Lakeville, MN Real Estate News

By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
How's the market?  Everyone seems to be asking that question when they learn that I'm a real estate professional.  Like most folks in my business, I try to say something positive and true.  The market is great, the market is improving, the market is back.  Fact is that the condition of the market has little to do with whether you should be considering buying a new home.  Now the pants.  When do yo buy a pair of pants?  Sure, sometimes they're on sale, but you probably buy a pair of pants when you either need them or want them.  You may shop for the best pants at the most favorable price, but the "pants market" is unlikely to affect your decision to buy.  Likewise, the real estate market will probably have little to do with your home buying decision. Some investors and owners of clothing...
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By Eric Hempler, Minnesota Realtor
(The Minnesota Real Estate Team)
Lakeville Minnesota Housing Market Conditions (March 2014). See where your home stands at http://PriceMyTwinCitiesHome.com
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Shakespeare described the future tactics of our political leaders with the Weird Sisters' chant.  In its never ending quest for something deceptively called fairness, members of the Washington gang of 535 plus one often speak of tax reform.  They say they want to increase revenue by cutting taxes and blah, blah, blah. They often speak of "eliminating loopholes" while doing their fairness dance.  Sometimes they mention that one of those loopholes is deductible mortgage interest expense.  What is missing from their discussion, at least in public, is that each exception to the tax code was put there to benefit the nation and/or the economy.  There may be some obsolete items, but those are least likely to be significant revenue drains. Then there's the mortgage deduction, useless to most sk...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
In a Marketwatch article titled, U.S. home prices decline 0.1% in December, Ruth Mantell explains that there was a 0,8% increase in home prices for the month.  She apparently bases her headline on the fact that November prices rose 0.9%.  Once again, we see another example of just how useless some statistics can be in the hands of the wrong people.  While the article does contain enough information for the average reader to understand that there is merely a slowdown in the increase in prices, not prices themselves, the headline suggests something else.  Did the rate of increase in the increase decrease? Well, yes it did, but that's not what the headline says, is it?  And how does the data affect potential home buyers?  Probably not much.        
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Lakeville MLS Search For Homes in Lakeville Minnesota  Our Homes in Lakeville MLS Search is a feed directly from the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) of Minnesota and is updated several times daily.  Search Minnesota RMLS and see all homes for sale in Lakeville Minnesota.  Our Lakeville MLS for sale information includes ALL photos of ALL currently listed homes in Lakeville Minnesota.  Is it time to sell your home?  Thinking of downsizing or possibly your current house is too small? Request a free property market value for your home in Lakeville Minnesota from Keller Williams Preferred Realty in Lakeville Minnesota.  Agents, please fill out this form to send a referral to Keller Williams Preferred Realty in Lakeville Minnesota.  We will treat your referrals with the utmost respe...
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Monterey Heights Homes in Lakeville MN Find similar Homes for sale to the Monterey Heights Homes in Lakeville MN. You will love coming home to this fantastic southern Lakeville premier neighborhood near Heritage Links Golf Club and it's mature tree lined streets with luxurious custom homes.  An established neighborhood with a serene country setting and stellar hiking trails, Monterey Heights is a wonderful place to live, raise a family and grow.  Is it time to sell your current house?  Request a free custom evaluation for your Monterey Heights Home in Lakeville.  Prestigious Custom Homes Near Heritage Links Golf Club and Minutes From Interstate 35 These two story, 4 to 6 bedroom homes range in size from 3100 square feet and up depending on if the basement has been completely finished. ...
