Carver County, MN Real Estate News

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
This Spring 2021 market is the strongest seller-driven market.Homes in fair condition (and reasonably priced), are typically receiving:-Multiple Offers (in some cases 15 - 20 offers) (that is not a typo...there are just so few homes on the market for buyers to choose from, especially in the mid and lower price ranges.) -"Appraisal Gap" Coverage in Cash-Most homes selling 6-12% over list price-Increased Earnest Money-Seller Dictating Extended Closing Dates-Waived or Reduced Buyer InspectionsThis has become the "new normal", at least with the the current market cycle...as the forecast below suggests, it appears that this year will likely set another record with historically low interest rates, number of homes sold, and record high prices. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT 
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
The Hardest Working Agent in the Twin Cities   (Early Morning Sunrise over Glen Lake in Minnetonka, photo credit)How Real Estate is Impacted by the ElectionNovember is traditionally a slower month for Real Estate as the weather cools for the season. However, this year is different...   "The year after a presidential election is the best of the four-year cycle. This suggests demand for new housing is not lost because of election uncertainty, rather it gets pushed out to the following year."- Ali Wolf, Chief Economist, Meyers Research(More data about elections and Real Estate can be found HERE)DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HOUSE NOW?Call Stieg at 612-490-2121 When you are ready to start peeking ahead, or considering winter improvements just reply to this email and we can informally discuss a ...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
  (Arboretum AppleHouse in Victoria on Rolling Acres Rd)Arboretum AppleHouse & Fall Parade of Homes  If you are looking for a fun fall outing to catch some fresh air this weekend, stop by the Arboretum AppleHouse in Victoria! (There is no cost for entry or parking) Weekends thru Halloween will have North Star Donuts selling hot, mini apple donuts, hot apple cider and cider slushies outside and you can buy fresh apples picked from the Arboretum inside the AppleHouse (mask required).  The Fall Parade of Homes kicked off on Saturday and runs thru Oct 4. They do have a number of homes with virtual tours if you prefer to browse at home, which you can access HERE  Looking for the highest Yelp! ranked Realtor in Eden Prairie area?Call/Text Stieg at 612-490-2121Please hit reply with any questi...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
 Victoria Real Estate - Spring 2020 OutlookFollow Market Trends - Consider the Possibilities - Make Great Decisions  Victoria is a growing, family friendly community with great schools in the southwestern metro. Victoria is the City of "Lakes and Parks", and is located in Carver County which was ranked the #1 Happiest County in America. Victoria home values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 20.7% increase in average home prices since January 2016!Homes on the market in Victoria on average are currently receiving 98.8% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Victoria median home prices are up 4.5% just since January 2019!  Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect early 2020 in Victori...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chaska Real Estate - Spring 2020 OutlookFollow Market Trends - Consider the Possibilities - Make Great Decisions  Chaska has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. Chaska homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 22.2% increase in median home prices since January 2016! Homes on the market in Chaska on average are currently receiving 100% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers.Chaska median home prices are up 6.2% just since January 2019!   Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates we expect early 2020 in Chaska to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well! See all homes for Sale in Chaska ...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chanhassen Real Estate - Spring 2020 OutlookFollow Market Trends - Consider the Possibilities - Make Great Decisions Chanhassen is STILL one of the Top 5 Places to Live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Looking at the month of January over the last few years, Chanhassen home values have seen fantastic appreciation with a 20.3% increase in median home prices since January 2016.  Homes on the market in Chanhassen are currently receiving 98.9% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chanhassen average home sales price is up 13.7% since January 2018!  Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect early 2020 in Chanhassen to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well! S...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
As the old proverb goes, a little late is better than never...After some construction delays, donut lovers get excited...Dunkin Donuts is NOW OPEN in downtown Chaska!   HERE is a link to the full menu HERE is the link to the variety of donuts Visit the store in person at:701 N Chestnut StChaska, MN 55318 See all Homes for Sale in Chaska  See all Homes for Sale in Chaska 
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Looking for a great, tasty meal in Chanhassen? Here is a list of the Top 5 Yelp! Reviewed Restaurants in Chanhassen. (minimum 50 reviews) 1. North Coop (50+ reviews) - Southern inspired restaurant featuring a full bar, dog friendly patio and large screen TV's. 2. Jungle Kitchen (115+ reviews) - Relaxed storefront eatery serving a mix of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese & Cambodian dishes. 3. Na's Thai Cafe (140+ reviews) - Informal Thai restaurant with a lunch buffet serving traditional curries, noodles & stir-fries.4. Kai's Sushi & Grill (120+ reviews) - Japanese eatery serving classic & modern sushi, plus hibachi grilled dishes, in a sleek, modern space. 5. Rey Azteca - (80+ reviews) Family friendly eatery serving familiar Mexican fare in a colorful space with festive touches.  See all Homes...
