It’s that time of year. Spring has not quite sprung and yet there is something undeniably exciting about getting to February in Minnesota. A light finally permeates at the end of a very long and bitterly cold tunnel, stirring people from their seemingly endless state of hibernation. As the light gets brighter and brighter, so does the desire and readiness to ignite change. For many Minnesotans, changes in surroundings are especially significant. Have you been looking to make a move for a long time but haven’t been able to? You are not alone.
Best time in years to Sell, Buy or Build a Home
In fact, according to a recent article by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), a large number of homeowners have been staying put as a result of post-housing crisis effects. Many homeowners have spent the last few years “underwater,” in that they owe more on their mortgage than their home is actually worth. However, according to the NAR, the value of homes has risen 25% in the last three years, lifting many homes out of underwater status. Combine that with continued low mortgage rates, (below 4% on 30-year fixed- rate mortgages and below 3% on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages) and 2015 is shaping up to be the best year to sell, buy or build a home in almost a decade!Moreover, right now is the perfect time to begin the process.
The Parade of Homes Spring Preview tour starts February 28th and runs through March 29th.
During this time the Builders Association of the Twin Cities will open over 400 new homes for families in the area to tour, showcasing the latest advancements in home design, architecture and housing trends. Then for 3 weekends in June, (5th-7th, 12th-14th, and 19th-21st) Parade of Homes will debut the highly anticipated Artisan Home Tour, a unique look at high-end homes designed and constructed by some of the most innovative and respected builders in the state.
One of the most exciting developing areas within the Artisan Home Tour is the Rapp Farm neighborhood in the community of North Oaks. Here you will find a wide range of gorgeous, exceptional houses, each and every one unique from the other. The Rapp Farm custom model home will make its debut at the Artisan Home Tour on June 5th. Custom built by Kootenia Luxury Homes, Rapp Farm is in the heart of one of the most coveted places to live in the entire country – North Oaks, Minnesota. Offering a multitude of amenities that range from walking and hiking trails surrounded by lakes, to the highly regarded Moundsview School District, Rapp Farm is a wonderful and family friendly neighborhood that is part of a distinguished community. Experience the championship golf course, community pool, tennis courts, soccer fields, beach, baseball diamonds, recreational facilities and so much more.
Homes Located in North Oaks MN
Abundant in wildlife, North Oaks proudly conserves hundreds of acres of wetlands and wooded areas. In fact, conservation areas surround the developing Rapp Farm neighborhood, creating a peaceful and tranquil environment to raise a family. Are you ready for a change? Consider making your dream home a reality. When you live in North Oaks everything you need to experience the very best of what life (and Minnesota) has to offer is right at your fingertips.
Call Kootenia at 651.731.2345