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TWIN CITIES REAL ESTATE NEWS

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In case you didn't know, there's a realtor called Kris Lindahl  Bring Me The News

The year is 2080. The Earth is a shadow of its former self thanks to climate change and endless resource wars. All that remains of the Twin Cities is the rusted ...


Realtors say segregated housing in Twin Cities was no accident — industry wrote racial restrictions into deeds, as well as lending  St. Paul Pioneer Press

For much of the 20th century, real estate agents worked closely with white homeowners throughout the Twin Cities to add stark, race-based language to their ...


Here are the keys to your new house, and an Amazon Echo. What tech giant's real estate play means for Twin Cities  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Hot on the heels of Zillow Offers and Opendoor, there's another new tech industry-backed homebuying program entering the Minneapolis-St. Paul market.


What do Twin Cities millennial home buyers want? Not what boomers are selling  Star Tribune

Last year, when Jake and Kristen O'Toole set out to buy their first home, competition was fierce for what they wanted: a small house in a bike-friendly ...


Need a real estate agent? Amazon to offer referrals in Twin Cities  Star Tribune

The online giant is partnering with Realogy to offer a referral *service* in 15 metro areas.


Sales Price for Twin Cities Homes Reached New Record in June  Twin Cities Business Magazine

The median sales price for Twin Cities homes hit a record $290,000 last month, according to data from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).


Celebrating Diversity in the Twin Cities  Daily Beast

In 1991, a civil war broke out in the east African country of Somalia. This (still-ongoing) civil war would ultimately leave thousands of Somalis injured, displaced, ...


Comment period to open on Ford site review. Open house scheduled.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The city of St. Paul has released a draft of a requisite and wide-ranging environmental review of the former Ford Motor Co. campus in Highland Park.


Tech company to consolidate offices in downtown Minneapolis, leave St. Paul after 50 years  St. Paul Pioneer Press

After more than 50 years in St. Paul, a technology company that serves the financial industry is moving its headquarters to downtown Minneapolis, where it plans ...


A New York artist mapped the Twin Cities' 'lost' streetcar system  Star Tribune

The 1893 map shows colorful lines bursting out of the gray boxes representing downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, connecting the Twin Cities through a web of ...


Home listings: What $225000 buys in the Twin Cities area  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Built in 1955, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 1,273 square feet and features two bedrooms on the main and upper levels, loft, balcony, hardwood ...


Local Artisans Featured in New HGTV Series “Stay or Sell”  Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Debuting this month, the Twin Cities' very own HGTV show highlights local makers, artists and craftspeople.


NeighborWorks Home Partners offers downpayment assistance in St. Paul, Minneapolis  St. Paul Pioneer Press

NeighborWorks Home Partners, a nonprofit homeownership center based in St. Paul and Minneapolis, has expanded its downpayment assistance program for ...


How do companies choose sites for new headquarters? Summit will explore how Twin Cities can compete  St. Paul Pioneer Press

When companies aim to expand into a new region or look for a location to build a headquarters, they often hire corporate site selectors to guide them. And that ...


Cushman & Wakefield: CRE industry poised for big second half in Twin Cities  REjournals.com

The commercial real estate industry got off to a sizzling start in 2019 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. How hot have the first six months been? Vacancies are ...


Minneapolis' Somali-American Community Can Soon Bypass the Bank to Buy Homes  Next City

Said Sheik-Abdi describes himself as “one of the Somali-Americans residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.” The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ...


The housing problem  Finance and Commerce

State's shortage of affordable housing has deep ripple effects.


In Ramsey County Board special election, candidates stake out their differences  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A state public policy worker focused on child care and education is up against a former lawmaker who talks primarily about economic growth. Sure, the ...


Twin Cities housing market good for moving up the ladder, not good for getting on  Bring Me The News

The Twin Cities housing market is hotting up as spring arrives, but the issues that have hurt first-time buyers still seem to be play in 2019. The Minneapolis Area ...


