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Minneapolis North Loop

Itasca Lofts in The North Loop of Minneapolis 

When you enter this remarkable loft at 708 N 1st Street in the Historic and award-winning Itasca Building, you immediately notice the blend of natural light, dramatic timber, and brick. The unique architectural combination of modern design and historic elements creates an atmosphere that is both dramatic and intimate.

A True Minneapolis Loft 

Do you crave the urban lifestyle? Does exposed brick, wood floors, soaring ceilings, lots of light, views of the city, the romance of the Mississippi Riverfront, and the North Loop right outside your door make your heart beat faster? Then you might fall in love with this fabulous loft too. 

Location – The North Loop

The North Loop is known as the trendiest neighborhood in Minneapolis. It has excellent restaurants like the Spoon and Stable and Bachelor Farmer. Beautiful boutiques, hip bars, and Whole Foods. The Mississippi River outside your door with walking and biking trails. It's also a neighborhood steeped in historical significance.

Known as the warehouse district, the area just north of downtown Minneapolis was once a center of commerce for over 100 years. By the '60s and '70s, the neighborhood had fallen into decay. In the '80s, there was a renaissance when developers began to restore and rescue the old industrial warehouses, repurposing them into chic lofts and desirable retail space.  

The transformation continues, and the North Loop is the fastest growing neighborhood in the city. "Best Neighborhood" from Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and CityPages, 12th hippest neighborhood in America by Forbes,...

Look What We Found in Edina

Welcome to 7510 Cahill Rd.

If you are in the market for a condo, one of the things you probably ask yourself when you see one you like is, "Will I enjoy living here?" It's an excellent question to consider, which is why Joe Houghton suggested it might be a good use of time to tell you why this condo in a quiet corner of Edina is a special place to live.

I couldn't agree more. Because whether you buy a single-family home or a condo, the community that surrounds you is part of the package. So I'm going to talk about the Windwood community for starters.

5 Reasons Living at Windwood is Outstanding

  1. The surroundings are lovely. The grounds remind me of a well-manicured and serene urban park. After viewing the condo, feel free to take a stroll around the two inner courtyards and perimeter and experience it for yourself.
  2. It's quiet, serene, and peaceful.
  3. It's social. If you enjoy being active in the community and getting to know your neighbors, you will have many opportunities to do so. You can play bridge, dominos, mahjong, and bingo. You can lunch on the deck or participate in a community breakfast. Join the book club, enjoy water aerobics in the pool, or participate in chair yoga. If you want to get more involved, there are committees you can serve on.
  4. Amenities, amenities, amenities! Here is the list: Indoor and outdoor pool, fitness room, his & her saunas, whirlpool tub, tennis courts, community garden, craft and hobby room, reading room, game room, workshop, and a beautiful new party room for events and gatherings.  There is also a carwash with a vacuum in the underground garage. In addition, two guest suites are available to accommodate visiting family and friends.
  5. Windwood is very well maintained and clean. People are nice, supportive, and friendly. 

6 Reasons That Make This Condo Special (per the owner)

  1. I love the location on the inner courtyard....

6512 Tessman Terrace N Brooklyn Park MN

Just Listed 6512 Tessman Terrace N 

The Minnesota Property Group CEO Joe Houghton just listed this 2015 built rambler at 6512 Tessman Terrace in Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, and it will sell fast. View the 3 Dimensional and Interactive Virtual Tour in this post and call Joe to set up a private tour. 

This Brooklyn Park Rambler feels like new construction. 

Even though 6512 Tessman Terrace was built in 2015, it still feels brand new. The current owners had input in the building process and were forward-thinking in their design and structural selections. Dual-Zone heating is one convenience that is often overlooked when building new construction, and it is expensive to do but luxurious to have. The Kinetico water softener and reverse osmosis system is another significant upgrade that usually gets included in a brand home. 

