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

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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From a home buyer’s perspective, 2016 hasn't exactly been the best time to look for a new home, especially towards the end of the year when mortgage rates spiked and inventory continued to dwindle. In addition, the strong demand for housing in places like St. Paul and the rest of the Twin Cities region also kept home prices on the rise for most of 2016 as well, sometimes pricing young and first-time home buyers out of the market. 

If you’re looking for a little relief heading into the new year, you might be disappointed to learn that most projections have mortgage rates and home prices continuing their upward trend, likely posing more of the same challenges home buyers faced in 2016. 

Even with rates climbing, however, it’s still worth noting that

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Top St. Paul Neighborhoods of 2016With 2016 now pretty much in the books, potential home buyers will likely wait until the turn of the calendar to buy a new place. But with mortgage rates now reaching levels not seen since 2014 and home prices also continuing an upward trend, it’s more important than ever that home buyers in St. Paul find the best deals possible. So if you’re in the market for a new home in St. Paul, just where are some optimal places to begin a home search? Well, if you believe that data found on niche.com, a popular website that specifically analyzes and scores schools and neighborhoods all over the U.S., here are 2016’s best St. Paul neighborhoods. 

1) Macalester-Groveland

Scoring high in the Education and Public Schools categories, Macalester-Groveland seems to

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St. Paul Completed New Construction Homes For SaleAlmost everybody loves what a new construction home brings to the table, and even if you’re someone who prefers the charm and character of a vintage or historic home in St. Paul, chances are you’re still able to recognize all the benefits of living in a recently built home or condo. 

In a perfect world, most new home buyers in the St. Paul area would probably prefer to build their dream home from the ground up, which of course would enable you to incorporate all of the preferred finishes and customizations that fit your lifestyle and individual design preferences. But given how busy and complex most people’s lives are today, waiting for the construction process to wrap up before making that dreaded move isn’t always an option, leaving many potential

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St. Paul Home ValuesWith the end of 2016 fast-approaching, many real estate industry experts are already looking ahead to next year, trying to get a jump on how the local Twin Cities real estate market might fare as we kick off what's projected to be another strong year in 2017. 

Given we still have a full month ahead of us, though, there’s still plenty of time to analyze what’s currently happening around the marketplace, and specifically here in St. Paul. According to countless articles, publications, and market statistics, it might seem that the local St. Paul housing market has apparently made a full recovery, reaching a similar level to what we saw all the way back prior to the recession, which of course brought home prices and home values in the area tumbling down. 

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New Construction Homes For Sale in St. PaulEvery individual home buyer has his or her own specific wish list, but even despite certain preferences, needs, or wants, today’s buyers tend to share some of the same desires when it comes to buying a new home or condo. 

Recently, Builder took a closer look at just what many of today’s home buyers seek in a new place to live, asking a variety of real estate professionals to provide some insight on top design trends and what new construction home buyers are specifically requesting when customizing their new dream home. As you’ll see from the list, some of the items are pretty typical, while others may be a bit surprising. 

Open Layouts

Open layouts have been a top choice for awhile now. A great flow is perfect for entertaining, and it’s also more

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Homes & Condos For Sale Near Upper Landing ParkThe city of St. Paul is loaded with awesome parks and green spaces, and as previously pointed out, it’s a city that’s constantly being recognized for providing its residents with such amazing outdoor amenities. As you might already know, St. Paul certainly isn’t short on public park space, and if you happen to be in the market for a new home or condo somewhere in downtown St. Paul, there’s no better place to live than within walking distance to the city’s one-and-only Upper Landing Park. 

Positioned right along the north side of the Mississippi River, Upper Landing Park showcases the true beauty of St. Paul while also providing visitors and nearby residents with gorgeous views, open lawn space, fountains, and plenty of connecting pathways for walking,

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