Up-and-Coming Minneapolis Neighborhoods: Kingfield North

“Eat Street South” The stretch of Nicollet Avenue north of Lake Street — between Franklin & 29th Street — gets more acclaim as a food destination. But, its counterpart on the south side of Lake Street is the real surprise. Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker Coffee Shops The intersection at 38th & Nicollet now has...
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Touting a Secondary Area on MLS

Defining “Location” One of the ways Twin Cities agents search for properties for their clients — at least until the end of this year — is by “MLS area.” So, “300” roughly corresponds to Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun; “391” to St. Louis Park; “309” to Southwest Minneapolis (Kingfield, Linden Hills, etc.); and...
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Realtor Whistle-Blower . . . or Tattle Tale?

Pushing the Boundaries — Literally What do you do when you see another Realtor break the rules (or appear to)? And if you do something, does that make you a whistle blower — or a tattle tale? Thankfully, the issue doesn’t come up that often. But it does come up. Here are the three most...
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Short Sale — 1 Yr Anniversary

Where: 41xx Pillsbury Ave. South, in Minneapolis’ Kingfield neighborhood What: 3BR/1BA, two-story built in 1910. Condition: rough How much: asking $155k When: originally on market Aug, ’08 Most homes, when they don’t sell, eventually drop their price. Not this one. After coming on the market exactly one year(!) ago at $150k, the Seller raised their...
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(Another) Foreclosure Feeding Frenzy

Home Focus: 38xx Harriet Ave. (South Mpls.) What: 2 BR/2 BA; 1,364 FSF in South Minneapolis’ Kingfield neighborhoodWhen: On market 4/17/09; closed: late MayList Price: $75,000Sold Price: $91,000% Over List: 21% This home sold for $91,000 — a mere 21% over asking price. I was told that there were at least 8 offers on this...
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