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By Kevin Dimmel, Buy and Sell Real Estate in Minnesota
(Weichert Realtors Advantage)
What is My Chanhassen Minnesota House Worth?Price your home right with Kevin Dimmel – RealtorWeichert, Realtors AdvantageOnline home value estimates are only accurate within 10-20 percent. And many are off by much more than that.Get a complimentary, on-site Price Trend AnalysisWeichert has developed an innovative financial tool to measure current price trends and predict future ones.Kevin Dimmel a highly trained and knowledgeable real estate professional – will masterfully perform this in-depth consultation, going far beyond typical evaluations.Kevin will assess your home’s special features and amenities, unique property and specific location, and will factor them into our exclusive analysis to determine a more accurate selling price.No online home value estimator can do that.Chanhassen...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs.  Chaska homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 17.5% increase in median home prices since 2016!  Homes on the market in Chaska on average are currently receiving 100.8% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chaska median home prices are up an incredible 40% just since January 2019!   Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates we expect summer 2019 in Chaska to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!   See all homes for Sale in Chaska       See all homes for Sale in Chaska   Post sponsored by Top Ranked Yelp! Agent in Chaska - Stieg...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
  Chanhassen is STILL one of the Top 5 Places to Live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Chanhassen homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 17% increase in median home prices since 2016.  Homes on the market in Chanhassen are currently receiving 100% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chanhassen home sale price are up an incredible 18.9% on average since March 2018!     Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Chanhassen to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!   See all homes for Sale in Chanhassen       See all homes for Sale in Chanhassen      Post sponsored by Top Ranked Yelp! Agent - Stieg Strand
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By Kevin Dimmel, Buy and Sell Real Estate in Minnesota
(Weichert Realtors Advantage)
What is My Chanhassen Minnesota House Worth?Price your home right with Kevin Dimmel – Realtor Weichert, Realtors AdvantageOnline home value estimates are only accurate within 10-20 percent. And many are off by much more than that.Get a complimentary, on-site Price Trend AnalysisWeichert has developed an innovative financial tool to measure current price trends and predict future ones.Kevin Dimmel a highly trained and knowledgeable real estate professional – will masterfully perform this in-depth consultation, going far beyond typical evaluations.Kevin will assess your home’s special features and amenities, unique property and specific location, and will factor them into our exclusive analysis to determine a more accurate selling price.No online home value estimator can do that.Chanhasse...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Victoria is a growing, family friendly community with great schools in the southwestern metro. Victoria is the City of "Lakes and Parks", and is located in Carver County which was ranked the #1 Happiest County in America. Victoria home values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 22% increase in average home prices since 2016!Homes on the market in Victoria on average are currently receiving 98% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Victoria median home prices are up an impressive 37% just since January 2019!  Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Victoria to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well!  See all homes for Sale in Victoria   S...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chanhassen has been voted as one of the best places to live in America, has fantastic parks, trails and features the gorgeous Arboretum. Other notable destinations in Chanhassen include Paisley Park and the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Chanhassen also has great neighborhood beaches and larger beaches at the parks. Here are 3 beaches to check out this summer in Chanhassen:1. Roundhouse Park (and Beach) on Lake Minnewashta - this is an 8-acre park that has a beach on Lake Minnewashta, and across the street is the park with large playground, pickleball courts, and more!2. Carver Beach on Lotus Lake - this is a 6-acre park that runs along the northwest shoreline of Lotus Lake. It has two swimming beaches, fishing dock, small playground and trails. 3. Lake Ann Park (and Beach) - this is a 102...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Carver County, Minnesota is located about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Some of the more populated cities in the county include: Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, and Waconia. According to SmartAsset, Carver County ranked #1 Happiest County in America...for the 2nd year in a row!! (Carver County has been in the top 5 since 2016). The highlights include over 80% of residents getting some recommended physical activity, high marriage rates and low divorce rates. To see the full study, click here.  Search all homes for sale in Carver County, MN   Search all homes for sale in Carver County, MN 
