December 2014

Found 4 blog entries for December 2014.

The latest North Oaks housing market statistics are out and there are some interesting tidbits in it. Some mixed news for homeowners who are planning on putting their homes on the market and some good news for those hoping to buy a home in North Oaks.

News for North Oaks Homeowners

What a mixed bag! The bad news is that in November, the inventory of available North Oaks homes for sale rose, but only slightly. Even a slight rise, however, means there is more competition in the marketplace. New listings increased more than 33 percent from November of last year.

That said, closed sales have decreased 44.4 percent. Buyers may be sitting out the market right now.

The good news for homeowners is that the median sales price of a North Oaks home

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The kids will be out of school starting Friday and will be ready and able to drive you nuts.  Time for a pre-holiday day trip to let off some steam – and you can be there in less than one hour.

“There” is Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, northeast of North Oaks. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels will love this place with equipment rentals and well-maintained runs. The facility features 100 acres of fun, with 26 trails, four terrain parks and a newbie discovery area. Try out the Wild Chutes for some pretty crazy tubing.

If you’re a beginner, the folks at Wild Mountain are happy to teach you in their Snowsports School.

The entire resort is constantly under the watchful eye of the many ski patrol members. The Wild Mountain Ski Patrol is

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With the holidays upon us, life can get rather chaotic. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in each day. We find ourselves dining out a lot more often and have found some great eateries around the Twin Cities metro.

Although North Oaks isn’t exactly on par with the larger cities when it comes to restaurant choices, we found two that we think newcomers to North Oaks ought to know about.

Tria Restaurant and Bar

It’s the staff that makes or breaks a business and Tria obviously knows this. One of the takeaways from a dinner here is that the service is amazing. Friendly, efficient and courteous, you’ll truly feel like an honored guest when you dine at Tria.

Then, there’s the ambiance, created with wood-burning fireplaces, lots of natural

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Even during the recession, the home improvement craze in the U.S. continued, unabated. In fact, between the years 2000 and 2009, the average homeowner spent almost $2,500 a year on home improvement projects, according to a Harvard University study.

Improving a home to get it ready for the market, with an eye to increasing its value, is a tricky proposition. It’s all too easy to over-improve the home for the neighborhood.

Getting Started

The best way to proceed with any such project is to get in touch with Team Lindahl. We’ll help you determine the current market value of the home. Why is this important?

The market value of a home – what it will sell for to a willing buyer – is determined by the sales prices of similar homes in the area.

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