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Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 7:51pm. 28 Views, 0 Comments.
The Trust for Public Land declared Minneapolis and the Twin Cities the nation’s best big city for public parks, followed by New York, Boston and Sacramento, Calif.
Jayne Miller, superintendent for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, said the work the board has done over the years earned the award.
“The city was built around the park system, not the other way around,” she said. “We are unique from the standpoint that the park system was built as an economic driver for the city.”
Recent Minneapolis parks projects include the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center and new synthetic turf fields; a new beach, boardwalk playground and picnic area at Theodore Wirth Park; and the Phillips Community Center renovation.
“This is an honor not for the…
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 7:16am. 612 Views, 0 Comments.
Here is MLS # 4369047. This charming Craftsman home is located at 4007 Russell Avenue N in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,355-square-feet of space. The house is in the Victory Neighborhood in the Camden Community of Minneapolis.
Built in 1925, this home features hardwood floors throughout most of the rooms, including the dining room, living room, and most of the bedrooms. Two fireplaces can be found in the living room.
Its features also include an updated eat-in kitchen, with new cabinets and stainless steel appliances. This home is a must see! It can be yours for $175,000.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:54pm. 847 Views, 1 Comments.
MPR recently did a story about the proliferation of private sales in the Twin Cities real estate market. I thought that I would take some time to talk about what a private real estate sale is and what its pros and cons are.
A private real estate sale, otherwise known as a “sleeve” listing or a “pocket” listing, is a property for which a broker holds a signed listing agreement from the seller, but it is never actually advertised on a multiple listing system (MLS). Instead of putting the house on the local MLS, which exposes it to home buyers and buyer agents, the real estate agent restricts access to information about the house, hoping for a quick sale.
Pocket listings are surging in the local Twin Cities real estate market, and in many other…
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 12:47am. 690 Views, 1 Comments.
The Twin Cities real estate market is heating up and sellers are winning the season so far. Inventory is getting a bit tight, resulting in higher sale prices and even multiple bids.
The jackpot is a little unecpted and too soon for some home sellers, though. There are stories of home sellers putting houses on the market and having offers withint days. When they accept so soon, a whole new flood of concerns is coming forward: What to do between houses - after one has sold, but before the new home has been bought?
This concern may be causing some sellers to hold back. Home sellers don't just want to unload a house and be homeless for a while, they want to have a prospective house that they want to buy in mind before putting their house on the market.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 1:19pm. 1956 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but the spring Parade of Homes is in full swing right now! This annual event, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), opened on March 2 for its three-week run. It doesn’t end until March 24, so you still have two weekends left to check it out!
This year, there are 374 new Twin Cities homes on the Parade of Homes tour. That’s a 22 percent increase from last year. Homes on the tour range in price from $139,999 for a two-bedroom condo in New Brighton to just under $3 million for a luxurious home on a lake in Maple Grove.
Like to homegaze? Though there are plenty of reasonably priced Twin Cities homes for average home buyers on the Parade of Homes, the tour includes more than a two dozen houses priced at…
Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 1:06am. 389 Views, 1 Comments.
More and more home buyers and home sellers are entering the housing market now that it has finally begun to stabilize.
For people who are planning to sell a home, it is important to understand the tax implications that come along with selling a home. It’s also important to be aware of structural and cosmetic flaws in a home and neighborhood that could affect the asking price or cause a property to languish on the market.
Here are six tips for home sellers to avoid mistakes:
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 10:30pm. 296 Views, 1 Comments.
Here is MLS # 4330840
This like-new 2-story home is located at 2430 Golf Dr in Woodbury, Minnesota. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,388-square-feet of space. The house is in a fantastic neighborhood in Woodbury.
Built in 2005, this home features an open floor plan, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances.
The home also has a 3-car garage, a large yard with a deck and patio, and is located near parks and trails.
It can be yours for $325,000.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 1:51am. 823 Views, 0 Comments.
Minneapolis real estate and other Twin Cities area communities had a good year in 2012 and it is expected that the trend will continue in 2013 for home sellers.
A few things are working in our favor here in Minnesota, as far as real estate sales are concerned.
First, Minnesota has a low unemployment rate. And we don’t just mean “relatively low,” as it’s hovering just above 5 percent right now.
Second, Minnesota, and in particular the Twin Cities area, has an incredible employment base. The state is home to huge corporations, small businesses, manufacturing, financial, creative, theaters, art. Being on the river, we even have longshoremen. Pretty much whatever you want to choose for a career, you can do here. This is leading to an influx in new residents…
Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 5:56pm. 1036 Views, 0 Comments.
This Sunday, November 11th is Veteran's Day (although the federal holiday is on Monday, giving many the day off). In honor of the day, and in honor of all those who have served this great country, the Lowry Avenue Bridge is going to be lighting up with the colors red, white, and blue. The bridge will be lit with said American theme from Saturday the 10th until Monday the 12th.
The Lowry Avenue Bridge just reopened in late October and is fitted with programmable LED lights that give the city freedom to light the bridge many different ways. The bridge will be changed based on city events or holidays.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 5:26pm. 507 Views, 0 Comments.
15th Annual Gobbler Games
This event is for parents and children (ages 4-14) set in pairs to participate in fun, low-key competitive athletic events. Events include, a floor hockey shoot, frisbee toss, basketball free throw, and more. Participants should arrive between 10:00 - 11:30 am. The event is free in Lino Lakes on November 3rd.
34th Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
The Landmark Center in St. Paul hosts this lively shopping event that features handmade crafts, clothes, art, and food from Minnesota artisans. The day is even more festive with holiday treats and music filling the atmosphere.
The event runs from November 29th - December 1st. Admission is $4, children under 12 get in free.
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