moving back to minnesota as a student

Asked by Karina Pierce, Minneapolis, MN Sun Apr 27, 2008

I am helping my sister search for a new home in Minnesota when they move from Seattle so her husband can attend grad school. There is the possiblity of children in the future so they would like to have a 3 bedroom, ac, garage, and heating that works well. They would like to stay close to the UofM, biking distance perferable, or on a bus line. Also a safe family neighboorhood. There price range would be $150,000 to $250,000. Any advice on a good home within these guidelines would be helpful. Thank you.

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Jason Sandqu…, , Minneapolis, MN
Thu May 1, 2008
Here is a link of different neighborhoods in Minneapolis or here, you could start your search here!
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Eric, Home Seller, Coon Rapids, MN
Wed Jun 11, 2008
We are selling our house in Coon Rapids. Its a little further out of town but the light rail will be operational in 2009 to go downtown from Coon Rapids. You will get more of a house for your money further out of the city.
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Susan Hoffla…, Agent, Shoreview, MN
Fri May 23, 2008
Hi, Karina!
Don't know if your sister has found an agent to assist her yet, but you/she might want to check out the services of an exclusive buyer representative. That means we ONLY represent buyers, which means we will never have a chance of representing both buyer and seller. Check out our website below to see why that's essential in this market place. You can also search for properties on our website.
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Vince Wright, , Woodbury, MN
Thu May 1, 2008
Hi Karina -

There are tons of great deals in the Twin Cities! Their price range seems very reasonable. Right now is a great time to move back to MN. I just sold a Condo to a professor that just moved here to teach at the U of M. I am also a alumni of the U of M and know the area very well. I would love to help you assist your sister in her move to the Twin Cities. Give me a call - I am sure I can help!
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Metropolitan…, Agent, Edina, MN
Mon Apr 28, 2008

Hello, I think they will be able to find a home that works for them in that price range. Visit my web reference below and receive homes meeting your search criteria the day they come on the market. This is a great tool for reducing the amount of time you have to search the internet and magazines for homes. The homes come right to you the first day they go on the market. If you have any other questions please feel free to call or e-mail me I am happy to help.
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Todd Norsted, Agent, Maple Grove, MN
Sun Apr 27, 2008
Karina, There will be many homes that fall into your criteria. As with all real estate, it's location, location, location. Here' a good website on Minneapolis crime statistics.

I hope that helps you.

Thans, Todd Norsted
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Lenny Frolov, Agent, Brooklyn Park, MN
Sun Apr 27, 2008
There are lots of homes available that would suit your sister. You can search for them yourself to get an idea of whats out there on my website below. Its really easy to navigate. Good luck.
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Nick, Home Buyer, Minnesota
Sun Apr 27, 2008
Hi Karina,

Here's some info for you before you start.

* Closed sales are up 105% YTD form 07 to 08
* Percent of Original List Received: YTD for 01 96.2% / 99.1% +3.0%
* Condo Inventory: Feb 07 543 units and Feb 08 502 -7.6%
* Average Days on Market: 210 days
* Average sales Price: $293,440 4th highest in the city
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Jennifer Kir…, Agent, Minneapolis, MN
Sun Apr 27, 2008
Karina - if you could contact me via email, I can send you a list of homes via the MLS that match your criteria. Thanks!
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