Coming Soon! Charming New Listing in Longfellow

Charming two bedroom Longfellow bungalow is hitting the market soon!  With original hardwood floors and trim, this perfect starter home has unlimited character and potential. Home Highlights: $179,000 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath The house is nestled between two beautiful pine trees on a friendly street in South Minneapolis.  One step through the front door leads you […]

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. […]

High-Rise Luxury Apartment to Build Over Nye’s Polonaise

(Photo Credit: ESG Architects by way of Finance & Commerce) In December 2014, Minneapolis residents were delivered a blow: the infamous Nye’s Polonaise would go out of business the next year. For many, this 65 year old Northeast staple holds unforgettable memories (and in some cases, memories long gone in a hazy swirl of cocktails). […]

Tax Assessments Based on Proximity to Nicollet Mall

(Photo Credit: Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal) Downtown Minneapolis residents and work commuters alike are waiting to see what changes the Nicollet Mall renovation has in store.  Designs are in their final stages, but a bigger question of project funding remained unanswered up until last week. A portion of the renovation was set to be funded by […]

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 […]

Minnesota-Made Products Boost “North” Image

“Winter is coming.” If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you know that phrase as well as any; it’s the Stark family’s saying, but it may as well be ours too. For what seems like ages, Minnesotans have learned to brave half the year in freezing temperatures, all the while smiling and putting on […]

FAIR School May Relinquish Control to Minneapolis Public Schools

(Photo Credit: Marc Lagneau, photo in original form) The Minneapolis Public Schools may be adding another school to its list, but it’s a move that has parents up in arms. According to an article released this week by the Star Tribune, the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School (FAIR, as it is more commonly referred to) with campuses […]