St. Paul Real Estate Blog - Kris Lindahl for RE/MAX Results

St. Paul Lofts For SaleAlthough St. Paul is only considered a medium-sized city with a population of just under 300,000 people, you might be surprised at how diverse its real estate market is at just about every level. Along with condos, townhouses, and single-family homes of all shapes and sizes, residential loft conversions are also fairly common around Downtown St. Paul, which is great for buyers seeking out a unique and ultra-stylish living space located right in the heart of the city. 

Top loft buildings in St. Paul that certainly get a lot of attention from buyers specifically interested in an authentic residential loft space include The Lowry, the River Park Lofts, and MarketHouse, but the list doesn’t just stop there. 

The Rossmor, located at 500 Robert Street

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Every home buyer starts a search with a list of demands that ultimately help determine which home or condo is the best fit for his or her individual needs. For some buyers, an extra bedroom or two is a top priority when looking for that perfect new place to live, while others look more at the neighborhood, location, and a property’s close proximity to various community amenities as the starting point for what works, and what doesn’t. 

For someone who prefers more of an urban living experience, being situated near public transit can also play a big role in where you start a home search, especially around the downtown core. In St. Paul, one of the busier transpiration hubs is the Metro Green Line, which conveniently connects downtown Minneapolis with

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The Twin Cities region in general is red hot right now, but St. Paul specifically is quickly establishing itself as a top place to call home in 2017. Don’t believe us? Just ask the fine folks over at Livability.com, who happened to rank St. Paul 40th overall on its list of “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in 2017. 

Despite the cold and often harsh winters we experience here in Minnesota, it seems more people are moving to St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities area than ever before. And with job growth on the rise and housing and living costs still widely considered more than reasonable, it’s easy to see why. 

So if you’re thinking about a move to St. Paul and want a basic breakdown of what it’s like and what to expect, here’s an at-a-glance look at

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Believe it or not, St. Paul is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, even despite Minnesota’s cold, harsh winters that make riding just a little more challenging from roughly November to March. But over the years, the city of St. Paul has invested heavily in bicycle infrastructure, which includes everything from building and maintaining a huge network of off-street bicycle pathways and trails to adding more and more bike lanes throughout the city that help ensure riding a bike in town is safer and more efficient. 

If you’re new to the St. Paul area or are perhaps thinking about buying a home in St. Paul sometime in the near future, you’re probably still somewhat unfamiliar with all the bicycle amenities the city has to offer. But as

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Homes For Sale Near Bruce Vento Trail The Bruce Vento Regional Trail is one of the most used recreational trails in the entire Twin Cities region. Stretching nearly 7 miles long, the Bruce Vento Trail not only runs through St. Paul but also parts of Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, and Maplewood as well. 

The trail itself occupies an abandoned stretch of the Burlington Northern Railroad, while also intersecting with the Gateway State Trail in Maplewood, which continues to a point just east of beautiful Lake Phalen. 

For potential St. Paul home buyers who love getting outside and staying active, living near the Bruce Vento Trail is absolutely a gift that keeps on giving. Even during the winter months, as long as there isn’t a ton of snow on the ground, it’s refreshing to get outside to go for

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More public transit options could be on the way for St. Paul, which could even include service to parts of Western Wisconsin, believe it or not. 

According to reports, there seems to be a strong push for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire, WI all the way back over to St. Paul’s Union Depot, which could potentially include a stop in nearby Stillwater, MN as well. 

Already, thousands of Wisconsin residents commute to the Twin Cities each and every day, so train service to at least some of these cities and towns seems to make a lot of sense on the surface.

The idea of passenger train service from Western Wisconsin to St. Paul is nothing new, however, and has actually been discussed as far back as 2009. But this most recent

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Home Prices in Dayton's BluffSt. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood initially started to be recognized as an up-and-coming community a couple years ago when many of its older homes began being purchased, rehabbed, and re-sold to home buyers who appreciate historic homes but also wanted, or needed, to buy on the cheap. 

For years, Dayton’s Bluff was hardly an option for anybody looking for a new place to live, especially as crime continued to plague the area for as far back as some locals can even remember. Today, however, the neighborhood vibe is completely different and its transformation into one of St. Paul’s hottest communities in nothing short of miraculous. 

Right around this time last year in fact, the revitalization of Dayton’s Bluff was starting to make headlines, both

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New construction single-family homes that are well within walking distance to Downtown St. Paul aren’t always easy to find, which is what makes the new Pleasant Ridge community so unique. 

Consisting of just 8 new homes, Pleasant Ridge is located just off Summit Avenue in St. Paul’s highly desirable Ramsey Hill neighborhood, which of course provides quick and easy access to the highway, and also features a “pleasant” residential vibe that includes quiet tree-lines streets, plenty of historic houses scattered throughout the area, and plenty of walkability for local residents and home owners to enjoy. 

Homes for sale in Pleasant Ridge are being built by JMS Custom Homes and mostly include three bedrooms and three bathrooms, although two of the eight

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Thinking about selling your St. Paul home in 2017? With the Twin Cities real estate market projected to remain hot during the early part of the new year, finding easy and efficient ways that help make your home stand out can go a long way in getting a deal done quickly. And when it comes to making your home stand out, properly staging it to specifically appeal to today’s home buyers is precisely where you need to start. 

When many St. Paul home sellers first hear the word “staging,” fears of spending thousands and thousands of dollars are what sometimes first come to mind. But before you hit the panic button so-to-speak, understand that even small changes and design elements make a difference. So regardless of how minimal some of these tips might seem,

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Luxury St. Paul Real EstateRegardless of whether you’re in the market for an entry-level home or a luxury home in St. Paul, buying sooner rather than later makes a lot of sense if you hope to still take advantage of favorable mortgage rates. In addition, continued job growth and the strong demand for housing all over the Twin Cities area will also keep inventory down, leaving luxury buyers with even fewer options and opportunities than what you might otherwise see in a slower-paced market. 

With the holiday season now in the rearview mirror and the calendar officially flipped over to 2017, there’s no better time to take a look at what luxury homes are available in St. Paul than the present. From a number of historic houses situated just outside of downtown St. Paul to a variety

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