Great Neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, 2019-2020  Minnesota Monthly

With active downtowns and suburban sanctuaries, the Twin Cities have a lot of neighborhoods to love—from Lowertown to Loring Park and beyond.


Good Question: How Can The Real Estate Market Shift To Help Twin Cities Homebuyers?  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Of all the things for sale in the Twin Cities, nothing might be more in demand than a home. And that's made for a stressful market for ...


Twin Cities home prices will continue their climb, report predicts  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Median homes sale prices across the Twin Cities will continue to rise in 2019 as supply remains short of the demand for housing, a University of St. Thomas ...


Want a starter house in the Twin Cities? Good luck  Star Tribune

From coast to coast, house listings are becoming more abundant, bringing relief to weary spring buyers. Not so in the Twin Cities metro, where demand for ...


Ranking the hottest housing markets in the Twin Cities – see how your city fared  Star Tribune

With sales down and housing listings up, the housing market in the Twin Cities during 2018 was less frothy than it was the year before. Unless, of course, you ...


Twin Cities median home sales price reaches new peak  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Another month, another median sales price record for the Twin Cities housing market.


Another record month for house prices, but where in the Twin Cities can you find a bargain?  Bring Me The News

Median prices across the 7-county metro hit $285000 in May.


Twin Cities home values declined in April, Zillow says  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Home values in the Twin Cities have slipped for the first time in seven years, according to a new analysis from online real estate research company Zillow.


Twin Cities housing market gets even tighter as new listings lag  Star Tribune

It's shaping up to be another hypercompetitive spring market for Twin Cities home buyers, especially for first-time buyers like Brandon Chheoun. With a budget of ...


Frethem, Jessup are top 2 vote-getters in primary for vacated Ramsey County Board seat  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The multitude of candidates vying for the open seat on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has been whittled down to just two: a political newcomer ...


LF realtors get new brand but keep familiar faces  ECM Publishers

Although Edina Realty has replaced Century 21 in the Little Falls real estate market, residents will still see many of the same people selling properties.


Another month, another house price record in the Twin Cities  Bring Me The News

Those looking to get on the Twin Cities property ladder will need a bigger chunk of change than ever before, with median house prices hitting another record in ...


First-time buyers face scramble in Twin Cities housing market  Star Tribune

House listings in the Twin Cities are on the rise, but first-time buyers are snapping them up as quickly as they hit the market, setting the stage for another ...


Twin Cities housing market sets record for median sales price  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The Twin Cities set a new single-month record for the median sales price of a single-family home in March, even as above-average precipitation and soggy ...


Why now is a good time to buy a $1M house in the Twin Cities  Bring Me The News

Ever dreamt of living in a million-dollar home? Well, this is the time to strike. Don't get us wrong, we're perfectly aware that such a home is out of reach for most ...


Twin Cities house hunters in for another tough market this spring  KARE11.com

MINNEAPOLIS — If you're looking to buy a home in the Twin Cities this spring, you're in for another tough real estate market. Numbers from the Minneapolis ...


Software Provider Merrill Corp. Moving HQ from St. Paul to Minneapolis  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Merrill Corp., a software-as-a-*service* (SAAS) provider for mergers and acquisitions, is pulling up stakes from its St. Paul headquarters of more than 50 years and ...


High Land Costs Leave Homebuilders High and Dry June 25, 2019  Twin Cities Business Magazine

In a recent University of St. Thomas survey, homebuilders shared “very pessimistic” views on land costs.


Q&A: Duke's Budish bullish on logistics, industrial  Finance and Commerce

Josh Budish got in on the ground floor with Indianapolis-based Duke Realty when it flipped its script on Twin Cities property development a few years after the ...


Report shows Twin Cities housing market on track to be as expensive as Denver, Seattle  KARE11.com

MINNEAPOLIS — A new report says the Twin Cities housing market is on track to be as expensive as places like Seattle and Denver. The Family Housing Fund, ...


