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A local Shakopee builder, F & B Construction, recently sold their model home in Spring Lake Estates just south of Shakopee about 4 miles down Marschall Rd. We would like to actively hear what consumers are looking for in their floor plans. We recently sold a rambler that was about 1881 sqft on the main level with a office and two bedrooms on the main floor.

F & B construction builds quality homes that last.  They won’t be the cheapest Shakopee  builder short term when you compare F & B Construction to national builders like Lennar Homes in Shakopee, Ryland Homes in Shakopee or Mattamy homes in Shakopee, however they will not cut corners with the quality of their work.

F & B Construction uses top quality materials like Marvin Integrity windows, finished on site flooring, plywood subflooring instead of chip board, thicker gauge siding and custom cabinets from a local cabinet maker in Jordan MN. They take pride in everything they do and have numerous happy customers. Even when comparing against national builders, they are still competitive. Standard features F & B Construction includes when building a home is a concrete driveway, flooring allowance adequate for REAL hardwood floors, garage door openers, knockdown ceilings, an appliance allowance, fully painted home and a fully sodded yard. Ihave seen many Shakopee builders charge additionally for these items. F & B Construction uses all the same sub contractors so you know your home will be built by the same people every time.

While not using “box cabinets” or a prefabricated hardwood you have more flexibility to choose the stain colors for you home. If you can dream it, F & B Construction can build it. They have floors plans to choose form, alter or create your OWN CUSTOM PLAN.

A client told F & B Construction how an energy audit was done on their home and if that home had gone through the qualifying, it would have been rated an energy star home. F & B Construction does not need the reassurace of paying to qualify as an energy star home, they just build homes right.

Please fill out or contact form  and mention this blog to register for a chance to win a $50 Bonfire gift card. Note what you would like to see that is missing with Shakopee builders today. Is it that laundry hamper you grew up with, larger mudrooms, bonus rooms, different layouts, better quality products. Then mention what style of home you would like to see built.

F & B construction can build home anywhere within the metro area and would love to opportunity to sit down to earn your business and show you what sets them apart.

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Shakopee MN MLS Home Prices Fall

MN MLSHere is a look at the Shakopee home prices that have fallin with price reductions the last week:

1636 Liberty Circle, Shakopee MN MLS #4054306

Purchased for $202,000 in 2005, this Shakopee townhome was listed 21 days ago with Remax Advantage Plus for $147,495 and recently reduced to $134,900. An aggressive move to get this Shakopee townhome sold quickly. Click on the address for more infomation.

6188 Oxford Rd, Shakopee MN MLS #4043733

This unique large two story on over an acre has 5000+ sqft. The sales price was just reduced $10,000 from $469,850 to $459,850. 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms and a 12 x 11 walk in closet!

1227 Elmwood Ave, Shakopee MN MLS #4041129

Weston Ponds Shakopee townhome for sale. Price was reduced $89,876 to 85,000. This Shakopee townhome started at $99,876. I have been in this townhome and it shows great. One of the best Shakopee townhomes on the market for the price. 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom with an additional loft space or potential third bedroom. END UNIT!!!

1903 French Trace Ave, Shakopee MN MLS #4025920

Shakopee rambler reduced $2,000 down to $227,876. Great location near the hospital with just under 1900 sqft 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

If you would like the full MN MLS listing sheet emailed to you drop me an email or call 612-384-2178

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Shakopee MN MLS Short Sales Are Selling, BUT…..

With all the talk about short sale homes in Shakopee many buyers are wondering what is going onin the current market place. I took a look at only the Shakopee short sales and what their numbers looked like so far this year accornding to the MN MLS. For those looking at the MLS online website, is NOT the MLS, iot simply is a company just like Edina Realty, Remax or Coldwell Banker however they were grandfathered in to using the term MLS in their name.


