eden prairie homes: 5 Family Friendly Activities around Eden Prairie! - 03/01/19 08:31 AM

Spring in Minnesota means warmer weather, more outdoor activities and the start of new growth! Here are a 5 family friendly activites in and around Eden Prairie during the spring:
1. Maple Syruping - have you ever been maple syruping? March is one of the best months in Minnesota to learn about and make your very own maple syrup. See what nature centers in the Twin Cities are offering learning experiences to do Maple Syruping! 
2. Get the whole family outside for the Luck o' the Lake 5K fun run in Excelsior! 
3. Explore a real-life working farm at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista...see farm … (1 comments)

eden prairie homes: DUPLEX LIKE HOME in West Bloomington $419,600 (6 Bedrooms!) - 08/24/18 08:58 AM

Sprawling 6 Bedroom (3 on each level) West Bloomington Home, right next to Normandale Hills Elementary with HUGE 1/2 Acre lot that will bring you peace and serenity year round. This is "THE HOUSE" that your kids and their friends WANT to hang out! Perfect home for large family with "mother in law" style bright open spacious BRIGHT basement including 2 FULL KITCHENS & dining, family room, and spacious rec room! Extensive recent reno with windows, full kitchen remodels, all three bathrooms redone, paint, and new carpet!
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eden prairie homes: $60 Million Dollar Project for Southwest Station in Eden Prairie - 10/05/17 02:17 PM
A $60 million development planned near SouthWest Station has cleared another hurdle.
The Eden Prairie City Council approved the second reading for the project known as Elevate @ Southwest Station on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The Elevate @ Southwest Station project calls for redeveloping the vacant Anchor Bank and former Ruby Tuesday and constructing a complex that includes 222 apartment units and 13,266 square feet of mixed retail space.
 The apartments include 64 studio units; 96 one-bedroom units; 19 “one-plus dens,” 38 two-bedroom units and five two-story penthouses. Twenty percent of the units would be classified as “affordable,” which means housing programs can assist with … (0 comments)

eden prairie homes: Happy "Talk Like A Pirate" Day.... Arrrrrrggggggghhhh! - 09/19/17 10:38 AM

Maybe talking like a pirate makes you think about buying a new home?Arrrrrrrrggggggghhhh!
If so, CLICK HERE to search for Homes in Minnesota for sale! 
       Are you a little "sneaky" like Rusty, the Golden Retriever?                   QUIETLY find out what your (or your neighbor's) home is worth NOW!   SEARCH FOR HOMES 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week HERE … (2 comments)

eden prairie homes: How Much Equity do you REALLY have in your home? - 06/20/17 01:31 PM
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation.
Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners!
Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist with CoreLogic explains:
“One million borrowers achieved positive equity over the last year, which means risk continues to steadily decline as a result of increasing home prices.”
Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic, believes this is a great sign for the market in 2017 as well, as he had this to say:
“Homeowner equity increased by $766 … (1 comments)

eden prairie homes: Eden Prairie rents rising at staggering rates - 12/05/15 11:57 PM

Although the city of Minneapolis still leads on the most expensive rents in MN on average.....Rents are climbing faster in Eden Prairie than any other Minnesota city, according to new data from an apartment listing website.
Eden Prairie apartments are listed for an average of $1,040 per month for a one-bedroom unit (up 6 percent from November 2014) and $1,280 for a two-bedroom (up 6.6 percent), apartmentlist.com said...
Read the full MN Biz Journal article by Jim Hammerand HERE
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eden prairie homes: Eden Prairie Rent vs Buy Calculator - 11/19/15 11:45 PM

Renting versus buying has been a consistent and frustrating decision that millions of renters and homeowners make. Over the years some financial tools to make it even easier and even fun! 
This Zillow calculator does a great job making some real numbers "understandable" deciphering what an average home in Eden Prairie would cost to buy versus the same financial impact of renting.
To see Eden Prairie homes for sale CLICK HERE

eden prairie homes: Eden Prairie Real Estate Market Activity Report - October 2105 - 10/27/15 05:40 AM

Eden Prairie is one of the most highly sought after suburbs in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area to live in. Eden Prairie has many large lakes and ponds, more than 170 miles of walking and biking trails, 2,250 acres of parks, and 1,300 acres of park land & open space.
Eden Prairie is home to over 63,000 people as of 2014, and 2,000 business's call Eden Prairie home as well. Eden Prairie has award winning schools with strong academics, state dominating sports, and dozens of nationally recognized awards as well. 
Thinking about buying a home in Eden Prairie?

eden prairie homes: The new and improved math of buying vs renting in the US - 05/04/14 01:03 AM
Simply put, if you live somewhere (and paying!) you are paying a mortgage payment. Whether you are paying your own, or the owners of the place is up to you. There are a number of things to thoughtfully consider when you look into renting verses buying. Around the US trends eb and flow based on a number of circumstances. Here is more from the Wall Street Journal
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eden prairie homes: Top Cities to see Real Estate roaring back, and it includes MSP! - 08/16/13 03:49 AM
It looks like due to a variety of reasons, continued low rates, increasing consumer confidence, and interest rates going up just enough for some of the fence sitters to take the leap.... There are many different area's that are seeing growth, and are poised for more! (One of them is bankrupt Detroit!)


