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Quality of Life in Minneapolis : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 2, 2016
Anamkelly asked:
Fri Sep 4, 2015
Josh Lund answered:
Hello Ethan Quirt,
Good morning.

Sounds like a great idea, for a website. Have a good one. Are you still in the market to buy a home? If so, I would love to see if we can help you out. We work with 1st time home buyers all the time. Do you have a realtor yet? If not we have preferred ones we can get you in contact with. I would like to see if I can help you out with a home mortgage. I will try and make this a very easy process. Please let me know how to help out.
Thanks much.
Josh Lund
MN District Branch Manager
NMLS # 387408
Gold Star Financial Group
Mobile: 612.802.3265
Office: 952.884.5442
eFax: 877.666.0007
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Semaj Winford answered:
I have a 5 year old UD on my record and now i have my 4 yr old son with ADHD and its hard to find a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment that will rent to me i need some serious help....... I need to move immediately ... more
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Fri May 10, 2013
Susan Hofflander answered:
Hi, Zack!
Boy, I'm a little late to the party here! Hope I'm not too late to throw in my 2 cents.

I've sold property in both Blaine and Champlin. They both have their strengths and weaknesses.

So, much in the same way we don't share crime statistics and demographics with buyers because of the undue influence it might have over their decisions, I'm going to take the same stand here.

In order to answer YOUR question, I need to ASK a question. What's important to YOU??? Nothing I care about matters in the least. It's what's important to you that matters. I will give you my impressions based on what you think is important.

Good luck~
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
I, too have lived in these areas over the years. You will see where homes have had the noise barrier insulation work, where, when planes are near, you cannot hear even inside! The best thing is to go to the homes that interest you and sit in the yard a while. That's what I do with my clients...we find
the homes, and physically check out the sights, sounds and smells...Get your agent to help you do the same...Liz 612-986-4105
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Claire Bastien Sales Associate answered:
Hello Coconut2,

I am thinking you are referring to Lynnhurst and/or possibly Linden Hills? There is some air traffic over those areas but it's not too bad, it gets worse as you head Southeast so the Lake Nokomis area is pretty loud as it's closer to the airport.

I lived in the Lynnhurst/Linden Hills neighborhood area previously and it's manageable air traffic noise. Those closest to the high air traffic took part in the noise reduction program through the MAC (Metropolitan Airport Commission) updates on the windows which are triple pane noise reduction windows. Many homes in the airline traffic path qualified for them and many homes are already updated.

You have to be in a certain range of the air traffic landing area and you can use this website to find out if you qualify for noise abatement or to determine the flight tracker information.

I would use this tool to determine the likelihood of issues, however, I also lived in the Windom Community, which is further East/Southeast toward the Nokomis area and that was loud so many in that area have already done the MAC updates. It tends to affect your outdoor enjoyment in the summer, without the noise abatement windows you'd have to wait for a plane to pass before you could continue a phone conversation outdoors.

It's better to have an idea of when the flights are going overhead before you check the neighborhood yourself but if you're worried I would make a few trips out there to check it out.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Thank you, Claire Bastien
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Tue Nov 23, 2010
Susan McArdle, GRI, CRES answered:
Hi Peggy
You will find excellent choices for condo or townhomes close to the mall.
Good luck. When will you be locating here? Winter is a good time to find a value.

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Tue Dec 8, 2009
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
I am late to the discussion, but I want to add a couple of things Columbia Heights has an interesting re-development plan underway. It has stalled a little in the last 2 years due to the changes in the home marketplace along with everything else. If you check both Anoka County and also the web site for Columbia Heights you will find a great deak if information: demographics, history, municipal planning and the position the community holds in terms of cultural and social action. Quite a few years ago I did a major study of the NE metro area and found this district rather fascinating fitting in to the area on the edge of Minneapolis, a piece of Anoka County surrounded by Hennepin county and Ramsey county. Good luck in looking at housing there. YOu will, I think, find that the new light rail transportation adjacent to the area, the proximity to Minneapolis and the center of the city make this an interesting area for housing and ease of transportation,. Keep me posted on your search and your impressions! Liz, 612-986-4105 ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2008
Todd Norsted answered:
Hi Adrian.......

I hope this helps you clarify the issue and find more info!! I see Aaron pointed out the MAC has an excellent website which details the areas, noise issues,'s great. I have used it myself for a client. Again, it's

Tha nks, Todd Norsted
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