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Train Rides - Twin Cities, MN - Counselor Realty

Trains can do far more than just take you from one place to another. The best train rides are an experience. They also make a great outing for families. If you're looking for Minneapolis homes for sale, you'll be happy to know there are some amazing train rides in and around the twin cities. Here are our favorites.

  • Amtrak Empire Builder - St. Paul Union Depot
    The Amtrak Empire Builder is just a commuter train, but it will take you through some of the best scenery in Minnesota. If you're looking for a fun day trip, the train leaves from St. Paul and has stops near Winona, Staples, Red Wing, and Detroit Lakes homes for sale. Or, if you're planning a vacation, it will take you as far as the West Coast, including Portland and Seattle. Whatever you're looking for, this is the commuter train to use.

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Apple Season Recipes - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

With the fall months upon us, it's an excellent time to visit a local apple orchard for fresh apples to try all your favorite apple recipes. After spending an afternoon shopping for Edina homes for sale or Glenwood homes for sale, spend a few hours enjoying one of the most popular autumn flavors. Here are a few kid-friendly apple recipes to try this apple season. 


Apple Season - Twin Cities, MN - Counselor Realty

Peak apple harvest is mid-September around the Twin Cities, so many of our locals are preparing to visit their favorite local orchards for some apple picking. Early fall is the best time to find fresh, juicy apples, and our orchards carry several delicious varieties. 

However, we all know apple harvest events are about more than just apples. It's a time to get together and enjoy all the great things about the fall season, not to mention games, activities, and entertainment. Here are some of our favorite Apple picking destinations around the Twin Cities where you can kick off the fall season this year.

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Easy Painting Projects - Home Improvement - Counselor Realty

When you're ready to list your home with other Bemidji homes for sale, it's important for your home to look its best to appeal to potential buyers. Check out a few painting projects that will enhance the appearance of your home. 

  1. Paint Your Fireplace's Mantle
    A mantle is a gorgeous addition to any fireplace, but it can get lost when it's the same hue as the room's other surfaces. Before you add your home to the inventory of Brainerd homes for sale, plan a quick paint project to turn your fireplace into a strong selling point. Consider painting the mantle a shade that contrasts with the color of your fireplace and other room areas. For example, if you have a whitewashed fireplace and light walls, paint the mantle a bold, bright hue to serve as the focal point and add color to the room. Or, if your fireplace is black or dark gray, a light gray or white mantle will look amazing against the dark color.

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Outdoor Furniture Update - Homeowners - Counselor Realty

If you love nature and relaxing outdoors, Coon Rapids homes for sale and Detroit Lakes homes for sale offer the perfect lifestyle. Whether you have a backyard deck, a patio by the pool, or a gazebo by the lake, you need comfortable outdoor furniture for a relaxing day. Take a look at some popular furniture styles and choices that are often discounted at the end of summer.

  • Woven Wicker
    Woven wicker has been around since the 1800s and lends vintage style to any outdoor setting. Woven from plants like rattan, reed, rush, and willow, wicker seating is comfortable, sturdy, and conforms to most shapes. Because wicker is woven with pliable materials, tables, chairs, loungers, and rockers can be made in various shapes and sizes with intricate details. Woven wicker offers plenty of old-world charm, but it needs protection from hot sun and rain to last outdoors.

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Bait and Tackle Shops - Twin Cities - Counselor Realty

Minnesota is home to more than 10,000 lakes, so we take fishing pretty seriously around the Twin Cities. There are so many fishing destinations and dozens of species, so it's easy to see why our area is one of the top freshwater fishing destinations in the country.

The key to a great fishing trip is planning and preparation. That's why having a good bait and tackle shop on the way to your favorite fishing destination is so important. Here is a quick list of some of the best bait and tackle shops around Minneapolis and St Paul where you can stock up on gear.

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Twin Cities Food Trucks for Dessert - Counselor Realty

Food trucks provide such a fun and convenient way to enjoy great food. The Twin Cities are home to many different food trucks, including a few that serve delicious and unique desserts. The next time you're craving something sweet, take a break from looking at Minneapolis homes for sale and St. Paul homes for sale. Stop by one of these food trucks for a yummy treat.

  • North Mallow: Minneapolis, MN
    North Mallow 
    is a food truck created by two camping aficionadoes who wanted to share the wonders of s'mores with the world. They serve their own marshmallow, made fresh in-house from real cane sugar. Choose from tasty flavors like chocolate chip, vanilla, and caramel swirl.

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