Minneapolis & St. Paul Real Estate Blog ~ by Native Minnesotan Teri Eckholm

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There's an often used saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". With vintage antique advertising this is especially true. The owner has this rusty old metal sign advertising 7up proudly displayed on the side of his St. Paul home. Others might consider it too rustic for display anywhere! An...
Though this morning started out below zero, next week's forecast says SPRING! Yup, the weather men and women are predicting temperatures in the forty's and maybe even 50's! Green grass and budding flowers will not be far behind. Every spring seems to bring some new critter to our Ham Lake backyar...
The real estate market continues to show a strong improvement in Blaine, Minnesota. There is a significant increase in new listings and average price of a home sold in 2014 over 2013. Almost all of Blaine’s lender mediated foreclosure/short sale homes have worked their way through the system and...
      We are currently being blessed (or cursed if you are a snow-lover) with a wimpy winter by Minnesota standards. The early season abundance of snow...way back in November has now dwindled to a pretty low amount of snow cover. This means most roofs are not sporting 3 foot icicles and home dama...
A home buyer should impressed by the cleanliness of your home from the moment they step over the threshold.  PERIOD!   While the first step in home staging is decluttering, the second is to be cleaning. Not just “surface clean” either.   A seller must DEEP clean the home!  Potential home buyers w...
        The housing market in Hugo, Minnesota has remained steady. This north metro Washington County just outside of White Bear Lake saw a drop in new listings and closed sales in 2014 but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a demand for homes. Housing inventory could the reason the average sales pri...
        The housing market in Forest Lake has continued to stabilize and become stronger than in the past few years. New listings were down slightly which is similar to many communities. There just is a lack of inventory across the board which is one of the reasons for the significant decline in ...
      The historic and popular community of White Bear Lake, Minnesota saw bit of a decrease in the amount of new homes listed on the market in 2014 compared to 2013 and closed sales were down by a dramatic 15%. In this northern Ramsey County city, the real estate demand is high and the market st...
January is the time of year that I play catch-up. I catch up on all the paperwork for my taxes. I catch up on all the miscellaneous stuff around the house that was put aside over the holidays. You get the idea. One such task was to ask several recent clients for feedback on my service. Sometimes ...
The housing market has made a significant turnaround in the community of Maplewood, MN in the past few years. Similar to other communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, this Ramsey County city has real estate sales statistics showing a rebound. New Listings were down and closed sales were d...

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