July 2015

Found 7 blog entries for July 2015.

 

St. Paul is a distinctive city, and it just keeps getting better. From art lovers to sports fans and from young families to active retirees, this city has a place for everyone. Nature is never too far away, nor is a night on the town if that’s your pleasure. The downtown area is alive and pulsing with activity.

You know you’re in the heart of downtown St. Paul when you hit the City Walk Condominiums. More than 225 condos cover 27 stories, with studio, one, and two-bedroom condos. There are also a few highly desired three bedroom homes. A few of the top floor homes even feature fireplaces.

Built in 1982, this was one of the first condo buildings to link with the skyways. That means you can always get anywhere you want to go, quickly and

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Here we are in mid-summer in St. Paul and the real estate market here is hotter than July. Yes, we’re still in a seller’s market and it shows no signs of abating, at least in the near future.

Let’s take a look at St. Paul’s overall real estate statistics and then we’ll break out some neighborhood stats.

St. Paul’s Inventory of Available Homes

I’m sure we don’t need to tell St. Paul homebuyers that inventory is tight in the city. The number of homes to hit the market last month tumbled another almost 9 percent over last year’s figure. Since the number of homes sold also increased (more than 21 percent), inventory dropped to a paltry 3.3 months’ supply of homes for sale. This is down more than 20 percent over last year’s inventory.

If you’ve

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Bicycle - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/asnae-737475/

As more people become health conscious, biking is becoming a more popular mode of transportation. When you bike, it is important to pedal where it is safe. Here are some reasons why St. Paul, Minnesota is a bicycle friendly city.

Bike Paths and Bike Lanes

Most any city in the United States lacks a sufficient amount of bike lanes and paths, which separate bicyclists from traffic. Minneapolis and St. Paul have a combined total of eighty four miles of bike paths and forty four miles of bike lanes.

Nice Ride Minnesota

For people who don't have room to store their own bike or travelers who want to bike while in town, check out Nice Ride Minnesota. For a fee, you can rent a bike in half hour intervals.

Bicycle Shops

Whether you need to buy

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So, what are your plans for this weekend? Although we’re looking at possible rain today and Saturday, Friday and Sunday weather, so far, looks ideal for getting outdoors and enjoying everything on tap in St. Paul. We picked out a couple events that we think you’ll enjoy.

Ramsey County Fair

The annual Ramsey County Fair opened yesterday and it runs through Sunday. There is so much going on here that you really need to visit the website to decide which day or days you’ll attend. You can check out the 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, pet show, fireworks and more. Admission is free and parking is only $3.00. The fair is open today 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon until midnight and on Sunday from noon until 9:30 p.m.

Highland

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Dining

Brasa Premium Rotisserie is Minnesota’s favorite place to grab a meal that mixes the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean and the Southern US. They are open seven days a week in Saint Paul and Minneapolis featuring the traditional ingredients of these regions in nourishing entrees.

All of the ingredients and flavors are brought in from local sources featuring organic and natural products. Enjoy 100% natural meats, dairy and eggs as well as organic ingredients, Fair Trade coffee and tea. If you love soul food, casual dining and excellent flavors, check out Brasa Premium Rotisserie. Here is a look at what to expect.

What to Expect

The restaurant can be found at 600 East Hennepin in Minneapolis and 777 Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, MN. You can stop in

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Who doesn’t want a deal when it comes to buying real estate in St. Paul? If you’re willing to put in some elbow grease to bring our first deal up to snuff you may end up paying less for housing every month than you would if you rented.

Keep in mind that FHA’s 203k program is ideal for the buyer who purchases a fixer. Roll the cost of the rehab and the price of the home into one loan!

 

Live in one, rent the other one out!

This Frogtown conversion from a single-family home to a duplex is one of the most-viewed listings on the St. Paul MLS. Built in 1900, the property features a single-car detached garage and a small, fenced yard.

Yes, this one needs some work, but you can’t beat the price: $38,300.

 

Looking for low-maintenance

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September 10, 2015 is back-to-school day for St. Paul Public Schools students and parents are starting to think about which school is best for their children.

The Kris Lindahl Team understands that when shopping for a home, choosing the right school is not only important for the family, but for the future resale value of the home. Homes in close proximity to a quality school hold their values better than those near poorer performing schools. So, let’s get to know the schools in St. Paul. This month we shine the spotlight on St. Anthony Park Elementary School (SAP Elementary).

St. Paul Public Schools, teaches more than 39,000 students and administers 67 schools including 48 elementary schools, eight middle schools, seven high schools, three

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