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If you know Minneapolis, you know that there are constantly new forms of transportation being implemented and constructed all over town. It turns out that this could make for improved Minneapolis real estate investments in this time of recession. In the last half decade or so, there have been studies producing results that tell us properties located close to transit systems, like the light rail or bus system in Minneapolis, often have higher property values. Knowing this will help you target the kind of property you are looking for in Minneapolis and determine whether it will be a good investment.
Many urban centers are located surrounding these forms of transportation and downtown Minneapolis is an excellent example. While riding the light rail you pass through multiple urban neighborhoods and have easy access to a variety of companies, shops, and jobs. This ease of access to work and play makes living along the transit lines very desirable in the Twin Cities metro area. People enjoy the community-feel these lines create and have the benefit of living closer to work and not having the worries over parking and traffic issues.
Buying real estate in Minneapolis near a transit line also increases the walk-ability of the city. Transit lines stop close together and often, making your headaches over car costs and parking disappear when you utilize the bus or light rail systems. It has been said that the millennial generation enjoys this style of living and will look to populate these transit-centered neighborhoods.
In short, when looking for Minneapolis homes or investment properties, do not shy away from city centers and transit-driven areas. People often look to these amenities to simplify their daily turmoil and the location alone is bound to increase property value. Minneapolis is a forward-thinking city and is putting the transit systems in place to provide for this lifestyle. Minneapolis homes for sale near these transit areas are bound to be a perfect fit for you.
Whether you’re working or shopping in downtown Minneapolis, you need to get lunch eventually. In warmer months food trucks offer great food, fast, but with winter’s snow and cold weighing down the city you are stuck inside the skyways to grab some food on your lunch break. Don’t fret! Even though skyway eateries don’t have the best reputation for food, there are a few hidden treasures that are sure to brighten your day!
Found on 6th street, Brother’s Deli is one popular place over the noon hour. With a variety of choices, some even catering to your sweet tooth, you are bound to find something to satisfy your hunger. This eatery even serves breakfast! So if you’re running late in the morning you have a spot open to fill you up on your way to the office.
Cocoa & Fig is a great option for an afternoon treat or to satisfy your chocolate cravings during the day. Located in Gaviidae Common, this boutique eatery is guaranteed to hit the spot.
Torby’s pizza gives another choice for your lunchtime rush. Low prices on Monday’s, a slice of pizza with a pop for $4, among other specials, and liberally applied toppings make this a quick, affordable choice for your Minneapolis skyway lunch break that will leave you satisfied. You can find this treasure in Baker Center.
One Two Three Sushi takes an innovative approach to the mealtime roll, allowing you to customize yours to your taste and giving your creativity a chance to flow. Located in IDS Crystal Court, this lunch option also offers other favorites like ramen bowls and steamed buns.
These, among other terrific, out-of-the-box skyway restaurants give better alternatives to the fast food options and sub-par sandwiches that litter much of the skyways. Take some extra time to explore the lesser-known areas of downtown around your Minneapolis home, loft, condo, or workplace and you’ll be surprised at what you may find!
A night on the town in Minneapolis, everyone’s favorite! It’s even more fun when you’re living close enough to all the action. Here’s a list of some of the happening nightlife in Minneapolis.
The Shout! House
The Shout! House is always a fun night out. They have dueling pianos and sing alongs so if you’re looking for an involved experience this is your place! This is a great place for birthdays and bachelorette parties. Who knows, you could even get on stage.
Cabooze is a hot spot for great live music. If you’re looking for a fun night out and to discover musical talent then Cabooze could be the place for you.
The Lounge is classier night out if you’re looking to get dressed up and elegant. Their VIP bottle service is the best in town. If you’re looking for a prestige time the Lounge is the place you should go.
Aqua Night Club
Aqua Night Club has been known to be a home of the stars. You’re sure to have a good time here, but make sure you call to get on the Guest List. Aqua is a prestigious night club so you’re bound to have fun, but make sure you plan ahead.
Psycho Suzi’s is a low-key, fun atmosphere for a young crowd. They have great deals and fun tunes. You can dance or grab a table for chatting and chowing!
Raising a family in Minneapolis is very exciting. If you’re wondering what sort of things you can do with your family in Minneapolis I’ve got the perfect list of family friendly activities.
Cascade Bay Water Park: Located in Eagan this summer activity is perfect for children of all ages with the zero depth entry points! After you’re done swimming you can play a round of mini golf
Children’s Theatre Company: All ages can enjoy and benefit from theatre classes here! The Children’s Theatre Company is in Minneapolis and classes are offered year round.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Indoor and Outdoor exhibits, mini golf and a carousel are all options at this 100-year-old zoo! The best part is, admission into the zoo is free.
Jackson Street Roundhouse: All aboard to learn about the railways and old time fun at this St. Paul roundhouse. If you choose to go on a Saturday you can even get a free caboose ride.
Water Park of America: If Minnesota winters seem just too long visit the Water Park of America! This indoor Water Park makes it possible to swim in even the coldest of months. It’s located right across the street from the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Valleyfair Amusement Park: The Fun and Only is this theme park’s motto. Open from May until October if you’re looking for summer fun or a Halloween adventure Valleyfair is suitable for all ages.
In the New Year you may be looking to get rid of that holiday weight! Maybe you’re looking to get rid of your old home and buy a new one. Well, if you’re looking to sell your home in 2013 there are a few things you can do to add value to it.
Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms have been, and probably always will be, the number one way to add value to your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are so crucial to any home that by adding or remodeling these rooms you will surely increase the value of your home.
Making sure the master bedroom is luxurious is another way to add value to your home. Master bedrooms are a high priority on a lot of buyers’ lists. By having your master bedroom in perfect condition you are likely to get more for your home.
Roofs and windows are also important to the value of your home. The outside should look just as good as the inside. Also, having proper roofs and windows can be more economic and eco friendly. Seeing as heat can escape through windows and roofs it’s important to make sure these are in working condition.
Those are just a few of the things you can do to your home to add value before selling. If you don’t update your home before selling you could be missing out on a pretty penny. Be sure to at least consider some of these changes to your home in 2013.
As 2012 has come to a close the housing market has really taken a turn for the best. It’s no secret that since the economy crashed the housing market took a hit. The Twin Cities area is seeing the market is the best it’s been since 2004.
Over the past year seller activity has made a large increase, distressed sales have decreased significantly and buyer demand has gone way up. So many people are looking to buy homes in the lovely Twin Cities area and it’s helping out the market significantly. This combination serves to prove that the housing market in the Twin Cities area is healthy. If you were worried about selling your Twin Cities home, you can put those fears aside.
Research shows that not only have homes been selling about 35 days faster than usually, but the supply of homes is much lower. Usually there is about 6-7months worth of homes in “inventory”, if you will. In 2012 the average supply was about 3 months worth. The metro area has been surging with eager buyers. To see this kind of drop in inventory is definitely a good sign.
So what does this mean for you? Well, if you’re trying to sell your home you shouldn’t have a hard time. If you’re trying to buy a new home make sure you act quickly.With houses flying off the market you don’t want to lose one that you love.