top selling woodbury agent: Fall Landscape Staging Tips for Home Sellers - 09/03/13 05:43 AM
 
If you are listing your home during the fall months, it’s important to remember that buyers will be paying attention to your outdoor spaces. Here’s a few tips for fall:
 

If you aren’t planning to list until the leaves turn, consider taking a few pictures around your home’s exterior now, shooting wide shots of the whole yard and closer shots of your more outstanding features. Print them and put them in small photo album and leave on your kitchen table during showings so buyers can see what they will get in the spring. Keep your lawn raked and … (3 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Lot Inventory Report in Woodbury, MN - August 2013 - 08/08/13 03:15 AM
 
New home construction in Woodbury is bouncing back! The city of Woodbury just released the latest Lot Inventory Report.
 
There are 426 single family home lots available in Woodbury. Over 150 of these lots are in the Dancing Waters development, and nearly 100 are in Stonemill Farms. 49 lots are available in the new Bailey Lake development located at Bailey Rd. and Pioneer just east of East Ridge High School. More lots will become available near East Ridge in the next year as new neighborhoods are developed.
 
Having your own representation when working with builders is critical. John … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Woodbury's Night to Unite / National Night Out! - 08/06/13 01:46 AM
Tonight is National Night Out - a night to turn your porch light on and step outside and visit with your neighbors. This event provides an opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another. Strong realtionships among neighbors has proven to reduce crime.In Woodbury, we celebrate the Night to Unite. It's not too late to plan an impromptu neighborhood celebration! The Woodbury Police Department has simple ideas you can incorporate into your evening. Check it out! http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/images/stories/police-docs/celebration-kit.pdfWoodbury is an eastern suburb of St. Paul, located just 10 minutes from the corporate campuses of 3M, Imation, Andersen Windows, and just 15 minutes from downtown St. … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Woodbury’s Marsh Creek Neighborhood Home Prices Decline a Bit - 07/25/13 03:19 AM
 

 
 

 
 
 
The average sales price for homes in Marsh Creek actually went down 2.6% last month to $424,156. I wouldn’t take this as an omen of things to come, however.  The economy is still improving, and Woodbury as a whole remains a strong market. In fact, Marsh Creek homes are selling faster than they have in years, with an average of only 51 days on the market. The average home in Woodbury is on the market for 83 days, showing how desirable Marsh Creek homes are to buyers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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top selling woodbury agent: Woodbury's East Ridge High Leads the Way in STEM Curriculum - 07/03/13 06:25 AM

South Washington County Schools (833), which serves Woodbury, is providing leadership in a national program to advance the technical skils of high school students. Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and professional development, announced that East Ridge High School in Woodbury has been selected to pilot a new PLTW course in the 2013-14 school year.  
The course, Computer Science and Software Engineering, addresses an ever-growing need for students across all career paths to explore the new questions and tools opened up by massive data collection and processing. The course … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: New Construction Options in Woodbury, MN - 07/03/13 04:21 AM

 
The latest Lot Inventory Report for Woodbury, MN was released yesterday. It lists 552 lots available within the city. The list includes 49 lots in the new Bailey Lake development, located just east of East Ridge High School.
With the low supply of homes for sale in Woodbury, building a new home can be the perfect solution for many buyers. However, it is important that you have strong representation when working with builders. A qualified real estate agent will help you get exactly the home you want. 
John and Becky Durham are Western WI and Minnesota real estate agents … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Rising Home Prices Spark Move-Up Sales - 06/27/13 02:23 AM
 
The April 2013 S&P Case-Schiller Index was released this week and shows a 12.1% increase in sales prices from a year ago over 20 metropolitan housing markets, which includes the Minneapolis metro area.  This is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate market is primed for the return of home sellers, who are now financially able and emotionally confident to list their current home in order to move up to their next.
The April home-price increase data from S&P Case-Schiller comes on the tail of report from CoreLogic earlier this month heralding the return … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Strategy for Buyers in a Seller’s Market - 06/25/13 08:17 AM
Strategy for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

