property value

Will “Minneapolis 2040” Turn the City Into Houston? Or Maybe Mumbai?

(Just a Little) Recreational Reading for Policy Wonks [Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] I’m sure I’m not the only Minneapolis Realtor who’s now fielding questions from concerned clients...
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Calculating “The School District Premium” (or Discount, as the Case May Be)

Effect on Property Values More Complicated Than You’d Guess So, how big a premium do homes in stellar school districts fetch? Conversely, how much of a discount is baked into the price of homes in poorly regarded school districts? Two Sides of Same Coin Step #1 is to realize that one size doesn’t fit all — that...
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Hot Property (Really!)

Want a Deal? How about *82% off?Where: 22xx Vincent Ave. North; MinneapolisHow much: $42,500Key Stats: 4BR/2BA; 1,363 FSFLast sale*: $240,000 (6/2006)Tax assessed value: $165,000 No, it’s not in Edina or Wayzata. And, yes, it’s a foreclosure, with all the headaches that can be involved (including less than pristine condition). However, this brick-and-stone rambler is just...
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