JAMIE ABOUT TOWN...AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY! (June 2021)

Dated: June 4 2021

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MAY AVERAGE HOME SALES PRICE BY COUNTY

  • Dakota County - $346,619
  • Washington County - $404,872
  • Ramsey County - $306,799
  • Anoka County - $328,579
  • Hennepin County - $416,368
  • Carver County - $432,504
  • Scott County - $387,799

*Big increase from last month of nearly 12% across the Twin Cities!  Ask me if you'd like a free analysis of the current value of your home!

MONTHLY HOUSING TIP:

I’ve had a lot of conversations as of late with people selling / thinking about selling their home, and thinking it’s ok to list $10K-$25K higher because of the current market.  DON’T!  You might still get a few looks but overall that will deter buyers from taking your listing too seriously.  You might even price yourself out of their budget from the word go.  List your property for what’s fair and current in your neighborhood, and you could still very well see that $10K-$25K increase with the market the way it is.

JAMIE ABOUT TOWN (June)

Summer is finally here, and with that comes the shortest season we have here in Minnesota…PATIO SEASON!  I think we can all agree that we love to take advantage of this short window as much as possible, which brings us to our June stop at the Overboard Bar & Grill in Inver Grove Heights.

Nestled down just past the Twin City Boat Marina, and literally sitting right on the Mississippi river, this is where we like spending our summer nights.  We refinanced our home in 2019, and used the additional money to build a new patio, driveway, and also tear down the old garage that could have maybe fit a Mini Cooper (or half of one), and build a nice full 2 car mansion.  That all took a bit longer than scheduled, and just sitting outside on a summer night with some friends and adult beverages became a bit stressful with all the chaos around us.  So we spent quite a bit of time down at the Overboard that summer.

The view alone is what brings us down here.  It can be extremely easy to say “lets go down for a round or two”, and then completely lose track of time and spend hours sitting on the deck.  Sure if you’re looking one way you will see the refinery in the distance, but look the other way and its pure relaxation with the water, greenery, wildlife, and the boats coming and going.  I’ve always loved being on the water, and out on a boat.  I need more friends with boats!  Anyone reading here with a boat wanna be friends???  J

As far as food and drinks go it’s the basics, but that’s what I want to see out on the deck.  Burgers, pizzas, and fried food snackage.  Pizza’s here are awfully good, as are the buffalo wings.  I just put down a basket of their cheese curds the other day, which were full of salty goodness that went well with the Castle Danger Cream Ale on tap.  My daughter is a big fan of fried pickles (which I think are the scourge of the earth, but to each their own right?)  She loves how they do the full pickle spear here and not just the chips that we see most other places.

Also something a bit different, they run a bocce ball league.  Most other bars are running dart leagues, bag/cornhole leagues, golf outings, etc.  All great and fun, but this is the only place I’ve seen with bocce ball courts other than wineries. 

A place here that really depends on summer business to make it, so they get quite a bit of ours.  We’ll probably end up there again at some point next week.  Check them out here Overboard Bar and Grill | Facebook 

Don’t believe me, just ask my wife…

(Simone says) This is a great little spot! It is not the only bar down on the TC Marina, but it definitely has the best view. Hubby forgot to mention they offer pull tabs if you are into that sort of thing and they also have the occasional round of Purse Bingo for the ladies every once in a while. It is a fun, easy going hang out. Check it out!

  

          

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Jamie Lindquist

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. I remember as a child sitting in the backseat while my parents drove around some of the higher end neighborhoods of the Twin Cities, just to look at ....

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