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Architectural Style - Queen Anne New York Row Houses

There were lots of different types of New York row houses, including those constructed in the Queen Anne style. Much like the Victorian Queen Anne style single-family homes, these rowhouses became fashionable in the 1880s and 1890s. They are characterized by their asymmetrical forms, front-facing gables, and use of contrasting materials, colors, and textures. Victorian Queen Anne New York Style Row Houses often have ornamental spindles, brackets, and other eccentric and fanciful details with Classical, Renaissance precedents and Romanesque Revival influences. They have a "whimsical juxtaposition" of window pane sizes, often pairing double-hung windows with a small paned upper sash. Three-sided projecting bay windows and and multi-paneled wooded doors are also typical features of QUeen Anne New York Row Houses. In the Summit University neighborhood of Saint Paul, there are excellent examples of the Victorian Queen Anne Style of New York Row House.

 

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Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: December 2008

The last St. Paul real estate market analysis for the year of 2008.  Let’s get it done!  New posted listings for homes in St. Paul, Minnesota, increased in December according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities.  During December, there were 399 new listings in St. Paul, compared to the 351 homes put up on the market during the same month of 2007.  That is an increase of about +13.7%.  Unlike November, lots of neighborhoods saw increases in new listings.  The increase in new listings is a little unusual, given that December is so full of holidays. Here is a breakdown of new listings by Saint Paul neighborhood:  (Barker & Hedges blog entry about November 2008 St. Paul Real Estate Market Activity.)

Como 13 (+18.2%)
Crocus Hill 23 (+4.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 17 (+21.4%)
East Side 104 (+25.3%)
Highland Park 16 (-5.9%)
Mac-Groveland 12 (-40.0%)
Merriam Park 4 (-55.6%)
North End / Frogtown 70 (+40.0%)
Phalen 69 (+30.2%)
Southeast 18 (-10.0%)
St. Anthony / Midway 16 (-0.0%)
West 7th 13 (-27.8%)
West Side / Cherokee 24 (+50.0%)

Saint Paul’s posted new listings of homes for sale in 2008 ended at 6,859.  That is a decline of -8.8% from 2007’s 7,520 homes listed for the year.  Mac-Groveland, St. Anthony / Midway, and West 7th neighborhoods experienced the greatest declines in new listings.  The Phalen and West Side / Cherokee neighborhoods have been the only St. Paul neighborhoods that saw boosts in new listings.  Homes listed in Saint Paul by neighborhood:

Como 381 (-18.8%)
Crocus Hill 494 (-18.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 383 (-20.2%)
East Side 1514 (-2.5%)
Highland Park 439 (-12.7%)
Mac-Groveland 370 (-21.8%)
Merriam Park 189 (-21.3%)
North End / Frogtown...

Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: November 2008

New posted listings for homes in St. Paul, Minnesota, decreased in November according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities.  During that month, there were 398 new listings in St. Paul.  In November the previous year, there were 481 new listings.  That is a reduction of about -17.3%.  The only neighborhoods which saw increases in new listings were the Phalen and Merriam Park neighborhoods of Saint Paul.  A decrease in new listings is to be expected now as the winter season really starts kicking up snow.  (Barker & Hedges blog entry about October 2008 St. Paul Real Estate Market Activity.)

Como 18 (-25.0%)
Crocus Hill 22 (-12.0%)
Downtown Saint Paul 14 (-33.3%)
East Side 98 (-28.5%)
Highland Park 23 (-43.9%)
Mac-Groveland 21 (-12.5%)
Merriam Park 17 (+54.5%)
North End/Frogtown 56 (-0.0%)
Phalen 60 (+1.7%)
Southeast 16 (-5.9%)
St. Anthony/Midway 13 (-43.5%)
West 7th 16 (-30.4%)
West Side/Cherokee 20 (-4.8%)

Saint Paul’s posted new listings of homes for sale from January through November are at 6,460.  That is a decline of -9.9% from last year’s 7,169 for the same time period.  Southeast, St. Anthony / Midway, and West 7th neighborhoods continue to experience greatest declines in new listings.  The Phalen and West Side / Cherokee neighborhoods have been the only St. Paul neighborhoods that saw boosts in new listings through November.

