Make a Statement With Your Front Door

Make a statement with a fun weekend project that will bring a great first impression to your home! By adding some color and eye-catching detail to your front stoop, you are sure to make your home stand out among the rest.

Paint is one of the easiest and cost efficient additions to your front door. Sometimes, all it takes is a pop of color! Here are some unique and fun colors that we love:

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Color is not the only option you have when thinking about dressing up your front door and surrounding area. Here are some other great ideas:

1. Hang a wreath. Change it out according to season with different flowers and leaves. Or make a DIY family letter that can stay up year round. 

2. Add a personalized door knocker. Add an engraved door knocker with your family name. See here: http://www.your-door-knocker.com/engraved-door-knocker.html

Or, consider adding detailed door knockers that make a statement.

3. Light up the area. If you don’t already have front door lights, add them! If you have them, consider adding a pop of color. Matching the color of your door to your lights can make a great statement.

4. Add planters. Colored and textured plants can add great detail and catch the eye. Add a nice ceramic pot that you can easily switch the plants out of. Consider tall grasses to add height, or twinkle lights during the holidays. Add hay and pumpkins during the Fall.

5. Add your address with vinyl stickers to your front door! Don’t waste money getting it etched into the glass. Add vinyl numbers to the glass or front portion of your door. Also add greetings such as “welcome” or your family name. You can find vinyl stickers that are cheap, modern and easily replaceable if your style changes. Here are some ideas of front door vinyl stickers: http://stores.ebay.com/TheStickerHut/Front-Door-Decals-/_i.html?_fsub=2055668014

 Remember, your front door is the first thing that people see. Make a good first impression by adding some easy, inexpensive changes. If you are listing your home for sale, these tips are especially important to consider. Make potential buyers want to step in your front door, and see the rest of your home!

For any questions about home staging or curb appeal, please contact us at: 651-269-3487 or Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Website: www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com

Sandy Erickson Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Integrity Realty

 

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Inver Grove Heights Real Estate Market

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is in Dakota County just 9 miles southeast of Saint Paul, making it a popular suburb to live in. The city is conveniently located close to major attractions, including: Downtown Saint Paul (5 minutes), The Mall of America (10 minutes), and Downtown Minneapolis (<20 minutes). It is one of 186 cities and townships in the seven-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.

As of 2010, there were around 33,880 people in the Inver Grove Heights area. The median sales price for homes this past year was right around $180,000. The median sales price of home has increased, and the number of sales have increased.

Below is a picture of homes both “for sale” and “sold” in the Roseville area. Out of 25 homes for sale, the average listing prices is around $280,000. When looking at 25 recent sold homes in the area, the average sold price was $210,000.

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Recent Listings

Inver Grove Heights neighborhoods are a safe place to live! The crime rate in the city is very low. Below is a picture of crimes that have been recorded in the area. There are no recent crimes listed (both violent & non-violent). This is extrememly important to keep in mind when purchasing a home. The city has crime rates well below county and state averages!

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Map of crime rate. Inver Grove Heights.
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Crime Rate Compared to State.

The market view for Inver Grove Heights is in good standing. Over the past week, the average listing price has dropped a bit, but it varies from week to week. On the positive side, the median sales price has gone up.

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Market View for 55076

Comparing Inver Grove Heights to other locations in Dakota county is also something important to look at. Inver Grove Heights is in the “top 5”  for popular zip codes in Dakota county.

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Home Prices for Dakota County

The area also has wonderful school ratings. Below are popular schools in the area as well as ratings.

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Schools in the area.

If you are interested in more housing-specific data, (current homes on the market, sold listings, popular listings, foreclosures and short sales, and more) please view our community page at: http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com/mimarket/zip/55076/

If you are interested in searching for homes, or comparing your home to others in the area, please try our search tool: http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com/search/

If you are interested in talking with a professional real estate team, give us a call today! 651-269-3487 or Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Click below to visit our website:

www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com

Sandy Erickson Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Integrity Realty

Market Data Info From:

http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/InverGroveHeights-Minnesota/community-info/

Roseville Spring 2014

The daylight is lasting longer, the sun is starting to peek through the clouds, and there are streams of water flowing from the melting snow. This past winter has been long, hard and cold for most people. As agents in the real estate world, we couldn’t be more excited to start the spring buying and selling season. The Spring market seems to be off to a great start!

We love the Roseville area! Here are some photos from the area surrounding our office.

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Train tracks off County Road C. & Snelling in Roseville, MN
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Sun peeking through the clouds and telephone wires- County Road C. Roseville, MN
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Water running from melting snow- Roseville, MN

If you are interested in buying or selling this spring, talk with a professional real estate team! 651-269-3487 or Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Click below to visit our website:

www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com

Sandy Erickson Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Integrity Realty

Inside Peek at Roseville Area Market

Roseville, Minnesota is a city in Ramsey County just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that is both adjacent to Saint Paul and Minneapolis making it a popular area to reside. Roseville is known for its strong and safe neighborhoods, excellent local business climate, quality schools and outstanding recreational parks.

As of 2010, there were around 33,700 people in the Roseville area, and 14,600 households in the city. Currently, Roseville’s property taxes are some of the lowest in the Twin Cities, making it a popular place to live and do business. The activities are endless, due to several major shopping centers in the area. Rosedale Mall and Har Mar Mall are two popular destinations.

Below is a picture of homes both “for sale” and “sold” in the Roseville area. Out of 25 homes for sale, the average listing price is $280,000. When looking at 25 recent sold homes in the area, the average sold price was $240,000.

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Roseville neighborhoods are a great place to live. Keeping in mind that Roseville is close to both big cities (Minneapolis & Saint Paul), the crime rate is actually very low. Below is a picture of crimes in the area. There have been 16 recent crimes (theft, accidents, etc…) and no major violent crimes. This is a very important aspect to consider when purchasing a home.

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When specifically looking at the housing market, Roseville is in great standing. The average listing price is rising, along with the median sales price of homes.

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Comparing Roseville to other locations in the Twin Cities is also something important to look at. Roseville is in one of the most popular zip codes in the Twin Ciites! Other popular areas are: Arden Hills, Maplewood, Shoreview and Saint Paul.

Image‘The Roseville area has an impressive average household income and family income. The city is well above state averages!

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If you are interested in more housing-specific data, (current homes on the market, sold listings, popular listings, foreclosures and short sales, and more) please view our community page at: http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com/community/area/Roseville/ 

If you are interested in searching for homes, or comparing your home to others in the area, please try our search tool: http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com/search/

If you are interested in talking with a professional real estate team, give us a call today! 651-269-3487 or Sandy@SandyErickson.com

Click below to visit our website:

www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com

Sandy Erickson Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Integrity Realty

Market Data Info From:

http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Roseville-Minnesota/community-info/