Category Archives: Matt Engen Group

Summertime in Minneapolis

Ah Summertime in Minneapolis. It really is the best time of the year. Maybe it’s because we’ve finally de-thawed and we can go outside without multiple layers of clothing and boots on. Oh the freedom of flip flops. And while many of us escape every weekend to the family cabin up north, a lot of us are left looking for fun activities to do closer to the city. Lucky for us there is no shortage of fun things to do. Here are our top 5.

  1. The lakes. It doesn’t matter if you want to relax on the beach, go for a swim, rent out a kayak or paddle boat our Minneapolis lakes offer something for everyone, including food. We love to walk around the lake and then enjoy a refreshing IPA for us and ice-cream for the kids. Our favorite places to go are SandCastle  and Bread and Pickle. 
  2. Outdoor concerts. There’s no shortage of places to go to see live music in Minneapolis. From Music in the Parks  to the Basilica Block Party and the MN State Fair there’s something for everybody all summer long.
  3. Baseball. And we have two really great options right here in our beautiful cities, the MN Twins and the St. Paul Saints. The stadiums are beautiful and both offer free fireworks on Fridays after the game during the summer.
  4. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It’s one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the country and home to the famous Spoon and Cherry.
  5. Visit one of the local Farmers Market. It turns out we have over 60 of them.

Summertime in the City | Real Estate Blog | Matt Engen Group

#summertime #minneapolis #mattengengroup #thingtodo #livinginmn

Thanksgiving

Today we pause and give thanks for our family and friends, the food on the table, the drinks in our hands, the roof over our head and for you our clients, who give us the opportunity to do the work we love.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyous time with family and friends.

 

 

#thanksgiving #mattengengroup #realtors #thankful

 

National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month and like us, you may practice being thankful and kind all year long so to have a month dedicated to being grateful may seem kind of silly, but there seems to be a day and a month to celebrate everything so why not gratitude? Especially since practicing gratitude has been proven to make us happier less stressed people and I think we could all use a little more happiness and a little less stress. So here are the top 10 things I am grateful for not just today but all year long.

  1. My family. This includes my husband and two boys as well as my mom, dad, brothers, sisters, in-laws and cousins.
  2. My friends, I could not live this life without them.
  3. My home. It’s where my family gathers, it’s where fun happens, it’s where rest happens, to me it’s peace and security and I’m happy I have one.
  4. Books. I mostly read them for entertainment but every book I read teaches me something and I can not imagine a world without books.
  5. Food. I really don’t like to cook it but I sure do enjoy eating it, especially if someone else makes it.
  6. Wine. If you know me, you know this had to be on the list.
  7. Travel. I’m extremely lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to travel as much as I have. Like books, I mostly travel for entertainment but I learn something new every time I travel.
  8. Willow trees, baby ducks and the ocean.
  9. A healthy body.
  10. Work. Without it none of this is possible.

#nationalgratitudemonth #mattengengroup #realtor #thankful #grateful

Matt Engen Group | 2017 Real Trends

We’re excited to make the list of the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents. This list recognized the most productive U.S agents and teams by state based on closed transaction sides and sale volume.

#realtrends #realtors #team #remaxresults #mattengengroup

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you find the time to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy our favorite holiday.

Happy Birthday America!

#fireworks #4thofJuly #america #mattengengroup

Happy Holidays!

Above all else the holiday season is a time for home, it’s a time to give thanks for our families, friends, our clients who allow us to do what we love; selling homes in and around Minneapolis, the food on the table and the drinks in our glasses. From our families to yours we wish you all a very merry holiday season.

DSC_2625 IMG_8503

IMG_8504

#holidaycheer #family #clients #love #minneapolisrealtors #mattengengroup

Gratitude

>> Spoiler alert, this post has nothing to do with real estate. <<

November is national gratitude month. Yet another reason to love November. I know, most people don’t love November, we tend to rush right through it, frantically counting down the days to Christmas and the New Year, but I rather enjoy it. We got married in November, so did my mom and dad and Thanksgiving is in November. To be clear, I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving because of the food, I’m not a fan of turkey or cranberries, I find delight in the mashed potatos and corn but that’s about it. What I love about Thanksgiving is our tradtion, we gather at my sisters, with no expectations, we eat an amazing meal and drink a lot of wine. It’s an easy holiday, no candy, no presents, just family and friends gathering together to simply be together. And I need, or more accurately put, want more of that. So I’m going to practice being happy with the simple things in life. I am going to find joy in everyone I meet and in everything thing I do, thankfully I love what I do, so that helps. I am going to focus on the positive and spread joy. I encourage you to do it with me, why not. I’m told the world will be a better place if we do. Let’s make that happen.

#grateful #thankful #blessed #nationalgratitudemonth

US Bank Stadium

Wow, the first game at US Bank Stadium was more than just a game, it was an experience.  Before we even got inside you knew this was going to be different, you could feel it in the air. Vikings fans were out in full force. The streets and the tail gating lots were packed, not a lot of room to throw around the football or move, but it was fun.

IMG_7665

The general mood and excitement continued as we moved inside and got to our seats. First family photo at US Bank Stadium. Not bad. I love that the person taking it captured the US Bank Stadium banner, this way we’ll always remember where we were.

IMG_7678

The Vikings got things started with a moving #wearenorth video and then Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. This has always been one of my favorite parts of the game. I love how the anticipation builds with the song.

IMG_7685

Fast forward to half time, I knew after reading the Star Tribune article that morning that I didn’t want to miss the half time show and I am beyond thankful I didn’t. The MN Orchestra put on quite the show, the Prince tribute was amazing. I was so happy to be a part of it, yes I know my only role was to wave my cell phone and sing along but it was simply magical, an experience I will never forget.

IMG_7716

And to top it all off, the Vikings win! It was definitely a night we will always remember, according to our boys it was the best game ever. #SKOLVikings

Back to School!

It’s back to school time! At our house we approach this time of the year with mixed emotions. Our boys look forward to reuniting with their friends. I look forward to a quiet house, healthy meals around the table and a refocus on my personal and professional goals.  (Anyone want to buy a house?) Here they are on the first day of school, shared with you on their 3rd day. I sure am going to miss summer but (sigh) change is good.

IMG_7419