Curb Appeal Enthusiasm™: Weekend Open House Picks

by Alex Stenback on September 26, 2008

Sure, the financial system teeters, Congress needs to bring in Howie Mandel, and the biggest bank collapse in US History just went down, but it is still relatively easy to get a home loan, and there are open houses to see.

3535_cedar_lake_road3535 Cedar Lake Ave. | Mpls
$649.9k | Sun 12-4 | Burnet/Kim Pease
Very nice Arts & Crafts classic off Cedar Lake. Beamed ceilings, great woods.
Basset_creek_rambler4625 Basset Creek Lane | Golden Valley
$578K | Sun 1-4 | Century 21 Luger
Rambler, fronting stone, on Basset Creek.
3037_irving3037 Irving Avenue S. | Mpls
$509.9K | Sun 1-3 | Burnet/Michael Wille
Dynamite look from the curb – this week’s favorite by far.
5328_xerxes5328 Xerxes Avenue S. | Mpls
$419.9K | Sat/Sun 1-3 | Burnet/David Wells
The front porch on this one kills.
Healy_victorian3136 3rd Avenue S. | Mpls
$255K | Sun 3-5 | Edina/Dave Johnson
Victorian on the national historic register, Healy district.
4312_14th4312 14th Avenue S. | Mpls
$199k | Sun 1-3 | Burnet/Laurie Allen
Great vintage details inside this craftsman.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chuck September 27, 2008 at 10:00 am

How do these asking prices compare with asking prices in, say, 2001? That is, before the false price run-up of 2002-2007 due to Interest-Only and Pay Option ARM loans?

Alex Stenback September 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

Hard to say – I think most of the boader metrics show that we are back to 2003ish prices. This, of course, varies a great deal once you get down to the neighborhood level.

As for the properties above, I haven’t done ANY research as to how they are priced.

Curb Appeal is merely an aesthetic judgment on my part, based solely on the online listing photos.

I leave the specific price judgements to the real estate agents – I am, after all, the loan officer, not the realtor.

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