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I've been singing the praises of our Twin Cities Real Estate Market for the past month now.  Sign of improvement are all around.  Many areas are still depressed, and others are shining, but the trends are finally headed in the right direct. The Downtown condo market is really showing signs of imp...
Posted almost 6 years ago
The Windom neighborhood is located in south of Diamond Lake Road to the "Crosstown" (Highway 62), and from Interstate 35W to the east, and 62nd Street and Lyndale Avenue to the west.  Windom neighborhood's namesake William Windom was a United States senator from the mid- to late-1800s and also se...
Posted almost 6 years ago
This morning a friend, whose home is for sale, emailed me to vent some frustrations.  Her feelings are all too common.  Longer market times, price reductions and negative feedback grates on the psyche of all Sellers.   People are even looking at renting their homes out, rather than selling.  It i...
Posted almost 6 years ago
I wanted to wait a few weeks to be sure, but I think it's time to call it, the market has hit bottom! The result of good fundamental market trends (sales activity continues to be reliable, and new listings are coming on the market more slowly) hitting bottom means we'll see improvement in the rea...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Move in & enjoy living in this turnkey 3 bed home with nearly 2000 sq.ft., and 2 full baths.  High end finishing defines this quality remodel.  Enjoy entertaining in the updated kitchen, open to the dining and living rooms.  A spacious deck looks over the lush back yard.  Details like surround so...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Soapbox recently posted an article on the valuation of McMansions stating that "bigger houses are not always worth more than smaller houses".  As a Realtor in Minneapolis, working in older urban neighborhoods I witness this phenomena all the time, and commend Todd Huttunen for writing about it. I...
Posted almost 6 years ago

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Ben Kolkman has been recognized by the local association of realtors and by local media as an expert in the Twin Cities real estate market. Ben leads discussion groups on marketing techniques for the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Young Professionals Networking group. He was awarded the 2009 Super Agent award by Mpls St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. KSTP and WCCO have both featured Ben in their newscasts, and he is a regular contributor on the DIY Network "Sweat Equity" cable TV program.