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

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Like most other communities in the north east Twin Cities metro, White Bear Lake has seen more closed sales but at lower prices in 2009 compared to 2008. In this Northern Ramsey County city home sales dropped just over 16%; that's almost 30% over a two year period! Inventory levels are going dow...
  The sold signs are going up faster on homes in the community of Forest Lake Minnesota in 2009 compared to 2008 but the amount they are getting for the homes is significantly less than previously. The average sales price of a home was down nearly 28% this past year for this north Washington Coun...
This past year homes sold in higher numbers but at lower prices in Ham Lake, Minnesota a community synonymous with acreage properties. In this eastern Anoka County city home sales were up a whopping 36.8% in 2009. No doubt the first time home buyer credit got things moving after 2 years of lackl...
Closed sales are up once again in Andover in 2009. A 21% increase of closed sales shows that homes are selling again in this Anoka County suburb. However, the down side is that average price has dropped again by almost 11%. An average sale in Andover is just under $220,000 down by 8.7%. This is ...
The number of new listings continued to drop in Blaine, Minnesota through 2009 as did the average sales price. Blaine's high valued home market in prices $500,000 and up continues to be at a standstill but lender mediated foreclosure/short sale homes in the lower price points continue to sell an...
Home in need of an update but the current real estate market has you questioning what to spend on the investment? If this sounds like you, you are in very good company! Many people are itching for a change in environment but are opting to remodel rather than move. But what the “what ifs” start c...
Home buyers often set themselves up for a stressful situation: Too loose of criteria equaling too many homes to see. With foreclosures, short sales and traditional sellers with houses on the market, there are hundreds of homes on the proverbial real estate shelves! As a REALTOR® in the Twin Citi...
Just about everyone who grew up in the Twin Cities north metro is familiar with the White Bear Lake community. Whether your memories are of passing the iconic gigantic white bear statue at Polar Chev, swimming at Bellaire beach or setting sail across White Bear Lake, everyone seems to know the ar...
As we celebrate the beginning of 2010 many are asking, "How will I ever be able to afford a new home, new car or vacation?" I was taught by my grandmother, if you take care of the pennies, they will become dollars. The New Year is a perfect time to assess spending habits and make a few frugal res...
Blaine has continued to expand and develop by leaps and bounds in the north metro of the Twin Cities during the past few years. Just drive down Highway 65 and see the Main Street (125th) overpass as well as several others in different phases of construction and all of the new retail establishment...

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