Duluth Real Estate News

Duluth Homes For Sale With Over 5,000 Square FeetDespite Duluth being a relatively small market with under 100,000 people, there’s usually still plenty of opportunities for home buyers looking for lots and lots of living space. Not far from downtown Duluth is where you might find a small collection of historic homes with incredible charm and character, while further outside of the city presents other desirable options that range from newer construction homes to older farm houses that not only offer lots of interior space but plenty of surrounding land as well. 

If you’re someone who happens to be in the market for a home with ‘lots of living space’ however, the first order of business prior to even beginning a home search is defining what that means. For some buyers, it’s all about the number of

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Happening this week for just the second year is Duluth’s new “Get Downtown Week” initiative, which is designed to promote small downtown businesses and the services and products they offer. This year, more than 30 downtown Duluth businesses are participating in the “buy one, get one free” promo that helps make “Get Downtown Week” such an awesome event, providing customers with great deals on food, drinks, shopping, and even entertainment as well. 

Duluth’s “Get Downtown Week” started this past Sunday and will run through Saturday May 20th, so there’s plenty of time for local Duluth residents to get out and help support many of Duluth’s small businesses around the downtown area. 

Just like last year, the Greater Downtown Council is hosting this

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Kenwood Village Duluth One of Duluth’s highest profile new developments has officially made its debut, adding to the already vibrant and desirable atmosphere that surrounds the city’s rapidly evolving Kenwood neighborhood. 

Dubbed Kenwood Village, the new project is a stunning mixed-use development that features 83 upscale apartment residences and 14,500 square feet of commercial space that will no doubt add to the growing list of community amenities for local residents and home owners to enjoy and take advantage of when calling this highly attractive location in Duluth home. 

As noted in a recent update in the Duluth News Tribune, around 28 apartments have already been rented inside Kenwood Village and only one commercial space remains available as of the end of this

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It seems that for over the past couple years, or perhaps even a bit longer, there’s been a lot of chatter about how millennials are specifically seeking out an urban lifestyle that’s easy, efficient, and provides plenty of things to do within a close proximity to where they live. But while the broad assumption is that city life tends to be the direction most millennials are taking when buying or renting a home, condo, or apartment, a pair of recently released studies actually tells a different story. 

Contrary to popular belief, each of the reports, which were separately released by Zillow and Harvard University, actually suggests the bulk of millennial home buyers not only prefer the suburbs to the city but have already started buying homes and condos

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Ride Sharing in Duluth MNChatter about ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft finally making their way to the Duluth area has been on-going for what seems like forever. But according to a report from the Duluth New Tribune earlier this month, there seems to be some movement in the process, albeit slow movement, at best. 

Before either company can finally have a presence in the Duluth community, the city must first get various ride sharing regulations in place, which is apparently something that won’t happen until the end of April at the very earliest. 

As noted by the News Tribune, the Duluth City Councilor has been working closely with both Lyft and Uber regarding a ride sharing ordinance, which should be ready to be presented at the council’s next meeting on March 13th.

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Vacant Lots For Sale in Hawk RidgeNew construction inventory has been one of the few challenges facing many larger markets across the country in recent months, and even here in the Duluth area to some extent. With mortgage rates still low and job growth all over on the rise, both home sales and home prices continue to rise in the early beginning of 2017, making it harder for some buyers to find and secure a new place to live. 

If you’re specifically looking for a new construction home and aren’t finding something that fits your needs and wants that is already built, one alternative is purchasing a vacant lot and building your dream home from the ground up. 

Like existing new construction homes themselves, finding a vacant home site in a location you want can also be a somewhat

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Plans for a new $10 million housing development in Duluth’s Smithville neighborhood were released this week, which according to repots will include both apartment and a number of affordable townhouse residences as well. 

Being called Grand Avenue Estates, the project features two individual apartment buildings, as well as 9 detached townhouse-style residences that should live more like a single-family home than anything.

Each of the new 67 apartments will be market-rate rental units, which is significant given how active development has been around this part of Duluth. Also noted by the Duluth News Tribune was that the The Department of Employment and Economic Development dished out $654,000 for an unexpected contamination clean-up effort in order

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Duluth 5 Bedroom Homes For SaleIt takes a special kind of home buyer who wants or needs a five-bedroom home. First of all, most houses with five or more bedrooms often come at a premium, either because there aren’t that many available on the Duluth real estate market or because most fall into the luxury category, which means the home is not only equipped with a ton of extra living space but also plenty of other upscale finishes and features as well. 

While five-bedroom homes are sometimes essential for large families, all that extra space also provides flexibility in a home and can be used for a variety of different purposes. If you work from home, setting up a functional home office or work space might be one direction to take; or if you’re someone who frequently hosts friends and

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Free Bus Rides in Duluth on New Year's EveIt almost seems hard to believe but the end of 2016 has arrived and all the fun-filled festivities that take place every single New Year’s Eve in Duluth are finally upon us. Looking back at the year that was, 2016 was a very healthy year for the Duluth real estate market, as recent housing statistics show the median sales price around the Duluth area kicked up to $161,000, and the median rent price inched its way up to $1,365. 

In terms of what to expect from the housing market next year, most industry experts are projecting continued growth in terms of sales and home prices, although at somewhat of a slower pace than what we saw in 2016. But before we look too far ahead into 2017, we still have a festive weekend ahead of us, which is why The Duluth

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Sell Your Duluth House in the WinterAlthough you frequently hear chatter about how slow the Duluth real estate market becomes during the height of winter, savvy home buyers are often out in full force looking for a great deal on a new home or condo in hopes of finding a more motivated home seller. 

But just because the temperature drops and there happens to be snow on the ground, it’s still possible to get top dollar for your Duluth home, regardless of how much the market has calmed down. So while it’s true there may be fewer buyers out shopping for a new home during the winter months, following these simple steps will go a long way in making sure you ultimately get the price you want when it comes time to sell. 

Add extra lighting on the inside 

Just because it’s dark and dreary

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