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. There are three terrific golf courses to play in Chaska:1. Chaska Town Course - this is a public course, designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, has over 285 acress of oak groves, open prairies and marshlands. 2. Dahlgreen Golf Club - this championship public golf course has putting greens rated as some of THE BEST in the metro area. With rolling hills and large trees, you feel like you are out on your own private course!3. Hazeltine National Golf Club - a members only club, is one of the best in the country...it is the only course in America chosen to host the Ryder Cup twice.  Search Chaska Golf Course Homes and All Chaska Homes for Sale   Sear...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chanhassen has been voted as one of the best places to live in America, has fantastic parks, trails and features the gorgeous Arboretum. Other notable destinations in Chanhassen include Paisley Park and the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. After a busy summer day exploring in Chanhassen, come back home to your backyard oasis and cool off in the pool!Below are are a few tips and things to be aware of as you consider buying a home with a pool:1.  How much maintenance is required? On average, about one hour of time and approx $100 per month (to cover unexpected repairs, parts, accessories and pool chemicals. (Ususally around $500 - $1,000 total per year) according to America's #1 Direct Source Pool Supplier.2. Ask if the owner has a "pool binder" with detailed, accurate, and regularly mainted r...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Chaska, has been growing at a continued rapid rate and is a highly desired residential community in the southwestern suburbs. Chaska homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 17.5% increase in median home prices since 2016! Homes on the market in Chaska on average are currently receiving 98.5% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chaska median home prices are up an incredible 42% just since January 2019! Given the numbers we are seeing, and the historically low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Chaska to be a VERY strong sellers market, and an excellent time to buy as well! See all homes for Sale in Chaska   See all homes for Sale in Chaska Post sponsored by Top Ranked Yelp! Agent in Chaska - Stieg Strand
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
 Chanhassen is STILL one of the Top 5 Places to Live (as ranked by Money Magazine) and home values reflect that. Chanhassen homes values have seen historic appreciation over the last few years with a 13.5% increase in median home prices since 2016. Homes on the market in Chanhassen are currently receiving 99.0% of list price, indicating strong offers from buyers. Chanhassen home sale price are up an incredible 18.5% on average since January!MORE STRONG TRENDS: We have seen an increase of 32.5% in pending sales since January and trending upwards, which is likely due to the increased foot traffic and buyers eager to get out and see homes to buy. Given the numbers we are seeing, with the added "fuel" of record low mortgage interest rates, we expect summer 2019 in Chanhassen to be a VERY st...
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By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
   The City of Chanhassen is a great community about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis, and was ranked as the #4 Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine. It is a fun, family-friendly city and has activities throughout the year to enjoy with your kids! Visit some of these family favorite spots in Chanhassen:1. Summer Beach Favorites - Lake Ann Park and for a smaller, tucked away neighborhood beach check out Carver Beach on Lotus Lake.2. Take the family for a trip to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! This is also a great place to showcase Minnesota to family and friends who come to visit.3. Lake Minnewashta Regional Park - this is a fantastic park that has multiple playgrounds, beaches, swimming, has a dog park, and is a great place for a family picnic or day at the lake!See ...
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