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The Hottest Trends in Home Remodeling

Ryan Platzke
When it comes to remodeling your home, there are benefits you can’t ignore: remodeling boosts your home’s value, plus you’re one step nearer to having your dream house. 2017’s trendiest wave of home remodeling features enjoys a wide range: from upping your home’s profile using smart technology, to styling a backyard paradise and much more

Your Eden Prairie Weekend Events Guide: August 11th, 12th, and 13th

Brace Helgeson

When you’re this close to the Twin Cities, it’s easy to make your way into town to enjoy some of the finest dining, entertainment, museums, and natural spectacles in the Midwest, but there’s just as much fun stuff to do here in Eden Prairie. Take your pick of this weekend’s upcoming attractions and to-do list items and enjoy these waning weeks of summertime before they’re gone too soon.

Summarizing the Summer: Real Estate News in the greater Twin Cities Market

Brace Helgeson

Summer is flying by, and with autumn soon on the horizon, now is the perfect window to examine how June and July fared in the greater Twin Cities metro market. From our location in Eden Prairie to the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the Twin Cities region is booming these days, and the market shows it. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the Twin Cities posted record-high numbers in buyer activity in June 2017. Compared to this time last year, closed sales jumped 2.2%, amounting to 7,430 units closed in June. Pending sales posted a more modest, but meaningful gain at .2%. Though the market has been struggling to keep up with red hot demand, buyers are undeterred as momentum hasn’t slowed here in the Minneapolis region.


3 Must-Ask Questions When Buying a House

Brace Helgeson

Buying a house in Eden Prairie—or anywhere, for that matter—is certainly the investment of a lifetime, so being an intelligent and strategic homebuyer is of the highest priority. Don’t just sign away on the bottom line! Gather all the facts, history, and records necessary to learn of hidden costs or potential pitfalls on your would-be property. Once you discover the answers to these three important questions below, you can truly determine whether your dream home is all you imagined it to be.


 

Staging Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Market

Ryan Platzke

Eden Prairie is one of the most desirable, scenic, and well-placed Minneapolis suburbs in which to buy a home. With demand running high in the Twin Cities real estate market, sellers are enjoying a slew of offers at or exceeding asking price, but how do you make your home as competitive as possible? Staging your home for sale is a compelling way to earn top dollar on your property investment. By creating a welcoming ambiance that allows potential buyers to envision their own life unfolding within those four walls, you may draw offers that exceed your own expectations. 

Your Eden Prairie Summer Weekend Events Guide: June 23 to June 25

Brace Helgeson

There’s something about spending a summer day or evening in the great outdoors, especially in Eden Prairie where the weather and natural setting strike the perfect mood for relaxing this season. Take a look at some of this weekend’s upcoming events to stay active, get outdoors, and commune with your Eden Prairie neighbors. 

Saying Goodbye to Spring: How is the Minneapolis-area Market Faring in 2017?

Brace Helgeson

Summer is nearly in full bloom, and so begins the market’s busiest season. The month of June is the perfect halfway point to take stock of how real estate is faring in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas, as well as on the national level.

Your Eden Prairie Summer Events Guide: June 10th and June 11th

Ryan Platzke

As one of the most desirable cities surrounding the Twin Cities region, Eden Prairie offers no shortage of community and civic events for families to partake in throughout the year. As summer is one of the most blissful, welcome seasons in Minnesota, let’s take a lot at some activities to keep you occupied this warm weekend.

Your Eden Prairie and Minneapolis Weekend Events Guide: Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28

Ryan Platzke

With the month of June just a few days away, it’s the perfect time of year to get out and about on a warm afternoon. What better way to spend your days than exploring the arts, or taking a nature hike, or even taking a drive into Minneapolis for the evening? Below you’ll find a few fun ways to fill your weekend hours, from here in Eden Prairie to the big city next door.  

What You Need to Do to Prep for the Spring and Summer Selling Seasons

Ryan Platzke

As we head into the second week of May, the looming spring and summer selling seasons are already underway, and with them come to chance to sell your home at a premium in 2017. So, what do you need to do to make this summer’s selling season a prosperous one? Take a look at some of these tips and tricks to keep in mind as you explore you real estate options in the Eden Prairie area this soon-to-be summer.

