Blaine, MN Real Estate News

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
  The number of new listings decreased considerably in Blaine, Minnesota through 2011 as did the average sales price. Blaine’s lender mediated foreclosure/short sale homes in the lower price points that worked their way through the system continued to affect the average sales price. With this the average price per square foot dropped over 11% from triple digits to $88/sq ft. The lower pricing has brought out the buyers as closed sales are up for Blaine in 2011 over 2010. Listings are moving at relatively the same pace taking just a week longer to sell than in the previous year, up from 125 to 132 days on the market. Blaine sellers did receive a bit less than asking than in 2010 but still over 92% This north metro community has sold through most of its current home inventory and remains ...
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By Casey J. Anderson
(IBR Realty)
Looking To Buy Blaine Foreclosures? Are you thinking about buying one of the foreclosures in Blaine? Whether you own your own home now or are a Minnesota first time home buyer, you will want to learn the basics before going out to buy. While there are many great values in Blaine foreclosuresyou will want to be prepared for how to negotiate your offer. Information About Blaine When looking to buy a suburban home to the Twin Cities make the city of Blaine one of your possibilities. Just 13 miles from Minneapolis and 20 miles from Saint Paul, Blaine offers all the benefits of a Twin Cities suburb. As a neighboring community to the Twin Cities, the City of Blaine has doubled its population over the last 3 decades. Mostly located in the County of Anoka, some portions of Blaine are in Ramsey ...
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By Casey J. Anderson
(IBR Realty)
Selling a home today in Blaine can be a big challenge, especially with the tough competition from nearby short sales and foreclosures. Real estate values have been declining in part because of the low sales prices offered by banks who need to unload their inventory of their real estate owned. Roughly half of the sales in today's MN real estate market has come from non-bank home sellers. Are you searching for help to sell your Blaine home? Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent It's never been more important to work with a Blaine real estate agent who understands the recent trends in Blaine market values. When we come out and visit your property to complete a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA), we will compare your home to all of the recent sales in your neighborhood. We will need to look ...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
One of a kind single level home in a great location in Blaine. Now priced at $149,900 you get a beautiful yard backing up to a wildlife sanctuary and a park just a block away. Inside there is an open floor plan from the kitchen to living room and dining room. It has 2 bedrooms and a large laundry room with an area for an office. Check out the photo video tour: Go to my website for more information!
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By Matthew Johnson
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
Matt Johnson | Keller Williams Premier Realty | (800) 651-7515 Able St NE, Blaine, MN 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $186,000 Year Built 1997 Sq Footage 2,110 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .240 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION 3 bedrooms on 1 level, 2 tasteful baths, deck w/pergola, stainless kitchen, family room w/custom fireplace surround & dimmable lighting, hardwoods, vaulted living room, amusement room & oversized 2 1/2 car garage. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling - Hardwood floor - Family room - Living room - Bonus/Rec room - Office/Den - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Stainless steel appliances ...
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By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Interested in selling your home in Blaine, Minnesota? You likely know the importance of pricing your home correctly for the market and your area, and have taken care of major repairs and decluttering. But some other surprising factors can help sell your home, as mentioned in this article: 1. Neighbors We all know that bad neighbors can be bad news for selling a house; their unkept landscaping and old rusted lawnmower in the yard can be a turn-off to potential buyers. But conversely, they can be a huge asset as you sell. Your neighbors have personal motivation to secure good neighbors. They may know people who are looking, and/or they can help sell browsing buyers who have questions about the neighborhood. 2. Sensory Appeal It's easy to overdo it in this area, and it's also tricky - the ...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Coming up on April 9-10, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5pm) at the National Sports Center  in Blaine is the Home Improvement & Design Expo. National Sports Center Location: 1700 105th Avenue, Blaine MN 55449 There will be up to 150 Unique Exhibitors and two stages of FREE non-stop speakers, presentations & demos. Come and see everything A-Z that will make your home a masterpiece! This is the SMART place to find the BEST PRICES on the latest products & services being offered by local contractors and retailers in Minnesota!  Have a project coming up?  Get FREE info to start your project right. More info at for the Spring Home Improvement & Design Show here! FREE Tickets courtesy Chuck Carstensen RE/Max Results and Troy Crowe of Kitchen-eez.com.  Message Chuck via this blog or call 61...
