Explore Waconia, MN

By Marta Beckett
(Marta Beckett Homes)
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As a Realtor, I love to interview new companies the western metro area of Minneapolis to learn about the community and its people.     The Caim Center, in Waconia MN, is a one of a kind place for you to explore-expand and empower yourself1  There may be centers such as this on the east or west co...

By Marta Beckett
(Marta Beckett Homes)
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http://www.martabecketthomes.blogspot.com Check out my blog for more information on the Waconia Community Garage sale on April 26th and April 27th!   It is April 10th, an inch of snow on the ground and we are expecting 4-6 inches in the next few days!   Depressingly I have heard we have had only ...

By Marta Beckett
(Marta Beckett Homes)
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  Counties throughout the country have created beautiful tours through farmlands ~ bringing people back to rural areas and for some discovering the rural areas for the first time.  With our lives centered around a faster paced lifestyle, supermarket conveniences and technology moving faster than ...

By Marta Beckett
(Marta Beckett Homes)
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There is quite a bit of behind the scenes activity during a big event like the Governor's Fishing Opener.   You don’t think about all the people volunteering their time and talents to help out in an event because everything runs so smoothly.  Such was the case at the Governor's Fishing Opener in...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The home values for Waconia, Cologne, St. Boni and Norwood Young America for the month of October are now ready to view. The more information you have, the more comfortable you will feel about making the best decision. For the most detailed appraisal of your home's current value, please contact m...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The current US housing market and national financial crisis have caused untold stress and heartache for many American families.  The options for foreclosure are many however.   Reinstatement: A reinstatement is the simplest solution for a foreclosure, however it is often the most difficult. The ...
The number of homes for sale remains about the same as last month however new listings has dramatically increased from 135 last month to 202 in June.  There are fewer pending properties now at 103 compared to last month's 127.  The average list price and sale price doesn't show a significant chan...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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This is a great week to be in Waconia! Bands, Blues, BBQ & Bargains this Saturday, June 19th from noon-5pm in City Square ParkLive Blues: Noon-2 Everett Smith, 2-5 Traveled Ground in City Square ParkMarching Bands: 6 PM 12th Lake Waconia Band Festival Bargains: All Day Long!  Look for blue balloo...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The Waconia Fire Department is currently comprised of 35 volunteer/paid on call members. In 2009 the department was paged a total of 345 times however 57 of these pages were cancelled and didn't need the fire department after all. So a total of 288 visits were made. The majority of these visits, ...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The 6th Annual Sister Saturday in Waconia is May 15th from 9am to 5pm.  This is a day where the ladies get together and shop, enjoying special discounts at select retailers around Waconia. Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends can enjoy shopping and dining for the entire day.  One hundred goody ba...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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Listing inventories are on the rise, as are prices.  However days on the market is declining.  Buyers and sellers are working in overdrive before the tax credit ends at the end of this month. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors,  there were 2,527 new listings the week of Apr...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community. Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate. Understanding local conditions in Waconia is important when it comes to buying and selling real estate, but the neighborhood you choose can have a dr...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The home owners tax credit that was extended into 2010 will be ending soon so if you are considering purchasing a home, keep this in mind.  A valid purchase contract needs to be signed by April 30, 2010 to qualify for the credit.  Most Waconia buyers will need to finance their home, so I've prov...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors recently released their Residential Real Estate Activity Report.  The information below is taken from this and reflects information for 2009. Last year, mortgage rates continued to decline and  housing prices remained soft.  Sales were also higher in t...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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It's nice to know if home prices are going up or down in the nation, but most people want to know what is happening in their own back yard. Real estate is local and home owners want to know the value of their own home.  I have gathered statistics provided by the Northstar MLS.  The information is...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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When searching for a Waconia home to buy it is important you also take note of what the community has to offer.  Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This i...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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How would you like to live at the end of this blue arrow, waking up every morning to the view of a magnificent 3,000 acre lake.  If you lived at 1240 Waconia Parkway North, you could.  The natural beauty of Lake Waconia is a constant source of joy and inspiration.  It is the second largest lake i...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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The dinner will be held at the Waconia Event Center this Saturday, February 6th, 2010 from 4-7:30.  The evening will start with hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m. Dinner ends at 7:30 p.m.  There will be great door prizes and raffles.  Prizes include trips as well as sixteen different guns.  A silent auctio...
Forbes.com gave the 10 best metro areas to go from renting to buying.  As most people know, the first time homeowners tax credit is still available and interest rates are at historically low levels.  However, Forbes states some cities stand out more than others as places to purchase your home now...

By Jeff Schulz
(ReMax Action West)
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Activity is picking up with more new listings and more recent sales in the entire Twin Cities area.  According to the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INC for the week ending January 16 there were 571 signed purchase agreements, up 4.0 percent from a year ago.  New listings were 8....

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