Pockets of recovery

  • Article by: JIM BUCHTA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 3, 2011 - 7:33 AM

In a housing market more complex than ever, some Twin Cities communities are starting to bounce back.

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sbuffalo45Jul. 31, 11 6:41 AM

Why do some families live in small houses or apartments, and others, often one person, lives in a large house or mansion? Are we not created equal? Why are there different outcomes. To fix this problem, we need the 2012 legislature to adobt our leader's plan, that is Mark Dayton. He proposed higher taxes on the rich so they pay their fair share. Also, tax the snow birds. Plus, add a special state property tax surcharge to expensive homes such as those in Edina, Wayzata, North Oaks. Eventually, we may need a new Minnesota Department of Equalization so that we have equal outcomes in Minnsota: same sized housing for everyone; free medical care; test scores all in the same range for all schools. When everyone is equal, we will be a more just society and have social justice, such as depicted the film Dr. Zhivago.

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BUDJul. 31, 11 5:05 PM

I hope the North side can recover and become a healthy, happy place to raise families. Those older homes are beautiful and need to have kids running around in them. Now, is Mpls helping with good schools? I have no idea myself.

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grizzly2011Aug. 3, 11 9:23 AM

Written by sbuffalo45 Jul. 31, 11 6:41 AM: "Why do some families live in small houses or apartments, and others, often one person, lives in a large house or mansion?" Why don't you ask your HERO Barack Obama? He owns a MANSION in Chicago. Barack and Michelle made $10 MILLION between 2008 and 2009. Say, why don't you ask YOUR President whom you think cares soooo much about you and all the "little people" out there to open up his checkbook and give you some free cash?

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elmi0001Aug. 3, 11 4:13 PM

My wife and I looked for a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car garage with good sized yard single family home in Eden Prairie for 6 months before finding a house. We were outbid on 2 properties, a short-sale never went anywhere, and found the house we are in the day it listed and offered more than the list price to get it. They had 16 showings in 2 days. We gave them no reason to say no. I still think we got a steal - appraisal came back 7% more than the price we paid. They already found their next home and just wanted to move on. Great deal for everyone! Except the other 15 that didn't get the house.

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mtommyAug. 3, 11 4:50 PM

"When everyone is equal, we will be a more just society and have social justice, such as depicted the film Dr. Zhivago."... My, my, my I really hate to break this to you as you obviously live in a story book world, but people are not equal. Because people are not equally gifted/able, outcomes must not be equal. Anyway, you can now go back to your unicorns and fairy tales.

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keaton12Aug. 3, 11 7:36 PM

I was the lower bidder and still got the house because I had a better package which was a higher down payment, more earnest money and a shorter closing date and no baggage. Thus, it can be done.

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Redsun1909Aug. 4, 11 6:33 AM

What do the more fortunate owe the less fortunate?

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