Top 5 Barker & Hedges Real Estate Posts of 2011

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 "countless parks, large biking community and numerous farmers markets" are the reasons.

Minneapolis Makes Forbes Top 10 Affordable Cities List

In January, Forbes published its list of America's 10 Most Affordable Cities. After starting with a list of 50 cities, the Minneapolis - Saint Paul Twin Cities Metro Area ended up ranking at No. 7 overall.

Strange-But-True: Into the Snake Pit

Forget snakes on a plane. The Sessions bought a 5-bedroom house on almost two acres to make it their dream home. Unfortunately, the home’s previous residents didn't feel like leaving. Be comforted by the fact that this story didn't occur in Minnesota! 

Home with History Ready for New Owners

An amazing historic home is for sale in Vasa, MN. The exquisitely restored home located at 15251 Old Children’s Home Road in Vasa was built in 1899. For 27 years, this house was the dormitory for the Vasa Children’s Home. Throughout its life, the property was used for many purposes, including as grain storage.

Those are the top Barker & Hedges Real Estate blog posts for 2011. We hope you had a great year and warm winter holidays. We wish you good luck and look forward to continuing our service of the Twin Cities Real Estate community in the new year!

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