Maple Grove, MN Real Estate News

By David Kosmecki
(American Pacific Mortgage)
There are many reasons why a mortgage loan could be declined. It doesn't have to be the end of your real estate dreams. Here are a few things to consider if you've been turned down for a mortgage. Loan-To-Value Ratio: The loan-to-value ratio (LTV) is the percentage of the appraised value of the property that you are trying to finance. For example, if you are trying to finance a home that costs $100,000, and want to borrow $75,000, your LTV is seventy-five percent. Lenders don't like a high LTV. The higher the ratio, the harder it is to qualify for a mortgage. To reduce the percentage, you can save up a bigger down payment. Some lenders may approve the loan if you buy mortgage insurance, which protects the lender in the case of default, but makes your mortgage payment higher. Credit To D...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in the Fieldstone Meadows Neighborhood Maple Grove, MNWhy Do People Live here?Fieldstone Meadows is a subdivision in the very southwestern  corner of Maple Grove. Residents here enjoy a clean quiet community, a fabulous school district, and HOA ammenities such as neighborhood swimming pools, parks, ball courts, waling trails, etc. The location of the neighborhood is superb because it has a rural feel yet is a 6 minute drive to major highway access. Looking for a Home in the Fieldstone Meadows Neighborhood?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in the Fieldstone Meadows Neighborhood Maple Grove MN?  Click that link to find all the currently available homes in Fieldstone Meadows and similar homes immediately near Fieldstone Meadows. What are the Houses Like?The two story hom...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Townhomes for Sale in Fieldstone Meadows Maple Grove, MN Find all the current Townhomes for Sale in Fieldstone Meadows Maple Grove MN.The southwest corner of Maple Grove location of this community is really a great spot to live. The surrounding subdivisions are all part of Fieldstone. The countryside is a close trek, and the convenience of all the Maple Grove ammenities is is minutes away as well. About the Townhomes                                  The townhomes are side by side units with two units per building. They have 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and two car attached garages. They were built in 2008 and 2009 and they have finished square footage ranging from 1,754 to 2,756.There is a mandatory association when you purchase one of these townhomes with monthly dues. Sanitation, snow an...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Blongen Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Blongen?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Blongen Maple Grove MN or homes immediately near the Blongen neighborhood?Blongen is a subdivion with a little over twenty lots in Maple Grove, MN. It's located off Yucca Lane, south of 63rd Ave N. It's a quiet neighborhood with major highway access just minutes away! What are the Homes Like?The homes in the Blongen neighborhood are ramblers built in 1966-1988. You will see 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, and 1-3 car garages. The lot acreage will vary from .21-.60/acre. The finished square feet in these homes ranges from 1,574-2,268. This neighborhood offers affordable homes in Maple Grove. What's Going on Nearby Blongen?Donahue North & South Park is .2 milesFish Lake Regional P...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Condos for Sale in Fox Briar Ridge Maple Grove, MN  Find similar condos and all the current Condos for Sale in Fox Briar Ridge Maple Grove. Fox Briar Ridge Condos are stunning, but there's only twenty of them so if there aren't any on the search, keep checking back!Fox Briar Ridge is a small subdivision located just south of Bass Lake Road, west of Vicksburg Lane N. It is sort of embedded in the Deerfield Park community.  About the CondosThe side by side condos have 1426 to 3330 finished sq. ft. Built between the years of 2001 and 2004, their floorplans have 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms with attached two car garages. There is a mandatory association with the community with monthly dues around $195. Those dues go towards sanitation, snow and lawn care, outside maintenance, hazard insu...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Cedar Estates Maple Grove, MNCedar Estates is a relatively small Maple Grove subdivision located south of Bass Lake Rd, east of Lawndale Ln N and north of 68th Ave N. Another way to locate the community is it's located directly south of Ave Maria Academy. The neighboring subdivisions are Cedarcrest, Cedar Pond Estates, Ostrom Hills, and Creekside Estates. The neighborhood is pristine and backs up to the Elm Creek.  Looking for a Home in Cedar Estates?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Cedar Estates Maple Grove MN? Click that link to see the current available homes for sale in Cedar Estates. What are the Homes Like?The houses here sit on lots varying in size from a quarter-acre to 1.7 acres. The two story builds here were constructed from 2006-2013. Space is not s...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Amber Hills  Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Amber Hills?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Amber Hills Maple Grove MN, click on this link. Our 'for sale' property information is a direct feed from the Northstar MLS and is updated multiple times per day.Amber Hills is a tiny little subdivision of Maple Grove just south of Bass Lake Rd, east of Vicksburg Lane N. There are only a handful of lots in this neighborhood but it sits in a fantastic location! Highway access is minutes down the road, the lots have mature trees, and Basswood Elementary School is literally right behind this community! Because the neighborhood is so small, it really does have a friendly community feel. What are the Homes Like?There is a mix of single family homes and detached townhomes ...