Stagers take a bigger role as a demand remains high in Twin Cities home market

Houses in parts of the Twin Cities are nearly selling themselves, but Kari Michael isn’t twiddling her thumbs. She and other Twin Cities house stagers are as busy as ever.

“Home buyers have become more savvy and are not going to buy any house even if it is a tough market for them,” she said. “They want value for their money.”

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Echo Mountain: New Restaurant and Lodge

Kariel provided the furniture

WCCO Lifestyle: Parade Of Homes

What elements would you bring in to create the home of your dreams?

How about ceiling panels, custom railings and an in-home basketball court!

In the video, WCCO’s Aristea Brady checks out a fantastic pad during the Parade of Homes tour.

You can catch the home she toured and many more dream houses from now through March 30.

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Parade of Homes Dream Home Tour

Parade of Homes runs through March 30. (Open Friday 1-7 and Sat,Sundays noon -6 p.m.) The Remodelers Showcase is March 28-30. (Open Friday 1-7 p.m. and St., Sun., noon-6 p.m.)

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Getting your home ready to sell

There are a few things you can do yourself when it comes to getting your home ready to sell and a few other things that are worth hiring out. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share their advice.

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Find your dream home at Parade of Homes

Find your dream home at the spring Parade of Homes, where there are more than 450 houses across the metro to visit.

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Home of the Day: Stunning Lakefront Home with 100’ of Private Lakeshore

Stepping into the foyer you get a wonderful 1st impression with a soaring 17′ ceiling and curved open railed staircase leading to the upper level. Gleaming hardwood floors sweep down the hallway into the sunken family room on the other end of the home offering a fabulous view of the lake! A gas fireplace flanked by custom built-ins finishes off this fantastic space.

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Get ready for Wow Factor with 3 Dream Homes over $2Million!

EDINA, MN – Luxury is on display as The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) presents the Spring 2014 Parade of Homes.

The Parade of Homes continues to offer area families the most comprehensive opportunity to see the wide variety of new homes on the market today, opening with 390 new homes this spring.

Three extraordinary homes on the tour have been selected by the BATC Foundation as Dream Homes, and will help the Foundation build and remodel homes for area families in need.

KARE 11 Sunrise spoke with Tony Giannakakis, the builder and spokesperson from TC Homebuilders, and Shawn Nelson, the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.

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Exquisite two-story masterpiece on a private cul-de-sac

This beautiful home features a large open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, and top of the line appliances. The master suite is very large and includes a bay area with window overlooking a pond. Outside is a spacious deck for entertaining or relaxing.

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Proceeds From Home Under Construction in Edina Intended to Benefit UST Real Estate Education Programs

Construction has begun in Edina on a single-family house that will be sold to raise money for real estate education programs at the University of St. Thomas and serve as a learning tool for undergraduate and graduate students during the fall 2013 semester.

The house at 6443 McCauley Terrace, southeast of Highways 169 and 212-62, will overlook the west side of Arrowhead Lake. JMS Custom Homes, whose owner Jeff Schoenwetter is a member of the St. Thomas Real Estate Advisory Board, is the builder, and the Alexander Design Group of Wayzata is the architect.

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