Edina Real Estate Blog | Kris Lindahl - RE/MAX Results

It may seem impossible to find a “bargain-priced” home in a city where the average sales price of a home is $522,558, but it’s not. The Lindahl Team has been able to put several of our clients into homes for sale in Edina for far less than the average price. Sure, it’s challenging to find these gems, but if you know the right people and keep on top of the market it can be done.

In fact, this week we’ve found two homes we think fit the criteria for a bargain in Edina and, no, they aren’t both condos.

Cedarwood of Edina

Why continue renting when you can begin building equity in your own home? In fact, at only $76,500, you can own this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo for payments that are less than what these units rent for.

The unit boasts a

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Salut Bar Americain is a unique restaurant in Edina and Saint Paul featuring French Tapas and a fantastic bar. Enjoy lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour all week with seafood, steaks, pasta and more. Sides are served for two or more and specials take place daily. Try the Family Style Feast for 8 to 10 people or stop in for dessert and a cocktail.

It’s your stop for French cuisine in the area and you’ll love the beautiful interior featuring a beautiful bar with lit-up shelves, classy black booths, checkered table cloths, hardwood floors and a gorgeous outdoor patio where you can see the bright red restaurant sign over modern black walls. Make your reservation today for Salut Bar Americain.

What to Expect

The restaurant is located in two

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The award-winning Edina Public Schools, ISD 273, includes a roster of high-performing schools throughout the city. Purchasing a home within the district’s boundaries assures you of owning a home that will maintain its value far better than similar homes in poorer-performing school districts.

This month we take a look at Concord Elementary School, serving 739 students in grades K through 5. The school employs 42 full-time teachers, giving it a student/teacher ratio of 17:1. Only three other schools in the district have better ratios.

Test Scores

Although they are still competitive, since 2011, Concord Elementary School’s third-grade student scores on the reading portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III exams have been

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Now don’t balk when you read that the Fountain Woods community was built in 1972 (converted from apartments in the early 1980s). Most of the units have been updated and, viewing the interiors, it’s hard to tell their age. But the best part about living in an older community is that the landscaping is mature and that certainly holds true in the Fountain Woods condo community, with lots of grass and mature trees.

This community is also located nearby to some of Edina’s favorite amenities, such as parks and bike and nature trails.

Fountain Woods is comprised of two 4-story buildings with 160 units in total. All of the homes, with the exception of the studios, have balconies and those on the upper two floors feature wood-burning fireplaces.

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The Southdale Center is your destination for everything shopping in Edina. It’s the nation’s first indoor regional shopping mall too. It’s been open since 1956 and was the first to take a chance on such a shopping center. Find the classics like Macy’s, JC Penney and Herberger’s inside along with over 120 specialty stores including gifts, jewelry, apparel and more.

Find great stores like J. Crew, Sophora, Coach and more at the Southdale Center. Located at 10 Southdale Center in Edina, it’s easy to access seven days a week from morning to night. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at this favorite mall in Edina.

What to Expect

The mall is open seven days a week from 10am-9pm on Monday through Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sundays. Special hours

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The so-called “boomerang” buyers are now re-entering the Twin Cities real estate market, which is great news for Edina homeowners hoping to sell their homes this summer. Boomerang buyers are those that took a loss during the recession, either short selling or experiencing a foreclosure.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so these statistics are from May, 2015.

New Listings in Edina

Yay! Finally, Edina homeowners are getting the message that this is an amazing time to sell a home here. New listings in Edina increased 14.6 percent this year over last. We also sold 10 percent more homes in May of 2015 than we did in May of last year.

Median Sales Price in Edina

Prices are up again in Edina, increasing 12.8 percent

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DailyDose Café and Express is the place to go for your coffee stop in Maple Grove, MN. Not only is it the perfect place to grab a cup of joe but they offer lunch, dinner, wine and locally brewed craft beer. You can use their free Wi-Fi which means you can catch up with friends on your smart phone or get some work done on the laptop.

They are open seven days a week at 15517 Grove Circle North in Maple Grove near Target. If you’re ready for the perfect lunch spot, a place to grab an afternoon coffee with friends or a place to grab a late night brew, check out DailyDose Café and Espresso near you.

What to Expect

Voted the “Best of Maple Grove” by Maple Grove Magazine for the last three years and the “Best Cup of Coffee” from Osseo-Maple Grove

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If you’re considering buying a home in Edina you’re no doubt surfing the Internet looking at homes (BIG mistake) and maybe reading advice about how to successfully purchase a home. What’s interesting is that, especially on real estate agent websites, the typical first suggested step is to find a real estate agent.

In reality, finding an agent to help you in the purchase of an Edina home is the third step in the process. All buyers should see a lender before hiring an agent and WAY before looking at homes for sale, either online or in person.

So, What’s the First Step?

You won’t like this. It’s not fun, like looking at houses. It’s not comfortable, unless you are really good with your finances.

Step one, if you hope to be able to afford a

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Pinstripes offers a one of a kind dining and entertainment experience. With over 40,000 square feet, you will engage in some of the best dining and entertainment around. Pinstripes restaurant offers Italian/American dishes and wine.

There is more than enough room to have your next special occasion or event at the Pinstripes. They have party rooms that will accommodate 20 to 600 people. Great for weddings, birthdays, retirement, anniversaries, and much more.

They also have a bowling alley and a bocce court, and an all year outdoor patio and fire pit. They serve lunch and dinner, and cater to private parties. On the weekends you can enjoy some blues and jazz music. Other events that are hosted by the Pinstripes includes wine dinners, mom and tot

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The 3 Squares Restaurant is a Blue Plate Restrurant Company, which is a group of community eateries that have been deemed the tastiest treats in Minnesota. You will find a variety of menu options, but all are sure to delight. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and you will feel like you just ordered a homemade meal prepared by your mama.

They are located at 12690 Arbor Lakes Parkway in Maple Grove. Open Monday through Thursday from 7am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 7am to 1am, and Sunday from 7am to 11pm. They serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, they offer desserts, beer, wine, cocktails and happy hour specials.

Happy Hour

  • Monday through Saturday from 8am to 11am and 3pm to 6 pm.
  • Sunday from 10am to 11am, 3pm to
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