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. 

Your Eden Prairie and Minneapolis Area Weekend Event Guide: March 24 to 26

Brace Helgeson

Whether you spend your weekend in our hometown of Eden Prairie, or you decide to venture into the nearby Twin Cities to take in a concert or show, we’re wishing you a delightful weekend as we close at March. With the spring beginning to bloom as we head into April, here are a few ideas of things to do this weekend.

What Winter’s Housing Market Activity Tells Us for Spring

Ryan Platzke

With the spring and summer buying and selling seasons ahead, now is the time to consider this winter’s progress in the housing market. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the months following the new year can be described as both "healthy and balanced,” a positive characterization of months that typically tend to have their fair share of the winter doldrums. Instead, early 2017 was growth in the areas new listings and pending sales, with a 3.1 percent and 4.3 increase, respectively, from this time last year.

This Year’s Top Tools to Boost Your Home’s Selling Value

Ryan Platzke

One of the hallmarks of 2016’s housing market growth spurt was a high demand for homes. As real estate inventory lagged behind consumer confidence and exceptional demand, sellers are in an excellent position to make top dollar on properties in the year ahead. With that in mind, here are a few market trends to make use of if you’re considering selling your home in 2017. Of course, the surest method to maximize your sale—or to begin your housing search, if you’re in the market for buying—is to consult with an experienced, top reviewed real estate agent team in Eden Prairie. In the meantime, take a look at some of the simple tips below that can push your home’s selling value to next level.

Your 2017 Valentine’s Day Events Guide for the Minneapolis Area

Brace Helgeson

In the midst of a cold February, love is in the air. There’s one day this month that’s sure to warm the hearts of many across the Twin Cities region: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with beloved friends or a significant other, there’s plenty activities to be enjoyed in the Minneapolis area this holiday. No matter what your tastes, interests, or budgets may be, there’s an event for every lover of love this Valentine’s Day, right here in Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities metro region.

What 2016’s Market Predicts in 2017

Ryan Platzke
Photo by www.bigstock.com
Now that we’re decidedly in the midst of the winter season, we can enjoy the benefits of hindsight as we examine how the housing market fared in 2016 and what its trends can tell us about the year ahead.

Perhaps the biggest real estate headline in 2016 was the swift ascent of median home prices, topping out at an all-time high and leaving sellers both happy and well-positioned for their next property. What’s more, closed sales reached an 11-year high in Minnesota, just shy of breaking their all-time record, this according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. In other encouraging news, foreclosure activity further declined while homes spent far fewer days on the market—a strong indicator of buyer enthusiasm and confidence. Surrounding Minneapolis areas, like Eden Prairie, also enjoyed a boost as the Twin Cities region continued its multi-year increase in population and housing development.

Happy Veterans Day: Your Weekend Events Guide, November 11-13

Brace Helgeson
Photo by www.bigstock.comWith Veterans Day upon us, it’s important to remember the soulful sacrifice of those in our armed services, both past and present. No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, take a moment of remembrance for those who have served our country with dignity and distinction.

Friday, November 11
Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition


Saturday, November 12
Girls on the Run Fall 5k

This is not your average 5k. Join 1,000 girls, third to eighth grade, as they complete a season-ending 5k run. This noncompetitive run is meant to inspire young girls towards confidence, athleticism, and empowerment. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate, and for those looking to lend a positive hand to the event, volunteer to be a "sparkle runner,” and be paired with a girl throughout the race to act as a source of encouragement. Other highlights of the event include face painting, crazy hair styling, and more. The pre-race rituals begin at 7:45 on Saturday morning, while the race is set to take off at 9AM. For more information, please visit the event site here

Sunday, November 13
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

For sports lovers out there, particularly football fans, this is an especially unique event that can’t be missed. On view at the Minnesota History Center, enjoy a thoughtfully curated best-of collection from the pro-football hall of fame. With over 200 rare artifacts, photos, video installations, and more, this sensational exhibit celebrates the long and fascinating history of a uniquely American athletic pastime. Special highlights that will be on display include: the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Emmitt Smith’s rushing record artifacts, a 1919 era football helmet, and authentic and iconic memorabilia of the Minnesota Vikings. For more information, please visit the event page here.

