woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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.

woodbury real estate: Casual Elegance in Woodbury's Interlachen Woods - 07/24/13 01:31 AM
Welcome home to 1586 Corral Lane. This meticulously maintained 2 story home was built by Charles Cudd and is located in the prestigious Interlachen Woods neighborhood in Woodbury, MN. Here you will find 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, a 4 car heated and insulated garage, and fantastic casual and formal living and entertaining spaces. Close to shopping, parks, and an easy commute to downtown St. Paul, this home is also in the desirable school district #833.
Click HERE for a virtual tour!
Lavish landscaping in the front and back of this home is pleasing and easy to care for with … (0 comments)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: 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)

woodbury real estate: Refreshing News for Woodbury Homeowners - 02/01/13 06:27 AM
Refreshing News for Woodbury Homeowners

Across the nation, homeowners are breathing a collective sigh of relief with the news that the housing market may be leading the way to economic recovery in 2013. The Woodbury housing market is seeing statistics not seen in over a decade. We can all probably agree that homeowners have been reluctant to put their home on the market when prices have been so low. The lucky ones who have been able to meet their monthly mortgage payments have not been eager to take a loss by selling their current home. But times may be … (0 comments)

woodbury real estate: Woodbury Home Sold in 1 Day! - Durham Executive Group - 11/19/12 02:45 AM
Woodbury Home Sold in 1 Day! - Durham Executive Group

The beautiful home in Woodbury's Bailey's Arbor neighborhood received an offer in 1 day and was accepted. Sale is pending a closing date of November 30th, 2012.

John Durham, MS, MS, ASP, ARS (Durham Executive Group - RE/MAX/Results)

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