Lakeshore Foreclosures Available in Anoka, Ramsey or Washington County

Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858
In Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes…well 12,000 actually, there are bound to be one or two lakeshore owners who have had a tough time in this economic downturn right? I did a search today* for lakeshore homes that are currently bank-owned or listed as a foreclosure and found five current listings for lakehomes in either Anoka County, Ramsey County or Washington County. This number is down considerably from this time last year where there were nearly a half dozen bank-owned lakeshore properties in each of the three counties. Buyers wanting to snatch up a great deal need to act quickly.
Priced from $245,000 for a 1940 built home on Tanners Lake in Oakdale to $1,725,000 for 45 Acres that could be split into 23 lots; 10 with lakeshore on Forest Lake, there is a handful of lakeshore foreclosures to choose from. Looking for an opportunity on a full recreational lake? There is another home on Forest Lake listed for $274,900 with 3 bedrooms and 2000+ finished square feet. Or if you would prefer a home in Anoka County, there is an opportunity to buy lakeshore property on Centerville Lake in Lino Lakes. This 1970’s home is listed for just under $345,000.
For those who don’t mind a smaller lake there’s a great new listing on Goose Lake in White Bear. A home with 2700 finished square feet on almost an acre just listed for $279,900.
Note that this list does not include any homes currently in a short sale position or if the current homeowner did not list the home as in foreclosure. More opportunities will continue to come on to the market throughout Anoka. Ramsey and Washington Counties over the next few months.
And traditional sellers of lake homes have adjusted their pricing to compete with the distressed properties, so there are many affordable options for your piece of Minnesota shoreline.Many of these are not your average foreclosures but can be transformed from distressed to fabulous with a bit of elbow grease. As with any REO home some of these lakeshore foreclosures will need more work than others but with so much potential, maybe it is time to do more than just dream of living on a Minnesota lake!
Need to learn more about the size, depth and water quality of these lakes? Check out the links to the DNR site for each. Note: As Aspen is a small, man-made lake it is not listed in the Minnesota DNR Lake Finder.
*Search done using information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE of MINNESOTA, INC. on 2/27/2010.
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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give Teri , a call or visit her website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report She specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Teri, There are only FIVE lakefront homes in foreclosure?  I'm surprised with that little inventory they are not gone in a flash---I'll bet the prices are right!

Feb 27, 2010 01:13 PM #1
Lynda Eisenmann
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Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Teri,

I'm with Carole (above) on her comment. Seems to me this would be a window of opportunity for someone wanting to buy a lakefront home at this time. With today's interest rates and yesterday pricing it sounds ideal.

Feb 27, 2010 02:33 PM #2
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

It must be exciting to live in a place where you choose the size of lake and then go looking for the home.  That is a shortfall here in Northern Virginia

Feb 28, 2010 05:24 AM #3
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

We love lake property here in Minnesota.  Attractive prices of the current market brought opportunities that buyers should take advantage of NOW.

Mar 01, 2010 04:11 AM #4
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