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Homes For Sale in Credit River Township MN Full details and all photos of all available Homes For Sale in Credit River Township MN. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota and is updated several times throughout the day so you receive the most up-to-date information. These Credit River Township MN Homes for Sale are blessed with a prime location south of the Twin Cities along with quick access with Interstate 35 and Highway 13.  These 100% custom properties offer the best of country living as well as the benefit of a brief drive to the heart of the Twin Cities.  Most homes are located within just a few minutes of Interstate 35 access as well as various shopping, entertainment, top rated golfing, numerous lakes and parks...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Stock traders generally differ from stock investors in the duration and purpose of their holdings.  An investor may identify a stock that he/she feels will grow or provide dividend distributions over a long period, maybe years or even decades.  A trader attempts to identify some catalyst that will cause a given stock to increase in value in a relatively short time.  The interesting part, and the part that reminds me of people who live in rental housing is that traders sometimes become "investors" in their own minds.  That happens when a trader buys a stock, and the expected catalyst never happens.  Then the stock drops so sharply in value that the trader doesn't want to sell it and lose a pile of money.  So, the trader perceives that trade as a long term investment.  The price is bound ...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
A while ago, I wrote about how you may miss your opportunity to buy a home at a great price.  Well, if you didn't buy then, you may have missed that opportunity.  Although still reasonable compared to historical prices, home prices have crept up in 2013.  The number of homes available at a given price is somewhat restrictive, and the median sales price in this area has increased more than ten percent in the last year.  So, you can expect to spend around ten percent more this year than last for a similar home.  Well, sort of... The purchase price of the same home today may be about ten percent higher than a year ago, but your mortgage payment will add around thirteen percent to the amount you finance.  In real numbers, that means that, if you bought that $200 thousand home you were consi...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes for sale in Lynwood Neighborhood in Lakeville MN Find similar homes for sale to the Homes for sale in Lynwood Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. These North Lakeville homes have a super convenient location just off Ipava Avenue south of 165th and north of 170th.  People choose this neighborhood for more affordable two story and multi-level single family homes with 4 or more bedrooms.  Parents with small children LOVE this neighborhood as one of the biggest parks in Laveville (Steve Michaud Park) is right across Ipava. Request a custom evaluation for your Home in Lynwood Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. Affordable Single Family Homes The larger two story homes you expect to find in the Lynwood Neighborhood in Lakeville MN are generally going to range from 2600 to 3200 square feet.  The ave...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Kennedy Elementary in Lakeville MN Kennedy Elementary, 19875 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN ‎ 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Kennedy Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  There are other Lakeville homes for sale on my website as well. Homes near Kennedy Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Holyoke Ave south of 210th, homes in this area are typically walking distance to Hasse Arena, Lakeville Area Arts Center, and downtown Lakeville.  Home prices in this area range from $215,000 to $435,000.   To find out what your Home Near Kennedy Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form.   Awe...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville MN Lake Marion Elementary, 19875 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN ‎ 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  There are other Lakeville homes for sale on my website as well. Homes near Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Dodd Blvd north of CR 50, homes in this area are typically walking distance to all the ball fields and amenities of Lakeville North High School.  Home prices in this area range from $215,000 to $600,000.   To find out what your Home Near Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Lakeville South High School in Lakeville MN Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Lakeville South High School in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  There are other Lakeville homes for sale on my website as well. Homes near Lakeville South High School in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Jacquard Ave south of 210th, homes in this area are typically walking distance to Meadows Park.  Home prices in this area range from $225,000 to $500,000.  DR Horton is a prominent builder in this area. To find out what your Home Near Lakeville South High School in Lakeville MN ...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Oak Hills Elementary in Lakeville MN Oak Hills Elementary, 9569 175th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Oak Hills Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  There are other Lakeville homes for sale on my website as well. Homes near Oak Hills Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Ipava Ave north of 185th, homes in this area are typically walking distance to Steve Michaud Park (known to locals as North Park).  Home prices in this area range from $210,000 to $650,000.   To find out what your Home Near Oak Hills Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form.   Awesome Sc...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Most businesses either provide or claim to provide great customer service, and real estate professionals are no exception.  We all have our own conception of just what constitutes great customer service, and most of us strive to do our best to constantly improve.  Lots has been written, and lots of dollars have been spent with the goal of being the best we can be. The most common and possibly the most effective way to improve one's customer service is to observe businesses that are really great and try to adapt their style and execution.  A second, and probably less effective way is to do exactly the opposite of a business that is outstanding in their poor service.  Enter newspaper circulation departments, specific to me the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Follow the opposite of these steps ...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville MN Orchard Lake Elementary, 16531 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, MN ‎ 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, dining, and oddly enough, Orchard Lake.  Conveniently located off Klamath Trail west of Kenwood Trail, homes in this area are typically walking distance to the parks around Orchard Lake, and short drives to .  Home prices in this area range from $300,000 to $670,000.   To find out what your Home Near Orchard Lake Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome Schools...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Mcguire Middle School in Lakeville MN Mcguire Middle School, 21220 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Mcguire Middle School in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Mcguire Middle School in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Holyoke Ave south of 210th, homes in this south Lakeville area are convenient to All Saints Catholic, Hasse arena, and the industrial park.  Home prices in this area range from $170,000 to $450,000.   To find out what your Home Near Mcguire Middle in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome Schools To get local school scores and more information abo...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Lakeview Elementary in Lakeville MN Lakeview Elementary, 20500 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville, MN  55044 Find all for sale Homes near Lakeview Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Lakeview Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Jacquard Ave south of 205th right next to Lake Marion. Homes in this area are typically walking distance to Antlers Park and several other public parks.  Home prices in this area range from $150,000 to $600,000.  The housing inventory around here consists mainly of single family homes with a couple townhome developments such as Springbrook Neighborhood.   To find out what ...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Find similar homes for sale to the Homes in Spirit of Brandtjen Farm Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. These East Lakeville homes have a super convenient location just off 175th east of Pilot Knob Road.  People choose this neighborhood for the newer luxury construction which is still in development.  The neighborhood features non-cookie-cutter homes with architectural interest - a rarity in the south metro. Request a custom evaluation for your Home in Spirit of Brandtjen Farm Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. Luxury Single Family Homes Multiple builders conspired to make Spirit of Brandtjen Farm Neighborhood in Lakeville MN unique among other new developments.  Most every housing style and layout is represented while adhering to the tasteful architectural covenants governing the area.  The ave...
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