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

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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Parks in St. Paul At this point, it seems like every year the city of St. Paul is getting recognized for its fantastic public park system, which typically ranks at the top or near the top in every single category. Most rankings are based on park access, acreage, upkeep, and facilities, and if you’re someone who already calls St. Paul home, chances are you’re like the thousands of other Twin Cities residents who love staying active and being outside, making the parks and open green spaces in both Minneapolis and St. Paul essential to the lifestyle and daily routine of so many. 

In 2015, The Trust for Public Land’s annual rankings of big city parks put St. Paul at the top of the list, which was only the first year of its eligibility thanks to the rankings now including

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St. Paul Homes For Sale For Median Home ValueThe St. Paul real estate market is in a pretty healthy place right now, even despite home values shooting up 9% over the past year or so. Along with higher purchase prices, home sales are also up in the St. Paul area, although much of that trend strongly relates to a shrinking inventory and of course mortgage rates still hovering around all-time lows more than anything else. 

Recent statistics show the median price per square foot right now in St. Paul is somewhere around $159 a foot, which is actually slightly lower than the entire Minneapolis-St. Paul region grouped together. As a whole, the Twin Cities area is seeing a median price per square foot of $179 a foot, so you might say many homes and condos currently on the market in St. Paul are actually

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Things to Do in St. Paul This OctoberFrom free concerts and movies to fun runs and hockey, there’s plenty of fun brewing in and around St. Paul this October. For a closer look at some of the community happenings, here's a few items we've already added to our to-do list next month...

Minnesota Wild Preseason Game- October 8

Lace up your skates and get ready for another great season of hockey with the Minnesota Wild. The home team takes the ice on October 8 for a preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets. 

Color Vibe 5k- October 15

Run or walk in vibrant color at the Color Vibe 5k on October 15. The event kicks off at Harriet Island Park and blasts participants with vibrant displays of every color in the rainbow along the way.

Twin Cities Film Fest- October 19-29

Experience 10

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St. Paul Lofts For SaleDepending on where you go for news and information, some industry experts are saying more young home buyers are turning to the city and seeking out a more fast-paced urban lifestyle when looking for a place to live, while others are claiming more Millennials than you may think are instead opting for the suburbs.

If you’re someone who does prefer a more walkable, city-like living experience, St. Paul certainty isn’t short on options, regardless of whether you’re a first-time home buyer or not. And if a chic residential loft conversion may be at the top of your wish list, here are a few great options to choose from when starting your search:

The Lowry 350 St. Peter

Built in 1911, The Lowry might be St. Paul’s most distinguished residential loft

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Luxury St Paul Real EstateLooking for a luxury home for sale in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota? As the state capital and also the second most populous city in the state, there’s certainly no shortage of desirable options and opportunities when it comes to luxury homes and condos around the St. Paul area, especially if you love historic homes with all kinds of character and charm.

Unlike what you’ll see in nearby Minneapolis, where some of the most expensive property listings can reach and even exceed $5 million, even the highest-priced homes in St. Paul usually top out around $2 million, giving buyers a slightly better value and easily just as much appeal and desirability to say the least.

As a much smaller city in terms of both area and population, however, expect the inventory of

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St. Paul Real EstateWho said the summer season is a slow time for the Twin Cities real estate market? With August now coming to a close, home prices in St. Paul and the surrounding area area up, homes are selling faster, and inventory remains low as we head into the fall market. 

According to recently released data from the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, home buyers have signed 3.1% fewer purchase agreements in July compared to July of 2015, which is largely related to fewer homes being on the market and available to buy. In fact, new listings also dropped 5.5% year-over-year in July, but on the flip side, home sellers in the Twin Cities are receiving 98.4% of their original list price due to the limited inventory and strong demand for housing in our market. 

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