Minneapolis Real Estate Blog

This time of year, if a seller has not sold their home, they will typically withdraw it from the market. Activity is often slower than normal between now and the first week of January. Many sellers also want a break from showings, the pressure of keeping their home clean, and feeling like they are always on.

But for the serious seller or buyer, deals still happen between now and early January. If you’re a seller who means business, know that buyers are out there through the holidays. If you’re a buyer on a mission, pound the pavement to find the most motivated sellers, and try to make a holiday miracle happen.

Tips for sellers

  • Get your price in line with the market. If your home has been on the market for months without any offers, chances are
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'Tis the Season: Holiday Buying & Selling Tips

This time of year, if a seller has not sold their home, they will typically withdraw it from the market. Activity is often slower than normal between now and the first week of January. Many sellers also want a break from showings, the pressure of keeping their home clean, and feeling like they are always on.

But for the serious seller or buyer, deals still happen between now and early January. If you’re a seller who means business, know that buyers are out there through the holidays. If you’re a buyer on a mission, pound the pavement to find the most motivated sellers, and try to make a holiday miracle happen.

Tips for sellers

  • Get your price in line with the market. If your
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Twin Cities housing market during September was the best in a decadehttp://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-housing-market-during-september-was-the-best-in-a-decade/332425652/

Posted by Mike Seebinger Realtor at DRG on Thursday, October 22, 2015

There were more buyers than sellers in many parts of the Twin Cities last month, boosting prices and closings in what’s been the best fall market in a decade. During September, there were 5,114 home sales with a median sale price of $222,000 in the 13-county metro area, according to data released Tuesday by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. That was a 12 percent increase in sales and a 8.3 percent increase in prices compared with last September. The market was strong all

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Restaurant, retailer planned for revamped Sex World buildinghttp://m.startribune.com/plans-rolled-out-for-revamped-sex-world-building/335329621/

Posted by Mike Seebinger Realtor at DRG on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Significant cosmetic changes are in store for the Sex World building in Minneapolis, with a new owner hoping to give the weary old structure — and the street corner it occupies — a new attitude. The developer-buyer, Minneapolis-based Falcon Ridge Partners, pulled back the curtain on its plans for the first time publicly Wednesday night at a North Loop Neighborhood Association committee meeting. The building sale includes both 125 and 121 Washington Av. N., better known as the site of Sex World and the now-closed

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Trader Joe's is a go for downtown Minneapolis locationhttp://m.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/334682271.html

Posted by Mike Seebinger Realtor at DRG on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nearly a decade after entering the Twin Cities market, Trader Joe’s again has plans for its first store in Minneapolis. The California-based grocer on Tuesday confirmed a long-standing rumor that it will join developer Sherman Associates on its new apartment and retail project, called the East End, at the intersection of Washington and Chicago avenues S. It’s the third chain grocery store to enter the downtown Minneapolis market, and the first to locate in the east half — a burgeoning area that includes the Mill District and Downtown East

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Pocket listings—also known as “whisper” and “coming soon” listings—have been popular for years among celebrities and the wealthy seeking to shield their privacy. But they increasingly are used by a broader segment as the housing market heats up and inventory remains tight.

The practice has its critics. Some agents say pocket listings are anticompetitive, preventing sellers from getting full market value. Proponents say such listings are useful if homeowners are looking for a quick sale and understand it might result in a lower price.

In this case, the owners’ agent walked four competing developers through the home one morning last summer. The developers planned to gut the five-bedroom home and turn it into a high-end condo building with several

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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. 

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.

The results of their latest survey

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2015.
  • The cumulative appreciation will be 18.1% by 2019.
  • That means the average annual appreciation will be 3.4% over the next 5 years.
  • Even the experts making up the most bearish quartile of the survey still are projecting a cumulative
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minneapolis-walk-scoreTwin Cities residents are fortunate enough to be living in one of the most walkable cities in the US. With its abundance of parkland, scenic lakefront walkways, and lively entertainment districts, there's no better way to explore our beautiful city than on foot.

Minneapolis is highly bikeable and has great access to public transit, making it easy to commute within the city. Residents needing access to a vehicle can also take advantage of a number of car shares like HOURCAR Hub, ZipCar, and RelayRides. 

As a result, many potential homebuyers in Minneapolis are seeking out these urban residences for their convenience and attracting everyone from professionals to young families. 

The 5 Most Walkable Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

According to

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minneapolis-condos-for-saleThe Twin Cities is well-known for its diverse neighborhoods and living options, and the Minneapolis condo market is no different. With so many options to choose from, Minneapolis condos for sale are the choice of first-time homebuyers, urbanites, and working professionals alike. Condos offer low-maintenance living, excellent resale value, and wonderful shared amenities which makes them an ideal investment for the right homebuyer.

In our Twin Cities Condo Guide, we list our favorite Minneapolis condos for sale based on your desired lifestyle.

Best Minneapolis Luxury Building: Phoenix on the River

Phoenix on the River condos tops the list of Minneapolis lofts, and for good reason. This high-end development features a prime riverfront location,

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