Minneapolis Real Estate Blog - Kris Lindahl

Best Places to Search Vintage Homes For Sale in MinneapolisWhen it comes to the search for vintage Homes, Minneapolis supplies some exceptional options to choose from. New homebuyers need look no further than the areas of Calhoun Isles and Longfellow.

Calhoun Isles

Named to reflect local waterways, affluent Calhoun Isles is one of the most prestigious in the area. Sometimes referred to as Uptown, the community includes a number of different neighborhoods, each with its own unique selection of homes.

Lowry Hill, in particular, provides a variety of pre 1900s-era homes, constructed in Victorian style, as well as a selection of English Tudor, Mediterranean, Colonial and other designs. More than a century old, many of the homes of this neighborhood are virtually unchanged, while other large homes have since been

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Condo Buildings in Minneapolis With the Best ViewsFrom the twinkling city lights to the convenience of area parks, shops, restaurants and entertainment, you’ll find some of the best city views in Minneapolis. In particular, three condo developments rise to new heights of luxury when it comes to the exceptional city scenery they supply.

Phoenix on the River - 222 2nd St NE

Serving up breathtaking views of the city skyline and the Mississippi River, Phoenix on the River offers the ideal spot for condo buyers. Right on the riverfront and historic Main Street, the development is minutes away from some of downtown’s most popular sites and attractions.

For an added bonus, choose the views from a two-story penthouse unit atop the building, with multiple terraces providing several hundred square feet of

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Vintage Minneapolis Condos For Sale Found just south of the downtown area, the Phillips neighborhood is an ideal location when searching for vintage condos in Minneapolis.

This diverse community dates back generations, with a unique variety of vintage-style homes to choose from, many of them reimagined from their former use or simply remodeled to reflect the demands of a more modern lifestyle.

Midtown Exchange

With loft-style appeal, Midtown Exchange presents vintage residential units with large windows and vaulted ceilings. Once the site of a late 1920s-era Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center, the reimagined building now houses hundreds of residential units belonging to Midtown Exchange, and others.

This urban residential building includes such original features as concrete

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Condo Buildings in Minneapolis With the Best AmenitiesFrom swimming pools to heated parking, lawn bowling to playgrounds, it seems there’s virtually no limit to amenities offered by some of the most coveted condo buildings in Minneapolis.

Portland Tower

With the luxury of new construction, Portland Tower provides upscale living with the amenities to match. This exciting building includes the comfort and convenience of heated indoor parking and some guest parking, along with a high-speed elevator and a large community room, supplying a full kitchen. 

There’s also an outdoor community space on the 6th floor with room for grilling, as well as an exercise room and a building security system. A short distance from Mississippi River biking and walking trails, public transportation, plus nearby shops and

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The city of Minneapolis is making a strong pitch to developers to build up on the city’s north side neighborhoods by offering all sorts of incentives, which is an effort that the Star Tribune picked up just recently. 

As a part of Minneapolis that was among the worst hit during the recession, the recovery throughout much of the city’s north side hasn’t been quite as robust as in other parts of town, which of course is the primary motivation for the new plan-of-action. 

Officially rolled out back in February, the program will offer developers up to 75,000, and even individuals up to $25,000, for building a new house on one of the 400 to 500 vacant lots currently occupying the North Side, which is no small chunk of change. But with the city also

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Cove at Northwoods Park Homes For SaleAccording to recent reports, another D.R. Horton community could be coming to a development site near Target’s Brooklyn Park campus, which is sits only about a half hour from downtown Minneapolis. 

Being called Cove at Northwoods Park, D.R. Horton’s new community would encompass roughly 21-acres, and Landmark Development—the land developer behind the project—could begin ground and infrastructure work as early as June should the project pass through the approval process. 

The name of the new community is derived from its eventual location along the east side of Northwoods Park, which is a fairly large public park facility that features soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, a playground, and a picnic pavilion. 

If approved, Cove at

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Harvester Lofts For SaleThe Harvester Lofts building in downtown Minneapolis is one of the city’s coolest loft conversions. Originally built back in 1916, the old warehouse that sits at 618 Washington Avenue was only recently transformed into chic and stylish living spaces, making it one of the most sought after loft or condo buildings in all of Minneapolis. 

Inside, lofts for sale at The Harvester Lofts feature all the classic finishes you’d expect from an authentic warehouse loft conversion, which including huge open layouts, high concrete ceilings, gorgeous hardwood flooring and polished concrete in the main living areas, and even oversized concrete columns in select units. For added desirability, each residence is also equipped with a nicely sized private balcony, which

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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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