Blaine, MN Real Estate News

By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Blaine MN 55433 55449, Anoka County, Minnesota • Blaine MN Homes for Sale Under $150K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $150K to $200K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $200K to $250K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $250K to $300K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $300K to $400K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $400K to $500K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale $500K to $750K• Blaine MN Homes for Sale Over $750K• All Blaine MN Homes for Sale Just touch the links above to see homes currently listed for sale in Blaine MN, Anoka County, 55434, 55449. A Brief Overview of Blaine, Minnesota: Blaine is a booming business and residential community.  It is one of the Twin Cities' fastest growing and largest communities.  Between 2002-2006 we added 3,774 new housing units within the city which was the most in Minnesota. The 34 square mile no...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Last week on the way home from an orthodontist appointment for my son we detoured down a Blaine street following a bright pink sign advertising a late season garage sale. We turned into a dead end road but not a single garage door was opened on this cold gray early morning but we discovered an even more exciting treasure...Another Uniquely Minnesota Artful distraction. At the end of the cul de sac there was the remnants of a beautiful perennial garden. In the center of the garden, surrounded by wood chips and hostas with leaves starting to yellow, was a wonderfully carved display of wooden roses. Now I know Marie Osmond had a hit with Paper Roses way back when, but these wooden American Beauties are really something to sing about! Good thing I had my camera with as we were going to take...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Blaine is expanding by leaps and bounds in the north metro of the Twin Cities. The residential real estate construction boom in Blaine during the past decade has slowed but not stopped making new and existing home purchase opportunities very affordable. 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 #16. Blaine is best known for the National Sports Center a sport and meeting facility that hosts an annual worldwide soccer event and Tournament Players Club golf course where the PGA Senior tour is played every summer.Real...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
  Blaine, Minnesota Housing StatisticsSeptember 2008     Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INCfor the period of September 1, 1007 through September 30, 2008. Buyers: Receive a CASH BONUS of 2% of the sale price up to a maximumof $10,000.00 after closing when you purchase a home with me. Sellers: Your home SOLD in 39 days or less GUARANTEED,or I'll pay you up to $10,000 after closing! *National Real Estate Stimulus Program* Participant To view my interactive on-line real estate magazine with listings, select the banner below:  Touch the banner below to send this information to your friends or family! Patti Ann Kasper, Your Minnesota and North Metro Twin Cities Real Estate Expert!© Copyright Patti Ann Kasper 2008 All Right Reserved.Associates o...
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By Jim Bastyr
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
  FREE CMA- CLICK HERE   FIND YOUR NEXT HOME- CLICK HERE We want to be your ONE STOP SHOP when it comes to Real Estate.  If you have a question about Real Estate or would like the name of a professional for anything involving your home, please post it below. If we have helped you with the purchase or sale of your home, we would be forever grateful if you could share you experience with us in a post below.  Also the greatest gift you could ever give us is the trust of helping a friend or loved one realize their dream of home ownership.  Please feel free to refer them to this blog.  Thank you and God Bless. got jim and holly?  
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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
This is great news from Minnesota Department of Transportation.   New Anoka County Road 14 bridge over Highway 65 opens Friday, Aug. 29 in Blaine 121st Ave./Paul Parkway, 129th Ave. close for overpass construction ROSEVILLE, Minn. - The new Anoka County Road 14 bridge over Highway 65 in Blaine is scheduled to open early afternoon on Friday, Aug. 29. County Road 14 has been closed since March 31 for construction of a bridge and interchange at Highway 65. The single-point diamond interchange brings all traffic to a single traffic signal in the middle of the bridge. At the same time, the intersections of 121st Avenue/Paul Parkway at Highway 65 and 129th Avenue at Highway 65 will close permanently for construction of new overpasses. Traffic will detour on 117th Avenue, County Road 14 or 131...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Blaine, Minnesota Housing Statistics - September 2008Select the table below to see Blaine Homes for Sale or touch here: Blaine, Minnesota Housing Statistics - August 2008Select the table below to see Blaine Homes for Sale or touch here:   Here are the latest housing statistics for Blaine, Minnesota for July 2008.  Blaine includes zip codes 55449, 55434, and 55014. Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INCfor the period of July 1, 1007 through Sept 30, 2008. For more information about my services, guarantees, or how I can help youfind your next home, sell your home, buy a business or investment property.Just call Patti Ann Kasper today at 763-548-1418! To view my interactive on-line real estate magazine with listings, select the banner below:  Touc...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
A decade ago when we made our move to Anoka County, unique sites along the road often surprised us. There were the little buildings resembling outhouses near the end of every driveway. These of course are shelters for children waiting for the school bus. There were hawks on roadside power lines looking down to the road or a sod field looking for its next meal to run by. And then there would be something amazing to really stop you in your tracks...Something that looks like a steel dragon! When we first saw this Artful Distraction in Blaine, it was nose to nose with its mirror image. The pair of shining steel sculptures glistened as they blocked the driveway and guarded the entry to the property. I have to admit, I have never noticed the actual home they protect but when looking at these ...