Como 368 (-19.7%)
Crocus Hill 470 (-19.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 366 (-21.5%)
East Side 1411 (-4.0%)
Highland Park 423 (-13.0%)
Mac-Groveland 357 (-21.2%)
Merriam Park 187 (-19.0%)
North End/Frogtown 789 (-8.4%)
Phalen 950 (+14.3%)
Southeast 233 (-22.1%)
St. Anthony/Midway 332 (-27.2%)
West 7th 191 (-23.6%)
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Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: October 2008

New posted listings for homes in St. Paul, Minnesota, fell in the month of October according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities.  During October, there were 515 new listings in St. Paul.  In October of 2007, there were 603 new listings.  That is a reduction of about -14.6%.  There were too many neighborhoods to list here that experienced declines of 20% to over 45%.  The only neighborhoods which saw significant increases in new listings were the Phalen and Merriam Park neighborhoods of Saint Paul.  (Barker & Hedges blog entry about September 2008 St. Paul Real Estate Market Activity.)

Como 31 (-6.1%)
Crocus Hill 40 (-35.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 21 (-46.2%)
East Side 132 (+0.8%)
Highland Park 25 (-26.5%)
Mac-Groveland 22 (-47.6%)
Merriam Park 12 (+20.0%)
North End/Frogtown 56 (-29.1%)
Phalen 83 (+23.9%)
Southeast 12 (-42.9%)
St. Anthony/Midway 30 (+7.1%)
West 7th 17 (-29.2%)
West Side/Cherokee 30 (-0.0%)

Saint Paul’s posted new listings of homes for sale from January through October are at 6,062.  That is a decline of -9.4% from last year’s 6,688 for the same time period.  Merriam Park, St. Anthony / Midway, and West 7th neighborhoods continue to experience greatest declines in new listings.  The Phalen and West Side / Cherokee neighborhoods were the only St. Paul neighborhoods that saw any boost in new listings for the year to date through October.

Como 348 (-19.8%)
Crocus Hill 450 (-19.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 352 (-20.9%)
East Side 1313 (-1.5%)
Highland Park 400 (-10.1%)
Mac-Groveland 335 (-21.9%)
Merriam Park 170 (-22.7%)
North End/Frogtown 732 (-9.1%)
Phalen 890 (+15.3%)
Southeast 217 (-23.0%)
St. Anthony/Midway 320 (-26.1%)
West 7th...

Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: September 2008

In a change to what we have seen in previous months, new listings for homes in Saint Paul, Minnesota, rose during September according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities.  Throughout the month, there were 621 new listings in St. Paul.  During September of 2007, there were 602 new listings.  That adds up to an increase of about +3.2%!  It may be small, but it is something.  The Phalen and Highland Park neighborhoods of Saint Paul saw the greatest boost in new listings during September at +44.3% and +32.4% respectively.  Conversely, the West 7th and Merriam Park neighborhoods saw decreases in new listings during September of -45.0% and -50.0% respectively.  (Barker & Hedges blog entry about August 2008 St. Paul Real Estate Market Activity.)

Como 31 (-24.4%)
Crocus Hill 42 (-26.3%)
Downtown Saint Paul 25 (-19.4%)
East Side 139 (+23.0%)
Highland Park 49 (+32.4%)
Mac-Groveland 34 (-10.5%)
Merriam Park 14 (-50.0%)
North End / Frogtown 82 (+18.8%)
Phalen 101 (+44.3%)
Southeast 15 (+7.1%)
St. Anthony / Midway 35 (-31.4%)
West 7th 11 (-45.0%)
West Side / Cherokee 42 (+27.3%)

Saint Paul’s posted new listings for the year to date were at 5,543 from January through September.  That is a decrease of -8.9%.  This September’s increase in new listings helped raise that from August’s -10.2%.  If October follows in suit for new listings in St. Paul, the city might be on par with its real estate listings for last year.  Merriam Park and St. Anthony / Midway have seen the greatest decreases in new listings.  The Phalen and West Side / Cherokee neighborhoods have seen increases in new listings for the year to date.

Como 321 (-19.8%)
Crocus Hill 414 (-16.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 325 (-20.5%)
East...

Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: August 2008

As we have seen in months previous, new listings for homes fell in Saint Paul, Minnesota, once again during August, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities.  During the month of August this year, there were 553 new listings in St. Paul.  Throughout August of last year, there were 641 new listings, a decrease of about -13.7%.  This is similar to July's drop in new listings of -13.6%. The Como / Como Park neighborhood of Saint Paul encountered the greatest reduction in new listings during August at -32.5%.  The only neighborhood to have an increase in new listings in August compared to last year was Merriam Park, where listings rose 6.7%.  (To see a Barker & Hedges blog entry about July 2008 St. Paul Market Activity, please click here.)

