Real Estate Blog

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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We are often asked about home prices in Minnesota, especially in certain cities. So, every once in awhile we put together a snapshot of what is on the market at the top, the bottom and in the middle.

The Least Expensive Home for Sale in North Oaks

The bottom of the price range in North Oaks isn’t exactly in an entry-level homebuyer’s budget. Today, the lowest price home in North Oaks is listed at $350,000. The home sits on a gorgeous 1 acre site with amazing views and loads of privacy.

Built in 1984, this single-family home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,916 square feet of living space. If you require a large kitchen, this may be the home for you. The kitchen is huge, with an island and wine storage.

The home requires updating to bring

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We all know that Minnesota is the best state in the country – we have amazing outdoor recreation, gorgeous scenery and extremely “nice” residents.

Did you know, however, that both our violent and property crime rates are below the national median? Not only is Minnesota the 17th safest place to live in the United States, North Oaks made the list of the “15 Safest Cities in Minnesota” compiled from FBI data by home security system comparison site, SafeWise.

If you’re considering the purchase of a home in North Oaks, you’ll be happy to hear that the city came in at number 7 on the list. North Oaks reported no violent crime in 2012 and a very low property crime rate (6.59 per 1,000).

We know you’re curious to know who beat us on the list:

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