the strand group real estate: Support Eden Prairie area restaurants !!! - 11/25/20 10:02 AM
***TAKE-OUT FOOD ALERT*** Skip the cooking tonight and check out this list of 35+ local restaurants in the Southwest Metro: Here are 2 favorites for Excelsior area: Joey Nova's Tonka Bay and Maynard's Restaurant of Excelsior

the strand group real estate: FALL FAMILY FUN! Minnesota Arboretum Apple House & The Parade of Homes - 09/17/20 11:04 AM

the strand group real estate: TOP DOLLAR TIPS FOR YOUR HOME - 08/07/20 12:46 PM
There are a number of things to do to your home to get it "show ready". Many of them are costly, and may be truly needed. There is one inexpensive yet eye affirming thing to help attract internet buyers that is obvious, but yet often overlooked.
Sealcoat your driveway!
The before and after is amazing and provides a strong quick boost to your home's curb appeal almost instantly. Well worth the $200-$300 depending on the conditon and size of the driveway.
If you are wanting sealcoating referrals, or even direct tips on prepping your home for an eventual sale, let me know.  It is a large … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: 10936 Pioneer Drive, Burnsville (Pre-MLS) $344,900 - 12/20/19 11:30 AM

Wow! Incredible River Hills Nieghborhood 2 Story, ready for your large or growing family with many updates, huge 20X20 vaulted addition great room, fantastic deck, fenced backyard, hot tub with gazebo w/pergola, cement driveway, and so much more....
FULL Virtual Tour
Text Stieg Strand with RE/MAX Results for your private showing or more information today!

the strand group real estate: Home Builders see October spike in housing starts Nationwide - 11/28/19 10:03 AM
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has been reporting some strong new construction starts, sales and builder demand in October.
There are a number of reasons why new construction in most metro area's around the country are seeing continued strong demand. Builders are have a true tailwind to boost sales with interest rates at historic lows, an increase in higher demand "green" designs with energy efficient features, and an increased emphasis on community leaving with neighborhood parks, pools, and trails.  The full article and stats here...
Don't know how to start the "building exploration process?
Contact veteran Eden Prairie real estate and … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: 110941 Von Hertzen Circle, Chaska (3Bd/2Bth) $199,500 - 09/21/19 08:27 AM
Seller Motivated! - Fresh Kitchen Updates with New Stainless Steel Appliances, new countertops and Stainless Sink!, and fixtures! Buy for less money than than rent and build equity in this fresh 3 Bedroom (all on one level!) townhome in the heart of Jonathan with 2 car garage, newer HVAC, Windows, Roof, Paint. Jonathan boasts miles of trails, basketball court, parks, lakes, nature and walking trails to enjoy....
Own for less than rent!
Stieg Strand, Realtor
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the strand group real estate: "Swing into Spring" at Eden Prairie Golf Courses! - 04/25/19 01:42 PM
Golf season has finally arrived in Minnesota!
Eden Prairie has 3 (member only) golf courses that are meticulously kept and enjoyable to play.
1. Bent Creek Golf Club - deigned by Don Herfort, 18 holes and 6,500+ yards from blue tees. 
2. Olympic Hills Golf Club - founded in 1969, renovated in 2015 by renowned architect Ron Pritchard, it has become one of the top golf courses in Minnesota. 
3. Bearpath Golf and Country Club - designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course is one of the premier courses in the Twin Cities and has an excellent country club community as well. 
See Eden Prairie Golf Course … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Living in Dog-Friendly Shorewood, MN! - 03/28/19 08:22 AM

Shorewood, MN is an outdoor oriented community - and is very dog friendly! There is endless exploring at parks, trails and beaches in Shorewood and in nearby towns that will have your furry companions enjoying time spent with you. Here are 3 great places to spend time with your dogs in Shorewood:
1) Freeman Park - the largest park in Shorewood (just over 50 acres) has plenty of open space and trails, making this a great it connects to the Lake Minnetonka LRT!
2) Crescent Beach - this quaint (hard to find, but worth it) beach sits in the heart of Shorewood/Tonka … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Home Listing information "deemed reliable" but not always.... - 01/25/19 02:31 PM
It is important to clarify something about the wild and crazy world of Real Estate professionals and today's "online hunter" home buyers. Specifically, I am referring to the HOPE that the information such as the listed square footage is accurate on advertisements for home listings. 
Measuring "oopsies" are certainly real and can happen from time to time, but for educational purposes to help give us perspective to what we are talking about, let us look at a few different terms associated with square footage and their meaning.
Total Square Feet = All square footage in the home on all levels, including stairwells, mechanicals, … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Buy a home with NO MONEY DOWN!!!!!!? - 11/15/18 09:37 AM