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By J.B. Anderson
(JB Anderson Inspections)
Not sure the sport bottle you drink from or the container you ear your lunch out of is safe? There has been a lot of hype in the media lately about this. I did some digging and found a great article written by Mimi Brodeur of Newhouse News Service that explains what those numbers, and others, really mean to the average consumer.  J.B. Anderson J.B.Anderson Inspections Inc. ############# Some hard plastics may pose health risks while some lightweight plastics are recommenede for a single use only and some plastics are problem free. When it comes to plastic bottles, the clue is the number that lies at the bottom of the container inside the triangular recycling symbol Number 1:  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). A lightweight plastic that is used to make a slew of beverage bottles from sof...
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Blaine continues to expand and change the north metro of the Twin Cities albeit at a slower pace than in the past few years. The residential real estate construction boom in Blaine during the past decade has slowed but not stopped making new and existing home purchase opportunities very affordable. 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 #16. Blaine is best known for the National Sports Center a sport and meeting facilility that hosts an annual worldwide soccer event and Tournament Players Club golf course where...
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By Dena Hodnett
(Barker and Hedges-Homes of Minnesota Team)
Please enjoy these interior shots of the new Blaine Haven Model located at 809 104th Lane in Blaine.  The model price is $334,000.  5 floor plans are now available!Directions:  hwy 10 to hwy 65 N to 99th Ave. W to Polk, N turning into Territorial S on Jackson to model on 104thThe model is open during the Spring Parade of Homes (February 9th - March 16th) hours:  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Kitchen View - Stainless Steel Appliances, Maple Cabinets, Maple Hardwood Floor, Granite Counters Standard!2nd View!Beautiful Dining area - Great access to future Deck!Living RoomOpen Foyer with Maple Hardwood flooring and front closet.  Adjacent room is Office or can be switched to Formal Dining room or Main Floor Bedroom.Main Floor 1/2...
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By Frank D'Angelo, Helping people is my business in Real Estate
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS Minneapolis & St. Paul MN)
Welcome to Blaine Minnesota.  Listed as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live according to Money Magazine's annual list of smaller cities.  One of the fundamental differences we can applaud the governing bodies with the developing quality of living in Blaine Minnesota is that it is not a replica or duplication of other progressive cities in the nation.  The countless acres of open spaces, miles of trails, paths and walkways, the National Sports Center, Tournament Players Center and endless recreational opportunities ranks Blaine as one of the highest in Money Magazines Leisure and Cultural Categories. Comparing Blaine MN to the Neighboring Cities in the Twin Cities.  Make your side by side comparison with Blaine and any of the neighboring cities by clicking here.                       ...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
City of Blaine, Anoka County, Minnesota20072006Δ Change# Homes Sold706957-26.23%Average Price$263,425 $266,287 -1.07%Median Price$222,750 $230,260 -3.26%Total Volume$185,978,677 $254,837,055 -27.02%Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INC.For the period of January 1, 2006 thru December 31, 2007 It is a great time to buy a home and there are great deals in all price ranges available.For more information about my services, guarantees or how I can help you find your next home,sell your home, buy a business or investment property - Just call me today at 763-548-1418!To view my interactive on-line real estate magazine with listings, click the button below:  Click the button below to send this information to your friends or family!Associates of Science...
