Lakeville, MN Real Estate News

By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes in Quail Ridge Neighborhood in Lakeville MN Find similar homes for sale to the Homes in Quail Ridge Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. These North Lakeville homes have a super convenient location just off Ipava Avenue north of 185th.  People choose this neighborhood for the newer D.R. Horton construction which is in its final phases as of 2013.  Parents with small children LOVE this neighborhood as one of the best elementary schools (Eastview Elementary) in the Twin Cities metro is right across the street. Request a custom evaluation for your Home in Quail Ridge Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. Affordable Single Family Homes The larger two story homes you expect to find in the Quail Ridge Neighborhood in Lakeville MN are generally going to range from 3500 to 5000 square feet.  The average...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes in Pine Grove Neighborhood in Lakeville MN Find similar homes for sale to the Homes in Pine Grove Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. These East Lakeville homes have a super convenient location just east of Highview Ave and north of Dodd. All homes in this neighborhood are walking distance to Cherry View Park, the area's main public attraction. People choose this neighborhood newer-built larger homes in a great school system. Request a custom evaluation for your Home in Pine Grove Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. Affordable Single Family Homes The average 2 story home you expect to find in the Pine Grove Neighborhood in Lakeville MN are generally going to range from 2500 to 4000 square feet.  The average home is around 3200 square feet.  Most of these homes were built by Country Joe Homes ...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Cherry View Elementary in Lakeville MN Eastview Elementary School, 8600 175th St W, Lakeville, MN  55044 Find all for sale Homes near Cherry View Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Cherry View Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to Cub Foods, Target, and Crystal Lakes Golf Club.  Conveniently located off Highview Ave south of 175th, homes in this area are typically on a network of several miles of walking trails which are used all year long.  Home prices in this area range from $150,000 to $400,000.   To find out what your Home Near Cherry View Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome Schools To get local school scores and more...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Century Middle School in Lakeville MN Century Middle School, 9569 175th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Century 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 Century Middle School in Lakeville MN have easy access to Target and Caribou coffee, which pretty much equates to heaven.  Conveniently located off 185th east of Ipava Ave, 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.  This area features homes with larger lots (1-3 acres) and newer construction.   To find out what your Home Near Century Middle in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out t...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Eastview Elementary in Lakeville MN Eastview Elementary School, 18060 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN ‎55044 Find all for sale Homes near Eastview Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Eastview 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.  There is a lot of new construction in the area, and the expansive systems of trails are always full of people walking and running.   To find out what your Home Near Eastview Elemen...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Lakeville North High School in Lakeville MN Lakeville North High School School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN ‎ 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Lakeville North High School in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Lakeville North High School in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Ipava Ave south of 185th, these homes have easy access to I-35, Cedar Ave, and local grocery stores like Target, Cub, and Rainbow.  Home prices in this area range from $215,000 to $525,000.   To find out what your Home Near Lakeville North High School in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome Schools To get local scho...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville MN Kenwood Trail Middle School School, 19455 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN ‎ 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Kenwood Trail 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 Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located off Kenwood Trail south of 185th, homes in this area are typically walking distance from Lake Marion.  Home prices in this area range from $215,000 to $570,000.   To find out what your Home Near Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome Schools To get local school scores and more informatio...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes near Christina Huddleston Elementary in Lakeville MN Christina Huddleston Elementary School, 9569 175th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044 Find all for sale Homes near Christina Huddleston Elementary in Lakeville MN.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Minnesota MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes near Christina Huddleston Elementary in Lakeville MN have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  Conveniently located by the intersection of Ipava and 175th, homes in this area are typically walking distance from Steve Michaud Park (North Park to the locals).  Home prices in this area range from $220,000 to $400,000.   To find out what your Home Near Christina Huddleston Elementary in Lakeville MN is worth, fill out this simple form. Awesome ...
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By Robert Stewart
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Homes in Rolling Oaks Neighborhood in Lakeville MN Find similar homes for sale to the Homes in Rolling Oaks Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. These North Lakeville homes have a super convenient location just off Kenrick Ave and walking distance to the MVTA Park & Ride transit service to downtown Minneapolis.  People choose this neighborhood for the tree-lined streets and city-maintained Rolling Oaks Park which features a hockey rink, ball diamond, and jungle gym. Request a custom evaluation for your Home in Rolling Oaks Neighborhood in Lakeville MN. Affordable Single Family Homes The split-level, two-story, and 3 level splits you expect to find in the Rolling Oaks Neighborhood in Lakeville MN are generally going to range from 1700 to 3000 square feet.  The average home is around 2100 squar...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Five things real estate agents seldom mention to potential clients: Maybe I'm exclusively a buyer's agent, but I'll still make money when the agent I recommend to list your house sells it.  I will be paid a referral fee from the commission you pay the listing broker, and you will receive nothing of value for that portion of the commission. When I brag that I may get your house sold before it even hits the MLS, I'm really saying that I hope to convince you to accept an offer from a buyer I supply, or one supplied by my brokerage.  There may be many folks in the broad market willing to pay more, but that's OK with me.  I won't have to share the commission you're paying me with another broker. If you are of average intelligence and have bought and/or sold a house or two, you have a fair ch...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
When I was a kid, I learned about the responsibility that came with borrowing money.  If I asked someone to loan me a quarter, I knew that they expected to be paid back.  When I grew up and asked someone (bank) to loan me a bucketload of money to buy a house, I also knew that they expected me to pay them back.  It's a simple concept that I suspect has been almost universally learned.  I never begrudged the lender for expecting to be recompensed, and I never encountered a lender who forced me to accept their offer of a loan.  I have occasionally overextended myself on credit card balances, but never thought of blaming the credit card company for my discomfort. Are there people who are so unsophisticated that they don't know they are creating an obligation to repay when they accept a loan...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Unless you live in one of the unique locations in America that does not go through the ritual, you will have an opportunity to enjoy an extra hour of rest on Sunday.  It's payback for the hour we lost in spring.  You will hear and read many suggestions that you check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, and that is important advice.  What should probably be added to the list of batteries to check is the one in your furnace thermostat.  It's possible for some models to stop telling your furnace to operate if they have a dead battery.  If you happen to be out of town trying to cure a case of cabin fever, you could return to a frozen pipe nightmare.  Better check that thermostat battery this weekend.
