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2019 was a blockbuster for residential construction, up 21% over last year
A nonprofit is betting that solving homelessness requires small house groups and a broad community to lend support
Demand for least-expensive houses goes unmet, but move-up inventory is plentiful.
Decked-out gathering spaces with fully outfitted kitchens and dining tables are big enough for the whole family.
Apartment developers are on track to deliver a record 6,000 new units this year and even more in the coming year — most of them in the Twin Cities suburbs.
New policy would require properties to hit MLS sites just after marketing starts.
Jeffrey Mandyck explains the cutting-edge 21st Century Development (21CD) model and matrix.
Distraught after a son's death, and baffled that the treatment didn't work, she started researching the underlying causes of addiction.
It is likely to be a record year for multifamily units. Production of single-family homes is catching up quickly.
The 5-year-old Woodbury boy, critically injured in April, is back in school and walking without a limp, according to his family.
Officers heard his calls for help but were unable to get to him in time.
Local real estate photographer is developing tools to help amateurs take top-quality real estate photos on their phones.
Shortage of Twin Cities entry-level homes continued in October as sales were brisk for higher-priced properties.
Four new projects in Minneapolis will bring about 180 new condos priced in excess of $1 million to one of the most rarefied real estate markets in the metro.
The building across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium struggled to attract office tenants and has been empty for at least a decade.
The company said the Virginia office will operate as a satellite of its Duluth hub.
The shorter building would have 300 rental units; city planning staffers have concerns about the proposed design.
Residential construction started slow in 2019 but has gathered steam in recent months.
Artspace's 100-unit building will go up on once-blighted site in the Harrison neighborhood.
The Minneapolis architecture firm founded in 1981 has racked up nearly 200 major design awards.
Prices are still increasing despite slowing sales, but at a slower rate than last year.
Developer says the 17-story downtown Minneapolis complex is already half-leased
A Chicago developer is pitching an ambitious project that would reinvent a commercial block that includes the McDonald's at 4th St. and 15th Av. SE.
A northeast Minneapolis apartment building appears to be meeting expectations for extremely low energy use.
September new construction permits up 6% from last year, as supply of entry level existing homes remains tight.
LHB architectural and engineering firm bought St. Paul-based CRA in deal that closed Tuesday.
Rosedale's plan is to build a new neighborhood with offices, apartments, green space and shops, as well as retail.
Work set to begin on Eleven on the River in the Mill district, but the nearby Alia project is a no-go.
William "Bill" Merritt Evans didn't have much formal training, but he became an internationally known New Orleans-style jazz musician with a flawless ear for chord…
Sellers accepting slightly lower prices for homes as market enters slow season
Developers to present modified plan to Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission on Tuesday.
A planned ordinance that requires builders to include income-restricted units in new buildings may push Doran Cos., one of city's biggest developers, out of the market, its leader says.
The bank said workers will move into redesigned space on the 10th floor of the 58-story Minneapolis tower.
Investors hope to draw a new generation of renters who want maintenance- and mortgage-free life without sharing a wall, hall or garage.
Builders are now pulling permits to build houses at a brisk pace after a slow start to 2019.
A widely watched national home price index shows prices in June increased 3.9% over previous year.
Lakeland Floral building could soon be transformed into offices and commercial space.
The vacancy rate remains low in much of the metro, but the average cost is not.
Upper bracket homes accounted for much of the sales increase as entry-level houses remained scarce, according to an industry report.
Mortgage refinancing applications are running about double last year's pace, a trade group says.
Fewer home sales, economy jitters and even the election could mean less work for remodelers.
"We think of our whole office as a workshop and the design lab is the heart of our shop," said Bill Baxley, principal and managing director.
Buyers are looking at new houses as the median price for existing homes approaches $300,000 in the Twin Cities.
Cedar Street Cos. envisions 200 apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail space in the North Loop neighborhood.
The online giant is partnering with Realogy to offer a referral service in 15 metro areas.
But the number of entry-level listings on the market has fallen throughout the year, stifling home sales, which fell 8.2% in June from a year ago.
The large mixed-use development on the edge of downtown Minneapolis would be home to thousands of new residents and office workers.
Sherman Associates, facing neighborhood pushback, is reducing the number to 25.
Both mixed-use developments are seeking height variances and have been recommended for approval by city staffers.
National list ranks real estate agents in four criteria.
On the heels of its mixed-use headquarters projects, the developer is tackling a $105M apartment tower next door.
Permits for single-family homes rose 21% over last year, ending a long swoon
Dayton's, RBC Gateway projects could increase vacancy rates, study says.
It's an increasingly popular option for travelers, snowbirds and those who don't want to make a long-term housing commitment, but it's also meeting resistance.
That is up 5.2% from last year, fueled in part by an increase in the sale of upper-bracket homes — and a dearth of available low-cost homes.
20-story downtown building, six others go before Mpls. planners this week.
Twin Cities construction firm plans to use automated excavators on projects.
So that an affordable-housing project called Bimosedaa could be possible, the Red Lake Nation found a new way to pay to operate it.
About half of the projects that will receive the money are located near transit lines.
An uptick in new listings is viewed as a positive sign as summer draws closer.
From coast to coast, house listings are becoming more abundant, bringing relief to weary spring buyers. Not so in the Twin Cities metro, where demand for entry-level houses continues to outstrip supply, creating a listing logjam that's choking home sales.
The listings service is the latest to launch "instant-buyer" offers in the metro.
The developer says more than half of the units have been reserved.
Carrie Chang, the new chief executive of the Minneapolis Area Realtors (MAR), is the association's ninth leader and the first female and person of color in that role.
Fewer permits were issued to build single-family homes, but the apartment market stayed red hot.
During the 1950s, when computers were as big as a room, Jane Pejsa was an accomplished programmer and analyst. She was also an astute collector…
UffDa Adventures consolidates three distinct tours into one company, saving money with a single reservation system and management team.
Two Minneapolis condominium projects strive for a distinctive look
The startup has tapped into an unexpected market with a quick-turnaround concept for repairing, refurbishing shoes.
It's been a less-than-stellar spring for first-time home buyers in the Twin Cities.
College basketball is big business for lodging, but it doesn't match the corporate-fueled frenzy of pro football.
Despite a slow start to 2019, some industry analysts expect a banner year for sales.
With rents rising across the metro, cities find stable options to help, and keep, tenants.
Acquisitions have been key to the growth of the Twin Cities-based firm.