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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New Listing on New Construction!! 3471 Kahler Drive NE, St. Michael, MN 55376

This brand new three bedroom, two bath split-foyer in St. Michael, MN is a great value at $209,900! Its fabulous features include: a finished lower level with spacious family room and walkout to patio and fenced backyard. The roomy kitchen has attached dining and a built-in corner hutch. Close to schools and walking trails, with quick I-94 access. This home is available for immediate closing and move-in. View this listing at: 3471 Kahler Drive NE, St. Michael, MN 55376.

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Great New Price on this Little Falls, MN Two-Story!! $118,000

This three bedroom, two bath Little Falls two-story has a newer roof, newer windows, remodeled kitchen, living room and dining room. It shines with custom oak cabinetry, spacious kitchen and dining, and a finished laundry room. It utilizes a dual heat system for great energy savings! Attached double garage and 16x20 shed. A True Value at $118,000! View this listing at: 9181 110th Street, Little Falls, MN 56345.

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Back on the Market: A Little Bit Country 1493 Donaghue Dr., Clearwater, MN 55320 at $399,900!

A walk in this peaceful setting and you will want to call this Clearwater, MN walkout rambler HOME! Spacious with five bedrooms, four baths, an exercise room and an office; it boasts of many features: vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, a main floor laundry, six-panel oak doors, Andersen windows, a whirlpool garden tub and in-floor heat on the lower level. The master suite has a sunrise deck perfect for enjoying the country mornings with a cup of coffee. Outside has bragging rights, too: an attached four-plus garage with oversized doors, a deluxe garden shed (12x15) with concrete floor and 8x7 overhead door, and the perfect pole building: 28x58 finished inside and outside with double garage in the back. Eight beautiful acres. All for $399,900!! With easy access to I-94, country living never looked so good! View this listing at: 1493 Donaghue Drive, Clearwater, MN 55320.

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New Price on Cold Spring, MN Lake Home!! $799,900

This exceptional log home on Bolfing Lake is now $799,900. Quality log and stone construction with top-grade amenities: gourmet kitchen with AGA stove, subzero refrigerator with maple front, raised-panel maple cabinets and granite countertops; radiant floor heat and corn burning furnace, walk-in tile shower. Fully landscaped with sprinkler system. Surrounded by wildlife and with 150' of lakeshore. View this listing at: 17567 Fisher Road, Cold Spring, MN 56320.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Listing!! 319 7th Street North, #65 Sartell, MN at $79,900

Light and airy two-bedroom Hillside Cooperative unit with beamed ceilings and fireplace. Professional painting and flooring installation, newer windows. A single-car garage. Convenient to schools and to St. Cloud. $79,900. View this listing at: 319 7th Street North, #65, Sartell, MN 56377.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New Price: $184,000 on Exquisite Split-Foyer in Cold Spring, MN

Park-like backyard and fabulous decorating: a "don't miss" now at $184,000 in Cold Spring, MN. Like new: center island and stainless steel appliances in kitchen, an owner's suite with walk-in closet and bath, ceramic foyer. Outstanding landscaping. View this listing at: 804 SE 3rd Avenue, Cold Spring, MN 56320.

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Price Reduced!! $224,900 on Classic Walkout Rambler 34 W. 5th Street Melrose, MN

Over 3,000 finished sqaure feet at $224,900 in Melrose, Minnesota with seasonal vistas of the Sauk River. Four bedrooms and two baths, professionally decorated, crown moldings, and recessed lighting, new appliances, and a walkout on nearly a full acre of land. View this listing at: 34 W. 5th Street North, Melrose, MN 56352.

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New Price on Sartell, MN Two-Story: $449,900 at 1280 Huntington Drive, Sartell, MN 56377

This gorgeous two-story in Sartell with over 4,000 finished square feet is now priced at $449,900! Four-plus bedrooms, granite countertops and stainless appliances, a bonus room with bar, (perfect for the Super Bowl!) exercise room, whirlpool tub and ceramic shower, a triple-car garage and stamped driveway. You will want to call this home!! View this listing at: 1280 S. Huntington Drive, Sartell, MN 56377.