 
Inventory is shrinking and prices are rising. The economy is chugging along well, but now interest rates are going up, a full 1% in the past month. But don’t fret. It’s still a great time to buy. Interest rates are still very low and homes are still a great value, and with prices rising, there’s a good chance you might actually gain equity over the next few years. But I’m not going to lie. It’s a tough market for buyers right now. The low supply of homes on the market is frustrating … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: It's a Seller’s Market-Why is My Home Still on the Market? - 06/18/13 07:35 AM
 
 
Woodbury has seen a remarkable recovery. Even the luxury home market in Woodbury is bouncing back. Check out our video about the Wedgewood neighborhood!

Becky and I have seen some amazing things in the past few months; bidding wars, homes selling in a matter of hours, cash offers. These are great for sellers! For buyers, not so much. They and their agents have to work a lot harder to get the home they want.
If you have put your luxury home on the market and it’s not selling, it may be time for some reflection. There are a number of … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Majestic St. Croix River Valley Sanctuary in West Lakeland - 05/24/13 07:21 AM
Majestic St. Croix River Valley Sanctuary in West Lakeland

 
Nestled on a wooded hill top with breathtaking views of the St. Croix River valley, you will find this lovely custom built home, with all the features you expect in a luxury home; stunning architectural details, exotic woods and stones, generously sized rooms, and delightful indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces on 6 wooded acres with over 6,000 finished square feet. 
This property is adjacent to 160 acres of wooded state wildlife area. Landscaping includes flowering trees, evergreens, perennials and elaborate water features for year round color. As you enter the … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: New Listing in Bloomington – Durham Executive Group and RE/MAX Results - 04/19/13 06:27 AM
New Listing in Bloomington – Durham Executive Group and RE/MAX Results
 
10620 Daisy Circle, Bloomington, MN
 
Immaculate! This beautiful home is located on a quiet cul –de-sac with a beautiful back yard and updates throughout. Durham Executive Group is pleased to present this wonderful family home.
As soon as you walk in the front door (replaced in 2009), you will notice that this home has been very well cared for. Newer tile floors in the foyer welcome you inside. When you enter the living room, you find neutral décor awaiting your personal touches. The generous picture window was replaced … (1 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Interlachen Woods Leads Woodbury in Recovery - 04/17/13 06:25 AM
Interlachen Woods Leads Woodbury in Recovery

With all the bad news we’ve been hearing lately, it is a thrill to write about all the good news Becky and I see taking place in the local real estate market. One of Wodbury’s most desirable neighborhoods, Interlachen Woods continues to lead the way in Woodbury’s real estate recovery process.
The latest data from the Minnesota Association of Realtors® show that at $120 per square foot, Interlachen Woods average sales prices are higher than most other Woodbury neighborhoods, increasing nearly 18% in the past year. 
 
The good news doesn’t end there. A … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Key Milestones Reached on Road to Recovery - 04/10/13 05:27 AM
 
The Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) announced today that the 13-county regional housing market achieved a major milestone in March 2013. For the 13th consecutive month, homes in the Twin Cities sold at a higher median price than the previous year! 
And there’s even more good news. Traditional listings are up and distressed listings - foreclosures and short sales - are decreasing. Traditional listings made up 75% of all sales, it’s highest level since May 2008.
“We closely monitor the mix of homes that sell,” said Andy Fazendin, President of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®. “It’s evident that … (1 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Condo and Townhome Prices Rising in Woodbury, MN - 04/10/13 03:54 AM
Condo and Townhome Prices Rising
 
First time home buyers and down sizers are a typical market market for townhomes and condos. With interest rates continuing to be a historical low levels, along with reduced supply, price increases for town homes and condos are outpacing single family homes in Woodbury.
 
