Buffalo, Minnesota Real Estate Blog
Real Estate information, facts, data and fun from Buffalo Realtor Marci Weiche.
Date posted: February 9, 2013
Edina Realty has launched a new iPad app this month making your search to buy a Buffalo, MN home even easier. While Edina has had mobile apps available for a while now, the new iPad app is a big upgrade with more features and an easier to use interface.
Search, Scan & Even Compare Buffalo Homes For Sale
As you would expect, users can search for homes by price, city, zip code, MLS number or other criteria. If your out driving around Buffalo and your iPad has network or WiFi access, you can use the “Home Scan” feature to get all the information on that home for sale. Home Scan uses the iPad’s GPS to overlay property information onto the live camera feed. Point the iPad in any direction, and properties for sale appear in the foreground.
I really like the new comparison feature that allows you to compare kitchens, bedrooms, or exterior views of homes by swiping the photos from the gallery view to compare photos from different homes side by side. If you are looking to sell your Buffalo home, this is one more marketing and technology advantage for using Hoesktra & Weiche of Edina Realty.
Below is a screenshot of the Buffalo area showing homes for sale as well as open houses. I’ve highlighted my latest listing in Buffalo on Barton Ave in Westcliffe as well.
Download The App
Edina Realty has new iPhone and Android apps hitting the app stores soon, but you can download this new Edina Realty iPad app here.
Date posted: June 13, 2011
Walk in to this fabulous family home located in the Mills Woods neighborhood in Buffalo & leave the world behind! This home offers the space, quality finishes and features you won’t find in another home.
Four bedrooms and four bathrooms, many family gathering areas, a composite deck and great trees fill this city lot.
This Mills Woods neighborhood home features:
- Over 3,000 finished square feet
- Hardwood floors
- Stainless steel appliances
- 2 gas fireplaces with custom stonework
- Huge master bedroom and master bathroom
- Custom master bedroom closet
- Finished basement with custom oak built-ins and media center
- Basement bathroom with custom limestone tile and walk-in shower
- Numerous storage areas and closets
- Great neighborhood and walking distance to Northwinds Elementary
Additional photos of this home:
Date posted: December 2, 2010
Edina Realty is making real estate listings even more accessible for you. You can now view Buffalo, MN real estate listings from your iPhone or Blackberry using Edina’s mobile site and iPhone app.
Edina Realty iPhone App
This free real estate app allows you to view listings, open houses, view photos, save your favorite listings and more. It’s a great way to view Buffalo homes for sale while out and about on your iPhone. The app is also compatible with iPod Touch and the iPad.
Edina Realty Mobile Website
Get all the great features of EdinaRealty.com on your Blackberry or other mobile smartphone. View listings, open houses, photos, mortgage rates and more.
Get access to great Buffalo real estate information on your mobile device and if you have questions on listing your home for sale or if you are interested in a home on the market, please contact me.
Date posted: October 11, 2010
The recent numbers for the Twin Cities real estate market show that September saw a 33% decline in sales compared to September 2009. The decline wasn’t unexpected as last fall was anchored with the home buyer’s tax credit.
While Buffalo is part of the 13 county Metro area in the Twin Cities reports, there are also some positive trends for 2010 in the Buffalo real estate market.
- It is easy to see the great options a buyer has with the amount of homes for sale. September saw 38 new homes for sale in the Buffalo market.
- For sellers, it’s encouraging that the median sales price has risen 3.4% so far in 2010. the average sales price is up 4.6%.
- Average market time is ticking downward with a 2.1% decrease in days on the market.
Date posted: March 9, 2010
Four years ago short sales in Buffalo, MN were few and far between. It seemed that for every 15+ houses I showed 1 was a short sale. Now the opposite is true. Needless to say, the current market has forced me to become a seasoned expert on short sales in Buffalo and Wright County.
Every short sale is different so this begs the following basic questions…
Why does a short sale happen? The most obvious answer is that a homeowner needs to sell their home but the market no longer supports what they owe on the home.
What is a short sale? Very similar to a traditional sale with the exception that the bank holding the current mortgage needs to agree to the sale along with the sellers.
Why are short sales different? The seller is accepting an offer on the property that is less than what is owed. Therefore bank approval is necessary.
How do they work? Not one is alike. Some banks will only approve a short sale if the seller is behind on payments. Some short sales work more smoothly if the sellers are current on their payments.
While the answers are vast and broad, I found an excellent segment on the Edina Realty website that does a great job breaking it down to the basics and explaining the details of a short sale.
