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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Roseville MN  Open Houses this weekend 1/15/2011 - 1/16/2011   If you miss the open house, call your Roseville REALTOR® for a showing. Search for twin cities homes for sale here: Roseville|Como|Falcon_Heights|Maplewood|Shoreview|Oakdale|Woodbury|Eagan|Nokomis|Bank_Owned     Search all twin cities open houses from all real estate companies and  REALTOR®s Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the twin cities? Harmony Homes Realty is a small, local real estate company serving: Roseville | Como | Falcon Heights | Maplewood | Shoreview | Mounds View | Eagan | Oakdale | Woodbury and surrounding areas Call or email when you need more information or a showing of any twin cities house on the market.   Going to open houses is a great way to get an idea of how the market is doing in ...
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By Kristina Heili, Comprehensive Real Estate Services
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
Under a new three year plan, Twin Cities families will lose some ability to bus their kids all over town, but will gain some new programs.  The new plan divides the city into six areas and will restrict students to the area in which they live.  Dozens of changes in school programs and their locations will be affected.  On March 15th, school board members will discuss the new plan and are expected to vote on it.  Some families currently enrolled at a school would be kept under the old rule until they complete their programs.  Community schools will offer busing in their area, but not city wide.  Expo is now city wide but will soon have a smaller area to bus from.  Over a three year period, let's see the proposed changes.  * A Mandarin Chinese-immersion kindergarten will be added at Benj...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Mark Westpfahl | Harmony Homes Realty | www.Realty.tc | (651) 208-9848 Como Area MN Homes For Sale    Roseville MN Homes For Sale 770 Parkview Ave., St. Paul (como), MN Bright, sunny home on quiet street just blocks from the lake 2BR/1+1BA Single Family House   new price   $199,900 Year Built 1946 Sq Footage 1,795 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking Driveway, 1 car garage Lot Size 7,405 sqft DESCRIPTION Great North Como location. The homeowners' touches have made this a unique home. The rear addition could be excellent space for a home office with its own entrance. See the virtual tours: http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/full/17854 http://www.tourfactory.com/631385   see additional photos below ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 770 Parkview Ave. Living/dining rooms See through f...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Como Area MN Homes For Sale  Roseville MN Homes For Sale    Maplewood MN Homes For Sale    Falcon Heights MN Homes For Sale  Shoreview MN Homes For Sale New listings in Como,  Roseville, Falcon Heights, Maplewood, North St. Paul Call or email when you need more information or a showing of any twin cities house on the market. Great prices on many Como Area, Roseville, Falcon Heights and Maplewood MN homes. Search all Como Area MN homes below.   Great prices on Roseville, Falcon Heights, Como area, Shoreview & Maplewood homes.  Click, call or email when you'd like more information or a showing of any twin cities home for sale. Click to go directly to the list
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By Kristina Heili, Comprehensive Real Estate Services
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
If you have a problem relaxing, you may be in the wrong city.  It can be physically painful to live in areas that have heavy traffic, high unemployment and long working hours.  It takes its toll on your health to live in stressful environments.  This can cause anything from headaches and back pain to high blood pressure and heart disease.  To get away from the rat race, where is a good place to escape?  Mellow metropolitan areas in the nation look to Minneapolis-St. Paul as the number one in our list of most relaxed cities.  First, to pinpoint cities that are lowest in stress, they used the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  They score them according to lower unemployment ranks.  Then, they used data from the 2008 Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau to analyze oth...