However you decide to spend your weekend, there’s surely something for all tastes in Eden Prairie and the surrounding Twin Cities region. And from our family to yours, we’d like to wish all of our loved ones who have and will serve our country a Happy Veterans Day.

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 Takes #2 Spot on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” List

Ryan Platzke
Photo Credit: www.bigstock.comEden Prairie nabbed the enviable number two spot! It’s an honor for a national publication to highlight what Twin Cities area residents and our very own hometown folk have known for a long time: Eden Prairie is one of the country’s most desirable homeownership destinations.

 

Money Magazine bases its rankings on a few key factors. First, they gather data on towns that range in population from 50,000 to 300,000. Then, they measure and assess a host of categories, including: job opportunities and employment rates, ease of living, diversity, sustainability efforts, and a variety of other overarching factors, as well. While this isn’t the first time Eden Prairie has graced Money Magazine’s coveted list, it’s now enjoying near-top honors for its quality of life, economic fortitude, and leading displays of eco-friendly choices. In fact, Eden Prairie recently pioneered a new development, Eden Gardens, that puts eco-friendly moves at the forefront with its use of solar panels, reclaimed building materials, energy efficient heating and cooling, low-water or no-water landscaping, and communal gardening plots.

On top of Eden Prairie’s sustainable development choices, economic prosperity is another defining factor in Money Magazine’s pick. In addition to Eden Prairie’s extraordinarily low unemployment rate—just 3.6%--numerous robust businesses make their headquarters here, including Optum, C.H. Robinson, Starkey, and Supervalu. While the local population is just 62,000 there are some 57,000 jobs rooted right here in town. Also bright on the economic front: Moody’s has given Eden Prairie a consistent AAA rating, as a result of its low debt and diversified tax base.

If the rock solid economy and thoughtful sustainability efforts aren’t enough to convince you, Money Magazine also highlighted Eden Prairie’ scenic offerings, which include: 200 miles of sidewalks and trails, 37 parks, 17 lakes, and 95% of hometown respondents who rate their town as good or excellent—what amounts to markedly high honors.

It’s always encouraging to have your town nationally recognized for what you know to be true: that our hometown is a special place to live. So, if you’re looking to buy a home in the Twin Cities region, why not take a look at Eden Prairie? Perfectly situated to take advantage of all that the Minneapolis region has to offer, Eden Prairie can’t be beat when it comes to myriad factors that make a home worth having.

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 in 2016, 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.

A Fast-Moving Twin Cities Market Hits a 9 Year High

Brace Helgeson
Not since 2007 have homes for sale in the Twin Cities area managed to sell so quickly, according to a recent report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Likewise, the Minneapolis area’s competitive market and high demand for inventory has pushed original list price sales to a stunning 98.4% of all total homes, another figure not seen in years.

Current president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Judy Shields, commented on the speedy home sales boost, saying, "Our days on the market indicator tells us that most homes are selling pretty quickly.” In fact, the total amount of days that for-sale homes in the Twin Cities area stayed on the market fell 15.9% in August, compared to this time last year. This means that that a significant percentage of homes were snapped up within just 53 days of their original posting.

Just as exceptional demand has kept the Twin Cities housing market moving at a record pace, it has also inspired homebuyers to pay the full original list price on for-sale homes. Considering the Minneapolis area’s competitive market, most home buyers are willing to pay full list price to secure their next dream home. Not since July 2005 have buyers been so willing to pay close to full original list price—a figure that demonstrates just how hot the Minneapolis area’s summer real estate market has been.

As of late, the Twin Cities market has been lively but inspiring to home buyers and home sellers alike. While home sellers in the Twin Cities region rest assured that their property will be snatched off the market at a solid price and in short order, home buyers are confident that their new investment will offer a positive yield in the years to come, as the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas enjoy rapid and unprecedented growth.

