August 2015

Found 4 blog entries for August 2015.


Back-to-school time is upon us. For some it’s a relief, for others, a scramble to find after-school care or activities for their kids. If you live in Minneapolis’ Southwest community and you’re your kids to Armatage Montessori you’ll have no after-school worries.

A public magnet school, located in Southwest Minneapolis, the school offers both academic and enrichment programs in the afternoon. These include:

  • Art
  • Bluegrass Concerts
  • Broadway
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Lego Robotics
  • Ukelele
  • Volleyball

Armatage Montessori serves 606 students in grades Pre-K through 5 with 30 full-time teachers. This gives the school a student/teacher ratio of 20:1. While this isn’t the best in the district, it doesn’t seem to keep the school

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We didn’t think the inventory of available homes in Minneapolis could shrink any smaller until we got a look at last month’s real estate statistics. Overall it’s a tough market for homebuyers and will remain so as long as homeowners aren’t moving.

News for Minneapolis Home Buyers

Inventories are down in all of Minneapolis’ neighborhoods, with the exception of University, where the inventory increased nearly 20 percent.

Citywide, the number of new listings decreased 13 percent while closed sales increased 8.5 percent. Competition for homes in decent condition is swift so if you’ll be shopping for a home, make sure you’re prepared for this market.

If you are on a tight budget, you may want to start your search for a Minneapolis home in Near

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Figuring out what’s hot in home searches is interesting ― it gives us an idea of what homebuyers are looking for. This week, in the Minneapolis market at least, it appears that condos are the hot sellers. At least they’re getting the most attention here on

Here are the three most-viewed listings this week:


Eat Street Loft

This two-level beauty is the most popular listing here on, and for good reason. First, the price is amazing, only $275,000. Then, it’s a roomy 1,412 square feet, holding 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an office.

This home is located in the Whittier neighborhood in the Arts Quarter Lofts, featuring heated underground parking. But it’s the location that makes it most

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There are so many events happening this month it was challenging to narrow our choices to only five but we rose to the occasion and think our list is pretty good. Check out these events happening in August 2015 in the Twin Cities.

New Brighton Stockyard Days

It’s the week we wait all year for!  Lots of food, loads of great music and an amazingly good time for all happens August 2nd to the 10th at Long Lake Regional Park. Stockyard Days events kick off with the Corral Open golf tourney. Then you can enjoy the softball tournament, kid’s parade, movie night, the medallion hunt, antique car run and more. Most Stockyard Days events require no admission charge but parking is $3. Find out more at

Twin Cities Polish Festival

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