st cloud mn: Open House at 1221 9th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN Saturday 12:30-2:00 - 06/12/13 01:38 PM
Open House Saturday 6/15/2013 12:30-2:00pm at 1221 9th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN
This hospital area home offer beautiful lines and features throughout. An open floor plan with an abundance of modern windows hi-light the golden maple flooring and the attractively update kitchen.
Three bedrooms, all on the same level, 2 baths, and ample room and closet sizes. Features include an open staircase, custom lighting, fenced yard and partially finished lower level.
Conveniently located near parks, hospital and Tech. College. Now only $99,900.
This home has great style with the updates you want, tastefully done!
Can't get to the Open House? Call me … (4 comments)

st cloud mn: Open House 532 Riverside Dr. SE, St. Cloud, MN - 06/12/13 01:08 PM
St Cloud MN Open House Saturday 6/15/13 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
This stylish cape cod overlooks the Mississippi in the heart of St. Cloud within walking distance to downtown, Munsinger Gardens and Clemens Gardens, and St. cloud State University. Riverside is the ultimate walking/running/biking trail with bridges up and down the river.
This stylish home features oak floors, fireplace, sauna, walk-in closets and a cedar closet. Three ample bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 1 car attached garage plus 2 car detached. The homes roof and windows were replaced within the last two years.
This conveniently located and well appointed … (2 comments)

st cloud mn: Believe in Alise Post USA Olympic BMX Team 2012 London Olympics - 07/30/12 02:10 PM
Alise Post is ready. Ready for her shot at Olympic Gold.
We first learned of Alise and her hopes of Olympic Gold while doing the blog series wonderful reasons to live in St Cloud MN, Pineview Park BMX - 2012 Olympic hopeful & BMX Racing at its finest Here in St Cloud MN. 
The St Cloud BMX track is where Alise spends her practice time and it has paid off, she will be representing the United States of America in the 2012 London Olympics as one of the members of the USA BMX Team.
On August 8 & 10th we will be cheering loud for our hometown Olympian Alise Post … (3 comments)

st cloud mn: OPEN HOUSE 2918 S. 16th Street Court, St. Cloud, MN - 01/11/12 11:12 AM
OPEN HOUSE 2918 S. 16th Street Court, St. Cloud, MN 
Sunday January 15, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:30pm   MLS# 4108454
This attractive 4 bedroom 2 bath home offers upgrades found in more expensive homes like real maple flooring through out the kitchen, dining and living-room and slate tile in the entry foyer and in the upstairs bath. The kitchen features raise panel cabinets and a center island. Dining walks out to an over-sized deck and a large private back yard with mature trees. Spacious lower level family room, 2 car garage, all on a cul-de-sac close to Oak Hill School.This … (6 comments)

st cloud mn: OPEN HOUSE 2515 43rd Avenue S., St. Cloud, MN - 01/11/12 11:01 AM
OPEN HOUSE 2515 43rd Avenue S., St. Cloud, MN
Sunday January 15, 2:00-3:30 pm    MLS#4102390
This tastefully finished 2+ Bedroom 2 bath home (lower level is rocked and ready for finishing & flooring) offers an open Kitchen-Dining-Living room area under a vaulted ceiling with wood flooring, gas fireplace and a center island. The Master Bedroom has a tray ceiling and walk-in closet. Large level lot for croquette, bocce ball, volleyball, etc.
This home is ready for you to do the finishing touches on the lower level for a 4 bed 2 bath with an ample family room. Easy commuting location … (2 comments)

st cloud mn: Open houses Sunday October 16, 2011 (10/16/11) Saint Cloud MN - 10/11/11 06:18 AM
Open houses Sunday October 16, 2011 (10/16/11) Saint Cloud MN

1311 Dunmore Circle, Clearwater
Open House Sunday 10/16  11:00-1:00

Mega Shop and a Custom Home!
This home and shop have it all. The shop + warehouse is 5,776 sq.ft. with infloor heat, compressor, hoist & paint booth, racking  and 12
"OH doors. The home is a 3 BR, 3 Bath with amenities including stone fireplace, wrap around deck off the open kitchen & dining,
Master suite w/whirlpool bath, mf laundry and walkin pantry! Cedar & stone exterior with
3.45 acres of privacy. $329,900.  Steve Baklaich 320-260-3290.
Directions: I-94 to Clearwater, … (1 comments)

