March 2015

Found 5 blog entries for March 2015.

What you see when you stand at the curb and gaze upon your St. Louis Park house is known as “curb appeal,” an aspect of the home that can make or break a sale. Just as every room within the home should have a focal point, so, too, should the exterior. That focal point is typically the area that leads to the front door and the door itself.

 What do folks see as they approach your home? If it’s less than compelling, get to work adding some appeal.

 Things to Keep in Mind

 The experts at Environmental Landscape Associates suggest that there are three elements to consider when thinking about landscape design:

  • Principles – ensuring that your design complements your home’s architectural style.
  • Program – how will you utilize the space? Is
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Love at first sight can be expensive, most especially when you’re purchasing something as expensive as a home. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I know only two well how easy it is to lust after a home. If this is your first experience in purchasing a condo, however, it’s important to keep your emotions in check because there are many temptations along the way.

Color

I can’t tell you how many of my clients turn down perfectly good and well-priced St. Louis Park condos for sale because they “hate” the color of the walls. “It’s only PAINT!” I long to scream but I typically like my clients and that wouldn’t be nice so I don’t scream it.

To paint a 1,000 square foot condo in St. Louis Park will run you between $700 and $850. That’s to paint the entire

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At first blush, our St. Louis Park Deal of the Month may not seem like such a bargain. Walk through it with an open mind, however, and you may just see what we see.

What do we see? EQUITY!

First, let’s take a look at the basics. This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom rancher in the South Oak Hill neighborhood, just west of the pond. The home sits on a 6,534 square-foot lot and it was built in the early 1950s.

When you walk in the door you’ll be met by the most horrid hot pink walls you’ll ever see. I mean, this is some super ugly paint. But, that’s just it – it’s only paint, so it’s easy and cheap to fix.

Look down and you’ll see wood floors. OK, so they’re scratched up. That, too, is a somewhat easy fix. It’s a DIY project, as a matter of fact.

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Going behind the scenes is both fun and enlightening. For instance, when I went “behind” this website last night I could see the listings in the St. Louis Park MLS that are getting the most attention. I thought it might be fun to share this insider information with you – to give you an idea of what your fellow home shoppers are looking at here on StLouisParkRealEstate.com.

1. The Bronx

The belle of the St. Louis Park real estate market right now is a charmer. Built in 1950, it’s been tastefully remodeled and well-maintained. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1,440 square feet of living space. It has a great backyard and both front and backyards are completely fenced. The home also features a 2-car garage. It’s listed at $194,900 and

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The 2015 Spring Parade of Homes is now underway (it opened on Saturday) and if you’re in the market to buy a St. Louis Park, newly-built home, you might want to check out the two homes on the tour in St. Louis Park. The tour, by the way, runs Thursdays through Sundays from noon until 6 p.m. until March 29.

Minikahda Vista/Browndale Neighborhood

Straddling the border between Minikahda Vista and Browndale you’ll find #383 on this spring’s Parade of Home Tours, at Wooddale Flats. The builder is calling it a “cool hybrid,” because it’s a condo that “feels and lives like a townhome.”

Every home here is an end unit, doing away long hallways and common walls between the homes. This home features a great room and a wrap-around terrace. The designer

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