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

As we get further and further into 2017, housing inventory continues to be an issue facing the Twin Cities market, and more specially buyers who are desperately trying to find a new place to live. 

According to recently released sales figures, the median sales price back in April jumped another 6.3% to $245,500, brining it to a level that hasn’t been seen in over a decade. 

With fewer homes on the market all throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, home sellers are taking notice and aggressively pricing their properties when looking to sell. And unfortunately for buyers, there isn’t a whole lot that can be done outside of paying the asking price, or at the very least close to it.  

For added perspective, there were 20% fewer homes on the market

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St. Paul Firehouse For SaleA very unique property has just recently been put up for sale in St. Paul and the St. Paul Planning and Economic Development Department are planning to do everything they can to ensure it remains part of the city’s landscape. 

Once the oldest active firehouse in St. Paul, Station 10 was originally built all the way back in 1885 and was actually still in use by the St. Paul Fire Department until recently. 

Now out of commission, however, the city of St. Paul is seeking offers from a developer who may want to re-vamp the existing structure while maintaining its original charm and character. 

Located at 754 Randolph Avenue, not far from plenty of shopping and dining along West Seventh Street, Station 10 actually sits in a prime location, which

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Spirit of Brandtjen Farm Homes For SaleReports have recently surfaced that detail plans for the latest addition of Lakeville’s sprawling Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community, which is one of the largest residential developments in the entire Twin Cities region. 

Having already been approved by Lakeville city officials, the next phase of Spirit of Brandtjen Farm will reportedly include 253 more home sites and act as the community’s 18th addition overall. 

Each of the 253 lots will be broken down into 190 detached single-family homes (with 152 of those homes being a cottage-style single-family home) and an additional 63 detached townhouse residences. The new development will also include the construction of several key common areas, which will also entail adding a new community clubhouse.  

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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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