Furthermore, home buyers—as well as sellers who are moving on to their next property after closing—are enjoying historically low mortgage interest rates at the moment. Spurred on by Brexit and the Fed’s tentativeness in raising rates, mortgages are at such low levels that even existing homeowners are flocking to refinance, according to CNBC.

All in all, this summer has proved to be a memorable one for the Twin Cities real estate market. Throughout the season, the Minneapolis area has posted some record-breaking figures, all of which speak to a flourishing market—whose exceptional momentum may extend through autumn.

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.

4 Twin Cities Real Estate Trends Shaping 2016 So Far

Ryan Platzke
Around the country, the real estate market is enjoying a strong and steady upswing. Here in the Twin Cities region, the housing market is performing exceptionally well, with June posting a ten year high in terms of median home sale prices.

Though we’re just past the halfway mark of 2016, it’s worthwhile to note some of the active trends that have been shaping the Minneapolis – St. Paul real estate market since January, as well as what might influence the coming months en route to 2017.

1. Historically Low Mortgage Rates
Because the Fed decided to hold off on raising interest rates at their most recent meeting, mortgage interest rates have remained at near-historic lows. This has provided ample opportunity to on-the-fence and first time buyers to make the move and take advantage of these limited window, outstanding rates.

2. Millennials on the Move
Thus far, 2016 has seen an increase in millennial and first time homebuyers, which has provided a welcome boon to an already active Twin Cities real estate market. In fact, according to a U.S. News & World Report feature, millennials are inclined to scoop up properties that require some DIY investments, after locking in those low mortgage interest rates.

3. Demand, Demand, Demand
One of the reasons that median home prices are climbing is because demand is high and supply is right on its heels, aiming to catch up. That means that selling your home in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas nearly guarantees a quick turnaround and potentially top dollar—perfectly positioning you for your next home.

4. Increasing Rents
Perhaps this is another reason that millennials are beginning to buy—increases in rent prices are driving Twin Cities residents to purchase homes and put their money towards an affordable mortgage. Increases in rent are part of a larger national trend, and with the Twin Cities region growing exponentially, it’s a wise time to upgrade from renter to homeowner.

Summer 2016 has been a scorcher for the Eden Prairie and Twin Cities housing market. With autumn and winter ahead—and no guarantee that the Fed won’t raise mortgage interest rates soon—now is a distinctly promising time to own a home of your very own in the Twin Cities area.

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.

Your Twin Cities Weekend Art & Culture Guide

Brace Helgeson
One of the most exciting aspects of living in the Twin Cities area is the sheer amount of culture our community is poised to take part in. With uniquely envisioned exhibitions and masterfully curated museum events, the Minneapolis art scene rivals the worldliest of metropolitan areas.

For a taste of culture in your own backyard, take a look below at some of the events and exhibitions we’ve highlighted for August.  

• Austin Swearengin at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis furniture maker and sculptor Swearengin combines his talents to tackle the 
issue of usefulness and art. His choice of structure and materials, as well as his of use of 
space, culminate in must-see fantastic creations. For more information on this event and 
venue, please click here. 

• Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
For a moodier, out of the ordinary artistic take, visit the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley to witness Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal. From aliens and UFOs to ghosts and skeletons, the work of over 67 artists is on display in a wide variety of mediums. This exhibition is free. For more information, please click here. 

• Never Odd or Even at Light Grey Art Lab
If you can’t quite pick an art show that speaks to you, why not try Never Odd or Even, which pairs unalike or uncommon pairs for an exhibition that includes mirror images, optical illusions, and the work of 60 different designers and illustrators. For more information on this exhibition, please click here. 

• In & Out: 30 Years at Quatrefoil Library
This exhibition is distilled from a massive collection that totals 10,000 books, 1,000 DVDs, and a myriad of recordings and media centered on LGBT art and publications. Celebrating their 30-year anniversary, the Quatrefoil Library’s has chosen some of the most intriguing artifacts of its collection, on view at the Hennepin History Museum until August 28th. For more information on this exhibit and others, please click here. For more information on Quatrefoil Library, please click here. 

