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Wages Creep Up Slowly, Housing Market Does Too

Minnesota’s economy is headed in the right direction but many people may not be feeling it in their paychecks yet. That’s one takeaway from a report released Thursday. The budget forecast shows state government on pace for a $1 billion surplus.

12/04/2014

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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What Are The Best Buys For April?

At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.

04/02/2014

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Tail End Of Winter Was Harsh For House Hunters

It’s been a frustrating early spring real estate market for house hunters in the Twin Cities. Minnesota Association of Realtors Executive Director Chris Galler says there’s usually more for sale by this time in March.

03/24/2014

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Pick A Pocket Or Two: February Real Estate Recap

Due to frigid conditions in much of the nation, February’s real estate wrap-up required boots and a shovel, as well as deeper pockets.

03/01/2014

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State’s Property Taxes Mostly Static After Refunds

Minnesota property taxes owed this year are mostly static once refunds and credits are factored in, state officials said Friday, despite their earlier prediction that those taxes would drop considerably. A Department of Revenue analysis shows a net $8 million drop in a property tax system that generates $8 billion a year.

02/28/2014

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It May Be Miserably Cold Out, But Now’s The Time To Put Your House On The Market

Our bone-chilling winter has kept people from getting out and doing many things they otherwise would’ve done. That apparently includes shopping for a home.

02/25/2014

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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Ice Dams

You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.

10/15/2013

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RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise

Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.

09/04/2013

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Columbia Heights Homebuyer Fights ‘Predatory Remodeling’

Frost Simula calls himself the poster child for what’s call “predatory remodeling” and now he’s talking about his fight to protect others.

07/17/2013

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‘Grumpy Old Men’ House Goes On Sale

A St. Paul house featured in the movie “Grumpy Old Men” is up for sale. The house’s exteriors were used for the home of Jack Lemmon’s character in the 1993 film. The house has a view of Lake Phalen and is listed for $195,000.

07/03/2013

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Report Shows It’s Less Affordable To Rent In Minnesota

If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on buying a home, now may be the time to do it. A new report ranks Minnesota as the least affordable state in the Midwest for renters.

03/13/2013

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MN Home Sales Jump 11 Percent Over Last Year, Study Finds

Homes are selling so fast in parts of the metro that there aren’t enough to meet the demands of buyers.

02/26/2013

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Home Prices Accelerate In November

U.S. home prices accelerated in November compared with a year ago, pushed higher by rising sales and a tighter supply of available homes.

01/29/2013

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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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