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Tips for Buying a Foreclosed Home on Minnesota Acreage - 08/31/11 04:31 PM
The current prices on Minnesota Acreage are nothing short of astounding. There dozens acreage homes that are currently available throughout the north and eastern suburbs of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. However, buying a foreclosure is different than buying from a more traditional seller. The biggest difference when buying a bank-owned property is that buyers are required to waive their right to a seller’s disclosure. This actually does make sense since no one at the bank actually lived at the home and can properly complete the disclosure. In fact, it is doubtful that anyone at the bank has ever set foot on (6 comments)
As I was perusing the listings on the MLS this weekend I was struck by how affordable lake shore properties have become in Minnesota compared to just a few years ago. Even a year or so ago I noticed several indicators pointing toward an abundance of lakehomes and lakeside cabins that would be hitting the foreclosure market. More lakeshore foreclosures combined with few high end buyers has really put pressure on lakehome and lakeshore sales.It is amazing that there are so many seasonal and year round lake properties available in every nearly price point at rock bottom prices. (3 comments)
Selling an Acreage Home? Mark a TRAIL! - 08/20/11 10:43 PM
Earlier this month, I was out showinghomes to clients looking for acreage that would work for having horses. One home on a 20 acre parcel was perfect so we started to walk the land. On west side of the home was the mound septic system an a bit further west was a large pond that was at the very least 3 acres of the property. The backyard looked dry so we started there. Just a few feet beyond the trees the yard got boggy. So we couldn’t assess how dry the acres were. We assumed this property was mostly wet and (26 comments)
Shoreview, MN Real Estate Market Statistics Mid Year 2011 - 08/15/11 05:32 PM
Shoreview, Minnesota attracts attention for many other reasons besides the twin, skyscraping, radio transmission towers reaching high 1400+ miles into the air. Though not officially incorporated until 1957, Shoreview has a rich history. A good portion of what is now known as Shoreview was once inhabited by Dakota and Ojibwe Native America tribes. It was ceded to the US Government from the Ojibwe in 1837 and soon became known as a farming community. The Soo line of the railroad expanded into Shoreview in the late 1800’s and soon New Englanders and other European settlers came to farm the land. The iconic (0 comments)
How LOW do you Go? The ART of the LOWBALL Offer! - 08/11/11 10:52 AM
So you have scoured the internet for the perfect home and you found it! But it is tens of thousands overpriced compared to similar homes. Is there an art to submitting a lowball offer in this changed real estate market? Where do you start? 10% less? 20% less? 50% less? And is it the percentage less than the original list price or the current asking price? Welcome to the reality of the real estate market today! There is no one-size-fits-all answer on this one. It really depends. As a REALTOR® working in the north and east Twin Cities metro (6 comments)
Ham Lake, MN Real Estate Market Statistics Mid Year 2011 - 08/10/11 10:08 PM
The City of Ham Lake has a rich history. Incorporated in 1974, Ham Lake became a city after over a hundred years of humble but steady growth. The area was first settled in 1855 by a group of Scottish men on the southwest side of Ham Lake. Though, I can only assume that the lake itself got its name due to its unusual “ham hock” shape, the community started out with a different name. The original name of the community was Glen Carey, which is the Scottish translation of “beautiful valley”. Following a prairie fire in 1857, the first settlers moved (3 comments)
Historical Significance Keeping guests happy has always been a part of this home’s history. The home was constructed for Frank Dahl in 1910 when the historic Dahl House resort was in its heyday as a summer get away for Minnesota’s rich and famous. (Though the resort has been gone for decades, its brick gateway still stands just a few hundred feet east of this home.)The prairie-style design of this house was obviously influenced by the architectural innovations (3 comments)
Theresa "Teri" Eckholm/REMAX Specialists assists Minnesotans to find their way home with helpful tips and quality service. Dedication to customer service has made Teri the REALTOR® of choice for families in Blaine, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and Wyoming areas. Licensed in MN.
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