Gina Thelemann

Content writer and digital strategist

I've been a word nerd since fourth grade, when I began to craft short stories from my weekly spelling test words.

I produce engaging and thoughtful content for corporate websites, email campaigns, blogs and more. I've written for everyone from fledgling non-profits to well-funded start ups and leading news sites.

Email [email protected] to get in touch.


Infographic Copy and Concepting

Inman News

Infographic: How home prices affect homeowner finances long term

As a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, I spend an unnecessary amount of my time calculating housing affordability. In fact, I don't remember the last time I attended a...

SmartZip, Inman

New construction markets and buyers

Perhaps no one is watching the rebounding housing market more closely than home builders, who represent one of the last industries to bounce back after the Great Recession.

SmartZip, Inman

Emerging tech cities: Where's the next Silicon Valley?

It's impossible to open the paper or turn on the news without hearing about the tech boom, or STEM schools that are training the next generation of software engineers and app...

SmartZip, Inman

En masse: Where America commutes via public transit

When you think of public transportation, do you think of harried New Yorkers crowding into underground subway stations? Vice President Joe Biden's well-documented obsession with...

SmartZip, Inman

Road warriors: The 10 cities with the most commuter cyclists

As the green living movement continues to grow and our roadways become ever more crowded, cycling is becoming a popular commuting option across the country. While many cities...

SmartZip, Inman

A choose your own winter adventure flow chart

2015 came in with a bang: flu rates are up, winter storms are hitting everyone (including San Diego!) and commutes have slowed to a crawl. Every time around this year, a list...

Consumer advice articles

Edina Realty

How long does it take to build a new construction home?

Depending on customizations, a new construction home can take anywhere from three months to one year.

Edina Realty

What will "The House of the Future" look like? A peek into emerging luxury and new construction...

When you picture the House of the Future, are you still thinking of a Jetsons-style space pad, complete with a robot butler? If so, it's time to adjust your expectations (and in...

Edina Realty

How one tiny pricing difference can sell your home 18 percent faster

In the retail world, pricing an item at $2.99 - rather than $3- will boost its sales. However, if you're a seller using the same tactic when pricing your home, you may want to...

Edina Realty

How first-time buyers are nabbing their dream homes for (way) less

If you're a first-time buyer stressed out by the low inventory (and escalating bids) in the Twin Cities metro, it may be time to switch up your strategy. While a move-in home is...

Edina Realty

Luxury home trends you'll see in 2015

Bye-bye, granite countertops! As the luxury market surges in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, new trends are emerging. Here's what luxury buyers can't live without in 2015....

Edina Realty

The five best reasons to downsize your home

According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), nearly 70 percent of homeowners over the age of 65 have paid off their mortgage, allowing them more options than...

Edina Realty

Eight reasons it's a great time to be a first time homebuyer

It's hard to miss the headlines about how today's younger, first-time homebuyers are overtaking the market. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports that nearly 1 in...

Edina Realty

The top six trends for new construction and green home building in 2015

2015 is projected to be another big year for the home building industry in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you're thinking of building a home this year or in the future,...

Edina Realty

Four unusual housing trends that came out of the market correction

The last few years have been full of surprises for our local housing market. First, we saw a bargain buyers' market with a high percentage of short sales and foreclosures...

Thought leadership


Forget millennial buyers. Is it time to target millennial sellers?

For the last few years, agents have been hit over the head with ideas about how to engage and win over millennial buyers.

Tech Savvy Aagent

Do you know where your buyers are? Three places today's buyers are getting their real estate...

As a busy agent, you don't just need leads - you need can't fail lead gen strategies. But do you know where to look?