More upgrades are not always included in new construction 

6512 Tessman Terrace has a multi-zone sprinkler system that also waters the flower beds, plants. The 700 square foot attached garage is insulated, plumbed for gas, and equipped with two high-end insulated garage doors and quiet belt drive garage door openers. The professional landscaping includes paving stones around the house and surrounding the 12x13 patio. The oversized windows have UV film. 

From the sellers 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS HOUSE What have you enjoyed most about this house? Our favorite is the pond and brushy area directly behind our lot. We see some wildlife nearly every day! I love that the laundry room is on the main floor, thus is no need to climb stairs at laundry time. The stairway with its landing and extra-wide size is another favorite. We like the flat front yard AND flat back yard in a walkout house. Everyone is friendly without being intrusive. We love all the bike paths nearby, especially the one to Coon Rapids Dam. Elm Creek Park has a great bike path, too. There is...

Outstanding Plymouth Home Has It All

This is how Top Plymouth Realtors Sell Homes

We found a treasure of a home in Plymouth, and we are excited to share it with you. This 2700 square foot residence sprawls lavishly along a circular drive, surrounded by enchanting gardens of flowering perennials, shrubs, and trees.

This home has been meticulous and lovingly maintained by the current owners since 1973. It's easy to see why they moved in and never wanted to leave. This property has so much to offer regarding lifestyle, comfort, and location. Let us tell you some of the features we love about this home.

Outstanding Location

Plymouth, MN, has been on America's Best Places to Live list on three occasions and once including winning the #1 spot in 2008. With an outstanding location 12 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis, extensive parks and trails, several bodies of water for recreation, convenient shopping and entertainment, excellent public and private school options, it is not surprising that it is one of the sought-after western suburbs.

Right around the corner from this home, you will find a wide variety of shopping and dining options. The expressway is 2.5 minutes away, which opens the entire metro access. Medicine Lake is a 10-minute drive to the west, and downtown Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka are 10 minutes to the south. Did we mention that your kiddos would be attending Wayzata Schools? Now we did!'

Great Curb Appeal

So much about this home is impressive and unique. Note the mansard roof and the architectural shingles (replaced 2017), one of the design details I love about this house. The white brick entrance steps were added last year. Striking red double front doors and two lion sculptures greet you as you enter the home.

Outstanding Floor Plan

We love the layout of this home which lends itself seamlessly to the outdoors. The large windows soak every room with sunlight and provide views of the groomed expanses of...

375 Ferndale Rd N, Orono, MN

375 Ferndale Road N, Orono MN

If you search for a great family home in the western suburbs, you may fall in love with our newest listing in Orono. This 2,783 square foot walkout rambler is spacious and stylish and offers charm, comfort, and modern functionality.

The current owners meticulously and lovingly maintain this beautiful home. The updates and improvements they make will impress you. Since we feel pictures tell the story of a home best, let’s begin our mini-tour and point out some of the features that we love about this home.  

Outstanding Location

Orono has the charm of a small town while offering excellent access to the Minneapolis urban scene, with downtown accessible by a 16-mile drive on the expressway. Four-season recreational options abound since this community sits in the Three Rivers Park district, and bonus points for this home are adjacent to the Luce Line Trail.

What else? Shopping options are plentiful in all directions, and you never have to drive very far for a grocery run or dining out. Downtown Wayzata and the Beach are a short walk which is the icing on the cake! Another essential plus, this residence is located in the award-winning coveted Wayzata School District.

Main Level Features of 375 Ferndale Rd N, Orono, MN

The family room impresses. We love the abundance of windows that not only soaks the room in sunlight but afford a view of the beautifully landscaped backyard and...

Minnetonka Real Estate Agent Marketing

Minnetonka Real Estate Agent Marketing 

Do you dream of a home that is a peaceful suburban oasis yet near a vibrant urban center? You can have it all when you purchase this outstanding 4000 square foot two-story Minnetonka home nestled into idyllic landscaped surroundings.

