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By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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Numbers from the RMLS, the data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Pending homes are homes that have offers on them during the month of April. The absorption rate for St. Paul, is 5.9 months which is down from the high of just over seven months in January of 2007.    Related Posts:  Local M...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This home really stands out on the Avenue as it is the only one with full front facade porch with huge columns. The fact it is all white also adds to its prominence.This weeks showcase Historic Home is 365 Summit Avenue.Built in 1891 by J.W. Bass and designed by James Knox Taylor (who also built ...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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 Minnesota Historical Society Sells Rare Gem at ChristiesWhen the railroad baron James J. Hill bought a diamond and sapphire necklace for his wife in 1886 for a recorded amount of $2200, he probably never thought about what the single sapphire would fetch in 2007. Well this week the rare sapphire...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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 This weeks showcase Historic Home is 318 Summit Ave.I was going to post this home upon completion of its current renovation, but since the Pioneer Press did a fantastic article recently regarding the current owners, I decided to highlight the home early, and then come back in May for more commen...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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Are black and white photos allowed?  I sure hope so.  I used to take pictures for a newspaper and they were black and whites.  over the years black and white film got harder and harder to come by and people would give me a dumb look when I wanted to get it developed.  I never used a digital came...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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Visit Bandana Square in Saint PaulMy son loves trains. Loves them. Anytime he sees Thomas the Train, he gets really excited and just has to grab it. If we are driving and see a train, we must stop, roll the windows down, so he can see and hear it. Of course, we love to oblige him because it is j...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This weeks featured Historic Home in St Paul is 649 Summit Ave.Built in 1874 by A G Manson, the home is a fantastic representation of Second Empire architectural design. Out of the four Second Empire homes built on Summit Avenue between 1867-1883, this is the only one still standing. Major featur...

By Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker, e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs)
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Stop by my open house in St. Paul this Sunday.Click here to see this Sunday's open:www.MarkWestpfahl.com/3257822Click here to see my other upcoming open houses:www.realty.tc/open_house_schedule.htm Buying a new home? Where would you like to move this spring?Stop by and visit my next open house. I...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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City mandated point of sale inspections are not done in many communities, but they are rapidly becoming more popular in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.  The theory behind point of sale inspections is that the inspections prevent neighborhoods from deteriorating by maintaining a minimum standar...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This weeks showcase historic home is 295 Summit Avenue.The home was built in 1885 by Albert H. Lindeke for a cost of $13,000 and designed by architect A.F. Gauger. The home was recently listed for sale at $1,275,000 and has been off and on the market for the last six years, but with no buyers. Th...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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Here is my second favorite home on Summit Avenue in St Paul, Minnesota, photo taken fall of 2006. You can only imagine how grand the home appeared on a dirt street with carriage houses in the rear and servants coming and going in the late 1800's. These homes sit high up on a hill and overlook dow...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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One of my real estate specialties is historic homes. Their prooven strength at surviving the elements of time inspires me, and "they just don't build them like that" any more. If you haven't been to Minneapolis and St Paul, then you are missing some of the most beautiful old homes you have ever s...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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                                                                                         Last week I launched the St. Paul neighborhood wiki.  Very much a work in progess, lets call it beta. The idea came from my buyers who are relocating.  Our fair city has 17 districts and 127 neighborhoods, an...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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History: Constructed: 1914 -1917Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975 The Central Library is Italian Renaissance revival in style The exterior of the Library is of Tennessee marble, while the interior is finished in gray Mankato stone. Blue Rutland and golden vein Formosa...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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I don't know if your town goes nuts on St. Patty's Day, but St. Paul does.  It seems all the Scandinavians who are supposed to reside here, become Irish overnight.  I don't know if the leprechauns shake faerie dust on everyone as they sleep at night or what, but something happens to make a town o...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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I don't know how architects learn to be architects or if it just comes naturally, but a tour of St. Paul's City Hall/Ramsey County Court House building is a real contrast to the State Capitol building I toured last.  Both buildings are opulent with precious stone, wood, and metal used profusely t...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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Being a die-hard Minnesotan since I was in 5th grade, one would assume I'd been to the State Capitol building.  Nope, haven't been there.  In an attempt to remedy my lack of exposure to my new St. Paul home, there's going to be a building tour in my life for the next several months.  It's my inte...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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There's a new carnival in town and I liked the idea of a virtual tour of MY town!  Carnivals are not my thing.  It's probably because losing is not fun, but my honey and I are new residents of St. Paul (only 29 months now) and weekly say to one another, "Have I told you lately how much I like St....

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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Minnesotans must be closet party-ers because the Minne-apple is not the first place people think of when they think of revelry and fun.  Oooooooh, it's cold up there.  What do you do in the winter?  Watch TV?  Nope, that's not it at all!  We have fun outside!St. Paul is in the midst of its Winter...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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St. Paul like every other city has neighborhoods.  Being a St. Paul resident in my very core, albeit a new physical resident, I’m learning about the city like any other new resident.  I’ve always known about the houses, but not always about the city itself! Thomas-Dale is the official name for t...

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