Minneapolis Real Estate Blog - Kris Lindahl

Minneapolis Homes For Sale With Over 10,000 Square Feet When it comes to buying a luxury home in Minneapolis, there are usually plenty of highly desirable and highly attractive options to consider that feature high-end finishes, plenty of living space, and a location that won’t disappoint. 

But along with all the different listings that start around $500,000 or so, luxury home buyers might also see a few properties on the market that are, should we say, over-the-top. 

Homes with six to seven bedrooms, seven to nine bathrooms, and over 10,000 square feet certainly aren’t commonplace around the Minneapolis area, but that certainly doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And unlike in many coastal cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, or Seattle, where home prices are out of this world, you also get a

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Twin Cities New DevelopmentDevelopment is widespread all over the Twin Cities area right now, and it’s something that is especially evident when you can see it all unfolding on a map. 

Just this month alone, developers have proposed several new large-scale developments for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including a massive 26-story apartment tower and another luxury hotel-condo combo development that’s being planned for the North Loop. 

With so much construction transforming the Twin Cities metro area, it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with that’s going on, which is why Business Journal just recently launched a pretty cool new tool they’re calling ‘Crane Watch.’

An interactive map that tracks ongoing and future development all over the Twin Cities, Crane Watch

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Downtown Minneapolis CondosWith condo inventory down throughout much of Downtown Minneapolis, an investment group is currently planning to develop a new 8-story hotel and condo building that could potentially include up to 125 luxury hotel rooms and 70 high-end condominium residences. 

According to multiple reports, the investment group, which is headed by Howard Bergerud, has already acquired the building site, which is almost entirely used as a surface parking lot and located along First Street North not far from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  

Along with the hotel rooms and condo residences, plans also involve three levels of underground parking, as well as restaurant and retail space that would mostly occupy the building’s ground level. 

The reported

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Job growth is no doubt one of the key elements in what’s boosting the Minneapolis housing market right now and no industry is adding jobs to the state of Minnesota quite like tech. 

According to recently released data from CompTIA, Minnesota added an estimated 2,226 new technology jobs in 2016, brining the state’s overall total number of workings in the technology industry to roughly 140,970. 

The recent spike in tech jobs added to the Minnesota economy now ranks the state 17th among the 50 states in terms of tech-related employment, and that ranking is expected to get even better as the local tech sector here in the Twin Cities area and throughout the state continues to expand. 

Also noted in CompTIA’s findings is that technology accounts for

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Known for being the largest link in Minneapolis’ famous Chain of Lakes, Lake Calhoun is truly one of the city’s defining characteristics. Almost entirely surrounded by park land that’s managed by the city, anyone who lives nearby has easy and direct access to miles of walking trails, bike paths, beaches, picnic areas, and countless other outdoor recreational amenities that help make Minneapolis a fabulous place to call home all year long if you’re someone who loves to get outside and stay active. 

Located just southwest of Downtown Minneapolis and part of the Calhoun-Isles neighborhood, living near Lake Calhoun also means enjoying some pretty stunning views of the water, especially if you live inside one of the many mid-rise condo buildings that

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If you live or work around Downtown Minneapolis, it appears you’ll have yet another place to choose from when grabbing lunch or dinner, especially if you’re situated near Nicollet Mall. 

According to reports, a beer-centric restaurant dubbed HopCat will be making its debut this summer inside a street level space of the Nic on Fifth luxury apartment complex. 

As noted in the released, HopCat will feature at least 100 different beers on tap, which will include over 30 beers from craft breweries here in Minnesota. 

With roughly 5,500 square feet of space, HopCat will be large enough to hold about 240 seats, but will also feature an additional 100 seat outdoor patio in the summer. 

The food menu at HopCat will be a traditional pub-style menu and

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The good news for Twin Cities home buyers looking for new construction is that the number of permits issued last month was on the rise. The bad news, however—the number of available new construction homes throughout the area is still low. 

According to new data from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, 339 new permits were issued in February, which will combine to bring 717 residential units to the area, mostly consisting of single-family homes and luxury apartment residences. 

Compared to this time last year, that’s actually a 93% increase in permits issued, and an 18% increase in the number of units being planned overall. And in case you were wondering, 54% of those planned 717 units are multifamily or attached units, while the remaining

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Spring Landscaping TipsSpring is around the corner, which means it’s almost time to get outside and clean up your lawn after yet another cold winter and snowy season. 

Along with feeling better about your home and boosting its curb appeal, a beautiful landscape can also bump up you’re home’s value when it’s time to sell, or at the very least attract more buyers whenever you decide to put it on the market. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s landscaping this summer but are working with a tight budget, here are a few quick tips for giving your front yard an affordable make-over: 

  • Check out Craigslist and other classified ad websites

Regardless of whether you’re looking for planters, gardening equipment, or other landscaping supplies,

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Minneapolis New Construction Homes For SaleAlthough new construction inventory around the Minneapolis area is tight right now, there seems to be a few extra opportunities near the airport to buy new than what you’ll find in just about any other location in town. 

Wedged in between Minnehaha Regional Park and Lake Nokomis is a quiet residential part of Minneapolis that’s perfect for just about any home buyer out there who might prefer somewhat of a suburban feel. The upside to this location outside of its laid-back ambiance and easy access to so many different outdoor recreational amenities, however, is that you’ll also be just a short drive away from the heart of the Downtown Minneapolis as well, truly giving residents the best of both worlds. 

For potential buyers who also already work at

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U.S. News & World Report is widely recognized as being a leading media outlet for consumer advice, rankings, and analysis, which is why its annual list of Best Places to Live in the United State is so highly anticipated. 

Earliest this month, the 2017 rankings were released, and although the Minneapolis-St. Paul area wasn’t quite as high up on the list as some might assume, it still scored high enough to just squeak inside the top 20, ahead of Madison, Grand Rapids, and Houston. 

According to their findings, Minneapolis-St. Paul, which ranked No. 17 overall, was specially recognized as being a top place to call home in 2017 for both its big city amenities and its charming Midwestern feel, which truly provides potential home buyers the best of both

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