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The research business grew out of needs that local real estate agents had during the recession.
Rental services company sold to local investor group with plans to expand
A Kansas developer has refined its plans for a building it hopes will serve an unmet need near the U.
Longtime Twin Cities developer Jeff Schoenwetter plans to build boutique condominiums called Meyer Place at Ferndale on the northern shore of Lake Minnetonka. Plans are…
The waning days of summer are typically a time for browsing, but not this year. With house listings in short supply, sellers are in the driver’s seat and buyers are on edge.
TitleSmart maintains events were for networking, not to solicit business referrals.
A raft of new apartments and an uptick in single-family homes gave Twin Cities homebuilders a boost last month. During the four-week period ended Aug.…
A Florida developer wants to make a small corner of Edina more pedestrian-friendly with its apartment proposal.
As July home sales climbed 17 percent, data also showed renters are paying near record levels of their income for apartments.
The project, called IndiGO, shows a shift from urban to suburban rentals.
We’ve had a couple of new openings in the Twin Cities in recent days. David Weekley Homes, a big homebuilder based in Houston, Texas, has…
The couple, who died a week apart, thrived on work, family, faith.
As residential student numbers ebbed, Luther sought ways to use land.
The Twin Cities apartment boom, which is transforming Minneapolis and St. Paul, is now thundering into the suburbs, where rentals are full and there’s plenty of developable land.
New apartments in Minneapolis aim to fuse energy efficiency with style, affordability
The former broker aims to turn regular Minnesotans into real estate investors.
In the midst of the peak shopping season, houses in the Twin Cities metro sold at a record pace in June. Both closed and…
Plans aim for an urban look for the U.S. Bank site.
Affordable Cameron apartments trade on North Loop’s pre-trendy roots.
Members must have an extra house worth more than $500,000 and be screened to join. When they travel, they pay a stipend that ranges from $395 to $995 per week to stay in another member’s home.
The owners of Nye’s will keep seeing customers through the fall and the Christmas holidays.
Housing construction in the Twin Cities metro continues its seesaw recovery.
On Minneapolis-St. Paul border, apartment project aims at light-rail commuters
United Properties must find new partners for high-profile development
Lennar Multifamily paid $13.7 million for Superior Plating site.
Sellers are in the driver’s seat as May pending sales rose nearly 20 percent
There’s been another big apartment sale in Minneapolis. It’s the Walkway, a luxury building in Uptown with a glass-bottom hot tub cantilevered over busy Lake…
Apartments and townhouses proposed for mostly undeveloped downtown block between Whole Foods and the Federal Reserve.
The sale of a downtown property set a record for price per square foot.
The Seattle company, which paid a record price for a Twin Cities apartment last fall, bought a Minnetonka building for a regional office.
Builders and pest experts say insects pose little risk in state.
Graves Hospitality plans to build a luxury, nine-unit condominium building at the corner of W. 31st Street and Holmes Avenue in south Minneapolis. The proposed…
It was a milestone week for several downtown Minneapolis construction projects. On Tuesday morning, crews set the highest beam on the two 17-story towers being…
The nonprofit is providing home buyers with rare affordable townhouses in a Twin Cities suburb.
Most of the permitted units in the metro area in May were single-family homes in the suburbs.
After years of planning, construction is underway on a mixed-use project in the Minneapolis Mill District that will be the first downtown to combine income-restricted…
A busy corner in Stadium Village could become the site of the city’s next new tower. A pair of veteran Twin Cities developers have been…
A new program is an effort to promote homeownership among minorities.
HUD said Wisconsin-based bank discriminated in its mortgage lending in Minnesota, other states.
Plans for an 20-story project on Superior Plating site move forward
Memorial Day is called the unofficial start of summer, but it’s also the kickoff to the cabin shopping season. Bloomington-based brokers Dave Gooden and Cameron…
Home buyers in the Twin Cities are facing a vexing situation: There are thousands of more listings compared with a year ago, but the number of options is shrinking.
The housing market in the Twin Cities had its best month in nearly a decade, boosting confidence in the recovery — and prices.
A U of M team won a national competition on energy-efficient home design.
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…
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
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