Minneapolis-St. Paul Real Estate Big Picture
The Spring Housing Market is in play. Prices are on the rise as inventory levels continue to decline. Hopeful buyers in the lower price range are jumping on desirable properties hoping their offers rise to the top of the heap.
Months supply of inventory is improving in the mid-price housing range. We see steady sales activity in the higher price ranges while in the lower tiers buyers are still finding that landing a deal on a home to be a challenge especially for desirable homes in sought after locations.
What’s Up and What’s Down
Compare new listings to April of last year; we see an increase across the 16 county Twin Cities region of 4.5%. Closed sales were down 6.9% while the median sale price rose 5.2%. Pending sales were also down 1.1% and inventory levels 1.2% lower.
April weather was wintery at times, which discouraged buyer traffic and slowed sales. This trend was seen across Minneapolis as well as other parts of the nation. Higher prices, less affordability, and low inventory combined forces to dampen sales.
Let’s Dig a Little Deeper into the Housing Stats
Mpls Real Estate Agents Top Neighborhood
There is park along the Mississippi teeming with hawks and bald eagles. If you spend any time here, you notice the character of the river changes daily. A vibrant neighborhood is right out the front door, and it’s a short walk to Target Field, the Guthrie Theater, and downtown Minneapolis.
Whole Foods, the dry cleaner, the local liquor store, and the Minneapolis Farmers Market are part of your neighborhood shopping experience. Boutiques and brewpubs are liberally sprinkled around the city streets beg you to explore and savor. In the evening, catch a movie at St. Anthony Main, followed by dinner and fresh gelato at the Wilde Café. This is the North Loop.
The North Loop is Minneapolis’s Hippest Neighborhood
The North Loop is about converted warehouse lofts, (it’s also called the Warehouse District) 5-star restaurants, hip bars, and gay nightspots. You’ll find great design shops where you can buy indie fashions. The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is the place for local produce and products. You can catch a Twins game at Target Field.
Trendy, innovative, cool, vibrant, and hip are all words you can use to describe the North Loop. In keeping with what was old is new again, it is also one of the oldest areas of the city, with its roots in the industry made up of a railroad yard, factories, and warehouses. The Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District is listed on the National...
375 Ferndale Road N, Orono MN
If you are in search of an outstanding 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 made 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.
Top Realtors Guide to Organizing Your Day
One major factor that contributes to success is organizational skills. This post is dedicated to those who feel like time slips through their fingers like quicksilver and days often spin out of control. I was that person too until I made the discovery that usually, there are simple solutions to what might only seem like a complex problem.
It can be surprising to discover that establishing a daily routine can work miracles. Preparing for the day ahead imparts feelings of empowerment and control. Being organized will do that for you.
So if the idea of
- not wasting time looking for your keys every morning,
- arriving places on time
- adding more productive time to your day
- reducing stress
appeals to you check out my 10 tips to better organize your day.
1. Set Up a Command Center
A command center is a place where you can put your keys, phone, tablet, glasses, purse, out-going mail or anything you take with you at the start of the day. It should be near the door you routinely use to enter and exit your home. Even a small shelf on the wall or a bench can serve as a landing area.
2. Establish Your Routine With Other Family Members
If you drive the kiddos to...