Minneapolis new home

Will Soaring Home Building Costs End Up in Consumers’ Lap??

Lumber Prices Are Through the Roof, Punishing Apartment Builders.” —The Wall Street Journal (5/25/2021). [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] Home builders nationally are facing soaring costs....
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(Sub)Divide & Conquer by Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake

Two (Oversized?) New Homes in Place of One I know firsthand that the neighbors aren’t thrilled with the increased density (I live nearby). Nor are they happy with the size of the new homes, which dwarf the next-door homes in both height and finished square feet. But, I certainly understand the business logic of the...
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100′ Crane Lifts Trusses Into Place in Fern Hill

Prefab Lite You expect to see 100′ foot cranes hovering over commercial construction sites. New residential homes, not so much. Yet that’s exactly what motorists, pedestrians, and neighbors saw last month on the 2800 block of Inglewood Avenue in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood. In fact, drivers had to view the massive crane from either 28th Street or...
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