MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Selling your home can be stressful, but many have cut the time their house is on the market by making some easy changes that potential buyers will notice. “It’s very important when you sell a home — you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” said Coldwell Banker Realtor Cindy Schaffer. First look at your walls. Bold colors in the living room, dining room, or kitchen are often an instant turn-off to buyers. “You can really neutralize the color so it appeals to a wider array of buyers. Also, if you choose the right paint color and the right tone it can actually brighten a room,” said Everything Fitz Home Staging and ReDesign Owner Nikki Fitzgibbon. You can give the room an even brighter look by getting rid of heavy drapes over the windows and updating light fixtures. “Natural light and brightness sells homes and the last thing you want to do is cover up any of that natural light,” said Fitzgibbon. Also de-clutter and get rid of family photos. “You want buyers to be able to come in and to invision their own furniture and their own lifestyle in the house,” said Fitzgibbon. Accessorize with new pillows and paintings and move around furniture so it fits the room it’s in. “I shop in the homeowners’ house first — so there are a lot of chairs, tables, pictures, or lighting that I can relocate to different rooms to really... A few little changes can make s dramatic difference in the eyes of a buyer. For more tips on selling your home, CLICK HERE. I had a home inspection before I sold my house. Fixed things the inspector found that were wrong and listed it for sale. When the buyers brought in their own inspector, he was very impressed with how well “I must of kept up with maintenance and occasional repair” that the buyers felt really comfortable buying my house. Bottom line, if you are selling your house, get an inspection and fix what’s wrong because the buyers tend to get nervous if the house has issues. Source: fox6now.com
This would be the first time lawmakers have used a new formula to bring themselves together, as Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, pointed out last week. The session adjourned with two days to spare in the 80 days allotted by the constitution. The formula allows a committee to reconvene a session to use up some or all of that time. It seems likely that will happen because Holmberg seems to want it to happen. Hints of that appeared in an exchange of letters between Holmberg and Tracy Potter, a Democratic Party activist, former state senator and one-time U. S. Senate candidate. The letters appeared in the state's daily newspapers last week. Holmberg usually gets what he wants. He chairs the Legislative Management Committee, which will decide whether to bring lawmakers back to Bismarck. This hinges on a deal between Republican leaders in the House and Senate. Their disagreement derailed the session six weeks ago. They left an important piece of work—health care for public employees—unfinished. The attorney general has said the responsible agencies can proceed on existing budget authority. That would be precedent-setting, however, and lawmakers regard precedent as imprudent, because it has a nasty way of becoming practice. The issue in North Dakota's dispute is pretty clear, although it's of critical interest only to state employees. Over in Minnesota, the issue seems positively arcane. Of course, the situation is different there. In North Dakota, Republicans are in complete control. they need reach agreement only among themselves (though Holmberg has invited the Democrats to watch). Minnesota has no mechanism to reconvene an unfinished session. Instead, the governor must call a special session. That seems imperative, since much of the state's budget was left unsettled when lawmakers abandoned the effort last month. This includes funding for education and some vital state services. Agreement has been reached on these issues, but Gov. Mark Dayton is holding a session hostage to an agreement on a bill that would let counties bypass the state auditor's office and hire private firms to look over their books. Dayton signed the bill, but he wants to take it back and delay its implementation. So far, Republicans have refused. This puts a special session in jeopardy. Only the governor can call the Legislature into special session, and Dayton—like. Source: www.grandforksherald.com
Rick Nolan of Minnesota's Eighth District laughs with Northern Lakes Lightning assistant coach Scott Seeling of Breezy Point, Minn. at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center in January 2015. Nolan was in Duluth to watch his grandson play goalie for the Northern Lakes Lightning Squirt A hockey team. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews. com) Nolan arrived at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center on a cold Saturday night in January to watch Leah's son, Huck, play goalie for a team of 10- and 11-year-olds called the Northern Lakes Lightning. Even with the collected powers of Aitkin, Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Backus, Ironton and Nolan's home of Crosby, the Lightning hadn't summoned a win on the season. "He takes it so hard," the 8th District congressman said of Huck, who shooed and absorbed many pucks but not all. His own grandson's trials playing for a squirt hockey team resonated as a metaphor for Nolan himself. Nolan, too, can take things hard. During an interview at the game, he talked equally about personal trials -- with his youngest daughter's recent diagnosis of terminal cancer -- and public angst, in which he described working in a world according to the Speaker of the House John... People who know Nolan say he talks fondly about how it used to be during his first tenure in Congress from 1975-81, when ideologies took a back seat to shared priorities. Now 71 and back in Congress since 2013, he also takes things as they come. Unlike his younger years, when he could wake up and go, Nolan's concession to age is a morning routine that unfolds over an hour and a half. Joints loosen. Coffee energizes. And by the time he's perused a host of newspapers every morning, he is ready to hit his stride. "Right this moment," he said between the groans and cheers around him. "I feel as good as I have in all my life. The big twist. Nolan lives out of a suitcase, he said, jockeying back and forth weekly between Washington, D. C. and Minnesota. In between making more than 95 percent of his votes so far in 2015, according to numbers provided by govtrack. us, Nolan likes to stay in touch with both his family and the district. The same weekend he watched his grandson play hockey, Nolan helped celebrate Brainerd's six national Blue Ribbon Award-rated elementary schools. "I don't like to lose connection with the district," Nolan said. "I like to combine. Source: www.grandforksherald.com
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