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Little Sweden USA - Lindsborg, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Originally settled by Swedish farmers and immigrants in 1869, Lindsborg is a truly unique community in Kansas. It's known fondly as Little Sweden USA, thanks to the Swedish and Scandinavian heritage of so many residents. There's so much to see and do close to Lindsborg homes for sale, with many attractions that showcase the community's unique heritage. Our real estate agents are here to help you plan your next visit to Little Sweden USA, with our guide to six local attractions you won't want to miss.

  • Heritage Square & Old Mill Museum – 120 E. Mill St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
    Some of Lindsborg's most interesting historic buildings are located in Heritage Square, including the West Kentuck one-room school, a historic rail depot, a workshop belonging to early residents, and the community's first courthouse. This is also where you'll find the Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, where you can discover more fascinating stories about local history and even research your own Swedish genealogy.

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Fair Housing Month - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The Fair Housing Act, passed in April 1968, is a landmark national law that prohibits discrimination in the rental, financing, and sale of housing. Every April since the law was passed, we recognize Fair Housing Month as a way to look back upon the discrimination that necessitated the Fair Housing Act and ensure that its principles are being upheld to prevent discrimination in the present day. Join our real estate agents in looking back on the history of Fair Housing Month and working to support a vibrant, diverse, inclusive future for all communities.

What Is the Fair Housing Act?

Before the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, discrimination in housing was sadly a common practice in many communities around the country. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, "Residential segregation in America didn't happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors.

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Healthy Lunch Stops - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

We all know how important it is to eat a nutritious and filling lunch, but it's not always easy to find the time to step away from work. April 13th is Make Lunch Count Day, and our real estate agents welcome you to rise to the challenge. Carve out some time to enjoy a healthy lunch from one of Wichita's best lunch stops from the list below.  

  1. Larkspur Bistro and Bar - 904 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202 
    Want to enjoy your healthy lunch in a charming café atmosphere? Larkspur Bistro and Bar offers a full menu of light salads and sandwiches that you can order for a wholesome midday boost. They also serve many healthy entrée options for people who want something a little more substantial, including grilled portobellos and salmon gyros.

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Galley Kitchen Tips - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The last two years have brought many changes in the housing market, including the need for space. Buyers are prioritizing space for a home office or a home gym when viewing Wichita homes for sale, and they're willing to make a galley-style kitchen work. Our real estate agents can show you how.

  • Option One: Maximize Available Space
    First and foremost, use as much available space as possible. It's an easy concept but one that takes work. While ensuring you have floor-to-ceiling cabinets and the like might make sense, this can exacerbate the general claustrophobic feeling of a galley-style kitchen.

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Puppy-Proof Your Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time, but is your home puppy-roof? Some planning is necessary to get the house ready for your fluffy companion. Our real estate agents love puppies too, and they have compiled the guide below to prepare for your new pet.

  1. Contain Cords and Cables
    As you will soon discover, puppies love to chew. Your pet can get electrocuted if they chew on plugged-in cords, so you should keep them out of reach. Use cord concealers or spiral cable wrap to conceal cords from your puppy. Another tip is to attach rubber cable protectors to walls or skirting boards to keep your cords away from curious paws.

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Walking Paths - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There's nothing like a quiet stroll to get you some exercise, refresh your mood, and get you into a more peaceful frame of mind.

You don't need a special location for walks either, but the right environment does enhance the experience. Since March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day, let's take a look at some of the best trails near our Wichita homes for sale.

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Family Room Remodel - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The family room of the 1950s was a place for a pool table or a large table for games and puzzles, and perhaps a television. But our real estate agents are well aware that today's families have very different needs. They know that versatility is the key to creating a pleasant space that offers multiple functions. Here are a few things to consider as you design your own recreation area.

  • Maximize Storage
    The last thing you want to do is turn your beautiful new space into a junk room, so it's important to incorporate plenty of storage space into your design. Consider shelf space in the form of built-in shelving or movable bookcases. Cabinets with solid doors will hide a world of unsightly items to maintain the comfortable atmosphere of the room. Coffee tables with drawers let you stow away chargers and those elusive remote controls. Cuddly blankets and throws can be tucked away in an ottoman that matches the couch.

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Restaurants for Fried Chicken - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There is something undeniably enjoyable about biting into a good piece of crispy fried chicken. Luckily, there are some great places to get fried chicken in Wichita. In fact, our real estate agents recommend going out for fried chicken at least once while you're here looking at homes for sale. Here are five top spots serving fried chicken that will knock your socks off.

  1. Sam's Southern Eatery Wichita: 6600 W. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67212
    Sam's Southern Eatery opened their first location in 2008, and since then, they have added several more locations throughout the southern states. Their menu contains a lot of southern favorites, including fried green tomatoes and po'boys, but they're particularly well known for their chicken.

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