saint cloud mn: Zero HUD Homes in St. Cloud, Minnesota! - 07/22/11 07:50 AM
Yesterday I decided to check the HUD list to see if there were any HUD homes in St. Cloud and surrounding area. I have sold these properties for years and like to keep informed about what is available.

At first I did a smart search, entering state, county; then zip codes, and getting little action. The closest I could find was in Kimball which is 20+ minutes south. So I searched the whole state and scrolled down the list, all 276 HUD homes in Minnesota, from Austin to International Falls (Frostbite Falls for you Bulwinkle fans). I was unable to … (8 comments)

saint cloud mn: St. Cloud Fire station catches fire, and you thought you were having a bad day! - 10/29/10 10:11 AM
The Saint Cloud MN Fire station caught fire, and you thought you had a bad day.
Not long ago I had a bad day. A Really Bad Day, and as often happens, it was on a Monday! The feature of the day was my Buyer getting rejected by the Lender, and subsequent events piled on until, by late afternoon I was feeling pretty well Whipped!
I have had bad days like this before, and will again. Sometimes it's minor stuff like finding the chandelier in a vacant home, while walking backwards and talking to the Buyers. Ouch, crash, smash!
We've all … (6 comments)

saint cloud mn: Central Minnesota Halloween events: Boo Bash, Great Country Pumpkin Party, Halloween Awakening, Halloween Historia and Trick-or-Treating in Saint Cloud MN - 10/25/10 04:47 AM

Central Minnesota Halloween events: Boo Bash, Great Country Pumpkin Party, Halloween Awakening, Halloween Historia and Trick-or-Treating in Saint Cloud MN
Boo Bash Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:30pm
The St. Cloud Downtown Councilalong with Downtown St. Cloud businesses are hosting a free and safe trick or treating experience for kids! Stop by and join the hundreds of families visiting the friendly downtown Saint Cloud MN businesses handing out goodies and sweets to kids in their Halloween costumes!
Boo Bash will also feature a pet parade! Bring your pet in costume and join the parade or bring your bike, wagon or on foot … (0 comments)

saint cloud mn: The perfect Saint Cloud MN starter home for sale - Open house - 10/19/10 11:40 AM
The perfect Saint Cloud MN starter home for sale - Open house
Move in condition starter home at 819 N 7th Avenue Saint Cloud Minnesota for sale is being held open this Sunday from 3:00 to 4:30pm. The recent price reduction and improvements make this a must see for your homebuying list of Saint Cloud area homes. Stop by the Open house this Sunday and see for yourself.
819 7th Avenue Saint Cloud Minnesota

saint cloud mn: Toys for Tots - Pay It Forward - 10/14/10 03:53 AM
Toys for Tots
Throughout the months of November and December The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new unwrapped toys for needy children in the local community where the campaign was conducted. This wonderful program has been helping make Christmas a lot brighter for children.
If you are interested in helping out Toys for Tots all you need to do is request a drop off box for your business or organization and then let everyone know to drop off toys prior to the pick up date when the toys will then be sorted and then wrapped to be given out … (10 comments)

saint cloud mn: 819 N 7th Avenue in North St. Cloud - Fantastically affordable - 10/12/10 07:05 AM
Price Reduced on 819 N 7th Avenue in North St. Cloud - Fantastically affordable!
819 N 7th Avenue, a beautifully maintained 1,372 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm  2 car garage, 1 3/4 story home in North Saint Cloud has just been reduced in price. Now $99,500. This is a wonderful opportunity for first time homebuyers or if you are looking to downsize. This home is priced to sell and is located in North Saint Cloud near the hospital and The Tech College near bus routes and shopping. Call for your appointment to see this lovely home today.  
819 N 7th Ave Saint Cloud MN

saint cloud mn: Open House Sunday October 10, 2010 at 819 N. 7th Avenue Saint Cloud Minnesota from 11:00am - 12:30pm $104,900 - 10/05/10 05:04 AM
Open House Sunday October 10, 2010 at 819 N. 7th Avenue Saint Cloud Minnesota
from 11:00am - 12:30pm $104,900
819 7th Avenue North Saint Cloud MN is the perfect started home, with a 2 car garage, 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. Located in the desirable hospital neighborhood on Saint Cloud Mn's North side it is in move in condition and has been very well loved.
On Sunday from 11:00 to 12:30 you will have the opportunity to check out this home as I will be holding it open and all are invited to attend. Close to the Tech College, and … (0 comments)

saint cloud mn: Whew - 100 Local Posts in 100 days - Part 3 - 10/01/10 01:14 PM
WHEW! 100 local Posts in 100 days - I did it!!! Part 1
Whew - Part 2 - ActiveRain Choked!
Whew - Part 3 - Because 100 is a lot of wonderful reasons!