This elegant, graceful residence features spacious living areas soaked in sunlight. The flow of indoor and outdoor spaces is seamless and ideally suited to entertaining friends and family. The resort-style backyard with an inground pool is fenced-in for privacy. 

A Minnetonka Home for All Seasons

During the summer, enjoy the backyard sanctuary and luxury of your heated pool. Relax on one of two decks and enjoy dining al fresco.

In the evening or the high heat of the day, relax on the screened-in porch. When fall descends on Minnetonka and the nights turn chilly, sit around the fire pit with a glass of vino or your favorite local brew.

When winter arrives, enjoy the luxury of lighting up one or all of the three fireplaces. Choose your favorite spot for a quiet evening with a book and a cup of herbal tea or conversation with family and friends.

A dramatic front entrance raises expectations for what lies beyond the front door. It makes a memorable first impression, reminiscent of a country home in the south of France. Professional landscaping, a paved front patio, crisp white columns,...

Elegance, Lifestyle and Lake Views in Shorewood

Luxury Home on Lake Minnetonka

Sitting majestically on the shore of Lake Minnetonka in Shorewood is one of the area’s most breath-taking homes. It’s so grand; you might expect to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk into the grand foyer for an evening of cocktails and dinner. It’s a home that would feel comfortable with heads of state, titans of business and industry, and world-renowned celebrities of every genre.

This property fit for royalty is a commanding presence on the lakefront. Its floorplan and design take full advantage of the views, which are magnificent and available from every room in the home on all three levels except two of the upstairs bedrooms which look out on wooded views to the side and front. 

One of a Kind Lake Minnetonka Luxury Home

The story of this home is one of grace and beauty. All materials were carefully chosen to reflect the signature style of this residence. Customization was predominant, and no detail was considered unimportant. The result is a marriage of classic elegance and sumptuous luxury which makes it impossible to resist the charm of this home.

Some the highlights to make a note of include, inlaid hardwood floors, tray, coffered, vaulted and wood ceilings, mantle and grillwork on the fireplaces, customized millwork, wainscoting, Italian marbles, Brazilian granite, professional appliances, custom imported light fixtures, architectural details, and specialty built-ins throughout the home. Woods used throughout include African rosewood, mahogany, walnut, maple, and birch. 

Luxurious Real Estate in Shorewood MN

A paved stone circular drive brings us to the main entrance and the second level of the home where a vast expanse of windows provide panoramic views of Lake Minnetonka from every room. The family room fireplace, one of three, is another focal point. With a carved mantle and wrought iron doors, it competes successfully with the view for attention.This...

Look What We Found in Edina

Mid Century Modern Homes in Edina MN

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  Tucked away in a lovely neighborhood of Edina we fund a delightful mid-century rambler. This fabulous tastefully updated family home has all the amenities on today’s family wish list.

You cannot beat this location. Edina is one of the most desirable 1st tier suburbs of Minneapolis. The new owners will appreciate the easy access to both Highway 100 and 35 and the Crosstown. Surrounded by parks, lakes, shopping, fun, and food with a 15-minute commute to downtown Minneapolis, what more could you ask for? Great Schools? You have that too. Edina has a nationally recognized school system which has been a magnet for families with kids over the years.

Why Buy a Mid Century Modern Home in Edina Mn

Most home buyers today want an open floor plan. This home has it in spades. The family room incorporates the dining area and flows directly into the kitchen. Note the abundance of windows to draw in the natural light and the beautiful hardwood floors. Neutral white walls make everything look so fresh and new. You know you will love that fireplace when the Minnesota winter arrives. Here it is. New. White cabinets. Lots of them. Subway tile. Butcher block counters. Professional grade stainless appliances. Wood floor. If you love cooking you will be in heaven. If you don’t enjoy cooking, you may find inspiration in this beautiful kitchen.