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By J.B. Anderson
(JB Anderson Inspections)
Recently I was out on an environmental consultation and asked to evaluate for potential moisture intrustion and mold. I have been performing these type of consultation services for years so I was happy to assit this client. What I found was a musty odor and moisture intrusion in the lower level of this lakshore cabin property. To complicate matters the dwelling was an "Earth Home" type with a wood foundation and waterproofing was failing. The air samples and lab report confirmned the presence of an extremely elevated mold spore condition. In this case the prospective property owner had the dollars to remedy the situation and things were moving along smoothly. I left providing a valuable and helpful service to our client.When I got home I got to thinking about the countless people out th...
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By J.B. Anderson
(JB Anderson Inspections)
I recently inspected a 40 year old Rambler type home and encountered a situation where the attic access was located through a small removable access panel in the ceiling of a closet. While this is commonplace in these types of homes, the hard part is that often times the closet is packed full of clothes and other personal affects. I'm not a big fan of moving peoples clothes and personal items. In fact, our policy is that we don't move anything because of liability concerns and because it puts us in an everything or nothing situation whereas people may ask, "well you moved stuff in the closet so why didn't you move the stuff from under the sinks" or, "Why didn't you move the stuff off the shelves in the utility room to see the walls." The fact is that fully occupied homes present challen...
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By Vicky Biren, Buy With Biren
(Minnesota Home Venture)
With this ever changing market and the tightening of guidelines to try and protect lenders from foreclosure doom Mortgage Insurance Companies are raising premiums too.  What used to only take a 620 credit score to get reduced MIP is now needing a 660.  It can affect your payment by over $100 more per month.  The insurance companies are not liking having to pay out in these foreclosures either and even if the client is approved if they do not have the higher credit score and their loan to value is above 97% they are going to pay.  Vicky Hanson:  Mortgage Banker with Minnesota Lending Co.  
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By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
Blaine is expanding by leaps and bounds in the north metro of the Twin Cities. The residential real estate construction boom in Blaine during the past decade has slowed but not stopped making new and existing home purchase opportunities very affordable. 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 #16.  Blaine is best known for the National Sports Center a sport and meeting facilility that hosts an annual worldwide soccer event and Tournament Players Club golf course where the PGA Senior tour is played every summer. ...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
There are a total of 414 Single Family homes currently listed for sale on the MLS in Blaine, Minnesota (as of October 16th, 2007).  The city is located in the southern part of Anoka County.  Blaine has a wide range of neighborhoods.  The west side of Blaine tends have well established neighborhoods with large trees.  The east side of Blaine tends to have newer homes and communities which have been developed recently.The chart below shows the average Price per Sq Ft of Homes for Sale by Price Range of homes currently listed for sale in Blaine Minnesota.  This data was collected on homes currently listed for sale only and is not intended to reflect the overall average price per square foot of all homes in the city.  Some of the data may reflect the fact that there are scattered upscale pr...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
There are a total of 414 Single Family homes currently listed for sale on the MLS in Blaine, Minnesota (as of October 16th, 2007).  The city is located in the southern part of Anoka County.  Blaine has a wide range of neighborhoods.  The west side of Blaine tends have well established neighborhoods with large trees.  The east side of Blaine tends to have newer homes and communities which have been developed recently.The chart below shows the average Annual Property Taxes by Price Range of homes currently listed for sale in Blaine Minnesota.  This data was collected on homes currently listed for sale only and is not intended to reflect the overall average property tax rates for the city.  Some of the data may reflect the fact that there are scattered upscale properties with abundant acre...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
There are a total of 414 Single Family homes currently listed for sale on the MLS in Blaine, Minnesota (as of October 16th, 2007).  The city is located in the southern part of Anoka County.  Blaine has a wide range of neighborhoods.  The west side of Blaine tends have well established neighborhoods with large trees.  The east side of Blaine tends to have newer homes and communities which have been developed recently.The "Days on Market" is the number of days the home has been listed for sale on the MLS during its current listing contract period.  Some of the data may reflect the fact that there are scattered upscale properties with abundant acreage which may sell at a different rate than most residential homesteads.Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNE...
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