Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Minnesota is Sixth Healthiest State

Minnesota is ranked No. 6 for the second consecutive year in a study of the
nation's healthiest states.
The article continues...
Minnesota was ranked fourth-best for diabetes, eighth in the rate of smoking, and 14th for obesity.

The report said the state's strengths are low premature death rates and a low rate of deaths from cardiovascular disease. The study challenged Minnesota on its high prevalence of binge drinking and its low per-capita public health funding.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Good Housing News

We love when we can report dome good news for the Minneapolis / St Paul Housing Market. According to the National Association of Realtors the Twin Cities has one of the healthiest housing markets…
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Minn.-Wis.
2011 Building Permit Forecast: 4,511
2012 Building Permit Forecast: 10,118
Home prices here are expected to rise 8 percent next year, the highest growth projected in the 100 cities analyzed. As a hub for medical technology and headquarters for several large companies, employment is expected to grow 2.5 percent in 2012.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Twin Cities Home Prices Still Falling

Good news for homebuyers – Twin Cities home prices are expected to keep falling. Obviously that’s less good news if you’re looking to sell before you buy, but if you’re a first time home buyer or are coming from a different market this is good news. The Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal reports
The median price for a house in the Twin Cities area fell for the 12th-consecutive month, down to $155,000. That's 9.4 percent lower than the median price in October 2010, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors

Home prices are down 8.9 percent over the last year, the group said.
Meanwhile, the number of new listings fell 14.2 percent, the fifth-consecutive month they have decreased. The number of homes for sale dropped 22.5 percent compared to October 2010.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Twin Cities Housing Prices Dropping

According to the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal...
The Twin Cities housing market continued to make small improvements in
September, even though prices were down for the 11th consecutive month, a real
estate group said Wednesday.

The median price for a Twin Cities-area home was $155,000 last month, down 6.9 percent from September 2010, according to a report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

For the last 12 months, home prices are down 8.8 percent, the group said.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

House Prices Drop Again

According to the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal

August numbers show that the Twin Cities housing market is slowly becoming more balanced, a realtor group said Tuesday. But it's not there yet — Twin Cities home prices dropped again in August.

Home prices in the 13-county Twin Cities area dropped 10.9 percent compared to August 2010 — the 10th consecutive month prices have fallen, according to data released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).

The median price was $156,000 in August, compared to $175,000 for the same month a year earlier.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Twin Cities Home Prices Improve

According to Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal...
Twin Cities home prices continued to improve in June along with the rest of the
nation, but Minneapolis-St. Paul still has a ways to go to make up for the
double-digit price drop over the last year.

Twin Cities home prices
increased 3.2 percent in June compared to the previous month, the third
consecutive increase the area's housing market has seen, according to the latest
Case-Shiller Home Price Index of 20 metro markets by Standard & Poor's.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chanhassen is Tops in Best Places to Live

CNN Money just realized their Best Places to Live – Chanhassen Minnesota comes in at number 10! Here’s the write up…

Despite some 2011 budgetary brouhahas in the state of Minnesota, Chanhassen has plenty going for it--including good jobs right within its borders (manufacturing and technology company Emerson is based here), evening diversion (the Chanhassen Dinner Theater is the nation’s oldest and largest), and nature galore (34 parks, 11 lakes, and the enormous Minnesota Landscape Arboretum). The town’s new state-of-the-art high school has racked up some national awards in just its second year