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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.
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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.
Listings in February lagged year-ago levels by 14 percent as the median sale price hit $265,500.
Homebuilders said permits for single-family houses in the Twin Cities were down 3 percent over last year.
A bumper crop of creative amenities aims at making these buildings stand out more than they already do.
On the morning of a winter storm warning last week, you would expect Dan Nelson — the owner Olio Outdoors, a company that does snow…
The metro's median sale price hit $258,900 last month, an all-time high for January.
Leaving its historic home isn't easy, but the design firm has decided to embrace change.
Minneapolis added nearly 5,000 apartments last year, not enough to match jobs.
New-home permits soar in January despite land and labor shortages.
A report commissioned by a builders group said municipal fees and regulations in the Twin Cities make it nearly impossible to build a single-family house for less than $375,000.
Apartment project early test for city's new density plan.
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The overall market failed to post the big gains real estate agents had expected as a lack of lower priced homes kept lid on sales. Throughout the Twin Cities metro there were only 59,223 home sales last year, a decline of more than 2,000 from the year before.
Builders paid more for land, labor and materials, making it difficult for them to cater to a segment of the market where demand was most fierce: first-time buyers and downsizing baby boomers.
Todd Urbanski takes the reins as 2019 president of the Minneapolis Area Realtors at a time of moderate tumult.
No-visit, all-cash house buying is expected to expand in coming year.
Gino Blefari replaces HomeServices of America founder Ron Peltier, who will become executive chairman.
The deal includes 40 offices and 1,750 sales agents and staff in 21 counties in Florida.
After the first full business week since the shutdown began, executives and entrepreneurs are starting to see more widespread effects.
Isadore Nut Co. discovered the solution to its cost problem in the kitchen of a Golden Valley apartment building.
Labor crunch in Twin Cities building trades has led to increasing construction delays and higher costs.
Rise in listings, decrease in sales suggest Twin Cities area prices should decline. But for now, median sale breaks $265,000 in November, a record.