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Fall is in the air here in the Midwest and with fall comes some of the most gorgeous temperatures and outdoor sights! We have compiled a list of some of our top fall activities in the Twin Cities and beyond, take a look below! 

 

Check out the MN Fall color finder

This is more of a tool than an activity, but we find it so helpful! The MN fall color finder is a helpful source put out by the MN DNR, this color coded map helps you stay up-to-date with the state’s leaf colors. Plus, they link to state parks and trails to help you plan phenomenal hikes.
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Take a drive on a winding country road

Explore MN has created a fantastic list of the 10 must-see fall color drives in Minnesota. The drives range from the Saint Croix River…

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Bryn Mawr is located directly west of downtown Minneapolis within the Calhoun-Isles community. The neighborhood is surrounded by nature and bound by parkland: Theodore Wirth Park to the north and west, Bassett Creek to the north, Bryn Mawr Meadows to the east, and Cedar Lake Park to the south. Bryn Mawr has a unique character with much to love (and gardens everywhere!). Predominantly residential, this area boasts a variety of home styles along with plenty of recreational activities. Not to mention, it is hard to get a location more convenient to downtown Minneapolis. The Penn Avenue entrance to I-394 gives easy access to the whole metro area. 

 

Theodore Wirth Parkway

Theodore Wirth Parkway on the west side of Bryn Mawr is a beautiful travel…

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Goodbye Summer

September always seems to be filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, it's still warm out and there's plenty of fun outdoor things to do that keep us happy - such as stuffing our faces at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. On the other hand, we all know cooler days are on the horizon, so we button up our flannel, head to the apple orchard, and sprinkle extra cinnamon on that pumpkin spiced latte. 

But what about the local real estate market? How does that react to the change in season? Does it care if it's cold or warm out? Or whether it needs to think about finally getting snow tires this year to get up that absurdly steep driveway? Or is it remotely possible that real estate shifts are more based on large societal trends such as the…

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St. Anthony Park is a treasured neighborhood in northwest Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is adjacent to the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul Campus, bordering southeast Minneapolis on the west, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the east, and the suburbs of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale to the north. St. Anthony Park is home to great restaurants and shopping along Como Avenue, and is known to host Music in the Park Sunday Concert Series. Recreational attractions abound, including St. Anthony Park itself, known for the little hill that provides great skyline views all year. Check out our recommended hot spots below.

 

Lake Monster Brewing

A neighborhood favorite, Lake Monster Brewing is known for unique versions of classic beer styles, putting…

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Let’s put it this way — us Minnesotans don’t take the Minnesota State Fair lightly. With years of tradition behind us, and the 2020 hiatus, it’s safe to say there’s tons of anticipation. We’ve asked our team for their favorite State Fair Hacks, and they’ve been generous enough to share em’. Check out our best kept secrets below, and buckle your ride seatbelts as we prepare for the Great Minnesota Get Together.

*Stay up to date on State Fair COVID-19 updates here.

 

1. Pre-Fair Tickets 

The first hack is of course related to the ticket sales. Admission during the fair is $16 for most adults, but, pre-fair tickets are $13 for everyone ages 5 and up. Get your pre-fair tickets until 9pm on  August 25th. Not a HUGE savings, but worth it if you’re…

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We know the real estate pattern well, home sales heat up every spring and summer, and then, as the leaves begin to change, the market begins to cool. Conventional wisdom says that the best time to buy and sell a home is in the spring. However, it's worth considering your options of buying or selling in the Fall. Here's 5 reasons why...

Avoid peak real estate season
With fall usually comes the start of real estate’s slower season. Typically, there are less people looking to buy a home in fall, and less people putting their homes on the market. This gives you a leg up in either scenario. If you’re a Seller, your home has fewer homes competing against it. As a Buyer you’ll have fewer people competing against you! As a side note: we have seen an…

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Written by VIBE Owner/Broker Steven Anderson

A New Direction?

We've been eagerly awaiting the results that July would bring us for our Monthly Market Recap. With the constant upslope of the market since spring, we need to find out if the upward trends will continue, or if we will start to see some data that shows them leveling out. Well they're in, and they're interesting, so let's take a look.

We like to look at the Total Units Sold as our initial indicator of the action. This has been climbing consistently since January, but for the first time since then has begun to trend downward. It was approaching 7,000 last month, and has now fallen to below 6,000. This is a pretty large dip, but is actually still above the number we saw for most of spring.



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Pride weekend has officially come to a close here in the Twin Cities. As we take the next few days to come down from all the fun activities, scrub the glitter and facepaint off ourselves, and return back to our daily routines, we wanted to write a quick recap of the weekend and talk about our presence at the festival!

This was VIBE Realty’s first year having an official booth and presence at the Twin Cities Pride Festival and we can confidently say we will be making this a recurring event for many more years to come! We had an absolute blast, but most importantly, it gave our LGBTQ+ agents a platform and space to show up authentically in their communities and make some fantastic connections with folks around them. Buying or selling a home is no easy feat,…

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Welcome to the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis! While you can agree this area within the Powderhorn community is low-key and under the radar, it’s convenient location and top-rated local joints make it worthy to explore on our Neighborhood Series. Just north of Hiawatha Lake, Standish borders the LRT light rail line which connects you to downtown Minneapolis, the airport and Mall of America. Also in close proximity to Lake Nokomis and Minnehaha Falls, like much of the cities — this neighborhood is in high demand. It shares a neighborhood organization with the Ericsson neighborhood, even though that neighborhood is part of the Nokomis community; signs at the neighborhood boundaries welcome you to "Standish-Ericsson". Check out our recommended spots…

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Buying a home is no easy feat, especially in an extremely competitive market. With a competitive market comes an amplified homebuying process. Emotions run higher, it can be more stressful and the process can take longer. So we thought it would be helpful to touch on some aspects of the homebuying process that you may not hear a lot about, the less “tangible” aspects that can make all the difference. 

  1. Starting earlier has its advantages and can really give you an edge. If you feel like you’re going to buy within the next year, start reaching out to a few Realtors in your area. Interview multiple people, get to know their processes, and make sure you feel comfortable with them. It’s never too early to get your ducks in a row!

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