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Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 1:49am. 845 Views, 0 Comments.
It is almost the start of the spring selling season in Minnesota. The art of staging a home - the visual preparation of a residence for sale in the real estate marketplace - could be the key to helping your home sell. Whether your househas been on the Twin Cities real estate market for a year or is just being put up for sale for the first time, now is a good time to do some home staging for when potential buyers come to call.
1. Do your research. Take some time to evaluate the staging of other homes, whether its through photographs online or by attending open houses. This is a great way to get ideas if you're not sure what a staged home should look like.
2. Clean, declutter and depersonalize. Staging is more than just making your house look good. It is about…
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 7:43am. 757 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for some creative solutions for home projects? More than 400 local and national manufacturers and retailers will be at the Minnesota Home & Patio Show. Now in its 33rd year, the event returns to the Saint Paul RiverCentre on February 16-19, 2012.
Time to replace the windows? Garden need sprucing? Want to learn about the latest landscaping trends? Find the right resources at the Home & Patio Show. This event is a great place to collect information, get ideas and be inspired for the upcoming home improvement and gardening season.
The Home and Patio Show in Saint Paul has hundreds of exhibits, featured displays, workshops and seminars covering 3 floors of the River Centre complex. Contractors, building suppliers, architects, landscaping firms and…
Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6:23pm. 878 Views, 0 Comments.
Here is MLS # 4111748
This split-level home located at 2360 Dahl Avenue E is in Maplewood MN. Beautifully updated, this home was built in 1992. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,988-square-feet of space.
This well-cared for home has stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a finished basement.
The home is located on a large cul-de-sac lot in South Maplewood and features a pool, huge new patio and a usable yard.
It could all be yours for just $225,000!
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 2:46pm. 906 Views, 0 Comments.
It has been an interesting year in the world of Twin Cities real estate. There have been ups and downs, twists and turns. And we've discussed some of the interesting developments here in this blog! Read on to find out what the top Barker & Hedges real estate posts were for 2011.
Unique Home: Former Donaldson Mansion for Sale in Minneapolis
It is nice to daydream once in a while, right? It was fun to imagine living in the Former Donaldson mansion, too. The 10,000-square-foot home at 1712 Mount Curve Avenue in Minneapolis was listed for a price of $6,500,000.
Minneapolis Among 18 "Coolest" Cities in America
Men's Journal Magazine proclaimed what Twin Cities residents know when Minneapolis was selected as one of 18 "coolest towns in America." The editors say its…
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 8:27am. 843 Views, 0 Comments.
Local and national housing statistics indicate that the real estate markets in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas are still struggling. Here are brief summaries of three recently released Twin Cities real estate reports:
- The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which follows repeat sales of properties, indicated that during September, prices in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area were down 7.4% compared with 2010 and down just 0.9% from August.
- A report from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities showed that Twin Cities home builders requested about the same number of permits in November of this year as they did in 2010. However, the number of units they planned to build decreased from 685 to 442. Construction activity for the year overall is down…
Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:50pm. 653 Views, 0 Comments.
It is that time of year. Once again, the Midwest Home Show has made its appearance in the Twin Cities area.
The Midwest Home Show is at the Minneapolis Convention Center from November 18 through th 20. At the event, more than 200 of the Twin Cities’ best remodelers, landscapers, designers, retailers and home improvement specialists will display latest home and garden trends and products throughout its halls. Experts in each aspect home ownership, improvement, remodeling and repair will be available to answer questions.
Check out the Midwest Home Magazine website to learn more about the 2011 Midwest Home Show.
Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 11:54pm. 12632 Views, 0 Comments.
Minneapolis has received a $750,000 grant for North Side tornado repairs from Minnesota's Housing Board.
The money is to be dispensed in interest-free loans of up to $30,000 repayable when the house sells. The 30-year interest-free loans will be available for households earning less than 115 percent of area median income.
In other closely related new, an arrangement has been worked out for Minneapolis homeowners with tornado damage to access loans from a separate $1 million Quick Start fund that was awarded to the city by the state. So far, only five North Side homes have received Quick Start money, for a total of about $150,000.
Source: Star Tribune
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 12:59am. 1458 Views, 0 Comments.
Fall is in the air! The leaves are turning gold and red, but there are still some great green initiatives and events happening in Minnesota. There are plenty of people ad local communities working towards a cleaner environment for all Minnesota residents. Read on to find out more.
The annual report on organic farm performance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota said 2010 was a good year for organic farms. "Profits improved but were not outstanding." Balance sheets, however, were on average very sound as they headed into 2011. The report said that after a difficult 2009, the median organic producer earned a net farm income of $62,463 in 2010. That was a sixfold increase over 2009 and was consistent with returns earned in…
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 1:00am. 1063 Views, 1 Comments.
For the second year in a row, RE/MAX Results is hosting its Results.net Film Festival, a contest in which amateur film-makers and video enthusiasts can creatively highlight their community.
RE/MAX Results wants to know what you like about your city or neighborhood. What makes it great? What makes it tick? Show us the heart and feel of your city or neighborhood. Use comedy, drama, documentary or whatever format you desire, but the very most important thing - be creative!
To enter the contest, submit a video using one of the three methods described in the Rules and Regulations. The length of the film must be less than three minutes. Entries that are derogatory towards another community, any company or business or any person, group of people, race or religion…
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 1:31am. 802 Views, 0 Comments.
The Minnesota community of Circle Pines has been named the third-most "Perfect Suburb" in the country by CNBC.
Analysts at Location Inc. based their rankings on affordable housing, good schools and employment, low crime, and reasonable commutes. They chose the 10 metropolitan areas with the lowest unemployment rates and then factored in the other variables. At the top was Edmond, Okla., followed by Kensington, Md., in second. No other Minnesota cities made the list.
With 5,407 residents, Circle Pines is one of the smallest cities on the list, but it boasted some high marks:
Suburb of: Minneapolis – St. Paul
Metro area unemployment rate: 6.5%
Median house value: $203,954
Safer from crime than this percent of all U.S. communities: 55%
Circle Pines is a small city…
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