Excelsior, MN Real Estate News

By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is a cherished German tradition with local charm and a festive holiday atmosphere held annually near Lake Minnetonka on Thanksgiving Weekend in Excelsior, MN.In recent years, over 20,000 people have attended this weekend event which is free, open to the public and features shopping, parades, trolley rides, sing along, storytelling, Santa, and more!  It will be a fun, memory-making weekend to spend with family and friends! Search homes in the Excelsior/Lake Minnetonka area  Search homes in the Excelsior/Lake Minnetonka area
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By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
The City of Excelsior is nestled along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, about 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. It is a fun, family-friendly community and has activities throughout the year to enjoy with your kids! Spend a summer afternoon at The Commons Park and stop in for ice cream at Licks Unlimited or spend the 4th of July enjoying the kids parade, sandsculpture contest and fireworks over Lake Minnetonka. In September each year, stop by to participate in the annual Excelsior Apple Day, filled with live music, street dancing, food and art. At Christmas, watch the city come alive for Christkindlsmarkt, a three-day festival with activities for the whole family! For those cold winter days, drop into the local library in downtown Excelsior or stop in to see the ice castles while th...
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By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
The first "sign" of  Spring in the West Metro  Adele’s Frozen Custard in Excelsior opened on March 1st!Adele's Frozen CustardOpen Daily: 8:00am to 11:00pm800 Excelsior Boulevard, Excelsior, MN 55331www.adelescustard.com
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By Nancy Middleton, Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN
(Counselor Realty, Inc.)
It pays to be prepared. This week when I delivered Meals on Wheels food to the first person on my volunteer route in SHOREWOOD, the owner called out to me, "I'm here." I looked all over the little house and finally saw his naked body lying crossways at the bottom of the steep narrow stairs on the cold cement basement floor.  I said I would bring help and called 911 on my cell phone.  Two policemen from the SOUTH LAKE MINNETONKA POLICE DEPARTMENT and two more personnel from the EXCELSION POLICE AND FIRE DISTRICT were there within ten minutes. I told the Fire Chief how I found the man and  my communication and covering him up with a light blanket without moving him. I had also left a message for his daughter whose name was on the Meals on Wheels card I had for him.   He said he was 83 yea...
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By Nancy Middleton, Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN
(Counselor Realty, Inc.)
I joined ActiveRain about two years ago and after awhile found that I was spending too much time reading the responses that Realtors, Lenders and others sent regarding the original Attention-Getting Headlines. This is one of the few times I've been back to check out ActiveRain. Regarding the "STUPID" headline I skimmed through way too many responses. The bottom line for me is that many people tend to give their thoughts and opinions about what they want their clients to be doing at this time in this market. They forget that every neighborhood, area, state, and country is different, and there are huge differences in the needs, desires and ability of their clients to perform. Because I'm a "depression baby" generation and have been a Realtor for 31+ years, I have seen many changes in the ...
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By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
When you are a lover of historic homes, you can't help but cringe anytime an old home sits and rots, or when a new owner decides to take a house down, or add on to it some horrible addition. Many communities still are behind the times and do not have a historical association to protect our historic treasures from ruin. But thankfully Minneapolis and Saint Paul have plenty of organizations that care about this buildings. But when does this history become a burden? While there are many different examples of how homes can be burdens on a community, one burden some might not think of are historic buildings that no longer exist. Hmmmm...but how is that possible? The city of Excelsior is in such a dilemma. Sitting on Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior has a great downtown district, mostly because any...
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By Loretta Holscher, Lake Minnetonka Homes
(Beyond Homes Realty)
A Thursday, January 31st, article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune was the first I’ve known about a plan for a pavillion to be built on what is now a public park, on public land. The proposed Pavillion would block the view of the lake at the end of the street. It seems fair to say that downtown main street is named Water ST leading visitors to Excelsior’s incredible view of Lake Minnetonka. I’ve lived in Tonka Bay for 23 years and Excelsior feels like home, hence the interest. Unfortunately, the Star did not discuss another proposed project, a hotel to be located at the end of Water St in the old Pizza Hut location. The hotel would boast views of Lake Minnetonka from almost every room. The Pavillion, a 35 foot tall structure (taller than city requirements) would also effectively block t...
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By Nancy Middleton, Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN
(Counselor Realty, Inc.)
Over the past few years, I was involved in the listing and sale of a newly constructed condominium project in the City of Excelsior, MN  The big question for many of the prospects was "What are the Association Fees and what do they cover?" Hearing one monthly number always seemed to frighten them.  I often said, Why don't you take your average monthly bills for all your utilities, maintenance, paint and repair of siding & roofing, seasonal landscape and snow removal, insurance, repairs, etc. and add them up?" They were often surprised that the cost of maintaining their homes on an average monthly basis was higher than the one bill they got to pay their Association Dues.  This also didn't include in some cases the extra amenities in their buildings of a guest room, underground heated gar...
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