie? Head down to the Civic Center next Thursday (4/20) for the Studs, Struts & Stilettos event! This is an event to benefit the

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Rochester Market Summary For March 2017

Here's the Market Summary for Rochester from March of 2017:Rochester MN Residential AreaAs of March 2017 there were 315 Active Listings on the market in the Rochester Residential area

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Rochester Home Vacation And RV Show

The Townsquare Media Rochester Home Vacation and RV Show is this weekend!Whether you already have your dream vacation home or RV or you are ready to start shopping, this show is for you! Sponsored

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Market Summary For NW Rochester January 2017

Here's the Market Summary for NW Rochester for the first month of the 2017 calendar year:55901 Residential AreaAs of January 2017 there were 87 Active Listings on the market in the

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Rochester Market Summary For January 2017

Here's the Market Summary of Rochester for the first month of the 2017 calendar year:Rochester MN Residential Area As of January 2017 there were 282 Active Listings on the market in the

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Feed The Birds Day

Tomorrow is Feed the Birds Day! Feed the Birds Day falls on February 3rd each year, and the whole month of February is Bird-Feeding Month. Bird-Feeding Month began not too

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December Market Report For NW Rochester MN

Here's what happened in Real Estate in Northwest Rochester in DECEMBER: As of December 2016 there were 102 Active Listings on the market in NW Rochester which is down slightly from

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Open House Sunday Noon To 2

Open house this Sunday in Pill HillThis Sunday from 12:00 - 2:00pm, come see me at the open house for this beautiful, completely renovated home in Pill Hill! This 5 bedroom/4 bath home at

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Rochester Residential Snow Removal

We got quite a bit of snow earlier this week and the streets and sidewalks have been slick. The city of Rochester wants to make sure pedestrians are safe walking out there on sidewalks. 

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Open House This Saturday At South Pointe

This Saturday I'll be having an open house at 6073 South Pointe Drive SW in Rochester! Come see this beautiful 5 bedroom split level home - and check out the gigantic backyard. The home has

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5 Homeowner New Year Resolutions

2017 is almost here! Have you already made  your resolutions that you will break by February? Everyone does it! As a homeowner, here are some resolutions you might want to think about

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Winter Buyers Guide 2016

WINTER BUYERS GUIDEReady to buy a new home this Winter? Maybe you're feeling a little intimidated by the whole process. A great way to start out is to check out this free Winter Buyer's

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9 Ways Homebuyers Can Improve Credit Scores

9 ways home buyers can improve credit scoresBuying a home can be an exciting but stressful time. One way to make it easier is to improve your credit score to get a loan quickly. Here are nine

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Market Summary From November For SW Rochester MN

Market Summary from November for SW Rochester, MN Rochester, MN 55902 Residential Area As of November 2016 there were 110 Active Listings on the market in the 55902 zip code area;

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Rochester Market Summary For October 2016

Rochester Market Summary For October 2016Rochester Residential Area As of October 2016 there were 406 Active Listings on the market in the Rochester Residential area which is down from last

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Doors And Windows Unhinged

The Doors & Windows Unhinged design contest is February 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Mayo Civic Center at the 2017 Builders Home Show. Your mission, should you choose to accept it 

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Neighborhood Energy Challenge

Neighborhood Energy ChallengeRochester Public Utilities (RPU)  and Minnesota Energy Resources have teamed up with the Center for Energy and Environment for the Neighborhood

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Halloween Home Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN HOME SAFETY TIPS Happy Halloween!! It's one of the most exciting occasions all year for children and adults alike! With all of the tricks and treats in store, keep in

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NW Rochester Market Report September 2016

NW Rochester Market Report       September 2016Rochester, MN 55901 Residential AreaAs of September 2016 there were 126 Active Listings on the market in the

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Moving With Kids

MOVING WITH KIDSMoving can be stressful enough, but throw kids into the mix (I have 4) and it can be plain chaotic. Here's 5 tips to keep the chaos to a minimum. 1. Scheduling Showings 

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Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home I know we don't want to think about it yet, but it's time to start winterizing your home. The temperature is getting cooler and before you know it, the snowflakes will

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Fall Buyers Guide

Ready to buy a new home this Fall? Before looking at homes on the market, you need to check out this free Fall Buyer's Guide. This is a great resource around to help you make the

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Dividing Perennials In The Fall

Dividing Perennials In The Fall Perennials are plants that are hardy enough to continue growing each year in your garden (as opposed to annuals which you need to replant every year). Often, the

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Back To School

It's Back to School Time!The weather already seems to be cooling down, and back-to-school supplies are all over stores around Rochester. Activity in the real estate world slows a bit as home buyers

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Tips For A Successful House Warming Party

Tips for a successful house warming partyYou’ve moved into your new home, everything is cleaned and unpacked – now it’s time to party! Here are some tips on how to throw a;

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