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Your Eden Prairie Weekend Events Guide: August 25th, 26th, and 27th

Ryan Platzke

As summer winds to a close, it’s a great opportunity to get out an explore the last of the summer buzz in Eden Prairie and the nearby Twin Cities. If you’re looking for things to do in Minneapolis this weekend, look no further than our events guide below, where you’ll find a mix of artistic endeavors, musically engaging exploits, and more. Here in Eden Prairie, proximity to the Twin Cities is simple as can be—that’s why it’s one of the most attractive commuter suburbs of Minneapolis. Stretch your legs this weekend and venture out and about to absorb those warm rays of sunshine while they last.

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. 

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.

Seller Activity Enjoys a Spring Boost: Your May 2017 Real Estate Market Recap

Brace Helgeson

According to a recent report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, sellers enjoyed a 1.3% bump this spring compared to the same time last year. What’s more, the number of closed sales rose a whopping 8.3%. Both are strong indicators of a robust market, where buyers are eager to lockdown their ideal property while mortgage interest rates are still enjoying historic lows.

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.

4 Tips to Make the Spring Selling Season a Success

Ryan Platzke

With the real estate world coming off a positive winter season, the spring and summer ahead are sure to be lively for the local Eden Prairie and Twin Cities markets. If you’re considering buying or selling home this spring, your first order of business should be to consult with a trusted, top reviewed real estate agent in the Eden Prairie area. Second to that? Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prep for the spring selling season soon to come.

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 Minneapolis Area Real Estate Forecast for 2017

Brace Helgeson
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With a brand new year ahead, it’s important to assess the direction we’re headed in 2017. Certainly there stand to be major changes afoot—from a new president to new seasons. With that in mind, we’ve taken the time to research a few suspected trends ahead in the New Year, so that you know just where you stand as we dive headlong in 2017’s housing market.

The New Face of the Suburbs
A big trend in 2016 was how desirable city amenities became. Folks looking to buy homes in the Minneapolis area wanted walkability, a bevy of trendy bars and restaurants, and access to all that the Twin Cities offers. As we head into 2017, the suburbs will begin to rival city neighborhoods when it comes to hip coffee shops and galleries. The new face of the suburbs, in top communities like Eden Prairie, will reveal even more reasons why life adjacent to the big city has everything to offer and more.

Millennial Market Surge
2017 will be a great time to buy a home in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas, and real estate pundits are predicting that millennials will be more active than ever when it comes to participating in the Minnesota housing market. With inventory headed for a steady upswing, and mortgage rates still coming in at historic lows, first time homebuyers—which makes up a significant contingent of the millennial set—will take advantage of the many incentives out there to buy a home in the Twin Cities region.

Rates Remaining at Lows
Fresh off of the 2016 presidential election, the Fed will likely hold off on making any groundbreaking changes on interest rates, with any suspected hikes predicted to stay nominal. That means that homebuyers in Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities area can rest assured that buying a home in 2017 will be a financially feasible undertaking, with mortgage interest rates that would be wise to lock in.

2017 is poised to be a year of positive developments for the real estate market in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to own a home this year, begin your search with the help of experienced, top rated real estate agents in the Eden Prairie area. No matter what your homeownerships needs, budget, or goals may be, our real estate agents know the Minneapolis area inventory in and out, ensuring that you’ll find the home of your dreams for a price you can live with. Don’t wait—lock in early 2017’s outstanding mortgage rates 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.


Strong Demand and Solid Pricing Sums up the Winter 2016 Housing Market

Ryan Platzke

Photo by www.bigstock.comAccording to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, there is considerably strong demand going forward as we make our way through the wintry season. To boot, home prices are fairing strongly, and inventory—though still trying to catch up to unprecedented levels of demand—is slowly but surely keeping pace.

Research from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows that demand is up by 1.6% compared to this time last year. While that might not seem like a marked percentage increase, it actually amounts to a thousands of additional properties purchased by homebuyers in the Minneapolis area. What’s more, closed sales increased too, just shy of a percentage point at .8%, amounting to a 4,791 additional closed home sales.

