Curb Appeal Enthusiasm: First Time Buyer Edition

by Alex Stenback on August 26, 2005

This week, all of the picks are under $275,000, which by most measures is considered first time buyer/starter home territory.  We were pleasantly surprised by the selection – $275K still gets plenty of home for first time buyers in a lot of areas.  With all the frog-strangling rain today, wet basements will be easy to spot.

705_smith_avenue705 Smith Avenue, St. Paul|GMAP
$274,900 | Sun 12:30-2 | Edina
This one has a circa 1906 2-story stable that’s been coverted to a six car heated garage – also would make great studio or office space.  Maybe even a rental unit?
1919_w_oak_street1919 West Oak Street, Stillwater|GMAP
$259,500 | Sun 12-2 | Burnet
Very clean looking brick rambler with all kinds of yard.  Nice number for Stillwater. Only gripe is the oak woodwork, but whatever.
4548_park4548 Park Avenue S., Minneapolis|GMAP
$244,900 | Sat/Sun 12-2 | Burnet
Fans of the blog know that one of these classic stucco Tudor’s almost always make the list. We dig the fireplace in this one.
205_sheridan205 Sheridan Avenue South, Minneapolis|GMAP
$249,900 | Sat 12-4 | Edina
Nicely re-done Bryn-Mawr bungalow.  Color palette inside is just a little too clever, but nice woods and other details.
Minnehaha4637 Minnehaha Avenue S., Minneapolis|GMAP
$214,900 | Sun 1-3 | Edina
Nice interior details on this one – Kitchen and cabinetry looks mostly original, right down to the breakfast nook.
2218_madison_street2218 Madison Street NE, Minneapolis|GMAP
$219,900 | Sun 1-3 | Burnet
Looks to be a quality renovation in Northeast – clean all around.  Listing says 1,000 sq ft, but it looks bigger.
1675_stillwater 1675 Stillwater Avenue, St. Paul|GMAP
$185,000 | Sun 1-3 | Burnet
Peaks and dormers look good on this one, and the yellow works.  No interior or yard shots, but the listing claims hardwoods and a large deck.

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