One bath is on the main level of the home and the other in the finished lower level. Both have been completely modernized. Note the beautiful patterned tile floor in the main level bath. It’s all here. The 4th bedroom, a family room with another fireplace, a home office and a full bathroom. Perfect for the family teenager of visiting family and friends. At the rear of the home is an enclosed porch that looks out over the lovely expanse of yard. It has the feel of a Northwoods cabin. The built-in...

Plymouth MN Home Searching for New Family

How Experienced Plymouth Realtor Marketed and Sold This Home

If you are on a search for a home in the award winning Wayzata School District we’ve got you covered. This stylish tri-level home is open and bright and offers warmth, charm, and comfort coupled with modern functionality. All the features and amenities on most buyers’ wish list are present in this well-appointed home, and you will love the improvements and updates that have recently been done by the current owners.

Four bedrooms and three baths on three levels of beautiful living space offer your family lots to enjoy.  Its excellent location is convenient to highways, shopping, parks, and recreation. Located in the sought after neighborhood of Mapledell, this outstanding home is right off the Maple Creek Trail and Park. Did we mention your kiddos would attend Wayzata schools? Well, it’s worth repeating!

Plymouth Real Estate Agents Will Love this House

  1. Open, bright and airy floor plan, perfect for everyday family living converts seamlessly to an excellent venue for entertaining larger groups.  Lots of windows let in the light 
  2. Family room offers a gas fireplace. Imagine relaxing in front of the fire with a good book in your hands, and the family cat or dog stretched out in front of the hearth. 
  3. The open kitchen was recently updated and features lots of rich wood cabinets, granite...

We Found a Hidden Treasure in Minnetonka

How Top Minnetonka Agent Sold this Single Family Home

If you are looking for a great family home in a sought after community with excellent schools we have the perfect choice for you. Consider this gracious and elegant three bedrooms three bath residence in Minnetonka. With 2376 square feet of living space this traditionally styled two story home not only fits the needs of a family but is also the perfect setting for entertaining.Prepare to be inspired by classic style with undertones of warmth and contemporary elegance. From your first glimpse, it is obvious this home is meticulous. We are very impressed, and you will be too! 

Outstanding Location

Sitting on a private and wooded hilltop at the dead end of a private road is one of the many features that make this stately home an exceptional choice for your family. However, don’t let this quiet and secluded spot give you the impression of isolation. This home is convenient to the highway, shopping, restaurants, and recreation. Did we mention your new address is also in the award-winning Wayzata School District? 

Outstanding Design and Floor Plan

You will enjoy the generously sized rooms on the main level. The excellent flow makes this home a grand venue for entertaining as well as everyday family activities. The center staircase competes with the white and black tile floor for attention in the foyer. Together the look is stunning.  A beautiful fireplace serves as the focal point for the living room. To the right of the foyer, we find the family room. WIth wainscoting and crown molding, this room would adapt perfectly to the farmhouse style that has become a favorite trend. The warmth of natural hardwood floors completes the look. On the other side of the house, there is an elegant living room which also features crown molding....

Family Wanted for West Bloomington Rambler

8917 Morris Road Bloomington/ Minnesota Property Grouop

How the Best Bloomington Realtors Market Real Estate

Located in an established neighborhood in desirable west Bloomington, this property would make an exceptional family residence for a first-time buyer or move up situation. It would also be an excellent option for the empty nester.  This home is meticulous, and we think the fussiest buyer will agree. When you see the tasteful updates, expect to be impressed. The fresh décor is right on point. Let’s take a closer look.

8917 Morris Road Bloomington/ Minnesota Property Grouop

At the rear of the home are my absolute favorite areas, the kitchen and dining space. The kitchen is bright, open and extremely well designed to make the best use of space. There are ample cabinets and countertops. Two windows let in plenty of light and make the kitchen bright and cheerful. The classic cherry cabinets add just the perfect touch of warmth. And did I mention the stainless steel appliances? Now I did!

