Why Sell Now? Here’s Why.

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Ready to buy or sell a home?
Call the sister team. We’d love to help you move forward.

Ellen and Kate Walsh
Coldwell Banker Burnet
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

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Stunning Aqualens at Galleria

The other day I was at The Galleria shopping mall in Edina. As I strolled down the hallway, my attention was caught by a large, spherical fountain. I immediately went to see it up close. It was beautiful. It was located within/outside Lili Salon – Spa.

I asked Andrea, a massage therapist at the salon, about the fountain. She told me it was created by Allison Armour. I had suspected as much since I had written about her fountains and garden art some time ago. That post is titled Art in the Garden. It was such a pleasure to see her work in person.

If you’re equally enchanted by this sculpture and fountain (known as an Aqualens), make a point of stopping by to see it. Clever Lili Salon – Spa placed their doors so that the fountain remains outside the salon, allowing visitors to get an up close view any time. I didn’t have my camera to take a photo so here’s one from the original post I wrote about Allison’s work.

Allison Armour Aqualens

A lot of people find the holidays stressful. If you find yourself in need of pampering, perhaps an appointment for services at Lili Salon – Spa will bring needed relief.

Lili Salon – Spa
3464 Galleria
Edina MN 55436
952-935-5000
salonlili.com

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

I love this week’s theme from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. There are so many opportunities to capture people in the midst of their everyday lives. What do you see in your life? Here are things I saw on a recent trip to San Francisco and back here at home.

Mobile phones are a big part of everyday life

Another phone user, this time at the airport

A window cleaner

Cleaning at the airport

And back home again, at the Centennial Lakes Art Fair

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Real Estate Update

Weekly Real Estate Update
August 6, 2012


For decades now, the real estate industry has been both humbled and invigorated by the strong and direct relationship between the labor and housing markets. As goes the economy, seemingly so goes housing. That relationship was especially clear after the 2007 recession. The economy added 163,000 jobs in July, the highest figure since February. Our economy is growing, but not as quickly as many would like. Meanwhile, inventory drops and surging buyer demand from renters and first-timers are anchoring home prices and giving sellers more power than they’ve had in years, in many cases.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending July 28:
• New Listings increased 8.3% to 1,430
• Pending Sales increased 20.9% to 1,149
• Inventory decreased 30.5% to 17,103

For the month of June:
• Median Sales Price increased 10.2% to $178,600
• Days on Market decreased 22.0% to 113
• Percent of Original List Price Received increased 4.1% to 95.1%
• Months Supply of Inventory decreased 42.6% to 4.6

Click on any graph below to enlarge it.

As reported by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

For additional information on the market
or buying and selling a home, contact us.
We’re friendly, fun and professional real estate agents!

Ellen Walsh
emwalsh@cbburnet.com
612.220.3304

Kate Walsh
info@designhouse9.com
612.220.3309

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Furnace Filters Become Art

Relief Circles by Louise Harris

I came across this art and met the artist, Louise Harris, at the “Fall into the Arts Festival” in Edina. I was first struck by the three-dimensional aspect of the artwork. I then learned they were made from recycled furnace filters. Talk about creativity and vision!

Can you see the undulating waves of the smaller circles over the larger circles in this piece? I loved both of these pieces when I saw them.

Here’s a sampling of her smaller works. Ms. Harris is producing unique, beautiful and green art; she‘s also donating profits to non-profit organizations around the world. For more information, visit her website:

lhoriginals.com – The artwork of Louise Harris

Edina Fall Into the Arts Festival – Sept 8-9, 2012

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Adding Artistic Color to a Room

Pillows That Double as Art

The other day I wrote a post about getting inspired and adding color to your home. One way to do this is to add colorful pillows. Here are some that are not only colorful, but artistic.

Some of these pillows can be found at Three Rooms at the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota. Here’s information on the shop Three Rooms:

“A gallery devoted to the ingenuity of American artists and craftsmen, Three Rooms, with its 38-year history, is an art institution in the Twin Cities where you’ll find fine art, unique lighting, furniture, decorative accessories and hand-crafted jewelry.”

Three Rooms is one of my favorite shops in the Twin Cities. It appeals to the artist in me. Here is a link to the hours and directions to Galleria.

