Home Matters Podcast

Hosted by Randy Brock, Ron & Lynn Wightman: Residential real estate agents in Rochester, MN

Discussions with people around our community, what gets them up in the morning, and information on our local real estate market.

Ep. 16 – Andy Huppert – Mortgage Advisor

We sat down with Andy to talk about the process of financing your home. From pre-approval and why it’s necessary through all the steps of making a home purchase. This plus a quick market update and Andy shares his thoughts on winter sidewalk safety.

Ep. 14 – Bucky Beeman, Realty Growth, Inc.

Bucky is a Rochester native and entrepreneur. We got his story and talked about the latest developments happening in, and the future of, Rochester. Start-up businesses, affordable housing, multi-use developments, state of the real estate market, and more.

Ep. 13 – Dan Hylland, Radon Specialist

Dan Hylland started up a radon mitigation system company years ago and currently works as a Radon Specialist for the State of Minnesota. We discuss the dangers of radon, why it’s dangerous, and how it factors into real estate transactions.

Things to Consider Before Committing to an Open Floor Plan.

The open floor plan has been the leading recent architectural trend in new homes since about 1990, and it has been the goal of many recent remodeling projects in older homes. Today’s “open floor plan” refers to a home in which traditional-use spaces like the kitchen, dining room and living room can be combined into one communal living space.

Open floor plans are great — they can make a home feel larger and more connected. But they’re not for everyone. Consider the following pros and cons to see if it’s right for you. …

Ep. 11 – Visiting Angels

Today we visit with Joe Sedelmeyer and Tara Thomas with Visiting Angels. Giving the option of independent, stay-at-home living for seniors. Great information on their mission and what they do for families in a transitional life stage.

Music from https://filmmusic.io: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Naura Anderson – Castle Community

We talk with our friend Naura Anderson about Castle Community, a beautifully refurbished home to a flourishing art scene, businesses, events, and a fantastic restaurant here in downtown Rochester. We cover what’s new in our real estate market, and note that Randy drank too much coffee this morning.

http://www.castlecommunity.org

www.wightmanbrock.com

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

“On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Guest: René Halasy – RNeighbors

On today’s podcast, René Halasy, Executive Director of RNeighbors joins us to talk about the development of Rochester’s neighborhood organizations and the wonderful things they’re doing in our community. Coming up soon is a big project of RNeighbors, A Litter Bit Better! Links below to get in touch, sign-up, and help out. Also, our usual update on the housing market and the increase in homes on the market, homes pending, and homes sold.

http://rneighbors.orghttps://www.facebook.com/RNeighbors-Rochester-Neighborhood-Resource-Center-59122718131/

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

“On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Home Matters – Guest: Shanna Lunasin

Rochester, MN real estate update, talking a bit more about the more common issues found in home inspections and how to thwart those issues. Joining us today on the podcast is Shanna Lunasin, childhood cancer survivor and community activist, mentor, and nationally known speaker. She can be found at: http://www.becauselovewins.com Give her a follow on facebook, twitter, and instagram too!

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