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Your Weekend Events Guide in Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities: July 28th to July 30th

Brace Helgeson

With the month of July coming to a close, the end of summer is sadly in sight—though there’s bound to be a fair share of heat waves through August here in the Twin Cities area. Whether you’re on vacation, working through the week, or heading into Minneapolis to spend Saturday and Sunday exploring, there’s plenty to do in and around the Twin Cities metro area, from art extravaganza to local happenings.

Checking in on the Market: Minneapolis Real Estate News

Ryan Platzke

Here in the Twin Cities area, steady growth has been driving a hot market. During the summer months, buying and selling a home near Eden Prairie or the surrounding suburbs of Minneapolis is made easy by the Summer Selling Season—the time of year where the real estate business enjoys a seasonal boom that benefits buyers and sellers alike.

Your Eden Prairie and Twin Cities Events Guide: April 21st – April 23rd

Brace Helgeson
Friday, April 21st
The Beautiful Brain: Drawings by Ramon y Cajal at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN
If you work in Minneapolis during the week, why not skip the traffic home to Eden Prairie and take in dinner and an art exhibit with friends or a date? For a Friday night of culture in the Twin Cities, this exhibition is both free and stunning. These intricate botanical drawings, overflowing with detail and imagination, are the work of Santiago Ramon y Cajal—the father of modern neuroscience. Many of these impressive drawings are illustrations of the up-close-and-personal human brain under a microscope, providing a vivid, sometimes abstract, but always accurate rendering of the mind. On view until May 14, this expressive and intriguing work is not to be missed.

Dear Sellers: Your Time Has Come! (Buyers: There’s Good News For You, Too!)

Ryan Platzke

According to recent reports from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, now is the perfect window in the local housing market for sellers stewing over the potential of selling or not to finally take that leap! With inventory not entirely keeping pace with a high demand for homes, sellers are enjoying an upper-hand in the current market. Homes in the Minneapolis area are fetching top-dollar, with many sales instigating bidding wars between potential buyers. Not only does this mean that a seller’s home will likely garner a great rate, it also means that financial flexibility can help place you into your next dream home.

Real Estate Scam Targeting Minneapolis Region’s Homebuyers

Ryan Platzke

While online scams are by no means uncommon, area real estate watchdogs have raised concerns over a recent spate of e-mail phishing scams targeting would-be homebuyers. According to Kare11 News, an affiliate of NBC, there has been a recent and unfortunate rise in these e-mail scams in the Minneapolis and Twin Cities regions. A leading Edina-area real estate agent said that an uptick in these scams in the Hennepin County area may be due to the local market’s thriving commerce. What’s worse, these scams cost victims thousands of dollars and target them particularly in the days leading up to an intended closing on a home purchase. 

New Home Sales Going Strong

Ryan Platzke
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A new story from online publication, Mortgage News Daily, reports that new home sales are on an encouraging an upward trajectory, with this fall showing a marked increase from the month of August. This is especially bright news, since summer is generally considered prime selling season, but Mortgage News Daily’s report indicates that no such slowdown occurred in the transition to autumn. In fact, sale numbers for new-build properties are up by both monthly and yearly measures.

According to the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development, new-build residential properties were up 3.1% from August. Moreover, year-to-year September sales leapt by a 29.8% margin — an astounding and nearly unprecedented level of growth. Closer to home, the mid-west enjoyed a particular bump in new construction home sales during the early fall, with an 8.6% seasonal increase and a year-to-year increase of a whopping 33.3%. Furthermore, at the end of the September, an astonishing 243,000 new homes were on the market, with 141,000 more under construction.

What does this mean for those looking to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities region this fall or winter? Firstly, an increase in new-build homes is a meaningful development for those on the house hunt, since inventory has been competitive here in the Minneapolis area. Likewise, home sellers can list their property with confidence that the next home of their dreams is readily available, brand new, and made financial feasible by this year’s exceptionally low mortgage interest rates. What’s more, a boost in the mid-west’s new-build sales indicates overall growth in the region, making purchasing a home a wiser investment than ever.

It’s no secret that life here in Eden Prairie is an enviable one, especially since Money Magazine’s recent feature of our hometown as one of the country’s most desirable places to live. Development is assuredly on the rise in the Twin Cities region, and what better way to spend the holidays than in a brand new home of your very own?

