New Brighton, MN Real Estate News

By Joey Torkildson, Joey
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
I speak with a lot of New Brighton homeowners and renters alike, and it's always interesting to hear their opinions on whether homeownership make sense financially or not. I think almost everyone can agree that owning a home is a lot of work. One thing people don't understand is that it can also be very beneficial for your bottom line! To illustrate this, the FED did a study on the different net worths of home owners and renters and what they found was very interesting. The average American family has a net worth of $77,300 Of that net worth, 61.4% ($47,500) of it is in home equity A homeowner’s net worth is over thirty times greater than that of a renter The average homeowner has a net worth of $174,500 while the average net worth of a renter is $5,100 I'd have to agree and say that Ne...
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By Joey Torkildson, Joey
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
Everyone keeps talking about the lack of inventory or the increase in inventory so let's take a peek at what's been going on in the New Brighton, MN inventory to really bring it down to a hyper local level instead of a nation wide level. Here are the stats: January- 1.5 months supply of inventory (extremely low=fantastic sellers market!!! February- 1.4 months supply of inventory (a rare and unique opportunity for sellers in New Brighton) March- 2.1 months supply of inventory (is this the spring increase coming to fruition?) April- 2.3 months supply of inventory (still an extreme low compared to last spring which had 4.1 months) May- 2.2 months supply of inventory (does inventory get eaten up faster from the spring buzz?) June- 2.8 months supply of inventory (will we actually hit 3 this ...
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By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Diary of a Home Stager - Home Staging in New Brighton, MN Day 1: Receive email for a vacant staging job. Home has been on the market 191 Days. Complete bid and email it. Day 2: Receive email accepting bid, email contract. Receive contract and payment, book truck and movers. Day 3: Pack for job. Day 4: Stage the home. Day 10: Six Days after Staging - Receive an offer. Day 12: Offer is final.   Let's take a look at the Buyer's Thoughts "Before" and How Home Staging may have helped.    "First room.....kind of boring, nothing special. I hope it gets better".     "Eat-In Area is a Great Bonus but will it really fit a table?"       "Hmmm....not crazy about that wallpaper. Can I live with it short-term?"       "Wow! That fireplace is just like a northwood's cabin. How will I decorate it and ma...
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By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
New Brighton's Windsor Green was the first owner-occupied townhome complex in Minnesota and it was carefully designed to be an enticing reason to transition from a house. With spacious units of several different designs, 34 acres of beautiful, park-like grounds, 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, meandering paths and Silver Lake and Silverwood regional park across the street it has a feeling of owning your home in a resort setting where everything outside is taken care of for you.   But I learned that Windsor Green is much more than that from Lisa, an East-coast transplant who moved to the Twin Cities 4 years ago and bought a unit in Windsor Green just a few months ago. She contacted me to share her experiences after learning I just listed a unit for sale in Windsor Green. Although Minnes...
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By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
Silverwood Park is unique Twin Cities regional park in New Brighton with a focus on the arts and the environment. This 68-acre park was a Salvation Army Camp from 1922 until 2001, when the Three Rivers Park District purchased it and redeveloped the site.  With miles of hiking and biking trails offering spectacular views of Silver Lake including a bridge to the island, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a peaceful nature retreat... and perhaps go fishing or canoeing or bring a sketch pad or enjoy a family picnic. Visit the changing art exhibits on display in the gallery and take in some of the wide range of activites and events offered throughout the year for all ages from preschoolers through seniors... including classes in pottery, photography, watercolors, papermaking, McPhail family ...
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By Jennifer Tyre, luxury home specialist, short sale, bank owned, buyers agent
(Re/Max Results, house for sale in mn)
City of New Brighton, Minnesota City of New Brighton, Minnesota started out as a cattleman city, New Brighton, MN has since boomed into a safe family oriented community where its residents have generated a secure environment to live and work. New Brighton, MN continues to expand its real estate with new neighborhoods and businesses. The residents thrive to upkeep a clean and safe environment that is family friendly. This particular family oriented community in Minnesota is comprised of many single family homes as well as family oriented neighborhoods. The City of New Brighton, Minnesota remains active by offering the residents a chance to interact and to be involved with community events, programs, and organizations. The City of New Brighton, Minnesota holds annual neighborhood meeting...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Spring is right around the corner! If you are planning to move as soon as the snow melts, you'd better hurry. There are only a few units still available in the Birch Pond Condominum community. Sunday I will be hosting an open house at 20 Windsor Lane and featuring a wonderful 3rd floor unit that has an awesome pond view! It is a wonderful spotless unit with 2 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms at a reduced price of $144,900! The home has an eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, huge livingroom, in unit laundry, and a screened/glassed in balcony.   OPEN House Sunday February 28 from 1-3PM 20 Windsor Lane #310A, New Brighton. Hosted by Teri Eckholm RE/MAX Specialists 651-336-7073   For your convenience, additional Birch Pond condos will be open to view in 10 Windsor Lane during this same time p...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
20 Windsor LN NW #310A, New Brighton, MN This Property is SOLD! Perfect size & Beautiful View! Priced reduced to $149,900 Wonderful third floor condo in secure and convenient Birch Pond Development! Conveniently located just off Silver Lake Rd and County Rd E. Huge formal living room area that opens to formal dining area and second bedroom. Beautiful pond views from every window in the unit! Eat-in Kitchen with newer appliances and an abundance of storage. In-unit laundry room, washer and dryer also included! Walking trails, swimming pool, workout room, workshop area, carwash, guest suite. So many amenities are available to Birch Pond owners! More Photos at www.terieckholm.com For additional information on the home contact Teri Eckholm, REALTOR, RE/MAX Specialists at 651-336-7073.