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Highpointe Hill Maple Grove, MNWhy Do People Live here?Highpointe Hill is a subdivision with a little less than 70 lots in it located just north of Cty Rd 47 and little less than a mile east of Vicksburg Lane N. It wraps around 62nd Ave N, Juneau Ln N, and Niagra Ln N. The neighborhing subdivisions are Rosemary Woods, Rolling Hills, and Timber Bay Estates. There are lakes nearby and the location is such that you have the convenience of both Plymouth and Maple Grove. Looking for a Home in Highpointe Hill?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in the Highpointe Hill Neighborhood Maple Grove MN? Click that link to see the current available homes for sale in Highpointe Hill. What are the Homes Like?The Highpointe Hill subdivision is a unique neighborhood because typically i...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Maple Creek Estates Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Maple Creek Estates?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Maple Creek Estates Maple Grove MN?Maple Creek Estates is a small subdivision in Maple Grove located just west of Lawndale Ln N and wraps around 73rd Ave, Narcissus Lane N, Merrimac Lane N, 74th Ave N and 74th Place N. There are only about fifty lots in the subdivision and you'll noticed the subdivision itself is sandwiched between Woodland Creek Estates, Waterpoint, and Hidden Creek Estates. What are the Homes Like?The houses in Maple Creek Estates were built between the years of 2001 and 2010, sitting on lots ranging from .28 acres to .73 acres. They are two story builds, with finished square footage from 2,657 to 5,960. You will find they have 3-5 b...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Townhomes for Sale in Woodland Creek Estates Maple Grove, MN Find all the current Townhomes for Sale in Woodland Creek Estates Maple Grove MN or similar townhomes for sale immediately near Woodland Creek Estates. Woodland Creek Estates is a subdivision in the popular northwestern suburb of Minneapolis; Maple Grove. It is located off of Lawndale Lane N, just north of Bass Lake Rd. The neighborhing subdivision are; Waterstone, Waterpoint, Shannon Lough, Maple Creek Estates, and The Timbres at Elm Creek. This is a popular neighborhood because homes are affordable and the location is fantastic for those looking for a quiet neighborhood close to highway access. About the Townhomes                                  The townhomes are side by side townhomes that were built between 2003-2006. Th...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Elm Creek Acres Maple Grove, MNWhy Do People Live here? People live here because it's gorgeous! It's a piece of heaven tucked away in the very popular Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove! Elm Creek Acres is a hidden gem! There are only a handful of lots in this subdivision, but those who call this home, sure are lucky. What more could one ask for than the rural life, nature in their front and back yards, and all with the convenience of being in Maple Grove. The Elm Creek is a stone's throw away and major highway access is a 5 minute drive away! It's the best of both worlds and a rare find.Elm Creek Acres is located off Elm Road just north of County Rd 47. The neighboring subdivisions are; Sunset Ridge Farms and Whistling Pines, Edgewater Estates,  and Rosemary Woods. Lo...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Rosemary Woods Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Rosemary Woods?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Rosemary Woods Maple Grove MN? Click that link to see if there are current available homes for sale in the beautiful neighborhood of Rosemary Woods. You'd be lucky to call this home. People love the Rosemary Woods subdivision, located off of Vicksburg Lane N just north of County Rd 47, because of the friendly community feel, the phenomenal location, and the mature lots. This would be a great area to raise your family in. On a sunny summer day, you will see the side walks scattered with dog walkers and children riding their bikes. The neighboring subdivisions are Tuckaweye, Highpointe Hill, Rolling Hills, and Elm Creek Acres. Driving past these neighborhoods is a...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Condos for Sale in Waterstone Maple Grove, MN Find similar condos and all the current Condos for Sale in Waterstone Maple Grove.People live in Waterstone because of the fantastic Maple Grove location. Located just south of Bass Lake Rd off of Lawndale Lane N, you have a neat and quiet community tucked away in this southwestern corner of Maple Grove yet close to major highway access. About the CondosThe condos of Waterstone come in two different types. There's the detached townhomes and the side by side townhomes. There are more of the side by side condos than the detached style. The side by side condos have 1,344-2,020 finished sq ft. Built from 2004-2007, you will find 2-3 bedrooms with 2-4 bathrooms and attached 2 car garages. There is a mandatory homeowners association with them. Du...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Whistling Pines Maple Grove, MN Whistling Pines, a newer subdivision in the popular city of Maple Grove, is an incredible neighborhood! These homes are absolutely stunning. The community is located in the southwest corner of Maple Grove off of Lawndale Lane N, just north of County Rd 47. The neigborhing subdivisions are Bonaire, Sunset Ridge Farms, Elm Creek Acres, Edgewater Estates, and Prominence Creek, all of which are stately neighborhoods as well. The location of Whistling Pines is truly ideal for those folks looking to have the convenience of a popular suburb with a bit of a rural, small community feel as there are only a handful of lots in the subdivision and it backs up to the Elm Creek and the countryside. Wildlife is plentiful with the surroundng meadows, wo...