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group we take pride in helping members of our community find and purchase their dream home. No matter your needs, budget, or tastes, there’s a perfect property for you and your loved ones. There’s no better time than the present to make it happen. Make your holiday wishes come true and take the plunge—become an all-American homeowner in Eden Prairie today.

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

Twin Cities Area Home Prices Break a 10-Year Record

Ryan Platzke
This summer, the Twin Cities housing market trends have been all about breaking records. Now that the data is in, it’s no surprise that June proved to be another record-breaking month for home prices and market growth in the Minneapolis - St. Paul region.

According to a recent report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the median sales prices for homes in the Twin Cities area reached heights not seen since 2006—an impressive feat. Not to mention, that year-to-year growth also posted inspiring numbers: a 5.3% increase in the median home sales price, up from this time last year. In other good news, the amount of closed sales topped out at a twelve-year high, with buyers signing 6,175 new contracts and closed sales reaching 7,094.

So what does this mean for homebuyers and sellers in the Twin Cities and Eden Prairie areas? For starters, these figures indicate a burgeoning market with a strong upward trajectory. Whether you’re aiming to buy your first home, sell your home, or move on to your dream property, there’s encouraging factors for all. Any potential buyers out there can surely relish the extremely low mortgage interest rates currently available. With the Fed holding off on raising mortgage interest rates for now, it’s an excellent window in which to take advantage of these historic mortgage rate lows.

Those interested in selling their Twin Cities area home can rest assured that the market is eager for properties. In fact, homes are selling at a speed not seen since 2007. Combine getting top dollar for your home and the opportunity of a low mortgage rate, and transitioning to your next home will be seamless.

Take it from the President of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Judy Shields, who describes current Twin Cities housing trends like this: "This market is grounded in good fundamentals: supply and demand, smarter lending standards, job and wage growth, population growth, healthier household finances, and rising rent.”

Whether you are interested in buying or selling a home in Minneapolis, this August provides an unmatched opportunity to take part in the American Dream of homeownership. With housing market figures posting stronger than ever, the signs are clear: this year is the year to land a home that’s all your own.

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we are proud to be a member of Eden Prairie’s esteemed small business community. Since 1995, we’ve offered the very best in Twin Cities real estate, earning our community’s trust as the #1 Sales Team in the Eden Prairie area. With over 4,500 homes sold, our staff has both the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your home ownership goals are delivered. So, if you’re considering buying or selling your Eden Prairie area home this summer, now is the time to enlist the help of a real estate professional who can help you make the most of this season’s extraordinary market.

 

Eden Prairie's Dreamy Southwest Station Condo: Near All the Action & an Engaging Lifestyle!

Brace Helgeson
This Condo complex is in the heart of Eden Prairie and once in the Unit an owner feels spacious with 9' ceilings. There is maple cabinetry coupled with crown molding, a designer Kitchen, brand new carpet in October 2015, and a new washer/dryer in the condominium. 

 

Stunning Eden Prairie Executive Home Both In- and Out-side... Come View Why!

Brace Helgeson
This Executive Brick Front Two Story 4 Bed, 4 Bath property on Danton Way is immaculate. The home sits on a third of an acre lot with medium tree coverage with new stone and slate landscaping features. The private fenced in backyard is there  to enjoy with both a vaulted porch with heated floors and deck overlooking gorgeous views, the sport court, a patio and firepit.

Two Story Eden Prairie Home with Open Floor Plan and Full of Today's Requested Amenities

Brace Helgeson
Visit our new Eden Prairie listing on Harmony Circle with Franlo Park just a block away and near Pioneer Trail on a cul-de-sac. It's very convenient with access to major thorough ways, Olympic Golf Course, Shopping and Eating venues, parks, schools and more.

Exceptional 2400+ FSF 3 Bed, 3 Bath Eden Prairie Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location

Ryan Platzke
This stately brick property sits in a convenient location minutes from Eden Prairie Mall and Hwy. 169 access but hidden on a private cul-de-sac in a beautiful natural wooded setting all on a half acre lot. 

 

Breathtaking 4,700+ FSF One Story Eden Prairie Home with Grand Spaces

Brace Helgeson
Exceptional open floor plan on the main level with impressive exposed chalet-styled wood beamed vaulted ceilings throughout. And, on one end, when you enter into a lofted area overlooking an expansive lower level great room with two story fireplace, windows from floor to main level vaulted ceilings an abundance of natural light.
 

