Wheelock Parkway… an enigmatic throughway in St Paul

As a young adult from “small city” North Dakota, Minneapolis/St Paul was a fascinating, exotic place. My wife and I often explored the fascinations of the “Cities”, like landmarks, parkways...
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Payne-Phalen… charming, quiet, affordable St. Paul neighborhood

When I first discovered the Payne-Phalen neighborhood nearly 20 years ago I was struck by what a hidden gem this neighborhood is… charming, quiet, affordable, and only 10 minutes to...
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Finding the right community

“If houses are like spouses, a neighborhood is like the extended family. But while you can have a good marriage and still dread holidays with the in-laws, you’ll never love...
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Rice Park… St. Paul’s European Town Square

Rice Park is one of the oldest, if not the oldest park in St. Paul, and I have long thought of Rice Park as the heart of St. Paul. Before...
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Buying a Mid-Century-Modern house in University Grove

Looking for an authentic mid-century-modern home to make your own? You might get lucky and find the right home quickly, but it usually requires patience. It took this couple about...
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St. Paul’s Ford Site… people could starting moving into new homes in 3 years

St. Paul announced the biggest redevelopment in St. Paul history this week when they announced the approval of the Ryan Companies plan to reshape the former Ford truck manufacturing site...
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Hidden Village… a rare blend of affordability and convenience

It can be a big challenge to find an affordable townhome in a walkable community with easy access to downtown. Golden Valley’s Hidden Village is a small townhome community near...
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St. Anthony Village… one of the best school districts in the metro

When I first discovered St. Anthony Village decades ago before I was a Realtor, we were exploring Northeast Minneapolis, driving along St. Anthony Parkway. As we headed east we found...
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