High Rise condominium in Minneapolis. Edina Realtor Michael McGivern eXp Elite Advantage. 651–324–1815
High Rise condominium in Minneapolis. Edina Realtor Michael McGivern eXp Elite Advantage. 651–324–1815

They can have a considerable effect on your…


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(note: I realize a lot of what I’m throwing out here sounds insane. I’m well aware there are many issues, and I’m sure there are issues I couldn’t even think of. Some of this is tongue-in-cheek, but if you look at the big picture, I truly think I’m onto something here.)

Last week, I was telling someone how much I enjoyed the NHL’s pandemic-adjusted schedule. To cut down on travel, teams are playing 2–3 game mini-series at the same arena. This is an excellent way for teams to build rivalries, keep players fresh and safe(r). …


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Great gifts for the most used part of your home in 2020

No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we’d be willing to bet this person has spent more time in their kitchen this year than ever before.

They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so why not spread the love with these kitchen gifts this holiday season?

This guide is here to provide you with practical and even luxurious tools for the kitchen, whether it’s for the serious foodie or a hapless college student.

Thanks for checking this out, and enjoy!


a US $100 bill. Edina Realtor Michael McGivern eXp Elite Advantage. 651–324–1815
a US $100 bill. Edina Realtor Michael McGivern eXp Elite Advantage. 651–324–1815
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Earnest money is an amount of money you put down to show you’re serious about purchasing a home. It’s also known as a good faith deposit.

When a buyer and seller enter into a contract, the seller takes the home off the market while the transaction moves through the entire process to closing. If the deal falls through, the seller has to relist the home and start all over again, which could result in a big financial hit.

Earnest money protects the seller if the buyer backs out. It’s typically around 1% — 3% of the sale price and is…


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Bringing it back to our body’s physical foundation

It’s easy for me to find myself in a place where I’m caught up in work, and before I know it, I forget that I haven’t been adequately hydrating at all.

Our bodies are comprised of up to 50 to 75% water, and the body uses water for almost every function. It carries oxygen and nutrients, transports hormones, moistens tissues, protects organs, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, and uses it to eliminate toxins through the colon, skin, and bladder.

On the flip side, dehydration symptoms are common, yet not always attributed to dehydration. Often, when you’re feeling thirsty, it could…


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Have you ever heard the saying, “Our cells eavesdrop on our thoughts?” How about “Thoughts become things”? One speaks to how connected our physical health & wellness, or lack thereof (dis-ease), is to our mental and emotional states (thoughts & feelings). The other speaks to the human mind’s ability to manifest real things in the world out of mere possibility. Both illustrate the incredible power of our thoughts to create. …

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