Cottage Grove, MN Real Estate News

By Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
(Boardman Realty)
End Unit Townhome!  7454 Hinton Park Av S, Cottage Grove MN 55016SOLD IN 4 DAYS   Convenient location just south of Woodbury, this end unit townhome is one level living at its finest! A Pulte built treasure with skylights, neutral decor and many updates and upgrades.  Well maintained 2BR/2BA/2 Car was built in 1995; a one level end-unit with an open floor plan, neutral decor and many updates throughout the home. Attractive Brick and Vinyl covered entry area. Well managed and affordable association.   Vaulted ceilings with drop down beams with recessed lighting to highlight the dining area. Marble surround , oak mantle and paneled detail accent the gas fireplace. Note the window into the kitchen area.  Alternative view of living room shows the French doors to the spacious sunroom with wa...
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By Dale Frisch, Real Estate Broker
(Woodbury Real Estate Group)
I am not one to get all heart felt online, but I am a big teddy bear and one of my clients just wrote me a review that almost made me cry it was so sweet.  This is why I love my job!My first experience purchasing a house over 8 years ago was a disaster! My realtor was short with me, barely answered any of my questions, and wasn't there for me the second the deal was closed and he had collected his paycheck. Needless to say, I was very untrusting of ANY realtors when my wife and I decided to purchase a new family home. We did our research and asked our friends and family for referrals. Dale Frisch came highly recommended by our mortgage broker, so we decided to give him a shot (with all of our walls up of course). From the moment we met Dale, my perspective rapidly changed! He was polite...
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By Rochelle Allison
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Cottage Grove Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Homes Close to Where You Work   Rochelle Allison Keller Williams 651-259-4683 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 4416011   Licensed In:MN License #:20549720 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 8044 Ideal Avenue S Cottage Grove, MN Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure         $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (1 full, 1 half) 1845 Square Feet Well cared for 4BR/2BA home in nice neighborhood, close to schools and parks! Enjoy new carpet, fresh pa...
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By Rochelle Allison
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
The Step-Up Program From MHFA Traditionally, there have been special programs provided through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency that have been designed only for MN first time home buyers. Last December, however, all of that changed! While there is still a wide array of great programs for MN first time home buyers, MHFA has now expanded their product selection to those who have owned a home in the past as well. These new programs will really help our local Cottage Grove real estate market. In short, if a Cottage Grove home seller nets very little upon the sale of their home, now they have a way of being able to afford a new home purchase as well. With the guidelines as provided through MHFA, a Twin Cities home buyer who has owned a home in the past needs only as little as $1,000 of t...
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By Casey J. Anderson
(IBR Realty)
Would you want to learn something about how to buy a home in Cottage Grove? Learning how to buy a home can be confusing for many buyers, especially if you are a MN first time home buyer. As this process can be quite complext I would like to take a moment to share with you some tips of how to accomplish your goal. How To Buy A home in Cottage Grove Most Minnesota home buyers start their search for the perfect home on the internet. There are many internet sites to begin this but a good place for you to start is to use the MLS search on my personal website. There are thousands of real estate sites out there but you will soon find that many of them lack some of the important details you need when finding a home. The large national websites, for example, do not show the county property taxes...
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By Casey J. Anderson
(IBR Realty)
One increasingly common mortgage option in Cottage Grove for Minnesota home buyers is available through the VA. This type of financing has increased nationally by about 20% over the last couple of years due in part to the sheer number of our returning veterans. Additionally with the loss of other options for zero down payment loans in Minnesota, the VA offers a benefit that offers eligible buyers a unique opportunity to buy their home with no down payment. Many veteran home buyers misunderstand the fact that they may use their VA financing benefit multiple times. As a result veteran home buyers do not necessarily need to be a MN first time home buyer in order to use their VA benefit. This can be a perfect solution for current homeowners who want to sell their existing home to buy anothe...
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By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
Looking for a townhouse in Cottage Grove, MN? You might be wondering if it’s a good investment. The past five years of the real estate downward spiral in the United States has been discouraging for some, but surveys show that most Americans still believe that buying a home is a good way to invest their money. And with good cause, per the Wall Street Journal. There are indications that 2011 might be exactly the right time to buy: Mortgage rates are near 50-year lows ARMs are at record lows  Homes are more affordable than ever  The high number of foreclosures has created a buyer’s market But it won’t stay this way: Such conditions might not last long. Moody’s Analytics predicts that the number of distressed sales will begin to fall in 2013, and that prices will begin to edge upward then. ...