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By Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
(Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes)
This morning marked the beginning of my thirty-seventh season as a member of the orchestra, accompanying the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale at the Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Today, we performed the Beethoven Mass in C with the Chorale. Since 1975, I have been playing French horn in the orchestra, about ten to twelve Sundays per year.  Originally, this orchestra was composed primarily of members of the Minnesota Orchestra, augmented by a handful of freelance musicians.  [Rehearsing the Dvorak Serenade in Stillwater, Minnesota]   Over the last three and a half decades, I've performed with the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale probably close to four hundred times.  We've performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Cherubini, Gounod, Bruckner, Rheinberger, Herzogenberg, Dv...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Como Area Homes For Sale Roseville MN Homes For Sale  Como Area MN Homes For Sale  Maplewood Homes For  Sale   Falcon Heights MN Homes For Sale  Shoreview MN Homes For Sale  (Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. ) Great prices on Roseville, Falcon Heights, Como area, Shoreview & Maplewood homes.  Click, call or email when you'd like more information or a showing of any twin cities home for sale. Oakdale MN Homes For Sale  Woodbury MN Homes For Sale    Eagan MN Homes For Sale    Suburban Bank Owned Properties        
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Roseville MN Homes For Sale Como Area MN Homes For Sale Find all Como area, Roseville, Falcon Heights and Maplewood MN homes. Search all Como area, St. Paul, MN homes below. Call or email when you need more information or a showing of any twin cities house on the market. Are you searching for a Como area home? Would you like to move in to a home that is NOT distressed? Or, would you like to see foreclosure listings in St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Shoreview or any other twin cities area?     Great prices on Roseville, Falcon Heights, Como area, Shoreview & Maplewood homes.  Click, call or email when you'd like more information or a showing of any twin cities home for sale. Click to go directly to the list Roseville MN Homes For Sale Maplewood MN Homes For Sal...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Find homes for sale in the twin cities. Click, call or email when you'd like more information or a showing of any twin cities home for sale. Como Area MN Homes For Sale Roseville MN Homes For Sale Falcon Heights MN Homes For Sale Maplewood MN Homes For Sale Suburban Bank Owned Properties Give us a call when you're ready to move up Featured listings   North Como $207,900 Unique home in North Como, great addition, open floor plan, not a foreclosure. Bright and sunny home on a quiet street in a great Como neighborhood close to the lake. The rear addition would be excellent space for a home office with its own entrance. Two sided fireplace, hardwood floors, newer roof. Move in and enjoy. See the virtual tour & call or email with questions or for a showing. More Como Area, St. Paul, MN home...
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By Charles Dailey
(iLoan - NMLS ID#1947845)
So Ally's GMAC, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase are halting foreclosures in 23 states.  More importantly, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have stepped in to outline correct foreclosure processes and are demanding lenders adhere to them.  What's more, many more lenders are sure to follow the big 3's changes.  That's great but what does it mean for us? Is this a short term thing or will it take a while to fix?  With the threat of civil suits, government or SEC investigations and even Justice Department prosecutions (mail fraud and wire fraud), you can bet that lenders will slow way down and make sure they get it right.  The days of "robo-signing" and scant reviews of legal documents in foreclosure proceedings are gone.  Even when foreclosures start up again, it will be a much slower proc...
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By Charles Dailey
(iLoan - NMLS ID#1947845)
With all the bad news coming in from Wall Street and repetitive dreary national news, it's been easy to miss the housing recovery in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This is most accurately confirmed by looking at the topic simultaneously through the lens of both a Realtor, appraisal review/underwriter and a mortgage insurance underwriter. Two reports are most telling in these regards: the Weekly Market Activity Report (The Skinny) from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors or the Weekly Market Activity Report from the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors and the Metropolitan Area Market Analysis (MAMA) from mortgage insurance provider, RMIC. At first glance, the Weekly Market Activity Report may seem to be negative with pending sales dropping, the percent of original list price re...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Open house Sunday, September 19th  $184,900 click below for details & virtual tours Merriam Park http://www.realty.tc/1316marshall.htm $184,900 Three bedroom home with plenty of space for a family or entertaining. Natural woodwork, large deck, spacious entryway, office, sitting room, large attic, eat in kitchen and formal dining room. Large family home near Concordia University, not a bank owned or short sale Featured Listings  http://www.realty.tc/HHListings.htm Roseville, MN listings    Maplewood, MN listings Como Merriam Park Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the twin cities? Harmony Homes Realty is a small, local real estate company serving the twin cities.     Click here to see my upcoming open houses  Homes are still selling in the twin cities. Get full service f...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Search all twin cities open houses from all real estate companies and  REALTOR®s Open houses in the twin cities. Click here to search all upcoming twin cities open houses   Going to open houses is a great way to get an idea of how the market is doing in the areas where you'd like to buy or sell. It's also a great way to meet local agents & see what they're doing to market their listings. Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the twin cities? Harmony Homes Realty is a small, local real estate company serving: Roseville | Como | Falcon Heights | Maplewood and surrounding areas   Call or email when you need more information or a showing of any twin cities house on the market.   Featured listings   Roseville, MN listings    Maplewood, MN listings Como Merriam Park   Click here...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Great prices on Como Area, MN short sales http://www.markwestpfahl.com/como_area_short_sales_112907.html Today's real estate market offers excellent opportunities for Minnesota home buyers. Call or email for more information about: bank owned listings short sale listings traditional owner listings receiving a list by email of the latest bank owned properties Buying a short sale can be a great idea for today's buyer. Talk to a REALTOR® to learn the pros & cons of purchasing a short sale listing. To see one of these short sales, click to request a showing or email Mark@Realty.tc Harmony Homes Realty  All Como Area, MN listings Featured listings Ramsey County Bank Owned Listings     Homes are still selling in the twin cities. Get full service for a fair rate. Call or email today to start ...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Great prices on St. Paul, MN foreclosures Bank owned properties in Como 9.9.2010 http://matrix.northstarmls.com/de.asp?ID=8187070822 Call or email for more information about: bank owned listings short sale listings traditional owner listings receiving a list by email of the latest bank owned properties Buying a bank owned property can be a great idea for today's buyer. Talk to a REALTOR® to learn the pros & cons of purchasing a bank owned listing. Search for new bank owned listings in Ramsey County Hennepin County Washington County Dakota County Anoka County Search for new short sale listings  Search here for foreclosures in Minnesota http://www.realty.tc/Twin_Cities_Foreclosures.htm Como Area, St. Paul, MN listings http://www.markwestpfahl.com/como_listings_109685.html Featured listin...