Large Eden Prairie 5 Bd, 4Ba Rambler just under 4,000 finished sq.ft. in Bluffs West Neighborhood!

Brace Helgeson

This 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Rambler is in a natural, park-like atmosphere within a beautiful neighborhood. It’s a great value and fantastic location for your family to live. At almost 4,000 sq. ft. this home is a must see at exceptional buy!

 

Exceptionally Designed EP's Braxton Woods 5 Bd, 4 Ba Two Story Home on Large Corner Lot!

Brace Helgeson

This immaculate, updated and well-cared home offers a family everything possible on their wish list. The main level offers a very open floor plan with two story foyer and living room. The rooms are large throughout the home with over 5,280 finished square feet and well placed built-ins. With 4 bedrooms up including a Full Master, a loft, laundry and two full baths with double sinks for both.


 

Study Shows Twin Cities Housing Market Nearly Fully Recovered

Brace Helgeson

A recent study by the University of St. Thomas revealed that the housing market in the Twin Cities is nearing numbers we saw prior to the housing crash seven years ago indicating that the Twin Cities housing market is nearly recovered from the downfall. The study also predicted that we would see median home prices continue to rise in 2016 upwards of 6 to 8 percent.

Home Prices In The Twin Cities Holding Strong

Brace Helgeson

As we welcome in 2016 many experts are predicting that we will continue to see growth in the housing market in the Twin Cities area and across the nation. We can expect to see a steady increase in home prices as they inch towards the numbers we last saw pre-recession.

New Home Sales Rise In November

Brace Helgeson

After a slow October the number of new -home sales increased in November according to the most recent report from the Commerce Department. New-home sales increased by 4.3 percent last month, up from the fall we saw occur in October when new-home sales decreased from 495,000 to 470,000.

5500 SQ. FT. Two Story Riley Creek Reserve (in E.P.) Home Fully Renovated by Custom Builder

Ryan Platzke
This Eden Prairie home offers the immediate "Wow" factor. It's an elegant property... A must see!

With over 5,500 finished sq, ft. that was fully renovated by a skilled Custom Builder that re-created this stately two story with a grand gated entrance nestled onto a secluded 2 acre wooded lot backing up to Riley Creek Preserve! The property offers it's owners an well groomed and professionally landscaped yard with private pool, a firepit and mammoth backyard for family entertainment and play!

There is an amazing amount of natural light gleaming throughout the home and on the Main Level. White enameled woodwork and refinished hardwood floors were installed. A Gourmet Kitchen boasts granite countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, built-in desk, and large center island with plenty of seating storage, and walk space. The Eat in Kitchen offers access to the deck and formal dining room too. There is a large office on the Main Floor with custom built-ins and coveted mudroom complete with built-in cubbies and bench! What style and function.

This four season porch screams rustic elegance with the white washed walls, dark hardwood floors, recessed lighting and ceiling fan all surrounded by nature and walkout to deck overlooking the beautiful backyard.

On the Upper Level there is four tremendously large bedrooms with the Full Master at 20 x 14. The other comfortable bedrooms measure 16 x 13, 15 x 12 and 14 x 13 in size with the two full baths, one a Jack & Jill Bath to serve attached bedrooms and a private bath for the fourth bedroom. These bedrooms offer white enameled custom built-ins and hand stenciled finish applied to walls. The Master Bath makes everyday feel like a day at the spa in your 5-piece bath. Gorgeous soaker tub and man size walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 of 4 on the upper level has white enameled custom built-ins and hand stenciled finish applied to the walls.

Custom Wine Room built in 2012 with coolant system. Great entertaining spaces in the walkout lower level. See Virtual Tour for additional photos. If you enter this Eden Prairie home on 9820 Sky Lane plan on extra time to finish your offer sheet. Helgeson-Platzke Real Estate Group looks forward to serving you!
 

Relocation Opens This Eden Prairie Two Story on 10428 Shelter Grv in Creek Knolls

Ryan Platzke
Another Distinctive Home listing by the Helgeson-Platzke Real Estate Group that is only made available by a family relocation. This Creek Knolls Two Story is offered up at a great value with 6 large Bedrooms, 4 Baths, oversized 3 Stall Garage with great tree coverage providing privacy with tremendous brick and stone features inviting you to the covered door entry.

