North Loop Sustainability!

by Joe Kirkwood

Uber car drivers now target the north loop. It amazes me on how the north loop has swiftly developed over the years.  With the addition of 15 brand new apartment rental buildings from ground up, some include amazing refurbished industrial space with historic values and sets of rules. Some with over 300 units, renters spend upwards of $2.50 a sq ft looking to be involved in this community and what it has to offer.  Friends get together and hop from one bar to the next. Set reservations at world class restaurants with menus created by young world renown chef’s and wine and dine. The best feature to me is . . .

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Minneapolis Knows Comfort Food

by Maggie Kirkwood

Ahhhh. Autumn in Minnesota. Colorful, falling leaves. Cool, crisp air. Beautiful sunsets over the lake. And, of course (OUR favorite) – comfort food!

Lucky for us, the Minneapolis knows how to get comfy and the dining scene is spot-on for comfort food! Check out our favorites below. And please be sure to let us know your faves in the comment section. ps: we’ve also included a tah-die-for crock pot Mac n cheese recipe. Because, even if you’re staying in, you deserve it!


Brasserie Zentral, 505 Marquette Avenue S.Continental European Cuisine. Located in the historic Soo Line Building in Downtown Minneapolis.

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2015 Minnesota State Fair Foods & Festivities

by Joseph Kirkwood

August is nearly half over, and you know what that means — the Minnesota State Fair will be kicking off soon!

We’re big time fair lovers in the Kirkwood family, and while we love summer, we can’t wait for the end of the month to roll around. There’s so much to do at the state fair and so many delicious foods to eat that you can’t get anywhere else. It really is the best summer send off.

Read on and sneak a peek at what 2015 has to offer.

New Fair Foods

Love food? Whether you’re a foodie or just . . .

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Successful Home Buying: Financing Your Home

by Joseph Kirkwood
Successful Home Buying: Financing Your Home |

For many home buyers, shopping for a new home can be a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, by taking the right steps from the start, your home buying experience can be a simple and enjoyable one.

Are you ready to find your perfect home? Don’t hunker down for that HGTV marathon just yet. You’ll first need to need to figure out what you want, what you can afford and where you want to live. Here are three simple steps for successfully financing your home.

Step 1: Determine Your Home Buying Goals

Before you get started . . .

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Golf, Brews & Dad: Celebrate Father’s Day Minneapolis Style

by Joseph Kirkwood
Golf, Brews & Dad: Celebrate Father’s Day Minneapolis Style

Fore! Father’s Day is just a few weeks away, and to help you celebrate with your Twin Cities Dad, we’ve pulled together a list of the best golf courses around. From driving ranges and challenging fairways to lush greens and vivid landscapes, you’re sure to find a greenway for every golf enthusiast.

And what better way to wrap up tee time than with a pint! We’ve included our hand-picked selection of nearby places to kick back and grab a post-game brewski with Dad. Cheers!

First Tee: Colombia Golf Club

Par 71 // 3300 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Just . . .

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Introducing MPLS LIST

by Joe Kirkwood

MPLS RENT is excited to announce the launch of MPLS LIST! Together, we’re your one-stop shop for buyers, sellers, renters and property owners.

Selling your home? Working with us gives you an advantage. When you’re thinking about selling, we’ll look at all the factors that go into making this decision and help you choose the best solution. And if you find it’s better to rent than sell your property, we’ll connect you with our database of renters, most of whom have expressed an interested to buy in the near future.

Thinking of buying? Searching for your new home or investment . . .

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Minneapolis Property Management

by Joe Kirkwood

Peace of mind for landlords…

Minneapolis Property Management: Owning a rental property and managing tenants is no easy task. Dealing with unexpected repair work and late rental payments can be stressful and time consuming. It doesn’t have to be. Let us take care of everything – we’ll market your property for free and find quality tenants that have a good track record paying rent on time and have the adequate employment history to do so. We’ll manage rent collection and we’ll handle all maintenance issues that arise in a timely manner by using experienced contractors.

Some things that make . . .

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CRP Certificate of Rent Paid Form Minnesota 2014

by Joe Kirkwood

CRP Certificate of Rent Paid Form Minnesota 2014

If you’re an owner of a property in Minnesota and you have rented it out in 2014 then you must provide a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) form to each person who rented from you during the previous year unless the property is tax-exempt.

Roommates: The owner, landlord or property manager is required to provide each renter living in the unit a separate CRP form showing that each roommate paid an equal portion of the rent, regardless of the portion actually paid or whose names are on the lease agreement.

You must give each renter a CRP . . .

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I ❤ Northeast MPLS!

by Maggie Kirkwood

While both the North Loop and Downtown Minneapolis neighborhoods have been bursting with brand new, luxury apartment buildings, just over the Mississippi, in charming Northeast Minneapolis, there has not been any new developments until recently.

As of mid-October, both The Grain Belt Apartments and Red 20 Apartments opened their doors becoming the youngest, new construction residential buildings in the historic riverfront neighborhood.

And perhaps even more exciting than the killer locations, right in the heart of Northeast MPLS, full of locally owned shops and restaurants – is the price tag. Both buildings offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options that . . .

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Minneapolis Bike-Friendly Pub Crawl

by Maggie Kirkwood

With changing leaves and cooling temps, autumn is definitely here. Love biking, beer and good times? There’s still time to enjoy a bike-friendly pub crawl. We’ve mapped out a route in Northeast Minneapolis, which includes some of the best craft breweries and taprooms in the city.

Ready to get peddling? Hop on and let’s ride!

Your Bike-Friendly Northeast Route


1. 612Brew (945 Broadway St NE)

Kick off your pub crawl from the outdoor patio at 612Brew. Or if it’s chilly, scoot inside and start your evening in their quintessential brewery atmosphere. Regardless of the weather, be sure to try SIX, a . . .

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