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Still homebuilders are optimistic about the market.
House prices in the Twin Cities haven’t been rising at the same pace as the national average — 3.1 percent in the Twin Cities during…
When Donna Rae (Lambert) Johnson and her husband, a sergeant, were living just outside Augusta, Ga., in the 1950s, they loved to entertain friends of…
In a tough economy, the realty company ranks as the top Twin Cities workplace. Why? People come first.
The Downtown Council, eager for more people to see and consider apartments in downtown Minneapolis, is staging the Explore Downtown Living event on May 16…
Developer plans to build three condos atop downtown’s Lowry Building
Plymouth project to offer range of a la carte services on site.
Two Wayzata architects hope to expand their business with an unconventional approach to the residential design process.
They said the demand for luxury condos at 602 North First wasn’t where it needed to be.
And you can have it for $2.295 million.
Home sales in the Twin Cities surged last month, setting the stage for the best spring market since the housing crash in 2008. But supply remains low, with 1 in 7 owners still owing more than their house is worth.
The structure will become a Brainerd family’s home after a brief stay as an art display.
This Lake Minnetonka house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman. You can have it for $2.295 million.
Independence will give more options to construction firm.
New funding sources and new technology make it possible to relight some of the Twin Cities' most iconic neon signs.
Domestic oil production has stalled dramatically and the oil slump has put some projects on hold, but Twin Cities developers remain upbeat about the region.
The builder’s metro-area revenue is well below its peak, but the company has been the top builder in the Twin Cities for nearly a decade.
More student housing and a hotel are in the planning stages.
A pair of New York architects hope to build an apartment building in south Minneapolis where families of all sizes could live and work together, a striking contrast to the design of many new apartment buildings.
Metro market picked up in February with tight inventory and fierce competition
A new restaurant will join a 164-unit luxury apartment building at the Minneapolis site.
The apartments on Washington Av. would include public space.
The project includes 286 apartments and downtown Minneapolis’ first Whole Foods.
In the real estate world, Kevin Sharkey has always taken the path less traveled. In the 1980s, he was among the first agents at one…
Jim Stanton’s success with the Stonebridge Lofts has led him to buy a nearby parcel.
The truck was parked on the shoulder of westbound I-94 in Wisconsin due to mechanical difficulties when an Oldsmobile crashed into it.
A runaway hay bale hit a pickup in Houston County on Saturday morning, started a fire and seriously injured two people. The incident occurred northeast…
A director of a Twin Cities-area hockey club is facing a drunken-driving charge after allegedly taking a bar bus for an inebriated joy ride. Michael…
Former Vice President Walter Mondale was doing well after being released Saturday morning from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where he was being treated for…
Target Corp. is the dominant employer in downtown Minneapolis. So its plan to empty thousands of desks over the next two years could significantly affect an increasingly vibrant city center.
$30M Hamline Station in St. Paul includes units for lower incomes, homeless.
Rule changes are expected to increase the cost of building a house
Sprawling, $161 million Trillium Woods will include apartments, assisted living and memory care units plus many amenities and a “town center.”
Pending sales rose in January, signaling winter’s lull is over
The latest plans call for 189 rental apartments in a 30-story tower atop one level of underground parking, five levels of above-grade parking and ground-floor retail space.
The sky's the limit for this salvaged downtown relic, an 80-foot skyway section that may be the ultimate recycling project. You can have it for — wait a minute; they'll actually pay you $5,000 to haul it away.
These are the first new condominiums in the North Loop since before the housing crash.
Emily West Day never let age get in the way of doing what she loved. Well into her late 90s she traveled, helped raise money…
The two century-plus-old buildings in Minneapolis will be moved together, anchoring a retail development beside a new, 29-story apartment tower.
The two century-plus buildings in Minneapolis will be moved together, anchoring a retail development beside a new, 29-story apartment tower.
Plans for an 18-story project on Superior Plating site move forward
Which projects pay off? With home equity rising — albeit modestly — more people are thinking about tackling long-neglected fix-up projects. So I thought it…
Even the laundry business is being transformed by smartphones, software and entrepreneurs like Jeff Gardner.
Fewer of the Twin Cities’ homeowners are “underwater.”
While apartment construction soared in the metro, new houses surprisingly fell.
The surging number of young people in the Twin Cities are absorbing sharply higher rents.
NorthstarMLS is investing in a digital tool that helps buyers make better decisions.
A decline in November home sales suggests a Twin Cities market headed toward balance.
Andy Fazendin will take control of the brokerage his grandfather began.
Schafer Richardson will join with the Jacob brothers, owners of Nye’s, on a mixed-use development for the prominent site.
Apartment properties are attracting big-spending buyers as many investors seek safety.
Single-family construction is lagging, but rental apartments remain a hot spot.
A Twin Cities company that helps home buyers see what a customized new house looks like is about to make a national splash.
The former Superior Plating site could be apartments and shops.
A continuing decline in foreclosure sales is a sign of health for the Twin Cities market.
Normandale Lake Office Park in Bloomington sells once again.
The vacancy rate for apartments fell from July to September, surprising the real estate community.
The decline from a year ago is happening for different reasons from the metro area’s slide.
Throughout his working life, John Coskran was dedicated to helping people. But this was far from scripted. “He said he fell into his careers,” said…
A Wayzata homebuilder developed software to make construction easier and create a better experience for clients.
News Corporation’s purchase of Move, operator of Realtor.com, could reshape the apps and online sites that now dominate real estate marketing.
The glassy 36-story LPM Apartments stands tall in its low-rise Loring Park neighborhood.
While pulling in the dock, put some thought into a successful succession.
Mapping camera lets buyers see houses in a whole new way, and one Twin Cities agent has invested heavily in the idea.
Inspired by early success at downtown Minneapolis’ Nic on Fifth, Opus has its sights set on two more a block away.
The views aren’t picturesque, but convenience has its own appeal for the first people moving into homes in the parking lots of shopping centers.
Closings fell while home prices rose in the 13-county metro area last month. More sellers appeared on the market.
A casualty of the recession gets new life by shrinking the scope of the original housing project.
Developers bought the Jackson Building, a former warehouse, with plans to convert it.
The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage has fallen to 4.15 percent, HSH.com said.
Apartments represented just a quarter of all new residential units built — a major decrease.
Veteran developer Jim Stanton is preparing a condo project for Elliot Park, joining the action on the east side of downtown Minneapolis.
In a sea of expensive new rentals, a new apartment building near the University of Minnesota aims to offer students a more affordable alternative. Riverton…
A preliminary project by 2 Twin Cities developers for a boutique condo building could be the first of many for this historic Minneapolis neighborhood.
The year is far from over, but construction spending in Minneapolis is shattering records. So far this year, the city issued commercial and residential building…
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