For home sellers eyeing the market—and potentially their next property—rest assured that you’re likely to get a solid price for your home, with reports indicating that the median sales price for autumn this year rose by 6.5% annually. Likewise, homes on the market are selling quickly, and attractive listings are likely to garner multiple bids. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors blog, "The average percent of original list price received at sale was 96.9 percent, 0.8 higher than last year. But the median percent of current list price received is 99.6 percent, the highest level since 2005.”

Judy Shields, the President of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, commented on the surge, saying, "Demand is still soaring.” This is encouraging news due to the season, where activity tends to taper off this time of year. Instead, winter 2016 is looking to be a scorcher when it comes to Minneapolis area housing market demand. In addition, the Minneapolis area labor market is going strong, and growth is on the move in all sectors, which means that prosperity in the workforce will likely translate to continued prosperity in the Twin Cities area housing market. In fact, the unemployment rate in the Minneapolis area is significantly lower than the 4.9% national average, coming in locally at 3.3%.

Though mortgage interest rates have shifted a bit, they are still far lower than the year-by-year average, which means that the time is ripe for homebuyers looking to lock in unprecedentedly attractive 30-year fixed-rate mortgage interest rates right now. This winter is surely shaping up to be a positive one in the Minneapolis area, whether you’re interested in buying or selling your home.

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.

Seller Confidence on the Rise in the Minneapolis Area

Ryan Platzke
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According to a recent article from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, those selling homes in the Minneapolis area are enjoying a boost of confidence this fall, as seller activity is up 5.6% since this time last year. 6,727 new homes have entered the Twin Cities real estate market during the month, and there’s even more good news: closed sales underwent a 5.7% bump, too, the highest level seen since 2005.

In addition to the encouraging boost for homebuyers and sellers in the Eden Prairie and Minneapolis areas, average sale prices increased 3.6% from this time last year, which is an exceptional development, considering peak home buying season concluded during the summer months. To boot, homes are more in-demand than ever, which means that they’re flying off the market at an average rate of 56 days before a closed sale.

So, how do all these facts and figures translate to those interested in buying and selling a home in the Minneapolis and Eden Prairie areas this fall or winter? For starters, sellers can part with their property with the utmost confidence that it will sell in short order, for a good price, while perfectly positioning them to embark on their next property. Eden Prairie and the Minneapolis areas are in high real estate demand, which means that selling a home at this juncture is not only a lucrative proposal, but it also means that buying your next property is a prudent investment, too. Those interested in buying a house in Eden Prairie can take particular heart, as Money Magazine recently listed the community as one of the most desirable locales in the country to own a home.

Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors president, Judy Shields, reiterated confidence in the Twin Cities’ real estate market, saying, "This market doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit.” Likewise, MAAR president-elect, Cotty Lowry echoed that sentiment, saying, "This market is on solid footing.” Looking ahead through winter, homebuyers and sellers can rest assured that the strength of the local economy will keep the housing market steady. According to research, the Minneapolis-St. Paul region has one of the lowest unemployment rates of all major metropolitan areas, which means that growth is steady and translating to healthy housing market options and action.

With mortgage rates still hovering at exceptional lows, there’s no time like the present to make the transition into homeownership with the help of a trusted and experienced guide, like those found at Helgeson Platzke Real Estate Group. Whatever your tastes, budgets, or homeownership needs may be, at Helgeson Platzke we can make the house of your dreams a reality.

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.

Victoria Two Story in Prestigious Watermark Neighborhood -- with Panoramic Views & In-Ground Pool!

Brace Helgeson
If you’re searching for a home with 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths all sitting on a generous .41 acre lot with beautiful views of the surrounding shared space of the wetlands, trails, and parkland areas. The iron rod fenced in back yard will provide you with years of entertainment and fun while utilizing a vaulted screened-in porch, large Trex boarded deck and concrete patio that both overlook a wonderful in-ground pool and green space for yard games.

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.

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.

Chanhassen Charles Cudd 3 Bd, 3 Ba Townhome – No Expense Spared!

Brace Helgeson
Resort style living with fantastic amenities. Charles Cudd TH with no expense spared. Over $800K invested. Custom-designed rambler with open floor plan, main level living and an abundance of natural light. The neighborhood features a clubhouse with main level full kitchen, full bar, sitting and eating areas, 3 flat screen TV's and a separate room with pool table. Lower level fitness room, and outdoor pool all with elevator access. Deeded lake shore with docks, picnic and fire-pit area.

