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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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Things To Do In Minneapolis, MN in 2014

mill-city-farmers-marketLooking for things to do in Minneapolis other than the Minneapolis State Fair? Did you know that the Twin Cities hosts a number of premier events and festivals every year?

There's plenty to celebrate in Minneapolis, and some of the best events in Minnesota are happening right in our own backyard! From the MSP International Film Festival to the bustling Mill City Farmers Market, we list a few of our favorite must-see Minneapolis events and festivals in 2014.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

August 16th through September 28th, 2014, 9:00am-7:00pm
12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee, MN
Event website

Step back in time to 16th Century Europe at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Take a drive outside of the Twin…

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