Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The purchase is part of the revamp of Richfield Parkway and a bike trail near Cedar Point Commons.
After years of waiting, owners of 10 homes on 17th Avenue will soon be receiving checks from the City of Richfield. The Richfield City Council approved the purchase of the homes Tuesday night. The homes are adjacent to the Cedar Point Commons shopping center between 63rd and 65th streets. Purchase prices ranged from $145,000 to $180,000. McKenzie Novak, who lives with her fiancé Adam Gaertner at 6438 17th Ave. S., said the process was frustrating, but they were excited to move on. "It's official," Novak said excitedly in a message to Patch. "We are moving!" The couple is getting married later this year and with the purchase approved by the council, they can start moving ahead with their lives together. "[We're] excited and glad we got …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Several residents have contacted Richfield's water department regarding bottles being left on their doorsteps asking for water samples.
Editor's note: The following is a Richfield Public Safety crime alert. Several residents have contacted the Richfield Water Department regarding green bottles left on their doorstep with a request for a water sample. The City performs weekly tests at predetermined commercial sites. They do NOT request water samples from residents. In one incident after the homeowner provided a water sample, a man returned with a “water report” and a high pressure sales pitch for a $6,000 filtration system. The man worked his way into the home and requested to use the bathroom. No items were taken. However, it was very difficult for the homeowner to get rid of the individual. He would not provide a business card or a company name. The man was driving a grey…
Friday, May 27, 2011
After last week's storms and tornado, Richfield Patch's real estate contributor talks about what happens to homes on the market if they're hit by a tornado.
What happens when the house you are selling or buying gets hit by a tornado? The answer is—it depends. Claims adjusters are good an handling claims on a case by case basis, so if the home is totally destroyed and it’s a short sale or otherwise literally or figuratively underwater, the insurance money can be used only to rebuild, not to pay off a mortgage. The only exceptions are when a local government won’t allow construction. Sellers still own and are responsible for the home until the moment of closing. If the home is damaged or destroyed the night before all the papers are signed, the sellers and their insurance company must cover the costs. Standard purchase agreements contain a provision that allows the buyer to back out without …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Richfield Patch's SOLD! is back with details on the properties that closed the last day of February and first few days March 2011.
Richfield saw three closings for the first week in March: A senior condo, a hip high-rise condo and a single family home. Only the senior condo was a traditional sale while the two others required the seller’s lender to approve the sale. 1) 6615 Lake Shore Dr. S. Listed by ReMax Action West Type of Home: Senior condo; one bedroom and one bath. Combined Days on Market: 468 Closed: Feb. 28, 2011 List Price: $42,900 Sold Price: $38,000 Other: Sold in 2004 for $94,000. 2) 7614 3rd Ave. S. Listed by Century 21 Pastrana Short Sale Type of Home: Single family; two bedrooms and one bath. Combined Days on Market: 78 Closed: Feb. 28, 2011 Original List Price: $160,000 Sold Price: $98,610 Other: sold in 2004 for $203,599. 3) 7600 Lyndale Ave. S. #…
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Five little Richfield homes for sale.
This week's House Hunt features some of Richfield's more modestly sized homes; all under 1,000 finished square feet.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Six more Richfield homes officially change hands during the second full week of February 2011.
Buyers of bank-owned properties walked off with bargains last week, some paying more than $30,000 under the original list price. But both bank owned and short sale properties are sold as is and are often in need of considerable investment to make them move-in ready. With exception to the 5 bargains, one buyer scooped up a newly renovated home in the west side of Richfield at close for a little over $190, 000. 1) 7110 17th Ave. S. Listed by Minnesota REO Properties, Inc. 3-bedrooms, 2-baths Days on Market: 70 Lender owned List Price: $94,900 Sold Price: $88,000 2) 6636 4th Ave. S. Listed by Brokers Clearing House Realty 3-bedroom, 2-bath Days on Market: 33 Lender owned List Price: $102,000 Sold Price: $100,000 3) 7527 16th Ave. S. Listed by…
Friday, February 18, 2011
Five more homes in Richfield are SOLD!
The beginning of February 2011 was a little slow in the Richfield housing market, but five homes changed hands. Of the five, all but one were bank owned. Prices were mostly on the lower end and were at or below list price, reflecting the bargain hunting on the part of late-winter buyers, but one sold for considerably more than list. 1) 6908 Morgan Ave. S. Listed by Edina Realty 1-story, 2-bedrooms, 1-bath Days on Market: 52 Lender owned List Price: $109,000 Sold Price: $92,000 2) 7509 11th Ave. S. Listed by Century 21 Pastrana 1-story, 4-bedrooms, 2-bath Days on Market: 94 Lender owned List Price: $109,000 Sold Price: $92,900 3) 7438 13th Ave. S. Listed by Edina Realty 1-story, 5-bedrooms, 2-bath Days on Market: 18 List Price: $214,900 …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Five more homes have changed hands the last week of January.
SOLD! on Richfield Patch is back for another week. Five more homes are now officially of the market: 1) 7527 Elliot Ave. S. Listed by Re/Max Advantage Plus 3-bedrooms, 2-baths Days on Market: 136 Lender owned Original List Price: $154,900 Sold Price: $108,000 2) 7615 Portland Ave. S. Listed by Re/Max Results 3-bedrooms, 2-baths Days on Market: 47 Original List Price: $149,900 Sold Price: $147,000 Seller Contribution: $5,000 3) 7414 17th Ave. S. Listed by Keller Williams Integrity 3-bedrooms, 2-baths Days on Market: 21 List Price: $157,500 Sold Price: $157,500 Seller Contribution: $6,700 4) 7216 3rd Ave. S. Listed by Lakes Area Realty 3-bedrooms, 2-baths Days on Market: 98 Original list Price: $183,900 List Price: $171,500 Sold Price: $168,…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Everything from fixer-uppers and short sales to new remodels are on the market and looking for new owners.
Want a house with a pool? Five bedrooms? Maybe something that needs a little TLC? Richfield Patch picked five homes for house hunters of all needs and wants to consider. Didn't see anything you liked? No worries. Richfield Patch features House Hunt every Thursday. If there is something specific you are looking for let us do the looking: Post your needs in the comments section below.