Did someone say “Fall?” Eleven days before Halloween in the Twin Cities.

October 20, 2020: Twin Cities Forecast to Get Up to 7″ Snow

Usually in Minnesota in October, an exterior photo showing a home covered in snow would be a sure giveaway of a (very) stale listing.**

Not today.

The Twin Cities is expecting up to 7″(!) of snow, with several inches on the ground already (at least, temporarily).

(Winter) Blast From the Past; “But, What About the Leaves??”

While that’s quite early and very unlikely to last, it’s hardly unprecedented: locals will recall the 1991 Halloween Blizzard, which dumped an astounding 28″ over 3 days.

I certainly remember: I was living in Minneapolis’ Bryn Mawr neighborhood (just west of downtown), and practicing law at the time.

No sooner (hardly the right word) than my block finally got plowed out almost a week later, another 16″ snow buried us anew — and was the last we saw of our lawns until the following April . . .

**On the market since last May, at least (it is Minnesota).

See also, “Out-of-Season Photos on MLS”; “Unseasonal Photos on MLS”; “Realtor Buying & Selling Tricks“; “Broken Clocks and Stale MLS Photos“; and “Suddenly Unseasonal Home Photos on MLS.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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