The challenges and nuances of a short sale present a real estate process that definitely needs a Realtor’s attention. An experienced Realtor will know how to prepare, navigate and manage the process when buying or selling a short sale home.
If you possibly need to sell your home in Buffalo via a short sale, I can help you through the process. Please contact me to get answers to your short sale questions!
Date posted: November 16, 2009
If you are looking for a great family home for sale in Buffalo, my latest listing is a fantastic option. This home is currently listed at $225,000 and located at 420 11th St NW in Buffalo.
MLS #3852417 is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home that has been perfectly cared for in the Mills Woods Neighborhood.
This Buffalo split entry home feels more like a rambler with its inviting layout. It’s spacious, clean and bright with a unique floor plan starting at the surprisingly large entryway and ending with the lovely family room with gas fireplace and custom built-ins.
Another great feature is the homes location, just a few blocks (walking distance) from Northwinds Elementary School in Buffalo. Mature trees, a backyard patio and storage shed complete the backyard.
Date posted: November 1, 2009
This Buffalo, MN home for sale is perfect for the first-time home buyer looking to capitalize on the $8,000 tax credit. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has over 1,900 finished square feet on a large and private lot. View home details.
Just blocks from Buffalo Lake and Wild Marsh Golf Course you’ll enjoy this great location with easy access to Hwy 25. The house has a newer roof, windows and gutters and is currently listed at $168,500. This home is incredibly clean and well maintained. This is a great home for family and entertaining with spacious spaces that flow nicely together.
If you want to view this home or any other Buffalo home for sale, please contact me, I’d love to help you find your first home or next home.
Date posted: October 31, 2009
The City of Buffalo recently announced in their fall newsletter that the city has received funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This funding will provide a great incentive to home buyers by providing down payment and rehabilitation assistance in Buffalo, MN to purchase and fix vacant and foreclosed homes.
Homes eligible for purchase will be:
- located in the target neighborhoods of Buffalo Hills and Grandview
- foreclosed and currently vacant
- owner-occupied/home buyers primary residence
- discounted 1% off current market value through purchase offer and negotiations
Will I be Eligible?
Buffalo home buyers who meet the program income guidelines and can qualify for a first mortgage through a local lender will be eligible to utilize the assistance funding. Income limits are based on family size and are listed below.
Family Size & Annual Gross Household Income Limits
1 Person – $70,500
2 Persons – $80,550
3 Persons – $90,600
4 Persons – $100,700
5 Persons - $108,750
6 Persons – $116,800
7 Persons – $124,850
8 Persons – $132,900
Please check out the website www.cmhp.net or contact Lenee at the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership for more information: 320-259-0393 or email@example.com
Date posted: October 16, 2009
This is one Buffalo, MN home for sale that is truly unique and amazing. My latest listing is a $1.6m estate that boasts over 8,000 incredibly finished square feet on 11.25 acres just west of Buffalo.
This estate offers exquisite landscaping complete with fountains, rolling hills, mature trees, a fire pit and three ponds.
It’s hard to imagine an estate more set-up for family and friend gatherings. The property includes a park-size playground, gorgeous in-ground pool (w/ diving board, slide, fountains & lighting), lighted hockey rink, fire pit and a huge 2-tier deck overlooking the pool, playground and beautiful landscapes.
Inside the home features a unique use of natural wood, tile granite and stone throughout the 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The home gives a spacious, flowing, yet cozy feeling on each level.
There is a state of the art audio / video system throughout with a massive home theater, including an outdoor sound system. No expense was spared with attention to every detail on the lighting design both inside and out.
If you have any questions on this home, other Buffalo homes for sale, or are looking to sell your home, please contact me.
Date posted: October 6, 2009
Rodeo Hills is a newer development in Buffalo, Minnesota located on the south side of the city just off of Highway 25.
Rodeo Hills is a development that features many open lots for building as well as current homes for sale. The development was created just as the housing market downturn hit and thus offers many great home values. The Rodeo Hills neighborhood offers rolling terrain, some tree coverage, a public park and wetlands.
There are currently 4 homes for sale in Rodeo Hills of Buffalo, MN:
- MLS #3684373 – 1903 Cattle Court – $299,900
- MLS #3686093 – 2314 Bronco Lane – $349,900
- MLS #3831653 – 2101 Buffalo Run Road – $239,000
If you are interested in seeing any of the homes for sale in Rodeo Hills, or selling your Rodeo Hills home, please contact me.