Cedar lake

Eight Months Later: Deal . . or No Deal?

Where: 29XX Quentin (St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood)What: 3 BR/3BA; *3,937 FSF. Year built: 1936How much: $379,900On Market: 7/23/08 I originally profiled this home way back in July, when it first came on the market (“Too Good To Be True“). The question I posed — “4,000 FSF by Cedar Lake for $380k? Not So...
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Tear-down Prototypes

Attributes of Tear-Down Neighborhoods I’ve posted previously about the somewhat counter-intuitive attributes of tear-down houses (“Tear-Down Economics,” “Contender . . . or Pretender?”), so I’m not going to revisit the analysis here. However, tear-down neighborhoods — areas with lots of tear-down activity — also have their own attributes. Here’s what they seem to have in...
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Real Estate Happy Ending

Extreme Makeover – Minneapolis Edition In its hey day, this 1930 Tudor near Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake was a masterpiece: custom tile everywhere, lath-and-plaster construction, hand-carved crown moldings, high-end masonry, walnut and cherry wood throughout. Not to mention a grand staircase, and a surprisingly modern floor plan. However, the owners hadn’t been able to keep up...
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