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Found 4 blog entries for April 2021.

Crocus Hill is known for picturesque mansions and historic homes with close proximity to Grand Avenue which is lined with quaint shops, restaurants and businesses that makes this neighborhood a walkable destination. You can find different definitions of the boundaries of the Crocus Hill neighborhood, but most think of it as the area between Summit Avenue on the north (the longest stretch of mansions on a single road in the US) and St. Clair Avenue on the south between Lexington and the Grand Avenue hill that descends toward downtown Saint Paul. We've listed some of the closest and most notable hangs near this area for you to explore!

 

Sweeney’s Saloon

Looking for a patio spot in Crocus Hill? Cue Sweeney’s Saloon. This solid neighborhood bar has…

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Earth Day - a day to observe and be grateful for our planet. A day when millions of people across the world come together to promote a cleaner, safer environment. But what does this day truly represent? And what can it teach us about our everyday living habits?

Last year on Earth Day, we put out a blog post about how you can achieve sustainability in your home, a concept that’s become more and more popular over the years. And well of course we all want to commit to greener living on a large scale, sometimes it’s easier said than done. We touched on innovative methods like solar panel systems and rainwater collections, which prove to be highly effective ways to promote sustainability—however, those undertakings may not always be financially feasible or…

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Written by VIBE Owner/Broker Steve Anderson

Things are heating up! As we enter the spring season, we look closely at the numbers because we need to know if there will ever be an end in sight to this crazy, imbalanced market. If you're out looking at houses, you likely know just how intense the multiple offer situations have been. Will it even out anytime soon? Let's see what March can tell us on the subject.

Diving right in, we'll look at the Average Sales Price, and wow...we are now approaching almost $400k for the average - that's right - the average sales price in the Twin Cities. The official number is $382k. Just to give you an idea of how important that is, last year at this exact same time, the average sale price was $297k, and THAT was the…

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Written by VIBE Agent, Susan Bonne

You’ve likely been hearing, from every rooftop, that we are in the hottest seller’s market in a generation. That listings are scarcer than hen’s teeth. And that buyers have to pay thousands over asking, and throw in homemade cookies, a puppy and maybe a Tesla to be the winning bid and secure a new home. Yes, it’s more than a typical spring real estate frenzy, and multiple offers on desirable properties in affordable price ranges are the norm rather than the exception. 

So what’s a savvy buyer to do? How do you give yourself the best possible chance of winning when you’re working within a set budget, potential time constraints, and the many unknowns in the process, not the least of which is, what is everyone…

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