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Lennar Announces The Woods At Quail Creek Grand Opening In Blaine, Minnesota Customers will be amazed by the Sinclair model priced from the low $300's   PRLog (Press Release) - Mar 09, 2011 - Lennar is excited about becoming a part of the Blaine Community with the grand opening of its Sinclair model at The Woods at Quail Creek.  Lennar carefully selected the Woods at Quail Creek because it offers a true neighborhood experience where homebuyers will appreciate the warm and intimate setting of a smaller enclave of homes surrounded by natural forest.  Recently named among the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine, the City of Blaine is a popular destination for growing families and young professionals. With all that the Twin Cities have to offer within an easy, quick commute, Bla...
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By Jennifer Tyre, luxury home specialist, short sale, bank owned, buyers agent
(Re/Max Results, house for sale in mn)
City of Blaine, MN city of Blaine, MN was originally a part of Anoka, which is another city in the state of Minnesota. Unlike the other cities around the area, the city of Blaine, MN was not a farming community. Due to environmental factors and conditions, the city of Blaine, MN was unable to farm but was known for their hunting skills. The city of Blaine, MN is a beautiful suburban community that is not far from the metropolitan area. This particular city’s real estate has become popular due to its prime location near the Twin Cities. Along with being a prime location, the city of Blaine, MN offers the community the beautiful and relaxing scenery provided by dozens of parks and trails. These parks include the amenities of playgrounds, camping, nature walks, as well as athletic fields f...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
The number of new listings increased a bit in Blaine, Minnesota through 2010 as did the average sales price. Blaine’s high valued home market in prices $500,000 showed a bit of movement this year and lender mediated foreclosure/short sale homes in the lower price points that worked their way through the system didn’t affect the average sales price as drastically as in the past two years. Closed sales are down for Blaine in 2010 over 2009 but real estate is continuing to sell. Listings are not staying on the market as long as in previous years with an average market time of 112 days. Blaine has sold through most of its current home inventory as it was an affordable option for buyers in the north metro homebuyer. With low levels of inventory in the lower price points, 2010 might be the y...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
At the New Year’s Eve comedy show at the Ham Lake VFW a few days ago, Scott Hansen quipped that with all the new bridges and overpasses on Hwy 65, you can just blow past Blaine now…But why would you want to? The community of Blaine, Minnesota has transformed over the past decade. Just drive down Highway 65 and see the Main Street (125th) overpass as well as several others and all of the new retail establishments, restaurants and even residential properties to get an idea of how the changes have affected the community. Though housing construction slowed during 2010, it has not completely stopped. New developments have continued to expand the housing base, especially in the townhome and lower level price points. Conveniently located along 35W and Highway 65 and connected by Highway 10 ju...