Anyway accornding to the MN MLS there are a total of 286 homes in Shakopee listed, of those 286 homes listed 86 are Shakopee short sales. One common way homes are listed in the MN MLS, but not on other broker sites are homes that are consider “sold subject to third party approval” whihc means they are a short sale home waiting for the bank to say yes or no. The seller likely has signed the offer as they still own the home, but need approval from the bank. There are 40 homes in Shakopee currently listed as active that have this classification….annoying, I know. There are only 10 pending Shakopee short sale listings that are waiting to close and have approval from the bank according to the MN MLS. It seems half or 2 out of every 3 listings is a short sale which i found this statitic interesting: from January 1, 2011 only 26 Shakopee short sales have closed! Only 26 home in 6 months! With all the short sale listing out in the marketplace these banks need get their acts together.


I think the pricing of Shakopee short sales is what is contributiong to lower prices for the average homeowner. So many buyer avoid short sale in Shakopee because they can not wait the 3-9 month time frame many short sale homes require. Oddly enough I looked a one niche in Shakopee that has a higher sales price and lower days on market of short sale listings than traditional sales. Shakopee townhome short sales had an average sales price this year of $129,033  with 143 days on the market with only 12 homes closing since 1/1/11. 94 foreclosure and tradtional sales netted $109,531 with 155 days on the market. I do think the foreclosures contributed to bringing this price down, but I can’t explain the shorter time frame, that baffles me. Looking at single family homes brings numbers you would expect.  The short sale listings in Shakopee averaged a sales price of $183,511 with 261 average days on market where the traditional sales averaged a sales price of $221,627 and only 125 days on the market.


If you are looking for a Shakopee Realtor or real estate agent to help represent you in buying a home or selling your home make sure they have the experience required to help. Having a knowledgeable Shakopee realtor who know the ins and outs of the bank short sale process can be beneifical even when purchase as they can know the right questions to ask to make sure eve

Shakopee Lake Front on Thole Lake | 620 Hahn Drive, Shakopee MLS # 4054409

The MLS listing reads “Stop dreaming…your dream has come true with this sophisticated home designed for fine living & ideal for entertaining with its elegant spaces, lakeshore, swimming pool & park-like 2.5 acre setting! Old World flair, stunning architecture & rich details!” Friends of mine and previous coworkers when I worked at Edina Realty in Shakopee, Bruce and Sue Wolf, recently listed this gem of a home. One of Shakopee’s finest homes is on the market.

You need to see the virtual tour to believe this one of a kind walkout rambler sitting  on a gorgeous parklike setting with 2.5 acres AND Shakopee lake front! Seriously, not every day does someone stumble across Shakopee acreage listings that also include lake front. You have your own private dock and the home is located in the prestigous Theis Estates development on the southern edge of Shakopee sitting on Lake Thole. Lake Thole is a quiet 105 acre lake in Shakopee and is well known in the area as a good fishing lake.


Upon entering this one of a kind rambler you will be taken back by and impressed by the gold Venetian plaster, barrel vault ceiling with metallic finish, hardwood floors and antiqued pillars. To the immediate left is a one of kind formal dining room. The centerpiece of the room is a hand carved masterpiece detailed ceiling trimmed with 18 carat gold and crown molding. The formal dining room includes a built-in hutch, antiqued pillars, floor to ceiling windows & hardwood floors. To the immediate right upon entering, french doors lead to your home office. If you work from home, the main floor office is fit for the finest executive. Many custom built ins line the walls, a built in desk, plenty of large windows to brighten up the room and custom artwork.

The great room features impressive custom built in cabinets, huge floor to ceiling windows to capture the panoramic Lake Thole views, 12 foot coffered ceiling and chandelier as a touch of class. Old world charm radiates in the dramatic great room! 

3 sided gas fireplace and accent pillars divide this gorgeous great room from the informal dining area and kitchen. The kitchen features a huge center island with a sink built in to prep food. This fabulous kitchen provides a true culinary experience. Large work spaces, prep sink, double wall oven, walk-in pantry, custom designed cabinetry, granite and tile back splash. Great gathering space with its center island seating.

Just off the great room of this custom walkout rambler featuresa gorgeous master bedroom with views of pool and Lake Thole. The master suite also includes a two sided fireplace leading to the master bath suite. The master bathroom has a custom double vanity, whirlpool soaking tub and custom tiled walk in shower with dual shower heads. Elegant master bath with whirlpool tub, 2 sided fireplace, dual head shower, his and hers sinks, walk-in closet and heated travertine floors.

The main level is also accompianed by a large laundry room, guest bath, an additional informal entry with built in lockers, tile floors, closet and garage access.


Walkout level entertainment space features gas fireplace, built-in media center, floor to ceiling windows, infloor heat, slate flooring, 9ft ceilings & impressive full bar. Making this room an entertainment hot spot is a pub style wet bar featuring a built-in wine rack, extensive cabinetry, refrigerator, granite counter tops and is open to pool table and family room.

Also in the lower level is a convenient Jack & Jill full bath with double sinks, makeup vanity, heated floors and large linen closet. This bathroom connects two of the three large bedrooms.  There is an exercise room in the lower level.


Immaculate 3.5 car garage onn the main level is heated and features epoxy finished floors, storage cabinets and a alcove for motorcycle parking. The lower level garage is perfect for a workshop, storage or for a boat. There is a wrap around driveway leading to the lower garage.

This custom Shakopee home on Lake Thole has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6 garage stalls and 2,377 sqft on the main level with an additional 2,284 finished on the lower level totaling 4,661 sqft.


Fully irrigated 2.5 acres, exterior security cameras with DVR backup, wrap around driveway with access to the lower level 3 car garage. Ample space in the backyard for tennis court, hockey rink or sports court!


  • Cozy screened porch off kitchen includes knotty pine vaulted ceiling, a wood burning fireplace with stone surround and convenient access to deck.
  • Large Lakeside Firepit for the cool fall evenings
  • 20X16 deck with panoramic views of Lake Thole, pool and gold course like manicured yard. Stairs lead to the lower patio & pool perfect for entertaining.
  • 20X40 In ground pool features automatic cover, fountain, extensive paver pool deck and low maintenance salt chlorine generator system.

To set up a private showing on this listing, contact Tom Scott of Remax Advantage Plus and the Twin City Real Estate Team at 612-384-2178 or via email.

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Ryland Homes & Glacier Estates in Shakopee | Basement Promotion & More Free Stuff!

Ryland Homes ShakopeeA great development in Shakopee on the East side of town just off of County Road 18, Glacier Estates, is offering some great incentives to bring buyers in the door.

I received an email from the Ryland Homes representative in Glaicer Estates in Shakopee. She said it’s been a very busy community so far at Glacier Estates.  As you know, Ryland Homes opened their model May 21st, and said they have already sold three homes since then.

To help get mpre buyers in the door in the Shakopee Glacier Estate neighborhood Ryland Homes is offering a free finished basement promotion that is offered for the month of June.  This is Ryland Homes biggest promotion!  A basement costs $20,000 to $25,000 depending upon the size of the home according to their sales rep.  The best part about the promotion is that you can add additional space in the lower level giving you:  five total bedrooms, another bathroom and a HUGE family room. 

If a basement is not important to you as a home buyer, you can buy options for the value instead!  That could be $20,000 to $25,000 of upgrades. Use your Ryland Homes promotion for upgraded cabinets, flooring, fireplace, WHATEVER.

In addition to this spectacular promotion for the Glacier Estates neighborhood in Shakopee, Ryland Homes is including a free Entertainment Package to put in your finished basement

The entertainment package includes:

  • 46 inch high definition TV
  • 7 channel home theater
  • Installed speakers
  • 2-room music package

Now your basement can become a huge movie room! click here for initial pricing or visit the Ryland website

Even when building a home you can use a Shakopee Realtor to represent your interests in the transaction and help negotiate. Tom Scott of Remax is a Certified Buyer Representation and Certified New Homes Specialist. Licensed for 10 years and holding a Broker license give him the help you are looking for. Why hire another agent to help during the new construction process?

  • Negotiations
  • Help choose Upgrades and Options
  • Advise in Resale Potential
  • Having Your OWN Representation (who do you think the sales reps work for)
  • Help with the sale of your current home
  • Knowledge of Local Area
  • Do a Market Analysis to Make Sure The Value is Fair

New Shakopee Homes For Sale Listed By Remax Advantage Plus 6/6-6/12

Five new Shakopee homes came to the market this week priced from just under$95,000 up to $209,850. Below is a brief look at each new MN MLS listing.

7515 Derby Lane Shakopee, MN MLS # 4056189

This Shakopee townhome for sale is priced aggressively to move at $94,876. Previously built by Ryland homes in Shakopee, this clean and well cared for townhome has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a one car garage and has almost 1300 sqft. Built in 1999 this Shakopee townhome development is unique because the residents also have access to a community pool. The is a transit station close by and you are within walking distance to Walmart, Sam’s Club and many restaurants, bikes trails and activities.

807 Ferdinand Drive Shakopee, MN MLS #4055459

If you like to bet on the ponies or play cards this Shakopee townhome is in the perfect location for you. You are within walking distance of Canterbury Park. Gorgeous with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. This end unit  Shakopee town home also includesa huge loft  and boosts close to 1400 sqft. A unique feature about this Shakopee townhome is that it overlooks a large open grassy area giving you a little distance and privacy. Walk-Thru bathrooms close to master bedroom, walk-in closet in the second bedroom, an over sized kitchen with tons of oak cabinets make this a great value priced at $131,500.

1985 Boulder Pointe Shakopee, MN MLS # 4055471

I absolutely LOVE this Pulte one level townhome community as I have moved 6-8 townhome in this development. My mother used to live in theneighborhood so I know the good people there. The association dues are kept low as it is self managed at only $120 per month! Nice open floor plan. All the doors are handicap accessible and easy to get around. Some of the nice features in this one level Shakopee townhome are lots of windows, a three sided gas fireplace, separate formal dining room, octagon shaped sun room and in great condition. this home is priced at $169,400 and features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a two car garage and 1464 sqft.

1711 Primrose Lane Shakopee, MN MLS #4056190

This split level home located in the Meadows neighborhood, just North of highway 169 and just West of Marschall Rd off of Vierling drive, is completely renovated and looks turn key to move in. Two bedrooms on the upper level and two bedrooms downstairs. 4 bedrooms total, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage and approximately 1900 sqft. The home has a large fenced yard and is available for immediate possession. The home is listed at $199,995.

1225 Minnesota Street South Shakopee, MN MLS # 4055371

This well taken care of split level home is located just to the West of the Primrose home. Great for the buyer that wants to move right in and enjoy the pride in ownership these original owners have taken in their home. Great location, close to shopping, schools, daycare and restaurants. Nice sized yard, walkout lower level in the basement, two fireplaces and shows like a model home. This one is priced at $209,850.

If you would like to search ALL SHAKOPEE HOMES FOR SALE on our search that links directly from the MN MLS click on the tab or our hyperlink.

We can show any of the listings above, email you the MLS listing print out or if you would like more detail contact Tom Scott of Remax Advantage Plus

We also provide for FREE automatic home searches so you may be notified the moment a home comes on the market.

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Shakopee, Savage and Prior Lake Open Houses 6/11 & 6/12

Open houses in Shakopee and Prior Lake can be a good time to view homes if you are just getting started with your real estate search. Here are a few homes the Twin City Real Estate Team will be holding open and a few other Remax Advantage Plus listings you can’t miss:

1627 Belmont Ave, Prior Lake Open Saturday 6/11 noon-3pm

This home is a solid custom built rambler by F & B Construction. 1881 sqft on the main level with two bedrooms and a large office. The great room is open with lots of light. This homes is on a .46 acre walkout lot backing to many trees giving you some nice privacy. The lower level is partially finished giving you close to 2900 sqft finished with more to finish if you like. We just reduced the price $10,000 bring the listing price to $365,000. F & B Construction is a local builder from Shakopee who use all the same subs on their jobs. You can rest assure your home will be VERY well takend care off. The feature finished on site hardwood floors, custom cabinets with drawers that are dovetailed and full extension. They do floor to ceiling stone fireplaces in all their homes really making that a focal point of the room. This builders background is in concrete so concrete driveways are a must too. Marvin Integrity windows are used in their homes and those are some of the best windows around. I beleive in their product so much I built with them a year and a half ago in the Valley Creek Crossing development in Shakopee. I am all about trying to keep my home energy effienct and this past year I had a third party energy audit done through the city of Shakopee. The inspector at the end said out home was so tight that if F & B Construction would have paid to get the Energy Star Rating, our home would have ranked as one. I really trust the quality of this great local Shakopee builder. Stop out and check their model just  south of Shakopee about 4 miles on Marschall Rd.

15229 Spring Brook Terrence, Savage Open Sunday 6/12 2:00-4:00pm

I really excited about this townhome in Savage because of a few reasona. One of our newest listings the sellers have decided to be aggressive with pricing and after two weeks we have brought the price down $10,000 to $185,000. No need to wait to build as this home could close quickly. You will love the numerous windows in the large two story great room. This home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an additional living room in the lower level. This home in my opinion is one of the best locations in the developement being an end unit and backing to the soccer fields. You can sit on your deck with a sense of privacy as you are not backing to other townhomes. I think this Savage townhome feels much more like a house compared to other townhomes I have seen. Swing on by and check this one out.

1884 East Vierling Drive, Shakopee Open Sat 6/11  noon-2pm

This home is not one of my listings, but another agent in our office Mary Simon. This is a nice one level townhome with LOW assn dues at $125 per month. This one level Shakopee townhome is  located with easy access to highway,shopping and more. Heated and insulated garage with builtins, 1st Alert Security,newer fridge, stove, roof and oak raised panl cabinets differentiate this from the competition. This home is also unquie as it has 36 inch wide doors and a handicap accessible shower.This nice Shakopee end unit is priced at $162.500

5 Important Tips When Selling Your Shakopee Home

1) Price

I consider this probably the most important factor for multiple reasons. Price ditactes the amount of interest in your home as buyers generally judge the price of your home compared to other homes currently on the market, not necessarily sold listings. Shakopee realtors will do a market analysis prior to making an offer and compare your home to other Shakopee homes that have sold recently. Most tend to to pull comparable properties no more than six months old being appriasers will do the same and other even looking only within the last 4 months. When listings homes I generally try to stick with even numbers being many real estate search website have $10,000 or $25,000 increments to search by. Imagine if you are on the fence over price and decide to price your home at $249,900. By $100 you are missing the $250,000-$260,000 buyer and the $250,000-$275,000 buyer. Remember you are tyring to get the most exposure possible. Buyers are not dumb and looking at a home priced $100 lower is not going to pull the wool over their eyes.

Pricing your home well early on can be more beneficial than inflating the price and coming down. Many sellers want to “give it a try” when doing so makes thier home market worn over time. There have been studies that state most of the best traffic though your home is within the first few weeks. Within those first weeks the most active buyers want to run out, look at the newest listings and either make an offer or move on. Shakopee bank owned homes have this down pat. The bank owned homes generate tons of activity and many sell in multiple offers within the first two weeks on the market, unless the condition of the home is so poor it eliminates many buyers.  In an ever changing Shakopee real estate market, pricing is crucial.

2) Condition

As stated above, the condition of a property can make or break a transaction. With price, most of the time you have a mortgage to pay off and you have some but little control over the price unless you outright own your home. The market typically dicates value with the supply of existing homes and demand from buyers. Condition refers top how well you keep up the home. Maintence, being up to date and clean would all fall into this category. make sure you are cleaning every inch of your home. The places I see neglected most when showing homes are many places owners overlook . The four that jump out most are ceiling fans, return air vents, dusty mechanicals and bathrooms. Being up to date with carpet, fresh paint are two of the most inflential things I tihnk owners can do. Also make sure to fix leaking plumbing, quircky door locks and doors that may be off hinges. If you have wallpaper….take it down. Maintenace can be the most expensive part of this equation and some things can and can not be overlooked. Doing a furnace tune up or cleaning show buyers you take care of the home. Change the furnace filter prior to inspection as well. That is the single most thing I see inspectors put on reports along with gutter downspout extensions. You can pick gutter extensions up pretty cheap too at a local hardware store. Caulking is another inexpensive maintenece item often called on reports. The big ticket items like a roof, siding and windows are probably not going to give you the return on the money you are looking for. The only exception I would make to that is if the color of your exterior is a loud color, paint to neiralize. Yellows and blue typically don’t sell well either.

3) Marketinging your home

I am a huge advocate of trying to market to the audience you feel would best be interested in your home. The only time I advertise in the newspaper is when I have a one level townhomes because if you look at the Star Tibune reader demographic, it fits perfectly. If you are selling a larger two story home, you will probably be marketing to a neighborhood that would be a good move up buyer. Find people who have been in their homes 3-7 years when most start thinking or get the itch to move.

The internet is the best place currently to showcase homes. Local real estate sites, large brokerage sites, the MLS (not to be confused with The MLS online, which is a real estate company)  are some of the best. You can also advertise on local newspaper websites like, and can be some good free sites to use as well. We also include the expanded profile when sellers list their homes with the Twin City Real Estate Team. is the most used national site for home searches.

4) Photos

This is one of my biggest pet peves because SOOOOOOO MANY Shakopee realtors don’t take good photos. If you are going to be in the business of real estate, invest in the technology. If you do not want to invest in the technology, hire a professional photographer to take photos. You as an owner could also do so if you would like to showcase your hom in the best light. No one wants to see a bed, they want to see the bedroom. I use a Nikon D300 with a wide angle 11-18 Tamron lens and I also have an external flash to make rooms brighter. The MN MLS is where most real estate sites pull their photos from. Pictures say 1000 words, make sure it’s complementary.

5) Staging

Staging not to be confused by condition is making your home appear to buyers. Some of the easiest tips to stage your home is to take down the family photos, declutter and make your home bright as possible. Many showings are during the evening and I recommend turning on all the lights in your home and opening the blinds during the day. Make sure all the bulbs in your house are bright and in working condition. I wrote an article prior this year with an indepth look at staging your home for selling. I always come back to saying, “if model homes stage thier homes, so should you”

Hopefully this article helps and if you have any questions about the selling process feel free to contact me or give me a call at 612-384-2178.

Remax Advantage Plus Shakopee Real Estate Listings week of May 30th-June 5th

This past week the Remax Advantage Plus real estate brokerage in Shakopee offered four new homes for sale:

842 Princeton Ave, Shakopee MLS #4052564

This home is a middle unit townhome built by Town & Country Homes which is now K. Hovanian. This Shakopee townhome features 2 bedrooms and a loft on the upper level. The home also includes an upper level laundry which is nice as that is where all your bedding and clothes are anyway. According to the Minnesota MLS post the owner is a non smoker and also does not have any pets and has never had any pets in this home. This IS NOT a Shakopee short sale or a Shakopee Foreclosure! You may be relieved to find this is not a short sale or foreclosure because you do not need to wait and wait and wait to see if your offer is accepted. Some other features this home has is a 2 car garage, gas fireplace in the living room and well decorated. Listing price$129,876