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New Price in St. Augusta, MN! $149,800 at 24987 County Road 7

Small-town living benefits and easy access to I-94 now for only $149,800!! This two bedroom, two bath ranch-style home is complete with a full appliance package, including a freezer, a spacious two-car garage with concrete driveway, steel siding, two-year old roof and huge yard. A true equity builder!! View this listing at: 24987 County Road 7, St. Augusta, MN 56301.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007 from Tami and Steve in the Central Minnesota Real Estate Market!!

Wow! What a take off in the central Minnesota market since the New Year began! It is great news!! The Tami and Steve Team alone has written twenty-one contracts in the first eighteen days of January 2007, negotiated sales on two listings, and taken six new listings!! Needless to say, consumer confidence, coupled with current market trends, are optimistic for the new year. We look forward to servicing all your real estate needs! Cheers!!

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New Listing at 831 NW 5th Street, Maple Lake, MN 55358 for $184,900

This Maple Lake three-year old split-foyer is a great buy featuring: light woodwork, fresh paint, knockdown ceilings throughout, a spacious foyer with closet, a vaulted Great Room, and a sheetrocked garage. It sits on a huge corner lot. Perfect first-time homeowner buy. View this listing at: 831 NW 5th Street, Maple Lake, MN 55358.

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Sartell Heights New Listing: 610 S. 7th Avenue, Sartell MN 56377 at $239,900

Spacious with four bedrooms and three baths, this Sartell Heights home is sure to please. Eat-in, roomy kitchen with prep island, a formal dining room, family room with log-style finishing and gas fireplace with slate surround. It also boasts a large, multi-level deck, triple car garage with floor drain, and a 26 x 16 shop with 9 x 10 overhead door, in-floor heat and hot and cold water. $239,900. View this listing at: 610 S. 7th Avenue, Sartell, MN 56377.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

New Listing in Morningstar: 1403 N. 7th Avenue, Sartell, MN $224,900

Open and spacious 4-Level home in the quiet Morningstar addition of Sartell, Minnesota. Four bedrooms with room to grow, three bathrooms, a center prep island in the kitchen and extensive cabinetry, (makes for happy cooks!) large family room with gas fireplace, all situated on a spacious corner lot with triple-car garage and maintenance-free siding. $224,900. View this listing at: http://www.tamiandsteve.sartell-homes-real-estate.idxre.com/idx/detail.cfm?cid=5506&bid=108&pid=69188

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Exceptional New Listing: 17567 Fisher Road, Cold Spring, MN 56320 Lakeside Retreat!

Be prepared to fall in love with this exceptional lakeside retreat located on over two acres on Bolfing Lake in Cold Spring MN. Unparalleled beauty and quality: log and stone construction, gourmet kitchen with AGA stove and sub-zero refrigerator, two-story fireplace, maple cabinetry, marble European-style shower, Finnish cottage-style triple-paned windows. This private acreage property is a breathtaking showcase: four covered porches and a patio with numerous dreamy vistas of Bolfing Lake and 150' of lakeshore. Perfect for solitude, reflection and recreation. $825,000. View this listing at: 17567 Fischer Road, Cold Spring, MN 56320.


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Monday, January 08, 2007

New Listing: 450 Elena Lane, St. Joseph, MN 56374 $199,900

Unique split-foyer in popular Graceview Estates, St. Joseph, MN. $199,900. Noble Custom Homes Parade of Homes "Winslow" design 2004. Like New: 10' ceiling in living room, kitchen center island, full appliance package, upgraded fixtures, custom window treatments, lower-level walkout, in-ground sprinkling system, front covered porch. View this listing at: http://www.tamiandsteve.st-joseph-homes-real-estate.idxre.com/idx/detail.cfm?cid=5506&bid=108&pid=68937

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St. Cloud Two-Story with Old World Charm at $279,900 629 19th Ave. SE St. Cloud, MN 56304

This St. Cloud Colonial is loaded with upgrades and blends old world charm with modern conveniences. Oak trim and hardwood floors, six-panel doors, whirlpool tub, steel siding, oversized garage, and a park-like setting with mature trees. Gorgeous inside and out for $279,900. View this listing at: 629 19th Aveunue SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

On the Rebound: Slowdown Might Be Ending

On the Rebound: Slowdown Might Be Ending

Rismedia, Jan. 2 (MCT) - Led by a surge in the Northeast, home sales inched up across the United States last month in what industry insiders say is yet another sign that the year-long real estate slowdown may be ending.

