Eden Prairie, MN Real Estate News

By Eric Helmers, Your Trusted Real Estate Source
(Realty Group, Inc.)
Looking for real estate for sale in Eden Prairie?  Many people are and it is reflected in the September housing numbers.  Homes for sale in Eden Prairie are moving quick and the average sale price continues to increase. Inventory levels remain low and new listings are being gobbled up as soon as they come to market.  This is great news for sellers in Eden Prairie looking to see what their Eden Prairie home values are.  It's also not bad news for buyers and the seasonal slow down is starting to be reflected and with continued low rates, it's a great time to sneak into a home before the spring rush and potentially higher interest rates happen.     Foreclosures for Sale in Eden Prairie | New Listings for Sale in Eden Prairie Short Sales for Sale in Eden Prairie | Town Homes for Sale in Ede...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Looking for a home in one of CNN Money Magazine's"Best Places to Live"?Check out this magnificent home in Eden Praire! Eden Prairie Open House Sunday 1pm to 3pm 14920 Ironwood Ct, Eden Prairie, Mn. 55346  Front view of 14920 Woodland Ct, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 This magnificent 2 story home has everything! Open floor plan with 3 bedrooms on the same level, 4 bathrooms, 4 car attached garage, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, main floor laundry, hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors, new carpet, updated private master bathroom, whirlpool tub, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, large deck, fenced back yard, deck, and porch.  Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Family Room with wood burning fireplaceLarge bathrooms. Master suite with private master ba...
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By Cindy Montgomery, Live a well-designed life
(National Interior Designer, Owner of Stage by Design, LLC For those who want a model atmosphere everyday!)
Some will say that creating an impact with food is not their style and would rather buy it than make it. For me, cooking and creating is part of my make-up plan. I especially like to cook with you (my guest) in mind. Whether it is for a large crowd or intimate gathering, I have some ideas that may make you rethink how easy it is to entertain with style. The first thing I do after the event and date has been set is work on a guest list and send invites out. Next priority is a menu. Will there be a theme? Such as cultural cooking with a mixture of flavors (Italian, Mexican, French, Asian, American or a fusion of all). Several ideas to this menu will be deciding how you will display the food. Will it be a sit-down casual dinner, a full buffet line, a casual setting of food all around the e...
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By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
May is National Deck Safety Month, so I'm going to start off this month by writing about the most common cause of deck collapses - improper attachment to a building.  Most decks are supported on one side by the building, and on the opposite side by the earth.  The photo below shows a deck collapse that happened here in Minnesota, and this is exactly how most decks collapse.  The cause of collapse is quite obvious - it wasn't attached properly. Is your deck properly attached to the building?  It's not always possible to know for sure, but today I'll discuss a few different ways of attaching a deck to a building.  The piece of wood that connects a deck to a building is called the ledger, or ledger board.  I'll be using this term repeatedly. Lag Screws Traditionally, lag screws have been t...
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, refinance activity increased 13.5 percent last week and pushed the refinance share of all mortgage activity up to 75.2 percent. The spike in refinance activity helped the Market Composite Index, which measures total mortgage application volume, climb 6.9 percent from the week before despite a 11.2 percent drop in the Purchase Index. Jay Brinkmann, MBA’s chief economist, said a drop in rates last week led to the boom in refinance applications. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances fell to 4.05 percent from 4.10 percent the week before. The drop in rates tied a survey low reached in early February. Also in the report, the average loan size of all loans fo...
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By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
Are you underwater on your mortgage? Is your loan serviced by Fannie Mae and did you take it out prior to 6/1/09? If so, get in touch with me as I now have access to the Fannie Mae version of the Obama program to help homeowners who owe more than their house would appraise for refinance and take advantage of the lower rates!
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By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
While everyone thinks about gutters being one of the most important aspects of maintaining a dry basement, gutters can also play a major role in preventing water intrusion at the exterior of the home. As water drains off the roof and hits hard surfaces next to the house, such as decks and patios, a lot of water splashes against the house in an unnatural manner.  Houses are designed to shed water from the top down.  When water travels up against a house or sideways, it can have a devastating effect. One of the worst areas that I regularly find problems with is where a roof valley dumps water on to a deck, and the water splashes against a patio door.  This will almost always rot the door and  the wall around it.  When gutters are installed and maintained, this doesn't happen. My inspirati...
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By Cindy Hanson Welu, Welu Home Team "The Team Your Neighbors Trust"
(Keller Williams Realty Elite)
An agent on Trulia today asked what interest rate it would take to get buyers interested?  I think it's going to take more than interest rates..there is an equity problem and an employement problem that needs to be solved to get consumer confidence up!  Interest rates are already low, yet many buyers are sitting on the fence. It's more a matter of perception in my opinion. With news organizations stating how terrible the market is, the white house commenting that it will be 18-24 months before housing improves, when agents each and every day are telling clients houses are overpriced and to bring in lower offers...I think it will take more than interest rates to get the housing market moving. Those in the profession need to inform the public that inventory is low, prices are the best th...
