Will Transportation Funding Be Approved?

(Photo Credit: Andria) As the lightrail lines throughout the Twin Cities take shape, and plans are drafted to forge a better connection between downtown and the suburbs, reality also hits.  Public transportation is a wonderful concept, but without funding, hopes of getting it off the ground are slim. Minnesota has long been a car-centered state, […]

Suburban Remodel Loans Gain Popularity

(Photo Credit: Nancy Hugo, CKD) With the city of Minneapolis’ push to double the downtown population, reinvent Nicollet Mall, and provide new apartment complexes and condos – all by 2025 – it’s clear that the heart of the city is where people are flocking to live.  The bottom line is it’s accessible and convenient living […]

What Are the Benefits of Working with a Buyer’s Agent?

(Photo Credit: Flickr user 드림포유) There’s an important piece in a buyer and agent relationship that can sometimes be difficult to understand: that of agency relationships in real estate transactions.  To put it briefly, we mean agreeing to work exclusively with one agent. Oftentimes buyers are hesitant to sign any type of exclusive contract with one […]

Minneapolis Named “Miracle” City

(Photo Credit: Meet Minneapolis) Earlier this week, The Atlantic published an article that instantly went viral throughout the Minneapolis community.  Aptly titled “The Miracle of Minneapolis,” the article went on to discuss why Minneapolis is getting it right in terms of housing affordability in comparison to big wig cities like New York City or San Francisco. […]

5th Street Ramp to Permanently Close

(Photo Credit: Star Tribune) With new construction and innovation also comes new challenges, as Minneapolis commuters will find out this spring first hand.  With the construction of the new Vikings stadium well under way, changes surrounding the stadium will soon go into effect. Starting this April, the 5th street entrance to downtown from I-94 will […]