No matter your artistic inclinations or tastes, there’s always an endless variety of arts and culture to be enjoyed in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. The Twin Cities promises lively, scintillating, and thought-provoking artistic activities for community members of all ages and interests, all year round. 

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.

 

Your August Eden Prairie Events Guide for the Whole Family

Brace Helgeson
Situated just outside Minneapolis, Eden Prairie is a peaceful and picturesque place to raise a family. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a must-read list of all the family-centric events the Eden Prairie community has to offer this August. 


• Movies in the Park: Inside Out
Friday, August 5th
Round up the whole family and head out to Staring Lake Amphitheatre to catch Pixar 
favorite, Inside Out, under the summer night sky. While show time is at 9PM, come early 
starting at 7:30 to see Eden Prairie’s very own School of Rock perform live. Be sure to 
bring along a blanket or beach chair—as well as your appetite, as concessions are   
available. For more information about this event, click here. 

• Nature Rocks! Outdoor Center Open House
Saturday, August 6th 
From 9AM to noon, gather the troops and set off for Eden Prairie’s Outdoor Center for a variety of free family-friendly activities including hiking, craft projects, hands-on time with live animals, and more. Visit 13765 Staring Lake Parkway in Eden Prairie to take advantage of the soon-to-be dwindling summer season. For more information about this event, click here. To learn more about Eden Prairie’s Outdoor Center, please click here. 

• Starring at Staring: Tres Mundos – International Music
Wednesday, August 10th
Hosted at the scenic Staring Lake Amphitheatre, take in the rhythmic, international sounds of Tres Mundos from the comfort of your own lawn chair. With a bevvy of tasty refreshments available for purchase, this event is sure to be a treat for your ears, as well as your stomach. For more information about this event, please click here. For more information on Tres Mundos, please click here. 

• KidStock: Engineer Paul from Choo-Choo Bob
Tuesday, August 16th
This kids event at Staring Lake Amphitheatre takes place at 10:30AM to 11:15—a short but sweet performance sure to impress the train enthusiast child, though there are stories and fun to be had by all. Lawn chairs or a blanket are encouraged, as well as a packed snack. For more information on this event, please click here. 

The Twin Cities and Eden Prairie areas have plenty to offer families looking for a home of their own—a variety of idyllic neighborhoods, a strong sense of community, and no shortage of events to keep you occupied all year long.  

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.

Will Brexit Results Affect the Twin Cities Real Estate Market?

Brace Helgeson

News of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union shocked the world at the end of June, sending the value of the British Pound plummeting to devastating lows. While controversy is still roiling across the pond, how will the U.K’s landmark referendum results affect the United States’ economy and real estate market—if at all?

 

For starters, the National Association of Realtors recently reported that the U.K.’s exit from the EU could result in a significant real estate boost in the U.S. The National Association of Realtors’ Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, commented on this potential development, saying, "Demand for U.S. real estate could rise,” as a result of U.K. based investors fleeing for higher ground, so to speak. With United Kingdom currency rates diving southward, the United States’ burgeoning real estate market may beckon European developers, translating to possible gains for the American market.

 

Likewise, other real estate pundits have submitted their own two cents, including Greg McBride—Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate.com—who predicts that Brexit results could cause U.S. mortgage rates to dive even lower: "Mortgage rates will tumble, possibly hitting new record lows. If you’re a borrower,” McBridge encourages, "don’t wait to lock in your rate, as this opportunity may not last long.”

 

While the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union may bolster a domestic real estate market that’s already on the upswing, how will it affect the Twin Cities real estate market specifically? Of course, there are no guarantees that U.K. economic unrest will directly translate to gains in the local market, however it is worth noting that the Minneapolis—St. Paul region has enjoyed unprecedented demand and growth in the past few years. So, for investors abroad staking their claim in stable U.S. markets, the Twin Cities region may seem like an attractive locale in which to invest, buy, or set up shop.

 

Likewise, those looking to buy or sell in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas this summer could reap the added benefit of near-historic lows in home mortgage financing interest rates. All in all, the Brexit results are certainly uncharted territory for the EU, but here in the U.S. we may see some unexpected economic benefits. Because the Minneapolis area’s real estate market is already on a steady up-and-up, the added positive influx may push stats to record-breaking levels. Just as Bankrate.com’s Chief Financial Analyst advised: don’t wait to lock in your rate!