Developers Deploy $1.5 Million Sales Center to Sell Condos  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Not just anyone can walk into the sales center for the planned Eleven luxury condo tower: You have to know somebody. “We're marketing very privately,” said ...


Twin Cities Facing Affordable Housing Shortfall: Report  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

Twin Cities Facing Affordable Housing Shortfall - Mendota Heights, MN - According to a new report, the Twin Cities area needs to increase housing throughout ...


In tight Twin Cities housing market, first-time buyers in competition with baby boomers  KARE11.com

OAKDALE, Minn — When Edna Bart decided to sell her central Minnesota home to move to the Twin Cities, she thought the hardest part would be the actual ...


Twin Cities real estate vet Pat Wolf wins Women in Business award  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Pat Wolf has been active in the Twin Cities real estate industry since 1978 and founded Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. in 1990 with a goal to ensure ...


List Leaders: Largest Twin Cities commercial real estate deals in 2018  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The top three largest commercial real estate sales in 2018 were all in downtown Minneapolis.


Is $375k the starting price for a new home in the Twin Cities?  Star Tribune

John Rask, president of Housing First Minnesota, says about one-fifth of the cost of a new home goes toward regulatory fees. Builders think government leaders ...


List Leaders: Largest Real Estate Developers (slideshow)  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The top two companies on the Business Journal's 2019 list of the 25 Largest Real Estate Developers in the Twin Cities hung on to their respective rankings from ...


Candidates set for county board special election  Lillie News

Frethem, Jessup cruise through primary. Mike Munzenrider executive editor. The results are in for the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners District 1 primary ...


Report: Cost of housing in Twin Cities region on track to rival Denver, Seattle  MPR News

A newly released report from the Family Housing Fund says the cost of housing in the seven-county Twin Cities region is higher than cities like Austin, Texas; ...


Harvard study: Twin Cities housing spendy and scarce, better than some metros  MPR News

A Harvard University study shows housing is getting more expensive and harder to find in the Twin Cities, but other areas are worse off.


Are Twin Cities bungalow homes an endangered species?  Star Tribune

A beloved American house style faces new challenges — urban development and a generation of buyers with an HGTV-honed aesthetic.


Twin Cities housing market may be beginning to cool, but it's still quite hot  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

There were more early signs in September of a return to a more balanced housing market in the Twin Cities, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of ...


Twin Cities housing market is 'meandering back toward a middle ground'  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The Twin Cities set a single-month record in March when the median sales price for a single-family home hit $275000, but there are signs the long-running ...


Twin Cities median home sale price hits $285000 in May  Star Tribune

That is up 5.2% from last year, fueled in part by an increase in the sale of upper-bracket homes — and a dearth of available low-cost homes.


Shifting Twin Cities real estate market  KARE11.com

Real estate sales are at a 3 year low, while prices jump to all time high.


If the Tuition Doesn't Get You, the Cost of Student Housing Will  Bloomberg

National developers are behind the proliferation of luxury apartments near college campuses, and they're driving low-income students farther away.


Industrial Equities sells 34 Twin Cities industrial buildings for $227 million to Blackstone  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Industrial Equities has sold its portfolio of 34 industrial buildings across the Twin Cities for $227 million to New York-based Blackstone's real estate investment ...


Buyers gain a little leverage in Twin Cities housing market  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The median sales price for a Twin Cities single-family home set another monthly record in April, but there are more signs a long-running seller's market may be ...


Dream Homes: 'One of the last great estates on White Bear Lake' can be yours for $2.65 million  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

The home features 2.3-acres of privacy, gorgeous west-facing sunset views, lakefront property and a sweeping lawn with "gentle elevation to the lake."


Homebuilding Report Shows Mixed Results in May  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Construction of new single-family homes in the Twin Cities continued a downward trend in May. According to the Keystone Report for Housing First Minnesota, ...


