June 2015

Found 9 blog entries for June 2015.

Real Estate Listing

Putting an offer on a home is a big deal. First, you'll need to decide on the right price to offer; one that will not only satisfy the seller but is also reasonable for your family. This becomes even more challenging when you want to purchase a home that is not yet on the market -- a so-called "Coming Soon" pre-listing, also known as a "pocket listing."

What does “Pocket Listing” mean?

The homes shown in our "Coming Soon" section here on Bloomingtonhomesforsale.com are not yet available on the MLS. There are any number of reasons that a home may be available to purchase but is not yet being actively marketed, such as needed repairs being underway, the owner is out of town, etc. 

While we actively show these homes to interested buyers, we

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I think it’s safe to say that while all of our Twin Cities real estate markets are booming right now, Bloomington’s is especially heated. The latest MLS statistics only prove that point.

Although new listings have increased 3.2 percent over this time last year, they were up 17 percent last month. Are homeowners still reluctant to put their homes on the market or just too busy with summer vacation planning? That remains to be seen as we get deeper into summer.

The best news in the statistics goes to Bloomington homeowners ― the area’s median sales price has increased 11 percent over this time last year. It's up over last month's as well. The median price in Bloomington last month was $211,750 and this month it’s $229,000.

The statistics for

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Dining

Wally’s Roast Beef has been the go-to stop for roast beef sandwiches since 1969. They’ve been in the Bloomington area for years serving delicious roast beef sandwiches on the best USDA choice beef. You can find them at 8120 Penn Avenue South in the Southtown Office Park. Grab a seat in the lobby on a leather chair or head right to the counter to order the famous sandwich.

You’ll love the secret blend of seasonings, the slow roasted beef that is tender and juicy and the lightly toasted Kaiser bun used since they opened in 1969. If you want to experience the tradition of Wally’s Roast Beef, here is a look at when to check them out.

About Wally’s

Wally’s is open for lunch only on Monday through Saturday from 11am-3pm with no hours on Sunday.

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Here’s a quick look at just a few upcoming events you may be interested in attending right here in Bloomington.

Take the Kids Fishing

The yearly Bloomington Kids Fishing Fair is set to take place tomorrow at West Bush Lake Park. Get there by 8:30 to register and the fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 11:30 a.m.

The little anglers have a chance to win prizes and trophies for the biggest crappie, northern pike, sunfish and bass. Wouldn’t a trophy look cool on the mantel at home?

Moms and Dads might want to check out the presentations on lures, boat safety, knot tying, casting and more.

Bring a rod and reel for your child but tackle and live bait will be provided. For more on this, call 612-251-6115.

Become a TV Star!

TV’s “The

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Event

SommerFest is coming to town this summer and it’s going to be an awesome celebration. It’s an annual event that celebrates Cuba through intimate chamber music experiences, Viennese favorites, dancing, drinks and music events. The event starts on July 5th and runs until August 1st with the kickoff celebration “Celebrate Cuba!” and ending with the Opera Finale: Madame Butterfly.

For a month long, you can experience SommerFest’s various celebratory performances and entertainment including orchestra performances, pianists and more. Here is a look at this exciting event and what some of the highlights will be.

Celebrate Cuba! – 1111 Nicollet Mall

The event will start off with Celebrate Cuba! with the Minnesota Orchestra. The musical exchange with

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Dining

Cadillac Ranch is favorite restaurant in the Mall of America featuring a great all-American bar & grill experience. They feature weekday happy hour specials, lunch and dinner all week and live music on Fridays. On Tuesdays, kids can eat for free with an adult eating an entrée and they offer game day appetizer specials.

The best part about Cadillac Ranch is that they have a magician stop in on Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from noon until 2pm. It’s really a restaurant that all ages can appreciate from the special weekly events to the great food and atmosphere. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at Cadillac Ranch. 

What to Expect

The restaurant is located inside of the Mall of America at 352 South Avenue in

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Pizza - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcfairch/4452236187/

Pizza Studio is the place to go for those that love to create their own pizza. It’s located right inside the excellent Mall of America in Bloomington, MN where you can get pizza seven days a week for lunch or dinner. The genius concept behind Pizza Studio is that you get to create your own delicious pie and it’s ready in about 6 minutes.

Stop in to Pizza Studio at the mall where every guest is treated liked a VIP and the hospitality is a priority. Pizza Studio values the community and has been putting a smile on faces since opening originally in 2012. Come check out how to create your own pizza while the staff behind Pizza Studio makes it for you.

What to Expect

You get to create your own pizzas at the Pizza Studio. Let your imagination take

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The Bloomington housing market is on fire, with homes in good condition, located in decent areas, bringing multiple offers. Now, if you’re a Bloomington homeowner who is considering selling, what are you waiting for???

If you need more convincing, consider that Bloomington’s median sales price increased almost 6 percent over this time last year and now sits at $211,750. Now, as a reminder, the median price represents the middle of the market, meaning half of the homes sold for less than the median and half sold for more.

What’s Going On?

A number of conditions have converged to create the super-heated current real estate market. First, interest rates are still at all-time lows, so homebuyers are encouraged to get into the market now.

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Event

It’s that time of year when the weather heats up, you want to be outdoors and more events are going on in the community. Summer events are the best because they are the easiest to enjoy outside, you get to rock that perfect summer dress or shorts with sandals and all ages can enjoy them.

This summer is the highly anticipated Bloomington Summer Fete, a family-fun festival that takes place over the 4th of July holiday on July 3rd. There is live music, food, fireworks and fun to be had by your whole group. It takes place at Normandale Lake Park and it’s the perfect place to catch the fireworks early. Here is a look at this year’s schedule and what to expect for the Bloomington Summer Fete this summer.

About the Festival

The Bloomington Summer

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