How are You Planning for 2021?

December 30, 2020


When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I am a huge believer. There’s so much thought and hope that goes into what the new year will look like.

When I am preparing for the beginning of a new year there is always so much excitement. With that excitement comes dreams, wishes and the process to complete such things. I always begin by preparing my Business Goals. Business Goals set my mindset in a place to where I can start fresh in 2021. I have my income goals, savings goals, accomplishments I wish to achieve and more. Our team sits together every year and prepares many exciting things for our business and most of all, our clients. As a team, coming together to all be on the same page, is a big deal. Our year starts new and so do our thoughts and some business practices.

Next come my Personal Goals. These are always abundant as I have many I hope for each year. My goals for my children, learning, strengthening, enlightening, traveling, exploring, supporting and financial items are just some generals. These go in depth as I sit down and dive deeper into what is best for my family.

One huge thing for me is preparing my calendar. My calendar is utilized every day, multiple times a day. All things I have going on (whether business or personal), go into my calendar. My schedule is prepped and items that I complete on specific days each week are entered at the beginning of the year. Throughout the year this calendar is used to ensure I stay on track for my goals, appointments, etc.

Planning for the new year sets everything into play for me. Putting together, not only my personal goals, but also my business goals, is a huge benefit to what my year will end up being. Not all goals are accomplished and that is OK.

Questions for you:
* If you like to prepare for the New Year, how do you prepare and set goals?
* What are some of your goals for 2021?

We wish you all a wonderful 2021!! If one of your goals involves real estate, please reach out to us, we’d love to help you accomplish your goals!

Georgie Christian

Realtor, Lead Buyer Specialist & Listing Specialist




Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

Temple Lane: Putting the Pieces Together

December 10, 2020

Remodeling feels a lot like a giant, one-thousand-piece puzzle – you see the beautifully finished masterpiece on the cover of the box, then you open the box and dump out all the pieces, and its then that you wonder, will all these little pieces really become my masterpiece?

Now I wouldn’t dare tell you that when you run into those few pieces that are missing or refuse to find their place, you’re not going to feel like maybe you should’ve gone with the smaller puzzle, because you probably will. You will also find that when you persevere and the puzzle begins to come together, no matter what piece you struggled with, you will be so much happier you stayed the course.

We are nearing the end of our new kitchen puzzle, the pieces we have left are small and yet ones that hold a big impact on our final masterpiece. While we look forward to the finish line, we feel incredibly accomplished in having completed so much thus far. From the first thoughts of tearing down a wall for a new kitchen to the first day we were able to wash our hands in our new kitchen sink, the ups and downs were worth it all.

Please enjoy the newest pictures of our project and I will be sure to update you all again when the final masterpiece is complete. And for those of you in the midst of your own remodel, please never give up because all of sudden, BAM, you will find your missing piece!!






Chelsea Knutson





Better Living Group/Avenue Realty

November 2020 ~ Real Estate Market Update

December 8, 2020

One month to go and 2020 is complete! Take a look at how November performed across the Twin Cities area. The need for new listings continues as buyers are approved and ready to buy! If you are ready to list your home, contact us today! We’d love to meet before the new year.
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Chelsea Knutson, Georgie Christian & Darcy Warcken

Realtors~ Better Living Group/Avenue Realty




Year Round Cabin on Mille Lacs Lake

December 3, 2020


No matter the weather outside, purchasing a vacation property will bring you immediate joy!  42015 Vista Road located in Isle, MN is a charming year round cabin located on Mille Lacs Lake. This is the perfect location for families in the Minneapolis area. In less than 2 hours, this location makes weekend trips an easy getaway.  This property has 54 feet of lake frontage and is fully furnished, including the dock. The converted garage is a separated bunk room paradise for the kids.

Future trips to the family cabin are what memories are made of for children and adults alike. A shelter for yourself, somewhere quiet, and a place to offer warm hospitality to friends.  Owning a cabin is good for your body, mind, and soul. Spending time outdoors, encourages you to disconnect from mobile devices. Even at the times when you are eating smores and drinking wine, you’re engaging in face-to-face social interactions, which have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.

This can also be an investment; you can create a second income for short term gains. List on Airbnb as an accommodation.

These are just a few considerations and possibilities of years of enjoyment you’ll get from owning this Mille Lacs private getaway. You can’t put a price tag on memories!

For more information on this property click here now.

Contact us today to schedule your private showing!!


Darcy Warcken

Realtor, Buyer & Listing Specialist




Better Living Group/Avenue Realty