Lake of the Isles

94 Lakefront Homes in Twin Cities from $289.9k to $14.895 Million(!) (See Above & Below)

Almost 1,000(!) Twin Cities Lakes OK, so a home on Minneapolis’ tony Lake of the Isles is going to cost a teensy bit more than one on say, Grass Lake in South Minneapolis (never mind the property taxes). 🙂 But, with 13 lakes within its borders, Minneapolis offers a range of lakefront homes, both style-wise...
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Term of the Day: “SALT Deductions”

Red States, Blue Cities I’ve been filing my taxes for a couple of decades now, and once upon a time was even a CPA. Still, I’d never heard the term “SALT deductions” until yesterday (it’s an acronym for “state and local tax deductions”). Wanna guess what one of the biggest bones of contention in the...
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Quick! What Do You Notice in This Photo?

“Thing One and Thing Two” There are actually two eye-catching things in the Family Room of this “For Sale” Minneapolis home (photo above). The first, very conspicuous item is the neon red couch (I actually like it – and like how the red accent pillows in the upper left continue the theme). Red, White(!) & Blue...
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Versailles-in-Edina? Not Exactly

How Many Square Feet is THAT?!? At first blush, the home pictured above looks like it has something like 30,000 finished square feet, not the relatively puny 4,400 FSF listed on MLS — and is worth A LOT more than the $2.15M asking price (even in the affordable Midwest, genuinely palatial digs cost more than that). Looking more closely,...
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Live by the Lake . . . for Less!

If you want a nice, big home on Minneapolis’ Lake of the Isles or Lake Calhoun, it’ll set you back $1 million (easy). Too much? Then consider (much) more affordable Lake Nokomis, convenient to Minnehaha Falls, light rail, downtown, and the airport.* List price for this 4 BR/3 Bath home on the Lake’s southeast corner is $550k. *The...
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Arts & Crafts Stunner With Master Bath Balcony

1921 Franklin Ave. West in Minneapolis’ Kenwood Neighborhood When does it make sense to build a balcony off the Master Bath? When it has a (seasonal) view of Lake of the Isles, just one block to the east (photo at left). The rest of the 4 BR/4 Bath Arts & Crafts home — overlooking Kenwood...
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