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Richfield House Hunt: Oliver Avenue

Buyers have lots of choices, but homes sell quickly

Homes are still selling well in Richfield as the real estate season moves into the fall selling market. Richfield’s location near both downtown areas, parks in nearly every neighborhood, access to shopping and restaurants and a city government that knows to plan ahead continues to attract first-time buyers.

Homes in Richfield are solidly built with cute mid-century touches, unlike many homes in other more far-flung suburbs. It’s a town with the advantages of living in the main city but with a small town feel. These homes, all located on Oliver Ave., a prime Richfield location, are waiting for new owners who appreciate the city’s appeal:

House No. 1: 6521 Oliver Ave. S.

Listed by: Coldwell Banker Burnet

Price: $149,900 Taxes: $2,715

Description: One-story, single-family home; two bedrooms, two baths and 1,720 finished square feet. This classic clean and bright Richfield rambler has had the same owners for 30-years and includes a lower level office and amusement room, and a main level den and family room. The simple mid-century lines fits any decorating style. The back yard is large. This home has a detached two-plus garage, central air conditioning and a bay window in the living room. A one-year home protection warranty is included. Shopping and restaurants are nearby.

House No. 2: 6921 Oliver Ave. S.

Listed by: Executive Associates Realty lavenda

Price: $174,900

Description: One- and one-half-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, one bath and 1,547 finished square feet. Walk-out from the newly designed kitchen (subway tile, black and stainless appliances, tile floor, granite countertops) to a large deck overlooking a well maintained yard. The second level has been redone and makes a great area for a private bedroom, an office or a playroom. The mail level windows show off the beautiful hardwood floors and there’s new carpet in the large lower level family room. This is a lovely home ready for new buyers.

House No. 3: 7321 Oliver Ave. S.

Listed by: Re/Max Results

Price: $179,500 Taxes: $2,341

Description: One- and one-half-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, one bath and 1,777 finished square feet. This beautiful home is adjacent to a large park which extends the already tree-shaded large back yard into an open area. The inside is just as beautiful: the main bathroom has beautiful original tile, the upper bedroom is spacious and cozy at the same time, there’s original pine in the lower level amusement room and office and there’s hardwood floors under the main level carpet. This lovely home is in a lovely area, quiet but with easy access to highways and shopping.

House No. 4: 7316 Oliver Ave. S.

Listed by: Edina Realty

Price: $197,500 Taxes: $2,980

Description: One-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, two baths and 1,862finished square feet. This solidly built home has lots of wonderful extras including coved ceilings and a ceiling fan in the living room, a large open kitchen/dining room, a lower level family room with high ceilings, recessed lighting and lots and lots of storage space. The backyard has a patio and is surrounded by a privacy fence.

House No. 5: 6701 Oliver Ave. S.

Listed by: Coldwell Banker Burnet

Price: $235,900 Taxes: $3,104

Description: One- and one-half-story, single-family home; three bedrooms, two baths and 1,820 finished square feet. There really is the perfect cottage with the white picket fence and it’s here in Richfield. This home includes hardwood floors, natural woodwork, a beautiful updated kitchen, a beautiful brick fireplace in the family room, hardwood floors, coved ceilings, archways, plaster walls and other elegant touches. The three-season porch is inviting and the private patio is overlooks a beautiful yard with grass and flowers. The mechanicals, roof and gutters are new as well. This home is two blocks from and .

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