Enjoy Resort Style Living with breathtaking water views and fantastic amenities at an unbelievable value price. With over $800K invested in this Custom-designed Rambler offering almost 2,000 ft of living space on the Main Level. This home offers distinctive styling in every room of the house with an open floor plan, custom wood and stone features, cabinets and shelving throughout.

The Lakeside Neighborhood on Lake Riley features a clubhouse with main level kitchen, full bar, sitting and eating areas with 3 flat screen TV’s and a separate room with pool table. The lower level provides the residents a fitness room and access to the outdoor pool for relaxation/recreational activities and all levels are elevator accessible. Additionally, there is deeded lakeshore with docks, picnic area and a fire-pit to enjoy.

Conveniently this exceptional property is near the Bear Path Golf Community and Hwy. 212 access to fine dining, entertainment, shopping and recreational activities.
 

Gorgeous Two Story in South Maplewood with $45,000 in Updates!

Brace Helgeson
This Two Story offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths making it the perfect place to call home! Beautiful landscaping brings privacy and curb appeal.                                                                                                               

Here is a list of the updates completed; New Roof, Furnace, A/C, Brazilian Cherry Hdwd, Stainless Appliances, Granite Countertops and Carpet. Attention to detail shows with the updated white trim, crown molding, 6 panel doors, fixtures and hardware.

You will love gathering in this gorgeous kitchen. Granite countertops, Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances and Center Island for added prep space! Eat in Kitchen walks right out to the patio. Large windows and recessed lighting create a bright and open space.

Cozy up to the fireplace in your family room in such a elegant decor! Kitchen, Informal Dining, and Family Room offer an open layout for modern living. Gorgeous crown molding, white trim, and Brazilian Cherry Floors are carried throughout these spaces.

Living Room with crown molding and beautiful natural light and the Formal Dining Room is all on the main level for entertaining or everyday living.

The Upper Level offers three (3) bedrooms including the Full, Private Master with jacuzzi and marble tile bath/shower surround and a 2nd Full Bath.

Finished lower level offers another great family space with room for large wall Ultra HD unit. Recessed lighting for bright space and bar area as well as the 4th Bedroom off the family room. With a large backyard with some tree your family can enjoy the outdoors on this wonderful patio! The fire pit is ready to make roasted smore's on perfect fall nights..

Come view this beautiful home on 2449 King Avenue East in Maplewood. It's a must see!

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.


 

Elegant 4400 SF Two Story in Chanhassen Built to Entertain and Great Views

Brace Helgeson
This Spectacular 4 bedroom and 4 bath Two Story home offers an uncompromising home buyer the full lot. Substantial living space for entertaining! An abundance of Storage Space! Great Views from Wooded over 1/2 Acre Yard for Family and Friends to Enjoy.

The Main Level offers tremendously Large Living Spaces with Open Floor Plan and Gorgeous 26 x 16 Kitchen.
Offering a great deal of Granite Countertop- and Cabinet-space, Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, and both a Eat-in Kitchen and Formal Dining Room. Beautiful built-ins throughout the home including the Mudroom and Home Office. Quality Built home with style and convenience in mind!

The Upper Level holds all four large sized bedrooms to house your family nearby while providing you a large Full Master at 18 x16 with luxurious bath and glass enclosed shower. The Lower Level brings more space for entertainment and media center. There is an amusement room and more. Prepare yourself to view this home with a smile on your face and plan to take the time to make an offer. This home at 2450 Highover Way is an exceptional property and a great value.
 

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.

 

Coon Rapids Two Story on Over an Acre of Beautiful Countryside!

Brace Helgeson

This four bedroom, 4 bath modified two story is meticulously maintained full of recent updates all on 1.3 acres. Come enjoy all the open green space and beautiful views.

The open floor plan flows from the front entry/great room into a exceptional, over-sized kitchen, which includes a center island, bountiful amount of granite countertop- and cabinet-space, tile backsplash and stainless appliances.

This home is an incredible value for this amount of finished square footage and oversized lot. Visit this home at 12147 Thrush Street and imagine the possibilities for your family.

 

Exquisite Home in Wayzata Schools with a Pool!

Brace Helgeson

This 6 bedroom, 5 baths Two Story offers some rare estate like qualities to a new family.