8917 Morris Road Bloomington/ Minnesota Property Grouop...

Outstanding Home in Exceptional Plymouth, MN

2940 Urbandale Ave N, Plymouth Minnesota 55447

Offered at $499,900 Now Sold

If you are looking for your next home in or around Plymouth, please consider this traditionally styled residence in the desirable Greentree Forest neighborhood. This 3504 square foot residence features four bedrooms and baths, oozes charm and cozy warmth. From the first glimpse, it is obvious this home is meticulously and lovingly maintained. When you learn of the numerous improvements and updates made by the current owners, you’ll be sure your eyes didn’t deceive you.

So what exactly do we like so much about this outstanding family home?  Lots!  Please join us on our mini-tour as we check off all the great attributes of our favorite new listing.

Easy Peasy Commute and Great Metro Access

If location is important to you, check that one off the list. With convenient access to both 494 and 55, you enjoy great Metro connectivity. For work or play, you are 20 minutes to downtown. Taking a trip? Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 30 minutes from home. Do you prefer Metro Transit? The nearest bus stop is a one-half mile away.

Shop, eat and play options also abound. Shop till you drop at Ridgedale Mall which is a 10-minute drive. Nearby Wayzata boasts excellent local shopping with a thriving retail center featuring dozens of high-quality retail shops featuring fashions, art, and antiques. You’ll find great dining options here as well. From casual family dining to an elegant and romantic dinner for two, you will find an eclectic assortment of restaurants, some offering picturesque lakefront views.

Nationally Recognized School System – Check

Who doesn’t want their kids to receive an excellent education?  This fantastic family home is in the Wayzata School District. Take a look at the diversity of programs and opportunity your children will be exposed to while attending these public schools. Also, Wayzata...

A Dream of a Home in West Bloomington

The Minnesota Property Group Listed and Sold this West Bloomington House

When we think of the Minneapolis metro suburbs that have it all, West Bloomington is at the top of the list. That’s why we are excited about Joe’s new listing in the desirable South Bay neighborhood. This delightful two-story home offers your family 4130 square feet of luxury on three levels of living space.

Five bedrooms mean everyone has their own private room plus accommodation for visiting family and friends. Four bathrooms mean never having to say you’re sorry for that long luxurious shower. Several distinct gathering areas indicate everyone can do their own thing or have lots of room for entertaining friends and neighbors.

With so many outstanding features to talk about in this elegant home, it is difficult to know where to begin. Here are a few of our favorites.

Superior Location in Bloomington

This home nestles seamlessly into the surrounding landscape in a neighborhood of comparable properties. Although secluded and private, it is by no means off the beaten path or isolated.  Perched just outside the Hyland Lake Reserve and hugging the shores of Bush Lake’s south bay puts miles of trails for walking and biking at your doorstep. Pedal to Bush Lake Beach and enjoy a swim. The winter enthusiasts will be happy to note that the Hyland Hills Ski Area is just minutes from home.

The location accolades do not stop here. You are minutes from highway 169 which, connecting with 494 and highways 100 or 35 will lay the entire metro at your feet. An abundance of shopping, dining, and recreation are available to the west in Eden Prairie or to the east in the France Avenue shopping district of Bloomington and Edina.

Open, Light and Bright Main Level

Let’s take a peek inside.

The main level of this home...

Magical Wayzata MN Homes

Top Wayzata Realtor Sold this Magical Wayzata MN House

Tucked away on an idyllic wooded lot in a cozy corner of Wayzata is our newest listing. If you are looking for a great family home that is close to all the city has to offer yet located in a community with a small town feel and a nationally recognized school system we have the perfect choice for you. Consider this gracious and elegant 5 bedroom 3 bath residence. This outstanding home offers 2360 square feet of living space with keynotes of elegant simplicity and peaceful serenity creating its signature ambiance.