 

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.

Your Eden Prairie and Twin Cities Events Guide for July 22-24th

Ryan Platzke

Summer is an idyllic time in the Eden Prairie and Minneapolis areas. With ample opportunity to enjoy events ranging from the active to the artistic and everything in between, there is always fun to be had in the greater Twin Cities region. 

No matter your age, interests, or budget, below you’ll find our top picks for a diverse and fun-filled weekend for Eden Prairie residents. 

Friday, July 22 – Witness WNBA Champions, the Minnesota Lynx, in Action

Having won 3 championship titles in the past 5 seasons, the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Lynx are a veritable dynasty. While other Minnesota teams have come up short in recent years, Los Lynx (as they are affectionately nicknamed) have won energetic support from Twin Cities sports enthusiasts who are hungry for a win. Thus far, the Lynx have been off to a strong start this season, and on Friday, July 22nd, the Lynx take on the Seattle Storm, 7PM at Target Center. Be there to lend your hometown support to one of the WNBA’s most promising and exciting teams. For more information about the Minnesota Lynx’s season schedule, or to purchase tickets for Friday, the 22nd’s game,click here. 

Saturday, July 23 – An Art Filled Saturday in Minneapolis

Why not spend a Saturday wandering galleries and museum halls to see all the artistic wonders—both modern and bygone—that the Twin Cities has to offer? Begin at the American Swedish Institute to witness famed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson (as featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table) share his photography. The enchanting work on display charts Nilsson’s in depth research as he conceived the critically lauded, The Nordic Cookbook. More information on the exhibition can be found here.   

Up next, visit Track 29 Gallery for a free exhibition featuring the works of two artists and longtime friends, Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice, re-uniting for a dual show. Combined, these two accomplished artists explore the natural world, in methods that range from the abstract and "carnival-esque” to the whimsical and tender. Both artists count themselves as animal lovers, and come from personal and professional backgrounds that lend a unique and insightful perspective to their work. For more information on the exhibition, entitled "Delightful 10,” click here 

Sunday, July 24

For Eden Prairie residents looking to stay a bit closer to home on Sunday, join fellow community members at the Staring Lake Amphitheater for Starring at Staring, a weekly summer concert and entertainment series, sponsored by Eden Prairie Smiles. On Sunday the 24th, relax on a blanket or in a beach chair and take in the Eden Prairie String Academy’s outdoor performance. Picnickers are welcome, but refreshments—including popcorn, ice cream, beverages and more—are also available for purchase. To learn more about this event, or to check in regarding any weather-related updates, call 952-949-8449 ext. 5, or click herefor more information. 

Summer is surely in full swing here in Eden Prairie. There are countless opportunities to join area residents in celebrating great weather, excellent entertainment, and a one-of-a-kind sense of community. 

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 thisseason’s extraordinary market.

 

May Sees All-Time High for Twin Cities Home Sales

Brace Helgeson

According to a recent report from Twin Cities Business, May was a landmark month for home sales in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. As demand for Twin Cities real estate continues to skyrocket, home sellers topped the highest May sales rate ever recorded. Calculated by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), this impressive milestone underscores a steady and ongoing upward trend in the Twin Cities’ housing market. 

Furthermore, the month of May brought plenty more good news for Minneapolis area home buyers and sellers, as it marked the eighteenth consecutive month where home purchases surpassed last year’s rates. In May, the Twin Cities region enjoyed a 5.3% increase in home sales compared to this time last year, along with a near 6% increase in the median home sale price, as well. Cotty Lowry, president-elect of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, explained these significant boosts, saying, "Interest rates and job growth are fueling demand in our market.” 

So, what do these encouraging developments mean for home buyers and seller in the Eden Prairie and Twin Cities areas? For starters, it is clearer than ever that the local real estate market is enjoying unprecedented growth, which translates to an exceptional opportunity for those eyeing the housing market this summer. Whether you are interested in buying or selling in the Eden Prairie or the greater Minneapolis area, there’s good news for both parties. 