st cloud mn: Move in Ready open houses in Saint Cloud MN area on Sunday September 25th - 09/22/11 12:35 PM
MLS #4027336 955 4-1/2 Ave.N., Sauk Rapids Open Sunday 12:00-1:30                         Move Right In! This gorgious rambler has been lovingly maintained and updated. Close to Pleasantview School. 3 Bedrooms and 2 full baths on main. Fenced yard with extensive perrenials, covered patio, partially finished basement. Only $129,900.      MLS #4025138 168 Cheval Drive, Sartell Dir: Pinecone Rd. to 2-1/2 St.N., then east 1 block to Cheval to home. Open Sunday 2:00-3:30                        Price Reduced-A Great Value! Come see this 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Patio Home with tastefull interior and lots of features. Gas fireplace& vaulted ceiling in living room, … (0 comments)

st cloud mn: Home on the Hilltop with 8.16 Acres and a shop with hoist - Open House Sunday September 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 - 09/14/11 09:39 AM
List #4056501
19154 56th Ave.
St. Cloud, MN
Open House Sunday 9/18  2:00-4:00

Home on the Hilltop-8.16 Acres
Landscaped and wooded this 8.16 Acre home-site has spectacular views and is only a few minutes from St. Clouds west end with a beautiful 4 level walkout home offering almost 2900 sq.ft.finished. 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3 garage stalls + a 26x40 Shop with hoist. Perfect for a wood-shop or your car collection! Fenced in side yard for kids or pets. Extra Large Deck & patio with power awning, and an in-law apartment in the walkout 3rd level.
All for only $285,000

st cloud mn: Open house 9/04/11 - A Country Home with a Shop, acerage and Extras! - 08/31/11 04:43 PM

A Country Home with a Shop, acerage and Extras!   Beautiful 4 level walkout on 8.16 Acres of landscaped hilltop offers wonderful views and a full list of amenities. Check out the 40x26 shop nestled in your own oak woods, or the large deck and patio with power awning.         Three Bedrooms up including a master suite, plus a 3rd level apartment with seperate kitchen and bath and finished 4th level. 5BR, 3Bath and 2,891 Sq.Ft. Finished. Just a few minutes from I-94 and 12 min. from Crossroads Mall.           $285,000.     … (6 comments)

st cloud mn: Close Encounters of the Banana Kind - 06/18/11 07:15 AM
Some time ago I began my Active Rain experience, and one of my earliest connections was with Anna Banana Kruchten, of Phoenix Property Shoppe in AZ. More accurately Anna made the connection, because she grew up in St. Cloud, MN, which is where I live and work. A 100 blog localism series, centered on Saint Cloud MN, cemented our relationship, with Anna commenting on nearly every one.
Yesterday I was going about my business, holding one of my listings open, and a woman came to the door. She said she was visiting for a Friend on AR, and was carrying a package … (3 comments)

st cloud mn: St. Cloud MN area open houses for Saturday June 18 2011 - Sartell Patio home and 5 bedroom home with acerage - 06/16/11 06:58 AM
Open House Saturday 6/18   11:00-12:15
168 Cheval Dr., Sartell $154,900   List# 4025138                            
One Level Living-Sartell
This spacious and tasteful patio home offer all the comforts including in-floor heat as well as forced air with Central air, an attractive gas fireplace in the living room, great-room and covered front and back porches. 2 Bedrooms and 2 baths, 2 car garage and MF laundry. No more lawn mowing or snow blowing! 
Directions: Pinecone Rd. N. to 2-1/2 St.,-E. on block to Cheval.
Open House Saturday 6/18   1:00-3:00
19154-56th Ave., St. Cloud (S.Haven) $285,000   List# 4056501                                
8 Acres of Heaven 15 … (2 comments)

st cloud mn: Thursday evening open house in St Cloud MN - 2 bed 2 bath for $99,500 - 06/13/11 05:46 AM
Thursday 6/16  4:00-6:00pm
Address:819 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud $99,500.     
List# 3963191                                       
Hospital-Hester Park Neighborhood! Updated 2 story with a large tree shrouded yard close to one of the best parks anywhere! Walking distance to St. Cloud Hospital, Downtown and Hester Park for your year 'round fun. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath with double garage, vinyl siding and windows. Finance through Liberty and they will wave the Origination Fee ($1,000).  
Directions: 9th Ave.N. to 8th Street (Veterans Drive), then east to 7th Ave, then L. on 7th to home.

st cloud mn: St Cloud & Sauk Rapids MN open houses on June 12, 2011 (6/12/11) - 06/08/11 06:50 AM
Open House Sunday 6/12   11:00-12:30
Address: 1932 27th St. SE, St. Cloud $134,900     List # 4035660                                   
Great Views & Location!Beautiful 3 Bedroom 3 bath walkout rambler townhome is move-in ready with very nice features. Private deck & patio, oak 6 panel doors, vaulted ceiling and tile floors. View deer from the south facing deck. Finance through Liberty and they wave the Orig.Fee on this home.
Directions: Hwy 10 to Minnesota Blvd.(301) to 20th Ave.SE then south to home on corner of 20th Ave. & 27th St.SE.    
Open House Sunday 6/12   1:00-2:30
Address: 955 4 1/2 Ave. … (2 comments)

st cloud mn: Open House Saturday May 7 2011 from 2:00-3:30 1932 27th Street SE, St. Cloud, MN - 05/02/11 09:50 AM
Open House Saturday May 7 2011 from 2:00-3:30 1932 27th Street SE, St. Cloud, MN