Wayzata MN Homes Like This Sell Quickly. 

Prepare to be enchanted by classic style executed with undertones of warmth and elegance. From the first glimpse, it is obvious this home has been meticulously and lovingly maintained. The décor is neutral and contemporary, and the perfect marriage of yesterday and today, traditional and modern. This home, in a highly desirable Wayzata neighborhood, sits on a half-acre lot that features natural beauty enhanced by professional landscaping. The setting, in a word, is magical.

What We Love About This Outstanding Wayzata Home.

  • An abundance of windows to let in lots of light. The wooded surroundings enable you to let all the sunlight in without sacrificing privacy. You can follow the path of the sun from room to room.
  • The floorplan allows each room to blend seamlessly into the next. The white millwork, the architectural details, the neutral gray that hugs the walls, and the beautiful hardwood floors are the perfect backdrop for your home furnishings, whether your style is traditional, contemporary or eclectic.
  • The main level offers two family spaces, one slightly more formal at the front of the home and one more casual in the rear. From both the front and back of the home, the abundance of glass welcomes the views of the outdoors inside underscoring how seamlessly...

How Do I Sell My Home

How Do I Sell My Home

The best real estate agents know how to market real estate. Here is an example of a blog post that helped us sell a listing we had in the Sanctuary of Minnetonka. We removed the photos, the address, the 3D virtual showing and the video of this home at the request of the new owners.

The Blog Post that helped us sell this Minnetonka Town House

Once upon a time in a cozy little nook in Minnetonka, there was a truly enchanting community of townhomes called The Sanctuary.  This is not a fairy tale but you will definitely be enchanted by the magic of this 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 2811 square foot residence. Keynotes of spacious elegance, gracious warmth, and peaceful serenity create the signature ambiance of this unique home, a theme that is evident both inside and out of doors. As I approached the main entrance, I felt vibes of Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie design in the light fixtures and the door and this was a theme that continued inside the home, but quietly noted in characteristic trademarks like sconces, black wrought iron, rich natural woods, architectural niches and an open flowing floorplan. It is striking how comfortably it fits into its surroundings and that it was designed and situated to take advantage of the available light and space thanks to carefully planned window placement, vaulted ceilings, and lighting. The use of upscale and tasteful materials and the meticulous attention to detail and customization make this home extraordinary. 

The uniqueness of this residence is striking, but as I walked from space to space I also couldn’t help but notice that although this home was touched by elegance in every corner, it also managed...

How we Sold this Maple Grove Home

This Maple Grove Home Will be Sold Quickly

This chic contemporary home is light, bright and airy and brings to mind casual elegance. Coupled with the open floor plan is an abundance of warmth and charm, which promises years of comfort and enjoyment for the family who will live here. With 2013 square feet, three bedrooms and three baths on two levels of living space, this stylish home has most of the amenities you would expect to find in this price range, plus a couple of lovely surprises!

The home is well situated on a corner lot in the desirable Shadow Creek neighborhood of Maple Grove. Close to shopping, convenient to highways, and surrounded by lakes and recreation you will love the lifestyle available in this outstanding location. Did I mention great schools and a 30-minute commute to downtown Minneapolis? 

Let’s take a closer look as I show you the 7 characteristics I love about this house and I think you will too.

The Kitchen - Spacious and Open

Great layout with lots of cabinet space for all your appliances and cookware. I love the openness and space and that skylight lets in so much light!  You are going to cook up some memorable meals in this Kitchen.

The Living Room - Casual Elegance

Again love the light that streams into this home. That bay of windows is so elegant and the perfect spot for a window bench. The fireplace adds a touch of coziness to the room and will be the perfect warm spot for relaxing with a book on a cold winter evening.

The Master Bedroom - For A Welcome Respite

The perfect adult retreat!  The colors are so restful and the windows on both sides of the room let in so much light. The private master bath has a tub where you can soak...