Minneapolis Real Estate Blog - Kris Lindahl

Minneapolis New Home ConstructionIf you’re someone who’s been worried about inventory issues in Minneapolis and even throughout the Twin Cities area as a whole, you’ll be delighted to hear that approximately 465 permits were pulled during the month of October, which equates to over 100 more compared to this same time last year. 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 12 to 18 months, chances are you already know buyer demand has been strong throughout the duration of 2016, and even months prior to this year. Single-family homes are selling faster than ever, and because of the tightened inventory, home prices all over the Twin Cities have also been on the rise. 

According to recently released stats from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, October wasn’t the only

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Minneapolis Short SalesSelling any Minneapolis home may seem like a daunting task on the surface, but when you owe more than the home is worth and are forced into a short sale, the stress level tends to shoot through the roof. But if you’re a home owner in the Twin Cities area are considering the possibility of short selling your home, here are a few quick tips for navigating the complex short sale process:

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

First and foremost, don’t be intimated by the words “short sale.” Ask as many questions as you can, do your homework, and familiarize yourself with the process in order to make the best possible decision for your individual situation. Ask lenders exactly what documents you’ll need to provide and talk to one of our local short sale

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North Loop Minneapolis Condos and LoftsEvery year, Business Insider, and various other publications and websites for the matter, release a list of what they consider to be “cool” or “hot” neighborhoods throughout the country right now, which can certainly be a fun blurb to read if you’re someone who is familiar with one of the neighborhoods featured or perhaps already live there.

This year, one prominent Minneapolis neighborhood made the cut, which to anybody who already calls the Twin Cities area home, should be of little surprise. Based on a variety of factors that relate to culture, nightlife, and the overall location/neighborhood vibe, Business Insider recognized the North Loop/Warehouse Historic District as being one of the “Coolest Neighborhoods in North America” in 2016—an honor that in

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It’s hard to believe the fall season is upon us, but here we are once again ready for the leaves to start changing colors and the football and soccer seasons to be in full swing here in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota. And with the Twins having yet another tough season, thankfully we have one of the best teams in Football to cling to with the purple and gold. 

So if you’re finally ready to say goodbye to summer and kick off the fall season, there are some big things happening in and around Minneapolis during the month of October, with just a few that happened to catch our eye listed below. 

2016 Ryder Cup- Through October 2

The 2016 Ryder Cup winds down October 2, bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors and some of the best golfers in the

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Minneapois Real EstateAs a major city in the U.S. and easily the largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis certainly isn’t short on upscale condominiums and other attached homes. From historic and authentic residential loft conversions to high-end high-rises that hold some of the fanciest living spaces in town, there’s truly something for just about everyone out there looking for a new place to live when it comes to the condo market in downtown Minneapolis.

When navigating what’s currently available, there’s no doubt you’ll have plenty of choices to pick from as a potential condo buyer. But if you’re someone who’s really only satisfied with the best of the best, beginning your search with the following top buildings featured below might not only save you some time, but also a

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Luxury Homes in MinneapolisThere’s no denying that everyone’s picture-perfect idea of what a dream home in Minneapolis should look like is different. Some might prefer a countryside estate located just outside the city, while others might feel a penthouse high up in one of downtown’s towering high-rises is the only way to live.  

Regardless of whether you’re perfectly content with where you live, are planning to move to Minneapolis from out of town, or just enjoy keeping current with what’s currently on the  market, browsing some of Minneapolis’ highest-priced homes and condos is always a good time—but especially if you're one of the lucky ones ready to buy. 

If a luxe condo is high-up on your wish list, you’ll quickly find that the famed Carlyle building in the heart of

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With training camp finally wrapping up, the 2016 NFL season is right around the corner. We know, hard to believe, right? Regardless of how fast the summer season flies by, though, it’s time to gear up for another fun year of Vikings football. And if you’re not lucky enough to swing over to the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium this year to catch a game, here are just some of the best spots in town to enjoy a little Sunday afternoon pigskin: 

The Pourhouse - 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN

Easily one of  Minneapolis’ largest sports bars, if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, plenty of good food, and tons of tasty beer and drink options, The Pourhouse is the place to be to catch the reigning NFC North champs. 

Patrick McGovern's Pub - 225 7th St. West

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Minneapolis 7th Best Running CityThere are countless ways to get in your daily exercise, but for some, there’s nothing quite like going for a long run or jog to get the blood flowing. Perhaps the real beauty behind running is that you don’t need a field, court, or countless pieces of equipment to enjoy a nice pleasant jog around some of Minneapolis’ most desirable neighborhoods. But unlike so many other cities across the country where you might have just one or two really good places to go for a quick run, local runners in Minneapolis are provided with an abundance or running trails and pathways that weave their way all through town, which all seem to offer rather scenic and picturesque routes that take full advantage of the awesome natural landscape that surrounds Minnesota’s largest

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According to recent reports, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians has acquired the Amble Hardware building located at 2109 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis with plans to develop an affordable housing project in its place. 

The building site is situated near one of Minnesota’s largest concentration of American Indians, not to mention just a couple hundred feet from the Metro Transit Blue Line light rail station along Franklin Avenue. 

As first reported by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the plan calls for demolition of the old hardware store building and the construction for a large mixed-use development that would include around 115 affordable housing units.

The project, which is being called Mino-bimaadiziwin (Ojibwe for "living the

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Homes For Sale Near Midtown Greenway - MinneapolisOver the years, Minneapolis has been recognized by a wide-range of websites and publications as being one of the best cities for biking in the entire country. Along with a growing network of bike lanes and bike sharing programs, Minneapolis is also filled with an abundance of bike trails and pathways that help make riding here fun, easy, and convenient. 

Among those trails is the famous Midtown Greenway—a 5.5 mile long former railroad corridor that runs almost the entire length of South Minneapolis. Running parallel with Lake Street from basically the Mississippi River all the way over past Lake Calhoun, there’s usually plenty of great opportunities for potential home buyers to eventually live near the Midtown Greenway trail, which for anybody who

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