Darlin….this is a DAZZLER!


Corner Lot End of street

TONS of natural light

Lots of space

Don’t miss your chance to own this well cared for townhouse! 3 bedrooms on upper level, welcoming from the moment you enter the door with high ceilings, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, lots of natural lighting, patio, right across from additional parking for guests.  Close to shopping, walking paths, schools, churches and freeway entrances make this a must see!

Why pay to rent when you may be able to own for less?

649 Roundhouse St Shakopee

$133,900.00

Vickie Gylling 952.224.8800

RE/MAX Advantage Plus 500 Marschall Rd Shakopee MN 55379

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Motivated Sellers…Looking for a contract!


Location, Location, Location!!! Here’s your chance to own your own home! End unit home with 3 nicely sized bedrooms all on upper level.  Enjoy the ease and convenience of having the laundry on the same level as your bedrooms! This wonderful home show pride of ownership & care.  From the neutral decor, with lots of large windows to provide plenty of natural light.  The oversized patio doors lead to a deck that does not have any neighbors overlooking it.  Conveniently located close to highway entrances, schools, parks, shopping areas and more, this home offers LOTS! 

649 Roundhouse St Shakopee

$132,900.00

Call today to book your private showing!

Vickie Gylling  612.210.3932

Friday Fact


We all know that when out shopping we are looking for great deals.  We all know to talk with our family & friends about where to get the best deals on certain items.  Did you know that if you ask some of the store clerks, they will let you in on the little secrets of the back offices.

Most of us think when shopping the big box stores like Sams Club or Costco, their prices are set in stone and there is no way to know when they are  about to clearance items or when they have dropped prices on items.   Look no further, their secrets codes have been let out!  Now when you are shopping these stores, you two can know what is going on by just looking at the tag.

While shopping Costco, a couple of their codes are:

*  means they are getting rid of the items.  You may even be able to speak with a manager and negotiate the item to an even lower price than is on                                            the card.

.97  (the price ends in .97)  means the price has been lowered recently. 

While shopping at Sams Club one of their most used code:

.01 (the price ends in .01)  means the price has been lowered recently.

Now you can shop the stores armed and dangerous!

Here’s to happy shopping days ahead!

THE SPIRITS TO MOVE is always looking for ways to provide you with knowledgable information.

Chipotle Turkey Bacon Chili…Tasty Tuesday


So last week in Minnesota, much of the world heard we went to the very back of the freezer and got frozen.  I can honestly say when the thermometer reads anything below -10, I don’t leave the comforts of my own home.  But what to do about dinner? Well, as I work from home, I LOVE to smell great aromas whafting through my home in anticipation of a great dinner.  So to the kitchen I went.  Not really sure of what to make, I did my grocery shopping standing with the freezer & fridge doors wide open…yep, heard my mom in my head, “CLOSE THOSE DOORS AND DON’T DO YOUR SHOPPING IN THE FRIDGE”! It still brings a smile to my face.

Well, I thought how about creating something and never telling a soul if it is truly awful.  So I came up with Chipotle Turkey Bacon chili.

Ingredients:

1 lb of ground turkey

1/2 lb of Jimmy Deans mild or hot (depending on your taste) sausage

6-10 strips of bacon cut into bit size pieces (I like that think smoked)

1/2 green pepper cut up into small pieces

5 scallion onions cut up (using the whole onion, use more or less to taste)

1 can sliced mushrooms

1 lrg can of tomato sauce & pieces

1 can of tomato sauce

2-3 cups of V8 juice

1 can kidney beans (drained)

1 can Pinto beans (drained)

4 Tbls. of chili seasoning powder

2 tsp of Chipotle seasoning (or to your taste this will make it spice.  Start with a little and add more as you go)

3 Tbls. of sea salt

pepper to taste

(to make this recipe your own, add any other vegetables that you like in your chili, some use celery, yellow peppers or carrots) 

Cooking:

In a large kettle, put bacon in and start to cook (about 5 minutes) then add the ground turkey & sausage, cook fully.  Depending on the grade & quality of the bacon & ground turkey, you may not need to drain the meat, this will add extra flavor if you leave some of the grease to mix in with the other ingredients. While meats are cooking cut up all your vegetables, add these and cook until they are tender.  Add the mushrooms (drained) to warm, add both the kidney & pinto beans then add tomato sauces & V8 juice, add chili powder, salt & pepper.  Let simmer on stove on LOW heat until ready to serve.  I left mine on for about 5 hours.  If your sauce starts to diminish, you can add more V8, tomato sauce or even water if you like a runnier chili.

Serving suggestions:

Cheese, Sour cream, Oyester crackers, hot sauce (for more intense flavor), or any traditions your family has.

So there you have it! To my surprise, a girlfriend stopped by & she ended up staying for dinner (I told her it was her own tongue on the line) and she LOVED it!!! So I thought that I would share this creation with everyone.  HAPPY COOKING & stay warm!

THE SPIRITS TO MOVE….providing you with more than just moving advice.

Shopping and Homes…How are they related?


If you had your TV on lately, you have heard over and over again the reports saying that the holiday sales have increased compared to last year.  Is this really true or are they just hyping the public to get the shoppers to open their wallets?

Home sales are still on a slow decline in price and most people who I have talked with over the holidays or even now say that they have cut their holiday and daily spending way down.  Their fear is that the housing market is not recovering like experts predicted, unemployment seems to still be at an all time high, and gas prices have increased through the roof over that past month.  In Minnesota, some places are charging over $3/gal.

So how does all this related to the shopping malls? 

I can say personally that I have been out shopping lately before the holidays and just here recently and people seem not to be carrying the load of packages that I typically have seen over years past.  Are they buying more expensive smaller gifts or has the gift card finally taken over?  Here is what I have heard from some:
“I get money from my family, so there is no shopping required & I get more when I shop after the holidays as the sales happen then”
“It’s just me & my spouse so we just buy something big like a new TV or car for both of us and don’t exchange individual gifts”
“I do all my ordering online as there seems to be more deals via the internet”                                                                                                  

How does this relate to the housing market?

Home sales have struggled since the tax credit for buyers expired.  There is much data to show that people are not secure enough with the economy the way it stands today to purchase a new or existing home.  As mentioned earlier with unemployment at an all time high, talk of yet MORE foreclosures to hit the market, mortgage regulations changing & requiring a buyer now to provide some sort of down payment sales have declined.  With the decline of sales, comes the decline of prices to get the homes that are on the market sold.  Most sellers on the market now are at their bottom line for an asking price.  So indication shows that if people are not in the malls they are not looking at homes either.

Standards & Poor have just reported that homes sales in the major cities have dropped dramatically and expect to see home sales continue to fall through next year. 

How does this impact me if I want to sell my home?

Make sure it sparkles inside and out.  Think of it as if you were going out shopping.  There are two stores side by side and both carry what you are looking for.  However, the one on the right is dark, dingier and you have heard others say they are way over priced for their goods! What about that one on the left? Well, let’s look at it, when you walk into this shop there is someone there to great you, its bright & you feel the warmth when you walk in the door, everything here sparkles & shines and the prices are incredibly appropriate for the items they are selling.  Which one of these shops would you buy from or tell others about?  This is the way you need to think in a market like we are facing in order to sell your home.

Make it sparkle, warm & welcoming and price it accordingly.  This is not the market to be playing the start high and work my way to a sale.  THE SPIRITS TO MOVE hit people at some crazy times so be sure your home is ready when that mood hits.