saint cloud mn: Whew - Part 2 - ActiveRain Choked! Apparently my post can not be over 65,000 words! Egad... - 10/01/10 01:02 PM
WHEW! 100 local Posts in 100 days - I did it!!! Part 1
Whew - Part 2 - ActiveRain Choked!
Still not done check out Whew - Part 3 - Because 100 is a lot of wonderful reasons! for the rest of the list of 100 wonderful reasons to love St. Cloud Minnesota!
By the way did I mention I can help you get a home there! Call me :)

saint cloud mn: Pineview Park BMX - 2012 Olympic hopeful & BMX Racing at its finest Here in St Cloud MN - 09/28/10 10:57 AM
2012 Olympic hopefuls & BMX Racing at its finest - Pineview Park BMX Saint Cloud MN
For some strange reason one of our areas coolest features is still relatively unknown, Saint Cloud has what is considered to be one of the finest BMX race tracks and facilities in the world, Pineview Park BMX.
Pineview Park BMX Track started when the parents of two 14 year old boys decided that they really wanted to get into BMX racing. At the time, 13 years ago, the BMX racing track that was available to the 2 young men was located in Brainerd. After months of heading up … (4 comments)

saint cloud mn: Stearns History Museum & Reaserch Center in Saint Cloud Minnesota - 09/25/10 04:31 AM
Stearns History Museum & Reaserch Center in Saint Cloud Minnesota
Stearns History Museum offers two floors of exhibits, the Research Center, a Museum Store, and a children's playroom. It is also home to multiple local events and club meetings, everything from the book club to the Genealogy Program. The 100 acre Museum grounds are beautiful, with four miles of walking trails, woods, prairie and the ponds of Heritage Park, it is a really nice place to spend the day.
There is always something new going on at Stearns History Museum, new attractions are being added and the Fall Calendar should prove to be a lot of fun for … (10 comments)

saint cloud mn: Snowmobiling in Minnesota - The Sauk Rapids/Saint Cloud Area Trails & Waterways - 09/23/10 10:38 AM
Snowmobiling in Minnesota - The Sauk Rapids/Saint Cloud Area Trails & Waterways
Snowmobiling is a blast. Getting dressed up in your warmest outfit and going out to play in the snow is a huge pass time here in central Minnesota on a snowy day. The Minnesota DNR Sauk Rapids/Saint Cloud Area Trails & Waterways has a registered 35,476 snowmobiles in their work area. The area has over 30 snowmobile clubs and the state has over 20,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, and 18,000 of those miles are maintained by local snowmobile clubs. As you can see snowmobiling is very popular here in … (4 comments)

saint cloud mn: Our Wonderful Weather and the Change of Seasons in Saint Cloud & Central MN! - 09/03/10 05:48 AM
Years ago I worked with a guy named Ken, who in the middle of summer, had a wool jacket on the front seat of his car. I asked him why he had it on a hot day like this, and his response was, "If you don't like the weather in Minnesota, just wait, it'll change." He was right of course.
I have lived in the St. Cloud area for 45 years, and it is very moderate here, but we do see some extreme weather. Most notably, we seem to be on the same system as the Dakotas, where the wind blows … (4 comments)

