new homes: New Construction One Level Living Isn’t Aunt Suzie’s 1950s Rambler - 02/05/19 08:07 AM
Most advertising for new homes are big, gorgeous two story homes with tons of space. What happened to one level living? Where are they, and who builds them?
There’s a new wave of builders who know that not everyone wants a two story, 4 bedroom home. One level doesn’t mean tiny house. Throughout the Twin City area are new developments in the works that include single story plans with up to 3800 finished square feet. The key is to get in early because they sell out as soon after the basement is excavated. What to expect depends on the builder. There are … (2 comments)

new homes: Sneak Preview Open House, Meet the Designer of 3520 Meadow Lane - 06/15/18 10:11 AM
3520 Meadow Lane is almost ready! The crew is working feverishly installing the hood over the range, adding hardware, touching up painting, cleaning up. We’re holding a sneak preview open house this Sunday, June 17, 2-4PM to "Meet the Designer", Amber Smith of Chief Concepts LLC.
When you walk into a new construction home, you’ll fall in love with the kitchen, the open layout, and gorgeous bathrooms. You are buying so much more.  New homes are 40% more energy efficient than even a home built in 2006.  Homes are smarter, and tailored to how we live now. But, if you have no idea what goes … (0 comments)

new homes: Where is There Affordable New Construction in Minneapolis??? - 01/17/18 08:20 AM
First, let’s define affordable. Housing affordability means that an index of 120 means the median household income was 120% of what is needed to qualify for the median-priced home. The higher number, the more affordable. The average price for 2017 was $271,900, with an index of 170. Translated, $271,900 is a comfortable purchase for average incomes.
It seems impossible, but yes, there is new construction in Minneapolis under $330,000. Your first thought is that it might be shoddy, or in the middle of gangland. Not so.   Here’s what’s happening;      the City of Minneapolis designated 100 lots for Green Homes North Project … (4 comments)

new homes: Sticks and Stones Build Your Home - 10/17/17 07:52 AM
When you’re looking at a new home most buyers are mesmerized by cosmetic charm. Homes are staged, lights sparkle, and builders want you to be dazzled. Beyond a gorgeous kitchen, generous open spaces, there is a lot of what you don’t see. Energy ratings and Green Building are major components of your new home. You’ll want to spend some time to understand the process, and why it is so special to build right now.
While you’re dreaming over the kitchen, the bonus room, and the massive family room, the builder has a set of plans, a list of features, contractors, and a … (0 comments)

new homes: 3 Real Estate Practices for New Construction - 11/10/16 06:10 AM
New home construction involves variables different from the traditional home buying. Though making the location a top priority is still one of the most important real estate practices, there are other critical factors. When hiring a real estate specialist in Minneapolis, MN, who can educate clients on what they need to know about building and designing a new home from the ground up.  There’s no better choice than Mary Jo Quay with RE/MAX Advisors.
With  20 years of real estate experience, and Certification as New Home Specialist she explains that it’s vital for buyers to learn 4 points before diving into a … (1 comments)