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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 1:19pm. 1947 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but the spring Parade of Homes is in full swing right now! This annual event, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), opened on March 2 for its three-week run. It doesn’t end until March 24, so you still have two weekends left to check it out!
This year, there are 374 new Twin Cities homes on the Parade of Homes tour. That’s a 22 percent increase from last year. Homes on the tour range in price from $139,999 for a two-bedroom condo in New Brighton to just under $3 million for a luxurious home on a lake in Maple Grove.
Like to homegaze? Though there are plenty of reasonably priced Twin Cities homes for average home buyers on the Parade of Homes, the tour includes more than a two dozen houses priced at…
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 12:12am. 1213 Views, 0 Comments.
A little over 25 years ago, some Minneapolis real estate agents and city officials concerned about suburban migration invited the public into 40 homes to promote urban living. Today, that event is held annually and is known as the Minneapolis Saint Paul Home Tour.
This year's Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour features 60 Twin Cities homes and occurs this weekend on April 28 and April 29. The unique, self-guided tour is an opportunity for people to see how homeowners have reinvented or rejuvenated older housing stock. Visitors can speak directly with homeowners about remodeling or expanding a home. Many contractors and architects will also be available to answer questions. Whether its remodeling a kitchen, gutting a bathroom or constructing an addition, this…
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 7:43am. 755 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for some creative solutions for home projects? More than 400 local and national manufacturers and retailers will be at the Minnesota Home & Patio Show. Now in its 33rd year, the event returns to the Saint Paul RiverCentre on February 16-19, 2012.
Time to replace the windows? Garden need sprucing? Want to learn about the latest landscaping trends? Find the right resources at the Home & Patio Show. This event is a great place to collect information, get ideas and be inspired for the upcoming home improvement and gardening season.
The Home and Patio Show in Saint Paul has hundreds of exhibits, featured displays, workshops and seminars covering 3 floors of the River Centre complex. Contractors, building suppliers, architects, landscaping firms and…
Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:50pm. 653 Views, 0 Comments.
It is that time of year. Once again, the Midwest Home Show has made its appearance in the Twin Cities area.
The Midwest Home Show is at the Minneapolis Convention Center from November 18 through th 20. At the event, more than 200 of the Twin Cities’ best remodelers, landscapers, designers, retailers and home improvement specialists will display latest home and garden trends and products throughout its halls. Experts in each aspect home ownership, improvement, remodeling and repair will be available to answer questions.
Check out the Midwest Home Magazine website to learn more about the 2011 Midwest Home Show.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 6:15pm. 714 Views, 2 Comments.
Though summer is still a ways off, people who are yearning for a weekend on a (thawed) lake can get a taste of the sunny season at the Lake Home & Cabin Show in Minneapolis, February 11 through 13.
At the secenth annual event, more than 250 exhibitors from across the country will be showcasing everything related to the lake home and cabin lifestyle, including the latest trends in decor, design, remodeling and landscaping. This year's special events include a live bat display by bat expert Rob Mies, an exhibit on loons, an exhibit on loons, and a Saturday appearance by actor/environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. Of course, there will also be the latest and greatest lake toys and recreational products.
The Lake Home & Cabin show will be held at the Minneapolis…
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 9:48pm. 730 Views, 0 Comments.
The Midwest Home Show is this weekend, November 19-21, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The 20th annual event is presented by Midwest Home magazine. Find more than 200 of the Twin Cities' best remodelers, landscapers, designers and home improvement specialists at this Minneapolis event!
A few hightlights of the show:
- The Lake Home - Walk through this real French-inspired cabin for ideas to make your cabin "Up North" cozy all season long!
- High/Low Kitchens - This display showcases an expensive kitchen and a kitchen for a fraction of the price. Get tips on where to spend your money in your kitchen and what areas to save.
- Winter Wonderland - Featuring an outdoor brick pizza oven and a real ice-skating rink that is the new must-have for hockey and figure…
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 7:39pm. 592 Views, 0 Comments.
The Twin Cities branch of Habitat for Humanity and 2,000 volunteers have begun a weeklong campaign to build 26 new homes and spruce up about a dozen others in neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul hit by mortgage foreclosures.
As part of the the 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project 2010, 14 new homes will be built in the East Side Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul and 12 new houses will be constructed in Minneapolis’s Hawthorne EcoVillage neighborhood in the north. The local initiative is being held in conjunction with similar efforts being held this week in Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., and Birmingham, Ala. In the end, about 86 homes will be built or rehabbed across the six cities.
The Carters visited the Twin Cities…
Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 4:32pm. 1169 Views, 0 Comments.
The Parade of Homes will mark its 62nd fall event during its run from September 11 through October 3. The Parade this year will feature about 330 Twin Cities homes in 80 metro region communities that range in price from $144,900 to $3,485,000.
The Parade of Homes is a resource for Minnesotans to see hundreds of new homes. The Parade was designed to encourage prospective home buyers to compare styles, locations, construction techniques and materials. It also helps people to find ideas and inspiration.
Parade of Homes visitors can also attend more than 40 informative events. The new Showroom Tour includes 15 stops with the latest and greatest in appliances, cabinetry, bath fixtures, flooring, stone and landscaping products. Additionally, 29 local restaurants…
Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 4:58pm. 996 Views, 0 Comments.
Midwest Home magazine has kicked off its 10th annual Twin Cities summer luxury home tour this month.
The tour features 15 upscale homes valued from $900,000 up to $5 million. Homes on the tour are sprinkled throughout the metro, from Blaine to Prior Lake, Minnetonka to Lake Elmo.
“No detail was spared to create these homes,” said Kori Meewes, Midwest Home publisher. “You’ll see everything from an impressive 1,500-bottle wine cellar to secret closet tunnels that connect the kids’ bedrooms to a unique siesta deck.”
Tour times are 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, June 18 and 25, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays (June 12, 19 and 26) and Sundays (June 13, 20 and 27). Tickets are available at Caribou Coffee locations and at the tour homes. All proceeds will help to support…
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 8:58pm. 777 Views, 2 Comments.
Want to buy a home in Minneapolis? There is a home buyer tour of more than a dozen available updated older homes on June 13. The self-guided tour runs from Noon to 3 p.m.
Home prices range from $100,000 to $250,000. They are built in a variety of styles, including Cape Cods, bungalows and Tudors. Many of the homes are foreclosed properties that have been bought and fixed up by nonprofit community developers.
People thinking of buying a Minneapolis home can talk to residents and get a feel for the northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods in which the tour will take place. They also can gain information about available home buyer assistance programs.
The event is designed to help revitalize Minneapolis neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosures, said Cherie Shoquist of…
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