On the House

On The House: Jesse Davis and Ben Edwards on New Home Construction

Dec 11, 2020

On our latest On the House conversation Ben Edwards from Edwards LaPlant Construction joins our host Jesse Davis.  They discuss the changes that have been happening in the past year regarding home building in the area.

Once a month Jesse Davis joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show for On the House.  Today they are joined by Diane Larson from the Itasca County Housing & Redevelopment Authority and Chris Jenkins from Northland Counseling Center.  They join us to discuss the Aurora Heights development, a local affordable housing project going up on the site of the former Riverview Elementary School.  They talk about the need for affordable housing in the Grand Rapids area and give us details on the project including the number and size of the units.  The project deadline is set for January 2022

On the House: Beginning Farmers Loans

Oct 11, 2020

Once a month local real estate agent Jesse Davis joins John and Heidi on the Friday Morning Show for On The House.  This week farm loan officer Cattibrie Nichols from the USDA Farm Service Agency joins them to answer questions on how direct farm loans work, who they can work for and what they can do.

For more information on farm loans in your area see below:

On the House: Lake Property Sales During the Pandemic

Sep 14, 2020

On our latest On the House conversation Greg Anselmo from Edge of the Wilderness Realty joins our host Jesse Davis. They explore how the real estate market in northern Minnesota has grown during this time of pandemic.  Lake property sales are on the rise possibly due to people wanting to move out of metro areas and away from people.  They give us an indication of how fast houses are moving and of the rising prices and the shortage of inventory.

On The House: Jesse Davis and Chuck Beck on Countertops

Aug 17, 2020

Once a month we check in with local real estate agent Jesse Davis about different issues that have to do with our homes and properties.  Today we talk about countertops with Jesse and his guest Chuck Beck from J & B Home Counselors in Grand Rapids.

On the House: Housing market during the pandemic

Jun 13, 2020

Once a month for On the House we talk about issues related to home ownership. Local real estate agent Jesse Davis joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show.  Jesse talks about changes in the housing market compared to this time last year.  He tells us that houses are moving more quickly, the cost of houses have risen significantly, interest rates are much lower and he talks about the unpredictability of the future in the housing market.

On the House: Jesse Davis and Karen Terry on Planting Native Plants

May 8, 2020

Minnesota Extension Educator Karen Terry joins Jesse Davis and Heidi Holtan for On the House on the Friday Morning Show.  They talk about planting native plants to help protect our shorelines and properties and to help keep our waters clean.  They cover what to plant, when to plant and how to get started.  Here is a list of plants to look for and where to find them.

Agastache foeniculum (Fragrant giant hyssop)— 

Doellingeria umbellate (Flat-topped aster)— 

Heliopsis helianthoides (Common ox-eye)—

Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot)—

On the House: Real Estate During COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020

On our latest On the House conversation area real estate agent Jesse Davis talks about the precautions being taken while selling and buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once a month for On the House we talk about issues related to home ownership.  Local real estate agent Jesse Davis introduced us to Sam Friesen from Woodworks Homes and we learned about building a house... so many questions - what kind of roof?  windows?  air-conditioning? windows?  basement?  Take  a listen!  If  you have a home related question for us to take up let us know!

On the House: Flooring

Jan 14, 2020
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On our latest On the House conversation area real estate agent Jesse Davis introduced us to Chuck Miller with Floor to Ceiling in Grand Rapids.  We talked about what's new in flooring - especially when it comes to LVT.  Luxury vinyl tile.

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