Take a look at the graph below, and you’ll see that average prices for townhomes increased by 12.1% in Woodbury in the past year. Condos increased by 38.9%. Single family homes increased by a healthy 6.2%.
 

 
Now is a great time to invest in a first … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Low Supply Driving the Housing Market in Woodbury, MN - 04/03/13 05:49 AM

 
Low Supply Driving the Housing Market in Woodbury
 
The University of St. Thomas Minneapolis St. Paul Residential Real Estate Index for February was recently released. Herb Tousely, director of real estate programs at the University, expects home prices to increase in the coming months because of normal seasonal fluctuations and because of the tight inventory on the market.
 
*The inventory of homes for sale remains at a historically low level. In February there were 12,232 homes for sale (in the Twin Cities Metro area) compared with 17,850 in February of 2012. One measure of market health is … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Marsh Creek Leads the Way in Woodbury Real Estate - 03/20/13 05:16 AM

 
Marsh Creek Leads the Way in Woodbury Real Estate
 
If you are a Marsh Creek home owner, consider yourself lucky. This desirable neighborhood in Woodbury is outperforming most of Woodbury as far as real estate statistics are concerned. Beautiful homes, great schools, close proximity to shopping, parks and freeways make this neighborhood one of the most desirable places to live in Woodbury. 
 
The latest numbers from the Regional Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. reveal that Marsh Creek leads the way in Woodbury. Where average sale prices in Marsh Creek have been rising steadily over the past two … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Wedgewood - Luxury Home Market Is Back! - 03/13/13 02:50 AM


Wedgewood - Luxury Home Market Is Back!
 
The luxury home market in Woodbury is showing strong signs of recovery. The Wedgewood neighborhoods, which were hit hard by falling prices and long listing periods, are showing strong signs of recovery. 
 
The supply of homes for sale in Wedgewood continues to drop. According to the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, the months supply of single family homes in Wedgewood is now at 5.1 months and heading toward a seller’s market as we approach the spring listing season (see graph). 

  
 
With reduced supply, we are seeing … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Woodbury, MN - A Community Profile - 03/05/13 05:28 AM
Woodbury, MN - A Community Profile


 
Woodbury, MN is a city that is at the top of the list for people relocating to the Twin Cities metro area. Ranked 11th by Money Magazine on the 2012 “Best Places to Live in the US” list, Woodbury boasts many traits that appeal to movers transferring to Minnesota, including; 40 neighborhood parks, 130 miles of trails, various options for schools, and proximity to work, shopping and entertainment.
 
Located just 10 minutes east of downtown St. Paul, Woodbury is a convenient commute. Other large employers nearby include 3M (5 minutes), Imation … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Real Estate Market Update - Woodbury's Stonemill Farms - 02/28/13 05:58 AM
Real Estate Market Update - Woodbury's Stonemill Farms



Stonemill Farms, located on the far Eastern side of Woodbury, was the pre-recession gem of the city. New homes were selling faster than builders could keep with. Then the recession hit. In January 2008, previously owned homes spent about 100 days on the market. By the end of the year, homes were languishing on the market, on average, over 200 days. That translated to a staggering 18 months supply of homes for sale in Stonemill Farms! 
Five years later, Stonemill Farms is on it’s way to a thriving real estate … (0 comments)

top selling woodbury agent: Woodbury Real Estate Market Update - Zip Code 55125 Analysis - 02/13/13 03:07 AM
Woodbury Real Estate Market Update - Zip Code 55125 Analysis



Woodbury’s housing market is taking a very interesting turn as we head into 2013. Becky and I are seeing numbers we haven't seen in years. The greatest concern right now is the lack of supply of homes on the market. Let’s take a look at the statistics for Zip Code 55125 in Woodbury:
 
Low Supply
The number of homes on the market has decreased by 44% in the past 2 years, creating a definite seller’s market. The hope for all homeowners is that this lack of supply … (0 comments)

 
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