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By David Kosmecki
(American Pacific Mortgage)
You've found the perfect property and a great mortgage loan with the best interest rate you can find. What's next in the home buying experience? Signing the contracts and paying the closing costs. But what exactly are closing costs? Here Is A List Of The Most Common Closing Costs: Titling Fees - These include the title search and title insurance, and the associated attorney fees. These costs are usually paid by the seller but can be assigned to the buyer. Recording Fees - The government charges a fee to record the change in ownership of the [city] real estate. This can be paid by either the seller or the buyer. Survey Fee - A survey fee can be required by the lender. It is a fee for the survey of the land or lot, and its structures, to determine that it matches the property description....
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By David Kosmecki
(American Pacific Mortgage)
Sometimes, when buying - or even thinking about buying real estate for investment purposes, you're faced with the need to fix up the property.  The question then arises: Should I fix it up myself or hire it done? Unfortunately, no one can give you the right answer. However, there are a few questions that you can ask yourself to help decide the issue: 1. Do I Have The Time? Time is an issue that many people forget about, but it should be one of the deciding factors. Some renovations, such as handles, hinges or kitchen hardware can take very little time to do. Others, like retiling a bathroom, can take hours, or even days to accomplish.  If you don't have the time to do these things personally, you've already answered the question. 2. Do I Have The Money? Obviously, money is as important ...
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Building a tree house is a time honored tradition for many families. One of the benefits of having a yard is the ability to build a tree fort for your children. If you're planning to build a fun fort for your kids, here are seven steps to help you create the ultimate tree house. The Ultimate Plan For The Perfect Playhouse: The best projects are often the most thought out. Sit down with your children and lay the plans for their tree house. Let them contribute their thoughts and ideas so they feel a part of the planning process. Although you won't need an engineering degree to build a quality tree fort, it's important to calculate all the measurements and specifications of the build. A Solid Foundation For Your Tree House: Prepare the location for your future tree house by trimming away a...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in the Camelot Gate Neighborhood Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Camelot Gate?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in the Camelot Gate Neighborhood Maple Grove MN? Click that link to see if there are current available homes for sale in or similar homes immediately near Camelot Gate. What are the Homes Like?The houses here were built from 1988 to 1994. The styles of the homes are mixed, but you will see 3-5 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2-3 car garages. Lot sizes range from .24 to .55 acres and the total finished square footage of these homes ranges from 2,067-3,587 sq. ft. What's Going on Nearby Camelot Gate?The city of Maple Grove is a very well-kept and popular northwest suburb of Minneapolis. The city is full of life (and families). Popular restaurants and shops line the...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Homes for Sale in Creekside Estates Maple Grove, MN Looking for a Home in Creekside Estates?Interested in finding Homes for Sale in Creekside Estates Maple Grove MN? Click that link to see if there are current available homes for sale in or immediately near Creekside Estates. Homes in this area are highly sought after. Creekside Estates is a small subdivision located in the southwestern corner of Maple Grove, a very popular northwest suburb of Minneapolis. It's just east of Lawndale Ln N, south off of 68th Ave N. The community is coveted because of it's generous lots, ornate homes, family-friendly atmosphere, and great location. The lots have mature trees and generous landscaping. It really is a beautiful little neighborhood that feels sort of tucked away. The neighboring subdivisions ...
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By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
Check out the video to see what the Maple Grove MN Real Estate Market June 2014 looked like!Search All Current Homes For Sale in MN for Free!   Thanks for stopping by and watching the Maple Grove MN Real Estate Market June 2014  Click Here for More Home Buyer Tips and Information! Click Here for Previous Maple Grove Market Updates  Wilhelmy Homes at Keller Williams Classic Realty NorthwestCall 612-326-0016 for information on Buyer's Representation Services(NO COST TO HOME BUYERS)Call 612-326-0016 for Information on Selling your HomeSearch Entire Minnesota MLS for FREE at www.GreatTwinCitiesHomes.comGet a FREE Report on Your Home's Current Value at http://www.GreatTwinCitiesHomes.com/sell   
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