Saturday, February 23, 2013
The local real estate market seems to be making a comeback after years of tepid sales and setbacks.
In Burnsville, homes are selling faster, prices are higher and inventory is now running thin—all of which suggests that the real estate industry is rallying and shaking off the prolonged recession that has gripped the housing market. According to the latest report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the median sale prices has risen from $127,551 in January 2012, to $159,060, a 24.7 precent increase. Homes are also selling more briskly. Compared to January of 2012, time on the market for the typical home has been cut in half: As of January 2013, homes were selling after 73 days on the market, versus 141 the year before. The statistics are borne out by anecdotal evidence: On a single day in January, $1 million of Burnsville …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Enjoy all the benefits of country life and all of the conveniences of suburbia in this lovely home near the Prior-Savage border.
15055 Aquilla Avenue South: This three-bed, three-bath home looks as though it could easily be found in the European countryside, but it has the ample proportions of the suburban U.S. The interior has been vibrantly painted and updated in a way that accentuates the house's abundance of natural light, which streams through lookout windows and skylights. 15055 Aquilla also boasts an extra large yard, three season porch, three fireplaces (including one in the master bedroom).
Monday, December 31, 2012
Burnsville-Savage's buzz-worthy properties featured this year include a Victorian-era diamond in the rough, a swinging 1960s party pad and, of course, the Castle House.
Who says suburban architecture is boring? Burnsville Patch's weekly House Hunt belies that tired myth. Over 2012, we've highlighted a dizzying array of homes—from a geodesic dome to a home that's less expensive than a brand new Ford. Here are the top picks from the last 12 months: 1. The 'Castle House' Goes Up for Sale: This princely abode at 14700 Summit Oaks Drive was our most popular featured property by far. Part-chateau, part-Barbie Dream Home, the four-bed, three-bath home covers almost 4,000 square feet and is packed with deluxe amenities and architectural flourishes—chandeliers, wood paneling, stately fireplaces and massive windows with stunning views of the city. The Castle House sold for $524,900 on Sept. 27, 2012. 2. A Tiny …
Friday, December 28, 2012
This lovely, 1960's era home on Idaho Avenue comes with four bedrooms and a groovy price (less than $200,000).
14641 Idaho Avenue in Savage: A four-bed, two bath home with 2,127 square feet of living space and a huge, half-acre lawn. This home was built-in 1962, but has the glossy hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and light-filled interior of a much newer home. Priced at $199,900. For more information call Agent Jason Walgrave at (612) 419-9425.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Take a gander at this unique home, built with R. Buckminster Fuller in mind, which has lately fallen prey to foreclosure.
14673 Idaho Avenue: You'll probably never find another home like this four-bed, three-bath property tucked into a wooded lot in Savage. This home, built in 1981, comes with 2,170 square feet spread through a geodesic structure akin to Buckminster Fuller's "house of the future." The house is priced at $187,000. It is a foreclosure property. For more information, call Agent Jason Stockwell at (952) 848-2575.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tour this week's featured property, a roomy rambler for less than $100,000.
13004 Oliver Avenue South: Get a lot of house for a low price. This rambler offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a fireplace and deck, all for $99,900. Built in 1982. For more information, contact Agent Kristy Lucchesi at (952) 432-7200.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tour this week's featured property: An enormous home at 15012 Viewcrest Lane with a sunken tub, balcony and two-story wall of windows overlooking a luscious backyard.
15012 Viewcrest Lane: This six-bed, five-bath home comes at a relative bargain. It is priced at just $424,900. It comes with a lot of space—3,795 square feet to be exact—and lots of amenities, including a private wooded lot, pool room, home gym, whirlpool tub and gourmet kitchen. For more information call Agent Patricia "Patti" Schmidt at (612) 414-7100.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tour this week's featured property, a sweet bungalow tucked into Knoll Lane.
12 Knoll Lane: A three-bed, four-bath with over 3,000 square feet of living space, built in 1978. This home features hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel applicants, perennial gardens and a spacious back deck. Near Krestwood Park. Priced at $274,900. For more information, contact agent Scott Seeley at (612) 386-7067.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Stand out from the suburban crowd with this home, which has a distinctive entrance and great curb appeal.
1494 Valley Drive: This "sharp" three-bedroom, two-bath home features an open floor plan, top shelf kitchen and direct access to Vista View Park. Priced at $169,900. Contact real estate agent Thomas Simonsen at (612) 978-2585 for more information.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Tour this week's featured property, a two-story charmer surrounded by leafy green beauty.
15000 Wildwood Road: A three-bed, four-bath retreat in the woods, with over 3,000 square feet of living space. This home sites on a private lot that spans .74 acres. Located in the desirable Wood Estates neighborhood. Priced at $325,000.