Elk River, MN Real Estate News

By Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home...
(Edina Realty)
On Saturday morning I headed out for my weekly listing route to check vacant properties and put up name riders. I was thinking about my job, why I love my job and how blessed I am to have the career that I do. Sometimes in the thick of 'it' I forget to be grateful, but I am. And I always will be. Anyways, I had my kiddos in the backseat and we were loud. Singing and playing and enjoying the life.  I was contemplating how hard it is to balance family, work, kid's school, work  and all of it into a tidy package. We pulled up to a stop sign and I looked up. And there he was. Big and majestic sitting on a tree branch.We sat forever at that corner where two country roads meet watching that mighty bird watching us. It was pretty sweet. It isn't the first time I have seen eagles in this area. ...
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By Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home...
(Edina Realty)
Click on the photo for more details and photos of this beautiful 1998 built split entry in the Country Crossings development in Elk River. With an awesome deck, beautiful oversized patio and landscaping and walkout lower level it is a great place for your family to land! Don't miss your opportunity on this 4 bedroom (3 on one level), 2 bath home with additional home office, family space with built ins, and open kitchen floor plan. Message or call for more details or your own private viewing.  
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By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
View Mandy Kruse's Market Videos Welcome to February 2015 Real Estate market update for Elk River, MN 55330. The active listings are down 13% from previous year and up 7% from previous month.  Median Listing price is $288,900 and the median sales price is $200,000. Compared to last year, the average days on market is down 16%  -- This means homes are selling faster this year than they were last year! The total number of homes sold decreased 4% year over year and increased 9% over last month. Have you been thinking of selling your Elk River home? Contact me for a free market analysis and tips to get the most money for your home -- mandykruse@kw.com.    To see homes for sale in Elk River go here.    If you want to check out what your neighbors home recently sold for in Elk River... Click ...
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By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
  This cozy home is situated on a 1.08 Acre corner lot in Elk River! Sellers have newly updated the home with new doors, blinds, windows, appliances, carpet, paint, resurfaced driveway, and more! The garage is newly expanded to a 3 car garage--insulated and heated. The deck off the dining room would be great for entertaining. The whole house has an up north feel to it due to the cedar accents and wood burning stove. The stove is an alternate heat source during the winter-- saving you money on your gas bill! The yard has mature trees, lots of wildlife and a storage shed. This home is move-in ready and hear HWY169 for easy commuting. Make your move easy with this home!    Elk River Homes For Sale   Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Hom...
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
Windsor Park Subdivision   Windsor Park Subdivision is another homeowners association located within Elk River.    One of the added attractions to the beautiful executive-style homes, there is a city park in the midst of the development which has a gazebo, lots of open space, a small playground set in among the trees and with a paved trail provides exercise and enjoyment for all including the surrounding Elk River area.    Admission to the Windsor Park, maintained by Elk River Parks Department, is free and donations to maintain it are definitely accepted and encouraged!    If this sounds like a neighborhood that you would enjoy living in, please feel free to contact me, Don Sabinske.  Sabinske & Associates Inc is your primary contact for homes in Elk River, and Windsor Park, in particul...
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By Myra Jensen, MN Luxury & Lake Homes - www.LuxHomesMN.com
(BRIX Real Estate)
Real estate market data for Elk River, MN  provided by Myra Jensen, The Jensen Team – Home Marketing Experts of Keller Williams Classic Realty NW Current Home Prices in Elk River MN  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Elk River but having a real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait  too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. To make sure you don’t overpay for your home, you’ll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the Elk River home on which you are making an offer. If you are interested in current inventory on the market in Elk River you can find that information by clicking on the link. High inventory will suggest that homes are sitting on the ma...
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By Julie Betzler, Holding your hand one home at a time
(Realty Group, Inc.)
 Elk River, Minnesota Community Information            Elk River, Minnesota is a community that has grown rapidly over the past 10-15 years, what was primarily once a rural community is now populated with many newer single family home and townhome developments and new schools.  The Elk River public school district is ISD #728 and encompasses Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman areas and is one of the largest districts in the state.   The city is nestled between two major arteries, I-169/Hwy 101 and Hwy 10 and is also bound by the Mississippi River, where the "old", but vital downtown lies and is considered an "arts & cultural" neighborhood. Downtown is situated along the Mississippi River boasting breath-taking views and an area for concerts, events and even weddings, to name a few....
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By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
This video is INFORMATIVE, and it has awesome information if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Elk River, MN! Check it out :)  Are you interested in looking at homes for sale in Elk River, MN? Click Here! Want to know what your home is worth? Click here!     
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By Mandy Kruse, ...It's All About You.
(Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW)
Trying to decide when to sell your home can be tricky! Here's a graph that starts in 2011 to the current date, showing the average sales prices of homes in Elk River, MN. Maybe it's time you think about finally selling your home!      Check out my website for more info! I would be happy to help you start the process.  MandyKruse.com  
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Trott Brook Farm Homes, Elk River Find homes for sale  Trott Brook Farm, Elk River Stop your search!  If you are looking for an amazing complex in Elk River, you have just found it.  Trott Brook Farm couldn’t be more conveniently located.  Sitting on the East side of Elk River, homes are close to WalMart and Northstar Commuter Train.  This community is across from Hillside City Park which encompasses over 7 miles of mountain bike trails.   Elk River is home to a growing art community as well.  Literally, everything you need to live is nearby. Trott Brook Farm Homes are Spacious Inside There are a variety of floorplans in Trott Brook Farm.  Majority of homes in the development are Two-Story and many built originally with unfinished basements.  The neighborhood has sidewalks and a commun...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Elk River Area Toastmasters Visitor Day       May 9, 2013  11:45 AM -  1:00 PM  Elk River Senior Activity Center                   413 Proctor Ave (the old Elk River library)    FREE LUNCH!!!   Do you feel uncomfortable speaking in public?   Do you want to be able to present your business more professionally?     Do you need to sharpen your leadership skills?    Come and find out how Toastmasters can provide an atmosphere that will provide you with encouragement and support to build your confidence!    For more information on Toastmasters visit:  elkriver.freetoasthost.biz or http://www.toastmasters.org                 “HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!”    For details call:  Chuck Carstensen (612) 290-3809
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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Home market trends in Elk River MN Real estate market data in Elk River MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Are home prices rising yet in Elk River MN 55330? Median sale price in Elk River MN Latest trends in Elk River MN The median list price in February for single family homes in Elk River is $199,950. The list prices dropped by -8.69% from the previous month. The price per square foot for listings in this area is $109. The median sale price in December for single family homes is $163,939. The sale prices dropped by -10.97% from the previous month. The price per square foot for sales in this area is $103. Elk Riverhomes for sale by Keller Williams Classic Under 100,000100,000 - 150,000150,000 - 200,000200,000 - 250,000 250,000 - 300,000300,000 - 400,000400,000 - 500,00...
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
SHIVER, ELK RIVER!  This is the third annual celebration of Shiver, Elk River.    There will be quite a number of local events set for Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Thanks to the Elk River Star News for the rundown of events.   •Get Ready to Jump: The central feature of Shiver Elk River is the Shiver Plunge at Lake Orono. Last year nearly 100 people participated in the plunge which helped to raise more than $13,000 for 18 different local nonprofits. Plungers pay a registration fee and collect donations for a nonprofit organization of their choice. New for 2013, plungers will receive a T-shirt, and 100 percent of the pledges raised will be forwarded to the nonprofit organization designated by the plunger. •Get Ready to Cook: Last year’s Shiver Elk River Chili Cook-off was held on the shor...
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
If you park on Elk River streets between 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., you WILL get a $30 parking ticket.    Because it snowed last Thursday, some people may still be unaware of the parking restrictions, which began on November 15 and will continue through April 15th, 2013. The restrictions are simple:  no vehicle may be left parked on a public roadway in the city of Elk River between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.   The purpose of this restriction is to allow for the safe and efficient overnight removal of snow and ice as well as other seasonal road maintenance work.   So unless you want to fork over some of your hard-earned cash to the court, remember to find off-street parking for your vehicle overnight.   Stay safe out there and remember to move the vehicle at night to a safe location off-street.  
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
Did you watch the Vikings beat Detroit on Sunday?  Were you at the game?  If you were at the game, you might become part of history.   The American Legion of Elk River and the Minnesota National Guard were on hand for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings win over Detroit to have the world’s biggest thank you card for the troops of Monticello’s 257th Military Police Company, stationed in Afghanistan. The card is 16 feet high and 48 feet long. The goal is to collect 257,000 signatures prior to these deployed troops coming home to be recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records.    Isn’t that something? 
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong and will be played indoors at Lions Park Center. The new Senior Citizen Coordinator, for the City of Elk River, Annette Bonin,  has that on tap for the seniors.  Bonin has been working with seniors for over 25 years.  And, she replaces Sue Kostanshek who recently retired on June 7th, 2012.  I wrote about Sue recently, too.     Annette Bonin . The activity center, at 312 Proctor Avenue,  is for people age 55 and older “but we don’t check IDs,” Bonin joked.  The other senior center at the Guardian Angels campus in Elk River has been turned into a wellness center. Bonin said they continue to offer programs in conjunction with Guardian Angels and work closely with the people there.  The activity center averages about 102 people a...
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
If you have ever been to the Elk River Library, you probably know Mick Stoffers.  She has been part of the Elk River Library for 27 years.  She is also the library’s branch manager.  October 31, 2012, has been proclaimed Mick Stoffers Day in Elk River by the City Council.  Mick is retiring, and the Council has given her a plaque for her service and this honor.  I hope she received some tribute from the library system as well.  She has given Elk River a continuity and pride in our library that other cities likely envy.  It will be a bit strange not to see her there anymore, but we all wish her a long and very happy retirement! Thanks, Mick!
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
Here is all the voter information for Elk River Minnesota.  And, I have included the precinct information in case you are new to your address!    I hope that you exercise your constitutional rights this November 6th, and, remember you vote, you can complain.  You don’t vote, we are not listening.   And, you must remember to bring along some kind of ID when you vote even if you vote in the same place year after year.  This year is the year when the Voter ID amendment will be voted on, too.     Voter Information You must vote in the precinct in which you live. Elk River has 8 polling locations which are listed on the ward map link below. Where Do I Vote? Key in your address to find out where you need to go to vote. Then at the bottom of this page, select the precinct you live it to view a...
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By Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.
(Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.)
The Elk River citizens have another chance to view and comment on the the proposed long-range plan for the greater downtown Elk River area on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 4–7 p.m., at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway.   To see the plan, called the Mississippi Connections Redevelopment Framework, go to www.ElkRiverMN.gov As I always say, if you don’t participate, you have no right to complain, just like voting which I hope you will also do in November!
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