Low Housing Inventory

Low Housing Inventory
When trying to buy a new house, the advice is usually to sell your current house first. With homes these days being sold almost as soon as they go on the market makes that a bit difficult.  Daniel and Julie Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty says you might need to be a little more creative in this type of market.

Mother Earth Gardens

Mother Earth Gardens
Support Our Shops is in the Longfellow neighborhood. Specifically reporter Kelli takes us to Mother Earth Gardens, a place where you can find Elizabeth in the summer. TCL's Support Our Shops series is presented by Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty.

Concrete Floors

Concrete Floors
If you think concrete floors are cold, gray, and just stark looking then you will be surprised to know that The Concrete Guy can drastically improve the way your concrete floors look.  You might even mistake them for wood. Click here and get $200 off any flooring project when you mention Twin Cities Live.  This offer is good through the...

Furnace Giveaway #3

Furnace Giveaway #3
Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning has, for the last 10 years, been surprising deserving people with brand new furnaces.  Kelli joins the team at the latest recipient, Jon Schwerr of Mounds View. Right now you can get a furnace tune-up by Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning for just $59.  Click here for more information.

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel
In normal times, the cooking guests on Twin Cities Live would get ready in our prep kitchen.  It was getting pretty run down and, well, a little gross.  Rusco Kitchen Remodelers came in and gave it a much needed facelift!

Valentine’s Day at Bachman’s

Valentine’s Day at Bachman’s
With just five days until Valentine’s Day, Bachman’s is buzzing as it prepares for the busiest fresh floral day of the year.  More than 30 designers will be creating thousands of arrangements.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is live in the middle of the hubbub.

Organize Your Pantry

Organize Your Pantry
If you have a goal to get more organized in your kitchen, the pantry is a good place to start.  Jamie Preuss, the creator of So Happy You Liked It, says don’t get too roped into what you see on social media and TV shows with everything being color coded, labeled, and perfectly polished.  Instead, she says do what makes the most sense to...

Home Décor

Home Décor
People are making changes in their homes because, well, let’s face it, we are spending more time in our homes.  Kelli is hanging out with Heather Fox, the star of HGTV’s Stay or Sell and from The Fox Homes Team, at her new Foxwell Shoppe in Edina.  Heather fills us in on the home design trends for 2021 – what’s going, what’s...

Kura Home Maintenance

Kura Home Maintenance
When Kura Home Maintenance stopped by Kelli Hanson’s home she learned something new.  Even a new home needs a good cleaning and Kura is there to help.  They cleaned out Kelli’s air ducts and even her dryer vent. Air duct cleaning should be done very 3-4 years or if you’ve done a major home renovation project.  Having to dust a lot...

January Furnace Giveaway

January Furnace Giveaway
We’ve been surprising people for ten years with free furnaces from Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning.  This is one thing that the pandemic has changed.  But, the WAY we surprise them is a little different.  Kelli Hanson surprises them virtually! This time around there were several people involved.  The team at Apollo replaces the...

Selling Your Long-Time Home

Selling Your Long-Time Home
According to various studies, the average homeowner lives in their home for about 13 years.  That can make selling it a really big task.  Daniel and Julie Desrochers of Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty share some of the things you should focus on to make the most return. Deferred maintenance  When people have lived in a home...

Mood Boosting Plants

Mood Boosting Plants
Are you itching for springtime and a pop of color?  Bachman’s shows TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich some of the best plants to buy now that will help to boost your mood with their Watch ‘Em Grow Bulb Garden!

Fire Safety

Fire Safety
Did you know that January is the deadliest month for carbon monoxide poisoning and one of the peak months for home fires?  TCL reporter, Kristin Haubrich talks with the largest manufacturer of fire safety products, Kidde, to help keep your home safe.

Hamernick’s Flooring Superstore

Hamernick’s Flooring Superstore
If your home could use an update, maybe a new floor will do the trick.  Hamernick’s Flooring Superstore is a family owned business where you can walk in and walk out with new carpet, linoleum, and the latest in hardwood technology. Get 12% off all in-stock flooring through the end of the year.  Click here for more information.

Junk Genius

Junk Genius
If you’ve been busy decluttering, you probably feel great.  But now what do you do with all that stuff you want to get rid of?  Junk Genius can help! Special TCL Deal:  Mention TCL and get a 10% Discount on your next junk removal from any location in your home.

Christmas Floral Arrangements

Christmas Floral Arrangements
Adding some Christmas cheer to your home could be as easy as putting a Christmas floral arrangement in your home.  It also makes for a festive gift idea.  Kristin Haubrick is at Lexington Floral in Shoreview  to check out what they have.

First Furnace Giveaway

First Furnace Giveaway
Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning are at it again.  They have teamed up us again to surprise a deserving person with a free furnace.  We had to be a little creative this year with the surprise but it was effective none-the-less!  The Streefland family from Crystal could not have been more grateful for the gift of warmth. Apollo Heating...

Should You Rent or Buy

Should You Rent or Buy
With the price of a home being up right now and rent prices also being up, you might be questioning if its better to buy or rent.  Julie and Daniel Desrochers of Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty think that even though it is a sellers market, it may still be a good time to purchase a home. Some of the “Pro’s” include: Interest...