Many homebuyers are unaware of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) preferred risk program (Called Start Up for First Time Homebuyers and Step Up for previous homeowners) available from selected lenders that provides a high 97% Loan to Value Ratio with no upfront or no monthly mortgage insurance!
Here is an info link to the the Start up program for First Time Homebuyers only....
Contact me today, and I can refer you to mortgage partners that know this program, and I can help you get into your FIRST HOME!
Stieg Strand, Realtor
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the strand group real estate: Luxury Townhomes on the Eden Prairie River Bluff (Hennepin Village) - 11/15/18 09:12 AM
Hennepin Village is a master planned 250 acre mixed use development consisting of residential townhomes, single family homes, green space, and a commercial development located on the northern edge of the Minnesota River Bluff in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
The majority of the homes built in the Hennepin Village development are townhomes. The builders association of the twin cities voted Hennepin Village Development "Best New Neighborhood" in 2004.
Eden Prairie Independent School District #0272 is one of the most award winning school districts in the state of Minnesota. There are additionally a number of private schools in Eden Prairie, as well as Eagle Ridge Academy, a Public Charter … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Can you trust the measurements on Home Listings? - 07/06/18 11:15 AM
It is important to clarify something for Real Estate professionals and today's "smart" home buyers. The original intention in the phrase "information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed" has nothing to do with "I can put in poor information, and it is just fine, because of this statement on each listing on the MLS".
(At least that statement is present on each home listng in my home state of MN)
The phrase is there to cover the service and listing companies when there … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Empowered Single Women, not Men reaching for the American Dream! - 05/14/18 06:00 AM
According to NAR’s (National Association of Realtors) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year.
The percentage of first-time buyers who were single females rose to 17% (up from 16%), as the share of single men dropped from 11% to 8%. So, it would be true to say, women are gaining power as homebuyers and men are losing their desire to be homeowners.
The primary stated reason for buying a home amongst single females was the simple yet very powerful desire to own, and not rent … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: 4 Bd 3 Bath "Doll House" for sale in Buffalo $244,900 - 04/25/18 09:54 AM
404 2nd Street NE Buffalo, MN
(Lions Park out your front door!)

An absolute Doll House for sale right next to Lions Park! Every square inch of this home has been thoughtfully maintained and updated in truly tasteful and classic manor, recent 4 season addition brings the light pouring into the large 15X14 Dining area immediately off the patio. Gleaming REAL hardwood floors, custom paints and many craftsman features. Backyard boasts large gardening beds, and patio for summer grilling, gardening, or simply relaxing....

the strand group real estate: Selling your home? 9.5 Home "Prep" Tips for MAXIMUM "BUYER LOVE" - 04/03/18 12:28 PM
Cleaning and more cleaning and make sure your home smells clean! (Almost as important) Consider an initial "pre-list" professional cleaner coming in for your floors and carpets, as it sets the "condition" bar for your highest buyer interest. More econo: Wiping down all your walls, shelves, trim, doors, and cabinets with frequently refreshed warm water and a little vinegar is a classic and inexpensive technique. (You can even swish around a little bit of Lysol/Pine Sol in water in the toilet or a little lemon grinding in the garbage disposal before showings or Open Houses)  Remove clutter on the floors, even … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Kirk Cousins, now a MN Viking, and his effect on Real Estate? - 03/15/18 08:29 AM
Kirk with his wife, Julie and their son Cooper
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, (one example is a client liking the idea of a MN State Trooper being across the street from his young family) even if the house is not "all" what they really want... Even, the smell of a … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: PET ALLERGEN FREE HOA! in Vadnais Heights - 2Bd 2Bth only $130,000! - 03/02/18 09:03 AM

1002 Heritage Court, Vadnais Heights
(Approved for FHA, DVA, and MHFA Financing)
(HOA is $260 month and that includes Garbage, Recycling, Water and Sewer!)
WOW... What a Light Bright CUTIE! Main floor with Walk Out & no stairs! Master suite with private 3/4 bath and walk-in closet, recently updated forced air/gas furnace, main floor laundry (In unit), cul-de-sac patio overlooking court yard. VERY Nice and VERY Inexpensive! No Cats or Dogs allowed (Goldfish OK!)
Call Stieg Strand with RE/MAX Results for questions or private Showing! 

the strand group real estate: Conventional Program is STRONG alternative to FHA Mortgages! - 02/20/18 10:45 AM
Many prospective homebuyers are being hit with a few harsh realities. The first, finding a home that is affordable is hard, especially finding an older one that you might want to fix up and build equity into. The difficulty is compounded when you try to buy it with an FHA mortgage, which is a great program, but it does have certain "unflexible" components that dictate the physical condition of the home and it NEVER goes away!
(FHA Mortgage Insurance is paid at closing AND every month inside your payment, until you pay it off!)
Well, Fannie Mae has a mortgage product that a number … (1 comments)

the strand group real estate: Hennepin County Government Foreclosures available with FANNIE MAE - 09/06/17 02:12 PM

Homepath is the marketing arm and website for Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae exists to provide the financial resources and mortgage money capital to keep local banks and other lending institutions liquid with available cash to lend. Think of it this way, Fannie Mae is like a bank for a bank! From time to time these mortgage's are foreclosed on and the homes become for sale after the previous owner has had and missed the opportunity to "redeem" the property by paying off what was owed on the loan. When this happens, it is unfortunate, but now that home can be sold to another … (0 comments)

the strand group real estate: Surf Listings, Stalk Neighbors(home value), and Equity Check your home - 08/23/17 09:21 AM

Nestigator is a real-estate matching engine that will help you find the home and neighborhood that best compliments your lifestyle, taste and personality, so even with a billion homes on the planet, it's never been easier to find your "one in a billion".
On the Nestigator website you can search for available homes for sale, see what your Eden Prairie neighbors home is worth or even what they paid for it (you do it on Facebook, so do it on Nestigator too!), and importantly find out what your Eden Prairie home might be worth.

Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you (RE/MAX Results)

Stieg Strand

Always showing up and working hard for you

Eden Prairie, MN

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Address: 11200 West 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344

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