Great Location + Great Marketing + Great Price = Sold! (in < 3 Days)

3103 E. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis Attracts Multiple Offers I’d be hard-pressed to recall another home that looked as appealing online as 3103 East Franklin Avenue, just a block from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood. Buyers agreed:  the home — listed for $289,900 — attracted multiple offers, and sold this past weekend after less than...
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Twin Cities Topography, Halloween Eve

Witch’s Hat & Mini Witch’s Hat Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood is famously home to “the Witch’s Hat,” an iconic water tower that evokes, well . . . you know. So, what’s the “mini witch’s hat?” A private residence immediately east of The Birchwood Cafe (about 1 mile southwest in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood) with a distinctly...
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I Suppose it Depends on Your Definition of “Nearly”

“This Property Sits on Nearly a Quarter Acre!” The agent’s boast (above) on MLS caught my eye, because the listed home is in a neighborhood — Seward, near the Mississippi River — not known for larger lots. So, I looked up the lot dimensions in Hennepin County’s tax records:  40′ x 129′, for a lot...
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Spec Builders Play it Safe(r)

More Singles & Doubles, Fewer Home Runs Baseball batters facing a strong pitcher and defense adjust by hitting for singles and doubles rather than home runs. Similarly, in a tough economy, more builders and contractors appear to be adjusting by hitting economic “singles” and “doubles” rather than home runs. So, instead of paying $400k-$600k for...
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