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Twin Cities Homes For Sale = Lowest In 10 Years

After the rollercoaster real estate market of the past few years, Twin Cities realtors are finding lots of folks still waiting on the sidelines. Inventory levels in Twin Cities is the lowest they’ve been in 10 years.

02/05/2013

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Twin Cities Home Sales Up Nearly 20 Percent, Realtors Say

Newly released sales figures show that home sales are up nearly 20 percent in the Twin Cities metro area. That statistic makes 2012 the best year in the area for home sales since 2006.

01/11/2013

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Reality Check: Explaining Minnesota’s Self-Defense Laws

A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2012

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Good Question: When Will Your Home Value Bounce Back?

After years of housing woes, the news has started to turn.

10/02/2012

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Home Sales Increasing: What’s The Top Trend?

There are new signs that the housing market is gaining momentum. Sales of previously-owned homes jumped nearly 8 percent last month, and that’s the biggest gain in more than two years.

09/19/2012

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More Signs Of Improvement In Housing Market

There are more encouraging signs in the housing market.

09/19/2012

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Minnesota Homes By Architects Hosting Tours

Looking to find your dream home? This weekend is the annual Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour.

09/18/2012

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As Promised, Dayton Appeals FEMA Flood Aid Denial

Gov. Mark Dayton is raising concerns about the safety and sanitation of northeastern Minnesota homes that were badly damaged by summer flooding and that won’t be covered by federal assistance.

08/01/2012

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Brooklyn Park Police Warn Of Series Of Burglaries

Police say several burglaries have been happening while homeowners were sleeping in two specific areas of Brooklyn Park on the east side of the city.

07/17/2012

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Quick Sells: Houses Under $140,000

There are signs the housing market may be taking a turn for the better. Especially when it comes to a certain “type” of house.

05/24/2012

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Ash Pest Returns Early; Residents Told To Delay Pruning

In Minnesota, emerald ash borers usually strike the first of May, but not this year. They’re actually striking now. Our warm spring has brought the tree killing beetle earlier than usual.

04/18/2012

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Brush With Kindness Giving TLC To Metro Homes

Linda Anderson could barely stand the sight of her house in Brooklyn Center until a non-profit came in to help. Years of focusing on family left little to no time for repairs.

04/18/2012

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It’s Cheaper To Rent, Right? — Not So Fast

Conventional wisdom has always told us it’s cheaper to rent than to buy. But the market just may turn that thought upside down. The real estate website Trulia tracks rent across the country, and today revealed that in many U.S. cities, renting is no longer the cheaper option.

04/06/2012

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Real Estate Market Finally Turning Around?

The season for buying and selling homes in the Twin Cities is off to a strong start, but is it good enough to turn the housing market around?

04/05/2012

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Coon Rapids Exotic Pet Owner Fights City Ordinance

Coon Rapids homeowner Scott Nellis is in a predicament with the city over his reptile and snake collection

03/23/2012

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Foreclosure Activity Edges Higher In January

Banks took back more U.S. homes in January than in the previous month, the latest sign that foreclosures are accelerating after slowing sharply last year while lenders sorted out foreclosure-abuse claims.

02/16/2012

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Holiday Lights Creating Problems For MN Owls

There’s an incentive to take down those holiday lights this weekend, owls are getting stuck and injured. Great horned owls begin their nesting and the increased activity means an increased risk of injury.

02/10/2012

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Cutting Down On Winter Energy Costs

We could probably all use a little help cutting down on energy costs, considering the average Minnesotan will spend around $700 this winter heating their homes.

01/11/2012

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OccupyMN Protesters Brave Snow, Battle Foreclosures

Occupy Wall Street protesters said they won’t let the snow stop them from spreading their message.

11/19/2011

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Rabid Bat Enters South St. Paul Home, Bites 10-Month-Old

A family got the scare of their life when a bat entered their South St. Paul home during the night in August.

10/14/2011

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Thieves Breaking Into Homes Through The A/C Unit

It’s a safety threat that could be sitting in your windows. Air conditioning units in ground floor windows are being pushed out to gain access to your home.

08/28/2011

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Mpls Recovery Idea: Use Foreclosed Homes As Shelters

Part of the tragedy of the tornado that devastated North Minneapolis is that the same area had already been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. The combination of those two problems gave one volunteer an innovative idea to solve the two at once.

06/20/2011

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Police Search For ‘High-End’ West Metro Burglar

The Minneapolis Police Department is searching for a man they believe is responsible for at least five burglaries of “high-end” homes in the west metro.

05/26/2011

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Expert: Twin Cities Home Sales OK Despite Zillow Report

Home and real estate website Zillow.com is reporting that 46 percent of all homeowners in the Twin Cities are underwater. That’s an increase of about 10 percent from last year. However, that news isn’t deterring everyone.

05/10/2011

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Foreclosure Sales Increase 11 Percent In Minn.

A new report says foreclosure sales in Minnesota increased 11 percent in 2010.

02/10/2011

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