EXTRAS THROUGHOUT!   This 3 bedroom 3 bath walkout rambler townhome features upgrades throughout, including oak 6 panel doors, vault, kitchen w/center island and pantry, maintenance free deck and patio, and more. Even the garage is finished! Great views and southern exposure. only $134,900. 
 *Liberty Savings Bank will be waiving the $1,000 Loan Origination Fee to Buyers in the month of May. Call me, Steve Baklaich (320) 260-3290 and ask for details.  
Dir: US Hwy 10 to 301 (Minnesota Blvd.) to 20th Ave.SE, … (9 comments)

st cloud mn: Does the propane tank come with the house? - 02/11/11 09:54 AM
Q: Does the propane tank come with the house? It isn't listed with the appliances, and we weren't sure!!
A:Yes, it can stay with the house. As we discussed when we wrote the offer, you will reimburse the Sellers for the propane, and can keep the tank in place, or find a different vendor to buy gas from. The vendor owns the tank and lets you use it in exchange for your buying fuel from them; and there is no charge if you switch vendors.
The old tank would be picked up & new tank dropped off/hooked up. You will want … (6 comments)

st cloud mn: How do I calculate the size of the lot for the house I want to buy in St. Cloud MN? - 02/10/11 11:58 PM
Q: How do I calculate the size of the lot for the house I want to buy in St. Cloud MN?
Most homes in the St. Cloud MN area have the lot size written on the MLS sheet as one measurement X another measurement. When you get into looking at homes for sale with over an acre of land it is usually listed on the MLS sheet with the acreage already calculated in the acreage category.
Take for instance a house for sale in South St Cloud MN with a lot that is 100 x 185. Is that close to an acre? How do you calculate the … (10 comments)

st cloud mn: NEVER ANSWER THE SAME QUESTION TWICE - Short Sales - 02/10/11 10:42 AM
Buyer: I've Got A Question; What's A Short Sale?
Recently one of my Buyer's emailed with that question. A family member living in a different city in Minnesota is considering options regarding their home and mortgage situation. Mortgage amount likely exceeds value, and expenses have risen while income has decreased. Sound familiar?
Answer: A short sale is when you owe $400,000 on your mortgage, and after you sell the home you have less than $400,000 available to pay the bank off. Your options are, pull the extra cash out of your pocket (or 401K, SEP, etc), sign a note, or … (6 comments)

st cloud mn: St. Cloud MN Open houses Sunday January 23, 2011 - 01/16/11 08:17 AM
St. Cloud MN Open houses Sunday January 23, 2011
On Sunday 01/23/11 I will be holding 2 open houses, Please stop in I will be happy to provide you with information about these homes and answer your real estate questions.
From 12:00pm to 2:00pm I will be holding an open house at 819 7th Avenue North St. Cloud MN 
From 2:30pm to 4:30pm I will be holding an open house at 127 Juno Place Rice MN 

st cloud mn: Forget about buyers and sellers markets - THIS IS AN INVESTORS MARKET! - 01/16/11 06:39 AM
Seriously, now is the time to remove your emotions from the buying process and look at the investment potential, THIS IS AN INVESTORS MARKET!
Forget about the late night infomercials, forget the news about a buyers or sellers market, forget what info your Uncle Fred gave you about waiting; now is the time to get motivated and get your real estate portfolio together, seriously do it now!
As I posted in my blog "Buy a house... Then Buy another" the market is prime for the investor buyer, and they are out buying right now. Economists like Ben Stein, Hedge Fund Managers like Paulson, NAR, … (19 comments)

st cloud mn: "Buy a House... Then Buy Another" - 01/15/11 06:18 AM
"Buy a House... Then Buy Another". Today's home prices are on a par with about 2004 in St. Cloud MN, but the home affordability is probably more like 1996 according to Chris Mayer of Daily Reckoning. Adjusted for inflation he suggests today's affordability is 30% lower than 1996.
Put simply, affordability is the price you pay per month, not the gross sale price. It's how your paycheck is impacted by owning the home, and the mortgage that usually comes with it! The quote was originally attributed to Adam Smith on the Dick Cavett Show in 1971, but it's good advise today, … (4 comments)