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
There are countless reasons people love the condominium community of Birch Ponds in New Brighton, Minnesota! It was difficult but I have narrowed down the list to just 10 amazing features. 10. Beautiful Pond. What a great place to take a walk, have a picnic or sit and relax. Residents with views of the pond from their balconies often consider this the best place to relax in the condo, while those without enjoy taking frequent strolls around the pond. 9. Professional Management. The association is professionally managed and works hard to keep the quality of service up while maintaining reasonable association fees. 8. Workshop. Be creative in the common hobby room/workshop that is located just off the garage in each building. And there is an assortment of tools available for resident use ...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
20 Windsor LN NW #310A, New Brighton, MN Open Sunday September 13 from 12-2PM! Perfect size & Beautiful View! Priced to sell at $159,900 Wonderful third floor condo in secure and convenient Birch Pond Development! Conveniently located just off Silver Lake Rd and County Rd E. Huge formal living room area that opens to formal dining area and second bedroom. Beautiful pond views from every window in the unit! Eat-in Kitchen with newer appliances and an abundance of storage. In-unit laundry room, washer and dryer also included! Walking trails, swimming pool, workout room, workshop area, carwash, guest suite. So many amenities are available to Birch Pond owners! More Photos at www.terieckholm.com For additional information on the home contact Teri Eckholm, REALTOR, RE/MAX Specialists at 651-...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
While this beautiful multi dwelling condo located on acreage in Ham Lake, Minnesota is definitely for the birds, I have another lovely property listed in New Brighton that is a wonderful place for people to call home. Click below to see a virtual tour of a 2bedroom condo in Birch Pond at 20 Windsor Lane listed for $159,900. It features one garage space, two full baths, an in-unit laundry and a view of the pond. Check out a virtual tour of this wonderful New Brighton Condo:http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/90/88490/883150/index.ipv If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet, Homebuyers Success Packet or sign up for Listingbook Twin Cities Home Search. I specialize ...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Remember how years ago people turned to “Dear Abby” with their intriguing questions about daily life? A newspaper columnist who resolved every type of situation from relationship issues to financial dilemmas. Today, more people seem to turn to Suze Orman for financial advice but I thought I would tackle this situation for the first time buyer who wants the freedom of apartment life but the benefits of homeownership: Dear Abby, Suze,Teri, I love carefree apartment living but feel I should take advantage of the $8000 first time buyer credit that is being offered this year. Interest rates are low and I keep hearing about how affordable homes are today but I hate the idea of having to maintain a yard or shovel snow off a sidewalk. I don’t want to deal with deteriorating shingles on my roof...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
There are countless reasons people love the condominium community of Birch Ponds in New Brighton, Minnesota! It was difficult but I have narrowed down the list to just 10 amazing features. 10. Beautiful Pond. What a great place to take a walk, have a picnic or sit and relax. Residents with views of the pond from their balconies often consider this the best place to relax in the condo, while those without enjoy taking frequent strolls around the pond.  9. Professional Management. The association is professionally managed and works hard to keep the quality of service up while maintaining reasonable association fees. 8. Workshop. Be creative in the common hobby room/workshop that is located just off the garage in each building. And there is an assortment of tools available for resident use...
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Details   Photo Gallery   View Rooms                           55112-New Brighton (Silver Oak) MLS #3592606 FOR SALE$189,900 EXIT Three Rivers Realty Mindy StoltsEmail Mindy More Photos(10) BackPatio Quick Links                     Virtual Tour   Request More Info Email Listing More Photos(10) Details   Address: 350 Oakwood Drive #21 Type: Residential Style: Townhouse Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Suite: No Living Area: 1,735 square feet Year Built: 1965 More Details   Description   A unique over-sized unit with large deck off the Master suite. The master bath includes a whirlpool tub! A cozy wood-burning fireplace sets the mood in the living room. The kitchen includes a large breakfast bar with lots of storage!More Description     Brokered and Advertised by EXIT Three Rivers Realty LID 200...
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