You will enjoy the in-ground saltwater pool, a 3+ stall garage, 4,565 finished sq. ft., huge game room, open layout for modern living, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with butler’s and walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double oven. Gorgeous iron fence finished the beautiful landscaped yard and more.

All three levels are finished to a T!

You’re invited to view this exceptional home priced right with all of the positives to rush you over to 6075 Yuma Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55446 and buy it.

 

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.

 

Home Prices Continue To Rise In The Twin Cities

Brace Helgeson

The Twin Cities metro area is continuing to see the housing market strengthen. The latest S&P/Case-Schiller home price report revealed that home prices were up in the Twin Cities metro area 3.5 percent year-over-year.

The Twin Cities metro area is continuing to see the housing market strengthen. The latest S&P/Case-Schiller home price report revealed that home prices were up in the Twin Cities metro area by 3.5 percent year-over-year in the month of August.

Edina Modern Rambler With Two Story Wall of Windows on Secluded Walkout Lot

Brace Helgeson
It's a Fabulously Updated Mid-Century Modern Rambler That Was a Lundgren Built on a Heavy Tree Lot Offering a Private Setting. The Full South Facing Wall of Windows on both the Main and Lower Levels. Bringing Your Family a Unique Focal Point Fireplace, Circular Staircase, Classic Courtyard and Lower Level Patios, Huge South Facing Deck and an Owner's Suite featuring a Garden Bath. 

Upcoming Updates: A "New" Furnace and Air Conditioner to be installed in next 2 weeks. 

Offering: Anderson Windows, Secluded Private Driveway, Near Schools, Shopping, Roadways, 
Airport and Parks.

Great Home and Valued Price of $449,900
 

Buy Near West Bush Lake Road and Anderson Parkway. Great West Bloomington Value!

Brace Helgeson
This Split-level is move-in ready offering a common West Bloomington floor plan. New carpet and fresh paint throughout. Updated Stainless Steel appliances. Near Parks, trails, and lakes abound Richardson Nature Ctr, Hyland Park, and more with tremendous backyard to enjoy. Beautiful mature neighborhood with extremely convenient location. 5 min to Eden Prairie Ctr, 15 min to airport, 20 min to downtown Mpls. Amazing value in the SW suburbs! Incredible fall colors as you enter the neighborhood.
 

Young or Mature Family Living... Single One Story Beautiful Otsego Home on 2 Acres!

Brace Helgeson

2 Acre Home in Otsego
 
Perfect Home for a family to move into this updated Single Story with elegant wood floors on main level highlighting the open floor plan. The Kitchen is large and welcomes you into this fantastic space with quartz countertops and cabinet space abounds plus a center island with breakfast bar seating for four. Full Bathrooms up and down with today's fine touches.

Come visit a home that offers and additional detached garage for toys or work!

This home shows great pride of home ownership. It's ready to move in and enjoy.


Gorgeous Lakeville 2-Story... High Demand Crossroads Neighborhood with No Need to Wait on New Construction!

Brace Helgeson
This fabulous two story offers a gourmet center island kitchen with recessed, pendant & under cabinet lighting plus plenty of beautiful granite countertops and cabinet space galore, with Stainless Steel appliances & large Butlers Pantry. Off the Informal Dining Area you will enjoy a sliding glass door to stamped concrete patio and comfortable backyard. Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Family Room with Custom Built-In's & Gas Fireplace and a Den or perfect Home Office all on the Main Floor.

9' ceilings & large vaulted Full Master Suite with the other 3 bedrooms are good size & up on the Second Level with two full baths.

What a perfect home and you can move in right now at a great value of $375,900.00
 

Spectacular Custom on Beautiful Wooded Lot with Privacy & Views! Deer Run Nearby!

Brace Helgeson
Privacy! Great Layout and Setting! Quality throughout! Gourmet Kitchen! Vaulted ceilings - open feel! Music surround system. This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Two Story sits on a heavily wooded home site that backs up to a nature preserve. Enjoy your peace and tranquility and your large 1/2 acre lot. It's Close to Deer Run GC, Victoria Elementary and Lake Bavaria.

The house is definitely worth your viewing pleasure and be prepared to fall in love with this exceptional property and neighborhood. The Grand Entry with beautiful staircase to the upper level is to die for!
 