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By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
My last couple blogs documented a few things I did while attending the MN State Fair this year (especially the one of EVERYTING I ate), but now I want to show you my favorite thing at the Fair, The Birthing Center. Throughout the Fair babies from various animal species are born, usually everyday and sometimes multiply births a day. When you visit the The Birthing Center you may walk into the middle of a baby calf being born, a Mom washing her baby after just giving birth, or feeding time for many babies with their new Moms. No matter what you find as you enter your heart is opened and all around the huge building you hear. "AAhhhhh". Everything is so sweet and so innocent. The birthing process so natural although once when I came into the center they had chains around a calves feet and ...
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HUD has regrettably increased the annual mortgage insurance premium and soon will have succeeded in reducing the allowable seller concessions.  It's easy to know that this will have a big impact but it will actually change the lending landscape by dramatically decreasing FHA's presence in the marketplace and shifting loan volume to Fannie Mae and FreddieMac who share an uncertain future to say the least.  It will also shift loans to private mortgage insurers, most of whom are either financially anemic or are still reeling from the volatile markets of the last 2.5 years.  And it needn't be said that the private sector isn't ready, willing and able to jump into the residential housing lending market just yet.  In a time where tinkering with the housing market should be done delicately, th...
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By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
So hopefully Tina's song is crashing through your brain (where it will remain for the rest of the day by the way) as you view these pictures of my roll down the river yesterday.   My husband and I took a sight seeing cruise on a Paddleboat down the Mississippi River and what a glorious day. We left from downtown St. Paul, traveled south under the High Bridge, and on past many sights. The old Schmidt Brewery, the split of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers and on down to Fort Snelling. Sun shining, breeze blowing, eatting popcorn and sipping a soda with my sweetie while viewing stunning scenery. What else could you ask for? A perfect Summer Day. This would be a stunning cruise when the leaves start to change in a month or so. Surprise a friend or loved one and take them on the Paddlefo...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Roseville St. Paul, MN listings Como   Merriam Park Featured listings http://www.realty.tc/HHListings.htm Has your listing expired? Are you selling without an agent? Homes are still selling in the twin cities. Get full service for a fair rate. Call or email today to start marketing your home in the twin cities. If you're like most sellers in the twin cities today, you're not ready to pay a high commission and you're not ready to try to sell on your own. One solution is to list your home for a low fee while still getting what you need to look good and be seen by today's buyers.        Do you need any of the following? Low rate or flat fee - choose your option Easy cancellation policy Professionally printed high quality brochures Text message marketing A mobile website Professional photo...
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By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
Two open houses this weekend.   Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00:   1208 Shryer Ave. W in Roseville. $209,900.  http://www.realty.tc/1208shryer.htm   Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00:     770 Parkview Ave. in St. Paul near Como Lake.  $214,900.  http://www.tourfactory.com/631385   Our sellers are ready to move, so please take a look and send this on to anyone who might like to see these homes online or would like to stop by.     Find all twin cities open houses this weekend at: http://www.realty.tc/open_house_schedule.htm     Thanks!   -- Mark   _______________ Mark Westpfahl   651.208.9848 cell 651-925-0641 fax www.Realty.tcwww.MarkWestpfahl.com2233 Hamline Ave. N # 201Roseville, MN 55113 Featured listings
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