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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Today is the second open house I have scheduled for my latest listing and the second time we have had significant snow that same day. Today is by far worse as we have 2 foot snow drifts on my sidewalk. I think I will reschedule this open and work towards setting up more snow when I reschedule.   It sure is pretty though...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
The community of Blaine has continued to grow and expand in the north metro of the Twin Cities despite the economic downturn. Just drive down Highway 65 and see the Main Street (125th) overpass to get an idea of how the significant changes have affected the community. Though housing construction had slowed during 2008, it has not stopped and continues to be a force in 2009. New developments expand the housing base, especially in the townhome and lower level price points. Conveniently located along 35W and Highway 65 and connected by Highway 10 just north of the Twin Cities, Blaine is an attractive location for both business and residential development. The community is served by three school districts; Anoka Hennepin District #11, Centennial District #12, and Spring Lake Park District ...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Updated Real Estate Statisticsfor Blaine, MN (55449 & 55434) Number of Months Supply of Homes for Sale The months supply of homes for sale in Blaine Mnhas dropped in all price ranges, but short sales continue are still a large part of the inventory of homes for sale in Blaine Minnesota 55434 and 55449. This statistic is an indicator of supply and demand and is often referred to as the absorption rate. It is determined by using the current number of homes for sale on the market and the number of days it takes to sell a home (known as Days On Market or DOM) and figuring out how many months it would take to completely sell off all of the current inventory (assuming no more listings come to market). These numbers indicate that we are shifting back towards a slightly more favorable market f...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Welcome to Blaine MN! Here are some resources for new homeowners or prospective home buyers who are looking for real estate or homes for sale in Blaine MN 55434 and 55449. There are several newspapers serving our area and many can be found in the entryway of local businesses. Scroll down to view the video.  Newspapers Information    Newspaper Name  Telephone  Frequency  Blaine Life  763-421-4444  Weekly  Minneapolis StarTribune  612-673-4000  Daily  St. Paul Pioneer Press  651-222-5011  Daily  Blaine/Spring Lake Park Focus  651-633-3434  Weekly     Send via email to Friends & Family Feel free to contact me for more information on the Blaine MN real estate market, including:real estate statistics, housing information, homes for sale, rentals,and community information in Blaine MN 55449, ...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Welcome to Blaine MN!  Here are some resources for new homeowners or prospective home buyers who are looking for real estate in Blaine MN 55434 and 55449.  Depending on exactly where you live, you could either have Xcel Energy or Connexus Energy for your electric company.  Scroll down to view the video. Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone Contact Contact Phone Electricity Connexus Energy 763-323-2719 Duane Arens 763-323-2719 Electricity Xcel Energy 800-895-4999 Cusomer Service 800-895-4999 Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy/Minnegasco 800-269-1114 Arne Hendrickson 612- 321-5375 Wastewater Blaine Public Services 763-785-6123 Bob Therres 763-785-6123 Water Blaine Public Utilities 763-784-6700 Mike Ulrich 763-785-6166 Water Information         Water Source: Wells       Storage Capacity: 8,...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Welcome to Blaine MN.  Here is information on our local employers.  Scroll down for Blaine Community Video. Major Employers Products/Services Employee Count Aveda Corporation Scientific Research & Development Services 450 General Pattern Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 170 National Sports Center Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, & Similar Events 137 Carley Foundry Inc Foundries 130 Bermo Inc Scientific Research & Development Services 120 Parker Hannifin Corp. Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 102 Dayton Rogers Mfg Co Scientific Research & Development Services 101 Advance Tool Inc Machine Shops;Turned Prod.;& Screw,Nut & Bolt Mfg. 100 John's Auto Parts Auto Parts & Accessories Stores 96 Excel Dental Studios, Inc. Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing ...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Welcome to Blaine, MinnesotaA booming business and residential community, Blaine is one of the Twin Cities' largest and fastest growing communities. From 2002-2006 Blaine had 3,774 new housing units constructed in the city, the most in Minnesota. This north metro 34-square-mile city has become a viable business and residential area. Blaine is also the home of Minnesota's Olympic-class facility; the National Sports Center (NSC), an athletic facility designed for training, competition and accommodating a variety of activities and events. The NSC hosts the USA Cup, the world's second largest youth soccer tournament each July. Also the NSC has the Schwann's Super Rink, eight Olympic sized ice sheets under one roof. The NSC draws over 4 million people to Blaine each year. Blaine is home to t...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Updated Real Estate Statistics for Blaine MNNumber of Months Supply of Homes for Sale The months supply of homes for sale in Blaine MN is dropping in all price ranges. This statistics is an indicator of supply and demand.  It is determined by using the current number of homes for sale on the market and the number of days it takes to sell a home (known as Days On Market or DOM) and figuring out how many months it would take to completely sell off all of the current inventory (assuming no more listings come to market). These numbers indicate that we are shifting back towards a more balanced market and we are no longer in a very strong buyer market.  The buyers still have a bit of an advantage, but it is dwindling as the inventory of homes for sale is sold off. Send this information in an...
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