Price Reduction on Plymouth Two Story of Almost 10K near all the Action!

Brace Helgeson
Beautiful two story walkout offering 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Brand new stainless steel appliances, faucet and lighting fixtures in the kitchen. Master suite features his and hers walk- in closets, private bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub. Fully finished basement with an additional bedroom, bathroom and family room. Fantastic backyard with scenic views. Easy access to highway, close to shopping center, parks, Begin Oaks Golf Course and trails from this fantastic property at 5361 Empire Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446 made available by the team of Helgeson / Platzke Real Estate Group.

This home will not last long so call us now at 952.241.4366
 

Great Buy on Weston Lane Exceptional Two Story in Desired Spring Meadows Development of Plymouth

Brace Helgeson
Completely finished 2 story walkout, 5bed, 5bath including Jack and Jill bath, and Jr. suite. Highly sought after Spring Meadows neighborhood including pool and clubhouse. Open floor plan, spacious gourmet kitchen including granite countertops, S.S. appliances, large center island, large walk in pantry and enameled woodwork. Large floor to ceiling windows allow bright sunlight in. Walk out to deck from informal dining room. It will not last long!

This completely finished 5 bed, 5 bath two story walkout sits in a highly sought after neighborhood offering recreational amenities which includes a pool, playground, open space and clubhouse. The home offers your family an open floor plan with 4 bedrooms upstairs including a Jack and Jill bath and Jr. suite. While the Main floor is equipped with a spacious gourmet kitchen adorned with granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, large center island, large walk in pantry and enameled woodwork. Enjoy the outdoors from in- or out-doors with large floor to ceiling windowscapes bringing vivid light and views in or walk out onto the deck overlooking the manicured yard.

There is so much upside to this home and the neighborhood it will not last long at $629,000. It’s a truly MUST SEE for any growing family on Weston Lane in Spring Meadows!

 

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.
 

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!




 

Where You Can Have an Apple Valley Lifestyle and Cheap Living in a Well Cared for Townhome

Brace Helgeson
An Exceptionally Clean Town Home Available Today! Offering New Carpet and Freshly Painted Walls. You have MOA and other various shops, fine restaurants conveniently nearby and more. You have a loft that is currently used as bedroom with a nice size master bedroom available too.

Offering it at $159,900!
 

Minnetonka Four Level Split under $360K in a Great Location of Shorewood

Brace Helgeson
Great location, lot and neighborhood in the Minnetonka School district. Family room with fireplace and the Master bedroom offers a fireplace and a bonus sitting area which can be used as an office option. Vaulted ceilings, a deck and so much more.

You need to come view this home today!
 

Immaculate Cottage Style Minnetonka Home on 6016 Eden Prairie Road

Brace Helgeson
Looking for privacy and seclusion on a 2 acre lot in Minnetonka that offers a beautiful Cottage style home. Character abounds with yesteryear charm with contemporary styling and today's finest upgrades. The well landscaped yard offering a large deck out back and nice patio off the side of the home for entertaining family and friends.

Great Buy. It's a must to view and surprises yet to explore!
 

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!
 

Price Reduction on Private 6+ Acre Estate in Lush Independence Countryside

Brace Helgeson
This immaculate walkout rambler is perfectly nestled on 6+ acres offering breathtaking sunsets and views of the lush countryside. All living facilities on one level. This home has almost new windows, roof, hardie board siding and large pole barn. It's a great property for horses.

At $749,900, this distinctive property on Townline Road in Independence is a fantastic value! Get motivated and view this secluded acreage property.
 

Price Dropped on Stunning Maplewood Two Story with 4 Beds / 3 Baths and Over $45K in Remodeling Upgrades

Brace Helgeson
This Beautiful Maplewood Two Story home is located in Southern portion of this wonderful suburb. 

With Over $45,000 in remodeling upgrades completed it's worth mentioning some of them.  From the stunning Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, to the new granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances installed in the kitchen. The master suite is custom fitted with a Jacuzzi tub and surrounded by a marble tiled shower. 

You would have easy access to shopping centers, walking trails and parks. There is a spacious back yard with patio block fire pit that's ideal for entertaining.

