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            Lovingly referred to as “Frogtown” by some, Thomas-Dale is a central St. Paul neighborhood just northwest of downtown. It lies north of I-94 and west of I-35E. The neighborhood is served by the Green Line train. This area is home to the vibrant Hmong community and there are many
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            Occupying a large swath of the western shore of Lake Minnetonka, Minnetrista is about 25 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. The name literally translates to “Crooked Water” in the Dakota language. There are several other notable bodies of water within the city, including but not limited to Whaletail Lake,
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Ericsson lies in the northeastern quadrant of the Nokomis Community. The majority of Minnehaha Creek between the falls and the western edge of Hiawatha Golf Course meanders through the Ericsson Neighborhood. The area is close to major regional parks such as Minnehaha, Hiawatha and Nokomis. It is well-served by light rail with easy access to
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Twin Cities Housing Market Has Most Closed Sales Since 2005 At a press conference today, REALTOR® associations reported that the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area had the best year in terms of the number of closed sales since 2005. Closed sales finished 2015 13.7% better than 2014, boasting 56,390 compared to 49,604 in 2014. The median
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Belle Plaine lies just south of the Minnesota River between Jordan and Blakely. It’s an area that was nearly 50.0% new construction back in 2005. Nowadays only about 5.0% of the city’s sales are new construction.  In 2005, the under 1,500 square foot size segment was by far the most dominant. By the end of
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          Windom Park is a lovely Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood bound by Lowry Ave NE to the north, New Brighton Blvd to the east, 18th Ave NE to the south and Central Ave to the west. Some may better recognize the neighborhood as the area just north of the Quarry, between the
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