Como 27 (-32.5%)
Crocus Hill 41 (-0.0%)
Downtown Saint Paul 29 (-21.6%)
East Side 113 (-15.0%)
Highland Park 42 (-4.5%)
Mac-Groveland 31 (-16.2%)
Merriam Park 16 (+6.7%)
North End / Frogtown 71 (-17.4%)
Phalen 82 (-3.5%)
Southeast 28 (-17.6%)
St. Anthony / Midway 29 (-31.0%)
West 7th 16 (-15.8%)
West Side / Cherokee 26 (-7.1%)

Switching topics to Saint Paul’s posted new listing for January through August, there were 4,922 new listings within the city.  That is a decrease of -10.2% compared to the 5,482 new listings recorded within the same period of time in 2007.  The greatest new listing variations occurred in the St. Anthony / Midway neighborhoods, where new listings have dropped by nearly 30% for the past two months in a row, whereas the West Side / Cherokee neighborhoods’ new listings of homes for sale have increased 14.4% in comparison to last year.

Como 290 (-19.2%)
Crocus Hill 372 (-15.3%)
Downtown Saint Paul 300 (-20.6%)
East Side 1046 (-3.7%)
Highland Park...

Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: July 2008

For the yet another month, new Saint Paul, Minnesota, listings for homes decreased during the month of July, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities. Throughout July of 2008, there were 599 new listings within the City of Saint Paul. In July of 2007, there were 692 new listings, which is a drop of about -13.4%. This is worse than June 2008’s drop of -8.9%. The Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul experienced the greatest decline in new listings this month at -56.9%. The West Side/Cherokee neighborhoods experienced the greatest increase in new listings over last year at 41, a very significant 86.4% more listings when compared to July 2007. Here is a list of July 2008 new listings in Saint Paul by neighborhood and the percentage of change that has occurred compared to July 2007. (To see a Barker & Hedges blog entry about June 2008 St. Paul Market Activity, please click here.)

Como 33 (-21.4%)
Crocus Hill 37 (-19.6%)
Downtown Saint Paul 30 (-23.1%)
East Side 125 (-16.7%)
Highland Park 38 (-28.3%)
Mac-Groveland 22 (-56.9%)
Merriam Park 19 (-0.0%)
North End/Frogtown 75 (-12.8%)
Phalen 95 (+6.7%)
Southeast 32 (-25.6%)
St. Anthony/Midway 29 (-0.0%)
West 7th 20 (-9.1%)
West Side/Cherokee 41 (+86.4%)

As we view the city’s posted new listing for the 2008 year-to-date, from January through July, there were 4,369 new listings in St. Paul, compared to 4,841 during the same months of 2007. That equates to 9.8% fewer new listings so far this year. The most extreme changes have happened in the St. Anthony/Midway neighborhoods, where new listings have decreased by 29.8% while the Phalen neighborhood’s new listings continue to increase with 12.1% more homes for sale than last year. Here is a list of new listings in Saint Paul for the 2008 year to date compared to 2007:

Como...

Saint Paul Real Estate Market Analysis: June 2008

New listings for homes fell in Saint Paul, Minnesota, during the month of June, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities. During June of 2008, there were 632 new listings in the City of Saint Paul. In June of 2007, there were 694 new listings, which is a drop of about 8.9%, much better than May 2008’s drop of 23.8%. St. Paul’s Downtown again has experienced the greatest decline in new listings at -51.2%. The Phalen neighborhood experienced the greatest increase in new listings over last year at 111, 18.1% more than June 2007. Here is a list of June 2008 new listings in Saint Paul by neighborhood and the percentage of change that has occurred compared to June 2007. (To see a Barker & Hedges blog entry about May 2008 St. Paul Market Activity, please click here.)