What an impressive property!

This gorgeous kitchen is a place the whole family will enjoy with the solid wood cabinetry and backsplash, granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances,and island open to the entire main level. Plus, mom this home has the mudroom you have been looking for!

Hardwood floors are carried into the dining room you will notice the gorgeous fixtures and white trim. The Great room is also the main level with hardwood floors recessed lighting, Large windows throughout, with three tier wall of windows and elegant wrap-a-round staircase! And, an elegant powder room on the main level with granite countertop and marble backsplash. The formal living room has more recessed lighting and crown molding.

Hardwood floors invite you in the spacious Foyer as you head upstairs to 4 large bedrooms with two full baths and large closets with custom shelving. The Owner Suite is 17 x 14 with recessed lighting plus the 5 piece bath and walk-in closet.

The lower level offers a fifth and sixth bedroom with large closet space, family room with recessed lighting, and area for both adults and children to entertain themselves.

This property offers a family everything they would need and desire for their family! Take a visit to Shelter Grove and it will become your newly purchased dream home and enjoy for years to come with your family.


 

Eden Prairie Two Story Near Bearpath just off Pioneer Trail & Dell Road

Brace Helgeson

This six bedroom, four bath home sits in Braxton Woods neighborhood conveniently near everything. Come enjoy recent upgrades to the home providing larger Chef’s kitchen and entertainment area open to the Great Room. Lower level is perfect escape for kids to the recreation room and adults to family room with fireplace and full walk behind bar.

Great value purchase with the 4,700+ finished square feet and location, location, location… at 9262 Braxton Drive.

 

Act Fast for Eden Prairie Fantastic Buy in Desired Wynnfield on the Lake Neighborhood for under 450K

Brace Helgeson
Wow... Price drop on this value buy! YOU Need to Act NOW! This 5 bedroom / 4 bath Two Story home is situated on a Cul-de-sac in the Wynnfield on the Lake neighborhood in Eden Prairie that is beautifully updated and professionally decorated. It sits on a large yard with plenty of room for the kids to roam. Extremely great value home awaiting your arrival to find out for yourself.

Offering incredible crown molding thru out with spectacular kitchen remodel. Bright and spacious porch, with beautifully paved and stone featured landscaping. Great finished lower level for entertainment and office space. Your family will have plenty of storage including large area above garage all finished and well lit. At an asking price of $449,000 for an Eden Prairie home in Wynnfield on the Lake development for this immaculate home that's in move condition our group of real estate professionals believe you will need to act fast to buy this beautiful property.
 

Rare Opportunity on Bear Path! Buy This Eden Prairie Landmark Steiner & Koppelman Estate Overlooking Lake Ripley & 16th Fairway

Brace Helgeson
Landmark Steiner & Koppelman estate overlooking Lake Riley and the 16th fairway in the Bearpath Community. This updated, meticulously cared for 2 Story is perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen and open floor plan. Five of the six bedrooms are upstairs and all five have direct access to a bathroom. Private Theatre room, Lower Level spancrete room for sports and/or storage, and so much more! You can't duplicate this property at this price!
 

Act Fast! This Eden Prairie French Colonial on 1/2 Acre Lot is at $515,000. What a Buy!

Brace Helgeson
Classic French Colonial in heart of Eden Prairie on breathtaking 0.5 Acre lot. Offering White enameled woodwork throughout home with classic moldings  and coffered ceilings and upgraded to new granite counter tops in kitchen. Enjoy the 4 season porch w built-ins. This property is beautifully landscaped with a large yard with many mature trees providing valuable cover.

Come one, come all to view this exceptional property at a fantastic price! Magnificent value in an award winning suburb and school district.
 

Great Townhome Value in Hartford Commons Near All the Action in Eden Prairie

Brace Helgeson
Enjoy the Southern Exposure with Plenty of Natural Sun Light! From the front and back views of the property you have a park-like experience with absolutely no homes across from you! The property sits a couple blocks from Anderson Lake Park Reserve and Nesbitt Preserve Park for both recreation and relaxation, and Eden Prairie Center for shopping, fine eats and entertainment galore. 