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Photo of the Day: Snowboarding Sculpture

First Snowfall of the Season

November 13, 2010

Today we are getting our first snowfall here in the Twin Cities. Our total snow accumulation is expected to be between 6″ and 12″. There are tree limbs down and power outages. Numerous cars have wheels just spinning rather than gripping. I saw a Facebook posting about someone’s son going out to snowboard and that made me think of this photo.

It was a beautiful fall with warm and sunny days. I am so ready for spring.  🙂

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2010 Parade of Homes Dream Home

4602 Bruce Avenue
Edina MN

It’s the last two days of the Parade of Homes.
See this Parade Dream Home Oct 2-3.

This new home was built by Refined. What is particularly nice about this home is the well-designed floor plan, the spacious but not over-sized rooms, and the highly attractive detailing and finishes. It’s a very inviting and comfortable home.

Interior window wall adds a distinctive touch.

Refined builds new homes in established neighborhoods and seamlessly blends the new home with the existing surrounding architecture. The partners in the company  have worked in the luxury custom home industry. The exquisite quality of design and materials shows throughout this home. Click on the photos below to see them larger.

Formal Dining Room

Fireplace in Living Room

Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Lower Level Entertaining Areas
Bar in Lower Level

Classic Design that Fits into Neighborhood

Refined LLC’s website

Parade of Homes Website

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Condo Listing in Edina: 6415 York Ave S #204

This property has been rented and is no longer for sale.

6415 York Avenue South #204 (Additional photos below)
Edina MN 55435
MLS #3943981

Brochure for 6415 York Ave S, #204

Incredibly affordable!

  • One bedroom, one bath.
  • Spacious living room can easily accommodate two seating areas.
  • Wood flooring in entry, kitchen, dining room, and hallway.
  • Updated kitchen and bath.
  • Separate dining area off kitchen.
  • Home office alcove.
  • Large balcony with privacy walls.
  • Attached, underground garage.
  • Secured entry building.
  • Air conditioning.
  • 760 square feet.
  • Second/top floor unit.
  • Walk Score = 75 (Very Walkable).
  • Convenient to Southdale Mall, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Centennial Lakes Park, 50th and France, Lake Harriet, Galleria, AMC movie theaters, restaurants, shops and more.
  • Near buslines.

List Price: $69,000

Quiet setting with green spaces and landscaping.

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West-facing balcony with sunset views.

For more information, contact:

Kate Walsh
Lakes Area Realty
612-208-2894
info@designhouse9.com
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Things to see and do near this condo, including visiting Edinborough Park and Centennial Lakes Park in Edina.

Centennial Lakes Park - Photo © City of Edina / Used with permission.
Centennial Lakes Park - Photo © City of Edina / Used with permission

Centennial Lakes Park - Photo © City of Edina / Used with permission

Centennial Lakes Park - Photo © City of Edina / Used with permission

Map courtesy of City of Edina
Edinborough Park Track and Pool
Edinborough Park

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Bridge Photo for May 19, 2010

Bridges at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina MN

A picture perfect day at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Minnesota.

Hump Day Now Seen in a Whole New Way

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Capturing the Fading Light at Winter’s End

The Joy of a Camera

Winter is waning. I went out with my camera late this afternoon and found myself surprised by the abundance of color already on display as the snow and ice melts. These were taken at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I was in the area to check on a lockbox at my condo listing. An agent had told me it was jammed. Sure enough, it was.

Thumbs down about the lockbox. Two thumbs up for the pictures. I’ll post more later. (March 23, 2010 — Visit my flickr account by clicking on the photo in the sidebar to see more photos from this day.)

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A stone path at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina Minnesota

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A park light gave the appearance of fire on the lake.

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Path and lookout point overlooking Centennial Lake.

Upcoming Listing

A Gem of a Condo by Southdale!

I’ll be bringing a new condo on the market next week. Here are some details in case you know of anyone who might have an interest:

6415 York Avenue South
Edina MN 55435

  • One bedroom, one bath.
  • Spacious living room can easily accommodate two seating areas.
  • Updated kitchen and bath.
  • Separate dining area off kitchen.
  • Home office alcove.
  • Large balcony with privacy walls.
  • Attached, underground garage.
  • Secured entry building.
  • Air conditioning.
  • 760 square feet.
  • Second/top floor unit.
  • Walk Score = 75 (Very Walkable).
  • Convenient to Southdale Mall, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Centennial Lakes, 50th and France, Lake Harriet, Galleria, AMC movie theaters, restaurants, shops and more.
  • Near buslines.

List Price: $69,000