Minneapolis & St. Paul Real Estate Blog ~ by Native Minnesotan Teri Eckholm

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2009 

Last fall, I shared wonderful warm photos White Bear Lake shoreline and the bridge that connects Manitou Island to the rest of the City of White Bear Lake. You can take the fall photo tour again by clicking HERE. Today with our weeks of subzero temperatures, the surface of the lake is frozen. It...
01/28/2009
The market of homes in Linwood, Minnesota took a hit in 2008. New listings were down. Closed Sales were down. And the average sales price was down. All significantly. The average sales price of a home dropped nearly 27%; from the around $250,000 to just over $185,000 compared to sales in 2007. T...
01/26/2009
The good news about Andover real estate in 2008 is that homes in Andover are selling once again. The statistic for closed sales shows the number of homes sold was up 16.6% in 2008 over the previous year. The bad news is that the average price has dropped significantly as well. An average sale in...
01/26/2009
In this changed market, many homeowners are choosing to stay in their current homes and remodel rather than make a move. But are you concerned that the investment might outweigh the value added to your home? If you are, you would have good reason. There isn't one remodeling investment that you wi...
01/25/2009
The Minneapolis Association of Realtors just posted their first video update of the year on YouTube yesterday. The January update on the Twin Cities real estate market discusses of the increased affordability index in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Housing affordability combined with amazing low ...
01/23/2009
Oscar Wilde's popular Victorian play has nothing to do with earnest funds but lends a fun intro to a very important topic when buying a home. To be earnest, you show eagerness, intent or seriousness. That definition alone should indicate the role of earnest money in a real estate transaction. Whe...
01/22/2009
The number of new listings in Circle Pines dropped significantly in 2008 compared to the previous year. In this small Anoka County community, just north of Shoreview, home sales were a bit slower with 7 homes fewer sold but this represents almost an 11% drop statistically. The average time on th...
01/22/2009
While the number of new listings, closed sales and average sales price for homes in Hugo, Minnesota dropped between 10-14% in 2008 compared to the previous year, the biggest change was in time on the market. In this northern Ramsey and Washington County community, just north of White Bear Lake, ...
01/22/2009
Home sales were pretty stable in White Bear Township, Minnesota in 2008 versus 2007. In this northern Ramsey County township has weathered 2008 much better than the neighboring City of White Bear Lake. Home sales dropped just 7.4% and the average sales price held at just over $265,000 down only ...
01/20/2009
Home sales took a bit of a hit in White Bear Lake, Minnesota as home less homes closed for less dollars in 2008 versus 2007. In this Northern Ramsey County city home sales dropped just over 14% but inventory levels should stay the same as there were just over 13% newly listed homes too. The aver...
01/20/2009
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