The property offers 2 BR's + loft/family room, a ceramic Kitchen with White Cabinets & Built-in Buffet that provides Extra Counter Space and Cabinets. It was freshly painted and adorned with New Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite counter tops. You have a Foyer, a Full Bath with both a Whirlpool and a Shower. With this unit you are provided the convenience of a 2 Car Heated parking location with separate Garage Door. You can enter from both the front of unit as well as Underground Garage. There is a shared Gazebo play area for children and both the roof was re-shingled and gutters installed in 2013.

It's completely ready to move in with the possibility of a Fast Close. At $229,900.00 this property within a award winning city of Eden Prairie will not last long with the list of conveniences and new amenities included. Act Fast!
 

Open House: ACT FAST on this Eden Prairie 5 bd / 4 bth 2 Story in Wynnfield Neighborhood

Brace Helgeson
Wow... Act now! This 5 bedroom / 4 bath Two Story home is situated on a Cul-de-sac in the Wynnfield on the Lake neighborhood in Eden Prairie that is beautifully updated and professionally decorated. It sits on a large yard with plenty of room for the kids to roam. Extremely great value home awaiting your arrival to find out for yourself. 

Offering incredible crown molding thru out with spectacular kitchen remodel. Bright and spacious porch, with beautifully paved and stone featured landscaping. Great finished lower level for entertainment and office space. Your family will have plenty of storage including large area above garage all finished and well lit. At an asking price of $465,000 for an Eden Prairie home in Wynnfield on the Lake development for this immaculate home that's in move condition our group believes you will need to act fast to buy this property.
 

2015 Home Sales and Listings shows Significant Improvement for Eden Prairie (through July)

Our Team

In the City of Eden Prairie the July 2015 housing trends illustrates some interesting results statistically for home owners and potential buyers. It seems the market is still a seller’s market with a limited amount of inventory from the 10 year norm but the market is equaling out benefiting the potential home buyer. After viewing these statistics it would seem it's the right time to buy a home in Eden Prairie. Read more details now...

Private Cul-de-sac Two Story with backyard views of Woodlands in Eden Prairie

Brace Helgeson
This elegant 6 bed, 4 bath two-story sits on the best lot in the Bluff neighborhood and designed for the modern day family. Offering an open floor plan with natural illuminated sunlight, Stainless Steel appliances, surround sound, vaulted ceilings, amusement room, exercise room, sun room, deck and patio, hardwood floors and more. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs with large master and two full baths. Both the main and upper levels have been freshly painted just awaiting the new family to enjoy Homeward Hills Park with all of the majestic views and area to play year around. Come to visit the possibilities that await your family.

 

New Listing: 4 Bed, 4 Bth Two Story in Eden Prairie's Oak Park Estates Neighborhood

Brace Helgeson
This home is a meticulously cared for  4 bed/4 bath 2 Story Walkout in the highly sought after neighborhood of Oak Park Estates. Offering an open floor plan with a center island kitchen full of cabinets and work space for you and your family. It has 9 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, finished lower level with walkout to patio and deck, professionally landscaped yard, maintenance free siding, and in-ground sprinkler system. It's a great fit for a growing family and truly a must see at $449,900!
 

14606 Boulder Pointe Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Brace Helgeson
Come visit our listing in the much desired neighborhood of Boulder Ridge of Eden Prairie. This immaculate custom built two-story walk-out on Boulder Pointe. Absolutely no expenses spared on stunning estate like property! Offering Coffered Ceilings in family room, refined built-ins, stacked stone details, Stainless Steel appliances, hardwood flooring, 2 fireplaces, window seat and 4 bedrooms upstairs including the Master. Stunning finished basement comes complete with exercise room, private wine cellar, full bar, and family room. The list of amenities are too numerous to mention everything nevertheless there is a security system and professionally landscaped yard with good tree coverage and deck overlooking the natural surroundings. What a buy at the asking price of $699,900.
 

Housing Market in the Twin Cities in March the Best in a Decade

Brace Helgeson

The Twin Cities housing market was hot last month. In fact, it was the strongest March we have seen in a decade. Buyers were given more options when it came to available homes on the market, and mortgage interest rates continued to remain low.

Twin Cities Home Sales Fall in September

Brace Helgeson


Rising home prices have led more home sellers to the market, but last month there were not as many buyers.In the month of September there was in an increase of 7 percent in the number of properties listed for sale over the previous month, but a 7 percent decline in the total number of available properties for sale when compared year-over-year.

Four Reasons to Buy Before Winter

Brace Helgeson

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting.