How ‘Bout Just the Lot?

As expected, the contractor that bought our old place is now selling the lot. If you were interested in the location, but not so much the house itself. It is now a blank canvas. Build as you wish.

Reminds me of scene from the Chevy Chase classic Fletch Lives (which, coincidentally, I saw at the now boarded-up theater in the Village):

Fletch: [flirting] Hey Betty, how about lunch at the In N’ Out Burger?

Betty Dilworth: [disgusted] No.

Fletch: Okay, forget the burger, how about just the In N’ Out?

[she sneers at him]

Fletch: Ok, how about just the In?

The House is Getting Some Attention

3 showings on the house since we got the MLS number yesterday morning, and a drive by. Nice. The ‘For Sale’ sign comes early next week, I think it’d be cool if it was sold before then.

In Ericast #50, Eric Larsen says you can’t buy a house for under $200k. Well, you can – this one.

2701 31st Ave NE St Anthony Village has an MLS Number

The house is on the MLS now – #3152250. Woo hoo.

I see this house being perfect for 3 different people:

  1. Single people (even with kids)
    It’s a small place, easy to maintain, with lots of storage. Easy access to downtown and the highways with a huge lot for gardening and landscaping.
  2. DINKs or DIPs
    Just the two of you and a couple of dogs that need to run? Comfortable, cozy spaces for pets and their stuff and yes, outdoor space for games of fetch. We didn’t have pets when we bought it, the lower maintenance and expense of a small house was perfect for us.
  3. Developers
    Wanna build a half-million dollar home in St. Anthony Village? Seems like a decent price for a big lot like this. For a while we were talking about adding a big, modern addition in the side yard. Living in this place during all the construction.

More info in my earlier post and over at Sam’s Urban Realty website as well.

We’re Selling Our House in St. Anthony Village, MN

We’re starting the listing at $189,900 and if you’re interested drop Sam a line.

With New Front Door

This place just isn’t big enough for the 3 of us. So, we’re moving on. If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know the backyard is great for watching movies off the laptop and recording podcasts. Bamboo flooring on the first floor, new carpeting upstairs, brand new stainless steel fridge, gas range, and dishwasher. Furnace and water heater less than 5 years old. There’s a little more than 700 sq ft on the main level. Yes, the single Linksys wi-fi router easily covers the house and backyard.

The house is on the high school marching band’s parade route and 2 blocks from the 4th of July parade route. Plus, we had an amazing vegetable garden along the east side of the house.

Other neat details: Huge lot (60*130), 5 miles NE of downtown Minneapolis. Between The Quarry and Silver Lake shopping centers. Lots of parks, a coffee shop, and a liquor store within walking distance. 1-car detached garage with second parking spot behind house. Easy freeway access.

It’ll officially go on the market on Monday any day now, so consider this a sneak preview. If you’re interested, drop me a line and I’ll forward you to our agent.

More Photos:
After Dining Room 2 After Kitchen After Living Room