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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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Written by VIBE Owner/Broker Steve Anderson

It's that time again, and yes, we're going to be discussing another month of record breaking numbers. But could the tides be shifting a bit at the same time? Let's take a look.

We left off last month wondering how the warm weather brought on by the late spring/early summer, combined with COVID restrictions being lifted, was going to affect the real Twin Cities real estate market. Would Minnesotans head north and let their home buying desires take a back seat to some fun in the sun? We may not know if that truly happened until we see next month's numbers because it takes a while for these sales to actually close, but specifically looking at June, it was as aggressive as ever.

Let's start with Total Units Sold.…

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Whether it’s flip-flop weather or snow boot season, Minnesota has always got something good going on. With the restrictions for Covid-19 easing, we’re seeing events starting back up again. From sun-drenched music festivals like the Summer Jam, to Minnesota classics like the State Fair - we’re ready to get out and enjoy a true Twin Cities summer. Join in to celebrate art, culture, music, food, sports, seasonal fun and more. Make sure you check Minnesota's latest COVID-19 guidelines before heading to an event.

July 4th Fun Fest

This year's modified Eagan's July 4th Funfest festivities will include a scavenger hunt, a kids bike parade, the annual Ambassadors coronation, a showcase of Eagan’s restaurants, and of course, fireworks! 

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Midway, known officially as Hamline-Midway, is nestled about midway (you probably could have guessed it) between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. Perhaps best known for Hamline University being located within its borders, the Green Line located on the south side of the neighborhood makes access between Minneapolis and Saint Paul easier than ever. At University Avenue and Snelling Avenue, you’ll find one of the busiest intersections in all of the Twin Cities. This area is one of the most significant cultural centers of the Twin Cities and it’s hard to find a neighborhood with more global restaurants and grocers. Also home to Saint Paul’s warehouse district, you’ll find a diverse mix of residential and commercial properties. Check out some…

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Some of the most impactful decisions to make when preparing to sell your home are deciding what improvements to take on to get the most out of your home sale. Some projects add value well over the amount they cost - some, not so much. So which ones should YOU take on before putting that lovely sign in the yard? Well, now may be the time to start considering what to tackle, as some projects may take longer than they have in the past.

If your home just needs some sprucing up with some paint and light landscaping, then sure, that may only take a few weeks. But what if adding a deck would transform that standard backyard into a stunning entertaining space? Maybe bringing the laundry room from that old basement up to the 2nd floor would make a big…

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Hello again, and welcome to another market recap brought to you by VIBE Realty. If this is your first time reading our recap, then stay tuned as we dive into the ever so changing numbers of the Twin Cities real estate market. If you are returning from last month or have been following along with us in the past, then welcome back!

You see, spring is typically a very busy season in our market. The snow has melted, the school season is wrapping up, and for those looking to buy or sell real estate, there's a tendency to want to get it done before summer for multiple reasons. With the last year having as many ups and downs as it did, we've been watching closely to try and determine whether or not that would be the case this year, as things return to normal…

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Kingfield is an established residential neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis and offers a broad assortment of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants. Its rough boundaries are 36th Street to the north, 35W to the east, 46th Street to the south, and Lyndale to the west. You can’t deny the strong community spirit here, especially present at the Sunday’s Kingfield Farmers Market. No doubt Kingfield embodies the Minneapolis local life and no matter the season, this area is a place that’s always playing its own tune. We’ve listed some loved spots in the neighborhood below.


Kingfield Farmer’s Market 

Open Sunday mornings from May through October, the Kingfield Farmer’s market is the quintessential neighborhood farmer’s market. Right-sized…

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