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25 Most Expensive Zip Codes

Homes In America’s 25 Most Expensive Zip Codes 2016

Demand for high-end homes is finally waning after six years on the boil. The signs of a slowdown are clearest in Silicon Valley, where just a year ago eight-figure list prices, bidding wars and one-week sales were commonplace. Surpassing the Valley this year are ZIPs in New York and California, but sellers in these high-priced havens would be wise to stay humble: Their hometowns could be next.

Check out the top 25 most expensive zip codes.

Do you know the average price in your zip code? Do you know the value of your home? Want to know? Call me

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Protecting Your Credit

One of the “big” three credit bureaus recently announced that a massive hack has exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people. To add perspective to that statement, that is about two-thirds of American credit card holders or close to half the population of the United States. Part of protecting your credit is being vigilant and making it difficult for thieves to steal your identity. 17405556-250.jpg

If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, an initial step is to place a fraud alert on your account. Contact one credit reporting company (Equifax, Experian or TransUnion), tell them you are an identity theft victim and ask the company to put a fraud alert on your credit file. Confirm that the company will contact the other two companies.

The initial fraud alert will make it harder for an identity thief to open accounts in your name. The alert lasts for 90-days and it can be renewed.

A more severe precaution called a credit freeze restricts access to your credit report. A credit freeze makes it more difficult for thieves to use your identity to apply for loans or credit cards in your name.

By contacting each of the three credit reporting agencies separately, you can request a temporary freeze. This would prevent them from providing credit information without both your explicit permission and a PIN that temporarily lifts the freeze.

Unlike the fraud alerts, the agencies may charge you a fee for instituting the freeze in addition to another fee to lift the freeze each time.

A credit freeze will not affect your credit score. If you are in the process of buying a home, contact your loan officer and discuss the decision you are considering. If you will be making a mortgage application in the near future, you can temporarily lift the freeze for the lender you are using.

A trusted mortgage professional is a key team member in purchasing a home. Making an appointment with them is one of the first steps along with determining your real estate professional. Contact us to get a recommendation of a trusted mortgage professional.

To request a credit freeze, you can do it online or by phone:

Equifax – 800-349-9960 | Experian – 888-397-3742 | Trans Union – 888-909-8872

For more information, see Credit Freeze FAQs at the Federal Trade Commission.

It is important to personally monitor your credit reports through annual credit report.com to discover any unusual activity.

How 20 Towns Got Their Start

Most People Don’t Know How These 20 Towns In Minnesota Got Their Start

From their B&Bs to waterfront parks, Minnesota’s small towns are some of the most scenic and fun, but a lot of people don’t know about their history.These 20 towns are beloved by many a Minnesotan, and now, you’ll know how they came to be!

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Mom and Pop Pizza Joints

11 Incredible Mom and Pop Pizza Joints In Minnesota To Add To Your Bucket List

In just about every city and town in Minnesota, there’s at least one pizza place that tirelessly cranks out pies for hungry diners. Many of these are local and national pizza chains that are known for their consistent quality and taste. But there are plenty of incredible mom and pop pizza joints in Minnesota, too. These spots may not have a national following, but they are the unsung heroes of local pizza.

Is Pizza and Flat-Bread the same thing? It sure seems like it. Sometimes when I order a Pizza the waitstaff reminds me they don’t serve Pizza but Flat Bread. What do you think? Call me, let’s have some Pizza.

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Magical Outdoor Dining Experience

Try These 11 Minnesota Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience

Now that it’s summer, it’s time to go outside! But are swimming, hiking, camping, and sunbathing really enough? To truly enjoy the weather, it’s best to do everything outside that you possibly can. One of the best summer outdoor activities is eating outside. These 11 Minnesota restaurants have fantastic patios. Stop in for a bite to eat, and you’ll have a magical outdoor dining experience.

Maybe those of us who live in the colder climates enjoy the outdoors that much more when it’s a beautiful warm, spring, summer or fall day. On this list is a couple of my favorite outdoor dining places. Lunch anyone?

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10 Hidden Waterfalls In Minnesota

These 10 Hidden Waterfalls In Minnesota Will Take Your Breath Away

While beautiful lakes are easy to spot, some of Minnesota’s most spectacular sights are the waterfalls that are often overlooked by tourists and natives alike. While these aren’t all hidden in hard to reach places, they are usually skipped over or not discussed as they should be. So, take a break from the lakes and take in the sights at these ten fabulous falls.

It’s about time to take a weekend trip to view the color changes of the Fall leaves. Who will join me?

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Newest State Park In Minnesota

This Is The Newest State Park In Minnesota And It’s Incredible

Minnesota is home to some pretty incredible state parks. From the most visited parks like Gooseberry Falls or Itasca to lesser-known spots, there are gorgeous nature areas in every corner of the state. They are all great, but there is a new one that you’ll want to move to the top of your state park bucket list. Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park is Minnesota’s first new state park since the early 1990s. Take a look:

A couple of days ago I experienced one of those life changing events. On Tuesday my mother passed away. She was 98 years old; a member of the “Greatest Generation”.        I’ll miss my Mom. Thank you Mom for all that you’ve done for me.

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