saint cloud mn: The Saint Cloud Metro Areas Main Bridge, Granite City Crossing on Hwy 23 is Brand New! - 09/01/10 09:45 AM
 The Saint Cloud Metro Area's Main Bridge, Granite City Crossing on Hwy 23 is Brand New!
In the Saint Cloud Metro area we have 5 bridges, for local traffic, crossing the Mississippi River. There is a 6th bridge in Sartell and a seventh in Rice and one in Clearwater on Hwy 24. The main bridges that are used to get from one part of St. Cloud to the other are the Hwy 15 bridge, the new Sauk Rapids Bridge, The Saint Germain St. Bridge, the Granite City Crossing Bridge and the University Drive Bridge.
The Sauk Rapids Regional Bridge and the Granite Crossing Bridge are both … (3 comments)

saint cloud mn: A Miracle in Saint Cloud - The Miracle League of Central Minnesota - 08/29/10 07:37 AM
The Miracle League of Central Minnesota is a charitable organization providing children with mental and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to play baseball on a specially designed, safe field, as part of a team in an organized league. Why? Because every child deserves a chance to play baseball.
I had not really become familiar with The Miracle League of Central Minnesota until last night when we went to the Twins Alumni Game at Farber Field in Saint Cloud. The bat boys and girls for the game are part of this organization so my curiosity was peaked and I decided to check it out. The goal of the … (0 comments)

saint cloud mn: 2012 Can-Am Police and Fire Games in Saint Cloud Minnesota - 08/28/10 11:00 AM
2012 Can-Am Police and Fire Games in Saint Cloud Minnesota
Saint Cloud is honored to have been given the approval to host the 2012 Can-Am Police and Fire Games, a world-class athletic competition. Lots of cities compete to be able to hold this event as it has many far reaching benefits to the community.
The Can-Am Games were originally started as the Northwest Police-Fire Games. Officials from Washington and Oregon got together with a Police-Fire sports group located out of Western Canada and joined forces to begin a multi-sport event for the local Firefighters and Police Officers to compete together.
From 1977 to 1996 the … (3 comments)

saint cloud mn: Stearns County Minnesota Summer Favorites Photo Contest - 08/26/10 04:49 AM
Stearns County is holding a Summer Favorites Photo Contest, amateurs only, to gather pictures of fun things to do in Stearns County Minnesota area and its activities, events and people. The pictures will be featured on the county website and the winners will be featured on promotional literature. So if you have had fun this summer in Stearns County and have some fantastic pictures of the area be sure to pull them out and send them in, or go enjoy some fun activities and take your camera. The deadline for entries in the Summer Favorites Photo Contest is Tuesday August 31st.
All entries must be … (2 comments)

saint cloud mn: Saint Cloud State University - 08/13/10 04:56 PM
Saint Cloud State University offers over 200 academic programs, has a nationally recognized honors program, and is the 2nd largest University in the State of Minnesota.
St. Cloud State University started in 1869 in the Stearns House, a renovated hotel, under the name Third State Normal School. In 1921 the school changed its name to St. Cloud State Teachers College, until 1957 when the college dropped the word teachers from it's name. The college became a University in 1975 with its programs in Business, Education, Fine Arts and Humanities, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies. 
Today Saint Cloud State University … (7 comments)

saint cloud mn: Saint Cloud Community leaders are Locked up for Good - Another wonderful reason to love St Cloud MN - 08/10/10 04:41 AM
Community leaders in St. Cloud MN are being put in jail and locked up for good. You will find many around St Cloud who participate in good works throughout this wonderful community of ours, and one of the fun ways this is being done is by throwing them in Jail. Well not throwing, but walking them in and not letting them out until they have reached their bail goal.
Locked up for Good is being held again in St. Cloud MN to benefit the MDA, and the "bail" will go to help find a cure. Participants agree to be placed in "jail", St. Cloud fire … (2 comments)

saint cloud mn: National Night Out and Neighborhood Watch Programs in St Cloud MN August 3, 2010 - 08/02/10 12:13 PM
National Night Out
Tuesday August 3 2010 marks the 27th annual National Night Out. National Night Out is an evening event where over 35 million people in more than 10,000 communities gather to promote community partnerships, crime prevention safe neighborhoods and neighborhood unity.
Our neighborhood, in Saint Cloud, will be celebrating National Night Out again with the ice cream social at one of our neighbor's homes. Neighbors are asked to turn on their outside lights to demonstrate support for a safe community. In our neighborhood this evening is also part of one of the 2 meetings held a year by the Neighborhood Watch … (3 comments)