Plus, the home has been lowered to $299,900. What a fantastic value and it's ready for you to just move in and enjoy a 4 bedroom, 3 bath property complimented with such distinctive features. A must to see!
 

Price Reduction on Bluff Pass Four Level Split in Chaska -- Upgrades Galore!

Brace Helgeson
This Four Level Split Entry Home is in a fantastic neighborhood in Chaska. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms that has well maintained plus many recent upgrades made with all new mechanicals, upgraded finishes, and beautiful landscaping. 

Contact us to find out about the numerous list of improvements and experience a walk thru of this fine home at a tremendous value of $299,000. It's a must see!

We Invite you to a Open House on September 13th between 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
 

Maple Grove's Boundary Creek 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Two Story at $274,900

Brace Helgeson
We want to introduce you to a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Two Story in the lovely neighborhood of Boundary Creek. Maple Grove is an award winning suburb offering a newly developed downtown area full of shops, fine dining, entertainment options and top parks full of swimming, bicycle trails and playground areas. 

The home offers four bedrooms on one level with the master bedroom features a huge walk-in closet and private master bath. The finished lower level has a media area with projector and surround sound system, offering a great opportunity for family to have scheduled movie nights. Three bathrooms have been recently updated. You will have a spacious back yard with matures trees and it's perfect for entertaining family and friends. Significant Value for the New Owner so bring your ideas!
 

Update -- Price Reduction for Two Story in Victoria just a block from Park & Deer Run!

Brace Helgeson
If you are looking for a well cared for home in the Southwest Suburbs at an eye popping value we have a beautiful Two Story home in Victoria. The Lion's Park and Deer Run Golf Course just a hop, skip and jump away from your driveway.

This home offers a open floor plan with built in's surrounding the great room with fireplace and custom kitchen cabinetry with an abundance of counter space and storage.  Couple more highlights to mention are the real hardwood floors, a fully fenced back yard and a huge finished lookout lower level all priced at a price of $345,000.

We invite you to take a walk through this home and recognize the value you're able to buy this home for in Victoria!
 

Great Location in St. Louis Park! Many Upgrades & Updates in this 1 1/2 Story Home.

Brace Helgeson
This St. Louis Park One and 1/2 Story Home provides a hard to find layout in a Great Location with easy access to Hwy. 100 and Hwy. 7! 

The Open Kitchen offers a large island with breakfast seating, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances with an abundance of storage. There is also a rear entry Mud Room with 2 of the 4 bedrooms on the main level. One bedroom on the upper level and lower level. The lower level has a newly carpeted family room. This large city lot is just short of a 1/3 of an acre with much room in the backyard for a growing family.

Come play in this fine Park location and experience the convenience SLP can offer to you and your family!
 

Great Value on New Plymouth Townhome Listing Near Golf Course, Parks, Shops and Transit Access

Brace Helgeson
This property offers an open floor plan on the main level perfect for entertainment and a great living space for the family. There is a ceramic entry, updated tiled bathrooms, upgraded kitchen with bright white cabinets, 6 panel doors, 9 ft. ceilings, walk-in closets, new carpet and custom window treatments to boot.

This town home sits within the great neighborhood of the "The Reserve" in a highly desirable area of Plymouth close to the Begins Oak Golf Course, Park, Shops and easy access to Hwy. 494 and Hwy. 55 and transit service.

At $163,000, this property is priced right and awaiting your viewing of this nice home!
 

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!
 

Rare 1 Story Home with 4 beds, 2 full baths in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District

Brace Helgeson
This wonderful home sits on a 1/4 + acre lot with heavy tree coverage, fully fenced chain link yard with garden and beautiful green space.

This home offers the next family some nice updates/upgrades with a new furnace/air conditioning, appliances (dishwasher and fridge), driveway, and windows. There are 3 bedrooms up with hardwood floors, and exceptional four season porch out the back yard walking from the dining area through the sliding glass doors to this feature.

The downstairs of the home provides a fourth bedroom with quite a bit of flex space to add a 5th bedroom with egress or children's play area / entertainment room There are vaulted ceilings in 3 areas of the main level with a gas burning brick fireplace, both tiled and hardwood floors.

Wonderful value in Lakeville close to Dodd and Cty. Road 46. Great neighborhood! $239,900 and counting the days to a quick close. Simply a wonderful home for sale.
 