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By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Would You Rather Sell a Beige Home or a Purple and Orange Home? Staging a Home Minneapolis, MN That sounds like a trick question doesn't it? Home Staging is all about appealing to the masses so everyone can love the home. If the buyer likes traditional they can love the home; if they like modern they can love the home. Home Stagers around the globe stress neutral, neutral, neutral. But really?? Does neutral mean Boring? Beige? It Depends......Ha, hate that answer! Pictures speak a thousand words. Keep in mind buyers only have 'pictures' when they walk into a home which are the actual rooms in front of them. They aren't reading the listing details at that time. Let's take a beautiful brand new model home. Walls and carpet color - Perfect. Neutral so no one has to walk in and think about ...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
2 story colonial just 2 blocks from Bryant Lake & Park. Gleaming hrdwd flrs & Impressive "family size" remodeled kitchen. Every inch of home has been meticulously maintained & remodeled. Over $120,000 of upgrades including 5.1 surround sound in basement!               More info ? http://www.trulia.com/property/3051399836-11900-Boulder-Bay-Rd-Eden-Prairie-MN-55344
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By Ken Graczak, Loan Consultant - Minneapolis / St. Paul
(LoanDepot - NMLS#174457 - Equal Housing Lender)
Get Pre-approved for this home Search Foreclosed Properties online Check out current Rates Online Home Buyer Workshops 17734 Sheffield Lane Eden Prairie, MN 55346 5 Bedroom Foreclosed Home for Sale in Eden Prairie Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Vayntrub Group Inc Office:612-808-0600 Mobile:612-245-7084 Website:Visit Website Price : $375,000 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3 Square Foot : 3,300 County : Hennepin Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1998 MLS Number : 4060143 click for more information and pictures Property Description You have to check out this 5 bedroom foreclosed home for sale in Eden Prairie, MN. Location! Location! Location! This is a big two story home with 3,300 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 9 foot ceilings,...
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By The Prescott Group - We Make YOU Look Good!
(The Prescott Group)
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(The Prescott Group)
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By Bob Pederson, Matterport Virtual Tours
(Distinctive Properties of MN)
"They may look similar with their tidy log cabins, rustic lodges, and easy lake access but Minnesota's resorts are as varied and colorful as the characters that run them. Neil Johnson has found some of the best, most interesting, and historic lodges in the state and takes us on a journey we can all enjoy from our armchairs." -Jason Davis, Host and Executive Producer of On the Road with Jason Davis Find out more here.... Minnesota Lake Homes
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By Jennifer Tyre, luxury home specialist, short sale, bank owned, buyers agent
(Re/Max Results, house for sale in mn)
City of Eden Prairie, MN City of Eden Prairie, MN was once a small quiet town but over the years it has boomed into a beautiful community. The city of Eden Prairie, MN is conveniently located a few miles outside of downtown Minneapolis. The city of Eden Prairie, MN is home to many businesses including restaurants, hotels, and many shopping centers. The city of Eden Prairie, MN was named by Money Magazine as one of “the best places to live in America” since 2006 and was also the number one city in “the best places to live in America” in the year of 2010. Ranking at number one, the city of Eden Prairie, MN was voted as the number one city to live in America due to its family-friendly community and booming economy. The city of Eden Prairie, MN is home to many popular businesses including ...
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By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
Eden Prairie's Staring Lake Park is a wonderful destination for year-round family fun. In winter it turns into a winter wonderland with a 700-foot sledding hill, ski trails, snowboarding, ice skating and snowshoeing.  When the snow is gone the cross-country ski area becomes an off-leash dog park. Summer brings free concerts in the amphitheater, disc golf, fishing and walking trails around the lake. It's a great destination regardless of the season... Minnesotans love the outdoors winter and summer! Eden Prairie was named America's Best Place to Live by Money Magazine in 2010, and its 7 lakes, more than 170 miles of trails and 2,250 acres of parkland are just some of the reasons residents rank the quality of life in Eden Prairie so high.  Click here to see homes currently for sale in Ede...
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By Cindy Hanson Welu, Welu Home Team "The Team Your Neighbors Trust"
(Keller Williams Realty Elite)
Top Minnesota Realtors in our market area have maintained a cautiously optimistic outlook for the 2011 selling season.  Even though roughly 23% of mortgages are underwater according to zillow.com Realtors in Minnesota that we speak with on a regular basis are working with their respective clients to navigate the market and make decisions based on the most recent information. The goals of the realtors we associate with are to work through the bottom of this market and advise their clients on what it takes to sell their home or buy the right home this year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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By Cindy Hanson Welu, Welu Home Team "The Team Your Neighbors Trust"
(Keller Williams Realty Elite)
Eden Prairie Houses are selling- In recent weeks we have seen an uptick in active buyers in the Eden Prairie market.  We have put together several deals and have talked with other Eden Prairie Realtors that are seeing the same trend. Buyers are still looking for value and are demanding market data including sold comps within the past 6 months to justify a decision.  If they cannot substantiate the value of a property they are uninterested in by looking at comps, they will simply not buy. Eden Prairie and other similar suburbs have seen the amount of homes for sale go up slightly as we move into the cold months, but as a rule prices have stabilized in most neighborhoods Eden Prairie is one of the locations that seems to have such a diverse job market that the relocation activity will alw...
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By linda Oehm
(Facelift Your Home, LLC)
Clean Your Hardwood Floors You can't beat hardwood floors....they are gorgeous and low-maintenance.  But only if you take good care of them.  If you neglect your hardwood floors, you could have problems later.  Such as premature aging, which will reduce it's useful life and beauty.   You need to clean your hardwoods floors daily to keep them looking spotless and fresh.  Dirt, dust, sand and grit should never get a chance to attack your floors.  However, we all know that we will run into everyday dirt and grime.  From red wine, to mud, to coffee, to urine, your floor will come face to face with many different types of stains. A Damaged Floor....... Different parts of the country will experience the wild weather of WINTER soon!  Winter brings a lot of stuff into the house that can damage ...
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