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The Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame, established seven years ago at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, has three new members…
Sales fall for second month, but prices rise to a new high.
The deal for Long & Foster Cos. makes Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America the largest realty services provider in the country.
Among the worries found in a new survey: land and materials prices.
Ross Starfeldt, recently became one of the first Minnesotans to embrace billionaire Elon Musk's vision of the future.
A symposium hosted by the U's School of Architecture in early October tackles the differences here and there.
The five-story building, for people 55 and older who live independently, would be called Alta Vita.
Persistent demand and an increase in new upscale apartments mean average rents are on the rise.
Construction is wrapping up on the East Side Apartments, a three-story, 114-unit rental building at 1256 Wilson Av.
The organization of descendants of immigrants will return to the rebuilt block on Lake Street in Uptown.
The gap is another reflection of disparities between white and nonwhite incomes in Minnesota.
A biology teacher at Cloquet High School, he inspired thousands of students, started a water-quality testing program called River Watch and was a mentor to many.
Sales fell in July, shaped by an even faster decline in supply of homes that were for sale. Even so, business is strong for home stagers, the firms that bring in furniture, artwork and appliances to make a home look just right for prospective buyers.
The deal hasn't closed, but the house was listed around $1.7 million.
Doran is building the Ascent, a 255-unit apartment and retail project, for Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates in the Denver suburb of Westminster.
A miscount of the size of the biggest apartment project threw off the totals.
The $65 million joint venture would develop two blocks of city's Cedar Corridor parkway.
During a time of transformation in the industry, a team of educators help construction management leaders to connect more effectively in today's faster world.
After several major deals over the past few years, the pool of residential property management companies in the Twin Cities has become a bit more…
Doran and CSM plan apartments spread among walk-up townhouses, five-story structure and 20-story tower.
But that's not all good news. Property shortages may be keeping some people out of the market.
Pending deals have been flat for several months and a drop in sales is likely to follow.
The sale shows firms have more interest in student housing and Twin Cities.
A mixed-use apartment development anchored by an Aldi grocery store cleared a critical hurdle. The Chanhassen City Council on Tuesday voted in favor of the…
Shakopee hopes Canterbury project is "first domino" for nearby growth
Twin Cities builders and contractors are in the midst of one of their busiest years. But a shortage of skilled workers means that new projects are costing more and taking longer to complete.
Permits for homes, rentals soared in Twin Cities in June, on track for a strong year.
HomeServices is replacing the retired Robert Moline with 5 regional presidents.
Stanton was the most influential developer of his generation.
She had a personal reason to make a home for developmentally disabled adults a success story
The lack of homes to buy is now crimping the number of overall deals.
Developers want to build 110-unit mid-rise complex on E. Hennepin Avenue.
With Twin Cities unemployment low, demand is outweighing supply.
The proposal for the residential buildings across from the Galleria and Southdale is in the early stages of review.
NOAH will purchase 1,000 Twin Cities affordable rentals, helping to offset rising rents.
With a lot of action in the suburbs, homebuilders are on pace for their best year in nearly 15 years.
Neighborhood group wins skirmish in multifront battle to stop a tower across from downtown Minneapolis.
The Stillwater City Council this week unanimously approved a special use permit, planned unit development and preliminary plat for the city’s first senior living project.…
The 20- and 24-story towers will transform the look of France Avenue near Southdale.
More than 20 percent of metro homeowners who have a mortgage wouldn't clear enough money in a sale to cover real estate commissions and other selling costs and to make a down payment on another home, according to a Star Tribune analysis.
More than 20 percent of Twin Cities mortgaged homeowners don't have enough equity to cover the cost of selling and moving up, stifling house listings.
April listings drop 8.3 percent, heating up competition and boosting prices.
Twin Cities-based Edina Realty has a new president: Sharry Schmid, who takes over for Barb Jandric, who retired after 34 years at the company.
Several much-anticipated changes to Minnesota’s construction-defect laws are closer to the governor’s pen. The amendments to House File 1538 received bipartisan support and went to…
The popular store has been in the Uptown area since 1974.
But it's not enough to satisfy demand in some part of the region.
Its effort to demolish a 1950s office building on the lake's north side to build a 200-unit residential tower moves forward.
Vacation home buyers hit pause in 2016 while real estate investors turned up the volume. That is according to a just-released survey of second-home and…
But the boom might fade because too few are currently on the market, especially entry-level homes.
Real Trends released its latest rankings of brokerages across the U.S., which is based on data from a voluntary survey.
With the leading edge of the baby boomer generation easing into retirement, senior rental projects are on the upswing in the Twin Cities.
The technology has gone down in price and is now easier to use, buyers and their agents aren't as afraid of technology as in past years, and real estate markets are more global than ever.
Twin Cities-based HomeServices of America is expanding its East Coast holdings with the acquisition of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate in New Jersey.
Housing construction in the Twin Cities metro soared in March to its best numbers in at least a decade, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities said Friday.
Elevage Development Group of Blaine is building a $40 million mixed-use project in Shoreview that will bring upscale apartments and townhouses to a part of…
Neighbors say the Alatus project is too tall. A judge will decide April 19.
The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
She is winding down her 40-year career and will retire from Coldwell Banker Burnet.
Affordable areas near urban amenities are in demand – like Richfield.
Are you living in a hot housing market? To find out, the Star Tribune’s housing market index combines four key housing metrics for cities with…
In 2013, a Twin Cities landowner posted a Craigslist ad for a half block that fetched considerable attention, in part because of its $5 million asking price. It's finally being sold.
Investor-owned rentals are having an effect.
It’s a common complaint among Twin Cities-area developers: New homes in the Twin Cities cost a lot because of high land, labor and permitting fees.…
The deal happened before the house was publicly listed.
After solid February numbers, builders optimistic for big year.
The owner of two prominent Minneapolis apartment buildings has filed a lawsuit against Airbnb, the short-term rental company that is helping transform the way people…
Mattamy's local assets will be purchased by CalAtlantic and M/I.
Nearly all of it will be in upscale buildings in the suburbs, where there's been little new apartment construction since the 1980s. Only 1 in 10 will be for low-income renters.
Despite a healthy uptick in homes coming on the market, the inventory is the lowest in 14 years.
A new company aims to tackle one of the final steps of the home-buying process that can't be completed electronically
The best January in a decade starts the foundation for a strong 2017.
A 2.6 percent gain in December closes a year of extremes.
In 2016, the median time that a house was on the market in the metro was a mere 33 days, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, and that figure is likely to fall to just a month this year.
South Minneapolis could get a grocery store it needs. Oppidan Investment Co. has proposed building a mixed-use development at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue that…
Dick Brustad, developer who converted Mill District and built affordable housing for decades, dies at 75
Brustad, who led several public and private housing entities during his career, died of a heart attack on Jan. 3.
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