For homebuyers: mortgage interest rates are hovering at historic lows. While the Fed has held off on raising rates, and reports indicate that rates will remain unchanged for the immediate future—now is a rare and secure window in which to take advantage of near all-time low interest rates. For home sellers: enthusiastic demand and a lean inventory have driven up median home sale prices to just below 2006’s record. This means that you can sell your home with confidence, then wisely re-invest in a housing market that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. 

All in all, May demonstrated itself as an undoubtedly historic month for the Twin Cities real estate market, proving that there’s no time like the present when it comes to staking your claim in the Minneapolis area’s housing scene. 

At Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group, we offer the very best in Eden Prairie Real Estate. Since 1995, we’ve earned 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 the season’s extraordinary market.

Your Twin Cities and Eden Prairie Events Guide to the 4th of July

Brace Helgeson

There’s nothing quite like the Fourth of July. From barbecuing with family and friends to the most dazzling of fireworks displays, the Fourth of July holiday brings together communities all across the Twin Cities region. If you and your loved ones are spending this all-American holiday in the Eden Prairie and Twin Cities areas, below you’ll find a helpful list of what’s happening in our community this Fourth of July.

Your Eden Prairie Weekend Events Guide: June 24 – June 26

Ryan Platzke

There’s never a dull moment in the Twin Cities region. Whether you’re angling for some lakeside time with your little ones, eager to contribute to a worthy cause (while burning some calories), or you’d like nothing more than to recline under the night sky and take in a show—this weekend in Eden Prairie, there’s an event to suit all tastes. 

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Residential Construction in the Twin Cities Region is On the Rise

Brace Helgeson

According to recent reports from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), construction of new residential properties in the region has risen steeply, providing a welcome boost to second quarter figures. In fact, construction permits for residential properties are at their highest rate in nine years. Thus far, 2016 has been a competitive year in the Twin Cities housing market, with incredibly high demand and a shortage in available supply. That’s why the BATC’s report on the recent surge in residential building is welcome news for many eager homebuyers and seller alike.

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.

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.


 

Stately Eden Prairie Two Story with Luxurious Updates Throughout!

Brace Helgeson

This Distinctive Home offers a family great value with the 5 large Bedrooms, 4 Baths, oversized 3 Stall Garage with great tree coverage providing privacy with the extended long driveway.

What an impressive property!

This gorgeous kitchen is a place the whole family will enjoy with the white cabinetry and backsplash, granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, built-in wine rack and island. Plus, mom this home has the mudroom you have been looking for -- Offering brand new cabinetry with butcher block countertops, built-in washer and dryer, slate floors, hooks, shelving, and barn door on the closet.

Hardwood floors are carried into the dining room you will notice the gorgeous fixtures and white trim. The family room is also the main level with hardwood floors recessed lighting, new custom 6 ft. window, wood burning fireplace and built-in shelving! 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.

From the spacious foyer covered with brand new carpeting as you head upstairs to 4 large bedrooms with two full baths and large closets with custom shelving. The Owner Suite is 19 x 15 with recessed lighting plus the 5 piece bath and walk-in closet.

The lower level offers a fifth bedroom with two closets, family room with recessed lighting, brand new sliding door and gas burning fireplace, and extra walkout bonus room.

This property offers a family everything they want and more! Take a visit to Franlo Road and it will become your dream home to purchase.

 

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.

 

Large Backyard and Perfect 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath in Eden Prairie for First Time Home Buyers & Young Families

Brace Helgeson
This Split Level home is located in well maintained neighborhood of Eden Prairie. Offering easy access to highways and walking distance to shops, parks, schools and bike trails. The newly painted exterior, living room and foyer area are awaiting your visit. There is a 1/2 acre private lot for your growing family.

$259,900. What a Buy!




 

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.
 

Twin Cities Home Sales Decrease While Home Prices Increase

Brace Helgeson


Now that summer has come to an end and the number of foreclosures in the Twin Cities continues to decrease we are seeing a change in housing. A recent report released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors showed that last month there was 7.3 percent fewer closing in the 13-county metro area over last year.