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December 2014

Found 6 blog entries for December 2014.

It’s here already, New Year’s Eve! Can you believe it?! It feels like only yesterday we were celebrating “Y2K” and 1999, by Prince, was being played everywhere. The computers never crashed as we transitioned into 2000…and, in just a few short hours the calendar will forever change to 2015. Yes, 2015!!

The previous 15 years have brought about a lot of change in the United States. The economy and housing market took a hit in 2008, but we’re tough and resilient and we have climbed back with deeper awareness. 2014 was a great year for the Barry Berg Group and we’d like to share a few of our top memories:

  1. “We scheduled a photo shoot on the closing night of the Minneapolis Aquatennial to capture the fireworks from the perspective of our Phoenix
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Just a month ago it was cold, VERY cold for mid-November. But, duty calls and we were determined to get out there and show luxury homes to our clients. After all, for over 30 years we have been matching homes with lifestyles no matter the weather.

Last November, we sold 42 Park Lane, on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis, by representing the buyer, we were the “selling agent”. What’s that? Why would a buyer want representation?

  • We have over 30 years of experience in real estate, we’re the professionals.  A part of our service is to offer our knowledge and expertise to our clients, the buyer in this case, on any deficiencies and/or defects in the property, as well as providing a thorough market analysis.
  • We’re on the buyers’ side. We’re the advocate
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Today, December 16th, marks the first day of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. This holiday is celebrated by the kindling of a candle, one for each of the eight days of the holiday. Once the candle is lit, it is placed in one of the nine-branched menorah, from left-to-right, commemorating the miracle of one jar of oil providing light for eight days soon after the Maccabees recaptured the Holy Temple, in Jerusalem, from the Greeks in the 2nd Century BC.

Along with lighting the menorah, celebrations include:

  • Music: a large number of traditional songs, such as “Ocho Kanelikas” (“Eight Little Candles”), "Hanukkiah Li Yesh" ("I Have a Hanukkah Menorah"), "S'vivon Sov Sov Sov" ("Dreidel, Spin and Spin") and many more.
  • Foods: a
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It’s #ThrowBackThursday and what a perfect opportunity to look at how the Barry Berg Group became what it is today. We’re quickly approaching 2015, but in 1987 Barry was already leading the pack for real estate sales success. A native of Montevideo, Minnesota, undergraduate of Princeton University who then graduated with his master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School, Barry pursued his calling in residential real estate.

Although others thought he’d be a better fit in various career paths, due to his Ivy League degrees, he knew in his heart, “I’d rather be selling real estate than doing something that just looks good on paper”. That passion and drive has paid off! For over 27 years he’s been Minnesota’s number one selling

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Take a moment and imagine yourself rising out of your king bed and watching a beautiful sunrise over Wayzata Bay. In the beautiful orange and red daylight, the birds are soaring, fish jumping out of the water and a beautiful wooden 20-foot Chris-Craft glides through the bay, your back yard.

This fantasy could become your reality, as this dream home is available today! This custom five-bedroom home on Lake Minnetonka’s Wayzata Bay was recently featured in the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, click here to read more, but more importantly, to see inside this stunning household:

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal-Wayzata Bay Dream Home 

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Recognized by their peers for their high level of success and professional service, Barry and Chad lead their team of professionals in setting the standard for the real estate industry in the Minneapolis Metropolitan area.

Featured on the cover and as a featured article in the Minnesota Real Estate Agent Magazine, Real Estate Leaders...Barry Berg and Chad Larsen!

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