Como 35 (-32.7%)
Crocus Hill 41 (-24.1%)
Downtown Saint Paul 21 (-51.2%)
East Side 130 (-1.5%)
Highland Park 31 (-36.7%)
Mac-Groveland 46 (+7.0%)
Merriam Park 20 (-16.7%)
North End/Frogtown 81 (+14.1%)
Phalen 111 (+18.1%)
Southeast 19 (-5.0%)
St. Anthony/Midway 31 (-40.4%)
West 7th 24 (+4.3%)
West Side/Cherokee 38 (+11.8%)

When you look at Saint Paul’s posted new listing for the 2008 year-to-date, from January through June, there were 3,770 new listings in the city, compared to 4,149 during the same time period of 2007. That means there were 9.1% fewer new listings so far this year. The most dramatic changes have happened in the Merriam Park neighborhood, where new listings have decreased by 28.0% while the Phalen neighborhood’s new listings continue to increase with 11.9% more houses for sale than last year. Here is a list of new listings in Saint Paul for the 2008 year to date compared to 2007:

Como 230 (-17.0%)
Crocus Hill 294 (-16.5%)
Downtown Saint Paul 241 (-20.2%)
East Side...

Saint Paul Market Analysis: May 2008

Similar to the experience of Minneapolis but more dramatic, new listings for homes fell in Saint Paul, Minnesota, during the month of May, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities. During May of 2008, there were 623 new listings in the City of Saint Paul. In May of 2007, there were 818 new listings, which is a drop of about 23.8%. St. Paul’s Downtown experienced the greatest decline in new listings at -56.3%. The West Side/Cherokee neighborhood was the only location in St. Paul to experience an increase in new listings over last year. Here is a list of May 2008 new listings in Saint Paul by neighborhood and the percentage of change that has occurred compared to May 2007. (To see a Barker & Hedges article about April 2008 St. Paul Market Activity, please click here.)

Como 41 (-26.8%)
Crocus Hill 50 (-33.3%)
Downtown Saint Paul 21 (-56.3%)
East Side 143 (-14.4%)
Highland Park 55 (-3.5%)
Mac-Groveland 34 (-41.4%)
Merriam Park 20 (-23.1%)
North End/Frogtown 65 (-27.8%)
Phalen 83 (-0.0%)
Southeast 26 (-33.3%)
St. Anthony/Midway 26 (-46.9%)
West 7th 17 (-51.4%)
West Side/Cherokee 39 (+14.7%)

When you look at Saint Paul’s posted new listing for the 2008 year-to-date, there has been less drastic of a decrease by over half. From January through May, there were 3,138 new listings in the city, compared to 3,455 during the same time period of 2007. That means there are just 9.2% fewer new listings so far this year. The most dramatic changes have happened in the Saint Anthonty/Midway neighborhoods, where new listings have decreased by 31.1% while the Phalen neighborhood’s new listings increased by 11.9%. Here is a list of new listings in Saint Paul for the 2008 year to date compared to 2007:

Como 195 (-13.3%)
Crocus Hill 253 (-15.1%)
Downtown Saint Paul 220...

Saint Paul Market Analysis: April 2008

Similar to the experience of Minneapolis but more dramatic, new listings for homes fell in Saint Paul, Minnesota, during the month of April, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors’ Market Update for 100 Twin Cities Communities. During April of 2008, there were 681 new listings in the City of Saint Paul. In April of 2007, there were 806 new listings, which is a drop of about 15.5%. That is very different from March 2008’s drop of just 4.1%. St. Paul’s Downtown experienced the greatest decline in new listings at -42.4%.

In March the East Side, Mac-Groveland, North End/Frogtown, Phalen, and West Side/Cherokee neighborhoods had more new listings than last year. However, in April there weren’t any Saint Paul neighborhoods which experienced an increase in new listings. The West Side/Cherokee and Mac-Groveland neighborhoods managed to hold steady, with no increase or decline for the month of April. Here is a list of April 2008 new listings in Saint Paul by neighborhood and the percentage of change that has occurred compared to April 2007. (To see a Barker & Hedges article about April 2008 St. Paul Market Activity, please click here.)

Como: 38 (-33.3%)
Crocus Hill: 48 (-14.3%)
Downtown Saint Paul: 34 (-42.4%)
East Side: 167 (-0.6%)
Highland Park: 41 (-22.6%)
Mac-Groveland: 44 (-0.0%)
Merriam Park: 20 (-25.9%)
North End/Frogtown: 84 (-22.9%)
Phalen: 86 (-3.4%)
Southeast: 23 (-11.5%)
St. Anthony/Midway: 45 (-28.6%)
West 7th: 19 (-9.5%)
West Side/Cherokee: 32 (-0.0%)

When you look at Saint Paul’s posted new listing for the 2008 year-to-date, there has been less drastic of a decrease. From January through April, there were 2,515 new listings in the city, compared to 2,637 during the same time period of 2007. That means there are just 4.6% fewer new listings so far this year. The most dramatic changes have happened...