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Big Time Minneapolis ranks 2nd in Ritz FUN CITY - 04/25/09 08:40 AM
Ritz Crackers agrees - Minneapolis is a fun city! The study looked at residents participation in social activities such as block parties, barbecues and access to parks, dog parks, gyms, movies, theaters. Bert Sperling of Sperling’s Best Places conduted the stuy which Ritz sponsored and ranked the top 50 metro areas. Our Minneapolis park system and the number of tennis courts, ice rinks, baseball fields and golf courses won us the number 2 spot over San Francisco. Seattle won the top spot.
Twin Cities Foreclosure Report for First Quarter - 04/17/09 08:29 AM
Hey all - Just a quick note here. The Q1 Foreclosure Report from MAAR is out now... http://www.mplsrealtor.com/downloads/market/Lender-Mediated/Main.htm These are a huge segment of the market place. Some areas only have 5% foreclosure rates (Edina) while other are near 60% (Camden, North, Brooklyn Center). These number remain largly unchanged from last quarter. We break these out from "Traditional Sales", for two reasons, they are skewing market statistics, and because many buyers have grown tired of trying to buy from banks and rule these homes out entirely. While it is true, there are great deals in the foreclosure market, banks often take MONTHS to respond to an offer, good (0 comments)
The New New Construction Crazy and How YOU Can Take Advantage Of It - 04/07/09 01:53 PM
New construction in urban neighborhoods is a hot, hot, trend and I predict will continue to be for many years. Social and economic forces are driving buyers into the city, into the best first ring suburbs and city neighborhoods. New construction, or “like new” remodels are finding a very warm reception this spring, as long as they are priced according to neighborhood price ceilings and offering the appropriate features and amenities for the area. Don’t confuse these homes with the existing inventory of new construction sitting on the market, nor with new homes in 2nd and 3rd ring suburbs. I tour (0 comments)
Ben Kolkman has been recognized by the local association of realtors and by local media as an expert in the Twin Cities real estate market. Ben leads discussion groups on marketing techniques for the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Young Professionals Networking group. He was awarded the 2009 Super Agent award by Mpls St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. KSTP and WCCO have both featured Ben in their newscasts, and he is a regular contributor on the DIY Network "Sweat Equity" cable TV program.
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