Monthly Real Estate Newsletter|December 2016
What's Happening?

Dec 24- Christmas Eve

Dec 25- Christmas Day

Dec 26- Kwanzaa

Dec 31- New Year's Eve

Jan 1- New Year's Day

As 2016 comes to an end, Minnesota winter has officially begun. So far we've been lucky with the light snowfalls, but there's always a chance that "snowmageddon" is lurking around the corner. We have some great tips below to make sure your home is ready for anything Mother Nature throws at us. 

If buying or selling a home is on your wish list, we are more than happy to help get you into a new "Home for the Holidays". It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost here, and the busy spring market will be here before you know it, so It's never to early to start planning and preparing!

From all of us at Necklen & Oakland, we wish you a peaceful, happy holiday season, and a prosperous new year!

Necklen & Oakland Professional Real Estate Services
News & Updates
5 Safe Ways to Heat Your House When There's No Heat

Defrost and Heat Up Your Car the Safe Way

There is no heat in your home. Your furnace, boiler, or heat pump is broken. What can you do? You do not have to be miserable.  there are a few fairly inexpensive options that you can hurry out and purchase.  Here are five safe ways to heat your house until a repairman restores your heat ...  Read More

Late for work again and your car windshield is frozen?  Winter can be hard on your vehicle. And not just because of sub-zero temperatures. Even if you routinely park in a covered area, snow and-worse-ice accumulations on your car can make your morning commute time-consuming and treacherous. ..  Read More
Rossen Reports: Popular smoke alarms may go off too late, experts warn
The most common type may give you little warning, even when surrounded with smoke.

When you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that's not always true. In fact, we found that the most common type of smoke detector - the kind you probably have in your house right now - may not go off in time, even when surrounded by thick, toxic smoke, giving little warning to get your family out... Read More
Featured Listings
1621X Gleason Lake Rd , Minnetonka

13756 Widgeon Ln. Rogers, MN 

MLS# 4770415   List Price: $169,900

Excellent, Wayzata Schools, open builder, 1/2 acre building lot. This parcel currently has a small home and two 2 car garages on it. Buy now, rent the house and or garages and build when ready.
MLS#: 4775050   List Price: $255,000

4 Bed/ 2 Bath split level. Large eat-in kitchen, separate dining, and large deck. LL has built in entertainment center wired for surround sound and plumbed for a future wet bar. 2 bedrooms up/2 down. Fresh paint thru-out, new carpet in LL.
MLS#: 4766940    List Price: $190,000

Commercial Building 2880 sq. ft. main building, HVAC, office, 1/2 bath. Insulated walls. Insulated & steel lined 12' ceiling. Two 10x10 doors. Second building is 1056 sq.ft. with 10' ceilings, insulated/heated, three 9x9 doors. 4224 total sqft.

Just For Fun!
Fun Facts

Hollywood Homes

  • The U.S. Postal Service delivers 20 billion cards & packages between Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve.
  • The largest gingerbread man in the world weighed 466 lbs, 6 oz. Baked on Feb. 21, 2006 in Rochester, MN
  • An average of 5,800 people end up in the ER after suffering injuries from holiday decorating.
How to Decorate for the Holidays, Hollywood Style

Now that December is fast approaching, the pressure over who's going to have the best holiday decorations is on. I'm going to let you in on a little secret: everyone else knows about the existence of Pinterest. So if you really want to win this contest, take a look at the often overlooked (possibly because of its impracticality) Hollywood-style Christmas.  Here's how some of your favorite films decorated their homes...  Read More
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