Stunning Carver 6 bed / 5 Bath Two Story Home offered at such a Tremendous Value

Brace Helgeson
You have an opportunity to buy an immaculate Two Story custom built property on a secluded 1.5+ acre wooded lot on the premiere cul-de-sac spot to live. The Home offers a floor plan with high end finishes, 2 story great room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with stone arch and top-end appliances, beautiful natural hardwood doors, floors and trim, huge mudroom. Two bedrooms on main and three bedrooms on the upper level with Full Master and an additional full bath. The lower level is completely finished and set for entertaining and recreation for the family with another full bath with .

This home has Brick/Stone and cement board exterior which is very impressive all fitting on beautiful full wooded lot that is fully dressed to the T. Professionally landscaped yard with a large deck and walk out to patio and beautiful porch feature. All of this for $549,900.00 on this nicest lot in the development. 


 

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.
 

Lakeville Beauty... 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Two Story in Fieldstone Creek Neighborhood

Brace Helgeson
This meticulously cared for property will not last long in a Suburb of Lakeville. It shows extremely well with vaulted ceilings, contemporary colors. hardwood floors, main floor office/5th bedroom, and both a formal and informal dining rooms with fireplace. You have 4 bedrooms of very good size upstairs with 2 baths up. The back yard is large with a well built deck with cedar boards, iron rod balusters, post caps and beautiful landscaping surrounding the entire home. 

Call today to walk through this beautiful home at 16278 Fallbrook Drive in the award winning Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district because you will be impressed in what you see.
 

Pricing Alert: Custom Denali Built 5 Bd, 6 Bth Two Story in Lake Lucy Ridge Development

Brace Helgeson
This home is a Denali custom built 2 Story 5 bed, 6 bath home that sits on a half+ acre that is privately set on a south facing lot. Finest amenities available in this estate type property offering a gourmet enameled kitchen with butlers pantry, incredible screened porch off main level with box beamed ceilings and 3 fireplaces in home, entertainment/media, exercise and amusement rooms, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, vaulted ceilings, in-ground sprinkler and security system. It's distinctive styling starts with a open floor plan with a unique 3 way central staircase including private access to master bedroom with large sitting area and three additional bedrooms that are quite spacious and include end suites. All of this is located in one of the finest Chanhassen neighborhoods for $998,000 at 6900 Lucy Ridge Lane. Looking for a exceptional property in a community of great distinction providing a leading edge school system and vibrant shops and dining options. It's a must to see! 


 

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!
 

Newly Listed Plymouth 2 Story in desired Spring Meadows Neighborhood

Brace Helgeson

This completely finished 5 bed, 5 bath two story walkout sits in a highly sought after neighborhood offering recreational amenities which includes a pool, playground, open space and clubhouse. The home offers your family an open floor plan with 4 bedrooms upstairs including a Jack and Jill bath and Jr. suite. While the Main floor is equipped with a spacious gourmet kitchen adorned with granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, large center island, large walk in pantry and enameled woodwork. Enjoy the outdoors from in- or out-doors with large floor to ceiling windowscapes bringing vivid light and views in or walk out onto the deck overlooking the manicured yard. 

There is so much upside to this home and the neighborhood it will not last long at $649,900. It’s a truly a MUST SEE for any growing family on Weston Lane in Spring Meadows!


 

New Listing: Plymouth Two Story Convenient to Shops & Recreation

Brace Helgeson
Beautiful two story walkout offering 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Brand new stainless steel appliances, facet and lighting fixtures in the kitchen. Master suite features his and hers walk- in closets, private bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub. Fully finished basement with an additional bedroom, bathroom and family room. Fantastic backyard with scenic views. Easy access to highway, close to shopping center, parks, Begin Oaks Golf Course and trails at 5361 Empire Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446
 

Home sales in the Twin Cities off to a strong start

Brace Helgeson
by Jim Buchta


Home buyers in the Twin Cities got a jump on spring last month.

During January, there was an unseasonable increase in signed purchase agreements, suggesting that moderate temps and unexpected declines in mortgage rates roused buyers from their normal midwinter slumber.

Proof that NOW is a Good Time to Sell

Brace Helgeson
Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and then increases dramatically during the spring buying market. Though this is still true, there is an interesting pattern developing over the last few months.