Minot, ND Real Estate News

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Two rural school districts have added High Schools, both will take students away from Minot High School. Both districts have been in existance for a long time and neither had a high school until recently. South Prairie School completed a new high school last year and Nedrose School completed their new High School this summer. Here are a couple of pictures I've taken of Nedrose.Many residents in SE Minot will attend Nedrose even though they live in the Minot city limits and many residents of SW Minot will attend South Prairie School.Minot does NOT have an open enrollment policy. When you purchase a home in South Minot do not assume your children will be attending school in Minot as they may actually be in The Nedrose or South Prairie School systems. Ask your Realtor for clarification and...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
We saw a good drop of the days on market for the homes sold this week, from 144 down to 102 over last week. It's also worth noting however that of the homes sold this week the price per square foot dropped about 30% from the week before to $96.88 per square foot. The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below. Today there are 268 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 137 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $30,000. and the average is $266,974. Average days on the market = 91.*This list is only of single-family stick built homes and does not include multifamily homes, condos, town houses, or mobile homes. Be sur...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I've mentioned in other posts my blogging bunny/buddy. Well this post is just about Cashmere, my blogging bunny. Please forgive my "baby" voice on this video. When I talk to my buddy I'm afraid to use my real voice as my natural deeper tone my frighten her. While blogging out on the deck this summer I've often been joined by a furry little friend I call my "Blogging Bunny". I think she's to cute to call Blog so I decided on Cashmere. Yesterday she must have thought I was lonely or that we had a lot to talk about as she just sat and relaxed next to me for about two hours and then I went in for dinner. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Not bad but we certainly could do better. Once again the days on market keep climbing. Of the homes that closed this week the average days on market was a whopping 144 days.The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.Today there are 269 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 134 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $30,000. and the average is $264,231. Average days on the market = 92.*This list is only of single-family stick built homes and does not include multifamily homes, condos, town houses, or mobile homes. Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 12 homes sold in t...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Don't ASSume your kids will go to the school across the street. School districts do not always follow a logical pattern.On the cover of today's Minot Daily News is a story of two property owners who purchased a home near Minot's newest elementary school only to find out after closing that their child will be going to school several miles away.So where was the communication breakdown? The info to the right shows that the listing agent made it clearly available to the Selling agent. According to the article the home Buyers say the blame lays squarely on their agent who did not inform them. This may be true and of course we would also like to know if the Buyer asked.That being said every Realtor in Minot ND should be well aware that this area of town is a huge mess when it comes to school ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yesterday my eye Dr. turned me into a Borg. OK, that only makes sense to Star Trek fans. The Borg was a collection of beings that were "assimilated" into being part human and cyborg. "Resistance is futile". Well I did not resist because I really wanted to know what is going on with my eyes and if blindness is in future (I've been experiencing some sever eye pain). The Dr. did find some issues but all in all my vision is actually improving so it was a good visit. Further testing in 6 months. Let us help you "Assimilate" into Minot ND Life. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Is the name on this truck a prank or a joke, was this a real model made by Ford Motors. This one was parked near my office this morning.The license plates say 1976 (Pioneer Plates). I'm sure there have been many modifications to this vehicle, it looks like a Jeep make-over to me and I can not find anything on the web about a 1976 Ford Pick-up truck called a Tonka. Not even on Wikipedia. There is a new model but a 1976 model? What do you think?I'm no automotive expert but if you are confused about housing and Real Estate stop in to National Marketing Realtors and let us help you sort out what ever questions you may have.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
What could be better? 100 degrees, my Blog Bunny, and my BIGGEST fan.8:00 PM and the temp is down to 85 degrees.My blogging bunny stopped by to show me how to scratch your ear with your leg... I didn't try it.Also on the deck with me is my biggest fan. It's a 1/4 HP furnace blower I salvaged from an old furnace that had other problems. It isn't pretty but the breeze is beautiful on a deck when the temp is in the upper 80's or beyond.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
