Video Virtual Tours

Many people search for their new home online. Video tours are a great way to preview a potential home and share it with your family and friends. As a service to you, our company has provided us with access to just that – we now are able to create video tours of current listings. Take a quick peek at three of my current listings at my youtube channel –

https://www.youtube.com/user/VirginiaLord

This is where all of my latest listings videos will be hosted, so be sure to come back regularly (especially when the snow melts) – it is sure to be an active page with new properties for you to dream about, visit in person, and hopefully discover your little slice of heaven near Lake Minnetonka.

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Virginia Lord is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet, serving the entire west-Metro with a focus on the Lake Minnetonka Area. Virginia is an expert at facilitating smooth real estate transactions for the most discriminating buyers and sellers on Lake Minnetonka. Contact Virginia today to discuss how today’s market can benefit you and your dreams.

Back at the Wheel

The spring thaw is nearly upon us. The spring thaw is nearly upon us. The spring thaw is nearly upon us.

Maybe if we all say it together it will come true – The spring thaw is nearly upon us.

While winter may still be holding strong around the Lake, it’s the perfect time to think about what you want to see everyday when you wake up. Winter is the time to cozy up with a stack of magazines and dream about what could be. Maybe tackle a few of those pesky honey-do’s that you’ve been putting off for a while.

For me, one of those honey-do’s is hitting “reset” on this blog and revamping my web presence to match the passion I have everyday for the Lake and surrounding communities. (I hear falling over and neglecting to update your blog at the end of a long day is a problem of the  human condition) If you’ve been around for a while, or even if you’re a new visitor, stick around – we’ll be rolling out new features, links, and a piping hot lineup of blog posts highlighting my favorite lake, the surrounding communities, with a dash of real estate help and headlines for you in the next few weeks.

-Until then, keep on dreaming about what spring will bring! -VL

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Virginia Lord is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet, serving the entire west-Metro with a focus on the Lake Minnetonka Area. Virginia is an expert at facilitating smooth real estate transactions for the most discriminating buyers and sellers on Lake Minnetonka. Contact Virginia today to discuss how today’s market can benefit you and your dreams.

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A few years ago when I was 24, (so lets say six years ago?) I met Nick Nolte at a party.

He was so dreamy. I could look into those handsome eyes all night long. We talked a little about home life and friends. I think my meeting him left such a wonderful impression on him. I know it sure did me. I left that party on cloud nine. I have always been able to picture those handsome eyes perfectly in my head.

I must have really touched him because from that point on he has never quite been the same…


I think if he would have stuck with me at least he would have had a better chance for this…

Oh well Nick. You had your chance…

Virginia Lord

Raising the Bar in Real Estate

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When is the Best time to buy a house?

That is the question I get asked the most lately. The answer depends on what the person asking the question needs.   If the question is asked because someone wants to buy a house at a real steal, then I have to let them know that no one will know when the market bottoms out until the prices start going up again. In some areas, that is already happening. The second factor dealing with that question deals with where the person wants to buy a house. In certain areas house prices are higher than you would think. Also, some types of housing are selling faster than others. It also depends on the price range. First time home buyers are still getting good deals but the houses they are buying are for the most part, selling like hot cakes. So if you were to ask me in general when is the best time to buy a house, actually, most of the time, my answer will turn out to be, all things considered, with interest rates low and prices low,  the time to buy is NOW!

Eric Kaler, New U of M president. I just met him!

 This Morning I was fortunate enough to meet the new U of M President. I also heard him answer some very tough questions at a forum two days ago. As I was listening to him, I thought, “It’s as if he has graduated from Toastmasters, learned the English language from Shakespeare, and learned how to pinpoint the answer to a major issue before you can finish explaining the problem!” I think we will watch in awe, the improvements that he will make at that school!