Twin Cities Real Estate Blog

Cuba Gets Stiffed By Trump Administration

We hiked in the shadow of Morro Castle, standing silent guard over Havana -- to Plaza Viejo in old town.  And then commuted back and forth in vintage Forties and Fifties Chevys, Dodges and Fords between the Capitol and the iconic Hotel Nacional (see photo).
When stormy weather struck, we dodged towering breakers along the romantic Malecon seawall in Vedado (see photo). And along the way we talked to taxi drivers, waitresses, concierges and of course bar tenders and they whispered the bleak secret of the Cuban New Year. There are considerably less Americans in Cuba this year.

5 Financial Benefits of Home Ownership

Benefits to Homeownership 5 Financial Benefits of Home Ownership

The benefits of owning a home go far beyond just piece of mind, and many of these advantages are directly tied to financial stability. So if you’re a first time home buyer in Minnesota and are hoping to soon make the transition from renting to owning, here are just some of the financial benefits linked to home ownership.

Improve your net worth

Building equity almost acts as a savings account of sorts, and each time you make a monthly payment, you’re increasing your equity. ...

Movie Review - 'Black Panther' is a Poignant Yet Hopeful Tale of Two Cities

black panther Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ten years ago, the majority of the films presented by Marvel were fun, abundantly humorous, and escapist superhero movies that successfully tried to honor the vision of the comics while also having room to breathe. Few go out of their way to make anything more than that. Marvel’s motto seemed to be if the story isn’t that great, just throw a ton of humor in to distract from it. And, for the most part, it worked. Everyone knows Marvel movies aren’t really original or inciteful but they make up for it with humorous characters, tons of action, and a standard...