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By Barb Goerss, Helping You With All 14 Moves You'll Make
You want to sell your house in Cottage Grove, MN as quickly as possible. You’ve cleaned out your belongings to make it more attractive to potential buyers, you’ve painted the walls and done the repair work necessary. You’ve maybe even baked cookies before a showing to make the whole place smell amazing. But one key area is often overlooked by sellers focused on the interior of their home: landscaping. Done well, landscaping brings a 100-200% return in its value. If you have the money and time to hire a professional, do so (you can find licensed landscaping professionals near Cottage Grove at GardenMinnesota.com). But if you’re short on time and want to add value and curb appeal to your home, follow the tips found in this article. #1 – Keep the Green Don’t get rid of trees unless they’re...
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By Dale Frisch, Real Estate Broker
(Woodbury Real Estate Group)
I am having an open house on Bank-owned auction property at 6658 90TH ST S, COTTAGE GROVE, MN, 55016 if your interested.  The times that I will have it open is 11-4pm If you interested in seeing the Timber Ridge property, I can do private showings since it is not on the mls yet.  Also if you are interested in a list of area foreclosure, just let me know.
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By Dale Frisch, Real Estate Broker
(Woodbury Real Estate Group)
Status Available Type Single Family List Price $289,900 Date Listed 10/24/2009 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 1/2 Style Two Stories Total Sqr. Ft 3156 Finished Sqr. Ft 3156 Basement Unfinished Parking Triple or more Garage, Attached School District Cottage Grove Year Built 2004
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By Tom Ott
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
What is the median price anyways? The median is the value which divides the sequence in half, so half the homes which sell, sell for more and conversely the other half sell for less. What would be the problem with using this to broadly represent the change in home values? The real problem is when the higher priced homes start taking dramatically longer to sell! In this situation, even if prices remained the same, but the rate of sales of the higher priced homes slows (which has happened in every market I've reviewed locally) the median price will drop! (more lower priced homes selling in the same time period) For Cottage Grove from Jan 1 to Nov 19 2008 $200-300k Cumulative Days on Market was 125 days $300k-$400k its was $237.5 days, nearly twice as long which would really skew the media...
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By Sherri Sherpy, NMLS #287770
(iLoan)
For nearly 15 years, I have enjoyed this wonderful community.  It's great neighborhoods, sense of safeness, friendly people and an overall feeling of peace living here.  And who can forget about the new Culvers moving in!  Yummmmm!! Last evening, I took our puppy, Mic, for a walk (okay, puppy in mind and soul...maybe not so much puppy in size).  We stopped along the way to visit with people outside and just enjoyed the beautiful summer evening. Now, everyone who lives here can tell you how nice our parks are and Mic (puppy) is no exception.  He has one particular favorite that we frequent all the time.  Well, last night, as in all of our walks, Mic walked patiently...waiting to get to his favorite destination.  He knows that when we get there, I will take his leash off and he can run fr...
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By Patti Ann Kasper, Blaine & North Metro Minneapolis St Paul Real Esta
(EXIT REALTY NEXUS)
Cottage Grove - Washington County - MN20072006Δ Change# Homes Sold397 527 -24.67%Average Price$248,140$256,266-3.17%Median Price$223,100 $232,269-3.95%Total Volume$98,511,879 $135,052,280 -27.06%Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INC.For the period of January 1, 2006 thru December 31, 2007It 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 De...
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By Craig Armstrong
(Mackaby Realty)
2007 is finished.  Done.  Gone.  Here's what happened in 2007 in Cottage Grove, MN real estate:390 Residential Properties were sold and closed.The minimum sold price was $114,500, and had 1 bedroom and 1 bath.The maximum sold price was $974,900, with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.The AVERAGE SOLD PRICE was $251,015, with and AVERAGE of 3.37 bedrooms and 2.3 bathrooms.  (I know, there aren't .37 bedrooms, but its the average...)  The average days that a home in Cottage Grove was on the market and eventually sold was 126.Compare that to 2006, for only Cottage Grove again:523 Residential Properties were sold and closed in all of 2006.The minimum sold price was $117,000 and had 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.The maximum sold price was $1,250,000 and had 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.The AVERAGE SOLD PR...
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