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Richfield House Hunt: 'Days on Market' Can Matter When Looking For a Home

Five very cute homes are ready for new owners.

When looking for homes for sale online, many prospective buyers check the "Days on Market" in the listing information.

This is a good idea.

The number of days a home has been on the market can sometimes indicate how willing a seller might be to negotiate the price or terms. However, what many buyers don’t know is that sometimes, homes are taken off the market for a short time, then re-listed. This allows the days on market to be reset as if the home was going on the market for the first time.

Information about the true days on market is out there is you know what to look for. Check for the "Combined Days on Market." If the online site you use doesn’t have this information, ask your real estate agent to research this for you. If you are a seller, ask your real estate agent whether doing this to your listing would be an option.

House No. 1: 1008 W. 66th St.

Listed by: Edina Realty

Price: $119,900 Taxes: $1,780 Association Fee: $300

Description: Side-by-side townhome; three bedrooms, two baths and 1,591 finished square feet. This is an end-unit townhome surrounded with greenery. This home includes an informal dining room, a deck, lower-level egress windows and a huge lower-level private bedroom. There is an attached garage, too. This home is steps from the and , as well as shopping, banks and restaurant. There’s easy access to highways and downtown, too.

House No. 2: 7139 Morgan Ave.

Listed by: Coldwell Banker Burnet

Price: $195,000 Taxes: $2,925

Description: One-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, two baths and 2,161 finished square feet. This rambler oozes charm. There are coved ceilings, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, two beautifully tiled baths, a bay window in the kitchen and more. The finished lower level includes an absolutely huge family room as well as an amusement room and a hobby room. There’s a great bar for fun and entertaining. The fenced backyard is large and flat, perfect for pick-up games or romping with the puppy. Or just sit on the patio and grill.

House No. 3: 7138 Knox Ave.

Listed by: Edina Realty

Price: $195,000 Taxes: $2,478

Description: One-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, two baths and 1,465 finished square feet. This tasteful home has maple hardwood floors, coved ceilings, and a beautiful galley kitchen with enameled cabinets and new stainless steel appliances. Downstairs, relax in the family room or sit on the paver stone patio in the tree-shaded backyard. The landscaping is lovely and includes no-fuss perennials including Peonies and hostas. This home is two blocks from two lovely parks.

House No. 4: 7400 Chicago Ave.

Listed by: Lakes Area Realty

Price: $214,999 Taxes: $2,838

Description: One-story, single-family home; four bedrooms, two baths and 2,512 finished square feet. Completely remodeled, this large rambler has stunning touches including re-done hardwood floors, Brazilian maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, energy efficient windows and doors, a large four-season porch/sunroom, with a vaulted ceiling and basement egress windows. There are French doors, beautiful tile in the bathrooms and a shower you have to see to believe. There are two fireplaces, on in the mail level living room and one in the lower level family room.

House No. 5: 6741 Xerxes Ave.

Listed by: Re/Max Results

Price: $229,900 Taxes: $2,795

Description: One- and one-half-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, two baths and 1,825 finished square feet. This cute not-so-little home with a main floor living and family room, also has a full basement with a play area and hobby room. A new addition means two furnaces. The kitchen opens into the family room. The large master bedroom has lots of closet space and a 3/4 bath. The fenced backyard is beautifully landscaped with concrete and stone patios. There’s also a two-car garage with a large flat driveway with room for more parking.

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