Brewers stars Braun, Yelich investing in Grand Avenue redevelopment  Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich are making “significant” investments into the ongoing redevelopment of the former Shops of Grand ...


Once-hot Twin Cities housing market is beginning to cool  Star Tribune

The Twin Cities housing market, after one of the most frenetic summers on record, is beginning to cool. Home sales are down from a year ago, more sellers are ...


As Twin Cities housing costs rise, more married couples are renting out rooms  Star Tribune

Like a lot of married couples, Meghan McManus and Aaron Albee like to wind down after a long day, curling up on the sofa with their pets, a cocktail and a Netflix ...


What's driving up new home costs? Fees, Twin Cities builders say  Star Tribune

A report commissioned by a builders group said municipal fees and regulations in the Twin Cities make it nearly impossible to build a single-family house for ...


Zillow plans to bring sight-unseen house-buying service to Twin Cities  Star Tribune

Zillow's footprint on the real estate scene in the Twin Cities is about to get a whole lot bigger. This fall, the company plans to launch Zillow Offers, which aims to ...


Twin Cities Trackers  Finance and Commerce

To help our subscribers keep tabs on growth and investment, Finance & Commerce created online development and sales trackers for the Twin Cities. Finance ...


Realtors: Record high home prices highlight 2018 Twin Cities area housing market  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Median Twin Cities home prices reached record highs in 2018, while other indicators favored sellers in the area housing market, according to statistics released ...


Median Home Prices Reached High-Water Mark in May  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Last month, median home prices grew 5.2 percent to a record $285000.


The five largest residential real estate sales in 2018 (galleries)  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

It was another big year for residential real estate sales in the Twin Cities metro area, with median sale prices for homes sold in the metro rising once again over ...


List Leaders: Largest commercial property management firms in the Twin Cities  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

There's a new No. 1 on the Business Journal's List of the largest commercial property management firms in the metro.


Twin Cities still a sellers' market, but a shift could be emerging  Star Tribune

With entry-level house listings still hovering near all-time lows, prices across the Twin Cities metro broke another record last month. But relief is on the way: More ...


Even after 35 years, group of Twin Cities commercial real estate pros is still meeting, growing  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Five or six guys met once a month, gave each other advice and, eventually, did deals with each other, bought property from one another and invested in ...


Home Avenue owner is busiest Twin Cities agent in Real Trends ranking  Star Tribune

The owner/broker of a longtime Twin Cities-based flat-fee real estate brokerage was among the busiest real estate agents in the country last year, according to a ...


Twin Cities home sales slip in March as supply of starter houses drops  Star Tribune

It's been a less-than-stellar spring for first-time home buyers in the Twin Cities.


Study: Minnesota commercial real estate industry leaders getting more pessimistic  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Commercial real estate professionals in the Twin Cities are getting a little more gloomy, even if they're not worried about a major downturn.


Using an ibuyer to sell your home? Hot market complicates the calculus  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

With the local launch of Opendoor last September followed by the arrival of Zillow Offers this spring, the Twin Cities real estate market has entered the iBuyer era ...


Single-family Twin Cities home permits up in January  Finance and Commerce

Permit activity for construction of single-family homes in the Twin Cities is off to a hot start, but planned multifamily units in January are down from year-ago levels ...


The downside of downsizing: Seniors add to affordability crisis  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Lepsches' new home is about half the size of their old one. But they are paying more. “I know what we are paying, but it's worth it,” said Sharon Lepsche, ...


March homebuilding permits dip to four-year low, BATC-Housing First Minnesota reports  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

This was the slowest March for new metro-area residential construction permits since 2015, BATC-Housing First Minnesota reported this week. One of the ...


Suburbs embrace affordable housing efforts as rents rise in Twin Cities  Star Tribune

With rents rising across the metro, cities find stable options to help, and keep, tenants.