eden prairie homes: Twin Cities Real Estate Sales Activity Report for February 2013 - 03/15/13 01:18 AM
Many metropolitan markets have been experiencing an uptick in activity, a rising in prices, and less saturation, the Twin Cities is no different, even performing better than many parts of the country....New Listings in the Twin Cities region decreased 9.6 percent to 4,855. Pending Sales were up 2 percent to 3,689. Inventory levels shrank 31.6 percent to 12,202 units. Prices rallied higher. The Median Sales Price increased 15.5 percent to $160,000. Days on Market was down 21.5 percent to 113 days. Absorption rates improved as Months Supply of Inventory was down 40.8 percent to 2.9 months.Here is a link to the … (0 comments)

eden prairie homes: 6 Reasons Housing Inventory is not going to be going up much! - 02/28/13 11:50 PM
As the real estate marketplace shows some significant signs of life due to great prices, and low rates, there is not much to look forward to in the area of inventory.
This Wall Street Journal article does a great job of defining the six BIG reasons that inventory will not be going up any time soon....
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Stieg Strand

eden prairie homes: Twin Cities Real Estate Activity & Marketplace Snaphot - 02/12/13 06:00 AM
As many metropolitan markets have been experiencing an uptick in activity, a rising in prices, and less saturation, the Twin Cities is no different.....
New Listings in the Twin Cities region decreased 6.2 percent to 4,799. Pending Sales were up 13.3 percent to 3,456. Inventory levels shrank 32.2 percent to 11,977 units. Prices rallied higher. The Median Sales Price increased 14.3 percent to $160,000. Days on Market was down 24.1 percent to 107 days. Absorption rates improved as Months Supply of Inventory was down 42.0 percent to 2.9 months.
Here is a link to the latest market activity reports from the Mpls Area … (2 comments)

eden prairie homes: Large 5 bedroom 4 bath 2 Story just 2 blocks from Bryant Lake Park in Eden Prairie! - 07/21/11 04:04 AM
2 story colonial just 2 blocks from Bryant Lake & Park. Gleaming hrdwd flrs & Impressive "family size" remodeled kitchen. Every inch of home has been meticulously maintained & remodeled. Over $120,000 of upgrades including 5.1 surround sound in basement!               More info ? http://www.trulia.com/property/3051399836-11900-Boulder-Bay-Rd-Eden-Prairie-MN-55344 … (2 comments)

eden prairie homes: The Top 4.5 Things Home Buyers Demand and Need in 2011 - 07/06/11 03:23 AM
It is 2011, and interestingly enough buyers have not changed much since I started in the Real Estate business in 16 years ago.
As an Agency and buyer representation Instructor for Kaplan Professional Schools for nearly a decade, it is always interesting to hear how some agent's think buyers have "changed". Maybe some buyers THINK they have changed, but what they want and need has not changed. With the possible exception of their perception of what they "need". 
These things are certainly not exhaustive, but a GREAT start!
1. Be credible - If you don't know something, don't guess! & If you do make … (3 comments)

eden prairie homes: 5 Bedroom 2 Story Colonial 2 blocks from Bryant Lake with $120K in beautiful updates! - 05/09/11 06:16 AM
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eden prairie homes: 2 Story on Purgatory Creek! - 05/04/11 04:47 AM
Take a peak at this 4 Bedroom/4 Bath with 3254 fsf - Tonka Schools and EP schools with open enrollment!
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eden prairie homes: 4 Bedroom 4 Bath (All up) 2 Story on Purgatory Creek in Tonka Schools! - 04/21/11 02:35 AM
19064 Saint Edwards Court Eden Prairie, MN 55346
For Sale $369,900
Check out this rare opportunity by clicking on the link below...

A summer view from the family room!

eden prairie homes: There is hope for you if you are behind on your mortgage! - 12/10/10 04:09 AM
First things first, take a deep breath and tell yourself that "My mortgage company does not want to foreclose on my home!". This is a true statement for all lenders! - Sometimes they simply need to be convinced of this fact!
I know they tendency is to be gripped with fear, anger, frustration, and helplessness, but it is still very true, that the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Here is a better solution, and I have referred thousands of agents to it in my real estate classes I teach all over the State of Minnesota for Kaplan Professional … (0 comments)

eden prairie homes: The Brett Favre effect on Real Estate in Minnesota? - 08/10/10 05:28 AM
First, I know what you are thinking. Is this guy crazy? Well, think of it this way. Has there ever been bursts of real estate sales due to forces that didn't have any base in logic? Of course there has been.... Let's ponder shall we.
I have had clients buy homes because they really like the neighbors, even if the house is not what they really want... Even, the smell of a home reminds them of a childhood memory, and they link that home with those positive (or negative) feelings, and it makes it more desirable t buy. Maybe,  they just … (0 comments)

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