4608 Bulrush Blvd, Shakopee MLS #4053589

This one was of the Shakopee townhomes built near Lowes by Ryland Homes in Shakopee. This is their original Greenwich floor plan which was the smallest of the three models in the row house collection. It is 1595 sqft with room to finish off a fourth bedroom or family room in the lower level as well as a 4th bathroom. Currently the home is 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 2 car garage. I showed this home when is was a short sale listing and the home is in good shape. The home does have some seriously colors so you may want to break out your paint brush. Currently the home is a BANK OWNED Shakopee townhome owned by Fannie Mae and priced at $126,250.

1636 Liberty Circle, Shakopee MLS #4054306

Another Town & Country built home in the Countryside development of Shakopee. This is a larger middle unit than the first home on Princeton and has 1562 sqft with 3 BR plus Loft, 3 BA, and a 2 car garage. This one again IS NOT a Shakopee short sale or foreclosure. This townhome has ceramic tile, 42 inch upper cabinets, 3 sided gas fireplace and a private master bathroom. The home is priced at $147,495.

2016 Hackberry Lane, Shakopee MLS # 4054756

The most expensive of the Remax Advantage Plus listings this week to hit the Shakopee real estate market. This home is a custom two story built in the Park Meadows neighborhood of Shakopee. Currently listed at $339,900 this home also has contract for deed financing as an option for this home with flexible terms. This solid two story has an oversized 3 car garage, awesome master bathroom and the home includes 4 bedrooms, a hall study area, 2 bathrooms and laundry all on the upper level.

If you would like to search ALL SHAKOPEE HOMES FOR SALE on our search that links directly from the MN MLS click on the tab or our hyperlink.

We can show any of the listings above, email you the MLS listing print out or if you would like more detail contact Tom Scott of Remax Advantage Plus

We also provide for FREE automatic home searches so you may be notified the moment a home comes on the market. We are seeing many multiple offer situation and homes that are priced accordingly selling quickly.

Buyer Older, Not Newer Shakopee Homes

Older Shakopee Homes For SaleThis may seem like an odd idea, but I have have many clients drifiting in the $150,000-$225,000 price range. Many clients just set up their search criteria to include home built after 1990 which I can feel may be a big mistake. The part of this I do not understand is there are some quality Shakopee homes for sale that are older than 1990 and do have many updates. One complaint I here about the Shakopee area is that there are not enough trees. Well newer areas do not have those established neighborhoods with 20-40 year old maples, oaks and other large shade trees. There are a few pockets of Shakopee that are great for neighborhoods as described, but you will need to be open to looking at an older home.

We just received an offer on a listing we have on Hauer Trail in Shakopee. GREAT neighborhood. Quiet, mature trees and well established. I think it is one of the hidden gems in Shakopee. This particular owner went all out when updating his home. Maintenance free James Hardy siding with a 50 year warranty, brand new quality windows replaced throughout the home, new high efficeny furnace and air conditioning, new hot water heater, newer carpet, new garage door openers and the list goes on. When considering a purchase, most Shakopee homes for sale do not have anywhere close to these upgrades and many will be in dire need of those update within the first five years on ownership.

Now would you rather purchase an “older” home and have all those updates or shell out upward of $30,000 for all those upgrades OUT OF POCKET after you close. At least the bank will give you the money upfront now at a great interest rate!

For older Shakopee homes for sale that need some fixing up, consider a FHA 203k loan. With that loan you are able to borrow more than the sales price and in turn take that money to make the improvments. I recently hasd a client purchase a home in Jordan and he took out about $9000 to install a new furnace, new air conditionor and do some plumbing and electrical repairs. Another great option in which you do not need to pay money out of pocket and can rather have those costs in your mortgage payment.

If you are thinking of moving within the area or are an out of state buyer contact me and I can send out a relocation packet.