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
A year ago, we asked non-buyer/sellers, "How's that fence sitting workin' out for ya?"   The question was directed at folks who watched the housing crash and slow recovery, all the while in disbelief.  They watched as their dreams turned to nightmares, their hopes turned to new hopes, and their children missed the opportunities they imagined for them.  All along the way, the opportunities continued to exist, but the fencesitterz worried their way through inactivity. A year ago, I asked the fencesitterz to believe in themselves and a better life, and I warned that waiting another year would make them older, the house they dream of more expensive, and interest rates substantially higher.  Well, it's now a year later, and it's all happening just the way most of us knew it would.  What are ...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
The housing market is in the final stages of a crash and recovery cycle.  For the last several years, many people who wanted to sell their homes and move up to something more appropriate for themselves and their families have voluntarily remained frozen in their tracks.  Many saw their home values drop again and again.  They couldn't believe it was happening.  Ask why they didn't want to make a move, and the answer was often that they just couldn't believe it was happening.  Now the market has stabilized, and the kids are halfway to the age when they'll be moving out.  They will have survived without the better opportunities that the newer and better home and neighborhood would have provided.  Prices are not dropping, maybe even rising a bit.  The house is not worth what it was worth in...
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Open houses can be quite beneficial to real estate agents,prospective buyers, neighbors and sellers alike.  A typical open house has some form of guest registration or way to get potential client's contact information.  This mindset has had me torn over the years with why and how to gather guest information effectively without being too obtrusive.  A fellow Keller Williams top agent spoke at our latest office meeting about open houses and she reaffirmed my longstanding belief that if you have what the buyers/sellers/guests are seeking, they will contact you if interested.  It is sort of, let your actions do the talking.  As Will Ferrell once said in Blades of Glory, our guest speaker was "mind bottling." There are numerous ways to attempt to retrieve guest information.  The first is the...
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Real estate agent etiquette for showing homes appears to have diminished over the past years in my personal opinion.  Technology has increased the speed of our real estate lives as well as making it easier to accomplish basic tasks.  Thus, there is no reason why the basic tasks and agent etiquette has to take a back seat in today’s business.  Slow or not even providing showing feedback This one is really poor in my eyes and drives me crazy.  Homeowners allow agents and their buyers to tromp around their house while displacing the owners for an hour.   Showing agents only need to take a minimum of 3 minutes out of their day to provide feedback for the homeowners as a thank you.  This should be completed within 24 hours of showing the property….not days to weeks later.  Feedback should be...
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By David Nelson Lakeville Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus - Lakeville
(Remax Advantage Plus)
Lakeville, MN is known for their top ranked schools, numerous lakes, wonderful citizens and consistently being ranked as one of America’s best places to live.  Did you know that Lakeville, MN is also home for numerous luxury home developments either within the city limits or in the surrounding area?  Since the human attention span is quite short, I am only going to feature a few of the luxury developments. Cress View Estates Cress View Estates is an unique luxurious development just minutes away from Lakeville, MN.  Cress View Estates boasts homes priced up to the multi-millions.  Each home is fully customized with features like in-ground pools, guest houses, and of course extravagant kitchens.  The landscape is extremely private with lots ranging from 2.5 acres all the way to 13.5 acre...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Opportunity is most easily and least effectively recognized by reflecting on ones past.  For instance, there aren't many folks who haven't observed that the best time to buy a new home was last year or the year before.  Some seized the opportunity and are now enjoying their great new lifestyle.  Others hesitated and are now looking at real estate prices and the cost of financing a home purchase that are significantly higher.  The same indecision and fear that kept folks in their apartments when prices were dropping is keeping them in their apartments now.  Is taking action to make the largest financial commitment of your life scary?  Of course it is.  That's why thorough preparation and enlisting expert advice is so important.  You also need a fair amount of self-confidence and a little...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Lifestyle upgrades are easiest to enjoy if they include a better place to come home to. That's probably why most of us tend to consider changing homes every once in a while.  With the housing depression came opportunities for first time buyers and well-positioned move up buyers.  Some took advantage of those opportunities, and some were scared by the acute drop in home values with no end in plain sight.  Well, that was then and this is now.  Home prices are rising from their bottom of a couple years ago, and the best opportunities have either been seized or missed.  Prices are still attractive, probably as attractive as they are going to get.  There are not as many homes on the market as there were last year or the several years before, and that makes for not only higher prices, but als...
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By Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about.
Robert Shiller was interviewed in CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, and he gave a couple opinions that captured my attention.  Some of what he had to say seemed encouraging to the housing industry, and some was not quite so.  Following are a few perceptions I had of his interview: Shiller said that he feels that mortgage interest deductibility encourages bigger houses, and he is not sure that is necessarily a positive result.  He suggested that perhaps the deductibility should be preserved only for low income buyers who can barely afford a new home.  I found that comment interesting because there are so few low income buyers of low priced homes who realize any tax benefit from itemizing deductions, with or without a home interest deduction.  Additionally, Professor Shiller may want to con...
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