Housing

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With Low Mpls. Vacancy Rates, Shelter Numbers Swell

People Serving People’s headquarters are in the shadows of the Metrodome, The ten-story, 110,000-square-foot building houses some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

11/03/2012

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Minneapolis’ New Facility Can Take 300 Homeless Off The Street

On any given night in Minneapolis, between 300 and 400 people have no place to sleep. The tough economy has the city’s homeless population soaring — making the need for housing crucial. Now, Minneapolis has a new facility that will take more than 300 people off the streets.

09/18/2012

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Forbes Ranks Twin Cities 2nd Worst For Renters

If you’re thinking of renting in the Twin Cities, think again. Forbes Magazine says that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is second only to New York City among the nation’s worst cities to rent an apartment.

06/14/2012

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Metro Housing Reports Show Positive Trends

The housing market in the Twin Cities continues to get stronger, based on two reports out Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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Home Sales Continue To Climb

There are more signs of recovery in the Twin Cities housing market.

05/11/2012

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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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School Break Not Much Fun In ND Oil Country

Spring break in northwestern North Dakota’s oil-producing region isn’t much fun for students who are living in campers and hotel rooms.

03/11/2012

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Slow Growth In Minnesota Housing In 2011

Just-issued figures for 2011 are showing signs of recovery in Minnesota’s housing industry, with good news for buyers and sellers.

02/03/2012

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1 In 336 Minnesota Houses In Default

The number of housing foreclosures in Minnesota during the third quarter is down nearly 27 percent compared to the same time last year.

10/13/2011

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Consumer Poll: Housing Crisis Could Continue To 2020

As if there wasn’t enough bad economic news, some bankers are predicting the housing crisis could last until 2020.
The pessimistic outlook comes from a study the FICO company, which tried to predict consumer behavior, recently released.

10/01/2011

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Home Prices Still Dropping In Twin Cities

Home prices in the Twin Cities continue to fall. On average home prices in August were down 11 percent from the previous year, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

09/22/2011

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Want Remodeling Tips? Check Architects’ Work

Are you plum out of ideas for how to make your home look less like the interior design equivalent of a dirty pile of laundry?

09/15/2011

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Wis. Property Values Decline For 3rd Consecutive Year

Property values have declined in Wisconsin for the third consecutive year.

08/16/2011

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Rise, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years After Modest Beginning

In a tough economy, getting a job can be the toughest job of all. But for people like Mary Kester, try finding work when you’re disabled.

08/03/2011

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Rybak: N. Mpls. Faces Short-Term Housing Challenges

Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city and county are making resources available for north Minneapolis residents displaced by Sunday’s tornado.

05/24/2011

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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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Moneyanswers Expert Jordan Goodman On Morning News

Personal finance expert Jordan Goodman paid his monthly visit to the WCCO Morning News.

05/10/2011

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For Massive Mpls. Housing Complex, $65M Facelift

A nearly 40-year-old Minneapolis landmark known for its run-down appearance is getting a $65 million renovation.

05/01/2011

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Pitching In To Fix Up Houses In Need

This weekend, thousands of people will be swinging hammers and pounding nails for a good cause.

04/27/2011

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Continued Decline In Minnesota Home Prices

The median home price in Minnesota was down 8.8 percent in the first three months of this year and down more than 11 percent compared to March a year ago.

04/20/2011

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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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Big Ideas For Wee Houses

Imagine driving by an empty lot on Monday only to drive by the same place on Tuesday and there’s a beautiful new house sitting on that lot.

02/08/2011

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A Popular Housing Rental Scam On Craigslist

With a tough economy and tightening housing market, more and more people are renting homes while they wait for them to sell. However, with it, the number of rental scams is way up, too. In fact, there’s one scam that happens daily, according to the experts at the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

11/11/2010

Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele – 9/5/10

Most schools will open back up for business on Tuesday.  For many kids, that means get their lunches at their school cafeteria.  But how nutritious are those lunches?  Are there guidelines that companies have to […]

09/06/2010

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