When you are surrounded by acres of pavement you might accept flowers in any form. Sure they are weeds but how can you not appreciate their beauty and the way God so perfectly placed them?Then there is my blogging buddy, or should I say Blog Bunny who visits me every evening when I sit out on my deck and post here on Active Rain. This picture of him was taken about 5 minutes ago. I think I've got more pictures of him then I have of my kids because every time I see him I grab the camera and take a new picture.My investment in a large deck has really been worth the money in the relaxation dividends it has been paying. If you live in the Minot ND area and you are looking for a good deck builder give me a call. Realtors are excellent sources of quality referals. If you don't live in my neig...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Only 6 Homes Closed In The Limited Category I Report WeeklyThe chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.Today there are 261 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 135 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $30,000. and the average is $264,867. Average days on the market = 92 (Median days on the market = 72).*This list is only of single-family stick built homes within the city limits and does not include multifamily homes, condos, town houses, or mobile homes. Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictive report. There were 6 homes sold in this limited categor. The most expensive home sold for $379,...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
The Oak Park Movie Theater is making a triumphant return to Minot's old Oak Park Center soon. This is going to make a lot of folks happy as it is/was the only alternative to the Carmike Theater chain in the mall. The Oak Park Theater will once again offer "second run" movies at the reasonable rate of $5.00 and they are also opening a second and maybe 3rd screen. Prior to the flood my office was actually located right inside the theater, it created a lot of walk-in business for me which I really miss.See the ladder in the picture? That is the set of windows where my office used to be. It was great. I could take the kids with me is I needed to do some "catch-up" work in the office. They would go to the movie and mom could go shopping or just have some alone time at home.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
The flood of 2011 held this old shopping center in it's grips and when it let go no one wanted to deal with it... til now, over 5 years later. Two sections of the old shopping center are getting long awaited make-overs. This section is sure to make a lot of kids happy.        There used to be a church in town called Higher Ground. I wonder if they would consider holding worship service here.   
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
This is a very common summer scene in Oak Park, Minot's largest park. This summer has been more serene in the park than many due to road construction limiting entrance to the park to just one road.The group below was a little more active.With limited access to the park I think this was my 1st time through for the season. I think I will start going more often. This huge park had far more geese in it than humans.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
If you see me on the street and I don't quite look like my profile picture it may be for two reasons: 1) I don't always wear my glasses. 2) I picked up a new pair of glasses today.Not a huge difference. In fact no one in my own family has even noticed yet. Chances are my wife will only notice after she reads this on Facebook.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Once you see these in your garden it won't be long before you will be looking for friends and relatives to give your zucchini and summer squash away to. Can you tell which plant is which from these two blooms? They both have large yellow blooms and large leaves. The one on the left is a Summer Squash and the one on the right is a Zucchini.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
We had a few less closings last week but it was a short week with the 4th Of July starting it out. The average days on market also increased by 7 days which I can not account for.The chart above is the total MLS activity for the week. This includes ALL types of properties as well as all cities in our MLS. The chart below is very restrictive as explained below.Today there are 265 homes for sale in Minot, ND with 137 pending sales. The most expensive home listed in Minot ND is $995,000. The least is $30,000. and the average is $266,184. Average days on the market = 87 (Median days on the market = 67).*This list is only of single-family stick built homes and does not include multifamily homes, condos, town houses, or mobile homes. Be sure to note the line above as this is a very restrictiv...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Something for everyone! One day rummage sale at 421 13th Street SE Minot ND. Just off of Burdick Expressway East, one half a block South of the Roosevelt Park Zoo entrance. Lots of household goods, two riding lawn mowers, games, art, pet supplies, and more. Rain or shine as all is indoors or covered.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Forget the mall, shop downtown Minot and support a GREAT family owned business, Rick's Jewelry "Where you'll shimmer and shine". Rick's Jewelry is owned, managed, and run by Rick Belzer, his bride Tracy, and their family. Rick's faithfully supports the Minot community by participating in many events and of course by hiring people in Minot as well as they themselves living and shopping in Minot. Even with the construction in downtown Minot you will find it worth your while to shop at Rick's and support Minot's downtown.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Bee! Actually the bee above is not that busy, he's dead. I just hit the nest with some wasp killer and instead of falling to the ground he got caught in a spider web. It must be a pretty fine web as neither the camera or I see it.Unlike the bee I'm alive and I've been extremely busy. No complaints here, quite the opposite, I'm thanking the Lord that he has greatly blessed me and National Marketing Realtors.The purpose of this post is not to brag but to explain why I've been a little less active as a blogger over the past month. I look at my blogging as a very important part of my Real Estate service. I blog to keep my clients and potential clients informed . I know that not every topic I post about is important to each reader and that is exactly why I blog a lot. The more I blog the mor...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
When I drove by these Hollyhocks I knew I had to make a return visit with my camera. I was not disappointed when I got a close up view to take photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.The tallest one is about 7 feet tall. There were 4 basic colors.  
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