Experts say Twin Cities housing market could shift to favor buyers, but not soon  Star Tribune

Relief is on its way for home buyers in the Twin Cities and beyond who are frustrated by a lack of house listings and lightning-fast sales, according to a survey of ...


Apartments, restaurant proposed for vacant land near the Village at Mendota Heights  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A long-deserted chunk of city-owned land adjacent to the Village at Mendota Heights housing and retail area is pegged for development once again. This time ...


Why it's so expensive to build a house in Minnesota right now  MinnPost

The inflation-adjusted median price of a new home in Minnesota is more than double what it was in 1970.


Twin Cities homebuilders see big declines in March  Star Tribune

Despite a slow start to 2019, some industry analysts expect a banner year for sales.


Twin Cities Realtors Say Housing Market May Be Cooling  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twin Cities realtors say the latest monthly indicators point to a market cool down. The median price for a home in July was $268,000.


Michele Bachmann Sells Her Twin Cities House For $945K: Photos  Stillwater, MN Patch

Michele Bachmann Sells Twin Cities House: Photos - Stillwater, MN - The former congresswoman and her husband have sold their home located just outside of ...


Minneapolis office towers attract new buyers as property sales boom  Star Tribune

Some of the most recognizable skyscrapers in downtown Minneapolis have recently been snatched up by deep-pocketed companies.


Opendoor looks to become big player in Twin Cities housing market  Star Tribune

With house prices teetering at record highs and buyers outbidding one another in some areas, it seems the last thing the housing market in the Twin Cities ...


The most significant action when selling your home? Staging.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Marina and Daniel Ein acquired an extraordinary collection of Oriental rugs, antiques and art over a lifetime of travel. When it came time to sell their ...


How much will Minneapolis' 2040 plan actually help with housing affordability in the city?  MinnPost

For all the buzz generated by the plan's call to eliminate single-family zoning, less attention has been paid to the notion of if, or to what extent, the change will ...


Senior housing operators expand reach in 2019  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Here is a look at some of the new senior living facilities that will break ground or finish construction in the Twin Cities this year.


Best Suburbs For Buying A House In The Twin Cities Metro  Woodbury, MN Patch

Best Suburbs For Buying A House In The Twin Cities - Woodbury, MN - It's a competitive market out there if you're looking to buy a home, but these are the best ...


Trying to downsize your home? Good luck with that  Minnesota Public Radio News

Some end up staying in place, unable to find alternative homes that meet their financial or lifestyle expectations. Others are simply paralyzed by indecision.


Opendoor already buying a home a day in Twin Cities, new GM says  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

About a month after launching in the Twin Cities, real estate technology startup Opendoor is buying, on average, one to one-and-a-half homes per day across ...


Karl W. Smith: The next housing bubble could come from technology  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A decade after the housing crash, it is now possible to buy or sell a house with the click of a mouse. If the practice catches on, it could lead to a far more efficient ...


Why lenders like Twin Cities industrial real estate  Finance and Commerce

Editor's note: Finance & Commerce is running an occasional series about the financing climate for various kinds of commercial real estate. Links to previous ...


Are Mixed-Use Projects the Right Path Forward for the Twin Cities?  Twin Cities Business Magazine

We explore the benefits and challenges of the mixed-use development approach.


Twin Cities landlords roll out red carpet for short-term rentals  Star Tribune

For years, apartment owners struggled to keep renters from offering a spare room to tourists and business travelers. Now, many are putting out the welcome mat.


The Twin Cities housing market is heating up  KMSP-TV

The change of season means a more active at housing market.


In Minneapolis, the Majority of Households are Now Occupied by Renters  Twin Cities Business Magazine

The shift comes as many are calling for more renter inclusion in neighborhood organizations as part of Minneapolis' Neighborhoods 2020 plan.


Twin Cities housing affordability hit another 10-year low in October  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Home affordability in the Twin Cities metro area hit another decade-low in October, according to the Minneapolis Area Realtors' latest survey released Friday.