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Yesterday I listed this move in ready townhouse in Savage, MN. It is very near Highway 13 so there's easy access to I-35W. The home has 2 features which I think are very hard to find. First, it's very hard to find a 3 bedroom townhouse at this pricepoint (listed at $150,000). Secondly, their is NO Association so there is significant savings over many other townhouses on a monthly basis. Some of the other features of this home include - Hardwood floors in main living room, kitchen level New stainless steel dishwasher & range as well as new washer/dryer New (1 comments)
Yesterday I listed this move-in ready home in Lakeville, MN. The house is near downtown Lakeville, is very well maintained and has a very large, flat, fenced yard that backs up to a paved trail system that goes throughout the city. Some of the outstanding features of this home include: 3 bedrooms on upper level - all with hardwood floors Good size living room with hardwood floors Updated kitchen with separate eating area 2 baths, including newly finished basement bath with ceramic floors Basement family room is insulated, sheetrocked, taped and painted and just needs a ceiling and flooring (0 comments)
The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors has released their 2009 Housing Market Analysis entitled the 2009 Residential Real Estate Activity Report. This report shows real estate market data for the entire 13 county Twin Cities market but also breaks out data for each individual city which allows us to view what's going on in each market area of Dakota County. Overall Statistics Before looking specifically at Dakota County there were some overall statistics for the entire metro area that really stand out that impacted the Twin Cities residential real estate market in 2009 -
As a resident of Rosemount, MN I was sent the latest Rosemount City Newsletter which highlights a number of achievements the city had during 2009 as well as identifying issues for the upcoming year. Highlights From 2009 There were a number of accomplishments to talk about including the new Dakota County Public Library located on the former St. Joseph's Church site just north of downtown and the completion of Waterford Commons. The Commons is a mixed use, residential & retail establishment and a very visible upgrade to the downtown development plan. It's ironic that this great looking building replaces (0 comments)
Yesterday I listed this great, move-in ready 4 level split home in West St. Paul. The house sits near the end of a quiet, dead end street so it would be great for a young family looking for a first home to take advantage of the tax credit. It has very convenient access to Highway 52 to get to downtown St. Paul as well as the shopping along South Robert Street. Some of the features include - 3 Bedrooms on upper level - all with brand new carpet 1 1/2 baths Lower 2 levels also have brand new carpet New (1 comments)
Tomorrow the Players Club Golf Tour will be announced! What is it? The Players Club Golf Tour is an exclusive, member-based Tour for golfers with an established USGA handicap index of 18.0 or less. As a member, you will compete for $250,000 - $560,000 tournament purses without the worry of sandbaggers. Never before has the average golfer had the chance to play for this kind of money. Who is it for? If you've always dreamed of playing in a real golf tournament and at the same time want to experience high quality golf & resort stays this is a great (3 comments)
The State of Minnesota has almost $5 Million in rebates available, as a part of the federal government stimulus program, to help people buy energy efficient appliances. The program kicks off on March 1, 2010 and lasts until the money runs out. It is expected that the rebates will be used up very quickly. What is Eligible? The Minnesota Office of Energy Security is using this rebate to encourage residents to "trade up" to more energy efficient, ENERGY STAR appliances which can save up to $75/year in energy costs and benefit the environment at the same time. Here is a (1 comments)
Go ahead! Call that phone #, put in code #124 and then select option #1 You are using Virtual Agent - a mobile prospecting tool that allows potential clients to interact with your property through their cell phone. They can view property information, photos and even virtual tours and more from their mobile phone. No more brochure box on the sign post which wastes paper (when it's full) and gives no feedback regarding the people who have an interest in your property. Power of Mobile Prospecting Once a potential buyer has called about your listing you have now captured (0 comments)
For the past couple months I've been doing analysis within Dakota County to compare the final selling price of homes sold to their tax assessed value to see if there were some common numbers that could be found to help buyers and sellers to get some rough estimates of home value. In November I looked at single-family homes that were not bank-owned or short sales and found that those homes were selling for about 90% of their Dakota County 2009 tax value. In December, 2009 I expanded my analysis to include - Single Family Homes, Not lender mediated - Selling (0 comments)
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