The National Association of Realtors reported last week that sales of exiting homes in the Northeast rose 6 percent in November to an annual rate of 1.06 million. It was only the second increase in the past nine months.

In addition, the region's median sale price was up more than 5 percent to $269,000, the first increase since June.

"That makes me very optimistic," said Dan Shiver, president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors and owner of the Shiver Real Estate Agency in Paterson.

"The market has not crashed; it's just softened," Shiver said. "I think you're going to see some gains coming up next year. For lack of a better word, it's more normal."

The report came a day after the federal government reported a 3.4 percent gain in new home sales and a similar increase in the median price to $251,700.

Thursday's jump in the Northeast was more than enough to overcome sales that were flat or fell slightly elsewhere and produced a 0.6 percent increase nationally. Sales were up nationally in October as well, by 0.5 percent, making these the first back-to-back monthly gains since March 2005. Sales in October declined in the Northeast.

"It appears we've hit bottom," said David Lereah, chief economist of the Realtors association.

"As the housing market recovers from its correction, existing home sales should be rising gradually during 2007," Lereah said. "We've entered a more sustainable period of home sales now, and we expect greater support for prices over time as inventory levels are eventaully drawn down."

Total housing inventories fell in November by 1 percent to 3.82 million homes available for sale, the association said. That represents a 7.3 month supply at the current sales pace.

Even with the recent spurts, the market has not fully recovered from the past year's declines.

Sales are down 10.7 percent nationally and 4.5 percent in the Northeast from November 2005. Also, the median price is still down by 3.1 percent nationally and 2.2 percent in the Northeast from a year ago, following a decade of double-digit growth.

Statistics for New Jersey will not be available for a couple of weeks, but local real state agents say they are seeing a rebound.

"The business is there, but it's a little slower than usual," said Robert White, executive vice president of the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors in Palisades Park.

"Prices are holding fairly steady or rising a little bit," White said. "It's not as dismal as it's been portrayed nationally in the media. It's taking a little longer, but if they are appropriately priced at the onset, they are moving."

Having prices down from their high point is good news for consumers, Shiver said. "More people can afford to get into the marketplace, and there's more selection," he said.

Ara K. Hovnanian, president and chief executive of Red Bank-based Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., one of the nation's largest home builders, expressed similar guarded optimism in addressing investors two weeks ago.

"Over the past two months, we have started to see a glimmer of hopeful indicators that the markets may be stabilizing, including modest declines in resale inventories, improving consumer confidenceā€¦ and healthy levels of buyer traffic at many of our communities," he said.

"Thus, as we begin Calendar 2007, we are cautiously optimistic that some of our more challenging markets will begin to experience decreasing cancellations and an improved sales pace," Hovnanian said. "However, we may not get a good read on the market until the spring selling season begins in earnest."

Helping spark the recovery are mortgage interest rates that are near a 12-month low, said Pat VredevoogdCombs, president of the Realtors group.

"It's the first time since August of 2005 that interest rates are lower than a year earlier," Combs said. "This is increasing buying power at the same time that sellers are showing a willingness to negotiate price and terms."

"Combined with a plentiful supply of homes on the market, there's a window for buyers now with conditions that we haven't seen since prior to the beginning of the housing boom in 2001."

Copyright Ā© 2006, The Record, Hackensack, N.J.

To refer to this article online go to: http://www.rismedia.com/wp/2007-01-01/on-the-rebound-slowdown-might-be-ending/

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